Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another week another dollar...

Monday, July 20, 2015

For the record every week is worth way more than a dollar!  It's the Peruvian Discount.  This week was super awesome and too fast! I cannot believe that transfers are about 1 week away!  That’s crazy!  Haha. I always think of that part of the song Walls by The Rocket Summer ... 
Does anybody know where February went?
And March
And Abril
And May
And June???
The time goes fast and I really can’t believe it…

My comp and I are working for two investigators that have dates for this Saturday... We just don’t know if there will be enough time to teach them everything they need before then. They are super awesome and ALWAYS keep the things we leave for them.  And ALWAYS come to church.  But, they have crazy lives and it is hard to find time to teach them so we are working on that.

Funny story: 
We live with two other Elders. The Zone leaders of Los Andes. Two Greengos who think they are funny because they hide in our closets at night when we get home and jump out to scare us….  So we got revenge..hehehe..  It was a normal day.. after a bunch of appointments that had gone well we got a call from the personal sec to tell us that we had to go get a few missionaries from the terminal to Lima..  At 9:30… which is late for those returned missionaries that are reading… but we went... But, before we left we stopped by the house to drop off our bags….  And found the other Elders' bags were already there…  It was the perfect opportunity to do something we had been wanting to do for a while…  A FAKE ROBBERY!!!  Oh my gosh it couldn’t have worked out better!  They got to the house and it was an absolute disaster!  REALLY BAD!  And we had taken all of their things that are expensive and hid them… it was great. Elder Ottley told me Glassett i'm not even mad I just feel sick..  Fernandez and I went into our study room to laugh and they came in thinking we were crying…. A nice touch I think..  After we told them it was us they laughed with us… and all was well!  A great joke that I would recommend..  P.S. we got the idea from an investigator who did that to his girlfriend… what a bad investigator..

Lastly, today we went to a place called Huaytapallana which is a huge glacier about 16,000 feet above sea level… it was awesome!  And also…. I'm never going again… Once is enough..

Sonriendo Siempre, 
Elder Glassett

Huaytapallana Glacier.  Coco said it was 16,000 feet above sea level.  Wikipedia says it is 18,000 feet above sea level.  Perhaps 18,000 is at the top of the glacier. 

Mom:  "What is that you are standing by?  Please tell me someone doesn't live there..."  Coco:  "I cannot deny or confirm that statement..." 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hump day on Hump day

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hey Family,

I had a really fast week where we tried to focus on the ward and stake… They have this genius idea where we start to focus more on Family History than on Faith, Repentance and Baptism and well… the basics… I am not saying that it isn’t important… but how are the investigators going to feel the spirit if they don’t understand what’s happening?

We a bunch of great people that we are teaching!  We have a family of 3 planned for the 25 of this month.  They are awesome. Always read always come to church…EARLY And they are the first reference that I have received that will get baptized…. (Up till now all of my baptisms have been from contacting.)  They are named Flor, Nelly and Raiza.  They are the cousins of a few members….  And the ward has been really good to them!  They feel comfortable.  They like their classes and they Love the Book of Mormon! (A winning combination!)

Today a guy came up to my comp and I with 100 Percent pure desire to fight with us… haha it was funny because he came up to us with so much confidence and tried to fight us on some point of Doctrine….  As soon as he realized that we were absolutely destroying what he thought was true he made a typical ´´i'm losing´´ move…  He tried to change the subject and I told him…´´We would be happy to explain what the signs from revelations means as soon as you understand this…´´ haha we finished and we (laughing awkwardly said) haha we all understand the Bible differently… I have to go...´´ my Comp and I felt a little bad for him… but at the same time if you are going to attack to Mormon Missionaries on certain points of the Bible you have to know it really well… he had it coming pretty much..

To all those who are tired… take a nap for me..

Sonriendo Siempre,

Elder Glassett

Maybe he's struggling to read English??

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Today we are going to ruins..i dont know how to spelll that

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hey Family
This week was NARLY FAST.  We ended up having a million problems to fix. Which is always super fun!  Our house is getting a lot better!!  We have food now!!!  Which is pretty much oatmeal and pancakes and yogurt… which is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better the typical Peruvian fried everything breakfast... They makes scones (Which is actually pretty awesome)  But they call them Pancakes!! THAT IS A LIE!! 

We are working with three families that we have found in the last 2 weeks or so.  And yesterday they all came to church… Which is a miracle for this country...  For real my comp and I have been working Come Locos!  And yesterday it all paid off!  We were sooo happy! And they all loved it!  

Side story… For those familiar with Latin Culture it is normal to say hi and bye to EVERYONE with a kiss on the cheek… But not really a kiss, more like touching cheeks and making the “kiss” sound.. With that said… Yesterday an investigator was saying goodbye to everyone and when she got to Fernandez she (against all of his efforts to escape from her)  planted one… haha after the she realized that she shouldn’t have done that.  Probably because I was laughing at them..  Then I shook her hand… I'm STILL CLEAN!! 

I should say something about Peruvian food. Every Peruvian here says that it’s the greatest. And in Lima, Trujillo, Iquitos, Tingo and Lots of other parts of Peru, it’s great.  But, here… where I am.  In the mountains… with the hicks of the country…. Not so much.  I’ve been working at being more direct with people…. But also nicer…haha.  Mom probably would not say I need to be more direct… 
I know the Church is true . I know the Book of Mormon is true.  And if you don’t, you probably should... your salvation depends on the word of God. 

Sonriendo Siempre, 

Èlder Glàssett
Photo from Pampas

Me with about 30 eggs in my hair for me birthday...  (The eggs are in the back of his hair.)  With Elder Fernandez and his Pensionista.