Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 60: Happy Birthday Elder Perez!!!

I had the perfect birthday Wednesday and many people made the day very special. My companion woke me up with a mariachi birthday song and a very special breakfast that he prepared. It was a Nutella filled fried bread with strawberries. I had no idea he knew how to cook! I'm begging him for the recipe.

Aw, sweet little nephew, I did indeed have a fun party with umi car. We drove around town, ate cake, broke open a pinata, and ate a ton of candy!

Yeah, no such luck with receiving my birthday package yet 
but I did get the birthday money. I went and bought myself a present like you suggested mom. I bought a sweat shirt. The birthday package will come soon enough so no worries. A very sweet sister in my ward made me a birthday package full of fun presents. She is a convert of some elders as of 5 months ago. Of all the women I know she is the kindest to us.

Last preparation day we really didn't do much.  We walked around a mall strip in our area. We ended up running into another zone who had permission to visit the area because we live in the most touristy area so we hung out with them. I saw some old missionary friends and I met some new gringos. It was actually more fun than I would have imagined.

In addition to your emails mom and dad, grandma Perez and all 3 of my sisters sent me birthday emails. It made me feel so special. 
I wrote Grandma Perez a good reply to her email. So Grandma Perez had Mexican themed birthday huh? How fun.

Don't be sad about my having needed new pants and shoes. I had my own money that I had brought with me from the states for just such an emergency. I didn't want to worry you. I am totally good now so don't worry about my clothing needs. The mission won't let me go out preaching naked so something would have been done even if I hadn't had my own money.

As far as tracting goes we don't have a set amount of hours, but we have a set number of people to contact per week, which is 105 contacts. If we talk to a group it only counts as one so more like 105 contacting experiences. I guess we tract about 8 to 15 hours within a week depending on our schedule.

You asked if we ride bikes? Ha, we walk, the only areas that missionaries are allowed to ride bikes is outside of the capital. There are only a few missionaries that have that privilege. Sometimes if we are lazy we will ride the bus to meetings and stuff, not so much here but in other areas.

I am so sorry to hear about dad's cousin Wendy passing away unexpectedly from complications with her leukemia treatment. I am sure that was so very hard on everyone. I wish that things had gone better for her. I know that she was a great women and is in a better place now. Give all my love to Grandma and the rest of the family. Wish I could be with you all at the service. I love you dad, and I know that Wendy loves you too and wants you to be happy as well as everyone else. I will pray for her family. I won't forget them. 
Love you all so much.

Give a hug and kiss to dad for me,
Elder Perez

Wendy Jean Wallace
Sept 12, 1963 to March 7, 2016
Birthday Breakfast Made by Elder Perez's 
fabulous companion Elder DLC! Thank you!!
My companion woke me up with a mariachi birthday song and a very special breakfast that he prepared. It was a Nutella filled fried bread  with strawberries.

Gracias Elder DLC por haber hecho un desayuno increíble para nuestro hijo! Te amamos 

mucho por ser un compañero tan bueno y un 
ejemplo de un misionero muy fiel!

Buen Provecho! 

Don't We Look Alike? Elder Perez Was Able To Order A Missionary Piñata For His Birthday!

Sharing food with his companion and a ward member.

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