Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 98: Glad The Stake Forwarded My Itinerary

Last Monday we were really tied down running mission errands from place to place. Today as well come to think of it. This time we left earlier though and now we are writing and fixing things up for next week. 

Unfortunately, they cut off our water which really stinks. We have had to bath with water bottles. It is really chilly right now too which makes things worse. Oh well, besides all that things are cool here finishing up the mission. 

Sorry to hear that you guys didn't get that email from the mission office. I'm glad that brother Evans told you that my group is flying home a week earlier than you originally thought. I am also glad that he forwarded my flight itinerary that the stake president received otherwise that would have been a bummer.

I will let you all know if there is anything else cool that happens to me in these last few weeks of the mission, who knows what will happen. 

Love you!!!
Elder Perez
The R.M.
Image result for The R.M. (2003) movie
The mission office had both Robin and I's email address wrong. This made me think of the movie The R.M.. I attached a link below of the movie trailer. Here is a little write up on the trailer so you will understand why I thought of this movie. 
"Now that his mission has come to an end, Jared is ready to return to normal life and all of the perks that come with it. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a great job, a loving family, a chance to go to a prestigious university and his trusty old car all waiting for him. Now he can reap the many blessings of his obedient and faithful service. Or so he thinks.The disappointment starts when he steps off the airplane to find that his family has mistaken the date of his return and there is no one waiting for him. The surprises don't stop there. His family has moved, there is a Tongan exchange student sleeping in his bedroom, and - of course - his girlfriend is engaged." Enjoy!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGTkCLhM12o

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 97 : BYU Idaho or Bust!!

Thanks mom for helping with updating my student stuff online. Thanks Lexie for getting me enrolled in classes at BYU-I! Thanks Lauren for looking for an apartment for me. I can’t write much. I have to make sure that everything is set with my classes and all.

Love you so much, thanks for everything!!!
Elder Perez

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 96: President Crapo Fed Our Zone Breakfast!!

President Crapo rewarded our zone with breakfast for having reached our zone baptismal goal in October. We all had a great time.

Guatemalan businesses do decorate for Christmas, but besides that, no one else does. Some people leave Halloween lights up for Christmas which makes me laugh, though most people just light off fireworks for every holiday.

Evan is coming to Sun River as well!!! That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing that sister missionary's great testimony! I am sure that this sister was really converted! I said a quick prayer for Lexi and her family to get home safely from Idaho. Sounds like they have been sick as a family that's too bad.

Thank you for being willing to take me out shopping when I get home. I don't have much clothing for when I get home and I actually was worried about that. I can't wait to see you all in 19 days!!

Sorry, got to go run an errand in another zone. I get to run errands everywhere and anywhere as a leader. Don't worry I cleared up the water issue and even got the electricity to work. I finally have hot water my last 5 weeks on my mission!! No, I don't need money, thanks for looking out for me though.

Give my love to everyone!
Elder Perez

Elder Perez's camera is out of commission. I found these pictures of the breakfast on another missionary's blog!!
They were given the title of "Celestial Zone"

What Great Missionaries!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 95: Great Peruvian Companion!

My week went by wonderfully. My companion is a good guy from Peru and is pretty new out on his mission. I like the guy and we have good conversations. I made food almost everyday this week for us to eat and I shared everything that I made with him.

The baptism last week went wonderfully and the ward was super surprised this past Sunday when the bishop announced her as the newest member of the ward. She has been attending for about 4 years without progress and with us in a matter of two weeks she was baptized. Miracles am I right? Still not sure what to do about school and I just hope that whatever I decide on does not determine too much of my future.

I still don't know how I will be finishing up my mission here. Though it is sounding pretty sold about a third missionary coming with us so that Elder C. won't be left without a companion come my time to leave. Its all pretty exciting. I don't know what to expect for these last few weeks.

We won't be able to go touring this time around due to new rules on the mission, but we will go to the Guatemalan zoo before I go which sounds fun. I bought a few things at the central market today. We went as a zone for our activity. It was fun!

The weather right now is really really sunny, but it rains every now and then, and at night it is crazy cold, to me at least. I can't imagine the weather back home I would die.

I am happy that everyone is getting married back home. That takes the pressure off of me to marry soon. I guess I can live through my bachelor life worry free.

Well I got to go, things are crazy busy here, but I guess that's just normal for me now.

Hugs and kisses,
Elder Perez