Friday, December 25, 2015


Wow that makes me so happy to know that Sawyer recognizes me. Hopefully he'll do that on Friday. Hmmm Star Wars. Thanks for the package news, hopefully i'll get it this week!!!!   

About the skype call I'm kinda stressed about that, because I don't really know at what time, or where it's gonna happen. BUT I WILL CALL.  I may call in the morning or in the afternoon. it's a tough situation here. I'll try to maybe get my pension to communicate with you when it solidifies.

I got good news. I'M IN A  STAKE NOW!!!   In Puno there is 2 stakes. My ward had an attendance of 150 this Sunday.  I'm very excited to work with the members.  I have to get used to saying Obispo (Bishop) now haha. I've slipped up a couple times saying presidente.

I'm still getting to know the ward, it's pretty big. Little by little i'll know the sector better.    I'm very happy to be here. I cant get my ssd card in this computer, so I'll send pictures next week hopefully.

love Elder Wilde

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Hey so in short news!  I have a change but I don't know where or who I'm with. I'm calling the Zone but they don't respond. I know I'm not in Puno or Juliaca or Sicuani. I'm somewhere in Cusco.  I just got news!! I'm actually going to Puno Central.   I don't know exactly who my companion is I think it's a kid from Lima Elder Tucto.  I'm going to a District of all Latino elders, its gonna be great.....   

This week was good. We had lots of lessons and had good new investigators.  I went through the week saying bye to people, taking pictures. I gave my final testimony yesterday.  I had a talk with my converts last night, we had a cake.   Send me  picture of the tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gosh sorry I don't have much time.  I'll have more time next week from Puno!!!


Elder Wilde

Friday, December 11, 2015

A note from Elder y Hermana Johnson

I received this today in my email from a senior couple that is serving with Michael.

11 diciembre 2015

Br & Sis Wilde:

We thought you may enjoy these photos of Elders Wilde and Enriquez at work in Abancay, where we were earlier this week.  Elder Wilde came to Cusco the same day as we did (he had been in the CCM for 6 weeks prior).  Actually I was initially a little dismayed at his lack of proficiency in Español after 6 weeks of intense study, but we saw him again in Puerto Maldonado a couple of months later, and he had zoomed past our fluency in that short time and is now understands the language exceptionally well both from conversational as well as fundamental levels.

Coming into the mission together has created a bond between us, and we always enjoy any opportunity to get together for catch-up on experiences or for work, as we were able to do in Abancay.  As part of his District Leader responsibilities, he set up two appointments for us with delightful families in his sector, and we had a very enjoyable and productive time with them.  Elder Wilde is diligent and faithful, and is a great example to his companion and the missionaries in his District.  

Thank you for raising and sending a wonderful son to serve.

Elder y Hermana Johnson

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

One year in the mission field

Jensen didn't get baptized. We pushed his date to  December 19th.  So I probably won't see it happen, but it's gonna happen for sure!!!  Barclay is doing very well.  He came to Church with us Sunday and really liked it.  He wanted to pay tithing,  it was great!!! haha   He also came to a baptism from another branch with us, that happened Saturday.  he is doing very well.     

Last night we went to the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. It was excellent. There was a mix up with the hour. We got there at 7 and it started at 8!!!  We were running back to the room cause I had to get the District Report. haha

Wow your Stake Historian (Mom). I shared that in Branch Council. They said they need to present a history report in January, and I was like, 'hey my mom's Stake Historian' this is super important you guys have to do it.

Gosh a ginger breadhouse looks pretty good right now!!!!   I heard that star wars 7 is coming out soon!!!!!!!!!!!  WHATS UP WITH THAT!!?!?!?!?!?!?

When are you guys going to cut down the tree?   I'm gonna pass Christmas in my new sector gosh  I'll tell you where that is next Monday!!   I can go to (most any area) but probably I'm going to Cusco, Juliaca, or Espinar.  Look up those cities.  Those all need new District Leaders this change.    I went up and shared my testimony with the Branch, it was pretty good. they think I'm not going to have a change!!!!!

Last Wednesday I completed one year as a missionary, I burned a white shirt, with some other Elders, it was pretty fun. I drank some A & W (Root Beer) and had grilled chicken to celebrate.  We also had a late Thanksgiving feast of giant hamburgers.  We still don't have a pension (meal person) and we're in charge of all 3 meals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    I'm doing good but I've for sure lost some weight, I've just gotten skinny since I left the MTC,.   I'm doing good here with my companion, we're gonna work hard. 

My investigators are doing well.  We're gonna work hard to find new ones this week.  we gotta expand the teaching pool, we are going in circles again. Take some pictures of the Sierras I'm trying to help my companion understand where I live in California.

Thanks for the obedience advice Dad everything is under control, I get up at 6:30 AM and exercise everyday, and study,  all is well .

It's interesting  I've got more responsibility, to be an example and lead from ahead.  The District is good. I only have the Zone Leaders and a companionship of sisters, There's 12 missionaries in the Zone now.  The last change they closed another sector, Curahuasi, Can you ask President Weston, if he remembers Curahuasi??  I'm doing well,  I'm a little worried about the transfers but I'll go where He wants me to go even if it's super cold there!!!!   Theres a lot of District Leaders with 5-6 transfers in their sectors, just like me. There's probably gonna be a good amount of transfers.  I can go anywhere except Puerto Maldonado right now, so its kind of hard to guess.  

This week we were gonna have interviews but they got cancelled because of a protest on the highway, so were gonna have them for sure this Thursday.

Love ,

Elder WIlde

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dinner with President Harbertson

Folsom Lake looks crazy low in those pictures. Does the water even reach the dam anymore¡?¡?

This week we worked a lot, but we had a very small attendance, kinda disappointing but yeah.  We have an investigator that is progressing good he reads the Book of Mormon everyday, he understands it and loves it, his name is Barclay, his problem is coming to Church, We're gonna get him to come next week for sure.   Our other investigator Jensen he came to Church, and he's gonna be baptized in December also.    

The dinner with President Harbertson was going to be tomorrow, but they postponed it to the 19th, after the transfer. If I get transferred to a zone that's already had their dinner, then I'm gonna get the  short end of the stick. and not have a cena navideña en el campo misional (Christmas dinner in the mission field). But yeah I'll see how that goes.     

For Thanksgiving we were gonna go eat hamburgers with another pension, but we got there and there was no hamburgers, so I ate rice with a fried egg.

In the Branch there's this lady who says her dreams always comes true, and she told me she had a dream, and that my companion is gonna leave and I'm gonna stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   We'll see how accurate her dreams are in a little bit. haha   

I'm doing fine last week we went to Pachachaca again but it was still fun,  with a Mexican in the zone were gonna make tacos next week!!!!!!!!!!!!


Elder Wilde