Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ward Conference - Letter from 3/21

So my mini missionary companion Elder Nuñez isn't my companion anymore. He got his mission call and we opened it up on Tuesday night in his church, and he got his call to Lima central, and has to report to the MTC march 29th!!!! 3 weeks before this transfer ends, and he asked to go home and pack his stuff because he pretty much has 1 week to get everything ready for his mission,  We dropped him off with his stake president Friday and I've been with the Elders from my District since then.  It's kind of a complicated situation juggling the 2 wards and all of my investigators and less actives,.  The stakes are looking for someone to be my companion but no luck so far, they said by next week they might find someone.  But its pretty fun, I've got my own bathroom now and have lots of extra space now!!!  But I hope I get a companion soon, 

Elmer is doing well I did divisions to go down to central and teach him, but I've got some good news about the ward.  Yesterday was our Ward Conference, the Bishop was pushing really hard for the members to invite people. The Elders dropped me off there early and I was with Returned Missionaries.  The chapel was filling up good; there was lots of  investigators and less active members i had never seen before, it looked so full. I got up to count with the clerk, we counted 210 people!!!!!  And there were 6 Young Men passing the sacrament, with 2 Priests blessing.  I just felt so happy.  There were so many priesthood holders in the classes. I'm so pumped to work here.  The Young Men left to visit in the afternoon and by their own initiative without leaders!!!!!!!!!!!!  The quorum presidents are starting to get their act together, because they told them they have keys.    Members accompanied me the whole afternoon till dinner, I worked the whole day there, I can't explain it I'm just so happy to be here in Puno, even though its cold, and I'm gonna be here till winter!!!!!!!  I'm ready to work and get that number up to 300, that's the ward goal,

The picture is my District the kid (Grey Sweater) was my companion, the Elder in blue is Elder Melo from Columbia,  and the  purplish color is elder Huallparuca from Huancayo Peru

                                        That's my zone in the stake center, I'm on the right side, 

 We had a stake wide Primary activity, and the District Leaders all had to teach classes for the kids,  I team taught with Elder Augat it was fun hanging out with the kids, it was a future missionary activity, I had to teach them 'Que enseño como misionero' (I teach as a missionary) so I taught them the Doctrine of Christ.  Then after these 4 training classes, we got divided up with kids and sent to proselyte!!!!!

I worked with converts this week and in one afternoon we cleared 8 names for the temple.  Thanks for the pictures,


Elder Wilde

Friday, March 18, 2016

Training a Mini Missionary

well It's pretty fun to train a mini missionary, because it's all the benefits of teaching someone but I don't have to teach the language cause he's from Puno haha,  He's doing good. He is still getting used to walking everywhere.   Elmer is doing super good, we had to change his baptismal date for the General Conference weekend and I am waiting for an answer from Cuzco if we can do that.  

YESSSS  I got my package thanks so much I love you all!!!   I tore it up,  and  I opened the peanut butter during my study today, I almost died!!!!    Oh my pensionista Shirley got internet in her house the other day, so I'm going to help her find you in facebook,  so heads up for that.

That rain sounds good, personally I don't like it when it rains here cause it's super cold rain, I heard it's going to get worse with the rain here so that's what I got going for me.   

This week we had a Zone goal of contacts.  In my companionship we had 62 the other elders in my district had 68!!!!!!  We killed it!!!!  We are a district of 4 and we hold our own against the other bigger districts in the zone. We're going to keep contacting people like that, I've lost more of the fear I had to contact now its more normal.

Everything is good here, the work is progressing. I feel that  in my 3 more transfers here that I will have a lot more success.  That is good to work on family history, the stake is trying to push that a lot here. We had a stake priesthood meeting,  it was very good, and after we left with the priesthood holders from the ward. I remember when we would go eat pizza as a ward. I felt the same brotherhood, with them, I gave them the idea to make that an activity to go do something after.  I felt at home with them, and in the priesthood opening exercises, singing the hymn, powerful manly voices I felt the spirit, and talking with all the members I'm just so happy to be here in Puno and to know all these people. 

I didn't go to the training. They pretty much told me to wing it...  I'm trying to remember my training and just teach him all the stuff I think he needs to know.  I'm having lots of fun with my district  

I'll inform you more next week

That's a picture with the family from my ward, the mom crocheted me a tie of the peruvian flag!!!!!!!Everyone was complimenting me haha

I'm super happy and I'm doing just fine.


Elder Wilde

Monday, March 14, 2016

Letter from last week 3/7

The news is that my companion Elder Tucto is going to Abancay, he's going to the sector across the bridge from Patibamba, and I'm going to train a mini missionary!!!!!!     I'm really excited to train. someone and teach him how to be a missionary, its my job to shape into an instrument in gods hands.  I'm just so happy to do this,  I'm only gonna be with him for 6 weeks, but I feel like I might train for reals in April, because a lot of missionaries are going to come.  I'm probably going to travel to Cusco for training, then receive my kid and go back to Puno.  

Elmer came to church he really liked it he's progressing very well for the 26th of march, this lucky mini missionary is going to have a baptism haha,  

I'm doing well, I'm healthy and my pensionista is taking really good care of me. (I'm gaining a little bit of weight) but that's good because I've lost a lot of weight,  

Hey quick question could you fill my card up with some soles please, I may buy some weights soon. 

allrighty see you later, Sawyer sounds so cool!!!

I read the grampy report. it made me very happy to hear that news, that now you're sealed to your parents. I know he accepted the work you guys did.

I'll write more next week I promise.

Me and my District by Lake Titicaca


Elder Wilde

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A New Investigator


In my package I would like a giant thing of Skippy's Peanut Butter, Beef Jerky, Starbursts. Twix or some chocolate, oohh and Cadbury Cream Eggs,  and some bomb toothpaste so I don't get cavities, :)  and a strap would come in handy. (Reeses also) 

HE (Sawyer) REAlly says baseball game!!!! a true Wilde ,,,  how are the elders doing ? is their sector  the ward, or 2 wards?  I hope you helped them out!!!    We have a new investigator Elmer he has a bapismal date for March 26th. He's golden, he was reading the Book of Mormon before we started to teach him!!!!!!!!!! When I explained that Jesus visited the Americas after his resurrection, he was confused because he had heard that before and it had always stuck in his mind, and now he understands. haha

thanks for the letter i'll write about the transfers next week.

                                                           that is from the baptism


Elder Wilde