Hello Cameron Park,
Wow that all sounds fun going to the temple. When i tell people there's a temple 30 minutes away they freak the closest temple to Puno is in Cochabamba Bolivia.
Sounds good that you want to have that 21 day missionary challenge. Here's some advice from Puno, my Stake President has a phrase, vision - action = dissilusion. So you can all fast but if you guys don't help you'll just end disillusioned. Here in the Stake the last Sunday of every month they have goal meetings. Every ward gives reports on the months baptisms rescues, converts in 24 months, converts that attend, people from unknown addresses found, and from those found people how many returned. Every organization attends from each ward, the missionaries, they do roll call by ward, then the bishop says how many they had the month that's finishing and says the goals from the next month. Every organization has a standard of excellence, of 1 baptism and rescue per month. That's how the we keep the work progressing here in the stake. Maybe you could apply that in our stake it would hasten the work of salvation.
In the District we're killing it were 4 elders and we have 14 people committed to being baptized, and there's more to come,
Wow this is my last call home.
I can't believe that, so I'm gonna call from my pension, at about 5 my time or 2 yours. if a plan changes I'll communicate through my Pensionista Shirley.
So this week was super good, we have a lot of new people to teach and 5 have baptismal dates, this week was insane in a real good way!!!!!! We contacted a family, we had a small lesson, we shared part of the proclamation, and the wife said that they want to hear more and that' '' things happen for a reason'' we invited them to a FHE with our pension we had it last night, super good, they loved it and now they have some friends. But even more surprising we were in (Gospel) Principles and she showed up with her three kids!!!!!!!! She couldn't participate in classes because her 2 year old needed to be outside class, but she came. We're really excited to help this family out.
Another new person is Jason, he's a soldier in the Peruvian army, super cool a reference from a member, his house is in our sector but is always on the local military base, but he gets out every once in a while and we teach him. He accepted a a baptismal date in the first visit for May 28th. He's golden, he came to church for the 3 hours, and loved it. He's finishing up his 2 years of military service. He only got deployed once, and it was to Abancay when I was there and there were all those riots.
So today I have 17 months in the mission and I'm still wearing the same shoes everyday they're kinda beat up now haha
SEE YA SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!