Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 at 11:20 AM

So grateful to be out here!! I love being a missionary. It's been a chill week. Pdays are just straight parties. We get to go to the Lima temple every week and shop around it is so nice. I revel in the streets of Peru... I feel like I'm on a different planet out here, its amazing. To get the opportunity to learn this dadgum espanol language and serve these awesome people! Everyday I am more and more humbled and awed out here.
We're teaching 2 investigators right now, Mario and Ruben and they are both progressing beautifully. They both are getting baptized soon and teaching them is amazing! Back home I used to be so nervous to teach and now my attitude has totally changed. I am so anxious to just help them!
We got to get out of the CCM last saturday and proselyte. I was with a ward leader in the Lima South Mission and Elder Jones who is also from the great state of Arizona! It was such an uplifting experience! For an hour we walked around these most ghetto streets, you should have seen my face haha. I thought it was going to be a bust because we couldnt find any of our contacts, but then we struck gold like 3 times. We found one woman who hadnt been to church in twenty years, and commited her to going to church on domingo! We loaded her up with gospel goodies and it was so nice to understand a little of what she was saying.
We then got into this strange apartment complex and walked to the very back where we knocked on a door to only have it opened by a straight hobbit woman. She was no joke maybe a little below 5 feet. She had recently had all her teeth knocked out I guess and if you think trying to understand spanish when youre barely learning it try understanding this woman who had no teeth hahaha. At the end of the lesson she asked for a priesthood blessing which is a common occurence for the people to do here. It was so spiritual, even though I couldnt understand what was being said. It amazes me how universal the church is, it's so rad.
Spanish is coming slowly but surely, as are my futbol skills, its definitely going to take awhile haha but I enjoy it tremendously. I hope you all are having an amazing week and I miss you all so much!! Wish I could send you pictures! In 3ish weeks I will! MUCH LOVE.
Elder Caldwell.

1 comment:

  1. My brother from the same mother! Love reading these and feeling you're gifted unlimited universal energy!! Keep the blessings and lessons coming my brotisserie gold! Love you muy mucho!!