Monday, July 25, 2016

Week 95 - Life as a Zone leader in Tullumayo

Happy birthday America!! haha Crazy week!! But still such a great week for my companion and I to get to work and help the children of God here in Cusco!! Well, it was my first week in Tullumayo and as a zone leader....and I love the area! The members are great, strong ward, the pensionista is awesome, and just enjoying the missionary life.

Well, I thought being a zone leader would be different, and it is. But so many little things we have to do for the zone, more than I had to do with my duty as district leader. More we have to deal with the temporal things and the district leaders are helping the missionaries on a more personal level. So we had to supervise and help some elders in the zone move rooms and deal with the contract.....just a mess really. But we got through it and theyre all good. Also we just have to call all the time and do many other lttle things, but Im glad Im able to serve the missionaries in my zone. But besides doing all that, the work this week was great. We are focusing on a couple that is super cool and almost ready to get baptized. They need to get married still, but they are doing well to get baptized next month. Im still getting to know our area, not sure where Im going yet, but going great. 

Also this week was the baptism of Raul and Luzdith in Villa Union, so I was able to go and baptize Raul, since my area is like 10 minutes away from there. So it was a great baptismal service and pictures to come soon. Also funny story, I was talking to my pensionista about Puno and how I served there, and it turns out my convert Ivan from Puno is her nephew! haha And she gave the reference, and now he is a member, she was so excited to know that I helped her family out and receive the Gospel in their lives. Also, our ward area is basically central touristic part of Cusco, so there are North Americans all the time here, and yesterday at church like 20 gringos showed up at church from the states. Apparently thats nromal to have so many people come from the states when they are in Cusco.....funny. So 
that was crazy! haha But really, just working hard, enjoying the life in Cusco, loving it here!! Have a great week....only 7 weeks more to get work done here!!

 1. Visiting Sister Olga in Urcos
2. Visiting my mamicha in Urcos.

  3-4. Already saying goodbye to my pensionista and her 2 little girls in Villa Union.

5. Saying bye to Elder Estigarribia

 6. My boy Elder CedeƱo

 7. My other boy Elder Fuentes ending the mission

8-10. Raul and Luzdith's baptism

11-28. Our Pday going to a few Inka statues and lookouts today with my companion Elder Choque.


 -The picture of me pointing in the distance is me pointing to the being trunky. haha
 -The other is me acting like Cristo blanco

 -The rainbow flag isnt what you guys think it is.....its actually the Cusco or Inkan flag from the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.....Im acting like Captain Moroni

-The other multi colored flag is the flag for the Aymara people or who speak the language aymara.