Changes came once again. This time I'm headed off
to the far corner of the mission-- to Huaraz (area Huarupampa, I
believe)! It's in the mountains of Peru, so that should be quite
interresting. Though, it's far away from any... big city. A lot farther
than Ascope. Ascope was 1 1/2 hours from Trujillo. Huaraz is 6. So
that'll be a trip. I'm leaving tonight. So I'm not gonna be able to say
goodbye to many people here.
Well, I feel as if my work here in Laredo was well done. I worked
hard and diligently and the Lord guided us on our way. Maybe we didn't
see many outside evidences, but we've started the work again. And I feel
as if I will be leaving the area in a good place. We're ready to marry a
couple, Clever and Juvicza, on the 20th. Then we'll just have to help
them come to the waters of baptims, then later, the Temple. I really
hope they can pull through to the end.
Other than that, I'm rather sad to leave Elder Quispe. He's been a
great companion and we've really enjoyed working together. And though we
didn't have a ton of baptisms we were able to work together with a good
attitude every day here in Laredo.
But I'm excited to go to Huaraz and get to work. It'll be a definite
change in enviroment (I'll have to buy a sweater), but I feel like I
should really enjoy it. Time to go forward with faith.
that, President Turk came to visit us this week. He was teaching with
Elder Quispe and I for about 3 hours in the afternoon. We found several
of the families that we were teaching, so that was really cool. It was a
successful day and the President was happy with our work and the Spirit
that was in our lessons. But he really testified of Christ in every
aspect of the teaching and really brought the Spirit every time he
talked. It was really cool to see his exaple in teaching agian.
Well, I'm just excited to get back to work and also to see the
pretty part of the mission (though everyone says that the mountian food
is terrible... that'll be fun). Keep me in your prayers! Thanks for all
the prayers and support that you always send me. Know that I love you
guys and I'm praying for all of you as well.
Elder Seth Prestwich