Mailing Address:
Elder Gabriel George
Peru Cusco Mission
Av. de la Cultura 2417
Frente de Urb. Santa Ursula
Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Peru


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Transfers - YUCK! President Uchtdorf - AMAZING! Carla's Baptism - PERFECT!

June 29, 2015

This was a quick one liner that he wrote to me before he wrote his "long" letter.  I am so very thankful that he was able to have Elder Alen.  It is so much fun to be a missionary when you love your companion as a friend!

I HATE transfers!!!  I don't get one more change with Elder Alen!!!!!:(
Elders Alen and George
This is his "long" letter.  I devour every word every week.  I love this young man and will be eternally grateful that Father chose me to be his "Mommy"!!!

I hate transfers!!!!!!  Really though I don't know what it is but I will be receiving my 6th companion and this is only my 7th transfer in the field field.  That gives me time for my training and then after my two changes with my trainer one companion every change!!!  It is a little disheartening but everything passes for a reason!!  I am going to have like 15 companions at this rate hahahaha!!  That is a lot!!!  Everybody says that if you had lots of companions you were either a really good missionary or a really bad missionary well let's all hope that I am the good missionary right!! ;)

This week was a little crazy.  Whenever you have a baptism your week is a little crazy.  You have to run around all week making sure that everybody is going to be there and that everything is all in place.  Everything is a little more disorganized here so we have a little more work than missionaries in the great old USA!!!!!!  I love the USA by the way!!!! :)

Okay, so basically Tuesday we walked around like......people walking lots!!  We went to the president of every organization in the ward to try to get as many people to the baptism as we could.  There wasn't anybody in their house so we didn't get to teach one lesson.  Those days are a little discouraging but I don't let it get to me!!!  But there was a little miracle in the lives of Elder Alen and Elder George.  Last Monday we were told that we wouldn't be allowed to be in the same building as
President Uchtdorf.  HOW DUMB!!!  We had to go to our building and watch it through satilite transmition.  POOP!!!!!  But we have a lot of very touristy sites in our area and we had been joking that he would be in our area and that we would see him.  Funny joke, no?  Well our little joke turned to reality!!!!!!  We were walking to one of our appointments when we had to cross the Plaza de Armas!!!
Plaza de Armas Cuzco Peru  (compliment of  the internet)
 IT was packed!!  (You can look up pictures on the internet of the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco.)  And as we turned the corner, there he was he said "ELDERS!!!  How are you?"  I talked with him for about 1 minute while my companion stood there in shock!!  IT WAS SOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!  Just a little side note for those not of our faith.  President Uchtdorf is the second counselor to President Monson who is the prophet.  For us it is like meeting Peter, James, or John, apostles of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  So for our Elder George this was a great experience.

Wednesday was the same as Tuesday!!  Lots of walking - you guys should see my legs, talk about defined muscles!!!  HAHAHA but really it is the truth!!

Thursday was a good day.  We were able to find a few new investigators and that is always really good.  Sometimes it is really hard to find new people to teach in this mission but when you work hard the Lord blesses you with people to teach!!  Her name is Jenet and she has two kids.  Sometimes you can't talk about husbands here because for the most part they are drunks and leave their wives for someone else and so that is kind of  a touchy subject here.  All I know is that there is no father in the home.  Okay that is always really sad for me!!  Anywasy (There it is!!  ANYWASY!! Haha!) I think that she will progress and that she will be a faithful member of the church!

We will fast forward to Saturday because that was the best day of the week!!  We were at the church most of the day cleaning and getting everything ready!  We had our baptism at 6 in the afternoon and everything was PERFECT!!!
Elder George, his sweet Carla, and Elder Alen
There was proabably 30 or 40 people there and they were all there to support Carla.  She was soo happy.  We had been heating up the water for about 2 hours and my companion said, "It's good Elder George."  So I went and turned it off.  I baptized Carla and I went into the water first!!!  It was freezing cold!!!  Poor little Carla!!  But she said, "I don't care Elder George lets do this!"  Afterwards her dad bore his testimony.  He isn't a member - it was really sweet.  I think that he will get baptized too.  After that was the party of the Relief Society.  It was really fun.  They didn't have any string to hang up the piñata so they asked Elder George to stand on a chair and hold it!!!  I will send pictures next week.  They are some funny pictures!!!
The human pinata holder!

Well there is my week!!!!  Love you all and hope that you all had a good week!!!!!

Elder George

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