Lima, Peru Temple

Lima, Peru Temple

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 - Travel to Lima for Visa

I traveled all the way to Cusco alone Monday morning, flew out to Lima at 7:00pm, ate McDonalds in the Lima airport, slept in a pretty nice hotel. The next day we sat for like 4 hours for our visas and after went to the mall in Lima central for lunch and ate pizza. After that we flew back to Cusco and I spent the night there with the office workers (who have a really nice apartment). In the morning, I took a bus back to my sector but the bus didn’t stop till we got to Juliaca, which is like an hour drive from my sector so I had to take a bus back to Choquehuanca. It was pretty cool though because in the group I went with to Lima in my mission were all Latinas and 1 Latino and none of them knew English. There was one gringa and she knew less Spanish than I did. So the whole trip I was just talking to them which was pretty fun. I didn’t think I knew that much Spanish until I started talking to them. I still have a lot to learn. But yea I’m officially a Peruvian now. XD It was pretty cool though cuz I also met a guy from the same zone as Elder Meaker in Trujillo but he goes home today from his mission but he was canceling his visa as we were getting ours.

As far as this week goes it was pretty short because we only worked for 3 days. The first day I got back we had an activity where we watched The Testaments with the branch and it was super cool because it was a really spiritual activity and we had some investigators there as well. Also on Thursday I was in the biggest lightning/rainstorm in my life. We were hiding out in a little tienda in the plaza and the lightning was striking in the plaza as well. It was so insanely loud and crazy. You could feel the shockwave of the lightning and I could actually hear the lightning hit the ground before I could hear the thunder. But other than that nothing really happened on Friday or Saturday. 

Sunday Elder Nicholls had just like a one day sickness so we were stuck inside the whole day. We probably won’t move into our pensionista’s house while I’m here though because they need to save up more money before they can start building it again. Plus our transfer is in 2 weeks. Elder Nicholls thinks he'll leave and I’ll stay in Choquehuanca for one more change and then go to Cusco and work in the office, which I think would be fun but we have no idea what’s going to happen. For Easter though everyone eats 12 different plates and then they just get drunk so it was hard to teach people. But yeah we are getting along really well and still working hard. Anyway that’s all for this week. Love you guys.

Elder Halverson 

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