"I have definitely seen blessings here that I know are coming from my family’s prayers; blessings like patience for me. I have really enjoyed this last week and have been more patient with myself. I’ve kind of had to reassess my expectations and realize that I’ve only been here a short time. I have definitely been given the gift of tongues and although I’m not anywhere close to where I want to be in Spanish, I need to be patient and grateful for my blessings."
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sister Risso, Elder Coons, Elder Thompson & President Risso
Peru Chiclayo Mission
Motupe, Peru - First Area
First Area! Assigned to Motupe, Peru which is 44 miles or one and a half hours travel time northwest of Chiclayo. Companions with Elder Brian Coons from Los Angeles, California.
"Flying into Chiclayo was cool. It was the most green I have seen here for seven weeks. It’s a little bit more rural here. I’m in Motupe which is about one and half hours out of Chiclayo. I love my area but I don’t know Spanish. The first week out of the CCM was the hardest for me so I’m sure next week will be much better! I’m trying to remember things to tell you but it’s hard!
I was able to watch General Conference at the CCM! It was great!!! Elder Waddell gave the closing prayer of the Saturday morning session. He is the 70 who spoke to us in the CCM. He is really great. President Uchtdorf gave some great talks. The Sunday morning session was a good one!!"