Dear family and friends,
Tomorrow we have Zone Training so we will see if I get the package then. If not then next Tuesday we have interviews with President Dalton and I might get it then. We will have to wait and see. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Hopefully I will get to do something fun but I think God already gave me a birthday gift because I was able to see several families from my first ward in the Mission over General Conference Weekend. I even got to be with my convert and hear how he has been sealed in the temple to his wife! This plan works! And plus I was inspired by the words of the prophets. What a great weekend.
My sector is large with a lot of businesses separating the houses above from the houses along the beach (I have beach in my sector!) so we have a lot of walking to do. The new house... is pretty disgusting honestly. We need to clean a lot and call a plumber to come fix the bathroom.
Someone was praying that I would learn how to cook and do my own laundry (thanks a lot guys) so in this sector we do not have Mamitas. I cook and clean for myself now. I almost went 2 years. Almost.
My comp is a new convert to the church and a bit weird honestly... and that is coming from me. He is a good guy but he keeps telling me how his rooster was the best in the cock fights (those are legal in Peru apparently). Anyway, I really don’t know what else to say about him.
We had investigators, less active members, and recent converts watching General Conference. It was great. One of the investigators with most potential is named Lucas. He is 15 but he already wants to be a missionary. We were explaining what that means to his mom the other day. I still don’t know a lot of people in the ward but there is some good potential here.
There were several talks that I loved this weekend. Some of them I hope to use now in the mission. Some of them I marked in my notes to study after the mission. (I especially liked the 70 who spoke about how his daughter had cancer). I watched it in English in the "gringo room". For several of us in the room it was our last conference of the mission. I felt really sad when I heard someone yell "no" again when they were sustaining the general authorities but I know this gospel is true and I support the prophet as I strive to serve the Lord with all my heart, might, mind, and strength.
I love you all and I pray that God will bless you in all your righteous actions.
Con amor, Elder Brock Hunter
PS. My flight itinerary got here... I know when I get home. But somehow I don’t feel trunky... just gotta keep working I guess. See you all soon.
Hey sis, my favorite message... I could not say. I liked several. And even though the Prophet spoke briefly, I loved how he said "if you choose Christ then you choose correctly" or something like that.
I am still pretty lost in the new sector and I have not even met the Bishop... but we are trying. There is one ward in between me and the ward where I started my mission. I actually saw several families from Bolívar at General Conference. I even got to see my convert Mario Guerra and find out that he is officially sealed to his wife in the temple! THAT IS AMAZING AS A MISSIONARY! So awesome.
Safe is relative. If you are smart and stay away from the really bad places after dark then you are fine in almost any sector. April Fools is unheard of here. I speak well though not perfectly now. (I need to improve my grammar still) I dream in English and Spanish. Depends on the dream. The weird ones are when people from the States are speaking Spanish or people from Chile speak English...
Remember sis, don’t dear john a guy. That is just not cool. See you soon and thanks for the birthday wishes.
Con amor, Elder Hunter