A view of Tumbes (an area much nicer that mine....but not better haha!!)
Que tal!? Well I’ll just start off by saying that it was awesome to talk to you guys on Christmas!! I loved seeing you and hearing you and all of that good stuff but it made me realize one thing very important......I am going to freakin suck at English by the time I get home!!! I still have 19 months left in this bad boy and I already can’t remember english words and how to make sentences haha ohh boy you’re gonna have a project when I get home!! We had dinner with the Ramoz family after skype and that was about it for our Christmas en Peru. I’m so jealous to hear about seeing the family first off but also of the snow!! I didn’t realize how much I would miss the freezing cold Idaho winters!! It honestly feels like I am living in a heater right now and there’s no escaping it!! I seriously lose like 10 pounds of water weight cada dia from sweating!! Wow I’m looking forward to seeing that snow.....actually I’m going to get home smack dab in the middle of summer in Idaho!!! I’ll never escape the heat haha.
So this week we just got right back to work teaching!! We actually had a few lessons the night of Christmas because the work never takes a break!! It’s so awesome now that I know spanish because I can really expound on things and help people understand our message better and I think it’s helping because we had 2 of our investigadores llegaron a la iglesia esta domingo!! I was so excited to see them there!! Hermano Francisco and Hermano Luis so please keep them in your prayers and thanks for doing this fast for me!! You don’t understand how much I feel your fasts and prayers here it’s incredible!! You guys seriously impact my life so much with your prayers for me and my area so keep em coming!! Our investigador, hermano Francisco, has a really nasty illness right now with his internal organs so on sábado we gave him a blessing and wow I know that the spirit was in that room with us. At times he can barely stand but after that blessing he stood right up, looked us in the eyes and basically said that he knows the church is true through the power of the spirit and our priesthood. This was incredible!! It made me realize just how important our priesthood is!! So this is my invitation for everyone, we have the priesthood for a reason and it is to bless the lives of others. It isn’t something you can put up on a shelf in the closet until you "really need it" because you always need it!! If you have the priesthood and you’re not using it then you are not living up to your purpose here. You have the ability to change lives through your power so always be searching for oportunidades to use your priesthood!!
That’s about it for this week. We went and played futbol this moring with our zone and I lost my money today in Tumbes but we get money this Thursday so I’ll be just fine haha.
I love you guys so much and you are always in my prayers. I hope you all have an amazing week and an awesome new year!!! I’ll talk to yall in 2015!! I love you!!
Elder Asher Dean Wilson