This blog is kept by Elder Asher Wilson's family. It will include his general emails and various pictures. It will be updated each week after each new email is received. We hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday. April 13. 2015-Week 36

With Gino on his baptism day.
Mi Familia!!!!

What a dang week this one has been!!! I am dead tired but happy as all get out!!! It sounds like you all had a great week at home. I'm sorry you were sick all week Perry girl:( But it's good that you are feeling better now. Tell Maddie that I say Happy Birthday!!! Also Tate keep kicking butt on the soccer field. You've got to stand out bro because I want to play together at BYU!! I almost died when I read that Tate is actually going on a date!!! What a flippin miracle!! I never thought that I would actually see this day come and I am surely going to mark the 25th of April on my calendar hahahahaha. Love you bro. Be smart and be safe. 

So I am currently with a new companion. Elder Mauricio had a transfer last week and now is in a different area:( I really was sad to see him go. I am now with my new companion and he is very new. His name is Elder Gonzales and he is 20 years old and is from Baranca, Peru, which is about 4 hours north of Lima. He is a great guy but this is also his 5th day here on the mission!! He is a brand new missionary and I am his trainer!!! Talk about a huge responsibility!!!! He is awesome and so ready to work but he still just doesn't know anything haha. We are learning slowly but surely and I am trying to give him as many opportunities as possible to experience success in these first few months of his mission. He is sort of a spaz haha but I like him a lot and really think these 2 cambios together are going to go really great. Please pray so much for Elder Gonzales to learn quickly and for me to be a great teacher!!!!

So yes, I am now 19 years old and yes, I do feel old hahaha;) Everyone thought I was super young out here on my mission being 18 but now that I am 19 everyone just thinks I'm normal old Elder Wilson again hahahaha. I did have a great birthday though. So this is the first time in my life that this has happened but I actually fasted on my birthday this year. We were fasting for the baptism of Gino and a couple other things so when we passed by all the houses of our members and stuff they all tried to feed us and had cake but we had to turn it all down for another day. It was hard but we were very blessed through it all. On my birthday we set 3 more people up with baptism dates!! Hermana Maria Viera for the 26th of April and also Jamil and Jael Farfan for the 3rd of May. How awesome is that!! Through my birthday fast I now have 3 more people to baptise in these next few weeks!!! Please pray for them so much because they are all amazing people!!!
The next day was one of the greatest days of my life. We were able to baptise Gino Gaettanno Fossa Peña as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!!! It was such an amazing service and the spirit was crazy strong!!!!! So like you pointed out in your email, I did not baptise Gino. Gino had originally picked me to baptise him even when Elder Mauricio was still here so we were all planning on doing that. On Friday night I knelt down to pray at night and prayed to receive revlelation as usual and I felt so strongly that my companion, Elder Gonzales, should baptise Gino. It was really hard for me to accept because Gino is seriously one of my best friends but I listened to the spirit and talked to Gino and he said that it was ok. I am so glad that we were able to make the change because it just helped Elder Gonzales start his mission of soooo great. He got to baptise in his first week here in the mission!! So I gave a talk at his baptism and it was all good. What an amazing experience to see Gino be baptised and I know that the Lord is truly working through me right now. After the baptism we had a big party at Gino's house to celebrate his baptism and my birthday!! We ate and talked and they slammed my face into a giant cake hahaha!! It was really a great time and I am so so so so so so so grateful for this family!!

So I am not sick at all, the weather is miserably hot you seriously just can't escape it and Rony is doing great. He is having a tough time remembering to read his book of Mormon but we are still working with him like every other day. He is working more now so it's a little harder but he could use your prayers to stay a little more focused. We are also still working with a lot of people to work towards baptism and to return to the church so please pray for Maria Viera, Jamil and Jael Farfan, Viviana Viera, Antonio Castro, Juan Tallero Gabriel Bravo, Marcos Maldinola, and Moises Hernandez because they could all use your help. I think that's a big enough list for this week haha. 

So all is well here in Peru. I still love my mission so much and it is awesome because I know the language now and I can just preach the gospel. I love you guys so much. I don't think you understand how big of a help you are to me every day. I love you emails and mail and I really feel your prayers every day. I love that you always have my back. I really do have the greatest family ever!! Keep up the good work. I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!! Love you!!!!!!

Much Love

Elder Wilson

P.S - It's ok if BYU drops a game right now cause it ain't gonna happen when I get back!! and if Troy is reading this keep puttin in work on the field son!!!!!!

Birthday of Elder Garay
Ward Conference
My one day with Elder Beltron
Meeting my new companion, Elder Gonzales

With my first companion, Elder Orellana, and my new companion, Elder Gonzales
Happy Birthday to me with eggs & flour in my hair haha
Best day-Gino's baptism
Celebrating Gino's baptism and my birthday
Awesome crab cowder Hermana Fossa made
My birthday cake
The sister missionaries made me a birthday lunch

Last night with Elder Mauricio
Elder Garay and Elder Mauricio


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