Monday, March 20, 2017

A get together with the elders of my zone

Eating Chilean Hot Dogs, sooo good!

Helloooo my dear and faithful followers! What's poppin over there in the US of A? Everything is chill here in Tacna. 

This week was a pretty good week for us. And remember that investigator I told you guys about that we had to give to the zone leaders? well since we´ve been teaching him and 'cause he's being assisting our ward ( its the ward where his friends are in) THEY´RE LETTING US COUNT HIM AS OUR BAPTISM!!!!! take that, zone leaders. Lol, but either way, im just happy he's getting baptized.

I did divisions with the sister leaders for the first time this past week. My comp went to another area while I stayed in my area with another sister, which was TERRIFYING!!! I was so scared that something was going to go wrong and I wasn't going to know what to do but it actually went super well!. We contacted a ton, got some new investigators and even put a baptismal date, so it was actually kinda cool. 

About the whole Elder Falabella thing. Since Peru is basically falling apart right now, he wasn't able to make it to Tacna :( they said he might try to come in like, a week or two, but I don't know, we´ll have to wait and see. 

I don't know if I told you guys already but since its a rule now that all the hispanic missionaries have to learn english, we have an english class at the beginning of every district meeting, and they made me the english teacher!  and i gave them homework so they all hate me now hahahaha. 

Today, there was this Chilean Elder in my district in the MTC, and he´s serving here in Tacna too, and his cousin is in my area, so today we got together with them and some other elders from my zone and made completos aka chilean hot dogs and I may or may not have eaten three and a half... whoops lol but they were sooo fireeeeee but no worries, the diet starts tomorrow ;) 

Anyways, thats all for now I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALL!!!

Sister Burgos out 

Friday, March 17, 2017

The ceremony for the construction of the Arequipa Templo

My mission presidente and his wife at the ceremony of the future Arequipa Temple 

During this meeting, that was broadcast to Tacna by satellite the one I attended. After the meeting, a couple came to my and gave me a big hug, and I was so confuse for what was happening, but later I learned that Julio Mandujano a Peruvian member that goes to the Ocala branch with my family, called his friend that live in Tacna a told them that the day they will see me they will need to give me a big hug, it was very funny but rewarding. Thanks hermano Mandujano for remember me from Ocala. 

This is the temple that is going to be build in Arequipa Peru

I has been three month in the mission almost, Wow! How the time past!

My "Compi" turned one year in the mission and she is going to another zone!

This week was terrible diet-wise. My companion turned ONE YEAR in the mission, so members were making us food left and right. We had “Salchipapas” (French fries with sausage, cheese and other things) THREE NIGHTS in a row and then cake in between all that, so i definitely got fatter this week.

Happy one year mission for my sister companion!!!
A mini watermelon and investigator gave us

Last Sunday, some recent converts invited a friend to church with him, and we came over to his house several times this week so we taught him, and he´s literally the perfect investigator. He reads before the lesson so he comes prepared, he understands everything super well and is already keeping all his commitments and he HIMSELF said he wanted to get baptized and set a date and everything. Its so amazing, but the part that sucks is that HE DOESNT LIVE IN OUR AREA! so we did all this work with him and helped him progress, just to find out that he’s not in our area, but in the zone leaders area, so we´re literally just handing a baptism to our zone leaders, which hhurrtssss sooooo mucchhh, but at least we still helped someone, which is whats important. 

This week, I’m doing divisions for the first time with the sister leaders, and I’m staying in my area while my compi goes to another, which means I ACTUALLY HAVE TO LIKE TO TAKE CHARGE AND DIRECT THE AREA AND STUFF which is superrrrr scary, so we´ll see how that goes. 

Also, Elder Falabella is coming to Tacna, so we will get to meet him and heard him speak on Thursday, thats gonna be goo! 

Anyways, im running out of time, so here are some pics. Love you guys! 

Sister Burgos out 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Guess what guys, I ate a guinea pig this week! Delicioso!

This is how they were looking at me as I choose the "gordito" in the middle

Hey followers! Everything is great here in Tacna. 

Things have been starting to pick up a little. We`ve been starting to have some success contacting and we even have a new investigator! So little by little, things are getting better. 

So we share pension with two other sisters, and I accidentally matched with BOTH of them it was pretty cool. 

Sister Christensen and I reverse matching. Milkshakes

sister Gould and I matching (I know, I look so pretty) 

I ate a Cuy this week! Cuy is guinea pig, for those of you who don’t know. Some members took us to this restaurant and they literally had a box full of guinea pigs at the entrance so people can PICK WHICH ONE THEY WANT TO EAT! how terrible is that??? and as much as I hate to say it, it actually tastes super good, but i still cant get over the fact that I saw the guinea pig I ate. 

I hate to say it, but it was actually pretty good

Anyways, thats all i have for this week.

James in my planner 
Some funny graffiti I found on the streets in Tacna

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Guess what????? I had my first baptism!!!!!!!! YASSSS FINALLYYYY!!!

Together with our investigator that became our first baptism

It was the most amazing thing EVER!!! 

and it was super cool cause the elders originally found him closed the area before they could start teaching him and  it was closed for a while, but then, my companion and I opened the area again and we found him and started teaching him and he got baptized! The elder who baptized him was the one who originally found him! isn’t that so cool?

anyways, this week went a lot better. We went to Arequipa this week for a mission wide conference. Elder Gudoy was there, he´s of the quorum of the 70, and we got to meet him and heard him talk. It was super cool.

The whole mission was there so I got to see all my friends from the MTC (Missionary Training Center) which was super cool, but the trip was TERRIBLE!!!

We had to be at the bus station Friday night at 11 at night and we didn’t leave until 1 in the morning and we had to travel 7 hours on a SUPPERRR HOT BUS. We got to Arequipa at 8 in the morning, and then left at 2pm after the conference, so we were literally only there for only 6 hours and had to travel 7 hours back again.

But the plus of the trip was that I finally got to see “misty!!” which is the name of the volcano there in Arequipa. It’s SOOO BEAUTIFUL but i didn’t get to take a picture of it, but I'm happy I finally got to see it.

Anyways, thats all I have for this week.


Resting after a long day of traveling the middle of the road.