Monday, January 19, 2015


Pictures 1 and 2~~~~Baptism of Juana and Carlos
Pictures 3,4,5,6~~~~Wedding of Juana and Carlos
Pictures 7,8,9,10~~~Zoo and hamburger Dave bought on the street for $2
                              Sea wolf (Dave has no idea why it’s not called a sea lion)
Picture 11~~~~~~~Last picture with Villarruel
Pictures 12,13~~~~New apartment
Picture 14~~~~~~~View from new apartment
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015
Yes,  but It's a good story.
Well this was a hectic week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We'll start off where we left off.
Last Monday night I was anxiously waiting for the call from the zone leaders where they would hopefully tell me I had a change. The hours kept ticking by but the call never came.... Then at 9:00 they called. They happily informed us both that we would be staying!
I was completely distraught.
I had no idea why on earth I would have another change with my companion. We didn't get along, it was hard to feel the spirit with him, and he hated me!
I thought that it couldn't possibly be right....but they assured me it was.
Villarruel went to bed, and I stayed up to think things I was thinking it donned on me that I wasn’t going to have this change no matter how I felt about it. I may as well be happy about it.
Anyway; after a good deal of time, I accepted it. I was happy I would be staying another change. I resolved to improve and to not care what he said.
I would be happy no matter what.
Then I went to the changes meeting. My companion was shown with someone else, everyone in my zone looked to me, because they knew I didn't have a change. Then a little later, my picture was shown with someone in Rimac.
After the meeting we went up to the President and asked him.
Apparently in the chaos of the changes 2 Elders had not been told they had changes, Me, and Elder Pearce (The kid we met in the airport).
Anyway; long story short......
Here I am! In my new Zone, Rimac! It's not too far away, but it's really different! It's very green, and very big!
Aside from that I got my new companion Elder Merino. He's got 23 months so don't get too attached to him....But, he's great!!! He's a normal person who doesn't hate me for no reason, so we get along great!!!!!!
The only downside to all of this is that I don't know much......So street names, addresses, investigators.....will all have to wait until next week, but I have included pictures!!!
Well team. The wait is over. I no longer have Villarruel as a companion, and life is great.
Looking back, I'm sure the changes not being announced had a reason....I had to accept that I would do the Lords will no matter what.
Anyway, I hope you can all do the same! I love you all!!!
-Elder Winn

Monday, January 12, 2015

First off; Carlos and Juana are all ready for their baptism, it's the 16th! Their wedding is the day before at 5:00. I can't believe it's so close! It's seemed so far away for so much time. And now all of the sudden it's here! Carlos wants Elder Farias to come back and baptize him, and Juana wants me to baptize her! I couldn't be more excited!
In other news; I think I'm heading out tomorrow!!! I won't know for sure until tonight, but everyone thinks that I'll be heading out! I couldn't be happier!
I will get to come back for the baptism of Juana and Carlos though.
More than anything, this change will give me an opportunity to look back. I did a lot of things right in this first sector. There was a lot of success because of the amount of effort that we put into it. We could feel the spirit in the lessons, and as a result we changed lives.
But of course, at the same time; there's a lot that I can improve.
In this next change I'm going to talk to more people....historically I've been afraid to talk to random people in the street (or anywhere really) and that's something I want to change.
More than anything I want companionship unity this change. I honestly feel like the work was really hindered by the lack of unity we had as a companionship. We hardly ever got along, and as a result we couldn't teach with the power we wanted to.
Anyway, more than anything, I want this change to be just that, a change.
Thanks to all of you for your support. I love you all and I hope you're doing great! I promise I'll send pictures next week!!!
Love, Elder Winn