Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

Anyway, in case you didn't read the header....nobody got baptized this past week. Javier did have his interview, and did pass it....but Godofredo and Mariana didn't go to theirs. They should all either get baptized this week, or in the next few weeks.....

Other than that, we've found two new investigators who are progressing!
Alex is 20 years old, and was an MMA fighter until about 3 months ago when he fell out of his window and broke his back. He has been told that he won't walk again and since then has been trying to get closer to God.

He's awesome! We've taught him twice now (Lupe introduced us to him!) and he's already accepted to be baptized in a few weeks!!! He's the best!

We also found Eric, who has apparently been taught by the missionaries before.

And well......that's about it!.......

I'll get some more to write next week....but that's about it for now!

I love you guys!!!

Here's a picture of us as a zone, and Junny Jeong, who I ran into today at lunch! He's in Lima west, and I think he graduated a year before me!

Love you guys.

Elder Winn

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So, I would love to start this letter by telling all of you just why I love old people so much.

This past week we were visiting a less active couple in the ward. Turns out they've just been on vacation/sick/unmotivated, but are now going to attend regularly. After talking a little while, we tell them we would like to share a scripture with them before we leave.

Here's where it gets great.

I tell her I want to read 1 Nephi 6 (or something like that....I don't remember) and that it's short so it won't take that much time. She then turns to 2 Nephi 6 and starts to mark everything. And by everything I mean the Chapter heading, as well as the footnotes. She just starts to color it all like a coloring book. I then inform her that I said first Nephi, and not second Nephi, to which she gently nods her head and continues highlighting..... I then repeat no.....FIRST which point she realizes that she is now in second Nephi, and proceeds to move on to third this point I'm just laughing internally mostly because it looks like she has painted two pages of her Book of Mormon completely yellow, when Elder Slade says..... "Augh actually maybe it'd just be better if we decide to go to D&C 4" so then she turns to D&C 6 and proceeds to paint that page as well.

Elder Slade and I are both trying to hide our laughter now, and we politely inform her that we said 4 and not 6.

She then finishes highlighting all of Chapter 6 and says "Oh......well it's all good anyway"

And finally she was able to highlight all of the scripture we had chosen.......all in all it took a solid 15 minutes of explaining to get her to the right scripture. Hahaha one of my favorite lessons so far!!!

Other than that we've got 5 people who should get baptized this week! Javier, his kids, Marianna, and Godofreddo.

And this past week we put a goal to find 17 new investigators, and by the end of the week we found 10! Not too shabby!!!

Other than that, I hope you'll all be happy to know that I'm staying another change in Rimac with Elder Slade! I couldn't be happier about it!!!!

I'm doing great, working hard, and having fun!!!

Love you guys!!!!!

-Elder Winn

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

Well, I'm going to take a break from the usually writing style, and talk to you guys about a few other important things I may have neglected the past few months or so.

First off.

I love you guys! All of you! It's thanks to you guys that I made it out here! Every one of you, who is reading this, has had some sort of lasting impression on me, and I'm thankful for every one of you guys.

I also want you guys to know that I know this church is true.

I know that this is the church of Christ.

I testify that he lives and loves each and every one of us. No matter how far from his grace we think we may have traveled, he will be there for us. I know that as each and every one of us strives to be more like him, to follow and live by his teachings that we will find great happiness in this life, and in the life to come.

I'm proud to have been deemed worthy to serve as his representative here in Peru. And am proud that I can serve him for these two years!

I love you guys!!! I'll try and include more about the investigators, work, and everything else next week!

-Elder Winn


This past week I acquired Jeffery (named after the apostle).

He's about the best goldfish you could ever have.

And we got the "Mean Machine" jerseys from the longest yard! They're pretty sweet!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

                                                Picture sent from Sister Borg today.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015
Chicken-Octopus....thing, 7 with a date

1st off, I'll write a bit more tomorrow, or later tonight.....we had a long p-day.....anyway. A little 

about this week.

So.....somehow I find myself still talking about the food here.....just when you thought you'd seen it all......

So. We go to eat lunch at a house....err, shack I suppose

Sign number one.

Then we walk into a 2 room house, where they asked us if we were sure it was that day that we had lunch with them and not tomorrow.

Sign number two.

Then they say the Spanish equivalent of......."Well I guess we'll see what we can do"

And that sealed our fate.

So......I started preparing my stomach, having a vague idea of what was coming.....but to say I was under-prepared would be an understatement......

They brought out a plate of octopus (which I was informed was chicken (though I have my doubts)). With some super overcooked rice and potatoes......and there was a mountain of it.......It was about the consistency of a rubber tire and tasted significantly worse. But it now has the claim to "worst food I've ever eaten on my mission"....

Other than that, in a more work related theme. We now have 7 people with a baptismal date for this month.

Iva, Fausto, Javier and his two kids, Godofredo, and Mariana!!!!

I'll talk more about that one next week.....

Got to go! More later!

P-day Pictures

Here's another P-day at Larco Mar! It's probably my favorite place to go! We ate at TGI Fridays!

                                  (Not sure why he sent a picture with a fish in a bottle, but here it is.)

Mom; they have Dr. Pepper here, but they are hard to find.  I had to get one, it reminded me of you and Dad!!!