Friday, September 30, 2011

The Kite and the Book

This is the story of the Kite and the Book!

Hows it going?! So this week was a great week! last Saturday was sweet! Another great experience tracting and teaching the gospel! Me and my companion elder La Madrid started out by teaching less active members, we taught like 3 lessons but one lady was sick and asked for a blessing. I love how i get to give blessings all the time! And the whole time during the blessing was chewing on my leg....One of those stupid ugly white dogs.

But after we taught all the less active members on our list we then started contacting people in the park. We taught many different people but the people that stuck out the most was a family of 4 people. Dad named Pablo and mother and two little boys. They were all flying a kite and the kite broke so we helped the people fix it. After his kids started flying it again we talked to him about the Book of Mormon and he was very interested! He was amazed that i am in Peru for 2 years teaching for the church without getting paid. So when i challenged him to read the introduction and pray about it, before the missionaries came the following Monday. his response was "can i just read the whole book?" I was like of coarse!!! it was crazy! he was like so excited about the book.When we left, he called his wife and kids over and told them that they are meeting with the missionaries on Monday and then he asked if we could pray for them right there in the park, it was awesome! and this guy had never gone to any church in his life!

But anyways i leave to Ecuador now in 6 days! i cant wait! I'm so pumped!" And i am sorry to whoever feels like they are not receiving letters back from me. Because i write everyone back and send them, its just that the mail here is ridiculous. for example the letters i get on Wednesday usually get here the Thursday before, which is usually 3 weeks after u send it to me. and then i cant send a letter till the Monday after and it takes like 3 more weeks. and its not reliable, some of the letters Ive gotten have been opened and stuff. So hopefully the system in Ecuador will be a little better.

But i miss you all and love you so much!
Elder Warner

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Companion

So for everyone,

I love hearing all the comments that are posted up on the blog! I miss everyone so much and its nice to read those!

So this week we didn't get to go out and teach Saturday, so i don't have any really crazy stories. But last Wednesday was the day I got my new companion and his name is Elder La Madrid. he is from Trujillo Peru. He is serving his mission in Mexico. Elder Madrid is probably ten times more mature than my last companion. He pushes me to be better everyday.

Elder Madrid had a pretty hard time before his mission, on his 20th birthday, July 1st this year right before his mission call came in the mail, his dad died out at sea fishing. His whole boat sank and 15 men died with him. My companion was so depressed that he locked himself in a room for 3 weeks and hardly ate anything, loosing a ton of weight and being told that he cant go on a mission anymore because of his health. So he started eating 5 meals a day and started working out 24/7 and now he is here and he is one buff dude! he is like 5´4 and just huge! but his story is pretty inspiring to me. How he took suck a hard situation and still was able to be out here and do what he is supposed to be doing!

Also this past Wednesday we got to go on the tour of Peru. I got to go see the ocean and watch a bunch of guys kinda made me mad not being able to get out there and surf too ha ha. The rest of this week has been class and more class. Me and my companion get along and teach very well together.We have taught a couple times to pretend investigators this week and he is a lot easier to understand than my last companion.but i don't know if that's just cause my Spanish has got a Little better or if its cause he speaks slower. I also taught a lesson to some of the new white missionaries that just got here from Provo and i realized how much i have improved since three weeks ago. Cause before that it felt like i wasn't really progressing.

But i get to go to Ecuador in just 14 days from now!!! i am so excited ! I love the MTC, but it is time for the field! It feels like i have been in here forever! but at the same time it feels like I'm leaving so fast, i don't know how that works, but it does.ha ha well I am sorry that i don't have any teaching stories this week, but i love you all and miss you all so much!

Elder Jase Warner

PS. remember to go to the blog and make your comments! My Dad sends them to me, and I love hearing from you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pix from Peru!

Teaching and loving it!

Hey thank you everyone who commented on my blog! i appreciate the support i have for being out here, cause i have to be so self motivated out here to get any work done. Last Wednesday i went to the temple again and this time i understood about 99 percent of the whole session! I love going to the temple here because its the one time i really get to just relax and feel at peace. i met a senior missionary in the Temple that got there that day from mesa Arizona.

But Saturdays are the best days here for sure! Its the day we go teach out in different city's. So this time we got to just do normal tracting! The area i got to go to was pretty poor, not as bad as the last place but still like nothing i have seen before coming here. It was the first time the MTC has allowed missionaries to teach in this area because its such a dangerous area! There were about ten of us in this area. our main objective was to get in the house and share a message and get there info for the missionaries in the area. The first house we went to we ended up teaching a 18 year old girl and her mom.Long story short they gave us there info and they are meeting with the missionaries next week. The next contact we made was a lady in the park with two kids, we taught her about the plan of salvation and the book of Mormon. i challenged her to read a scripture and we left. on the other side of the park, we were teaching someone else and it didn't go very well but i was watching the other lady we had just taught and she read her book of Mormon we gave her for like 20 minutes, so we went back over there and she told us that she loves it already! so we got her info. Then we taught these two girls who ended up being lesbian.....but this next guy was pretty scary! we are talking to these two guys outside a house in an alley way, and they were kinda making fun of us in Spanish...But we kept talking to them and on of them ended up leaving, when he left the other one let us into his house. His name was Enrique, we taught him the first discussion and how to pray, because everyone here is catholic, at the end of the discussion he said a prayer for no joke, 20 solid minutes! and we were kneeling on wood floor....but in his prayer he said he was sorry for the way he was living his life like 10 times and that he has been wanting help to change it. this guy was around23 years we got his info and left his house, outside his house this lady came up to us and told us that Enrique was one of the biggest cocaine dealers in that area! along with the other guy that was with him, and she said that while we ere in the house the other guy had gone and gathered some friends to beat us up but then they couldn't find us. pretty scary but it just taught me that even though some people are doing some pretty bad things they still have the right to hear this gospel and Enrique is now excited to meet with other missionaries and to attend church.

The last people i am going to talk about is the last door we knocked on that day, it was and old guy who answered saying that we couldn't teach him because his wife was sick inside we asked if we could give her a blessing . he said probably not because they are catholic but he will ask her. she came down and invited us in the house saying if you can teach me something i like that i will let you give me a blessing. so we taught he and the spirit was strong. she then asked if we could give her a blessing. Last time we were asked that my companion said he didn't know how so i wrote down the steps for both of us during the week. So i had the paper in my pocket and i had my oil i anointed and Yepez gave a real short blessing, it was his first time. But after she was in tears. and she was so happy we came and so happy that we were going to have missionaries come next week. I felt so good that day and I'm so excited to get to teach people everyday!

i love it! even getting the door slammed in my face is worth getting the churches name out there i love you all and thanks again for all the support!

Elder Warner

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Picture from Peru!

We got a random email today with this picture of Jase in front of the Lima Peru Temple. He looks happy, which makes us happy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Teaching is fun!

Hey everyone!

So just wanted to let you all know that i only can recieve letters on P-day....and i got some dear elders today from the baily´s and grandma and grandpa and i got a letter from the templins! thatnk you all for those letters! And mom dont send any packages! cause any package sent i will have to go down to customs and i will have to pay like 70 bucks to get a little thing of penut butter......not worth it. but those fun fusion things will probablly be fine in envelopes. So anyways......I went to the temple last wednesday and it was awesome! it was all in spanish! interesting, i actually understood like 90 percent of it! we get to go to this store called totus on wednesdays to buy stuff like soap and food and whatever, its like a wall mart so thats fun! and saterday was the best day yet! We went into this town called Ate Vitarte, and taught there for 6 hours! it was awesome!! you might be able to google map it , or look at pictures on google, but this place was the poorest place i have every been! it was bad! like i was teaching in houses that had dirt floors and plywood walls with tarps for the roof. the city looked like a battle scene or a town that got bombed haha but we taught in active members of thechurch and we commited a couple to attend church the following sunday and meet with the missionaries in the area again. so many dogs were running around the city! I guess alot of the dogs have rabies, so thats somthing we had to watch out for! pretty scary cause the day after this heath lay told us all how rabies could kill you pretty fast if the dog has had it for a while. But that city was so cool teaching in! i felt bad though cause my companion and i came across an old man that was sick and he asked us to give him a blessing, and i didnt understand what he was asking at first.....and my companion told him that he didnt know how to give one and by the time i relized what he asked for it was to late! so i studied how to give a blessing all week to be ready for next saterday. Me and my companion Elder yepez get along, its just difficult teaching with him because he talks soooooo fast! i can understand my investigators but not him! we will work through it thoiugh and he got here the same day as me, he will leave next tuesday though. and he is going to argentina. so next wednesday we all get new companions! well i am already out of time! hahaha i hate this 30 minute timer! and the fact we only have on day a week! and it takes like 2 weeks to get a letter...but oh well i miss you all and i pray for you everyday! oh riley evens is in my district and he is way cool!

PS. please comment on the post, my Dad will send those messages to me each week.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm in Prison!


heloo everyone! i have been gone for about a month now! its crazy to think i just finished my 4th week today! Peru is so cool!!! Except for the fact that we are in like a pison looking mtc everyday. But today we get to go out to the temple and ride a bus to go shopping for anything that we need. im excited to leave the walls of this place! they have a little guard at the front gate and the walls around the mtC ARE LIKE 15 FEET TALL.Everyday we have gym for an hour, which we spend playing soccer north americans VS. latinos and the first couple days they beat us a lot ....but now we just kick there butts and they get so mad! they start playing so dirty when they are losing! i think they think that thier countries reputation is on the line every game. i wont be suprised is a fight breaks out in a couple of days. but the field is like a dream! its overcast every day and i have been wearing my jacket everyday! i didnt think i would actually wear that thing! so my president at the mtc is pretty cool, very strict! but a good guy. The latinos are late to everything!!!!! my companion takes like 15 minutes to put 1 sock on. I guess its part of there culture to be late to things......frustrating! The north americans are like babysitters here! we have to drag them out of bed, make them take showers haha they never shower! Spanish is hard! My companion talks really slow too me though. But during our lessons together my companion starts talking like super fast! then i totally get lost ....but its okay ill learn. Saterday isgoing to be the first day that we get to go out into the city and teach random people! im excited! it will be a blast! Oh i guess this place is like haunted.....ive heard like 100 different stories of things happening and this really cool elder here named elder massy told me that everynight there are knoccking noises all down his hall all night and he will wake up at like 3 am and hear it! and he isnt the only one that told me that they hear the same things! I feel like the more i learn and use spanish the worst my english and spelling gets. i often find myself foretting how to spell english words. Oh the food!! the food was good for 2 days...then its just got repetitive. For breakfast ....eggs banana, yogurt stuff ( which is the bomb) and juice. lunch....soup rice meat and acake or jello...and juice...dinner.....soup, rice meat and jello or cake... and juice haha they only have juice here....nothing else haha oh and the food here messes averyone up. haha my comanion elder Yepez is pretty cool! except he sings in his bed till about 12 i use earplugs now haha but i miss everyone so much! and love all you!!1

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