Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Week 1 - Peru is Crazy!

Peru is crazy. We left Tuesday morning, got in at about 3 am Wednesday morning. They let us sleep in until 7. There are about 30% of us who speak English; that means total immersion except for in the dormitories. The Latino people who dominate the CCM are the best people I have ever met. I love them to death. So happy, so willing to help us learn Spanish even when it takes me 10 minutes to figure out the word for running from them. They are amazing people. My companion is a kid from Alpine, Utah. His name is Elder Crosby. We have gotten along very well so far. My district has 4 kids from Utah, one from Dallas and one from California. 5 of the 6 are going to Cochabamba, Texas is going to Peru.

The language is coming along well. I went from understanding about nothing with hardly any language in school to being able to understand about 20% of an actual conversation with the Latinos in one week. It's nuts. The desserts are kind of goopy, not a huge fan of them. Rice is in EVERY lunch and dinner, without fail. We play soccer with the Latino elders every day, and they rally the gringos. They are all so saucy with their footwork even though they are a foot shorter and slower than us. It is so much fun. I love it so far, but I can not wait to get out in the field and
actually do work.

Elder Howells


The foggy Lima sky
      Elder Crosby
Elder Quispe is in the chair (He is Brad’s favorite so far)

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