Friday, March 28, 2014

Huancayo Week 2

Week Eight!

Well, I still don’t know Spanish, which is cool, but also really frustrating. 

Anyway, what happened this week?  

Well, last Monday was cool, our old pentionista took us out to get our hair done and it was at a Catholic Beauty school.  I was the first model to be picked because I am the whitest person here right now but the lady is actually married to a guy from Colorado, so that is cool.  After they finished our hair they’re like, okay everyone downstairs, and we were like okay bye everyone, but they like sat us on a bench and started a worship thing and we were like what is happening and so we went to leave and they were like you can’t leave and so we were held hostage by nuns for like 20 minutes it was weird, Hna. Witt and I just sat there holding our Books of Mormon and making our nametags shine, it was an experience.

Hna. Witt got a stomach infection this week, so Wednesday we just sat in our room most of the day but we got out for a few hours because she was sick of sitting in bed and we had a few appointments so we went to see this guy named Walter, I don’t know if I told you about him when we first met him he was wearing an Olympic track suit and his son Junior was there, but he wasn’t there, so Hna. Witt knocked on his neighbors door and I was like "what in the world are you doing" and she was kind of like "I don’t know I’m on drugs" so a lady answered the door and she was like, "oh yeah I’ve been asking which church is true" and it was like the exact embodiment of what you think a missionary lesson being, it was swell, but after we asked if we could visit again and she was like, ehhh I don’t know, maybe Sunday, and she had her little old mom sitting with her and she was just smiling and nodding the whole lesson.  So we go back on Sunday and she opens the door super excited and her mom runs out and is like so happy to see us, it was awesome.  So we taught them again and it was so awesome, we are going to see them again on Thursday.

The other awesome lesson was a reference from the Elders. This guy is a taxi driver and saw the Elders a lot of times and finally wanted to ask about a dream he has been having.  Basically, he sees Christ and he is saying follow me, and its super cool, sorry I am almost out of time, but we called and were like can we visit so we get there and his wife has had lessons before and she didn’t believe there were Sisters only Elders until she saw us.  She liked meeting with us a lot more because we are not so serious and she feels comfortable asking us questions.  It was awesome.  We are seeing them again on Wednesday I believe.

We also saw Maura again which was hard in itself, but she was so receptive while we were there, and she was so happy to see us, which is cool because we were about to give up on her, which is the wrong thing to do.

Then on Sunday, we saw Junior, Walter’s son, outside of church and a recent convert trying to get him inside, he didn’t make it for sacrament but we introduced him to some guys his age and he went to the last 2 hours, and we learned that he had been going to seminary ever since we met with him.

Anyway, people love seeing pictures of our families, so I’m always showing you guys off, the ladies always LOVE Jon, I’m pretty sure when they think cute white boy Jon is what they see, so when they see that actually exists they get really excited and fall in love with him.

We have a baptism, this little 10 year old girl was kind of just forgotten about in here family and never got baptized, so we met with her and because she is 10 she counts as our baptism, which is cool.

It’s hard to send photos it takes forever, I’m in a cyber cafĂ©, and there are so many games that my camera won’t work.

But next time send it to David Y Henderson and put my name somewhere else so that I don’t have to spend my p-day at surpost


Love you

Hermana Peters

Mision Peru Huancayo

Head over to the Mission Blog and see photos of me arriving at the mission office in Huancayo.

Mision Peru Huancayo - A Bunch of Brand New Missionaries!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hey All, I totally forgot about pi Day!

Week Seven!

Hey All,

I totally forgot about pi Day! Bummer, our pentionista gave us cake for her son’s birthday yesterday though.  It was pretty good.

My new companion is Hermana Witt.  She’s awesome, she is from Utah but her mom is Mexican so she is fluent in Spanish and is really helping me learn more.  I wish I could speak this language but I just think of Nephi constantly, because he was slow of speech, and when he says "I may not know all things but I know that God loves his children" I think that’s the correct wording but yeah, I realize my calling isn't to learn Spanish, Its to let people know God loves them and if I focus on that the language will come.  Which is okay because the people here are so patient with me and are willing to listen and just appreciate that I was trying.  One moment that really stands out is we were getting cookies and Hrna. Witt is like invite her to church and the lady was just listening to me and smiling and she didn't come to church but she was so sweet.

WE GOT A LANDLINE!  The first few days we were dependent on the payphone at the store under our apartment, but we got a landline, so if you were wondering if we got iPhones and iPads too, we don’t, we got our brand new landline.

Oh yeah, my area, I’m in the city of Huancayo.  The documentary was wrong the apartments are nice, like your average studio apartment in America is what we have here and it’s nice.  We are close to the mission home, just keep sending packages there my whole mission but address them to David Y Henderson, or I will never get them I might these next few weeks because I’m in Huancayo but once I transfer somewhere else I will never get them because if they are in my name I have to be at the post office to get them.  So just make sure it’s addressed to David Y Henderson and my name is somewhere else.  

Anyway I don’t know what all these kids saying the first week is the hardest is all about.  I really had no idea what was happening but I just went with it and it’s all good.  Hna, Witt had no idea either because she’s new to the area too we are the first Hnas. in the Chicla 1st ward in like 20 years if I understood that correctly, which is cool.  But we have like no one to talk to but we found two investigators which is awesome

We are also between pentionistas right now, we technically have three so that’s cool.  I have no idea what’s happening but it’s all good.

Live Long and Prosper,
Hermana Peters


Thursday, March 13, 2014

HEY, I made it to Huancayo alive...

Week Six!

I made it to Huancayo alive, I was a little sick with the CCM thing but it was only a day or two.  I didn't take the train but I made sure everyone knew how badly I wanted to go on it.  We still went on a really awesome bus ride. I almost passed out but I fell asleep before that happened.  The elevation sickness isn't too bad, I have a bit of a headache but I’m just happy to be here.  Our mission president is swell and his wife makes really awesome cookies, they have given us like 3 meals and we have only been here like 5 hours.  I seriously didn't eat any of the third meal.

Anyway. I have to allow another missionary on.  I should be on the Huancayo blog tomorrow or Thursday.
Love you,
Hermana Peters

Tell Rachel I think I read part of the letter she sent in a dream I had at the CCM because I swear I responded with "have you not seen all the colors I wear? Literally wearing a neon yellow shirt right now." Which I am again, I swear there is something about this country and having dreams because the people have them all the time and now me?

Lima is nothing like Portland, and I have only been in the mission home of Huancayo and it hasn't rained quite yet, so I’ll let her know more on that next week.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Week Five!

Basically, nothing happened this week, except the whole CMM is sick there is like a stomach flu thing, and then a stomach bacteria thing and then a girl in our district has a worm.  (Isn't that fun?) As of what we know right now, I only have the stomach flu thing, and it was only a couple days which I am grateful for, and am hoping it doesn't escalate.

Something else that was fun, we were all walking down the hallway and our morning body guard guy was standing in the hallway and my district yelled "CHARGE" (in English of course) and he is like "Who is George?" and after dying of laughter we explained it to him and he kind of got it but then we were like "FOR NARNIA" and he’s like "oh I get it now" then we talked about Narnia for like 20 minutes.

Last fun thing and then I will share something spiritual I guess, Hno. Valaquez was telling us a story from his mission and Hna. Rush was the investigator Gisel and I was her friend who was a member, and he couldn't remember Gisel´s friends name so he’s like let’s just say Kirstin.  And for like 40 minutes he was calling me Kirstin and I like turn to Hna. Rush like "do you think he knows" and she just shook her head so after he finished the story I was like "you know why we were laughing the whole time right?" and he was just like "nope" so I´m like "Kirstin was my name before my mission" and He was just like "enserio?"  He seriously didn't believe me until I pulled out my scriptures and proved it to him it was so funny.
Anyway, I had a really cool thing happen this week, I don’t know if I told you last week but Hna. Rush and I were talking to a Maestro about our Spanish struggles and He was like "just read out loud and time yourself for 1 minute and get faster and faster".  Well that was last P Day.  Later that night we were watching a Joseph Smith movie (I think it was called The Golden Plates).  It was perfect and cheesy and anything you want a movie to be. ANYWAY, Hna. Rush had to use the restroom, and I was in the hallway and the same maestro came up and was like "HERMANA PETERS, what is the key to learning Spanish" and Hna. Rush walked out at that time, and we were like "timing ourselves while we read out loud" and he’s just like "no" "the most important thing to remember is to walk like angels, talk like angels and think like angels" and it was so cool not really what he said but the power behind what he said, it was like the power behind the promises apostles make it was just like wow.

Anyway, I got a Libro de Mormon in Qechua, its crazy, they only have like half the book (No Ether, sorry dad) but it is like the same size as an English book of Mormon, but the words are SO LONG its crazy.

Anyway, that’s it really, I may not be able to email next week because Tuesday is when we will be traveling to the mission home!  CRAZY RIGHT!  10% of my mission will be over next week, how sad is that? Can I get an extension?

Hermana Peters


Mana kaypichu means not included; and Hunt´asqu means complete; and the rest are selected chapters

Also, if anyone else in the family wants to email me I’m okay with that, with Hermana De Leon she should have added me as a friend so it would have been in the requests.  It doesn’t matter that much. Love you

Oh yeah, I should be on the Mission home blog thing next week (between Tuesday and Friday, depending on when they post it,) but I should be on it soon.