So last friday during our zone training meeting my mission president pulled me aside and told me that I had gotten my visa and that I was leaving monday morning. I got up at 3:30 a.m. and flew from Eugene to Salt Lake City, to Atlanta, and then to Lima. By the time I got here it was already midnight, but it didn't seem that way because everyone was awake still and driving around. My mom always said how crazy the drivers are here but now I understand. I've never heard so many car horns in my life.
I met my new companion, Eder Guerrero. He is a native Peruvian and doesn't speak much English at all. He's in charge of helping y Spansh and I'm in charge of helping his English. I feel bad because English is so dumb, it took a while to explain how to pronounce woman as opposed to women, it really doesn't make sense.
Anyways, Im getting used to the Peruvian accent now and I love it here. I'm serving in Las Palmeras, Lima right now and I will send pictures. I will keep you all posted on what goes on down here.
On the plane ride down here I read a scripture that I think fits my situation.
"Now if this is boasting, even so will I boast; for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea, blessed is the name of my God, who has been mindful of this people, who are a branch of the tree of Israel, and has been lost from its body in a strange land; yea, I say, blessed be the name of my God, who has been mindful of us, wanderers in a strange land."
I love and miss you all!