Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Week 32- Las Palmeras, Lima, Peru: Busy Week (and PICTURES!)

Really quick just want to give an inventory of what I've eaten so far on the mission,

Octopus, Chicken crop, Chicken feet, cow heart (antecucho), cow stomach, cooked chicken blood, and other vital organs of chickens. ¡Lo máximo!

This week has been really busy; my companion and I went on 24 hour exchanges with our zone leaders, the next day the mission president left with us (he said he prayed, looked at the board of missionaries, and the faces of my comp. and I were what he decided to choose), and the next day the mission president's wife came to inspect our room. That aside we were able to visit a ton of families this week and find several new investigators. The mission is great!

I love and miss you all!

Elder Bromley

And here are some pictures, with captions by Elder Jeff:

Elder Gomez y yo

Our weight set
Real life red potion from Zelda

Huevos de codornís

French Toast

My last zone

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 31- Las Palmeras, Lima, Peru: Awesome Week

This week was awesome. We were visited by Elder Russel M. Nelson, Elder Rasband, and two other seventies this weekend. This church is run by Christ. I know it.

I don't have much time but in other news we found a woman who is a widow as of a month. She now has a baptismal date and has come to church thanks to the members help. Support the Elders and Sisters.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 30- Las Palmeras, Lima, Peru: 13th Week in Peru

Just finished my 13th week in Peru and Elder Gomez and I are working hard. My camera still doesn't work but next week I'll try to send some pictures.

This Sunday I was able to share an awesome experience with one of my converts, Mickey. All last week he had been practicing reciting Moroni 4 y 5 and this Sunday he came prepared in his white shirt and tie to bless the sacrament for the first time. I sat next to him at the table and made sure he was comfortable. I helped him read and recite the blessing of the bread and his second try he got it.

If there are new members in your ward right now please do something kind for them. I have never seen such pure desires to serve the Lord before than in Hermano Miguel. Help those who recently entered the straight and narrow to cultive the fires of their faith.

Thanks for the love. Keep doing what you know is right.

Elder Bromley 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Week 29- Las Palmeras, Lima, Peru: Transfers

So I am still here in Las Palmeras! My companion now está in Ica and my new companion is Elder Gomez. He is from Honduras and I feel really good about this transfer; he and I are going to do our best to do the Lord's work here.

The last couple of days we have been receiving all kinds of support from the ward and missionary work as a whole has a different feel to it. I cannot tell you enough about how much members can help the missionaries. Yesterday, we went on divisions and while my companion was with the Ward Mission Leader, I went with the 1st Counselor of the Bishopric and taught the Restoration to a member and her non-member friend and as my comp was training several members how to share the gospel, I was setting up a family home evening with members and this investigator for today. And this was just the first hour. 

All of you who are reading this email, please ponder to yourself what you can do to be a missionary. Not to help the missionaries, because every member should be a missionary, but to share something with someone else. President Hunter said that a good indicator of our own personal conversion is our willingness to share the Gospel with others. When you share this message with a friend (the Elders or Sisters can help train you so you can do so comfortably) you are showing the Lord you love Him by acting on faith that he is preparing people. Invite someone to listen to the missionaries, gift a soul to the Lord the Christmas, change someone's eternity.

Elder Bromley