Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Week 41- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Milagros Baptism (and PICTURES!)

This week, Milagros was able to enter the waters of baptism to join in membership in this beautiful church with two of her older brothers, Dany and Uver. Now we are working with her other brother Jesus hoping that one day he'll join also as well as his dad so that they can be an eternal family. I know one day very soon, Milagros will be able to do saving ordinances for her mom in the temple. It'll be awesome.

We just started another cambio here and Elder Gonzales is still my companion so I know that I'll be able to finish his training and hopefully he will be capable of training others as his first 12 weeks come to an end.

We were hoping to have some baptisms this week, but they'll have to be postponed a little longer. As I said before, we are working with an old couple (we found out that they're already married and can get baptized!) and another older man named Fernando. Fernando has been abstaining from alcohol and we can see a new light in his eyes every day. We are hoping that he will be a bold pioneer to one day bring his family into the church also!

I love you all!

Elder Bromley!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Photo with Mission President & Wife

Elder Bromley with Perú Lima South Mission President Sean Douglas and Sister Ann Douglas

Monday, January 20, 2014

Week 40- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Hello Again! (PICTURES!)

This week has been very busy. My companion and I are working hard to work with the members here, and the work is paying off! 5 progressing investigators came to church this last Sunday: Milagros and her brother Jesús, Fernando (a 69 year old Huayño guitarist), and Papito Victor and his wife Eugenia (their ages totaled is over 130 years)

Milagros is a little girl who has two brothers who are members. Her dad recently gave permission for her to be baptized and she is preparing for a baptismal service that will be held next week (pray please)!

Jesús is the older brother of Milagros and in the last lesson he opened up a lot due to the recent death of their mom. We are starting to see more little changes in him as he accompanies us in the lessons for Milagros.

Fernando is a funny older guy who plays the guitar very well. We are helping him overcome problems he has with the word of wisdom and use his talents for good.

Papito Victor y Eugenia are parents of several members but because they aren't married they can't baptize. We are hoping that we can marry them soon and we are waiting for their papers to be processed in the capital (Huamanga, Ayacucho). It's fun to teach them to pray because Eugenia prays in Quechua.

Elder Gonzales and I are trying our hardest to bring friends of these investigators to the lessons because we have seen how much more powerful the spirit testifies when members are present. Please please please please help the missionaries in their lessons! Be friends with them. Be friends with the investigators. I promise you that sincerely helping these people will soon become one of the biggest blessings in your lives.

I love and miss you all! ¡Chau!

Elder Bromley

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week 39- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Back to Two, a Snake, a Rat, and a Baptism (PICTURES!)

This week was super long but I'll summarize most of it!

This week Elder Oliden was emergency transferred to Lima, Villa Salvador. He had shown us the area Huanta, and when an Elder received his visa to Mexico, he filled in the vacancy. He will be missed after having spent 7 months here in his first area.

This week I turned nine months in the mission!

We had to drop one of our investigators with a baptismal date this week because she called and confessed her love for me. It was super awkward and my zone leaders said I can stay in Huanta if I don't talk to her ever again hahahaha

Also, the same night I heard something in my kitchen and, knowing that it was a rat, awoke my comp and we had a fun time chasing it around until he hit it with a broom like a hockey puck. It's still alive, But we put it outside in the street.

Anny was baptized this last Friday!! She invited her whole family which ended up being about 25 people and they all enjoyed it. We tried contacting there but were rejected by basically all of them, but we are going to pass by and teach Anny's dad this week. It was very spiritual and now we have to work with another investigator, Milagros, who might get baptized this next week!

I love and miss you all!

Elder Bromley

Monday, January 6, 2014

Week 38- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Anni (and PICTURES!)

Hello everybody!

This week was pretty good. We have been teaching with members often and have an investigator who will be baptized this Friday, Anni Ayala. She is a little 10 year old girl whose mom is a member but never had gotten baptized. It's fun to teach her because I get to draw things to explain better.

Time has gotten the better of me but I'll write you more next week!

I love and miss you all!


Elder Bromley

Elder Bromley and Elder Oliden (with Elder Gonzales in the mirror)    

Chicken hamburger
Elder Oliden and a cow's head
Doing some yard work