Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 58- Huanta, Ayacuhco, Peru: Busy Week

This last week has been crazy. One of our investigators, Ledys, needed to get permission from his mom to be baptized. We called him last Monday or Tuesday night and very excitedly he said, "I did as you said! I said a prayer, talked to my mom, and then she signed the baptismal form." Everybody was praying for him; his mom is a less active but is also very VERY resentful. It would not have been surprising if she didn't give him permission. But he trusted God to give him the words he needed to say and it all paid off.

Due to various circumstances the baptism had to be done Sunday morning before church, and then he was confirmed a member of the church an hour later. It was such a cool experience because about three or four months ago, Ledys would pretty much avoid us. But then he started going to church with his cousins and had a change of heart. God prepares His children.

This next week is transfers week, so I'll know if I'm headed out or staying here for another 1.5 months.

I love and miss you all!

Elder Bromley

Monday, May 19, 2014

Week 57- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Immigration Papers in Ecuador

So this week has been very interesting. Elder Riveros and I had to go to Huamanga three days in a row and then I had to go to Ecuador. We drove from Huanta to Huamanga and then took a bus (they wouldn't turn on the AC for hours!) to Lima. From there I flew to the edge of Peru near Ecuador (it was SOOO hot) and then drove to Ecuador. We were doing paper work all day and all of the Ecuadorians were hating on one of the Elders. They were kind of mean haha. After that I got back to Huanta by the same process. But everything is good and I'm less illegal now.

We hope to have a baptism this next week, his name is Ledys. Pray for him!

I love and miss you all!

Elder Bromley

Monday, May 12, 2014

Week 56- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Hello Again

So this last week has been interesting. We were fortunate anough to be robbed while we were gone from the apartment so I won't have a camera for a while. But I will get one as soon as possible so you all can see the crazy things I do! 

So something happened with my immigration papers and I am going to be sent off to Ecuador for a day. But hopefully after that I'll be a real Peruvian citizen! One of the more entertaining parts of being half Peruvian is that I can freak out anybody, white or latin. It's always cool when I speak English to an American for the first time in English and they tell me afterwards, "Whoa! That was really good! Where are you from?" "California." "Oh what the heck." The best is freaking out the Peruvians when I randomly speak English to other missionaries. They are almost more confused than the white people. Hahaha.

So I have been thinking today about how my life has changed on the mission and how it is going to be when I get back. I really feel hesitant to pick up any old habits I had; I haven't learned all of the things I have to be the same person afterwards. I've realized that there is so much more to life than the worldly limits we put on everything. Everybody who has a calling should ask themselves, "How am I letting the Lord mold me from this opportunity to serve?" There are no small callings, each one can help you become something much greater than you are now. It depends on you if you squander and waste these opportunities or embrace and magnify them.

I love and miss you all!

Elder Bromley

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 55- Huanta, Ayacucho, Peru: Just Pictures This Week!

No update from Elder Bromley this week- he is going to be able to call home briefly today to set up a time to Skype for Mother's Day :)

But he did send 3 pictures!