Buenas tardes! I received letters from the last month or so. Also, a couple letters that were sent to the Peru MTC also got to me. That includes the two sets of stamps that you sent me Mom. It´s funny because in you letter with the stamps, you made a joke how the other one would come at the same time which it did. So this week, I wrote a letter and went to mail it only to find out that I don´t need stamps... So when I send a package to you guys, I will include the stamps. Sorry and thank you. Also, tell me if and when the letters come, I am trying the system out. I will answer some questions - Yes I have definitely lost weight. I´d say about 10 lbs. On both my belts, I´m at the last hole thingy. Yes I feel taller here. I would say I´m above average here, not tall. Mom would be average size for the girls. Yes I play the piano every week in sacrament meeting. In about a month when my spanish is a little better, I´m going to start holding piano or choir/singing lessons for our investigators and members. Maybe English lessons even later. The two things the people want to learn here is English and how to sing. Yes it is getting really cold here. I have my garments, long white shirt, sweater, jacket, coat on. :) We got a heater which is pretty cool. I wanted to dry off my shower sandels after the shower so I leaned them against the heater. Then I smelled smoke and it was my sandels! The tips of them where my toes go melted like candle wax. So now it smells like burnt plasic in our place right now. The good thing is, is that they are still wearable. My Mission President is pretty cool. I haven´t talked to him much but all I know is that he´s inspired. In my beginning interview thing, he told me a few things that will happen. I guess you can call them profecies. He said that my trainer or companion will teach me how to love the people, talk with them, become their friend, and really find their needs. This has truly happened in these past couple months. Then he said that I would teach him how to be obedient. I thought that was weird because yeah I´m obedient, but I don´t force them on other people. Well, I never did force anything. It was being an example. He said that he has been the most obedient he has since he began his mission a year and a half ago. Before, he would take naps during the days and other stuff like that. My mission president just told our whole mission to read the BoM (in spanish) in 90 days. He then asked if we would write our families and do the same thing which is what I´m doing write now. So I´m going to stop where I am and restart to finish it in 90 days and I ask you guys to do the same. Let´s see. A ver. My spiritual experience this week is really simple. It was with an investigator of 15 years old named Juan Manuel. Him and his family seemed like the golden investigators. They have lots of energy and excitement towards our church and have gone to church each week and are hopefully getting baptized the 19th if we get permision from his parents. They are seriously golden. Then this last week we were talking to them outside their house. These girls, who my companion knew, walked by and started talking to us as well. Juan Manuel got left out of the conversation, but heard my companion and the girls say something about him. I don´t know what he said but he stomped back into his house offended. Great. My companion offended our golden investigator. We tried coming back the next couple days, but he would not come out and talk to us. He said that he would not come to our church any more also. So then I prayed alot that his heart would soften towards us and the church because it could have gone for the worse down the road. Friday, my companion went on splits with another elder and my buddy, Elder Shafer, from the U.S. came with me. We went to go see him. He let us in and talked to us. I shared with him our purpose of missionaries, the example of Jesus Christ, and that everyone, including missionaries, aren´t perfect. He then decided to continue our lessons with him. The next day my comp. apologized and now he has the same energy like before. The point of this is that God still answers prayers and revelation still exists. It´s hard sometimes to realize this only because God, a perfect and just being, is trying to communicate with us, very imperfect beings and less than the dust of the Earth (at times). So pray with faith, and then listen very carefully to the whisperings of the holy spirit. I look forward to next sunday = Mother`s day. Elder Walker
I need to take more fotos. You can still put them on facebook mom. These are pictures of my area, my desk. Me beating all of my zone but one person at chess (he plays in national tournaments and gets money, but I was still close).