Monday, August 15, 2016

Hey! Sounds like things are pretty good at home! Here it’s starting to get suuuper hot. This whole last week has been super warm, and everyone says that we are in "full summer"!  Summer apparently lasts until September here but basically I think it’s summer all year round haha.
Last Monday we went as Hermana’s to Quistococha! The zoo place that I went to with Hermana Lara, my first change here in Iquitos. This time I didn’t play with the monkeys too much but it was cool to just walk around the beach! I think my favorite part was the bus ride there. It’s about an hour bus ride! It makes me miss going on drives with the homies, but this bus ride was a lot cooler cause it’s the Amazon Rainforest. (;
That night we taught Felix!!! He is so much better now it’s crazy!!! He came to church last week! His daughter brought him in his wheelchair because he still doesn’t have a lot of strength to walk yet, but the Lord is sure working miracles to help him get better and eventually get to the temple. That night we were able to do a family home evening with him and his grandkids and son-in-law and it went pretty good! We taught the story of Paul walking on the water to Christ!  After the family home evening with Felix we went to another members house and had another FHE! They´re the family Braga. They’re super cool cause they are super smart haha and have a ton of knowledge about the gospel! They both served missions and their kids are super funny and wayyy intelligent. Her son is like 10 years old and he says that he wants to be a professor, a doctor and then president of Peru. (; This night he made me laugh super hard cause he started singing some Spanish opera song and 5 seconds after he started singing it his mom and sister joined in. It made me think of Marebear and how her fam loves phantom of the opera and how she made me listen to that album all the way home from Idaho... ugh(;

On Wednesday we did a cool service project! We helped a family that we are teaching right now, with their carpentry! Their names are Remy and Tony. Remy is 16 and he’s a recent convert but he hasn’t been attending church for the whole time that I’ve been here because he’s been focusing on his studies because he is studying to be a doctor, but besides that excuse, he just doesn’t have much of a desire to come to church because he says his mom pressured him into getting baptized.. BUENO. And then his dad is Tony , just barely separated from Remy’s mom who he’s been living with for a million years but  he has a lot of hate for everything that happened between them! So that’s where we are with this family for the moment(; But it was super cool to help them with their business. Our whole district came and helped sand down chairs and doors for Hermano Tony.  Me and my comp got there early and we started sanding down one of the chairs and apparently we were only supposed to do a light sanding but nobody told us so we took off a lot of the paint on the chairs... and had to repaint them and resand haha, oppsy.  But now I’m a pro carpenter so yay new skill!

That night we went to visit Hermana Merci who is one of our investigators! But she said she didn’t have time because she was washing her clothes, so we asked her if we could help her! We hand washed all of her clothes.  Which took almost 2 hours haha yay service!
One thing that I liked this week was one of the lessons that we had with a random lady we contacted named Norma! We sat down in her house and out of nowhere me and my comp decided to start the lesson by singing a hymn to her and her family! We started singing Love One Another and the lady joined in with us in the chorus because she recognized it! Hymns are super cool though because they really invite the spirit!
Friday we went to an appt. with one of our converts Antony and his mom who’s not a member. Well Antony’s friend was there and it was someone who was in the seminary class in her home ward that had moved back out to Iquitos with his parents! She got to talk to her frennn but it made her pretty trunky afterwards because he told her everything about her old boyfriend stuff ahhhhhh! haha

This week I had to go to migracions to get my visa renewed because I’m coming up on a year... finally (; no just kidding it’s just so crazy!
Love you guys!
Hermana Jackson

*Here’s a picture for Dad. This is the high tech wiring they have going on here in Peru! It’s for the lights in their house.  I thought Dad would think that it was pretty interesting (:

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