Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dustin's Last Letter July 23, 2012

Dear Mom,
This week went great!!!! The family Romero Davila were successfully married on saturday morning and baptised that afternoon. They invited about 12 members of there family that aren`t members of the church for their baptism and It all just worked out perfectly! Yesterday they were confirmed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were given the gift of the Holy Ghost. What better way to finish the mission than baptizing a family. The last two years have indeed been the best 2 years!
I will try and get a nativity set (hopfully they sell some in the airport) and I will show you pictures and tell you more tomorrow. Love you!
Elder Dustin Divis

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dustin's July 16 Letter

2012 July 16
Thanks for the letter!!!!!!!!! Next week I will check my email. The Family Romero Dávila will get married and baptized this weekend. Pray and wish us luck so that all goes well. This week we have worked harder than ever and it has given results. We found almost 20 new investigators with 4 families, we received more referral than ever and 8 investigators came to church yesterday with 3 families. I love the Gospel!!!!!! Thanks for everything.
Elder Dustin Divis

P.S. Can you get a list of things that the family might want and send it to me next week so I can do some last minute shopping? Thanks!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dustin's July 9 Letter

Dear Mom,
My week went well. To start off, update on the family Romero Davila. Brother Enrique Romero got his birth certificate on Tuesday!!! So now they only need a couple other papers and they will be ready for marriage. Some of those papers include bills. They are very poor and are entering into their older ages which mean limited work opportunities. The ward planned an activity in one day and brought it to pass in 3 (sorry for the scriptural wording, I don`t remember how to say came to pass in normal terms... kinda embarrassing right?). They grilled up 11 chickens and sold 44 ¨polladas¨ Grilled chicken potatoes and salad. As a result the gain 265 soles (about 100 dollars) which is more than enough to help out the family in their goal to get married. We are obviously not going to pay for the whole marriage. The family has learned the principle of sacrifice and have put in more than their part, and now have seen that the ward is there to work with them in order to accomplish their physical and spiritual goals.
The pictures! James Micheal is huge! and sunburnt :) did he write his name and that he rocks? William... Where`s your missionary name tag? I think we´re both in the same boat if you know what I mean... we´re kinda chubby :/ and the house looks great! Is the floor going to stay just painted or will carpet go down in the future?
To answer the P.S. I love BBQ pork, pretzel salad (the really good cheesecake with strawberry jello and pretzel crust stuff, you know what I mean) Company potatoes with looooooooooooots of cheese, and Homemade burnt almond fudge ice-cream. I know right, sound pretty good. I love ¨muddy buddies¨ and the cookies that you make that are like big Oreos but way better. All of that just came to mind right now, and it will be delicious!!!
Thanks a ton for all your love and support. Don`t worry about me, I have a lot... a ton to do this week and next. I`ll try and send pictures, don`t know if Sister Blunck put the picture she took of me this week with president on their blog, if so enjoy :) Love you tons!
Elder Dustin Divis

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dustin's July 2 Letter

Dear Mom,
Thanks for the e-mail! Sounds like you all had a great time with the family. Thanks for the scriptures, they`re some of my favorites.
My week went well. The family Romero Dávila came to church again this week and this time with their son Isley. He`s 16 and wants to be baptized with his parents. They will get married and baptized July 21st. We are preparing finding more people for this month and next. (I never know exactly what I should write but I do my best). I did a work visit this week with Elder Fisher. He is new and was very discouraged and wanted to go home. We had a two day visit and I did what I could to help him and he seems to be getting better. He no longer says he wants to go home, so that good. I hope all is well back home.  All is well in good old Peru. Love you!
Elder Dustin Divis

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dustin's June 25 Letter

2012 June 25
Dear Mom,
Sorry for not writing hardly anything last week. My e-mail account was expired for being created 2 years ago. Everything has been fixed so that I can continue writing as usual :) Now, to answer your questions from last week; my new companion is Elder Chaves from Costa Rica. He´s great! I am still in the same zone and area. I have not received it yet. I will see him in the council on the 4th of July. Say hi to the family in the small family reunion that you will have/are having this week. This week was great! We are teaching a new family that are anxious to be baptized and so they are doing all they can to get married. They don`t make hardly any money and they`re both in their 60`s and they have a son that is 16 years old. There first son died as a baby and they couldn`t have more kids. Isley is there current son`s name, he was adopted as a child and has a great family. They come to church alone this Sunday and know many church members and will receive a great support from the ward. Everything is looking great so that they can get married in July and baptized on the 21st! We also found several other people this week that have accepted baptism in the first lesson so we hope they can show their great faith and keep progressing. Thanks for all you do for me. Your prayers help me every day and I hope that you all can be of great help to missionary work in your ward. The gospel is true and nobody will be able to deny it in the last day. It`s my job to make sure the people deny it and follow the Christ before that time comes. May God speed the right!
Elder Dustin Divis

I pulled this picture off the Mission President's wife's blog.  Dustin wasn't named in the photo but you can see him in  the background.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dustin's June 19 Letter

2012 June 19
Dear everyone!
Thanks a ton for all the e-mails that were sent this week!!! It took me just less than an hour to do the zone record and read my e-mails. Thanks Mom, William, Grandma, James and Audra, Jordan, and Riah! I wish to always receive messages from all. This week we just happened to have to do other things and it took up some of our personal internet time.
My week as gone well. Elder Flores went home to Bolivia on Tuesday and my new companion, Elder Chaves got here later that day. He is from Costa Rica is 22 years old and has 17 months on the mission. We teach well together and will be able to accomplish much in this transfer. He comes from being in the Jungle for 13 months.
Sorry for not writing anything yesterday. The computer said that my e-mail account was expired and I couldn´t send anything. Now everything is fine. I will write more next week.
I love you!
Elder Dustin Divis