Monday, March 26, 2012

Dustin's March 26 Letter

2012 March 26
Dear Mom,
My week was very busy. My companion and I got to our new area together on Tuesday. We are now serving in the Tahuantinsuyo stake, in Deseret ward. It`s the stake that covers the mission offices. We both got transferred from San Juan de Lurigancho to Independecia the same day and we are now getting comfortable in our new room, pention (food lady) and ward and responsibilities. The assistants are in this same ward but they are always traveling to the jungle and other parts of the mission doing what they do and they don`t have hardly anytime in their area. Now it’s worse because there is a new assistant and he isn`t use to so much tasks to do in one day. So we will be working here full-time and when the assistants have time they will do splits with us. I am looking forward to learning a lot here and having tons of success. One of the assistants is a missionary from my group. We came to Lima, Peru side by side in every plane and we roomed together in the CCM. He`s the best! Elder Essig is his name. Our new room is just that ¨new¨. They placed the necessary things (one dresser, two beds and two desks) in the room.... and that`s about it. We had to find chairs, buy a broom, light bulbs, mop, etc. Many other things kept us very busy. The best thing that happened is that we got to know the best bishop ever and his brother is the ward mission leader, and there is a ton of support in this ward. I will most likely finish my mission here and I am sure I will have many great experiences here.
Thanks for the information about you lives and I hope all goes well with work and vacations. Say hi to everyone back home. Thanks for the scripture and all that you do for me. I am also looking forward to general conference. Tonight we`re going to have Family Home Evening with President and Sister Blunck! Should be good.
Love you tons!
Elder Dustin Divis

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dustin's March 19th Letter

2012 March 19
Dear Mom,
My week went quite well. The eldest son of the Rafeal family got back from his exchange program in California last night and they invited us over for dinner tonight. Can`t wait to meet him, and teach him all that his family has been learning so that he too can receive the great joy that one acquires by making righteous choices. We also have a Family Night planned with a member family today. Everyone is sure that I am leaving and when I opened up my e-mail I saw something strange, the assistants had written me. That never happens! I am now going to be transferred to another zone here in Lima after 7 eventful months in Wiesse. The people that I have gotten to know are incredible and I was kinda hoping that I could stay for one more transfer, but I know that the Lord needs me now in another part of his vineyard. I have lots to learn and I know that this change will be for the better. This Sunday a new family made it to church and a father of family, and a convert brought his friend to church and now is investigating. Wish I could be here to help and see them progress but I know the elder that is coming will do great. For P-day we usually play soccer, which I love!!! but some get bored of playing soccer every week for 2 years(I don`t understand why) Last week we went bowling in the only bowling alley in all of the gigantic city of Lima. I had fun but I didn`t take pictures :/ Sorry. Della`s party makes me a little bit jealous. Thanks Jordan for the foto! Wish me luck in my new zone! I love you tons!
Elder Divis

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dustin's March 12 Letter with pictures

2012 March 12
My week was great! In the zone conference I learned a ton and it has helped me become a better Gospel teacher. Sounds like life is treating you well and you keep going strong as always mom. Thanks for the pictures you have been sending me, and I would love pictures of all the new stuff that is going in, on or around the house. Say happy birthday to Della for me! Our investigators are doing great, really nothing too new but next week should be a doozy. My companion and I are getting along much better now and it has helped us progress a lot this week. Wish me luck for this.
Today we are going to the only mall that I have heard of here in Peru and we will be bowling. I haven`t gone bowling since the PCO party 2 years ago. Should be fun:) Sorry for the extremely short letter but next week I should have lots to tell.
With love,
Elder Dustin Divis

 Me, Scott, and my Comp. Elder Ă‘urinda
 Gospel Principles class
William Scott Chuco Lapa and his family

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dustin's March 5 Letter

2012 March 5
My week went well. There are so many things that I want to do and I feel that the time is passing by faster and faster. I know I must focus on the most important things and make the best of the time that I have. Transfers are in two weeks and almost everyone is sure that I am leaving, even the Zone Leaders. We`ll see. I`ll know in two weeks but they tell me after I write you so you know what all happened in the transfers. I am not sure how well my English is; honestly I confuse myself when I write.
This week we didn’t see the progress we wanted to with some of the investigators but these next two weeks we have to work extra hard to be able help all of them and find many more to teach and baptize. Tomorrow we have Zone Conference with Pres. Blunck. We should learn a lot. Good luck in your “work” Mom.  I am sure the package will get here in April or May. Send my greetings to your seminary class. I love you and appreciate all you do for me.
Elder Dustin Divis