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