Week 1: June 20, 2013
Hola mi familia!
Well, I made it to Peru! It took a looooooooong time,
but I made it. We didn´t have any troubles with our flight to LA, but when we
got there we found out that we couldn't check in for our next flight until 10 AM
(it was only 7 california time) so we got to stand around at the airport and
talk for awhile. We then sat in the airport lounge until we could board our
flight at 12:40 pm. All the missionaries were arriving from different airports
and it was so cool to have such a big group of us! There were about 35
missionaries on our flight from LA to Lima. The flight was pretty uneventful,
but I got to sit next to a guy from Brazil who could only speak a little
English, so we were able to carry on a conversation in Spanish! He told me that
one of his goals in life was to see the Christmas program that is put on by the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. He had a lot of questions about the
''Mormons'' so it was cool to talk to him! Luckily I was able to sleep for most
of the flight, but it wasn't a very restful sleep :)
We flew in to Lima
around 12:30 PM but because of some issues that came up in immigration and some
missionaries who had lost their baggage, and one Elder even missed his flight,
(so he came in on the next one) we didn't leave the airport until after two! It
was about an hour bus ride to the MTC and we finally rolled in at 3:30. It was
cool to drive through Lima! We weren't able to see much, but we did see a whole
bunch of lit up casinos! :)
My companion's name is Sister Hulse and she
is from Montana, and went to school up at BYU Idaho! She is going to my same
mission. There are about 10 sisters going to Lima North. Some missionaries are
going to other missions in Peru, some are going to Ecuador and there is a big
group going to Cochabamba Bolivia! Another funny thing, the majority of us are
sisters! The workers here at the MTC keep tallking about how they cant believe
how many sisters there are. I think we had 10 elders and about 25 sisters on our
flight, and when we got here we found even more sisters from other flights! I'm
not sure the total number. That is only for the North Americans though. There
are some natives that came in yesterday as well. We are the ''Norteamericanos''
I'm sorry I don't have time to respond to both emails, the little
countdown is telling me I only have 8 minutes left before it kicks me off. Thank
you for the pictures and emails though! They made me cry :) I will have to tell
you more on P day, which I think is going to be on Thursdays for me.
Also, I'm sorry if there are any typos or weird punctuation, I'm in a
rush and the keyboard is way different than the one I'm used to!
you all so much!!!!!!
P.S. I don't have my
camera with me so I will send pictures next week.