Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 103


Well, I guess this is it! My last email from being here on the mission! I'll be planning on writing an email next week, but it is most likely that I will already be home! ¡Qué locazo!

I guess we'll start off with a few things from this week.

So first, last Monday after writing we had a nice district P-day with the sisters from our branch. We decided that we wanted to try to sled down some sand dunes here in our area which sounded like a lot of fun! But then we get there and it turns out that it doesn't really work like you think it would. We tried to go down, but we wouldn't slide down like you were supposed to.
But it was still a lot of fun and we had a little picnic on the hill and also buried my companion.
Also on Saturday morning, we had a zone devotional and service where we were able to go to a cemetery in Pacasmayo and register a lot of the names and death dates. Apparently the graves of older ages are not registered in the city's system so we did this to help them out and also to input in the family history system Family Search to match up records with people.
We also found a tomb that was opened up and found a skull:
Pretty successful day!

There was also a lovely full moon yesterday and had to stop to take pics:

Well, as it may be my last email here in the mission field, I guess I should add some special words to this part of the email. Well I have to say that these past 2 years have definitely been the hardest thing that I have ever done in my whole life. Maybe I don't mention all of the terrible things that I've gone through but it definitely has not been too easy. But I have to say that it was also the best 2 years that I have had ever. I have gone through so many enjoyable experiences and met so many great people that have helped me grow as a person. But I have realized that the hardest times are the one's that help me learn the most. One of the greatest things that I have learned through out these years is just the ability to communicate myself to others. It was a huge struggle for me at the beginning and throughout almost all of my mission, but I am super grateful for every person that I have met, for all of my companions, and for my mission president that has played a key role in all of this. Well, I am very happy to make it home knowing that these years have not been a waste and have blessed me more than I could ever imagine, but I will also miss all of this. The mission has become my life, but I now have a new life ahead of me that I know will not be easy either, but I am ready.

I would like to testify that I know the church that I have represented for the past 2 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church here on the Earth and that it is the same exact church that Christ established while he was here and that it contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. I am so grateful having been able to give Him a little bit of my life to serve in His vineyard, and I know that I am not the same person that I was.

And to finish of this email, here are some pictures to finish off these years of service:

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I will see you all face to face soon!!!

Elder Jordan Terry

Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 102


Well, we had an amazing week, full of many great experiences and miracles!

This week we were able to have our interviews with our mission president, his wife and the asistentes. It turns out that these are his last interviews for all of his missionaries, but I will have one last interview with him before I go home. I really just left the interviews inspired and with a renewed excitement for the work. The mission leaders are amazing.

We have had a few days where we were blessed a ton going from house to house and being able to enter in and teach. A lot of our time is in the streets looking for potential investigators, so it is a great blessing to teach a lot. Also continuing with the miracles, we were able to have 6 less-active members show up at church yesterday, and 4 of them were for the first time in a while. It was a pretty awesome week.

Hmm well that was pretty much it for this week. The time just flies here in the field and it is such a weird feeling knowing I'll be home in only 2 short weeks.

Also, I didn't take too many pictures this week, so here's one of me writing this email right now:
And here's a beach:
Well I hope every one has a great week!

Flight Information if you want to come to the airport:
5/31/2016 8:50 AM DFW American #2506 SNA 10:09 AM

Homecoming party at the Terry's:
5/31/2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10261 Cardinal Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Elder Terry

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 101


Happy Mother's Day!

It has been another amazing week here and a joy to be able to talk to my family again, and for the last time here on the mission. It looks like every one is doing great and (somewhat) looking forward to my return!
I miss you all and love you more than I can put in words.

Well for this week, it looks like I have a lot of pictures for your enjoyment.
To start off, last Monday was Elder Bentley's birthday so we were able to celebrate that with a zone P-day over in Pacasmayo on the beach
We have a less active member, Gladys, who is in the process of coming back to church that made a delicious cake to celebrate his birthday, the famous tres leches cake:
We then all went over to the Pacasmayo pier which was constructed over 100 years ago!
It used to be 3 times as long, but it's age and some big waves have reduced it down a bit.
They didn't let us go all the way down it for it's age, but it was still enjoyable:
 It also used to be a usable railroad:
We could also see some paragliding surfers? over in the distance:

Muelle is the word for pier in Spanish:
We then head over to the Christ statue again which they had painted his hands red for last Easter:

It was a pretty good p-day and the Bently's are amazing!

I also have some more sunset pictures! Idk why I like them so much:

Pretty amazing!

Well, there wan't too much else super eventful, but this week we are planning for interviews with President! So until next week!

Elder Terry

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 100


Wow after 100 weeks of being on the mission, I guess it's down to the final stretch, and I can officially say that I'll be home this month. But I'm still working as hard as ever, of course.

Well, for this week, we had a few interesting things go on. Well, in the past 2 weeks I've actually got sick 3 times. The first time a terrible sore throat and a runny nose, and then after recovering from that, I think I got food poisoning also a fever at the same time, which was pretty epic. But I'm doing great right now, so don't worry about me :).

This week we also had our monthly leadership training with all of the leaders in our zone and their companions hosted by the Bentley's:
Also we found a random scorpion in the street. Apparently they're pretty common, but it's the first time I've seen one:
Also this week we had an Alma Rescatada, which is when a less-active member returns to church. His name is Wilfredo and he was never super strong in the church, but recently his dad had died at 99 years old and he decided to return for good. I love seeing the change that the Spirit makes in the people after teaching them and helping them keep commitments.

Well that's about it for this week and I'll be calling home on Sunday, which I'm really looking forward to.

Elder Terry