One of the most important things a missionary can do is to love and serve the people in his/her mission. When safety issues arise for those people you can be sure that missionaries are the first to worry. Check out this news article from
"The most alarming rate is in 2008, when 1,530 covers were taken in the first five months of the year. The Lima-based water company affirmed that if theft continued at this rate, over 3,000 manhole covers will have been stolen by the end of the year. The majority of the iron covers where stolen in
"For example, the manhole covers from the first to the sixth block of
I'll look more into this matter after I'm in
So about the mission. I'm hoping to work harder than I've ever worked in my life. It's also going to be the greatest blessing I've had so far in my life. I still have so much to learn about the restored gospel, but I think that this will be the direction I need. It's very hard for me to pick up everything and leave. I'll miss my family and friends so much... and my girlfriend Andrea because of how close we are.
On a lighter note, I'm hoping to be spiritual, tan, and Peruvian when I get back! There will be ups and downs but I'm striving and praying to have an energy that will carry me through. I'm looking forward to teaching, serving, and loving the people. If anything, I'll try to save them from the manholes.
I LOVE YOU ALL
I'll be back in two years