change of mission - 9/14 & 9/15

(Email from Sunday, 9/14/08)

so this is not monday but we got special permission to write today cause we got hte news that i will not be going to bolivia.

apparently they are in a civil war and they are pulling out all the americans. so ill stay here in lima south adn will be getting transferred tomorrow. i should be able to write tomorrow too, so yall can write back adn try to lift me up a bit cause im not gonna lie im kinda dissapointed. however, i guess it really doesnt matter where you serve as long as you do. so ya

outside of that the work here has gone good. we have 3 people with baptism dates but today will be my last day with any of them. we have 9 investigators and ya, so not bad for 3 weeks.

im doing ok with spanish, its almost to the point were i can understand everything, instead of jsut everything bout the gospel. so thats nice. im working hard adn trying to learn everything that i can you know. i like to learn.

outside of all of that i dont know what else to say. you can write back in emails, but try to keep them somewaht short and dont be upset if i cant write to much tomorrow.

2morrow ill give the address of this mission at which point you can send cards and or packages and i will send stuff back. i found out bout some program that lets us save all out pics and im pretty sure if i set one up and give yall the password and whatever you can get them that way, but ive never been to good with computer stuff so who knows.

thanks everyone for your help and stuff. i dont know what yall will do with anything that says im going to bolivia, at the very least itll be a good laugh when i get bakc. peru is cool though. limas the sister city to buenos aires, but rumor has it im going way south, close to the border of chile or something, but rumors here end up wrong.. i should know tomorrow.

ok adios for know, till 2 morrow.

and for anyone whose counting only 648 days left
21 fast sundays or months
and like 16 more transfers or something like that

but i didnt do that math, one of the other americans did it, i just thoguh it was funny he figured that out.

(1st email - Monday 9/15)

ok so today all i know is that im going down south out of the city. im leaving lima but staying in the mission for good almost 99 percent sure of that.

im doing good you know. starting to accept the fact that im staying in peru and not goin to bolivia, but i like peru so thats not a bad thing. its a nice place and im glad i get to be here. the spanish is cool too, learnign a lot of peruvian slang and stuff like that so when i come back you can say im basically peruvian.

so i think thats it. im excited for this change cause itll help me a lot. ill get a trainer and will go to an area with just me and my comp they said. so itll be cool. i look at this as sorta a cool little change. i dont know anything boout this mission though, in terms of boundaries and stuff like that, maybe yall could fill me in. i really know nothing. right now i havent even had an interview with teh pres or to be honest i dont even remember his name. ferreras or somthing like htat. but ya let me know.

o and since this week is amandas bday happy birthday, and mistias need to send pics of baby 13. so ya i would say dont send stuff just yet. let me ask how things work now that im gonna stay and next monday i will tell you exactly how.

thanks everyone

(2nd email - Monday, 9/15 - and NEW Mission Assignment)

ok so who knew two times in one day was allowed, but apparently it is some transfers, or my new comp just wants more time. hes great though, been out for 14 months cool guy. latino also from peru. im excited for that.

so my new area of work...... surco surco lima peru. or something like that. its about 40 minutes from where i was but some parts are a lot poorer. nice place mostly though. the room is cooler too. cause its only two of us and a nice little room. cute anyways.

so my comp worked this area before and said that they had one baptism last month and hadnt had one for the previous 5 so that means, a lot of work. but he says that they have 3 good investigators who might be getting baptized soon. so i came here at a good time. im oober excited to be in this part with this comp. his names elder utia.

o the part of this letter im most looking forward to........ you can send letters and packages, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, whatever you want to peru for me now.

the address is something like:

Elder Taliercio
Mission Peru lima south
av jorge basadre 592-piso 6 OF.604 A
Casilla 140293
San Isidro- Lima Peru

i dont know if thats it exactly but mom im sure you can find out and tell everyone too. um so this isnt exactly me asking for stuff cause its probably expensive to send but if you love me you will send stuff. just kidding, really yall dont have to. just so that you know you can. and if you do let me know in an email or something so that i can expect it and see if things get here or get robbed.

they say dont put things that jingle jangle cause they think its money. so no skittles ya know. and dont send packages that are to big, cause they like those too. to be honest i dont need anything anyways, but i always like letters of love. just paper and love.

so ya, thanks for everyone whos helped and supported and prepared and whatever other stuff you can think of. im excited to be here to do this cool work and hopefully get some success.


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