Hello! My name is Elder McCook. I am a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Serving in the Peru Arequipa Mission for 24 months. In the Spanish language. I will be returning July 2016. As a missionary, I teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and invite all to draw nearer to him. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world.
Serving the Gospel in
this part of the world? Priceless
Well, I’m in a town
called Matarani, which is in the Mollendo Zone.
Matarani has two elders and two sisters.
I am with Elder Alvey. I knew him from the CCM. It’s great to be able to serve the Lord
together with him.
My room is like twice
the size of my room in Camana. It is a
single room and we have our own bathroom.
We sleep on the 4th floor of an apartment complex. We have 4 windows in our room and we sleep
with the windows open. The walls are
painted orange so that’s cool, the floor is tile and every morning I wake up
and see the ocean so that is super sweet. I love our room. It’s so much better than the room in Camana. We share water with everyone that lives in our
building and since we live on the 4th floor sometimes we wake up and don’t have
water. I shower using a cup and buckets
twice this week, so that was a fun first time experience.
I felt this past week
that I was opening up the area because we had no scheduled appointments and it
was just hard, however we found this one 18 year old named Edgar. Everything just clicked with him and he is
excited to be baptized on the 28th.
I am the district leader
here in this zone along with another elder from Ecuador. I have 8 missionaries in my district and I am
very glad that the Lord has put his trust in me to do this.