Tuesday, April 22, 2014


This week a missionary returned from his mission.  His name is Omar Cordova and he is amazing.  We are teaching many people in his family because they are not all baptized yet.  He is super nice and when he came home he told every member of his family the importance of going to church and reading the Book of Mormon.  He has such a rock solid testimony.

This has been a strange week.  I am not a huge fan of holidays in Peru because it usually means that people start drinking in the street.  It makes me sad because so many people are missing the point of religious holidays.  They are always there to help us remember, reflect, and better the world.

This week our P-day is split up.  This morning we had our zone meeting and tomorrow we are going to a museum because it isn't open on Monday.  I am excited because Pedro, one of our members will be our tour guide, and he will combine the history with the Book of Mormon.

So today we went to my favorite restaurant in Chiclayo.  It is called Brother’s and it is like a little slice of the USA.  The owner loves the missionaries and it was fun to go as a zone.  His restaurant is tiny so it was funny to see so many people crammed together eating.  The owner (Mike) took a bunch of pictures with us and is a super nice guy.

This month our area has the challenge to read the Book of Mormon.  It has been such a blessing to talk with all of our members about the Book of Mormon.  I have really learned that we can learn the history of Christ through the Bible, but if we want to grow Close to Him we must read the Book of Mormon.

Elder Perryman

Monday, April 14, 2014

Feliz Pascua!

Happy Easter

So this months Liahona was amazing!  I love when there are so many things focused on our Savior.  Please watch this video about the impact Christ has on the lives of everyone. http://easter.mormon.org/

This week went by fast.  I am happy I am still here because I love my ward.  Willy, the Young Men's President is moving to Lima for work so we went to his house to eat on Saturday.  We had a scrumptious Peruvian plate, but had PB&J's for "desert."  I gave Willy one of my boxes of peanut butter because it is [his] favorite thing on earth.

Also this week I helped Pedro with his homework one day in the morning.  He is doing the BYU-I online classes and his English is really good.  It was a lot of fun because it reminded me a lot of school.

Today I went exploring with my companion and we found a small museum in the municipalidad.  I remember being young and loathing museums and now I just want to find museums every P-day.  Though Chiclayo lacks art museums it has a lot of cool historical museums.

I feel so blessed around this Easter season.  We are blessed by modern day prophets testifying of Christ in these days.  I have seen the Priesthood work miracles and I know that the power of God is on the earth.  It is important to remember in this Easter Season that the heavens are not closed, nor will they ever close.

Elder Perryman

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


So to start off, no I do not have a change.  I will probably stay here until May.  But I am really happy because I love this area and I want to help the young men here progress toward there own missions.  I will also be going on my third change with my companion which is a decent amount of time together.

And conference was AMAZING! Especially the first session, last session, priesthood session.  Basically it was all amazing.  My favorite parts were when Holland spoke about defending the faith and about how Richard G. Scott spoke about being faithful examples in the lives of others.  I have been so blessed by so many examples in my life.  I was able to watch all of conference in English this time.  Every gringo in my zone got together in the stake office and watched conference on TV.  It was fantastic.

I love conference.  I always feel like the messages are meant for me.  There was so much about obedience and love for our savior it was inspired.  But one thing which I thought was crucial was when M. Russell Ballard spoke about how every member should have and read Preach My Gospel.  I would like to challenge everyone reading this to read PMG this month, it has simple and perfect doctrine that can guide and direct your life.  It is a tool for life, not just missionary life.

Elder Perryman