Monday, July 17, 2017

Naranjal - Week 5

Bajando la montaña ya

Well on Wednesday I completed a year on my mission, and I've heard that the thing to do when you complete a year is burn a shirt. So we went up on the roof and burned a shirt.

We had the baptism of Luis Orosco.

For P-day we did something new...just kidding we played soccer.

Out of time!

Love you all chao

Elder Harris

Monday, July 10, 2017

Naranjal - Week 5

Que podrìa titular esta carta

One experience this week was when we were doing a finding activity called singing hymns. We were walking down the street when we saw a man sitting down on the sidewalk reading a paper. We crossed the street and said hey can we sing a hymn for you? He looked up and said sure; my favorite is number 41 (Grande Eres Tu). We were kind of surprised but we still sang it. When we finished I looked at his face and there were tears coming out of his eyes. He told us that he lived in Comas (Lima North Mission) but he was a less active member. He said when we sang the hymn it reminded him of when the first missionaries taught him the gospel and of his conversion. He told us he wanted to return to the church, and he committed to go to church this Sunday. I remember that day ended up being a long day where we were just walking all day, but that experience gave my companion and I animo that helped us through the day. And I know that if we follow the spirit we are going to have spiritual experiences.

Another thing that happened this week is Brad Wilcox (writer and professor at BYU) I guess is friends with my Mission President, and he did a fireside for 3 stakes in my mission: Los Olivos, Prolima, and Palmeras. The purpose was to find new investigators. Members brought their friends and family that weren't members (to give as referrals to the missionaries) and we as missionaries brought investigators. He talked for about an hour about the subject: What do I gain by being Mormon? He was hilarious and has a heavy Chilean accent (he served as a mission president there). But it was awesome, we had some referrals given to us. And at the beginning all the missionaries in the 3 zones got up and sang Nearer my God to thee which was pretty cool.

Work visit with Elder Cardenas from COLOMBIA...està colocho...

My comp took this right before we came to the internet cafè. In Avenida San Josè.

My desk. Don't ask questions.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Naranjal - Week 4

Ha sido una semana loca

This week was full of miracles. We were able to find new investigators every single day this week. We have a lot of work to do now to help them progress! 

We had a surprise investigator come to church this week. We didn't recognize him as an investigator because he came with a white shirt and tie, but he told us he came to church today because 2 years back his mom and siblings got baptized. He was the only one who didn't get baptized. Recently his mom passed away and he feels he needs to make changes in his life. In our lesson with him he expressed sincere desires to repent. My companion and I were able to testify to him that he was in the right place and that change is possible and joyful. His little brother and sister (who are members) were also present in the lesson. Although we could feel that they all were all a little bit sad in the beginning, we were able to help them see the light and joy of the gospel. 

My companion and I stopped by a member to pick up a paper, and we asked her how her neighbors were doing and if any of them would receive us right now. She said her brother lived down the street and she came with us to show us the house. As we were walking, a woman passed by and the member introduced her to us (her other neighbor). She invited us to her house across the street from the member and one hour later we had a family of 4 with a baptismal date. They didn't attend church! But this week that is our focus, to help them attend. Experiences give me FIRE. And when I get more FIRE, I get more experiences. And then it starts multiplying.

The members are great here. The ward is older and has more order than the other wards I have been in. The members are always ready to help us. My pensionista is sooo good. 

nos vemos lunes

Elder Harris

Monday, June 26, 2017

Naranjal - Week 3

No pasa nada con negro

The highlight this week was the baptism of Nicanor Castrejòn. He is a man that the missionaries were working with before we got here, and we basically just showed up for the interview and the baptism. He is a really good person and he has a strong testimony.

I feel like there are more houses and more people in this area than in my other two areas. It's more dense. I feel like the people are a little more rushed here closer to central Lima. I feel like in Ventanilla there was more unity in the neighborhoods, the people knew each other better, but here few people know their neighbor. It's more of a closed door, closed window type of place. But there are a lot of people interested and curious to listen to us, most of them tell us that they don't have time. We have contacted a lot of people that have told us that they want to listen to us but literally leave to work at 5am and they get back at 11pm, 7 days a week. I'm not sure if they are lying or not haha, but it's kind of a crazy life. But I like it here, I really don't mind big cities.

Friday was a great day, and I think the thing that made it so great was our studies in the morning. We really had a great companionship study and it changed the feeling of the whole day. In our companionship study we were studying Chapter 2 of Preach My Gospel and as we were reading the part in Joseph Smith history about when he read Santiago 1:5, an impression came that was the solution to a doubt of one of our investigators. I know now exactly what we need to teach him to help him understand the gospel. It really helps to write things down while I'm studying, I haven't done it very much earlier in my mission, but I'm writing a lot more now and it helps me to stay focused and feel the spirit.

I know this gospel changes lives. We have to have faith and repent. Another way to say that is keep our testimony strong and live the commandments, and if we do we will have eternal peace and joy.

My companion Elder Huarsaya

Nicanor's baptism with our ward mission leader, Ederson

Monday, June 19, 2017

Naranjal - Week 2


My new companion is Elder Huarsaya from Arequipa, Peru. I'm really excited to have a Peruvian companion because he will be able to teach me el castellano puro. He has 6 months in the mission and I feel a lot of unity with him. This week we basically have been talking with people in the street trying to learn the area and figure out where people live. This week a lot of our appointments fell for our own fault because we delay a lot in finding where it is that the people live. I'm out of time but I wanted to tell you guys that I know the church is true. Thanks for everything

Elder Harris

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Naranjal - Week 1

The Orange Tree Orchard in the Olive Trees

I had whats called ''emergency transfers.'' But it wasn't that big of an emergency. So the zone leaders called me Tuesday night that I had to bring my suitcases with all of my things to the mission conference with Elder Christiansen (presidency of the seventy) and Elder Godoy (area president) the following day, Wednesday. So we were kind of confused but we went anyway, and then when we got there we were explained that Elder Marsmaker (Bullhead City, Arizona) is going home to get knee surgery. And President Stauffer was planning on whitewashing Elder Marsmakers area, but he decided it would be better to put me there for a few days before transfers so that I wouldn't be completely lost. So since Wednesday I have been here with Elder Marsmaker, who can't walk very much because his knee is bad. I am in the area Naranjal 1, the zone Los Olivos. The ward is Naranjal and the stake is Los Olivos. It's Naranjal 1 because there are two companionships in the ward, and I'm actually with them right now because Elder Marsmaker went home yesterday, so I have to wait until tomorrow to get my new companion. But I'm technically not in Los Olivos. Because my area is a part of the district of San Martin de Porres.

So yeah i hope that made sense. The old companion of Elder Marsmaker is with Elder Viera in Los Alamos. But I really like my new area. I'm in Lima now. This is the real part of the city of Lima, and it's huge. There are so many houses, all made of bricks, and they all look the same. All of the streets look the same too. My area is all flat. There is only one hill I think. It's really different from Ventanilla. About half of my area has pavement and the other half is dust. It's not really dirt, it's not really sand, it's just dust. When we take steps it lifts up the dust, and our shoes are covered in it. It's awesome. I'm excited to get my companion tomorrow and start working. Thanks everyone.

Elder Harris

with Elder Marsmaker

Monday, June 5, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 17

La cosa más importante es la obra misional

My week has been excellent. There are a lot of exciting things happening in Los Alamos. This week we were able to find a lot of new people to teach and I know that we are going to see miracles happen with them.

One night this week during my personal prayer, I was asking for a lot of things, and I felt a sincere desire to have these things. I was asking the Lord to help me with my weaknesses. And a clear thought came to my mind about faith. That faith is powerful. And if I am able to increase my faith enough to better my weaknesses then it's going to happen. The Lord is going to stretch forth his hand, because he always works in the lives of his children according to the faith that they have. This experience changed me. 

It made me change the way I see my weaknesses. It made me change the way I see every negative thing that happens in this life. The solution is always faith. Have more faith.

A testimony of the restored gospel is the most important thing we can obtain in this life.

I love you all,

Elder Harris
La Zona Ventanilla

Monday, May 29, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 16

Nada viene a mi mente

This week our zone went to the offices in Los Olivos to have a little training with President Stauffer and interviews. He talked about becoming a mission of miracles. One of his favorite scriptures is D&C 123:17. In Spanish the phrase "good cheer" translates to "buen animo" and sorry but it sounds a lot better in Spanish. He talked about how the phrase "doing all things that lie in our power" that basically is diligence and working hard. Doing everything possible to bring souls to Christ. "Then may we stand still" He talked about how if we do everything possible and work as hard as we can in this Work, we will be able to be still. We will have peace. We will be able to live without regret or weight, knowing that we could have done more. 

I have really seen that in my mission. When I have had buen animo it has always been when I've been working hard and doing everything in my power to see the salvation of God work in these people. When I get discouraged, normally its because I've been doing something wrong, or I haven't worked as hard as I should have. Having buen animo is so important. We work more efficiently when we have buen animo. The people around us feel happier when we have buen animo. But to have buen animo we have to be living the commandments, even the little ones like prayer and scripture study. Wow this training was the best! I learned so much and I had a lot of thoughts come to my mind of how I can improve the work in my area.

In my area we have a lot of work to do for June. We have the More family for the 17th that are a young couple with little kids. They came to church once, but couldn't the other Sunday because of work. They have a testimony of the Book of Mormon so I feel confident that they will continue progressing, we just need to get them a good fellowship. Then we have the Salvador family that is a single mother, her daughter, and son. They live in Las Minas, it's an area really far away in my area where the people are a little more humble. And they told us all week that they were going to go to church and when we knocked on their door Sunday morning they weren't there. I guess I need to learn patience.

My experience this week was in the baptism of Margarita Juarez and her son. I felt strongly the power of the Atonement when she gave her testimony. She is a woman who has had to make a lot of changes in her lifestyle, and she said in her testimony that when she came up out of the water she felt that all the things that she had done in the past were gone, and that now she had a new life. My companion and I have worked so hard with her, and we have learned a lot of patience. Her conversion story is really long, but I'm so grateful that I could participate in it and see her change. Those experiences are why I'm here. The reward of all the planning, finding, teaching, and making daily contact is when the convert shares their testimony. It makes it all worth it.

Love you all

West is the Best!

Blanco es Bonito!

Vamos a cambiar el mundo!

...con BUEN ANIMO!!!

-Elder Harris - Misión Perú Lima Oeste

Bautismo de Margarita Juarez y su hijo Leonardo, un miembro que se llama George Castillo les bautizó. Les encontramos por medio de enseñar inglés en la capilla, y su amiga que es miembro le trajo. Hemos estado trabajando con ellos por mucho tiempo, pero por fin tomaron la decision a seguir a Cristo.

P-Day de Distrito

No bake cookies

Monday, May 22, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 15

Mi Semanita

Well this week was excellent. We had the baptism of Bikeissi who moved here from Iquitos, and he is 16. But from the picture it doesn't look like he is 16 because he got ran over by a motorcycle taxi when he was little, and on top of that he has a disease that impedes his growth. But he is awesome.

One experience that I had was when an appointment with an investigator fell, and we started looking for the address of our contact that we had as plan B. And we were with a member which made it even better. And the address ended up being exactly across the street from our investigator. And we got there and a young guy of 20 years was there waiting for us. He let us in and told us that when we talked to him in the street he felt like it was for something (salvation in 60 seconds). He told us that he used to be atheist, but now he feels like God exists and he wants to learn more about God. He accepted the baptismal date and everything. Every time that we find people who accept a baptismal date I always leave their house walking on sunshine. Because I'm excited to work with them and teach them until they are ready for baptism. To be honest I didn't have that desire when I started my mission. When I started my mission I secretly hoped that the appointments would fall so that I wouldn't have to teach. But now it's the opposite. Not teaching is suffering, teaching is joy.

Love yu familia

Elder Harris

El bautismo de Bikeissi Cotrina, quien es de Iquitos. Le encontramos porque están quedando con su familia que son miembros de la iglesia. Bikeissi conoció los misioneros en Iquitos en diciembre antes que venir aca.

The jello cake that my pensionista Sister Vicky gave me for my birthday.

King of the party!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 14

Estoy feliz que existe el lunes

This week has been kind of hard for me to be honest. It's been hard keeping up the positive attitude and the faith that we are going to find new investigators and help our investigators to become converts. But one important part of the Plan of Salvation is that it's necessary to pass through difficult times in order to progress. If you have to go through it you have to grow through it. All day today I've been analyzing my week and the things I did wrong. And now I know what I need to change.

Yesterday I said a prayer at night, and I felt the power of the Atonement. I felt the pure love of Jesus Christ. I know He lives and He loves me. He understands every hard moment that I have to pass through in this life. Because of His Atonement, the things that are hard will make me become better. Growth exists because of Him. If he didn't suffer the Atonement we would be living in endless misery, but thanks to Him we can find joy and peace even when things don't turn out like we want them too. I know that this is true. We just have to understand how to apply the Atonement in our life and immediately our perspective on life changes.

This Saturday we are going to have a baptism. He is a 16 year old young man named Bickeissi. But it's not just a baptism. It's a conversion. It's another soul that will be saved in the Celestial Kingdom.

I invite you all to read Mosiah 14 and let it change your life.

This gospel is real.

Elder Harris
Work visit with my Zone Leader Elder Maldonado from Bogota Colombia

Our Food

Monday, May 8, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 13

Mayo My

This week has been interesting. No I didn't have transfers and my companion didn't have transfers either. The Lord has things the we still need to learn from one another, and we have more work to do here in this area before we leave.

During the week we were contacting like crazy and the coming day we always had a ton of appointments all planned out. But for some reason every appointment fell for like 3 days straight. It was a trial. We woke up Saturday morning with 0 nuevos. I felt like a failure, I felt stress, I felt like I was doing something wrong but I didn't know what it was. We found one of our investigators drunk one morning as we were going to teach her the word of wisdom, another investigator suddenly traveled to Chiclayo for a week, and with another we had a 2 hour lesson and after teaching him all the commandments (and he accepted them all) told us that we will not be baptized for personal reasons and he refuses to tell us what they are. But Saturday in the morning, Elder Viera (before we started planning) wrote in my agenda the goal of 5 nuevos. I know that he was told by the Spirit to do that because Saturday we found two families that are so prepared and are going to make June a good month. We ended the day with 5 nuevos.

Then we had a miracle happen on Sunday. There was a woman with her son that attended church and they said they were visiting from Iquitos (the jungle part of Peru). They were visiting their sister that is a member of the church and staying with her. We went to their house and they told us that they were listening to the missionaries in Iquitos and they were just about to be baptized when they had to come to Lima. We felt like they were prepared so we invited them to be baptized this Saturday. And they accepted. I know that miracles happen for a reason, and I'm happy knowing that the Lord trusted in us to give us this miracle. I know He lives and that He loves us more than we can imagine.

Thanks guys have a good week.

Read the Book of Mormon everyday.

Elder Harris

Third transfer together in LOS ALAMOS

Monday, May 1, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 12

Whoa imposible que ya es mayo

April was an amazing month for me. My companion and I were able to see the conversion of a lot of people. I feel really thankful to the Lord. I feel blessed to be his servant and his instrument.

Sorry for not writing a letter last week, the computer I was using turned off by itself and then we had to leave.

Today for P-Day we climbed a hill. The hills in my area are awesome. 

We had a really good experience this week with an investigator of 20 years who has been assisting church on and off for like 2 years and has talked with 6 different pairs of missionaries. He came to church and we asked if we could visit him later, we talked for a long time with him, about all his problems and all his doubts. And finally I asked him if he will exercise his faith and prepare to be baptized the 13 of May and he said yes. I felt the spirit so strong in that moment. I feel that he needed to talk to us. There were things that my companion said, and that I said, that he needed to hear.

I love being a missionary. I hope I am taking advantage of the time here that I have to give all my time to the Lord and to the people that live here. I love the people here.

Have a great week guys.


Ventanilla and 

This is a little walkway that is one of the greenest parts of my area so we took a picture

Los Alamos - Ventanilla

Monday, April 24, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 11

Elder Harris y Elder Viera - Los Alamos - Ventanilla

Abajo es el bautismo de Pedro Arancibia y Mayra Rodriguez, tambien en la foto es su hijo Marcos que se bautizó hace una semana. A ellos les encontramos por una referencia de un miembro.

The Baptism of Pedro Arancibia and Mayra Rodriguez, also in the photo is his son Marcos who was baptized a week ago. We found them through a reference from a member.  

 En las escaleras es la familia Leyva (Hugo y Matilde). Les encontramos por un contacto en la calle (¡20 contactos funciona!)
On the stairs is the Leyva family (Hugo and Matilde). We found them street contacting (20 contacts works!)

Picture with our Elders Quorum President Hermano Guti

A picture of how Elder Viera feels about this week

Monday, April 17, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 10

La Pascua

Bueno, aqui estamos.

My dad asked me how they celebrate Easter in Peru, so I guess I will answer. Here they call it Holy Week. And I've heard some interesting stuff, one of my investigators was really bothered on Friday because people were listening to music. She told us that after 3 pm you can't listen to music to respect the death of Jesus. And she also told us that on Friday and Saturday the only type of meat that you can eat is fish. I don't know if everyone celebrates it like that, but she did. Also, Friday is like a national holiday or something so very few people work (which helped us find more people to teach) but it also made the bus system raise their prices because less people were using the buses. I haven't seen anything commercialized about the easter bunny or anything like that. But one member did give us a chocolate easter egg.

This week we had interviews with President, and on Saturday we had another baptism of Marcos. He is super shy, but he has a good heart. I'm really happy that the young single adults in our ward have really accepted him into their group and made him feel at home, because he really needs some good friends, and the YSA in our ward always has activities like volleyball and other stuff planning during the week, so it will be good.

One experience I had this week was with a new person that we found yesterday. The thought came into my head to use the example of a cobrador (money collector person) in a bus to explain the priesthood. Because he has the authority to collect money, and no one else can do it. And then it tied right in to the great apostasy because if their aren't money collectors the bus business shuts down. But after a certain time, when the bus business hires another money collector, they can start picking up passengers again. It worked out really good because the guy, Jorge, works as a cobrador. I know that thought came from the Spirit and I'm glad I listened. He committed to be baptized.

For this Saturday we have another baptism.

Today for P-day we played soccer and after ate pizza as a district.

Congratulations to Uncle Nate for getting married.

Thanks everyone,

Elder Jarom Riley Harris

Marcos Arancibia tiene 25 años y tiene muchas ganas para seguir a Cristo entonces se bautizó. Le encontramos por una referencia de un miembro.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 9

Empezando el mes en blanco

So we already had fast and testimony meeting the Sunday before conference, but they told us that this Sunday (the 9th) there was going to be a special fast for the country of Peru to help the people that are suffering from the floods. It was really good to be able to fast again.

I hope everyone has seen the videos that the church has for Easter Principe de Paz (It's even better in Spanish). Our President asked us to watch the video before every teaching opportunity we have this week.  The church always makes good videos. 

So from the picture of the baptism, the oldest boy is a convert, the other two are baptisms of the ward (meaning the Bishop interviewed them) but he asked us to baptize them all together. Their names are Benjamin, Enos, and Naomi. Yes, Enos from the Book of Mormon. 

We have a baptism this Saturday of a 25 year old guy named Marcos. He is really excited, he has been able to find a lot of friendship in the church because there are a ton of young single adults in my ward.

Have a great week.

Elder Harris

My breakfast of an empanada de carne and an alfajor

Monday, April 3, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 8

La Gran Luz de Conferencia General

Yeah so this week was was General Conference. And after 10 hours of listening to pure inspiration one usually feels pretty good. I was really happy because some really good investigators that are a family were able to attend and listen to the voice of Thomas S. Monson. And I felt like there were a lot of talks directed to investigators so that was good as well. I listened to it all in English with the other gringos in the zone, Elder Canfield from Alpine, Utah and Elder Bryce from Mesa, Arizona. All three of us are training Latinos. And in the other district in the zone is Angamos. They are straight Latinos because Angamos is the dangerous part of Ventanilla. But it doesn't make a lot of sense because one of them is from Argentina and he looks just like an American until you talk to him.

We have a baptism on Saturday of another 9 year old. My area is full of part member families. His name is Benjamin and he and his brothers have been coming to our English class. It's the best thing in the world teaching kids, because if they have gone to primary all their life like Benjamin, they already know everything. In reality they understand better than most of our adult investigators.

We put the goal of temple sealing with the Obregon family that got baptized last week. If everything works out right, we should be able to be there in their sealing in one year from now.

Have a great week everyone. Congrats to the people who got mission calls this week, remember Elder Bednars talk about the call and the assignment.

Elder Jarra

Monday, March 27, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 7

White is Wonderful

I've always wanted to baptize a family that is able to progress toward the temple sealing and this week we had the baptism of the Obregon Family. The husband was a less active member, but I have seen a lot of change in him since we have been visiting them. He was able to baptize his family, which was something that I will never forget. I know that the wife, Sara, was guided by the spirit to make the decision to be baptized and it wasn't just getting baptized because her husband is a member. She said that one morning she woke up and it dawned on her that she needed to do it. They really are a great family and they are going to be a great addition to the ward here in Los Alamos. 

It's interesting how every conversion is different. Every baptism that I have had on my mission has been a different experience. Sometimes we as missionaries have to put a lot in to help our investigators. But other times it's almost like they walk right into the water without needing any pushing or shoving. I feel like that's how it was with Sara and Manuel, they were prepared and waiting for us.

This transfer a bunch of new missionaries came to the mission (they are all Latinos) and so there are 7 companionships in the Ventanilla Zone and 5 have new missionaries. It's always fun when new missionaries come, it gives a new spirit and excitement to the work.

I'm doing great here! I really don't know much about the floods, the only stuff I know is from what people say in the street and what I hear from members. But I'm safe where I am at.

Have a great week everyone!

con buen animo...y mucho y gran cuidado

Elder Harris
The Obregon Family

Monday, March 20, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 6


Well I'm surviving the floods down here. No kidding haha, there are literally no rivers at all in Ventanilla so it's not a worry right now. But in truth I feel really safe, and our President is making sure that we are safe. Our leaders are always calling us to make sure everything is okay.  If anything happens we have our little emergency backpacks in the apartment haha. But this week has been an excellent week.

We found a family of 3 on Friday that are really, really good. They were a referral from a member, and it really was a miracle because we were just walking down the street and the member (who is a little old lady, Sister Macky, who also is a returned missionary from back in the day) gave us like 5 references of investigators. We taught the family and this Sunday they attended all 3 hours of church and loved it and told us that they wanted to come back. And we have an appointment with them tomorrow.

There are transfers tomorrow but I'm sure I will stay here and finish the training of Elder Viera, he is progressing a lot. We found something that is called Mate. You should google it. It's like a herbal drink that they drink in Argentina and Uruguay. He loves the stuff, and I like it too.

This Saturday we have the baptism of Sara and her son Manuel who is 11. Her spouse is a less active member, and they got married recently so they are ready for baptism. They are a really good family.

It was pretty sad saying good bye to Elder Poma the other day. Mueren tan rapido a veces.

Que tengan una buena semana y siempre recuerden que Jesus les ama. Muchisimo.

Elder Harris

Monday, March 13, 2017

Los Alamos - Week 5

Me Atrevo

It's been a really good week, I'm loving life here in Ventanilla Alta in the Àlamos Ward. We were able to find a lot of people to teach this week, but all of them have been thanks to members. References from members almost always turn out to be wonderful investigators.

Our mission is putting an emphasis on teaching with power with two important principles: the Restoration and the Atonement. We had a multi zone conference where we did a bunch of practices and I learned so much it was awesome.

I know that you guys want details but I don't know what to write. Everything is normal now. The two years is passing by fassttt, I'm almost half way done. We are working with a few families that have such strong testimonies of the Gospel but they just aren't married, it is so frustrating.

One thing that I learned from my zone leader, Elder Chavez from Chile. He is kind of crazy, but he taught us something interesting. Here in my mission we almost always set a baptismal date in the first lesson, but it's almost always at the end of the lesson. But he showed us 3 Nephi 11, when Jesus comes to Peru and gives the power to baptize to Nephi. And he immediately teaches the principle of baptism to his disciples. Elder Chavez told us that he sets the baptismal date before the opening prayer in the first visit with people. I've tried implementing that in my lessons, and it really works when the spirit is there.

Love you guys

Left to right: Elder Bryce, Me, Elder Viera, Elder Poma (my previous comp who goes home on Sunday), Elder Cheney (the son of Elder Poma), Elder Landa, (the grandson of Elder Poma and the son of Elder Cheney)

So at home we sometimes build houses with unfinished basements. Here they build houses with unfinished 2nd floors. This is what's above our apartment.