Buenas Dias todos,
This past week was great, we've had a lot of success with one of our investigators, Julio that has progressed a ton! Julio is a lot different from the majority of the other investigators that I have taught. The majority of the people in Lima, especially San Juan de Lurigancho, do not live in luxury at all, they are all very humble and don't have a lot. But Julio is different, he has lived a very "temporal life" you could say. For almost the majority of his life, until we knocked on his door, he found happiness in temporal things, but he never found a fulness of joy. It has been an amazing experience to watch him change, to see him leave behind so many worldly things and in the process seeing him find true joy in the gospel. His parents never really taught him about the commandments, so when we taught him he realized that he had many things to fix. And he fixed them! He called us on Saturday and told us that he wanted to be baptized in that moment! We couldn't baptize him in that moment but his baptism is scheduled for this Saturday! One of the greatest miracles of the mission is being able to see someone understand the Plan of Salvation and apply it in their lives.
We also had a super awesome training by President Erickson this past week about the importance of the Holy Ghost in our teaching. It was super good and I learned a ton about how the Holy Ghost testifies about the truth to those that we teach, it was really good.
Also, there is only about 3 more weeks of this change and Elder E and I are starting to see many of the "fruits of our labors", we have had a lot of less actives coming to church as well as investigators.
|Elder Potter at the dirt track he runs every morning|
|Dirt track in San Juan de Lurigancho|