This past week was very crazy and a lot of things went on! This week we had a great training from our zone leaders, Elder Brimhall and and Elder Glover, that they had received from President Erickson about conocimiento, or knowledge. It was so good! It really motivated me to study the scriptures and words of the prophets even more than I am now. There is a great scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 131:6 (and many others) that says a man cannot save himself in ignorance. And it is so true! We cannot be saved if we do not have a knowledge of the commandments that are written in the scriptures (in the Book of Mormon, Bible, Pearl of Great Price, and the words of living day prophets). I've gained a strong testimony of the scriptures on my mission and I know that they are the words of God.
Also, Julio was baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday! It has been great to see the changes that he has made in his life. It is amazing what a knowledge of the commandments can do to a person when that knowledge is put together with the Atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. I know this church is true and that its the only church and gospel that will lift us the eternal life with our families.
This upcoming week should also be really great! Sister Samudio, Beatty and Carrasco are going to have a baptism this week and we are all working hard and trying to work even more diligently. Diligence brings success when its mixed with obedience and a desire to do good.
Well, that is about all for this week! ¡Que tengan un buen semana!
Con mucho amor,
|Elder Potter, Julio, and Elder Escobar before Julio's baptism|
|Elder Potter, Julio, and Elder Escobar We went and ate after Julio's baptism. We had Salchi Papa (it is french fries with hot dogs, it sounds super lame and plain, but its super good how the prepare it jaja).|
|Eating after Julio's baptism with the Sister Samudio, Beatty, and Carrasco.|
|Elder Potter, Elder Escobar, and Juan - a great convert and friend. We went to see Juan's family that lives on the hills.|
|Hurtado, Savaleta (2 families that we are reactivating), y Cordova (the bishop and his family) after a Noche de Hogar (Family Home Evening)|
|Gigantic hamburguesa Peruana that I ate. It had a
fried egg, french fries, 2 patties, bacon and a bunch of other stuff on