Well, to start of with... this week has easily been the best week of my mission! Elder Villagran and I have been working crazy hard and have had so many incredible experiences this week. It really has been the best week, we have seen so many miracles in our area, in every sense of the word.
At the beginning of this change we didn't have very many investigators, and almost none that were progressing and it was super hard. But Elder Villagran and I have really been inspired and motivated lately. As we've been working hard we have been able to triple the investigators that are attending church! It was a great week. So, I'm going to give you an "investigator update" so you know who were teaching.
Doris y Santos - So, last Saturday we got a call from this guy in Madrid, Spain telling us that his parents live in our area and that he wanted us to visit them the next day, so we went on Sunday and it was awesome. They ended up coming to church this last Sunday. Doris is a lot more receptive to the gospel and has a goal for baptism.
Davis - This was a super inspired contact! We fasted this week to be able to have progressing investigators and on Saturday we went out to contact and we knocked on Davis door. Six years ago he was listening to the missionaries with his family but never got the chance to be baptized. It was so crazy, while we were at his door he told us that he wanted to be baptized in the church and that he knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the church is true. He also came to church yesterday and has a baptismal date for the 26th of this month.
Amardo- On Friday we got on to a bus and Elder Villagran sat next to this guy that was getting off the bus but contacted him and the exchanged phone numbers and all that. Well, yesterday we got a call from so missionaries in the Mision Lima Central asking to see if we had talked to a guy on a bus named Amardo, and we said yes. Turns out this guy lives in our area but has been attending for some time in Central Lima and has received a few lessons from the Elders there. It was super inspired that we got on that bus.
We have been able to find a whole bunch of other people in the process as well that also came to church this past week.
I have gained a strong testimony this week that through diligence, faith, hard work, and prayer miracles can happen and the people who are prepared to receive the gospel will be put in the way of the gospel.
Also, this week Hermana Carrasco, who was in my district for a while, received her visa for Utah this week and left for the Temple Square mission yesterday. So if you happen to see a short Peruvian sister walking around in Temple Square named Hermana Carrasco, you'll have to say hi to her.
Ha sido una excelente semana y espero que tengan una buena semana y que puedan ver la mano de Dios en sus vidas. (It was a great week and hope you have a good week and you can see the hand of God in your lives.)
|Elder Potter, Elder Villagran, Hermana Carrasco, Hermana Beatty, and Hermana ?|
|Here is a picture of a tube of toothpaste on a mission. Drastic circumstances call for drastic measures. I was out of toothpaste.|