This week was super great! I hope that you all had a great Christmas. Christmas is definitely different on the mission, but I honestly love it! Its a great time to reflect and think about our Savior and all that he has done for us and keeps doing for us.
On the 24th, we all went to the offices and had a big Christmas devotional with the whole mission. President Erickson and his family prepared this HUGE bbq, an American bbq, and it was super good! It was awesome being able to hang out with my group from the CCM, with Elder Dority and Weaver and the rest of the gang. Then we all went into the chapel and every zone prepared a skit, so that was a lot of fun too. Then President Erickson talked for a bit and we finished by watching "Home Alone". It was a good day.
I'm super pumped for 2016 to start because my district is going into January really strong and were going to have a lot of success. This month we finished with two baptisms and 3 rescued people and were going into January with several people that are going to have or that already have set baptismal dates this week. One of them is a lady named Juana that we found a few weeks ago when we went contacting way up in this hill that we had never contacted before. We were just passing by the road and this lady called us over to talk to her. So we went and it turned out that she was a member of another ward but was visiting her friend, Juana, and introduced us to her. She lives in this tiny little house that literally is hanging of the edge of the hill with her 3 youngest children. They are very humble and were actually listening to the missionaries about a year ago but were always moving, so they lost contact with the missionaries until a few weeks ago when they contacted us. They all came to church yesterday and we've put a baptismal date for them for the 16 of Enero.
Elder Sandoval and I had some great experiences this week as we've worked. On Tuesday we found a Buddist woman named Flor and she let us share a the Plan of Salvation with her and it was a super cool lesson. It was really cool being able to bring someone to the knowledge of the gospel. They are in great need of a Jesucristo in their lives. At the end of the lesson, she understood the message and it had meaning to her. She still has some doubts because it was all new to her, but the Spirit was definitely there testifying to her of the importance of Christ in her live.
Bueno, estoy bien animado esta semana para trabajar duro!
|Elder Potter's CCM group|
|La Zona Independencia|
|Skyping with the Familia|
|Lima on Christmas Day|