Monday, January 25, 2016

Week 70: 8/4/2 Trabajando Duro!

Buenos Días a todos!

Bueno, esta semana fue lo máximo! A lot has happened this week and Elder Sandoval and I have been able to see a lot of miracles and the conversion of many people. There are a lot of things that I want to talk about today. 

First of all, Saturday was Juana and Jairo's baptism and it was an incredible experience! We ended up doing a combined baptism with the Magnolias Ward and the Spirit was definitely there testifying of the reality of the covenant. Juana has made so many sacrifices to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The day of her baptism all of her brothers and sisters tried convincing her not to get baptized but she was firm in her decision to follow the Savior. Her confirmation was also really great on Sunday. 

This week we also had 8 of our investigators come to church, Elder Sandoval and I have been working super hard and have turned into a good team. 

So last week I believe I wrote a little bit about Lady and Ruben, and about how awesome they are... well, they are even greater than we thought! They came to church again this week by themselves and Ruben was interviewed (Lady wasn't able to be interviewed because they had to leave), but they have a baptismal date for the 6 of Febrero. Also, they are already married! It is super, super, super strange to find a family that is married here in Lima! We had a great lesson with them on Tuesday about the Plan of Salvation. The Spirit was definitely there testifying of what we were saying. 

We had an awesome experience on Saturday night as well. Our appointment with Lady and Ruben had fallen through (which was really weird because they are very punctual), and our plan B, C, and D had fallen through as well, so we started contacting along the main road. We felt that we should contact this man as we were approaching him and as we started talking with him he told us that he had always wanted to talk with us and was hoping that we would talk to him. It was really cool. And what made it even cooler is that it just turned out to be Rubens older brother! It was totally a miracle that we found him. We invited him to church because it was getting late, and when we went to pick him up in the morning he was ready and came! Sunday night we taught him and his wife and 3 kids the Restoration and the Spirit was there super strong, they felt it and we felt it. And guess what....they are also married! His whole family is going to come to church this Sunday, were super excited to start teaching them!

The goal for the mission, or "la norma de excelencia", in our mission is to have 8 progressing investigators, 4 people baptized and of the 4 that are baptized there should be 2 families. Were very excited for Febrero to start because we have the potential to do and "8/4/2". Hermana Hurd and Hermana Aguilera also have the potential to do an "8/4/2" in February. 

There was a ton of other great things that happened this week but if I write it all right now this email will be 5 pages, so Ill have to tell you all a little more next week!

¡Que tengan una buena semana! 

Elder Potter
Juana and Jairo's Baptism
Elder Potter and Jairo (Mom note: I think this is the cutest picture ever!)
Elder Sandoval made this for breakfast - rice, fried egg, and fried platanos

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