Hola familia y amigos,
Esta semana fue chevere. This week was good! I'm with my new companion Elder Iglesias now from Quito, Ecuador (where they are going to build one of the new temples that was announced yesterday) and we are super excited for this month! In March we didn't finish as well as we wanted too but this month we already have a ton of potential in the zone and were going have a lot of success.
General Conference was awesome this past weekend! I love many of the talks and really felt the Spirit. But the best part was when the Spirit flooded the chapel so strongly when President Monson announced that they are going to build another temple in Lima. I have come to really love la gente limeña a lot and I am so happy for them, so many more families will be made eternal. I'll never forget the Spirit that was felt in the dedication of the Trujillo temple back in August, and I know that it will be just as spiritual for the people of Lima Peru. I'm so happy for them!
Right now Elder Iglesias and I are working with a family, a mother and daughter. Their names are Elizabet and Katia, they were a reference from another sister from the Belaunde ward and they are awesome! We were sad because they couldn't come to conference and I feel that that was a crucial part of their preparation for baptism next week. But apart from that, they are doing really well and progressing.
My last week with Elder Yohari we found this awesome new guy! His name is Jose Delcarpio and his a commander (comandante) in the military that lives here in Lima from time to time. He usually stations down south in Puno but he is going to be here in Lima until the end of Abril when he is going to have una asignación (task?) in the middle east. It is interesting how God puts the people who are ready to hear and accept the gospel in your way. At first, he just wanted me to teach him in English because all of his bosses in the middle east only speak English. I told him that I would teach him a little bit of the gospel in English but that I'm here in Peru to preach the gospel, not to teach English classes. As we began talking and sharing the Restauración with him he found and intrinsic value in the message and attended church last Sunday. He also came to 2 sessions of conference yesterday and told us the the music really touched his soul and that he felt at peace. We explained to him that that was the Spirit that he felt, hes gaining a testimony. I love it when people dive into the gospel and realize why Christ is so important in their lives.
Anyways, many other things happened this week that I would love to tell you all about, but the time is short, so I'll write a little more next week.
Here's a picture of when our investigator Elizabet smashed an egg on Elder Yohari's head last week for his birthday jaja