Buenos días a todos,
This was a great week! First off, we are programing a baptismal service for our investigator Rafael A. for the first week of June, after lots of hard work and prayer, Retablo is going to have a baptism! Elder Iglesias and I are super excited! We also have another investigator named German Z. that is progressing and starting to read the Book of Mormon, but it is looking like we are going to have to marry him and his girlfriend though. It is funny, 2 years ago I never would have thought that I would be running around Lima in 2016 trying to get people married so they could get baptized. But I love working with families here, it is hard work but it is very rewarding to help form a future eternal family.
This week I went on a work visit with Elder Kimball, one of our district leaders and he is really progressed a lot here in Comas and has ended up becoming one of my best friends. When we left to go work things were moving along pretty slowly. He started training for the second time in a row this week and was a little exhausted and stressed, but we made some good goals that we wanted to reach before the day ended and did the best we could. We ended up finishing the day with 5 lessons in the afternoon, we found 2 new people and contacted 2 referrals and contacted a bunch of families. When we got back to the room we had a good talk about what it means to have faith. Many times we pray and hope that God will just help us. In the scriptures, we learn the faith can move mountains, but usually the Lord is going to give us a shovel to get it moving. I have learned on my mission that faith isn't just hoping that things are going to happen, it is hoping that something is going to happen and then going to work to get the job done. My perspective on what faith really is has definitely changed.
Well, for right now, everything is going well in Comas and I am excited to see what la zona Comas is going to be able to reach with it's faith.
Que tengan una buena semana!