Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Week 80 - Focusing on Easter

Well, this week was another good week here in Puno, enjoying the work and the things we can do as missionaries. This week was alright, finding a few new people to teach and to help. One of them was this 1/2 drunk guy that stopped us in the street to talk to us. He wasnt that drunk, but he wanted to give us that was weird. Maybe he will listen a little more some other day, but we will see. And when we were leaving, he gave us a real kiss on the foreheads....probably one of the weirder and grosser things to have happened to me on the mission. haha 

This week in the ward, we had our Ward Conference for Huajsapata, and it was a pretty good turn out for the most part. Our attendance jumped, and we had a few investigators come too. Yessmeri finally came to church and she really liked it, just her mom always has her working in her family store and so she only stayed for Sacrament meeting. But she wants to stay, so now to just work on that. Richard was there too, not too much contact with him this week, more next week. The best part I think is when I saw Wagner, who got baptized the 12th, passed the Sacrament!! He is already doing so well and so engaged with all the YM,we are excited!! But the conference was a success with lots of training from the stake leaders and many great talks to help Barrio Huajsapata progress in these weeks and months!

Well, we have been getting updates through our emails about March Madness, so sad to not be able to see the games. Sounds like lots of upsets, but I heard that Indiana did well!! Thats awesome!! Next year Ill be able to worry about that stuff, just little things that I forget are happening while I am out here in the mission. Also, sad news... Urcos. My old area Urcos now is shut down, there arent Elders there now, it is now a family group and not a branch. So that is a little sad for me, but I hope to visit them if I ever go back to Cusco. Hoping the best for all those members now. But overall, a pretty fun and exciting week, now just getting ready for the Easter weekend!! The church is doing a special iniciative, #Hallelujah. It has a wonderful video and a wonderful message to help us focus on what our Savior Jesus Christ did for us. I hope all of you guys can focus on the true meaning of Easter this weekend and that we know that Christ lives!! Check out this great video and share it on ALL of your social medias to spread the Gospe and help others....Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. Well, hope you all have a great week!! Love yall!!! See the video here........

Love Elder Shoaf