Monday, April 25, 2016

Week 85 - An Investigator's First Prayer

Wow!!! It has been a crazy week full of changes and different things happening, but also one of my favorite weeks that Ive had to work. We are seeing a lot of progress, new people coming out of nowhere, contacts in the street, having a good time with my new companion, and just losing myself in this great work of Salvation. 

As you all know, Elder Stringham got transferred to Puerto Maldonado, the jungle, and now I am with Elder Yepez. Elder Yepez is from Colombia, and he is awesome!! He loves to just get down to work, contact, and is so good at talking to the people we teach. He himself is a convert to the church, about 3 years ago, and his testimony is so powerful. But really, we are working really well together and we just love how well things went this week. We contacted more than most weeks and found a few really awesome new investigators. There was this reference to go visit a sister and her son, and we finally were able to have a lesson with them and it went so well. We explained to them the importance of the Gospel and just a beginner lesson, but the best part was when the 15 year old son gave the closing prayer, and this being his first time praying really ever. He began to cry, and we all felt the spirit strong in that moment. They both accepted baptism and are willing to come to church too, so we are super excited to see where things go with them. Also we have Ivan and Marli, who are still progressing well. They both came to church, and they both have a baptismal date for May 28th. They are awesome, Ivan is going with all the young men to activities and he is completing with all the invitations we leave for him. Marli is doing well too, we are just continuing with them and enjoying our time seeing the wonderful progress in Huajsapata. Looking good here!!

Also this week, we have started eating at another member's house, the bishop's house. His wife is now cooking for us and it is awesome there, they are so nice and are very fun to be around. They have 5 kids in their home, now 2 more (the elders) haha, but Hermana Yenny is amazing!! The best part is that she makes pizzas as her business on the side to deliver to clients, so we eat a lot of pizza!! hahaha We are loving it!! But really overall, everything is going well, I cannot complain. Just to continue working hard here in our area of Huajsapata in Puno and see the Lord's hand helping us. Well, Ill be talking for Mother's Day soon.....cant wait!!!

 1-4. Scripture cases and bag that a member here makes for missionaries and members. If any of you guys would like something like them, just let me know.

 5-8. Eating pizza and enjoying our last few days with Gisela, Marleny, and all their family. We are going to miss them a lot.

 9. District Huajsapata

 10. My comp, Elder Stringham and I

 11. Me on the highest parts of our area

 12. Our sun room on the top of our apartment where we live.

 13-14. My new companion Elder Yepez and I.