Monday, May 30, 2016

Week 89 - Progressing the work!

Things are great here in Huajsapata, another eventful week full of work and serving the Lord a little more in Peru. It wasnt full of lessons like the other week, but we are still seeing the hand of the Lord in this ward's progress. 

Ivan is getting baptized this Saturday!!! He passed his interview, is super excited to be baptized, and has asked me to baptize him. I'm privileged to be able to excercise the Priesthood and help him make a covenant with our Heavenly Father! We are so happy and excited for him, and just getting the baptismal service all set up for Saturday. Also  this week, we started teaching Jhefferson, Antonia's little son that wasnt baptized, so we are preparing him for June 25th. His older brother has his mission call and is probably the one to baptize him, but he is doing well also. Antonia also is doing super well, she came to stake conference yesterday and is completing with her committments too. June will probably be her date of reactivation. We havent found many other investigators that are progressing yet, but we have a few we just need to find and have  lessons. Im pretty sure this next month will be great for Huajsapata. 

Yesterday was also stake conference for Stake Bellavista here in Puno, we had the privilege to be with an Area 70, Elder Alarcon. Also President and Hermana Harbertson were there giving some wonderful talks to the stake members. Hermana Harbertson gave such a wonderful talk, talking about how we have to apply the doctrine of Christ every day and the blessings too. President spoke about how the members came help the missionaries fulfill their responsibilities and callings, and they were very spiritual. Their last talks to our stake because their mission is ending next month, so it was emotional for many. Crazy that I was in Puno for the last stake conference in November......time flies!! Also Saturday, I had the privilege to interview 2 investigators from the sisters in my district and I always love doing the interviews. They are very spiritual and really are nice to see how the investigators are ready to make that covenant of baptism, and they both passed. So the mission is ready for this Saturday, a mission wide White Out, or Baptism Night. It shoudl be great!!!

Well, not much else is going on, sorry if my emails are boring.....sometimes it's just full of work. And that's the beauty of it, working in this great work of salvation and helping many of God's children come unto Him again! Loving it so much here, until next week everyone!!

1-9. Wagner, Elder Yepez and I went up to the big hill next to our house. During Easter, this hill is used to adore this huge cross and make sacrifices to it too. Pretty weird, but the view is great of Lake Titicaca and all of Puno.

 10-11. These less actives had a rifle so we took pictures with it....haha