This week Annie and Edelmo got married!!!!! Annie has been less active for most of her life and has a daughter with Edelmo who is an investigador. In our second lesson Edelmo asked us what he needs to do to be baptized and we taught him about the Law of Chastity. They were married Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now their goal is the temple!
Sunday we attended the temple dedication of the Trujillo Peru temple. WOW, it was so amazing and so spiritual. I totally cried. It reminded me importance of a temple marraige to have an eternal family so that even death can´t seperate us.
This has been such an amazing, spirit filled week. I am so grateful to my Father in heaven who loves us so much.
This week was so great!
Monday for Pday, we went grocery shopping in the market! It is so beautiful!
We also saw the famous “peruvian dog” that everyone tells to put on my chest so it can heal my asthma. It is so….different.
Wednesday we had a lesson with a sister named Pamela. During our lesson, he baby peed all over her leg because she doesn´t like diapers.
Thursday morning we bought 100 pieces of bread! Its call pitipan and its so yummy!
Our way to interviews in the morning was pretty crazy. This girl was little short tempered and decided to get out of the taxi on her side (instead of letting us get out so she could get out on the safe side) and right as she opened her door, a huge bus came whizzing by and took it with him! It was so scary! AND the taxi still gave her her change and didn´t say anything to her!!!
That morning was our last interview with President Douglas because he will be finishing this month and President McGinn is coming in his place for my last 3 transfers. It was the BEST interview!
Saturday was so great! We had a lesson with Eutemio. He is a less active as of 10 years and we are helping him to come back. He has attended church twice and is reading the chapters we give him in the Book of Mormon. Saturday in our lesson, before we even started, started talking about the chapter he had read and how everything made sense. He said, “Now I understand. I know God lives. Thank you Sisters, for helping me understand. I know God exists”
AHHHH!!!! It was so amazing! The scriptures are SO powerful!
Hello Lovies!! I hope everything is fabulous!
Tuesday was such a great day! The only thing i can say is that every lesson was just filled with the spirit! We visited a family that live in the middle of NOWHERE. Seriously, I thought we had walked to another state it was so far. The husband of the family is a less active, and hasn´t gone to church in about 2 years. We started to talk about the atonement of Jesus Christ, how he suffered for each one of us and Nicolas (the dad) started to cry. He said he felt so ashamed for distancing himself from the church which held him from baptizing his daughter and being sealed in the temple with his family. It was so sad! He stopped going to church because he had to work.
“Why do you work?”
“To support my family.”
“Why do you want to support your family?”
“Because I love them. I want to give them all I can.”
“Yet you’re robbing them from the best thing you could give them! If we don´t go to church, or keep the commandments, we will never be worthy to enter the temple and be sealed as a family. If we´re not sealed as family, who cares what happens in this life? It will mean NOTHING in the next life. Its so crazy how wrong our perspective can be. The gospel is the best thing we could ever give our family. Everything we do in this life should be to fight for the next.”
WEDNESDAY! Wednesday we were in the house of a family who is investigating the church. They are so great! Anyway, in the middle of the lesson we heard this huge bang, boom, explosion type of noise. OK…….. Yea, we ignored it, finished, and left. On the way home we passed a house and everyone was in the street, the police were there and everything. Turns out some crazies had planted a bomb in the house as a “warning”. So scary!
I hope everybody is doing well! My companion and I are loving Pisco. We made some crazy videos this week and made Alfajores (best food in Peru) with Mamá Chef:)
SHOUTOUT to BRYAN for your letter! I loved it! HAILEY Happy Birthday! I love you!!