Week 21 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

Hello fans!

Today we had our first interviews with President and Sister Strong! It was a really uplifting experience! What I felt during our first meeting was confirmed: they radiate family fun and Christ-like love. I´m grateful to have such capable leaders. Continue reading

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Week 20 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

¡Habla, causa!

We´ve entered the third week of the transfer! Man, time flies. Last week was interesting. For starters, we found 11 new investigators, breaking our previous record of 9 (which we matched the week before). I guess Elder Perez just has a fire for finding. We honestly could have found more! Sadly, Jack´s dad, who works in the Peruvian National Police, got called to Chiclayo, so Jack moved back with his mom in San Juan de Lurigancho. As far as I know, the missionaries over there still haven´t made contact with him. The good thing is his stepmom is still in the ward, and we´ll be coordinating through her to help him get baptized in San Juan. Continue reading

Week 17 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

Aight

Well, we´re entering the final countdown of the transfer. This week was incredible! The first good news, as seen above, is that we had baptisms in the ward! Melvin (apparently a girl name; you never know with these Peruvians…) and Deisy got baptized this weekend! I don´t think I ever mentioned them much before, so this probably comes as a bit of a surprise. Deisy got to Peru not long ago from Venezuela. She hopes to bring her kids to Peru soon as well. Melvin is studying gastronomy in a university about a block away from the church. They both rent the same apartment from a ward member, and he was the one who brought them to church for the first time. It was kind of a weird teaching process, but they´re great people and I´m sure they´ll be great ward members. I also sent a picture of the missionaries in the ward, together with our great ward mission leader and faithful ward missionary. Continue reading

Week 15 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

Jola hola! Welcome back to another episode of the mission! We had a great last week! We had four investigators attend church who are now progressing toward a baptismal date! We´ve been working on better church attendance for a while now, so it´s fulfilling to see the fruits of our efforts. We had a total of 9 investigators in our sector who attended church this week! That´s another record-breaker for us in Barranco. Continue reading

Week 14 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

Here we are in the second week of the transfer! One week more, one week less! This week we were blessed with a lot more people to teach! The contacting activity in our ward helped out a lot with that. 10 ward members came to accompany the missionaries on their visits. Between us and the sister missionaries´ sector, we found about 7 new investigators in just those two hours. Sadly, we still don´t have very many investigators progressing toward a baptismal date. I think we need to work with a little more hunger. I realized yesterday that, despite the fact that my whole mission I´ve worked hard to be an obedient, diligent, effective missionary, what´s held me back is my hunger to baptize. It´s a little weak, honestly. Continue reading

Week 13 of Barranco 2, Limatambo

Hello, everyone! Welcome to a new transfer! It looks like I´ve stayed in Barranco with Elder Boyer. My first piece of interesting news is that the districts have changed! The other two district leaders, who´ve been serving for a good while in their leadership assignments, just got called as zone leaders. So now I have a district of four sectors, and the two new district leaders have districts of three. It´s surprising how time-consuming it is to receive all the reports and give advice to three other companionships (not to mention the exchanges and divisions I have to do each week), but I feel like I´m getting better at my job. Continue reading