So this week we found a lot of cool new people that seemed excited to listen to us. One of them is an English teacher at a big university in Lima. He expressed a lot of concern over the current political state of the world and rampant corruption at all levels of society. He said he´d heard a little bit about the Church, but he didn´t know much about it. For example, he said he´d never heard that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. He´s excited to attend church and talk more with us. At the very least, he probably sees it as a good excuse to practice his English. Continue reading
It´s great to hear from you! All is well here in Lima. It´s still hot, but today was clouded over, so it wasn’t that bad. I´m putting on sunscreen every day and skin cream every night. So this Tuesday I got transferred to a zone that´s a little richer called Maranga, in Elio Ward. The members here are super cool, and there are a lot more returned missionaries who want to work with us, so things are looking good. Continue reading
So this week has’t been the friendliest in terms of progress. We had three new investigators come to sacrament meeting, but the only reason they came was because they wanted to use the family history center to look up an ancestor’s name. Apparently, it had something to do with inheritance. So yeah, they mainly came just to satisfy the dollar signs in their eyes. They left unsatisfied because the church hasn’t gotten records from that part of the country yet. However, one of them is actually really nice, and she accepted an invitation to visit her in the coming week. Continue reading
Hey all. It’s super hot down here, but they tell me the worst of the heat is yet to come! I don’t drink as much water as I should. I’m going to start taking my water bottle around, and I think I’ll also start buying more Gatorade, since it’s a pretty common drink here in Lima.
So this week, we had some awesome training. For starters, the Missionary Department and its committee, consisting of Dallin H. Oaks, David A. Bednar, Neil L. Andersen, Bonnie. L. Oscarson, and some other well-known General Authorities, gave some great counsel on our goal as missionaries: Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts. It helped me to see how the process of the Gospel must apply to each person in order for them to be converted. Continue reading