Lima Peru Temple

Lima Peru Temple
Lima Peru Temple

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello wonderful family!!  Happy Easter to all.    This conference was amazing.  Something that hit me really hard was the statement that our of all the days in the year, the most important day is the Sunday that Christ resurrected.  Isn't that crazy?  Out of 365 days, the most important one is when Jesus Christ lived again!  He defeated death.  He was alive, dead, then lived again!  How sweet the joy this sentence gives, I know that my Redeember lives.  This conference was absolutely incredible.  I was thinking back to the difference between this one and all the conferences as a kid when I would play ping pong or be on my phone or sleep until the prophet talked.  This conference for every single one I was glued to the screen and after I was looking around saying wow, that was incredible.  Some of my favorites were of course Elder Holland's.  From the very start it had me on the edge of my chair.  It was incredible.  We are literally all on the cliff of some of us even falling and the Savior is there to catch us.  He is always waiting there and will never go away.  Also the talk about where we have to hear the music.  It is like hearing the bell in the Polar Express.  We need to be like little children with a lot of faith to be able to hear the music.  Also, another favorite was from Elder Ballard in priesthood.  He did a "personal" interview with everyone there and it was crazy.  We all need to continually ask ourselves the questions that he asked us, we need to always keep ourselves in check.  

Also, another favorite one was the Prophets talk especially when he was talking at the start about the temples.  In Perú in June they are dedicating another temple and that will make two here in Perú.  We are so blessed to have temples here in the earth that make us families forever!

So this week a couple exciting things happened!  First of all a lady, ____ has been an investigator for 3 years almost and still isn't baptized.  Her husband is a less active and her little daughter of 9 or 10 years is a member.  With my other comp, the lessons always felt a little empty.  Something was always missing.  But with Elder Aroni she seems like she is always thinking in the lessons and she is feeling the spirit more.  Anyways this week, the relief society president called us and said that she wants to be baptized this month!  It is crazy, after so much time of waiting she wants to be baptized.  There are people that are specifically prepared for specific missionaries.  There is seriously something different in the lessons with this companionship than the last one.  She has been prepared to listen to us in this time.  

Also, a couple weeks ago we had a aunt and her niece contact us saying they wanted to listen to us.  The girl didn't say anything and it kind of freaked us out.  We went to her house and she lives right next to a place where they make the headstones for the graves.  We got a little freaked out and she wasn't home that first time so we were kind of relieved haha.  Then the other day we felt like we should go back.  We went and tried and she was there.  We went in and her uncle and grandma were there.  We sat down to teach and she told us that her Dad had died when she was young and she kind of threw the blame around at everyone including God.  We talked to her and she felt better.  She had also had a problem in the past week and we helped her with that.  Anyways, she was excited to read the Book of Mormon.  She is going to read it and pray.  We have another lesson with her today so we will see how it went.  Hopefully all goes well and she was able to read and pray.  

That is the most exciting things that happened this week.  We had one day that was really hard where basically every door didn't get opened and the ones that did got shut in our faces.  But hey, every no means we are one step closer to a yes.  Hopefully I will have more stories to tell next week.  I love you all.  Work hard in everything and have a great week!  

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