Lima Peru Temple

Lima Peru Temple
Lima Peru Temple

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Helloooo family.  I am still here in Bellavista2.  But that is only because they call with the changes later tonight.  We are pretty sure that I am getting changed, it is kind of sad.  I don't really want to go.  

First of all, we are teaching a family and they are seriously so cool.  Family _____.  So they were a reference from Hermana Edith, (the mom of the missionaries here).  Edith asked the dad of the family if he wanted a blessing and he said yes because he recently had heart surgery.  We gave him a blessing and talked for  a while with them and then made another appointment with them.  In the next appointment with them they had read the pamphlet that we left and they explained everything perfectly.  And they said that everything made sense that the pamphlet says.  By the way they are really Catholic but so awesome.  Anyway, we had another lesson this past week and we talked about the Restoration, and their kids were there for this lesson too.  Their daughter is 19 and their son 13.  We talked about the Restoration and the spirit was so strong and they all were accepting of it.  We got through the lesson and invited them to be baptized and the dad started to tell a really long story and it ended with him saying that when he had 13 years, he made the decision to be baptized in our church.  He didn't keep going to our church because he didn't have anyone to go with and then he married his wife and kept going to the Catholic church.  He doesn't remember much about our church and so it is all basically new.  But the lesson ended really good and the spirit was undeniable.  We had another lesson with them and it was all question and answer.  They had so many questions and we spent the whole time answering them but it was another really good lesson and they are learning more and they are reading the Book of Mormon.  They are progressing and it is so awesome to see.

One thing on the mission that I have learned is that the number of lessons that we have at the end of the day doesn't really matter.  It doesn't always show everything we did during the day.  We had a day this week that was really tiring but really good.  At the end of the day we had only taught 2 lessons but it was a good day.  In the afternoon we had SERVICE - two service projects.  1, was for _____, she was moving, close by but didn't have a truck or car to put the stuff in.  So we had a little cart hooked up to a bike that had pedals that didn't work that we would push with the things in it.  Her husband was working so he couldn't help and they had to get everything out that day.  So we would make trips back and forth and back and forth and back and forth.  Until finally we got everything put in the new house.  One fun thing was that the cart we had, the pedals didn't work but to go back to the house, the main road has a little downhill slant.  so one person would hop on and the others would push them and so that was fun.  We had to wait for a red light because it was against the traffic but it is legal here so it's ok.  haha but ya, we helped ____ then we had to go to another house and do another service project.  So that took almost the whole day then we had a couple hours to teach.  But anyway, During the day when we were taking things back and forth I decided to pay attention a little bit.  The whole time there were so many people watching us.  And it was a good thing because we were helping somebody.  It seems like so many people here know who we are, we walk by and they always shout Elder!  And when we are doing good, the people are going to see that so we should always strive to do what is right and people will see our example.  So in the mission the numbers don't always reflect how much good you did in one day.  

The third thing that I want to say is something that hasn't even happened yet.  Today, we are cutting our p day short because we are going to the hospital at 4.  At 4 o clock, thanks to the church, they are doing operación sonrisa!  Operation smile.  When the kids have the thing with their lips, I don't remember what is is called in English.  Cleft tooth?  Something like that, but anyway, today we are going to the hospital because they are doing free surgery for the kids and we are going to be with them before their surgery to play with them and help keep them calm.  So that is going to be fun and hopefully I have lots of pictures next week of the smiles that these kids have.  I am really excited for it.  

That is all for this week folks!  Hope you have a great week and that all goes well!!  I love you all.  I might be writing from a new sector next week!  Chauuuuuuuu

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