Lima Peru Temple

Lima Peru Temple
Lima Peru Temple

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

I am probably not going to be writing for a long time next week so I just wanted to express my feelings about my mission since I will be home next week.  These have seriously been the best two years for my life.  They have been hard, I have been rejected, had doors slammed on me, been spit on, had drinks thrown on me and many other things..  But I would not change it for a thing in the world.  I have been able to follow the Saviors footsteps in this time.  I have not experienced almost any of the things He experienced but I have never felt better than in the moments that the Spirit confirmed to me that I was doing that right thing and that I was doing what the Savior would do if he himself was personally ministering to the people of Lima, Perú.  God loves these people and I do too.  I have learned that no matter what we do, God will always love us.  We are his children and he desires that we all be saved and return to his presence.   I can now say without a doubt is that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that He loves me and paid the price for me so that I can one day return to God's presence.  I know without doubt that Joseph Smith, a young boy of 14 years saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.  They really did talk to him and called him to be a prophet of God.  I know that today we have prophets and apostles that still talk with God and receive revelation to guide us through this life that can have many challenges.  

These past two years have saved me.  They changed the course of my life and eternity forever.  Also the life of my future family.  It is so comforting knowing that families are forever.  I am grateful to have great grandparents, grandparents, parents, friends and many more people in my life that have had testimonies of the gospel.  I am also grateful that my future children will be able to have the gospel in their lives, and their children and like that a chain of members of the church throughout time and all eternity.

Bello Horizonte
Santa Cruz
Jorge Chavez

5 wards but countless numbers of people that i have met that have impacted me greatly.  I feel that on my mission I have been impacted way more by the faith and testimony of these people.  I am grateful for all of my companions that taught me something new and helped me grow spiritually.  

I love you familiy and I am so grateful for you and all my friends as well.  To all the people that have helped me grow throughout my 20 almost 21 years of life.  

Yo se que La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es la unica iglesia verdadera sobre la faz de la tierra.  Yo se que Dios es mi Padre Celestial y que Jesucristo vino aca al mundo, sufrio, murio y gracias a el y su expiacion todos podemos ser limpios y salvos.  Jose Smith vio a Dios y a Jesucristo.  Presidente Thomas S Monson es un profeta de Dios.  Las escrituras contienen la palabra de Dios.  Se que Dios contesta oraciones y escucha atentamente a cada uno de sus hijos.  Se que el sacerdocio es un poder real.  El poder de Dios que el da a los hombres para ayudar a llevar a cabo la inmortalidad y vida eterna del hombre.  Se que los templos son las casas de Dios.  Las bendiciones del templo son reales y podemos ser sellados a nuestras familias para siempre.  Amo a Jesucristo.  Amo a Dios.  Amo ser misionero.  Amo mi mision y estoy muy agradecido por haber tenido la oportunidad de servir al Señor por 2 años.  

I love you all family!!  Thank you for all your love and support.  See ya soon!

Love, Elder Baker

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

This week was VERY busy.  Monday was not p day but that day a lady was coming to the mission to make suits for Elders and my comp needed a new one so he went and got one so all morning we were there doing that.  Then on Wednesday we had our normal district meeting.   On Thursday we had a conference multi zone and that took all day long.  Like we left at 8 o clock and got back at like 730 at night - but it was a great meeting.  On Friday it was p day because we had the opportunity to go to the temple!!!  It was so great.  It had been a while since I had gone and it was so nice to be able to go.  I am defnitely going to be taking advantage of having so many temples close by when I get home.  On Saturday we had a contacting activity where the whole zone went to the sector of certain Elders and contacted for two hours with them.  We found a lot of interesting people so hopefully they are there when the Elders go back and they can have some appointments with them.

Other than that this week we were just trying to find new people to teach and we knocked on A LOT of doors.  It was wild how many we knocked on.  My knuckles hurt from knocking.  Just kidding I always knock with my pen here so my pen totally broke but oh well.  One little success story was ____.  He wasn't going to come to church with us this week because he was going to go to his church but my companion had a talk on Sunday and we told him that and he was like ok.... I will go with you guys.  And while he was at church his heart was softened so much!  Some doctrine he didn't agree with before finally made sense to him.  It was a really good day to have him go to church so in these next weeks we are going to do everything possible to get him baptized.

Anyway, that is a quick letter from this week but just know that I love you all!!  Have a great week!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

This week was great!!  The guy that I told you all about last week, who is in the wheelchair, is named _____.  We taught him the Restoration and he liked it a lot.  He had A LOT, and I mean a lot, of questions.  So that was definitely fun to teach.  Anyway, we quedamos for him to come to church with us and  he said that he couldn't because that is when he goes to his church.  So we talked to him a little bit more and with the help of the spirit he agreed to come to church with us on Sunday.  It was a good meeting at church because they called a new bishop that day.  So it was a spiritual meeting because there were a lot of testimonies given.  He is in a wheel chair and when we were heading back to his house to drop him off he said, "Next week, I am coming alone!"  So that was a really good experience.  We have a goal for him to get baptized in this month.

For a long time, with Elder Clark and now with Elder Pearce we  have been teaching a guy named ____.  He wants to get baptized but there are some things impeding that. His pareja and grandchildren are members.  But we thought they were all members because they all go to church.  We were talking to the grandma on Sunday and she just randomly mentioned that she wants her grandson to get baptized and that he wants to get baptized.  So I said perfect!  This Saturday he is going to get baptized then.  That will be good.  

For us this month is looking like it can be pretty good with a couple baptisms.  We have some people that need to get married so we are hoping that they can make that choice so they can be baptized.  

I love you all.