Hey this week was super great!! Wow, we have been sooooo busy that me and my comp honestly feel really dead haha. But it’s good because it means that we are working really hard! Saturday was the wedding of Hermana Leonor and her now Husband Enrique! It was a civil wedding where 23 other people were married at the same time haha but it was cool. The wedding was supposed to start at 9 a.m. but Peruvians are the worst ever with time and we waited until like 11 to actually start. Also at the end of the wedding they were doing a broadcast thing for TV and this guy came up to me and shoved the microphone in my face and asked me how awesome was this wedding and how other couples can get married there for cheap hahaha so I think I’m famous now hahaha ;) look me up in weddings at the Municipalidad in Pucallpa(; Then later that night we had their reception! but it was super bamba because hardly any members were there ahh.. We left at 9 p.m. and I guess some other members showed up at 10:30 p.m. and danced until 11:30 p.m. but yeah. it was super cool though because at the reception Enrique gave his speech and just said how much his life has changed in such little time and how he already feels like a different person. He said that he just wants to be a member of the church and is ready to follow Christ(: ahhhh seriously the coolest thing ever how prepared this family is.
On Sunday we had 8 investigators in church! 5 people from the family Allain, and Jose and Lorena who have a son in the mission and are trying to get testimonios of the church so they can also get baptized. Lorena knows that it’s true, but Jose still has trouble accepting the doctrine because of his catholic background! But he reads like 2 chapters in the Book of Mormon everyday and then tells us almost word for word what happened in the part where he read haha. Honestly I think they’ll be ready to be baptized for October.
Yesterday it rained all morning! And our whole area was MUD! I don’t have boots so I was tromping around in my toms all through the mud and my comp was laughing super hard at me, but we were super happy for the rain because it’s been suuuuper hot lately!!!
Last night we walked home from church and we stopped by a less actives house and were able to talk to her. She said that she’s not assisting because of a million things that happened with the members and also she said that every time she has a calling in the church, she has more problems in her house. Honestly tons of member less actives have this excuse! But it’s just that, AN EXCUSE. If they really understood the doctrine then they wouldn’t drop the church for others, the promise they made is with our Heavenly Father and not with their vecinos (neighbors). but we are gonna try to help her come back.
Right now we really are just focusing on preparing this family to get baptized, so after this week things will cool down a little bit for us haha(:
Also this week I’ve been reading in the Book of Mormon about the two thousand stripling warriors! Today I read that they were so obedient to Moroni because their parents had taught them correctly and I just couldn’t help but pour out my heart in gratitude to my heavenly father for my parents and how they raised me and my siblings(: I am sooo grateful for you guys!!
I love my mission!
I honestly can’t remember anything else from this week haha
Love you guys(:
This was at a service that we did for one of our investigators! We helped her clean her house. her name is Aniam! Her aunt who lives in Piura is a member. One night we were walking home from an appt and she stopped us and asked us to visit her at her house.. We were super stunned but super happy cause
that never happens.
Enrique & Leonor with their cake. They had other refreshments called te-cacho, its like a fried banana ball thing, not my favorite ;)
With Hna Mora and Leonor at her wedding
Our Bishop and his wife
I ate Lagarto (Alligator) Super Yummy!
I think this is called Uvillo, its a weird grape thing that I really liked at first
but later decided its really gross.