Monday, September 12, 2016

Busy Week

Hey guys!

This week was all about getting the family Allain ready for their wedding this Saturday(:  We had to fill out a million papers and do a bunch of things to get all of their certificates and stuff ready.  Hermana Leonor didn’t have her birth certificate with her so she had to call her dad who lives on their farm like a days trip in a boat away from Pucallpa and he had to send it to her and then we had to get everything done in 4 days so it was a little stressful! But we did it (:they are super pumped and can’t wait to get married and baptize their whole family of 5 on the 24th. It’s the coolest thing how the Lord was preparing us to come to this area! Especially from being in a super hard area for 6 months where the progression was slow, to coming to Centenario where everyone is READY to hear the gospel. So happy!! Also the family Allain told us that their parents are coming down for their wedding and they want to investigate the church!

Wednesday we did service in an investigators house who’s son is on a mission in Lima, but he’s the only member! A couple weeks ago her house caught on fire in the back, so we came with 4 elders and tore apart her roof and all of the burnt wood and this week we´re going back and re build it. It was super funny though cause by the end of the service we were all black! Especially Elder Robertson (from Layton) he looked like a chimney sweeper haha !!

My favorite lesson that we had this week was with a less active, Sandra! She hasn’t come to church in 4 years but these last 2 Sundays she came! Her son who is 13 is suuuuuuper active and the coolest kid ever. He goes to church every week and brings his little 6 year old brother with him and for the longest time has been trying to help his mom come back to church. Lots of things happened with their family.  Their parents were separated and since then Sandra hasn’t wanted to attend church. In this FHE we talked about families and how our goal should be the temple, to be sealed forever with our loved ones. She started to share with us that this Sunday, when her son got up to bare his testimony; she had felt the spirit and knew that she needed to come back to the church. Then her son started talking and he ended up in tears, just saying how grateful he was that his mom was FINALLY trying to change, how he can already feel the difference in his home and how grateful he is for the gospel. It was super spiritual! Like I said Mark is the coolest!

Then we were visiting another less active family and the sister called her brother Juan who isn’t a member and who the elders were visiting like 8 months ago and he came in and started talking to us and said he wants to be baptized because he knows that its true! Like what? This area is crazy! I’m still so stunned. This guy’s wife doesn’t want anything to do with it though and they arent really married so we’ve got to work lots with him!

Yesterday the whole mission did a sick activity. We all tried to make it a day where we could feel the spirit the whole time - one day with the spirit. Me and my comp really felt a difference in our work, our studies and our teaching, I think when I get back home, this is what I’m gonna miss most! Being able to feel the spirit so strongly (:

Also last night I lost our celluar and I was gonna have to pay 100 soles to replace it but then one of our investigators called our pensionista and said that they had found our phone in front of their house.. soooo blessd (;

love ya!!!

Hermana Jackson

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