Oh man, forgot to comment last week on how cool it is that Loren is mission pres! So awesome!! [I have to add something here. Loren's comment about Davi and Dalton is he hopes he gets 250 just like them.]
Guess what! Elder Nelson is coming to Peru! Not to Piura though. So, roadtrip! We are going to Chiclayo! It’s like a three-hour drive, but we are so excited! The whole mission is going to see him! And it’s a missionary only thang. Whatup.
So among my long list of talents (like choosing the most expensive of things without even knowing the prices... oh that’s all) is finding people who are super ready for the gospel… who don’t live in our area. And inviting people who are already members to baptism. Atta girl. The thing is though on that last one that they accept..... I think that’s the talent part.
But besides that, we are just seeing miracles. We have kind of just been working our booties off and being rejected like crazy, but this weekend was amazing. The ward is totally changing! People were coming up to us, telling us about their missionary ideas. And people asking when they can come with us. And we have this new greenie ss pres who is hecka gung ho. I’m so HAPPY. [Did she mean RS pres? Raise your hand if you’re confused.]
We found someone named Jose Isidro. I had been praying for someone who would argue with us. And was studying the Bible in preparation. Then we got someone :) He reminds me of my sweet Theran, who was all arguey at first, and then the Book of Mormon and the Spirit softened him right up. We were walking by, and said hi how are you and he just was like, why are there so many churches? And I knew. How wonderful, yea?
We were walking and there was this girl outside, and before we even got to her, she yelled through the window of the house, “Oh Elena, someone’s looking for you!” And quickly explained that she is a member in a different ward but was here visiting a friend. And we had a lesson with them. She’s awesome.
Another girl, se llama Yurico who is 19, we found yesterday. And when we told her about Joseph Smith, she was like, really? That happened? And she was just in awe! Oh man.
Katherin came to church! So proud of her. She is so great. She mentions baptism every lesson, before we say anything about it, and lets us know how she is doing on the decision. She just, gets it! It’s so great.
Struggling a bit with fams of people never letting us see them. Leopoldo, grandpa de Gean Carlo, and the sister of Socorro. If we could get some prayers up in the hizzouse that would be great.
Anyway, more than anything, I am just suuuuuper happy. Like, there’s no better place to be. I love these people. I love my ward. I love Spanish. I love chifles. I love the Gospel and the way it changes lives. I love being able to work alongside the Lord every day and have confidence in His love and dedication. It’s super true, y’all. Nothing more to it. It makes sense on every page, and feels so super duper right every time I talk about it. Like, yes! You know? Yes!
Anyway, love you all. Just remember that God loves you so dearly, yea? D and C 61:36. [Here it is, so you don’t have to look it up: “And now, verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer, little children; for I am in your
midst, and I have not forsaken you.”]