Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week 33 - Viru

This last week was another good week here in Viru! We had a family home evening planned that fell threw last Monday night with a member family because they forgot about it. It was not my favorite way to start a new week, but we rescheduled it with them for last Thursday and it was awesome. We got our two families who are progressing towards baptism to join us in the members house that night and we talked of our Savior and about how we have a portion of his light. It went very well. The members shared their testimonies and that really brought the spirit so strongly. These two families that are progressing are so awesome. The dad in the one family whose dad was baptized last week has changed so much. Elder Herget told me that he wouldn't even listen to the missionaries a few months ago, and that he didn't have a super good relationship with his girlfriend. Well this week we went and visited them a few times and one night we found them all sat around the table eating dinner together and talking. It was so awesome to see. The gospel really does bless families so much. They are planning on getting married the seventh of May and getting baptized shortly after. I am so excited for this family. They are so awesome. 
Yesterday was the elections here in Peru, so we mainly visited just members because lots of people were out of their houses voting. We got to visit one family of active members yesterday that has just been a little bit down it seems like lately. The mom was sick and I think that was tough for them. She is getting better now and they are doing a lot better as a family. We shared a Mormon message with them about dads and talked a little bit about the Family Proclamation. I really enjoyed visiting with them about the Mormon Message because it showed a family who lives in the country on a farm. The dad of the family actually works in the fields here, so he enjoyed it too. 
This week I have really felt how important families are in the plan of our Heavenly Father and how he blesses them. When we do our part or strive to do our part he paves the way and takes us by the hand and guides us; as missionaries, as leaders and as families. 
Today we are in Trujillo for our p-day. We ate at a Chinese restaurant and it was delicious!
I'm excited to keep pressing forward in the work of the Lord. I'm very grateful for these two years that I have to serve the Lord and for the things that I am learning. I have a lot to learn and its a pretty fun process! I know our savior lives and that when we come unto him he helps make our weaknesses become strengths.

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