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"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Week 82 - Chimbote

March 27, 2017

These last two weeks have been great. We have been able to meet quite a few new people which has been awesome. We also have one more companion. His name is Elder Paredes. He is going to be with us until the end of this transfer. He is a great missionary. He is from Ica PerĂº.
The last week was a little bit interesting with the little rain storm we had, but the Lord´s work cannot be frustrated. We got to help one of our investigators get baptized this last week. Her name is hermana Haydee. It was cool to see her grow and the greatest part was getting to hear her testimony after her baptism. She testified of how the Gospel has helped her to learn how to forgive and move forward in her life. I am so grateful for the atonement and for the many blessings each and every one of us can receive as we apply it in our own lives.
This last week we have also gotten to help one of our new investigators, Hermana Fanny. Her friend was baptised in another ward a few months ago and had decided to invite her to church. We met her in the church a few weeks ago and she has come to church for three Sundays now. We have been working on helping her to understand The Book of Mormon. She is progressing very well. I know that she has been prepared by the Lord and I am grateful that we have been able to meet her.
One of our new investigators is Hermana Eva´s dad. He is a great guy. He welds for a living right now and we have talked to him a few times while he has been working, but we never had the chance to teach him until this past week. He told us that he had been invited to a few different churches and had gone to a few of them. He was looking for the truth, but didn't really feel that he had found it quite yet. We have gotten to talk to him a couple of times now and we have talked mainly about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and about having faith. He told us in our last visit that he really liked talking with us and liked the message that he read in the pamphlet that we left with him. He told us that he feels good. I would be lying if I said we weren't a little bit shocked by what he said to us. Im sure glad that I have gotten to know such great people here in the mission.
I'm excited for one more week here in the mission. I know that this is the work of the Lord. I know that he guides and watches over his missionaries. I am grateful for the blessings the gospel has brought into my life.

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