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"

Monday, July 17, 2017

Week 97 - Chimbote

July 10, 2017

This past week was another great one here in Chimbote Central. It has been such a busy week, but it has been awesome. I'm excited for one more transfer here in my area.
Last Tuesday we got up pretty early and went to the bus terminal for the transfers. My new companion got here on Tuesday night, and we have been having a great time since he got here. He is a great missionary and he has an awesome attitude. These next few weeks are going to be awesome.
One of my favorite experiences from this past week was getting to listen to one of the families we are teaching tell us one of their experiences. They had a few differences in their family, and they just wanted everything to calm down and they wanted their kids to talk and work things out. They decided to pray together, and they prayed sincerely for their family. A little later their kids were able to talk and work things out. They are so happy now that their family is doing better. I know that the small and simple things of the gospel can make such a big difference.
This week while we were contacting a family one of their neighbors came over to give them something, and while they were talking we got to know their neighbor and she told us to come by here house when we had time. We made time a little bit later to go visit her and her family. They are an awesome family. It is always a big blessing getting to know new families. The Lord´s work is always moving forward.
One of the funniest experiences from this past week was with one of our convert´s son. He is preparing to get baptized and we talked to him a little bit this week about the first principles and ordinances of the gospel. We talked to his primary teacher after church this Sunday and she told us that in her class he was participating quite a bit and that he had asked her what it meant to have faith. My companion and I laughed a little bit as we heard that because the day before we had explained that to him. We are excited to get to help him a little bit more this week. He is a great kid.
I know that this is the Lord´s work. I know that as we live the first principles and receive the ordinances of the gospel we become more like the Savior and our families are blessed. I know that the gospel has been restored. I am very grateful for that.

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