June 6, 2016
So, the moment you have all been waiting for....I didn't get transferred! hahaha!
|The Elders wanted us to pose as Special Forces ... not sure why?|
Anyways so Shilcayo is pretty awesome ... this week was elections again! Last time, they narrowed it down to two candidates and yesterday they decided between the two. So there wasn't church again yesterday :(
We have been working really hard with a recent convert of two years named Yetty, who is the only member in her family and recently hasn't really been coming to church. We don't really know what's going on with her, but she always accepts us and loves our visits! We have asked her for referrals all the time, but she always says she doesn't know anyone. So we invited her to pray to know who we should share the gospel with, and she said she would. This week we went to visit her and she said that she thought of a lady that lives nearby and she used to visit with the previous missionaries.. so we went and contacted this lady named Rosa Mary and she is super cool! She and her husband are looking for a religion to dedicate themselves too, so we´re super stoked to start working with them. As we left, Yetty told us about more people nearby that she knew! She ended up giving us a ton of references that have tons of promise!! It totally animated her to share the gospel more and she says she'll come to church with us this Sunday! That was a miracle! So all of you who say you don't know anyone to share the gospel with when the missionaries come over.. pray about it! and someone cool will come to your mind :)
This week I was reading a conference talk by Dieter F Uchtdorf and I really liked something he said... "Many of the things you can count, do not count. Many of the things you cannot count, really do count". I think that is a great way to live life. Many times we stress about what other people think or see about us, but it is exactly that kind of thing that does not count. What really does count is things like how much we love and help one another. I would challenge all of you to try and do something to serve a friend or family member this week, and you will really feel a whole lot better :)
Love you all!!