So lets see if I can give you all an adequate (sp?) update on the things that are going on here in Juliaca. Lately, we have been really working hard. We were blessed
with a golden reference from a member, and we have been teaching her.
The first lesson we met with her, we challenged her to baptism, and she accepted! She will be baptized this Saturday. As far as our other investigators, they have been traveling, havent attended church, and thus, they were unable to be baptize them. But, things are really looking up for these next two weeks. We are confident, and have been fasting and praying for our investigators to be able to feel a real desire to be baptized. I hope that they will feel the Holy Ghost testify to them that this IS the true church. On to another subject. Johnny. So, he's reading the Book of Mormon, and has told us and promised us that he will follow Moroni's promise to find out for himself. He told us he will put away the anti mormon literature until he has read it front to back. He is a really good guy, but has a hard time believing, "So you're telling me that the only way that I can be saved is by baptizing me in the Mormon church?" He feels that when he was baptized he really felt a change of heart, and that what he felt was absolutely real. We continue to explain little by little the importance of the Book of Mormon. I just hope that he will receive an answer quick. If not, then I'm sure that he will when he is back in Texas. I will have to for sure pass the reference along to the missionaries where he lives. As of now, he doesnt have a house, seeing as that he got a divorce before he met his wife from Perù. She has the house, but he has all my info, as well as the phone numbers of you guys. I will be passing along his info in another email. Anyway, just keep him in your prayers, and have faith that he will see the light! Other than those things, things are going pretty well. Things are starting to get really cold. Now, you see in the forcast the temperature, put i bet it doesnt include the wind chill factor! It is literally freezing here in southern Perù. The water is starting to freeze over night, and i still have my cold. :/ Not super stoked to have it, but oh well! Oh, and I dont know if you remember, but when we talked on the phone, I asked for you to send my film camera... But, if you could send the one that Uncle Mike gave to ethan, that would be perfect! Its the really old one, I think it is the brand Minolta. Eth should know where it is. So, whenever you get around to sending the next package, send that one! I would be sure to wrap it really well, and maybe hide it in an empty bag of some type of candy. Or send it in one of the manilla yellow bubble envelopes. That would work as well. But just wrap it well. And if you can, include some film as well. Both color, and black and white. Thanks!! You are the best!!! I am stoked for the next package! You guys really do love me, huh? (teary voice) Jaja, I love you all, and I'm stoked for the food! So how are things going on at home? Dad, figure out flickr and upload pics! So, in the pictures I included is of us cooking Octopus Ceviche. Sooo goood.... The finished product is included as well. I will have to cook some up when I get home. Prepare your stomachs.... I hear that Patrice is updating my blog! So thank you!! You rock. I dont know what else I have to update you on, I just hope that all continues to go well, as you all continue to rely completely on the good Lord. You're all in my prayers. Stay in touch! Love Elder Christensen