How is everyone? Well, this week was really a full one. A lot
has gone on! First of all, I traveled to Cusco on Tuesday
night for a
District Leader conference with Elder Graham and Hermana
is a trainer) So, that was fun! Its always nice to be
President Calderon. He is truly a great man. I have learned so
from him! He continues to surprise me with the things that he
me. He, his wife, one of his counselors, the mission
the assistants came to Quillabamba on Friday. We had
President while the assistants taught a lesson, and Saturday
Sunday was our District Conference. (Like Stake Conference) He
has a great way of speaking. From one minute everyone is
the next minute, you feel the Spirit. Its great, and I have
seen him progress as a mission president over the course of my
mission. I love the man.
This morning, we went as a zone to the Mandor Waterfalls. It
pretty legit! We all got super wet, seeing that we basically
underneath the 200+ foot waterfall(s). It was a lot of fun.
We had the blessing to see Abel be baptized this last
Saturday! He is
such a great kid. He is so intelligent! President Calderon
him, which was way cool. We were able to activate his mother
single) after 30 years of inactivity. 30 years!! She is so
us for finding them and getting them active. His mom, Maryluz,
to the hospital here to give her aunt a blessing. She had
her throat, and was just in really bad shape physically, and
the ICU. She was 78 years old and cannot talk at all. She
member, so I explained to her the best way I could what a
before asking her if it would be okay if we gave her one.
short gasps for breath, she silently nodded her head in
blessed her, and afterward we read her some scriptures. In
moment, I felt that she would not live much longer. I was
testify of Jesus Christ and of his atonement, and how if we
our sins, God WILL forgive us. I testified as well that she
be afraid of death, that it is just a step in Gods plan of
A single tear fell from her eye, and I almost started crying
How I wished in that moment that she could share her feelings
maybe ask a question or two, but she couldn’t. I just told her
worry, and that everything would be alright. My companion
testimony with her as well, and then we left. We said hi to
family, and they were very grateful for our visit. She lived
more days, even though they thought she was going to live. I
grateful for the Plan of Salvation. We have no need to fear
because we know exactly what will happen afterward. It
inspires me to
do all that I can to share this Gospel with everyone so that
joy from the blessings that the Restored Gospel gives.
We continue working with Pilar. She hopefully will be baptized
Saturday. She is an amazing woman with amazing faith. We also
challenged David to baptism for the 21st of April. He is a
Witness, but is the cousin of a strong returned missionary in
branch. All he needs is to receive that answer from God and
decision. He is a great guy. We are also working with a bunch
investigators that are progressing surely but a little slowly!
please pray for all of them.
I did get the package you guys sent. Thank you for that!!! It
needed. Let me tell ya! Haha.
I hope that everyone enjoyed Easter, I know that I did. It was
special day. Let us all keep the Savior in our hearts not only
time of the year, but always. He lives, I know it. I hope you
a great week! Hasta la proxima…
PS, did Bridger get my letter yet?