Family and Friends,
Well this week was another epic week with my good pal Elder Bailey. We did not get to watch conference this week, in fact nobody in Peru watched conference and we didn't even have church on Sunday because of the Peruvian elections. (Peruvian law does not allow church and other meetings to be held on election days) So next Saturday and Sunday we are going to watch a recording of conference with all the members.
Well, there aren't too many investigators who are progressing right now so we basically just knock doors all day every day. The people here are a lot different then in Jaen. They are still pretty nice but no one really wants to hear us haha. But we definitely have seen the blessing of talking to everyone we can. We have met many good people and we have found many hidden inactives as well. We have an investigator named Johnny and he wants to be baptized but he has to divorce his ex wife first so he can get married and get baptized. We always teach him about the importance of sharing the Gospel. He was talking to a friend from work and his friend agreed to come over and listen to us. Well halfway through the lesson, he admitted that he was a member and that he is just inactive. He has since formed a family and he has the desire to return to church and he wants us to come teach his family as well.
Another crazy story is that one day this week we were walking down the street and my comp stopped and asked me if I was hearing what he was hearing and we looked down on the dusty road and found a potato sack that had 3 abandoned kittens in it. To be honest, I kind of wanted to ditch them but my companion couldn't. So we went door-to-door, contacting to try to find an owner haah. Well nobody wanted them but we ended up leaving them in a park bench in the richest part of our area. When we went back to check on them, they were gone...We're are pretty sure they were exalted.
Well I feel blessed and humbled to have this opportunity to be a missionary and a representative of Jesus Christ. Sometimes it's hard but like I always say, I'm the happiest I've ever been cuz I can see the happiness that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings to the lives of others when they strive to live the commandments and when they apply Christ's Atonement in their lives. Sometimes life is complicated and unhappy but the Gospel is simple and joyful. We just have to be strong enough and humble enough to endure to the end. I love My Savior and what He did for me, for the people of Peru and for all of you. I'm grateful for the support you give me and I pray for you all everyday.
besitos, Elder Harper
|old photo from last transfer|