We’ve seen many little miracles here lately. Yesterday we visited an investigator that has a baptismal date, Jenny. We had given her a blessing of health the last time that we saw her because she was super sick and really depressed for a bunch of stuff going on in her life and with her family. We gave her the blessing the last time, and yesterday she told us that after she got the blessing, she didn’t have any of the pains that had been hurting her for so long in her life. She felt happy and with so much more faith and hope to be able to move forward in her life. It was awesome to see that her faith was strong enough to align it with God’s will for her. It was great to see the priesthood working in her life.
I’m doing well. I’m excited about the work here lately and I know that we are trying our best. I’m still excited to keep being exactly obedient and lately we’ve been receiving a little bit more help from the ward in our efforts which has been so very much needed. I don’t have too much more to report. I’m doing great! Please know that I love you all and I miss you, but I’m happy to be serving right now. I know that the gospel is true and I know that no matter how many times that we get rejected, or that the people decide to not act upon what we teach them, that doesn’t change the fact that God loves them and loves all of us. We all have our own time that God has already prepared for us. I love him!
Have a great week. Let me know about your new calling in the ward. I don’t remember... and how’s it going with that calling!
Pics: We went to a part of our area that is super high up. The only good news about it is that there’s a bus that can take us up there. It’s so high and the view is beautiful. Not sure if you’ll be able to make it all out, but there a bunch of little houses there on the sides of the mountains. That’s what the people do in order to have their own plalive paying m es a t. They still have to do lots of stuff, like install water and electricity, and even more than that. They have to do stuff called Faena, which is basically manual labor for their little community to little by little build stairs and walls and help others lift their houses off of the dirt floors. The problem about it is that everyone here and their mother and dog works from at least Monday to Saturday (if not Monday to Sunday). The Faenas are always on Sundays in the morning making it almost impossible for them to go to church. Every week they don’t participate in the Faena then they pay a fine of between 30 and 50 soles, which is between 10 and 16 dollars. That’s a ton of money here. That’s more than double what any of them make in a HARD day’s work. Well, that’s the situation of the mountain people here!