es get punched in the face
November 25, 2013
Well Family Wamily,
This week was kind of one of those weeks
where missionaries get punched in the face, figuratively speaking of course.
But it’s okay. I’m sure the next week will be better.
This week my companion and I felt
like the time had come to set a date for a baptism and marriage for the
Rodriguez Family. We prayed for them and practiced teaching for them and prayed
for them and the time came to invite them. The mom Silvia is all for it, but
the dad José got mad at us a little, which I was not expecting at all. He told
us that in the really big rainstorm the other day a ton of his crops had
been destroyed. I guess people told them that it was because they had gone to
the Mormon Church; as if God was punishing them I guess is what he is maybe
thinking. Also he surprised us and told us he wasn’t even 100% sure about God,
but just reads the bible and the book of Mormon and stuff just to get to know
it but not necessarily because he believes it. So that was pretty discouraging.
We aren’t giving up on them though.
Gladis has to move back to Cusco
for more treatment.
Jimena is doing great but looks
like she is going to be living in Calca now, so the elders there will be
And also another of our
investigators that I haven’t introduced yet we are going to have to drop.
So sometimes it hard to understand why
things like this happen and it’s hard not to get discouraged. But I only know
that everything happens for a reason, God is in charge, and that everything
will be all right in the end. This week was hard, but Satan is the master or
discouragement. We can’t let him make us discouraged or we will not be
effective. This week will be better. We are going to focus on finding lots of
new people to teach and we are going to pray a lot. I hope you all had a great
week and I love you tons!
Pictures- waterfall from the last pday and
pictures from our Ollanta family night.
Lots of love,