Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sometimes missionaries get punched in the face

Week 24

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 teaching her.
   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,

Hermana beckstead


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