Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dead Inkans

Week 52

June 9, 2014

I hope you had a great week!
This past week we had a area authority come and give a training on ward councils to all the bishops and ward leaders and missionaries. Our bishop really took it to heart and our last ward council was awesome! Right now we are working on re-activating someone to be our ward mission leader. One of our ¨candidates¨came to church Sunday! So exciting! Ward mission leaders are nice to have. So yeah we are working a lot with less actives and it´s great.
We´ve tried some new ways to find new investigators from the ideas in the planner besides just contacting. We asked this one lady if she wanted to know more about her ancestors and she seemed really interested and I could show her my family pamphlet and I love that stuff.
We have this awesome Hermana named Rupertina. She doesn´t come to church because she can´t walk. Her legs are amputated at the knees because they were overexposed to the cold. So she is less active, I guess, but we got here and are making sure they take the sacrament to her home. We taught her family history this week and she cannot read or write but she told me what she remembered and I wrote it down for her in her my family pamphlet. She is just adorable and I love her so much!

We had a great lesson with Moises on repentance and forgiveness. Then we went to visit him and he was sleeping because he had gotten drunk again. So that was hard. He doesn´t like to drink, but he just does it for social reasons. His friends call him up and then yeah... But we have been bringing members to all the lessons and this week we found the perfect one! He was just able to share his own experience with him about how his boss brought him to go drink and he just prayed for help and then got the heck out of there. The next day his boss didn´t remember or at least didn´t say anything about it. He told Moises that he just decided that he was just going to say no to go hang out in situations in which he knew they would be drinking or that one ¨friend¨ who always tried to get him to drink would be present. That was exactly what he needed to hear and it was so much better coming from a member than us. We didn´t even have to ask him to to commit because at the end of the lesson he was just like I really need to read my scriptures! And come to church. And he committed himself by himself. That together with him continuing to pray I know he will be able to overcome it. We are going to keep up daily contact with him too. We´re not giving up on him.
So yeah. Then today we went to an Incan cemetery. They built these tower things and buried the well-off dead in the bottom of the tower. They curled them up in a ball because they thought it would make it easier for them to come back to life that way I guess. The Spanish have already come and cleared out all that for all the gold and stuff but I still got to crawl in there. Creepy but cool. Creepy, but cool.

Also, I was thinking about taquitos this week. And you mean to tell me that taquitos are just taco with cariño on the end! Literally a cute little taco? Sometimes really important things like that just click ya know? So I guess you could say it was a great week.
 Also, we taught the bishop´s wife how to make brownies. It was with a mix, and she just could not believe it was that easy. Like, *that´s it?* Haha. but in the end, they didn´t turn out that good. Maybe it was because we didn´t have any kind of measuring cups or spoons or the fact that we cooked them in something that looked like a crockpot. Que será? 

Love you guys! Have a great week!
Hermana Beckstead

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