Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Years Day Email 2014

 Hey Everyone.. again!

There hasn't been much that has happened in the last 24 hours. 

Today im going to share about some of the people here, like our investigators and recent converts and so on and so forth. We have has 8 baptisms in the past 2ish months so we kind of lost a lot of our investigators but now there recent converts which is awesome. The people we have baptized in the past couple of months have been Alex and Jahir who are brothers who live with their grandma who is a member. They are 9 and 11 and they're doing good and coming to church and are still active! Then we baptized Livia, Tathiana, and Jonathon. Livia has heard the missionaries for a while but hadnt really accepted them and then her husband passed away recently and she heard all the lessons over again from us and she accepted to be baptized! She has since traveled to Lima and im not sure how shes doing for now. Tathiana is 19 and she was hearing the discussions for about a month and wasnt really accepting them and then a couple of weeks passed and Elder Bunker and I went to visit her and from then she started to be more accepting of the lessons! She had so many questions it was ridiculous!! Every time we went there to teach here wer would start the lesson and would almost never finish the lesson because she had so many questions. She prayed and me and my comp could tell that she had gotten and answer and she knew it was true and that she needed to get baptized but she kept saying she didn't want to get baptized because she thought she was going to fail at keeping all the commandments and so on and so forth and so i shared with her 1 nephi 3:7 and she said after she got baptized that that scripture helped a lot in making the decision to get baptized and so that was cool for me to know that i helped to be able to overcome her fears. Since she got baptized she has traveled to Jaen where she cant go to church because she lives where the church isnt established yet but she calls every once in a while and we keep in touch with her and shes going to come back to church when she comes back to study in March so shes doing well. Jonathon is 9 and his mom and sister are baptized and he wanted to get baptized when we met him and so he heard all the lessons from us and then got baptized! We are in the process of helping his mom (Carina) and his dad (Julio) get married so that his dad can get baptized and complete the family and then hopefully go to the temple! Julio had a marriage and baptismal date but then they got into a fight and i think he almost kicked his wife out of the house but then he didn't and we still haven't had the chance to visit them yet but hopefully the hope inst lost with them. Then we baptized Noemi, and Shantal who live with their grandma because their parents passed away and their grandma is a less active member but shes coming back to church and now her grand kids are members so they all come to church and are active now! The we had to baptize David again because the church doesnt have a record of his baptism. So he was baptized two years ago but they lost his record or something like that so we had to baptize him again which was pretty interesting! After all those baptisms we have very few investigators left. Palma has been an investigator for about 5 years now and is basically a member but i think hes waiting for his son to get back from his mission to get baptized so there's nothing we can really do there. Graciela had a baptismal date before but her daughters talked her out of getting baptized but now she wants to get baptized again but her husband isn't giving her permission so hopefully we can help her husband in some way so that she can get baptized! Isain and Alonso accepted to be baptized but they wanted a little bit more time to learn a little bit more and then they went on vacation so when they come back on the 20th of January were going to talk to them about baptism and hopefully they still have the desire when they come back. Other than that we have Aurora who needs to get married and then she can get baptized and we have Veronica who needs to get married and then she can get baptized. Thats about it for investigators until we find some more in these next weeks! 

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and enjoy the fireworks!

Elder Jarman

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