Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Peru Chiclayo Mission 9/2013-9/2015

Monday, August 18, 2014

This week has been one of the harder ones of my mission!

Week #47

Hey Everyone!!

Well this week has been one of the harder ones of my mission! I guess it was a test of our faith! I'm sure it wont be the last one either but hopefully next week will be better!

Anyways so this week started off so so.. We had quite a bit of lessons planned but it seemed like all of the lessons failed and that nobody wanted to let us into their houses!! I don't know if we smelled bad this week or what but nobody wanted to let us in!?!! We were just basically walking around the whole time getting rejected by everyone! So yeah it was pretty fun haha!

On top of that we went to visit Gregori who had a baptismal date and we actually got into his house which was a shocker. When we got into the house we had planned to watch a video and so he went to get the DVD set up but right before he left he told us he had to tell us something and then he left to set it up. So we were waiting there for a couple minutes my companion and I just going through all the things that he could tell us and we thought of the good things and the bad things too! Finally he got everything ready and we started the lesson with a prayer and then right after that he told us... He said that he was going to withdraw from the church because of some problem that he had and that he didn't know for how long but he also said that some time in the future he was going to pick it up again.. That was a bummer for us! He was progressing so well or at least it seemed like it! He always said that he had those little doubts but that over time he was going to resolve his doubts and things like that but he never wanted to tell us what they were and i think that his doubts got the best of him! He told us at the end of the lesson nice meeting you guys and maybe well see each other again sometime.. So it was pretty sad! It was like losing an investigator but more was like losing a friend! I hope that some time in the future he does get baptized even if its not with me!!

We also had some other difficult lesson with some members of the church and it was hard to help them feel the spirit and help them return to the church. 

On the other hand we were able to have a couple of good lessons with a couple of people! We are helping two youth come back to the church and they seem like they are really progressing well! They both came to church this Sunday and one of them especially seems really excited and she felt good in the church! Its really cool to see those experiences! The church is like a big family and everyone was happy that she came to church that day and it was just a good day! 

We were waiting for another youth to come to church this Sunday but he never ended up coming! His name is Luis M and hes really cool but he never makes it to church! If he came to church this past Sunday we were going to invite him to be baptized at the end of this month but he didn't end up coming even though we called a bunch of times and we had someone go by his house.. Hopefully he'll come next week!

Another cool thing is that one of the less active members that we are teaching came to church this Sunday too! She had come the last two Sundays too but she got to the door of the church and then turned around and didn't come in... So this Sunday we were waiting for her at the bottom and she came!! That was cool! Now hopefully next Sunday she can come with her husband too who is investigating the church!

Other than that there is one news that's really cool!! This week the whole mission got cell phones!?!?! I thought the time would never come but it did!! Haha! So now we should be able to work a little more efficiently!

Other than that all is well! Hope you all have a great week! I know this church is true and that we are literally guided by Jesus Christ!

Elder Jarman

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