Week 32

¡Dear Familia!
(Heh, spanglish)

So, this last week was quite exciting. First off: We’ve got a baptism date for the first of December! Her name is Hermila. We met her about a week ago, and she drank up everything we told her. She asked us if she could be baptized (we were talking about the Plan of Salvation and what we need to do while in the earth, including baptism. She asked us what she needed to do to prepare for it.) Talk about PLATINUM investigator. Forget this “golden” stuff. We had Stake Conference yesterday and she attended. She can’t read, so we’re going to have to work a bit around that, but if we get her hooked with the members, it should be good.

We also invited five people to be baptized. Let me explain: We went to the house of Gilberto, and, “lo and behold, he was there.” We started teaching him, going over a chapter in the Book of Mormon. Then his son Christian came in the room and sat down. We explained the Book of Mormon, then continued. Then Soila came to the house with a friend named Ruth. They also sat down in the lesson. By this time we started reading in 3 Nefi 11, and Gilberto’s other son José came to the house and also joined the lesson. Long story short, we invited all of them to be baptized. They all accepted. Whoo! I was pretty excited. Soila seemed the most impressed, Gilberto was quite commited as well. But Christian seemed to really accept the commitment too, and same with José. I pray that we’ll be able to meet with them more often! (They don’t have a good schedule)

So, as I mentioned, we had Conferencia de Estaca yesterday. Here are some notes I took:
-The Gospel is meant to change people’s hearts and lives. Don’t think that it won’t, and never think someone can’t change through Christ.
-The Family is organized of GOD. He put is in our families and he intends for us to return as families.
-Our ancestors can’t enter God’s kingdom if we don’t do our geneology and Temple work.
-“No voy a cambiar mañana. Voy a cambiar hoy.” (Jeffrey can translate. 🙂 )
It was a really good conference, and we got to sing as a zone choir.

Robyn got sick? Awe. That is NEVER fun. Especially the flu. Get better Robyn! Love you! (Don’t get sick Matthew.)
TJ, you made crepes! Way to go! Make sure you get that pan tilting action down. It’s all in the wrist.
Jeffrey, you’re teaching mission prep? Nice! Tell them that the mission is pretty much el más mejor cosa en todo el mundo. And did you get the job at the MTC?

I’ll send pictures next week.

Love you all!

-Elder Law

Week 31

Twas the week of November…
… and all through Perú, not a snow storm was brewing, not even a flake.
Dear Family!

So, this week, we met with Consuelo again. We explained more about
marrage, and she commited to talk with her husband about it. ¡Puede
ser!
We also have two investigators – husband and wife who aren’t married
but are living together – who have started to make some progress. The
wife, named Lili, has been investigating the church for several years
and has read the Book of Mormon three times. She knows it’s all true,
but she won’t be baptized unless she get’s baptized with her spouse,
which they can’t untill their married. But he, Fernando, won’t be
baptized until he finds a new job (he sells beer. And he also drinks
it.). But this week they got renewed energy to work towards getting
married. Fernando hasn’t been drinking either. 😀

Wow! That’s a LOT of snow! Those branches look like they’re going to
break off. 6 inches? Has it all melted by now? haha
And Josh will put his papers in! EXCITING! I’m guessing he’ll go
foreign…. to somewhere in Europe. Or Russa. And Hunter got his call?
Already? Wow. That’s so crazy!
Happy Birthday Connor!!

Way to go with your grades TJ! Terrific A’s are TJs! Following the Law
tradition. We get As because that’s just what we do. 😀

And I checked my weight again. It did lie (thank goodness). I only
weigh 135 lbs.

Short letter today. Love you all!
Mail me some snow. 😉

Love,
Elder Law

Week 30

((Sorry this is late, I forgot to post it~ Matt))
Dear family that is going to have their second week in November,
!Hola¡

So, first of all, we haven’t been able to see Sintia this past week. Nooo! Triste día. Pero, hay esperanza. We’ve got plans to see her again this week, so hopefully it’ll come through.
Secondly, we’ve been teaching a husband and wife (Osvaldo and Consuelo, diferent Osvaldo), and they’ve been interested in the Book of Mormon. We taught them about 3Nefi 11, and invited them to be baptized. They understood that it was something imprtant, but they said they aren’t merried and asked if that was something they needed before baptism. I was kinda suprised they felt they needed that. Usually people don’t think much of it. We told them we’d help them, and we will! I hope they’ll keep reading and continually feel the incredible blessings they’ll recieve from this. The ward leaders were pretty interested in how they could help them as well. Exciting!

We also had an experience on Saturday. We shared The Testaments video with a family (if you haven’t seen it, it is really really good. Watch it.), which one brother is less active and the father isn’t a member. But by the end of the video, the Holy Ghost bore a powerful witness that it was all true. The Mother was deeply touched and talked about it yesterday in her testimony. The brother was crying, and came to church yesterday as well. The father didn’t attend church, but I know he felt the Holy Ghost. I know that Christ came to the Americas, and taught the people here. The Book of Mormon bears witness of this, and I know it is true. It changes people’s hearts and their lives. Read the Book of Mormon. Every day. Punto.

That’s amazingly great that everyone is being so filled with the missionary spirit! It is the last days after all, and we all have a responsability to work in the Lord’s Vinyard (Jacob 5).

So, something funny. I recieved a ballot to vote (we got the oportunity!), and as I read over it and began filling it out, I thought of what would happen if Obama was president. (People have told me that he’s winning slightly against Romney). Then I looked at my ballot, and realized that I filled in his oval. LOL! Well, so much for voting. I can’t get a new ballot before… Today, so I’ll send my vote in by prayer mail. Go ROMNEY!

And then something that’s maybe funny, but a bit more shocking. I checked my weight a few days ago, and… I’ve gained weight. But more than I thought. It said I weigh 63 kl., and thats… 140 pounds. I hope it lied, because that means I’ve gained about 25 pounds. Which is a lot.

Sorry, my time is all up!
Something in my package….. umm… I don’t know. I need to know this in advance! Um, Peach/Apple rings? And a picture of the Temple. AAAnnnnddd…. a picture of the family. And the rest is up to you.

Love you family!
Have a fantastic spirit filled week!
-Elder Law

P.S. TJ, Orchestra is great! Enjoy it!! And way to teach FHE Robyn!