I don't think I've ever seen so much progress in a sector as we saw in Dorsal this week. We did do our part in talking to absolutely everyone (more contacts than I´d every done in one week) but the Lord multiplied our efforts and then some. Through our diligence and exact obedience we´ve seen the happiness in ourselves as well as the fruits that have come in helping more people come unto Christ here. I know I have a long way to go as a missionary but I know that it's OK for now as I stay diligent and obedient all will be taken care of.
This week the member-missionary superstar award goes to a 12 year old Bolivian kid in our ward named Pablo. Just looking at him you'd think he´s 7 or 8 years old but he´s a fantastic example of a follower of Christ. He always invites his friends to church and two of his best friends have now come 7 or 8 weeks in a row including all church activities. They are even showing up now in white shirts and ties and want to be baptized and pretty soon be able to pass the sacrament with their friend Pablo. One of the friends, Christopher, is super smart and understands the gospel really well for someone his age. On top of that his voice sounds like the kid from Home Alone so he pretty much just sounds like a genius.
The Peruvian family continues to progress but there is one problema. They've expressed the desire to go to Peru in February, live it up "ensuciarse" as they say and wash it all away by getting baptized in March. This is obviously flawed reasoning and we´ll continue helping them to work towards a day to get married and to get baptized before going to Peru. I think this also teaches a lesson though: nothing that has to do with the góspel is cheap, not what we put in and not what we get out. Whether it be our relationship with deity, our testimony, our personal repentance, personal revelation, or true conversión. There's no cheat code to heaven, nor the heavenly blessings of living the góspel faithfully here on earth. Everything in the world and more can be ours, we just need to be willing to do it the right way- God´s established path back.
Everything is good here! I miss you and love you.