Peru Chiclayo Mission - March 2013-2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Inka Kola and Pizza are a great combination!

Hello There!!
Well not too much happened this week. We have still tried contacting a lot of people but we are just running out of houses to contact since we have been contacting every day and since we have practically knocked every door. But here and there we enter into a house to teach a lesson. Yesterday during Elders Quorum, we talked to the members about the importance of giving a references and how we want to work together with them. I remember before my mission, I used to think that I would love contacting and I thought that it would actually be effective, but it's not. Being able to work with the members is way more effective and it allows us to find prepared people to teach. But so far, we have been lucky in finding people to teach through contacting like Elayne, and Angeles and Noeli.

This past week it was a struggle for us to find Elayne. We would call her everyday and we would go to her house every day. But she never answered. She lives with her grandma for right now and her grandma is super nice and her grandma explained that they haven't been able to find a family member for a long time and so they are busy trying to find him and also Elayne is studying a lot. To be honest, I got a little worried because we really need to teach Elayne if she wants to get baptized next weekend. Yesterday before church we ran over to Elayne's house once again and luckily we found her. She explained that her phone was broken and that she hasn't been home that much. But now she is more free and she still wants to get baptized which is good. So this week and next week we are going to try to teach her as much as possible so that she may be able to get baptized with no problem. She is really prepared.

We watched the Joseph Smith movie this past week with Gilberto and Lorena. His wife Sara wasn't able to be present in the lesson though, so that was a bummer. But the movie hits me every time and I can always feel the spirit.  Every time I watch the movie with investigators, I always find myself praying to Heavenly Father so that the investigators might be able to feel the spirit and understand the movie. At the end of the movie, they were both so grateful for Joseph Smith. In the closing
prayer, Lorena thanked God for restoring the church through Joseph Smith and she also thanked Him for helping them to change. Gilerto and his wife are doing amazing. They came to church yesterday for like the 5th time in a row and they bring their scriptures every time. It's amazing to see people find joy in this gospel.

Today for Pday we went to a member's house who got Pizza Hut for us We gave them money for them to go to a Plaza here in Chiclayo and buy it for us since we can't go as missionaries. Anyways we all had 1 pizza each as a companionship and man let me just tell you. . . Inka Kola and Pizza are a great combination.
Well...time is flying. But I really want to end my mission strong. Elder Manley and I keep thinking that one of us might have a change at the end of this change but we are praying that that won't happen. The change ends the 16th of December and so it's right before Christmas. But we really want to be together for Christmas. We shall see though. After this change, I'll only have 2 more changes. Crazy.

Well thank you for all your support and your love. I am grateful to hear that all is going well in church for all of you. Thank you for being so strong. Thank you for your prayers each day. 

I love you. He loves you.
Elder Smith

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