I didn’t know it was possible to have so many meetings in one week but it’s something I learned….
Okay, totally worth it though, because we had the coolest meeting ever on Wednesday. Elder Montoya, Elder Robbins, Bishop Caussé, and Elder Oaks came to visit the mission and we got to hear from all of them! We went to the chapel next to the MTC (it is outside the mission boundaries but only like an hour and a half away) and joined 2 other lima missions, 550 missionaries in total. It was a huge deal and we got to shake all their hands and it was way exciting. My favorite part was when Bishop Caussé stated that the atonement isn’t just for unworthy people to become worthy, but also for worthy people to become perfect. And when we get a little bit better every day, when we feel overwhelmed but feel that God loves us, or when we don’t speak Spanish well but can improve, the atonement is working in our lives. I loved those examples because they’re things I’ve definitely felt here on the mission. I’m learning to rely more on Jesus Christ and help other people do the same.
Also, Juan got baptized! It was an adventure trying to fill the font Saturday morning but after cleaning it with a broom and the Bishop picking the lock with a paperclip to access the faucet, it all worked out. Juan is super funny and his face is always so serious but he’s actually really happy and was so ready to get baptized.
The biggest challenge this week is that no one’s family wants them to get baptized so it’s super rough, but we are praying a lot for Gianella and Cristina so they can progress and get baptized soon.