Monday, February 4, 2013

Semana Exitosa (Successful week)

How is everyone doing? We had a really good week! We, at the beginning of this past week, thought that we were going to be baptizing 7 people this next weekend. We have been having a lot of success and really being able to see the hand of the Lord in His work lately. I don`t know how much longer I will be spending in this área, but I wouldn`t mind staying here for the rest of my mission. There is still a lot to be done here. We ended this past week with 13 progressing investigators, which is very nice to have! The mission is kind of going downhill right now as a whole with baptisms, but we are trying to keep it up here in Chimbas Zone.

We had a baptism yesterday! A guy named Santiago Calìvar(62) that we have been working with just recently because he moved into our area. He is very converted to the gospel and is going to be a very good addition to this Ward. The baptism was super awesome. Like always, in this Ward there is always a ton of people that show up for the services. He also invited lots of friends and family so we received lots of referrals and will be working with them in the near future.

The awesome news that I have is that the Kim family has a date for the marriage and baptism! This Friday they are going to get married at 11:00 and we are going to throw a huge surprise party with the Ward after at 12:00. They baptism is going to be on Saturday at 7:00. It is going to be a great week for us! We have planned to celebrate a lot with Grido(ice cream).

Today we have planned to go to Zonda again. It is going to be a very hot day so I will make sure to wear some sunscreen. Should be pretty good. Don`t have way too much time so I will write ya next week and be letting you know about all of the big news: marriage, baptisms, transfers, new stories, etc. Hopefully I will be able to send some pics because it has been hard to get them uploaded to send lately. I hope that everyone has a good week!

Un abrazo,
Elder Larisch
La iglestia es verdadera

Ps. I received a Christmas package from omi and opi this week. On the card it says Stephen so I don`t know if it was for me, but we ate all of the goodies in a few seconds. Ha ha. I am not quite sure what the toilet paper is for though… but thank you very mucho omi and opi! I also received the valentines day card from the fam. Thank you very much. I really like the letters a lot from you and the Ward. I love all of you too!