Buenos Dias a todos!
Wow, can you believe it? I have been a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for on whole year! And, it’s been the greatest year of my life and I couldn’t be happier! I LOVE being a missionary!!
|THE CRAZY COMPS!!|
Well, this past week was truly a hectic week, but a week full, not only full, jam-packed with miracles! Like I said last week, my companion and I are helping some of our investigators prepare for their wedding and their baptism. 5 baptisms! Woo!! So this week we've been running around like crazy getting everything ready. Because, to get married in
, it's very
complicated and that's why many couples just don't. When a couple wants to
"tie the knot" there are a million and one documents to fill, blood
tests, and a lot of money. Usually this whole process takes months! But thanks
to the miracles of our loving Heavenly Father, we were able to complete it all
in 3 days. Last Saturday (14th of March) we received a call from our Zone
Leaders telling us that the documents for Hermana Pilar hadn't arrived yet, and
they wouldn't be able to be married on the 27th. Hermana Valdez and I were in
tears! We knew how important this wedding was for Martin y Pilar. So, after
ending the call, my comp and I said a prayer and we both felt that there was
still a chance. So, we began calling everyone we knew asking for help. Because
Hermana Pilars documents were in Peru Trujillo which
is about 6-7 hours away from Lima and we needed
them in by
Monday morning. So all Saturday night we called and finally by Sunday we found
a way to get the documents to Lima .
MIRACLE!! My comp and I were thrilled! So, Monday, after internet, we received
a call from one of the Elders in the Mission Office saying that the documents
had arrived and that we needed to go to the center of Luma to pick them up and
complete the other documents. So, we left. My companion and I, Hermana Pilar
and our Zone Leaders. When we arrived, everything seemed to be going well. We
were at the offices with what we thought were all the paper-work but when we
went up to the lady to hand everything in, there were some parts missing. Again,
my comp and I were told that the couple couldn't get married. We left the
office and right as we walked out, the Elder who had called us earlier came
running up to us, "I forgot to give you these papers. Sorry!” In his hands were the papers that we had been
missing. MIRACLE! From there we ran over to another office to certify them and
when we had returned to the previous office it was 4:05 pm and they were
closed. We were all sitting outside not knowing what we should do. We were told
if we didn't hand everything in by Monday there went our chance. My comp
started offering a prayer and when she finished the same lady who had helped us
walked out. She looked a bit shocked, "Do you need something?" We
explained to her that we had all the paper-work, certified, and everything but
since the offices were closed we didn't know what we could do. She asked to see
what we had, and then she told us, "If you are here tomorrow at 8 am with
all these papers, I'll help you and we'll get this couple married."
MIRACLE!!! Tuesday we were able to finish all the paper work and now we will
have a wedding on Friday!! And on Saturday, their baptism! God loves his
|My Companion and I in a Moto Taxi|
I couldn't be more happy to be a missionary working in his service. I know this church is true and I couldn't be happier to be serving. I love and miss you all!
Have a wonderful week!!
Con mucho amor,
Predicando en Perú