Monday, August 4, 2014

The Miracle of the Tres Leches Cake

Hello everyone. Things are going pretty great down here in Peru even though lots of our appointments fell through this past week. Still, we had some little miracles.

We met an amazing investigator named W. (she is 21-years-old)! On Wednesday, everything we had fell through, and we had been walking around and contacting people on the streets for a couple of hours. We had been avoiding the panaderia (bakery) for a few days because we're trying to eat healthier and lose a little weight, but the thought of a tres leches cake was too much of a temptation. Our path just so happened to lead us past the panaderia, and without the normal mental conflict of whether or not we should, we both just decided to go in and buy a cake. As we were buying our treat, a man began to talk with us and told us that he wanted his daughter (W.) to receive the charlas. She was there with him, and they were eating cake while we talked with them. He is an inactive member that lives in Araquipa but came down to visit his daughter. He told us how much he enjoyed the church and how he wants his daughter to be a part of it. W. was kind and accepted an invitation for us to visit her. It wasn't until after we began teaching her that she told us she really shouldn't have been in the panaderia at that time either because she was running late and needed to get home, but the temptation for a cake was too much for her as well and she decided to get one with her father. So, sometimes God gives us our moments of weakness so that we can learn and be where He wants us to be. Even though we didn't keep our diet, we were able to meet one of God's children that is prepared and excited to be baptized on the 23rd. Maybe we should give in to temptation more often and buy tres leches cake everyday -- ha ha.

Also this past week, we had our first big practice with the choir and it turned out well. The musical number should be really beautiful. I just need to practice a few things and spruce them up. We also did a service to help clean the church with the Relief Society and we are planning a Ward Mission activity for Friday night. This coming up week is Stake Conference and we're excited for that also. I think this is the first time in my mission that I've been to a Stake Conference. So, things are going better and we're seeing some progress with the work here in El Trebol.

Anyway, so this week we are excited to get out and continue working hard and I am glad to still be here. I can testify that I have truly gained a greater appreciation and knowledge of Christ and His Atonement during my time in the mission. Sending my love to everyone back home and hope that you all have an amazing week!

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