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Monday, March 23, 2015
MILAGROS Y CULTURE SHOCK
Sorry there was no email last week! Internet issues here in Peru are a real thing.
This week has been one for the book as far as difficulty. It is so hard to adjust to the culture here and to find a balance between accepting the cultural norms and feeling comfortable myself! Seriously, never take for granted American food! Wow, I miss it so much it is incredible. A nice hamburger would be perfect right about now.
Seriously, this week has been incredible as far as the work! We have a family we have been working with for a long time. They have been up and down on the path of righteousness, but finally they have committed to be baptized and have set a date for the 30th of May! AHHHH SO MUCH HAPPINESS. Seriously the change we have witnessed through the power of the Holy Ghost is incredible and truly a miracle. Pray for them! They still have a long way to go and no doubt the road is going to be hard!
We also have a less active member who is progressing so well, is coming to church, and seriously glows with the light of the gospel when she shares her testimony! The blessings I see everyday are incredible. I have such a firm testimony that really the Holy Ghost can change hearts - everyone just has their time!
I am grateful this week for each one of you! Really, your emails every week and words of encouragement are what keep me going! I am so grateful to be a missionary, and although I am in a different world (literally) the Lord is helping me to feel the comforts of home!
Ciao from Peru! Always remember that you have a Heavenly Father who loves you and is waiting to pour out blessings if you just turn to Him!