Anyway, we kept working super hard this week trying to prepare 2 investigators for their baptisms this saturday that is coming up but now neither of them willl be able to yet. One didn't show up to church (she needs one more attendance to church) and the other still doesnt feel ready. We were super bummed this week but we said its fine and we'll keep working a bunch with them. I am pretty sad I never will be able to baptize someone with Elder Campo in my 2 transfers with him. Our goal was 7 this month, but we will have finished july with 0. I know the mission is hard, but I got pretty bummed this week when we realized they won't be getting baptized. I told Elder Campo, who was super bummed and sad, that he just needs to keep working with them after I leave (I will be leaving tumbes on sunday).
I gave a 15 minute talk yesterday on the mission work. I focused a lot on the faith and the Atonement of Christ. If we really understand what Christ went through and what He did for us, then we will have the desires to share the gospel with our friends because as members we know that only people who have faith, repent, get baptized by someong with the priesthood, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure o the end are the only ones who will receive exaltation. I felt like it was a good talk for my last week here. The sister missionaries joined our ward this week because thier investigator could only go to church at 8 (which is my ward) and one of them had a talk in their own ward at 10 and she said she used a bit of my talk in hers haha.
Anyway, my birthday was the best, and we keep working super hard but I won't be here to see the fruits, I 'm hoping that Elder Campo and his new companion will be able to keep going and do better than I did.
Hope you all have a great week! Love ya!!!
|Ready to eat cake? The birthday tradition in Peru is to....|
|..smash the birthday person's face into the cake.|
|ties thrown back in preparation for cake|
|more frosting face|
|Where's the fork? And a washcloth?|
|Elder Paul with his birthday present. Also, for cat lovers, find the kitty|
|Does Elder Paul see the eggs behind him?|
|Instead of cake on face, egg in hair|
|Birthday hair treatment|