This was another great week here in Esperanza. This week we made a lot of progress teaching one of our very dear friends named Hermana Reina. As a profession she makes hand made ceramic sculptures of the Mochica culture (an ancient people in this part of Peru). She has been meeting with missionaries here for over 2 years. Her daughter was baptized but she still is not exactly sure what exactly Christ wants for her in this life. She is a real joy to teach and read scriptures with and she is really making progress. We have reached the point where we have taught her as much as we can and now she just needs to ask God through prayer to find out if what we teach is true or not. As missionaries we talk to people all day but really people can only know if the things we teach are true or important if they ask God themselves through a prayer with real intent and he can respond to them or anyone with feelings of peace and happiness. It sounds cheesy but it actually works. Her daughter has been helping her read the Bible and Book of Mormon (a lot of adults here have eye problems) and I am confident that if she asks God for a confirmation that what she is reading and learning is true, that she will receive an answer for herself. It is pretty exciting stuff. In addition to that she also gifted Elder Barboza and I our very own Huacos!!!!! (see attached photo)
This week we also had the oportunidad to teach a wonderful family from Cajamarca (a famous city in the mountains that every missionary wants to visit). They are great and this morning the guys in the family went and played a little soccer with us at the park.
Just like last week it seems like every other day we end up working on someones roof. It is a little funny, but service is one of the most fun parts of being a missionary. When you serve others you are doing the Lords work and every once in a while they give you treats as well :)
Well that is all for this week, just remember that God can answer our prayers and that service is important.
Elder Vassau Out.