Alver is CHANGING. Before he seemed like he knew the church was true, but wasnt really willing to change. This week we were teaching him, and he told us that he had been thinking a lot more about baptism but just didnt feel prepared. So we got out of him that he hasnt been drinking for over a MONTH. But he sees all these less actives drinking all the time and he doesnt want that to be him. Which is awesome, he is taking this very seriously and wants to make sure he is converted before making the decision. but FINALLY he accepted to be baptized. :)
Lil Aaron was baptized. :) It was cool to see that he had a lot of family supporting him. His uncle is a bishop in Piura, and his great uncle is the pátriarch here in Tumbes. And his grandma takes him to church everyday here, even though his parents are very less active he has great support all around him! The smartest kid ive ever met.
Its been kind of a crazy week with people here. LEAVING US. Katerine, coolest most receptive and independent investigator, moved to PIURA! She told us how much she loves the church and everything it teaches, and begged us for the missionaries' info in Piura so that she can keep learning and going to church there. So im a little sad about that, but obviously so happy for her and I know she will be a golden investigator in Piura! Also another golden investigator, that was a member referral, Luis, moved to Chiclayo! After giving him the Book of Mormon he read all of 1 Nephi and loved it, and then moved away. So two great investigators moved this week but in leadership counsel this week President gave us a cool promise, "If you send good referrals, you WILL receive good referrals." So we are banking on finding some cool people to teach this week. :)
Also Harold, convert, moved to Cusco this week. Love that guy, one of the most humble, sincere people I know. Hard saying bye to great people.
A lot of good things to come in Tumbes! I get more and more excited to share the gospel as I learn more about Christ and His atoning sacrifice. Ive been trying to be really diligent about studying the Atonement, and it amazes me more and more every day. I know that Christ justifies us because of his infinite perfection and infinite sacrifice. If we are on His side, We can overcome anything and do anything.
Hasta la proxima semana, les amo!