We met the sweetest girl this week. 17 year old Lourdes is the younger sister of Kelli, a woman with four kids that we met knocking on doors. We started teaching the two of them, but the second visit was just with Lourdes. When we came by their house that night, she said, my sister is busy but I can listen! She came to church yesterday and the Young women in the branch were so wonderful with her with by being friendly. She accepted baptism for June 9 J so we`re working towards that. :)
The special part about Lourdes is that she came to church even though she was incredibly nervous. Lourdes had an operation for what appears a cleft palate and talks a Little funny. You can understand her perfectly, it`s just the tone of her voice that is different. She told us she didn`t want to go and have to talk to people, but we promised that we would be with her if she was uncomfortable with something. Thanks to the branch sisters, she was a success story this week! Testimony of what President Hinckley said that everyone needs a calling, a friend, and nourishment from the good Word of God. Lourdes was a highlight this week.
Hermana Blanca (a sister in the branch) travelled all the way outside of Tarapoto (more tan 2 hours) to bring names and dates to do her family history and send names to the temple this week. We had a noche de hogar with their family about family history and the question came up about what happens if they can`t find everything. We read a scripture in the Book of Mormon about how we are saved after all we can do. This applies that are families, too, will be saved after all we do. We found her in front of her house and she greeted us with a big hug and smile and said that she hadn`t found everything, but she wrote down everything she could and knew it would be enough. Faith in action :) Family history work really brings you closer to the spirit.
|The Hermanas in the jungle areas|
|The beautiful sky of Moyobamba. This picture is take in front of Hermana Bowles' house.|
|A joyful rainy day moment!|