Another totally rad week and a lot of changes — it’s all good and I’m happy as ever!
To start out, these past two weeks have been so cool. Right after I wrote my last letter a ton of stuff happened. First of all, 2 weeks ago when I was still in Central Zone with Elder Cantos we had a baptism. He’s a way cool guy named Tulio. A bit over a month ago, I wrote about the spirit guiding me to contact a guy in the street and we had a way cool experience with him. Tulio was that guy. It was so cool to see all his progress then to see him finally enter into the waters of baptism. Right after the baptism of Tulio, I got the call to be transferred and got sent to Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is so cool It’s the part of Trujillo that is up against the ocean. Years ago, it was a beautiful sandy beach, but the tides kept taking more and more sand away and destroying the homes. They put a ton of huge boulder size rocks along the whole coastline to protect the homes but they kept having problems. All the hotels and restaurants closed down and it pretty much just became a place for the poor to live. It’s a way cool and way humble place, just still kind of sketchy and dangerous.
Anyway, I’ve been here for a bit now. My new companion is Elder Melendrez. He is from San Juan de Miraflores, Lima, Peru and we get along pretty well. He has been out about a year and this is his first time as a Zone leader.
Last week we had the baptism of Elio. He is so rad and has changed so much. He had a ton of struggles that have taken time to overcome, but he did it and now he has a fresh start.
Some news from this week.
- Well I got kind of sick again. I think I’m just getting used to the new pensionista (lady who cooks for us.)
- We met a ton of rad new people to teach.
- Also we met some people that weren’t too stoked about the restored gospel, or to see us in their doorway. That’s okay.
This week I studied the fall of Adam and Eve a ton. It’s so cool to think of the positives and negatives of their situation. First, while they were in the Garden of Eden they lived in God’s presence ( a positive) and were immortal (a positive), However they could not have families (a negative), nor could they gain knowledge or progress (a negative.) During the fall the positives and negatives reversed. But thanks to Christ’s Atonement all outcomes can become achievable and positive.
I love this gospel and I’m so grateful for the blessings it brings us.