Monday, March 31, 2014

"He that is without sin, let him first cast a stone"

Family and Friends, 

I have learned a lot of lessons this week. Some of them have been hard to learn. More than anything, I learned that "He that is without sin, let him first cast a stone."

The interesting thing about this story is that Christ was the only one that was "without sin." But even he, being perfect, didn´t cast a stone. That Shows his infinite mercy and love. Christ HATES sin, but LOVES sinners. How? I don´t know. The good thing is, that in the last day, Christ will be the Judge. The ONLY person "without sin" that has lived on this earth will be our judge. 

I love you all!


Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

Wow, This morning we had a lesson with a young man named Carlos. Even though it is P-Day, today was the only day that he could meet with us. I am so thankful for this tender mercy that God has given me to be able to talk to this wonderful young man. I really think that he will be able to progress in the Gospel. He has a lot of great questions, and we felt the spirit very strong during the lesson. 

My companion and I are going to stay together for another transfer, and I am excited for that. I am learning so much here in Puno. I am really liking it here, and I am excited to work with all my heart might mind and strength. 

More than anything, I am so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and just as grateful for the opportunity to share it with the people here. My greatest desire is to be able to be a instrument in the hands of the Lord and to align my will with his. I know that as we strive for this, we will be truly happy. 

Photos: We went to a pic-nic last P-Day!
1- The Group
2- A Cool Tree
3- a Sun-Dial
4,5,6,7- I got to carry the food to the Pic-nic
8,9,10- A Peruvian Pic-nic. They put all of the food on the ground and everyone grabs what they want and they eat. (as you can see, there`s all kinds of different food. Potatoes, Corn, Cheese, Bread, Chuño (look it up on Google), and all kinds of different things.) 
11- The cutest Peruvian kid. Definite Future missionary!  
12- My Planner on March 13th


Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú

Monday, March 17, 2014

All is Well

Hello everybody!

Well, The work here is going well. We found a lot of new investigators last week. This is something that we really needed. Really, I think that there is a lot of Potential here in Huayna Cápac. The ward really wants to help and support us, and people are finally starting to open up to us. 

Sorry, I really don´t have a lot of time. But know that the work is going well, and that I love you all.

Love,

Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú

Monday, March 10, 2014

Answers to questions

Dear Family and Friends,

First of all, I would like to express my excitement for Levi and his Mission Call. I am very happy that he will be learning the Spanish language, a language that I have come to love! Levi, I know that you will be a great missionary, and I know that you will be the means by which the Lord brings many souls unto him. 

Jason asked me a few questions (thanks Jason) that I would like to answer for you all. 
  • Are we the only missionaries here?
No. There are 2 Zones in Puno. In our Zone (Puno Central) there are 22 missionaries (4 of them are sister missionaries). In our Ward there are 4 Missionaries (2 Companionships)
  • Do we have the opportunity to go to the floating islands (the Uros) of Lake Titikaka?
No. The area has prohibited that the missionaries go to the islands. This is because of some problems that have occurred in the past. Missionaries are allowed to go with their parents/family members that come to pick them up. 
  • How many lessons do we teach every week?
The goal of the Zone is that every companionship can teach 20 lessons every week. We usually teach 15-20. There are good weeks and bad weeks, but we are trying our hardest.
  • Do we have a Good Mission leader and Ward that help us?
Yes. I was super excited to come to Puno because when I was in Izcuchaca we had to do everything alone. Here, we have a good bishop, good ward council, good members, and good mission leader. We still have to do a lot of work alone, but at least there is help. 
  • How´s my Spanish?
GREAT! or at least that is my opinion. :). I find it easier to speak Spanish than English now. In my last interview with President Harbertson we talked English, But about have way through we were talking more Spanish than English. 
  • How´s my Quechua?
Not so good. In Puno they don´t speak Quechua. They speak Aymara. Another native language of Peru. I am still studying, but I am not learning very much here.

Thanks for the Questions Jason!!! Please, If there is something you´d like to know, ask me!! Often, I don´t know what to write. 


Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú

Monday, March 3, 2014

Well, It has been a week with not very much work. I was sick for two days, and we changed our room. Where we were, they were charging us a lot, and the room was super small. It was quite fun moving everything, especially when our new room is on the fifth floor. 

The mission is incredible!! More than anything, I am super excited to hear that Levi has turned in his papers and will know where he`s going in 2-3 weeks. It is the best place in the entire world to be! I love the mission with ALL my heart!!

Photos:
  • My Companion, Elder Castro and I
  • The view from our new house.

Elder Jacob M. Harmon
Misión Perú Cusco
Av. La Cultura 2417
En Frente la Urb. Santa Ursula
La Capilla Mormona
Cusco, Perú