Monday, January 26, 2015

Scriptures, Doctrine of Christ.

Wow, Time really is slipping away. It feels like yesterday that I recently came on the mission...  Elder Augat and I are having a wonderful experience, and we are constantly learning more and progressing. 

Update on Salvador (our ex-drunk investigator): Salvador Is progressing incredibly!! He has a baptism date programmed for the 14 of Feb. He really is miracle, and an example to all, everywhere, that the Gospel can change lives and people. I love this Gospel SOOO much!! 

I am almost done with the Old Testament! I set a goal early in my mission to read the entire standard works as a missionary, and the Old Testament is the last one. I am right on schedule! I love the scriptures so much!! they really do testify of God and Jesus Christ. They teach us of their true character, and teach us how to become more like them. I invite you all to deeply engulf yourselves in the scriptures each day. Read them with true purpose, and put in practice what you learn. It will change your life! You will feel your faith strengthen, and feel the urge to more closely follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

As a mission, we´ve been focusing on the Gospel and Doctrine of Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, baptism [covenants], the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end). It is really incredible how each of these principles (and ordinances) can become such an important part of our lives. Each one can become part of who we are... or at least part of who we are becoming. The Gospel of Jesus Christ really is just becoming like him (read 2 Nephi 31, which talks about the doctrine of Christ, and notice how many times it says the word "follow" referring to following Christ).

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, January 19, 2015

Drunk -> Sober -> Investigator

This week has been good. Elder Augat and I are working hard, and enjoying missionary work like never before! We are learning how to be more efficient and effective in missionary work. There are many people that are progressing and learning and coming into the church. 

I would like to share an incredible experience that we have had. Here in Puerto Maldonado there are many drunks. One of them in particular always liked to stop us on the street and talk to us. At first, I was super annoyed (actually I am still kind of annoyed when drunks stop us), but once the thought cam to my head that when Christ was here on earth, he searched for the sinners, and publicans. So, we decided to talk to him... or in other words just be nice to him. Every time we passed by, we would say "hi", and every time he wanted to talk, we would talk for a minute or two. We did that for a few weeks, and then he disappeared for another few. We didn´t know what happened to him. Then, Last week we saw him again... but he had changed. He was in a clean shirt, shaven, and sober!! We went and talked to him, and he remembered us and said that he would like to talk to us. After talking with him for a good hour, hermano Salvador accepted the invitation to be baptized in the true church of God. We still have to teach him and prepare him a lot, but I know that ALL people can be blessed through the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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, January 12, 2015

I have been thinking and feeling a lot of mixed emotions as I enter into the last transfer of my mission. I am so excited to be here in Peru, and to be here in Puerto Maldonado with Elder Augat. I am so excited to work with all my heart, might, mind, and strength in the work of the Lord. There are many great people here in Puerto Maldonado, and the Gospel is thriving.

I have been learning a lot lately, as I strive to follow the spirit better. I know that the only way we can do this work the lord`s way is through his spirit. I am almost done with the standard works, which was a goal that I put a while ago. I am learning so much as I have studied all of the sacred scriptures. I know that there is power in the words of the lord. The members of the Church as a whole don`t understand the importance of daily scripture study, and the power that can come into the lives of each of us as we read these sacred words. I feel that I am becoming the missionary that God has Always wanted me to be. It is amazing!! 

I love you All!! I invite you all to dedicate yourselves more fully to the lord... "offer your whole souls as an offering unto him" Omni 1:26


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

Monday, January 5, 2015

All is Well

Hello All!

All is well here in Puerto Maldonado. Elder Augat and I are working hard, and the work is progressing very well. It is always fun to be with a new missionary, because they are always so excited about the work. We have a lot of great investigators and less-actives. Next transfer, my last... should be a great transfer with a lot of success. I love the work soooo much!!! 

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