Monday, February 16, 2015

Last Email?... I think :)

Wow... I can´t believe that I am here writing this email, and thinking about the things that have happened the last two years. Looking back on my mission, I realize that time has gone way too fast. I wish it could last forever. Right now, I am on an emotional roller coaster. I am both happy and sad.

The mission has blessed me more than I can express here in this email. It has changed my heart, mind, and spirit (in other words, EVERYTHING). I am a completely different person than I was before the mission. I am completely better. I still have a long way to go, but the mission has helped me make a lot of progress. 

I invite all that are wondering if they should go on a mission... to do it! It will be the very best thing you ever do. It will change the course of your entire life... but more importantly, it will change your eternity. 

The gospel is true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Kingdom of God on earth. This I know. Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He died for each one of us, and we can all return to God if we accept his atonement and live his Gospel. 

I love you all!!
See you soon ;)


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



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Monday, February 9, 2015

Love: The Essence of the Gospel

Family and Friends, 

In the Church, we do all kinds of things. We read our scriptures, we pray, we go to church, we visit others, we do missionary work, we go to the temple, etc... (the list could go on forever). But the question is: Why? Why do we do all of these things? Why should we do all of these things?

Christ was asked a similar question, and to this question he responded:

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matt 22:37-40) 

Everything that we do should be done because we love God. Absolutely everything. Not only the spiritual things that we do, but also the temporal things that we do. According to President Ezra Taft Benson (who we are studying this year): 

"To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—to a love of the Lord.
The breadth, depth, and height of this love of God extend into every facet of one's life. Our desires, be they spiritual or temporal, should be rooted in a love of the Lord. Our thoughts and affections should be centered on the Lord." ("The Great Commandment—Love the Lord" Ezra Taft Benson)

Our beloved prophet referred to love as the essence of the gospel ("Love—the Essence of the Gospel" Thomas S. Monson). Really, Everything we do should be done because we love the Lord, and those that surround us. If there is somebody that you are angry at, or that you are having a hard time loving... change. "Pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that [we] may be filled with this love... that [we] may become the sons of God...that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen." (Moroni 7:48). 

I testify that this is a true principle. I am striving to love all. It is not easy, but it is definitely worth it. :)

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



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Monday, February 2, 2015

Motorcycle wreak

Funny/scary story: on our way to internet to write, we saw a wreak. A mototaxi and a motorcycle wreaked... it was crazy!

All goes well here in the jungle. We are teaching some new people, and always looking for new people to teach. Bruno is going to be baptized this week, and Salvador will be baptized the next week. The work goes as well as always! Elder Augat is doing great, and adapting to the mission very well. 

It is hard to think about the fact that the mission is almost over. I am kind of on an emotional roller coaster right now. Sometimes I am super excited, and sometimes I am super sad. But I will be alright. The mission is the most incredible thing that I have ever done. I am so grateful that I have had the wonderful opportunity to be here. All that have served a mission before are definitely aware of how I feel right now. It is a little strange.

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



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