Monday, April 28, 2014

Wow, This week has been good. My companion, Elder Castro and I have really started working super hard. We are seeing a lot of blessings.

We have been teaching Kely and Ayde. Ayde is Kely´s aunt, and she isn´t married yet, so she won´t be able to get baptized for a while. But we invited Kely to be baptized and she said YES!!!! the only problem is that we are going to have to try and get permission from her mom. Her mom only comes to Puno every once and a while. 

Something interesting that happened this week: Our shower blew up. Here in Peru we use electrical showers to heat the water, and well... it blew up on us. I´ll send pictures. We are now showering by boiling water and pouring it over us. Fun!! :)

Oh, Check out the Scripture Legacy Video on LDS.ORG. The Church is always making GREAT content.

1- Weight loss progress. Look how big my pants are!!!
2- In the house of the Hermana Constantina. 
3-7- Shower. :)
8-9- My companion and I. 

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

La Semana Santa

In Spanish, "La Semana Santa" means, the Holy Week. The last week of Christ´s mortal life, and the week in which the most important events in the history of the world took place. The Lord´s Atonement, Death, and Resurrection are some of these great events. Here in Perú, la semana santa is a great holiday. Nobody works, everyone is with their family, etc... but something that was really sad for me is the fact that I saw sooo many drunk people.

Some great Videos to see for Easter:
He is Risen: John the Beloved's Witness of the Resurrection
Because of Him (Absolutely Incredible!!!)

Also in this past week my companion, Elder Castro and I Traveled to Cusco for Interviews with President Harbertson. It was a great experience to talk to my mission president, and feel his priesthood keys as he helped my companion with some things that are going on. I really felt his love for us as missionaries. 

I testify of the holy atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that it is the center of our religion, and that thanks to Jesus Christ all can be made right. I love this Church with all my heart, and I love my Savior with all my heart. Christ is the Messiah, the King of Kings, but more importantly, he is my best friend. 

I testify of these things in his holy name, Amen. 

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Training with President and Sister Harbertson

In this last week, we had a training from our Mission President and his Wife. It was great! I learned soooo much!!!!! I really love President and Hermana Harbertson. They are such good examples to me. Sorry, I spent most of my time today writing President so I don`t have time. I`ll write more next week.

I send my love!

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

General Conference!

Wow, General Conference was Absolutely AMAZING!!! I would like to share with you a few of my favorite talks. and the things I learned. 

Saturday Morning
  • Jeffery R. Holland
    • All true disciples of Christ will suffer Persecution. 
    • I´ve definitely felt that in my Mission. 
  • Niel L. Anderson  
    • As the Church spreads and Grows, Satan and his power will also grow. 
    • Just as a tree grows stronger in the wind, we must grow stronger living in this wicked world.
Saturday Afternoon
  • Russel M. Nelson
    • Our faith WILL be challenged. 
    • In who is our Faith Based? God, or Man?
  • Robert D. Hales
    • Obedience is the most important law.
    • Every week when we take the sacrament we promise to be obedient, and we repent of our disobedience. 
    • Why do we CHOOSE to be disobedient when we know that it brings eternal consequences??
      • Like Cain, it is because we love Satan
Priesthood Session
  • Dallin H. Oaks (My Favorite Talk)
    • Amazing doctrine of the Priesthood.
    • The Difference between Power, Authority, and Keys
    • Not all Priesthood keys are on the earth
    • Receiving Exaltation is not about rights, it is about fulfilling Responsibilities. 
    • When Men and Women go to the Temple, they BOTH receive Power, which is Priesthood Power.
  • Donald L. Hallstorm
    • Who we are is NOT who we can become. 
    • We Must always Change
  • Randall L. Ridd
    • The Importance of Desires. 
    • Each choose brings us closer to or further from the person we want to become
  • Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    • We are IN the Restoration
    • Don´t miss all the great things that are happening
  • Henry B. Eyring
    •  The importance of our Example
  • Thomas S. Monson
    • Decisions Determine our Destiny.
    • "If you ever find yourself where you should not to be... GET OUT!"
    • We must do what is right, Period! 
    • Am I the same person wherever I am?
      • Is that the Person that My Heavenly Father wants me to be?
      • Am I the Same person in the Dark as I am in the Light?
Sunday Morning
  • Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    • The Lord doesn´t expect us to be more grateful in good times than in bad times.
    • Being grateful is a choice.
  • M. Russel Ballard
    • Invitation to family members of Full-time Missionaries (you) to share with their missionaries what they are learning in their studies. Especially from Preach my Gospel. 
  • Gary E. Stevenson
    • EVERYTHING depends on this life.
Sunday Afternoon
  • Boyd K. Packer
    • Very Touching talk. Very Powerful testimony
  • L. Tom Perry
    • Obedience is a choice between man´s limited knowledge and gods unlimited knowledge and power. 
Sorry, I know that that is a lot of information, but I really loved conference!! It was SUPER amazing, and I was edified. Please review the talks. I know I will. 

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