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

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