Tuesday afternoon we went to teach a man named Rolando. Rolando has a decent religious background, he knew about Jesus Christ and he knew the Bible. We talked to him for a while and he just didn't want to accept anything that we told him. We started to teach him about repentance and what the process to repentance is, and how we know that we have been forgiven and are clean after the proper repentance process. Then we went into The Restoration. We talked about Joseph Smith and how we have a living Prophet on the earth today. The spirit was so strong, and the words that we were teaching were perfect and definitely coming from the spirit. After we were finished teaching he just sat there and looked at us with the most puzzled look on his face. I don`t know how, (well, yes, I do know how) it was the craziest thing, he told us that it all made sense and he believed everything we had just taught him! I flipped open the Bible and it literally went straight to Revelations 14 where it talks about how an angel was going to bring the everlasting gospel back to the earth in the last days. And then we showed him and read some other scriptures. The whole time he had the funniest look on his face. But, the look of "Yes!" It was almost as if he had soiled himself, (not lying!!! haha) Then he said, "I know that you both speak only the truth. I will start visiting your church." I told Rolando that I know for a fact that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that there really are living prophets on the earth today. I do know that Joseph Smith restored this gospel and that it was so perfectly set up for us today, so that in these last days we don't have to live without a purpose. We know what we have to do to return to live with our Heavenly Father. We just have to be obedient and follow His ways. The last dispensation has arrived, and we are in the last days! Believe in God, or don't believe in Him, it`s a choice. But I know with all my soul that this work is real, and it's so we can be happy. Thomas S. Monson is our prophet on the earth today, he has been chosen to lead us today, just as the prophets of old were called to do the same! Rolando wasn't able to attend church on Sunday because he had a trip to Lima planned, but we will be in contact with him, and he says he will be there next Sunday. The spirit is working on him and hope that we see him in the waters of baptism soon!
Saturday we went to this town called Paucartambo which is about an hour and 15 minutes into the mountains, toward Brazil. We went to do service, and help someone move. We spent the whole day just moving things! We were so tired! As we were finishing a lady came up and said, "You are Mormons, right?" We said, "yes", and then she gave us free juice, some crackers, and some bananas, and then told us that she has a daughter that was a missionary a few months ago, but is home now and is going back soon to Bahia Blanca, Argentina to finish her mission in August. That is the same mission as Daniel Tree (a good bud of mine). I wish I knew what her name was??
It was a pretty good and fast week all in all! The work is slow, but things are happening. Pray for Rolando! Love you all and I'll see you in 30 days!