Serving as missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bolivia, Santa Cruz Mission
Hermana Lundy Willes
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I know that I am suppose to be teaching them, but they are really teaching me
JOSUE CHOQUE WAS BAPTIZED! and his son Luis Angel! Seriously, the greatest day of my entire life. When Josue came up out of that water, I can't even describe the feelings that I felt. He is just so great! Their whole family is amazing. The bishop gave them a picture of the temple on Saturday night and by Sunday afternoon they had framed it and put it up in their room to remind them that's their next goal. Josue and Luis are preparing to recieve the priesthood this Sunday. I just love them so much, it's nuts. We had a cita with them yesterday after church and we showed up and they were reading their scriptures as a couple. We taught Josue's brother on Saturday and when we gave him a Book of Mormon, Josue said "brother, this book deals with problems we have. Any question or problem you have, you can read the Book of Mormon and find your answer. All the answers are in there." And on Sunday, their family bought a subscription to the Liahona. I just can't even explain my feelings for them.
The people here are amazing. I know I'm supposed to be teaching them, but they are really just teaching me. They have so much faith and they love the Lord. They don't always understand everything, but to them it doesn't matter because they have the faith to carry them through. I just love them and it's a privilege to serve them. I love them with my whole heart.