Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Augusto, I'm a licensed roofer.....practically, Other announcements
So, I would like to start off this e-mail with good news about one of our investigators.  His name is Augusto  and he's 80. He's a reference from a member; I knew he would be great from the first day! The first thing he said when he met us was
Augusto-"Hey, are you the Elders"
Augusto-"Good, I want to ask you something. Was Joseph Smith really a prophet of God?"
Augusto-"That's great to hear we've got one of those again, it's been about 2000 years"!
Augusto has read the bible all his life, but what's more incredible than that is that he's UNDERSTOOD the bible all his life. He started talking to us about how the gospel has always been given in dispensations, and that God would always speak to his people through a prophet. Needless to say he's earnestly accepted everything we've taught him so far. We just need to get him to come to church now! Hahaha
Other than that, we had my favorite service project so far last Saturday! The Reyes family asked us if we could help them fix their roof, seeing as it was made of plastic, and a few wooden beams, and was riddled with holes. We happily agreed, although we had no idea what to expect.... Oh man.......
It was all but caved in, we told him we would have to build a new one, so we just tore it all down (into his house seeing as he lives on the 3rd floor of an apartment complex), and started anew. A few notes about Peruvian construction.
-It's a waste of time to carry garbage down, better to just throw it from the 3rd story window into the middle of the road.
-Wood is not a reliable building material, you're better off with sheet metal.
-If it works, it doesn't matter how it looks.
So with those notes in mind, we set about building a roof! We did it in a little over 6 hours. It was hard.....and I won't tell you how close I got to the edge of the roof, but it was a great experience and I learned a lot......although I don't know how much of that construction knowledge will carry over into the US.
And later that night we got to take our investigators to a movie night where we all watched "Meet the Mormons" It was great! That's a great movie! They learned a lot and seemed really happy with it!
Other than that the only thing I can think of is the baptism of the Falla family. Which, due to the attendance of Yessenia, we're going to postpone until the first of August....but either way they're still all looking forward to their baptisms, so it's all good!
That's it for this week!!! I love you all and I hope you know that I love this gospel and know it's true.

Elder Winn

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