Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

Hey everyone!
I really appreciated the prayers for me this week, and the concern, because they definitely worked! This week started out tough, but im glad to say that the doctor helped me out, and im healing after having 143 bites on my body..yup i counted haha. it turned out that it wasnt a spider bite, but instead was a parasite called an acaro. i dont know what that is in english sorry. im pretty sure that the medicine was what helped me, but theres always the possibility that i was bit so many times i grew immune lol! This week i had an amazing with these 2 investigadores that somehow got baptized this week...the guy in the photos is policarpo, and the lady is Eulogia his wife. we werent able to find them for about a week, but one day before we left the house i said a prayer specifically to find him and for him to still have his desires to be baptized, and an hour later we passed by his house in a time when hes never home, and sure enough he was there! not only that but was extatic to see us and invited us to food and everything. We asked him how he was feeling about his desires to be baptized because he was doubting it the last time and we asked him to pray about it, and he was pumped to be baptized this saturday! if thats not a miracle of prayer than idk what is. the day of the baptism we went to sicuani, a nearby city with a chapel to baptize him, and as we were there and he was being interviewed for his baptism, his wife came up to me and told me that she wanted to be baptized along side her husband!!!! so, this day i got the amazing oportunity to baptize the both of them, and they are oficially the newest members of the church and excited to share the gospel with their family as well. after so many weeks of struggling with my companion, illnesses, and tough times with the work, the lord truely blessed us this week with this success. i cant explain how grateful for these times that have passed here in these weeks and for all of the things that i could learn from it. i learned more than ever these weeks that we pass through obstaculos in our lives for a reason, and although sometimes they seem like theyre never going to end, if we press forward and trust in our heavenly father, he will help us overcome them, and we will be stronger than ever! i want to say thanks to everyone of you that wrote and prayed for me this week because it made a huge difference. I love you all and hope you have a great week!! 
Elder Anderson!

Policarpo & Eulogia the newest members of the church in Cusco!

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