Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quick Note This Week

Hey family!

This week's email will be short because I don't really have any time today so I'm sorry.
This week we found a lady named Aurora Rojas who is really awesome.  She is from Peru.  We were really excited about her because Elder Sarmiento is from Peru and there are very few people here from Peru.  She's in her late 60s and has one kid and many grandkids who don't live with her.  She isn't married and used to live with her mom until she passed away about 2 months ago, so now she's alone.  She loved talking to us and told us she felt really good talking to us.  She has felt really lonely since her mom passed away but she said she felt good talking to us.  She told us she knew two of her neighbors that we actually used to be teaching named Francisco and Maria (the old guy who has lost all faith in God because of all the bad things that happen to him and his wife).  She liked our church because she has seen how it changed their lives and how they both stopped drinking and smoking and have been helped out a lot by the Gospel.  She told us how right before her mom passed away she gave her a hug and the mom told her that her life was about to change for the better.  Two months later we show up and she said she thinks that we are what her mom was talking about.  We can't wait to start teaching her, she is definitely ready for the gospel in her life.

This week I went on exchanges with Elder Jensen for a little bit because my companion and his companion were feeling kind of sick.  We went and taught a few lessons and they went really great.  Elder Jensen is the best, I love him a lot.  He only has a week left in his mission and so it was great for me to learn  by being with an experienced missionary for a few hours.  We taught some really good lessons and I learned a lot from him.

This week Brandy Ramos is going to get baptized and we're really excited about that.  She's ready to get baptized and we're excited for her.  It’s unfortunate that all the best people we teach are kids because they are so ready to do all the good things, but they can't always come to church because they can't drive and so they're dependent on their parents.  We're really excited for her baptism.

Well I hope everything is going well back home! You guys are the best.

Les Quiero,
Elder Gaskill

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