Wow Coca is a land of mircales people!!! I love it. Ok yeah it’s hot and yeah there are bugs, but it’s not too bad. Literally you take three steps from your house and your in the middle of the jungle. It’s crazy. but the other side is a cute little town haha. It’s not like hottttt but it’s humid and so we are constantly sweating. I love it here.
The branch is tiny, but there are three missionary companionships. We are going to work hard to turn this branch into a ward. We have our meetings in a remodeled home. It´s crazy hot but the members are so great and the branch President is awesome. They are excited to have sisters for the first time in 6 years.
So we’ve only had a few days to work here (2) but we’ve already seen many miracles. We contacted a lady, Rosa, in the street on Saturday, and invited her to a baptism in the capilla. She came to the baptism, loved it, and wanted to learn more. On Sunday we taught her and her 19 year old daughter, and it was such a great lesson. They were especially interested in the Book of Mormon, and we were able to share scriptures with them that really touched their hearts.
The Almeida Family is so great. The father and one of the daughters have the most interest and desire to be baptized, and they both have a baptismal date for the 23. We read a chapter with them in the Book of Mormon about the doctrione of Christ and it really helped them to understand better the purpose of baptism in the plan that God has for us. The chapter had such an impact on the 18 year old son that he came to church for the first time on Sunday.
Another family came to church and asked us to visit them. The elders had been visiting them but stopped because they had no desire to get married. The “husband” is a member, less active, and his wife and daughters aren´t members. We taught them about the importance of commandments in the plan that the Lord has for his children, and how when we start living the commandments, “the plan of redemption immediately begins to work in our lives” The members that came with us testified of the blessings of an eternal family and their own experience of being baptized and then sealed in the temple. After reading in the Book of Mormon and listening to the testimony of the members, the family accepted a wedding date for the 6 of October. It was very special and we are so excited to see so many blessings in Coca.
I ate these giant worms that they have here. I didn’t really like it, but the whole district ate one. haha and for P-day we went to the side of a river and played football in the jungle. It’s weird being with only elders in the district, but it’s all good.
Love you all, thanks for the letters, you’re all so awesome!!