Life is great here. We had a good week. When I entered here from Iquitos it was a little bit weird. When I left Iquitos we had 5 baptisms this month and 6 more that were planned. Here in my area so far they haven’t had one and the other missionaries only had one planned. Long story short there is a lot of work that needs to go on here. This is the last week that counts for May, so we really need to work hard to have 9 baptisms this month.
We have 2 of 9 Antonio(30) Riquelmer(17)
Riquelmer was a contact the first day that I was here. We had talked to him and taught him part of lesson 3 on FAITH, Repentance, BAPTISM and so forth. We took out a date for the 30 of May and he accepted we also received the permission of his mother. That experience was very spiritual and I really have a lot of faith that if we are obedient and work hard, then we can have a lot of success and we can fulfill the goals that we have.
Happy Mothers Day, for every mother in the world, especialmente mi mama te amo bastante y quiero que tu puedas tener mucha felicidad en tu vida.
My companions name is Elder Davila he is from Moquegua- Peru. He only has about 3 months in the mission, a newbi. He is really cool. He likes basketball and I like that he has the batteries to work hard and I know that we will have some success.
The following is a letter that Elder Griffin e-mailed to his Grandma through us. I thought it was something that others would like to hear as well so I am including it with this post.
I love you grandma and wish you a happy mothers day. I love the scripture 2Nephi 2:25 it talks about why we are here in the earth. Grandma I really appreciate the love that you have shown with all of the letters that you have sent you are amazing and I really am thankful. I invite you to read in first Nephi about the differences in Laman and Lemuel and there attitudes and Nephi. I find it interesting that they always did what they were told but the difference in attitude changes everything. I really hope grandma that you can live in happiness and joy. God only knows how long we can live and we need to endure to the end.
Elder Griffin would love to hear from you! His current address is:
IMPORTANT: The Church provides pouch mail service to countries where other mail service may not be reliable, like Peru. To prevent possible fines or discontinuation of pouch service, only Postcards and letters that are single sheet, folded into three panels, and taped at the top only (no envelopes), may be sent through pouch.
Elder Taylor Jacob Griffin
Peru Lima North Mission
Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150
When mailing anything else send to:
Elder Taylor Griffin
Mission Peru Lima Norte
Jr. Carlos Salaverry 3664
Areas Served and Companions Served with
Elder Layton from Bend, Oregon
Elder Villegas from Bolivia
Tahuantinsuyo, libertad y habana-barrios
Elder Eguez from Bolivia (Santa Cruz)
Elder Apaza from Peru (Puno)
Elder Cruz from Peru (Arequipa)
Elder Colquehaunca from Peru (Tacna)
Elder Perez from Texas (USA)
Elder McGary from Ogden, Utah
Elder Barba from Bolivia (Santa Cruz)
Barranca, Peru (suburb of Lima)
Elder Davilla from Peru
Elder Villalpando from Bolivia (Santa Cruz)
Elder Santillan from Equador
Elder Lopez from Guatamala
Elder Venegas from Piura (Peru)
Lima (LA NARANJAL), Peru
Elder Perez from Guatamala
Elder Human from Arequipa (Peru)
Elder Illescas from Guatamala