Monday, May 25, 2015

We had an interesting morning

Week Sixty-nine!

Ambo is a great place.  Our biggest problem right now is that they are paving the highway between Ambo and Huanuco.  Most days we just sit in the car for an hour or two until they open the pass.  But the cars are getting tired of driving.  So today we walked to Huanuco.  I’m sure Google maps can tell you exactly how long that is, but we left at 8:30 and got there around 10.  So I’m guessing it was a few miles.  Here’s a photo that the Elder took of us walking to Huanuco with the buses traveling from a place called Cero de Pasco stuck in the wait.

The work in Ambo is moving.  I know that there are some of you praying for our success here and we are really seeing those blessings, so thank you so much!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Week Sixty-eight!

I don’t really know what to write.  I had the plan to just send all of my photos from the last like 3 months, home but I happened to get the one broken computer.  So that isn’t happening this week we have been in Huanuco for the multi zona and lots of other things and training's and stuff so for that we haven’t seen a lot of the people that we teach but it was a good spiritual lift and it was awesome I don’t know what else to say.  But I love you all.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happiness in Tribulation

Week Sixty-seven!

Not because I’m having a hard time, but there are a lot of people around me that are.  But something I have seen throughout my mission is that the Gospel really does bring a Never-ending Happiness (See, Mosiah 2:41) and that sadness is really but for a moment.

That true happiness comes from knowing that God knows better than us.  That at the end of something bad the good stuff will always come next.  Whether someone is gravely ill, or someone you love is rejecting you, just know that through the gospels truth and light you can know everything will be okay and maybe for that moment we are on the same level as Job or Paul or Joseph Smith or any other of the great prophets to walk this earth.  Like them we are here to learn the patience that comes so that we can live in that eternal happiness knowing that through Christ we will become strong enough to support those things.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The start of an ending

Week Sixty-six!

Well that was a really awesome mission call.  Now I will have someone to speak Spanish with.  Really Jon won’t speak that weird language the world is so moved forward that they will almost all know Spanish.  It’s like here I don’t speak Quechua.  I know some things but not very much.  Just the mean things.

This week I had the great blessing of staying the weekend and a few days this week in Tarapaca and I can really see the fruits of my labor.  I get to be here because as it has been said before my companion is going to her house, and right now she is with president.

I got to see all of the people who love me the most, haha, but really though it is really amazing.  Even though I only had one convert in the area and it was really hard to find people to teach it is seriously one of my favorite areas and I love the people here and the ward members are truly people who are dedicated to helping the cause.

I don’t have very many other updates because I have not been in my area but we will know who my new companion is tomorrow.

I love you all.

This week was good

Week Sixty-five!

We found lots of new people and one was actually a miracle.

We knocked on a door and were talking to a husband and we mentioned that we were missionaries and that we had a message for them, and his wife popped up from behind him like a message for us, please come in.

We were just in shock.  Because despite with what Mormon movies say, that doesn't happen very often.  She’s a born again Christian and he’s Catholic but they have lots of beliefs that are similar to the church and they are really amazing people and we have been waiting on our toes to go see them again.

The people here are so great and I love them lots.  That’s all that I really have this week.  Hermana Weixler is getting ready to go home so we are finding a good balance of still working hard and getting her ready, it’s all good.