Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Week

Week Seventy-Four!

This week we had a special Multizone with Elder. W. Christopher Waddell from the 70 (those first ones if you have to ask) and it was really good.  He focused on when the call to hasten the work was made there was an "upgrade" of missionaries.  Before they were the missionary 1.0 where their only goal was to baptize.  Now we are missionary 2.0, because we don’t only work to baptize (even though it is our main focus) but also retain the new members and activate the less active members.

Something that really hit me is that he said our Heavenly Father saved us for this time because in the war in heaven he saw us fighting for his plan working to help our brothers and sister to choose what is right.

I really liked that because I feel the love I had for them (our brothers and sisters in heaven).  I feel like the mission is more like that time than ever because people still have to choose and we are just here fighting for them to do what it right and that was the most amazing to me.

That’s all.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Trujillo temple dedication

Week Seventy-Three!

First off, the short news stories.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILL AND SYDNEY.

I thought there was more but I actually think that was it.

This week was really a blessing I got to see via satellite the temple dedication of the Trujillo Peru Temple.  It was the greatest blessing just knowing that Dieter F Uchtdorf and David A Bednar were in Peru even if they are 18 hours away.  We had the pleasure of listening to talks given by the Temple President and his wife Elder Uceda (remember him?) and Elder Uchtdorf.

All of the talks were really good.  The things that stood out to me were the talk by the Temple President, he said that if we are not full of the pure love of Christ (or charity) than really we need to work to be more worthy of the temple.

Elder Uceda shared 5 things we can do to prepare for the temple.
1. Always have a current temple recommend.
2. Buy your temple clothing now, and have it to remind you to go to the temple.
3. Fill out the book My Family and start looking for your ancestors.
4. Always have a picture of the temple in your house so that you and your children can remember how important it is for you.
5. ???

However, the talk that really stood out to me was by President Uchtdorf.  He spoke about how we can know that we are walking before God with all of our Heart Might Mind and Strength. And we can know that we are doing well if we are worthy of the temple.

It was amazing.  You could really feel the spirit testifying that the temple is something really, really important not only for us but also for the Lord.  Another miracle this week.  Our pensionista forgot she needed to give us lunch on a Sunday (and we couldn’t buy food) but the Lord blessed us so much for going out and working even though we were hungry at almost every appointment we were given fruits and cookies and I could only think of the scripture in 3 Nephi 13 that says " Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." I was amazed at the miracles we get for working here in the work of the Lord.

Love you All

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Week Seventy-two!

This week was really good.  We are working hard with some really good people to try and help them more, I don't know what else to say.

We made lots of puppy friends this week and that was awesome.  We are anxiously waiting the dedication of the Trujillo temple this next week so we are really excited about that and i am sure that we will have lots more stories about that next week.

Monday, June 8, 2015

I don’t know if you’re counting

Week Seventy-One!

I’m pretty sure you know that I will only be writing like 5 more emails after this.  How weird is that.

This week I had a very interesting talk with my mission President.  He called and asked me when I wanted to go home.  It kind of hit me hard, and was never a question I had really thought about being a real option.

It led me to think of an email my dad sent when I had only 9 months in the mission.  When I climbed Huatapallaga and he explained that it is like the mission.  You climb to the top and you get there and you feel so good but you realize that you’re only half way done.  It’s just as hard and long going down because you’re sore and tired but when you’re all the way finished its so much better.

That is where I’m at.  I remember getting to the flat path were I could see the bus parked waiting for me and just wanting to be there so bad.  I wanted it to come and pick me up and take me from there, almost to the end, but not quite.  But now looking back thinking that was the part I was the most proud of, that I could finish even though it was the hardest part.  Harder than the lack of oxygen, harder than peeling an orange at an altitude that I never want to experience again, was the flat easiest walk to the bus.

It was the most rewarding because it would have been easy to give up there.  It took a lot of encouragement from others but I did it.  That is where I am now.  I don’t know how much I wanted to tell President I wanted to go home early, but I knew the Lord needed me here until the end, and He needs me to put my all into it and continue strong in the work.  So thank you everyone for your encouragement.

I love you all
Hermana Peters

Saturday, June 6, 2015

This week was good

Week Seventy!

We are working our bums off and starting to see the fruits of our labors.  Maybe I will be able to explain that more next week but right now we don’t have a lot of time, so I hope all is well and that everything is going good.