Monday, June 6, 2016
Hellos to all,
I had a great realization this week which came through an event yesterday. As Elder Checketts and I were trying to do something during the incredibly busy hours of Peruvian Election Day (yesterday was the final presidential vote here and Church was illegal and no one was home. That being said it was still a good day. We worked hard and did some other things that I will get back to.) I realized that my agenda wasn't in my pocket as usual. Upset because there are a few directions and numbers that only I had. Elder Checketts and I decided to search for my agenda hoping for a miracle experience that Elder Goday told us about when he was here. We retraced our steps of the day and contacted... nothing happened. Nor did I find my agenda until the night time as is had fallen into a crack between the wall.... Why am I sharing this? As people we often use excuses to do (or not do) something. Yesterday was hard and the agenda incident helped us get started and at the end of the day we had taught and had lessons like a normal day!
Yesterday we had a cool experience on Sunday morning. Like I said Church was illegal. So, we asked the bishop is WE could do the sacrament and he said that I would be fine as long as we invited the sisters. So, we did. And it was beautifully simple! We had a prayer two hymns and the sacrament between the four of us. I thought of where it says where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name I also am there. I felt a new importance and love for the sacrament as we did so.
That brings me to today. We started this day about 6 hours ago at 4 in the morning. We went to the Huanuco Cross which is a 2 hour hike more of less getting back just in time to eat breakfast and clean the room a little bit. I would send pictures but the internet is having trouble.
Last story. I fell like this is a story week. On Wednesday we were walking in the hills when I felt like we should go find a guy named Jonathon. I quickly turned in down,(knowing that he is only home at night and not a 3 in the afternoon). So, we went to a family that is close-ish in P.S.W.T.H.T. (Peruvian standard walking through the hills time) after they had failed us I was once again told that we should go to Jonathan's. On the way we found a guy named Alejandro who once he saw us started to talk to us. HE found US. We talked and taught about the Book of Mormon until we got to Jonathon's door and saw the pad lock on this door. We finished talking to Alejandro and have an appointment today. Hopefully it goes well. But I learned that God doesn't always send us for the reason we think he does. We should be open and willing to work in His way.
Well that's it for this week.
|Another photo found whilst "browsing" the internet...|