Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Slow travel to Huancayo!

What's up fam? Well it took us a really long time to get to Huancayo for the training last week.  We didn't arrive until around 10:30 PM. The driver of the van was ridiculously slow and he asked us if one of us wanted to drive because he was really tired. Of course we aren't allowed to drive. When we finally got to La Oroya we bailed on this driver of the minivan and found another car to take us to Huancayo. When we arrived at the mission home we had a cold dinner waiting for us. We all crashed in the mission home. In the living room they have a bunk beds set up for the missionaries to sleep on. The AP's did a lot of the training but President Silva took a few minutes. He talked a lot about the importance of being obedient. We shouldn't obey just for that moment we're in, we should be obedient for eternity. Obedience will truly permit us to live with our Heavenly Father again. I love President Silva and I'm so grateful for all that he does for us.

We returned home on Wednesday and I was able to go on division with Elder Ryan (from Utah). Elder Ryan has been out in the mission for about 6 months. He's a great missionary and I enjoyed spending the time with him. We spent the day contacting. I have so much faith in contacting. I believe it's one of the most effective ways because it teaches you to open your mouth and be bold and courageous. We found some new people and we're able to set up return appts. It's such a blessing getting to know the missionaries in the zone and being able to learn from them.

Friday was solid! We taught Russell, someone we found contacting, and he's going to let us come back next week to teach him. We visited a referral named Cristian. While we were in his store talking to him a drunk guy walks in and starts hugging us and sits down next to us. He says."Alright Hermano we're going to say a prayer." He starts saying In the name of the Father, & the Son and the Holy ghost and then points to me and tells me I don't know how to pray. You gotta love them! 

Saturday we were out contacting and found a family of all girls to teach.....Aunt Luisa, Ingry, Juana and Cindy who are all very Catholic. The Aunt told us to come back later that day. When we returned we realized that there was no man there and we had to run and get Bryon (our pensions son) to be there with us while we taught. At the end of teaching them they asked us how we know it's all true? We told them that we pray to find out that answer. Elder Guerrero, who was converted 3 years ago, told him that he had investigated a lot of churches and not one of them asked him to pray to find out if it was true, until he met the LDS missionaries. We asked if they've ever prayed to see if the catholic church is true and they said no, we go because it's tradition. I testified to them that if they read the pamphlets and sincerely asked God if this is true they would receive an answer. 

Reflection of the week: The Lord is blessing us for our efforts. Elder Holland promised the missionaries that if they would contact 20 people a day (600 a month) that the Lord would bless them with one baptism a month. I truly believe that we will find people if we have put our trust and faith in the Lord and work really hard. I know it is true...I have seen it with my own eyes. The spirit guides us. I love this work! Pray for me to have the strength to push ourselves even more. I love you all so much! #doitforjesus


Elder Moss

Elder Ramirez, Elder Moss, Elder Christensen - Huancayo Leadership training 2017

Elder Moss, Elder Christensen & Elder Walker's road trip to leadership training

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