Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Pictures

me, kanahele, amonzabel, and escobar...our district last cambio

the fridge & freezer

me and elder mcgee doing work in the pouring rain
(I bet he was glad for the rain!)

diaz´s bday party

i didnt know what to do with my hands since everybody always makes fun of me
for doing peace signs and thumbs up

me and hermano palomera my favorite guy in our ward now

playing foozball at mcdonalds

larsen and i at the pool place

on the bus on the way to mcdonalds.

Los Conquistadores #15

2.22.11 (Ty was too busy Monday to email so we got his email Tuesday) 

Alright so this was my week last week....  We started off as usual doing our normal everyday routine then the zone leaders wanted to do divisions with us friday and saturday.  So I went over to their sector for the day to work.  While we were over there we had some really good lessons.  We went to this one family that has been struggling for a while now with things especially the dad.  The dad was talking about how its hard for him to change all of a sudden and he was starting to say that he doesnt want them coming over anymore.  The zone leader looked at me to see if I had anything to say.  I felt impressed to share with him that I too had struggles before the mission and that with the help of the gospel and the people at church I was able to overcome my problems and serve the Lord.  It was a really spiritual experience and the guy said he would give it another shot.  Then later we watched the restoration with a family and talked about it afterwards.  The lady said she really likes it and wants to know its true.  I gave her an example of if i had problems with my heart would I go to a heart doctor or a brain doctor.  She said heart doctor obviously and then I said well isnt it obvious that if we want to know if something is true then we should ask the person who knows everything who is God.  It was a really good day and we even had success with contacts.  My companion said they didnt have any success at all and were still continuing knocking everydoor they saw and visiting lots of inactive members.  I think it finally showed the learders that we are working hard and then we literally cant find anybody.  They asked us today if we want to have the whole zone come work in our sector someday to get the work going better.  Ive also been learning a lot about good missionary work by reading about Ammon and all those missionaries.  Ive especially been reading about Ammon lately and his serrvice for the lamanites.  There is on scripture in Alma 18 that says the Lord knows our thoughts and intentions.  It made me think that when we contact people it shouldnt just be to complete with a number but to invite a soul to Christ.  The Lord knows why we are contacting people and the Spirit will testify stronger if we do things for the right reasons.  Esta fue mi semana.  Esta es la obra del SeƱor.  Les amo mucho chao!
Love Elder Ty Peck

Friday, February 18, 2011

Los Conquistadores #14

2.14.11 (sorry I'm a bit late, busy week!)
If you always do what you've done, you will always get what you've got

Elder Moore said that quote the other day when we were trying to think of better ways to increase the work here.  We came down to the idea of a huge EFY like activity week with the ward.  The first day we are going to go out with  groups of members to sing hymns and share a quick message with inactive members and investigators.  The second day we are planning like a ward movie night at the chapel where people are encouraged to invite friends and family.  The third day is an all day sports activity.  Fourth, a big dinner potluck with the ward.  Fifth a talent show. Sixth we are going to hike up this big hill mini mountain thing and have a message on top. Then later that night we are going to make a big slide show with all the pictures from the week and have a fireside type thing.  We are all really excited for this activity and are expecting a lot of success out of it.
Alright so this last week was pretty good.  We do have a couple new people to teach.  One of the bishopric has a couple granddaughters who arent baptized and want to be and then yesterday at church, one of the young women brought her nonmember mom to church and opened up to us in  sunday school.  It was crazy actually because we just kinda started the sunday school lesson and she asked to speak and started talking about how she is catholic but isnt sure and also how she doenst know why God lets the world be so bad.  We were able to clear up some doubts and we are hoping to be able to teach her more.  The only problem is that she lives in San Pablo which is another stake. 
I was studying the last few days in Alma 60 and learned a lot about leadership and everything.  It was a really great spiritual experience and was all in spanish!!  Ive decided to study in spanish as much as I can and Ive been learning a lot of new words.  Anyways, I encourage all of you to read that chapter tonight or when you can.  Les amo mucho!
Love Elder Peck

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Los Conquistadores #13


My week within a week, within a week, that's inception....

So my inception week.  I got sick wednesday from some food and was throwing up all night with Elder Moore.  We slept all the next day and rested then went out friday to get some work done.  We have been trying to work a lot more with members and go through some antiguos in our area books.  Still not much success lately and still just a lot of work but it will come around soon.  One thing that really killed my week was that while we were sick, Diaz and Kanahele went over to Pedros house.  They talked to him for a little while about church and finally asked him whats more important to him soccer or God.  He said its a hard choice but chose soccer in the end.  It was definatley depressing to hear that after being sick all day.  Thats really about it this week.  I actually had a good experience yesterday in church.  All the missionaries were going to get up and bear testimony so I was looking for a good scripture to read.  I came across one in 1st Nephi when Nephi is seeing the vision Lehi saw.  The Spirit says in one verse ¨What is it that you desire?¨  That made me think, what do I desire.  So I went up and read that verse.  I looked up and said, I would like to learn more spanish.  All 30 people there laughed a little then I said actually this is what I want and I read Alma 26 30.  The scripture says that we have suffered all kinda of afflictions so that maybe one day we can be the means of saving one soul and maybe our joy would be complete.  I told the ward I want everybody in the ward to feel that joy and to be able to feel like they were the means of saving a soul.  I felt like the ward really needs to get that motivation because its hard to get all of them motivated to talk to their friends.  Anyways thats my week, another dusty week here in hot hot Chile. 
Love Ty Peck