Friday, December 23, 2011

Compania #1


This last week was CRAZZZYYYZYZYZ.  So tuesday night we got a random phone call from president saying that we had special changes because of other thigns that were happening in the mission SO we both got taken out of there and now Im in a trio in downtown Santiago.  Its pretty hard here because its like trying to knock downtown Seattle....pure business buildings.  We dont know the members that well either so we just rely on references from them.  We have been walking A LOT these last few days and its not too fun haha. 
Right not Im in a trio with Elder Garcia from Honduras and Elder Whitmer from Arizona.  Whitmer is actually changing missions here pretty soon to go to the family history center in Salt Lake.  Hes had a hard time with the language and health problems so he could be heading out any day that there is an opening for him. 
We have some great investigators here even though it is hard to find.  We are teaching a guy from Peru named Antony.  He was a reference from his uncle who is a memeber and hes progressing really well.  We taught him the Plan of Salvation last night and he was saying how he never thought that God had made a plan like that for us.  He takes notes during the lessons and is a greattt investigator. 
In my studies this morning, I was reading the the Gospel of Mark.  I read a scripture (i dont remember where) that explained one of the miracles that Jesus did.  He gave the blind their sight I think and he told them not to tell anybody.  The first thing they did was ¨publish the news¨ of Jesus Christ.  I was thinking about how much we dont do that today in the world.  We are told everyday to spread the Gospel and to publish the news of the restoration but we dont for fear.  Imagine the joy those two guys felt and then when Jesus Christ told them not to tell anybody they did anyways becasue they couldnt hold it back.  Now that people invite us to share the Gospel with our friends we always have a fear of doing it.  We should always remember that these people will probably never hear the Gospel or accept the missionaries knocking their doors becasue they dont have a good example or a good friend to explain the joy that comes from it. 

Thats it for me this week.  Have a great Christmas everybody bye!
Love Elder Peck


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