Monday, July 27, 2015

Crazy Week!

Well this week has been a crazy roller coaster!! They are so many things to say but not much time to say it all. 

Well to start off, We have found 5 families that want to hear and learn about the Gospel! (That is what they say anyway) But we have been working soooo hard here in my area completing with the goals that we set. And at the same time helping the District and the Zone and Mission progress to build up Zion here in Peru.
This week we have been able to teach a lot of people and help them feel the spirit. But the highlight of the week was by far the 3 baptisms that we had this Saturday! I know that this letter is really short and doesn't have a lot of details but I just wanted to let you know that my perspective of the Gospel have been changing for the better to help the people feel the love of God through His Holy Spirit. 
The fellow who got baptized is in the middle. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Faith Discovery

Just want to express my thanks to all of your prayers. Each day I feel them. I know that God is watching over each one of us to put us in the best situations to be able to be successful in this life. 

Well this week I have been studying a lot. I have been able to understand a lot more about the Gospel. The gospel  can enter in the hearts of the people and help them feel that God wants them to follow his teachings. I really recognized this when I was reading in Alma 32 earlier this week.

Alma 32:8  
I behold that ye are lowly in heart; and if so, blessed are ye.
This first scripture is really short but really powerful for me. If we submit ourselves to the will of God we will be blessed. We all know this Chapter when Alma is preaching to his town and he is helping them gain faith to praise God not only in their temples but in all places. First, the people in the town were forced to do this. He then says, 

Alma 32: 16
Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe.

He then helps us to understand the faith. That it is not having a perfect knowledge. He then compares Faith to a seed. That is if we plant it and nurtuer it, it will grow. 

But what will we recieve? 

Alma 32:28 beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.

And even though the good seed has grown inside of us he says somthing very profound...   
Alma 32:29
Now behold, would not this increase your faith? I say unto you, Yea; nevertheless it hath not grown up to a perfect knowledge.

He helps us and know HOW to take care of the seed once it is planted.

41.But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.
 42 And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
 43 Then, my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.
Apart from this we have been able to set a date with our Investigator that is going to get baptized this Saturday! And we also have to baptize a member again because his information wasn't found.! Pictures soon! Love you all. 

Elder Spencer 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ups and Downs

Hola Buenos Días! (Hello Good Day)

This week has been full of ups and downs for me! I know the Lord makes us deserve his eternal blessings. They don't just come will nilly. 

A little taste of my area! 
This week we had the coolest lesson. We found a family. We have been looking far and wide to find a family like this. We knocked and the father let us in!! That like never happens. He explained to us that he wanted to change because he has just been feeling really bad with himself. We started teaching him and also his wife. We taught The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They understood really well. We arrived to present The Book Of Mormon and we read a scripture about how he could change. He was really interested! And also his wife! After that we knew that the next time we had to teach them The Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

And we did just that the next time that we taught them. And we invited them to baptism! They said that they would think about it. But we also invited them to Church. But they had an inconvenience and couldn't make it...but they have soooo much potential!! 

Also this week the Elders in my district had a baptism! I had the privilege to help baptize him! When the Elders were teaching him I always did a work visit. I started teaching him and I invited him to baptism. His name is R#####. He is an older man. But he was so happy after his baptism! Me as well. After the baptism we went to hi house to eat. And when it was time to leave he pulled me aside and he said, "Elder Spencer, nunca te olvidare nunca."  In English... I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. That almost made me cry to hear that. 

This week has been really stressful and reall

y rewarding at the same time! Hope all you are doing well. See you all very soon. 

Hasta luego 

Elder Spencer  
We went to Lima last pday!! 
here is a huge street

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Lord is in Charge


Today we we going to Lima Central! I am so excited and due to that I don't have much time to write you! This week has been full of problems! First the Elders in my district were teaching in my area without telling me. I was a little disappointed with their decision to hide that from me. I was fasting to see what to do about that situation. I gained my answer through the scriptures. They will continue teaching this family. I have never been so sure about anything in my life. I know God open the doors of understanding when we are searching for it! He helped me avoid a catastrophe. 

Well we have been teaching a little bit less. More lesson on the spot than anything. We are still struggling a little bit here in my area. The people aren't that receptive to the Truth--the Gospel in other words. 

We have also been having trouble with the attendance to the church! We wanted that 8 people could come to church yesterday! But only one came! It was so frustrating. We went to every house to remind them. They told that they would be there. But no show. I think God is trying to teach me something new. 

Sorry this letter is a little short. 

Elder Spencer