What a neat spectacular week it has been. It has been a week I will never forget, full of memories and many many things to accomplish in such a short amount of time.
Monday was a day and a half. We work up bright and early to go pick up some very dear friends, Elder Bonds parents. They are the greatest. Elder Bonds dad is just like him but a little bit more swoll, they will be staying here until next monday, when they will fly out in the night. It was so neat finally meeting the parents of one of my companions. Its the first time for me meeting my companions parents in person and how sweet of expierence it was. After all of the conversastion of getting to know his family and where he comes from, finally meeting them was so very cool for me personally.
We then said goodbye to misisonaries later that day at the airport which is always a hard but powerful expierence. I will never forget a sister that just waited and waited until the missionary that taught her the gospel got on the plane, she couldnt leave until she said her last goodbye, many had comments about the relationship they had (she was in her 40s) but I just new and felt that her life was changed forever because of that Elder. Thats what the Gospel and Christ do, they make relationships unbreakable.
Then that same night we went back to the airport and picked up the new misisonaries, 18 of them. They were so wonderful. They are all coming so very preparared and ready to serve the lord. It was neat to stand next to Elder Craft and go back to the time when walked down that same ramp and how the Lord has changed and blessed our lifes.
We trained the new missionaires on Tuesday and they received there new companions. Very neat expierence as well. And then we began the preparations for the next training with the zone leaders and sister leaders on Thursday, concilio.
This concilio Elder Bond, Elder Craft and I focused on Planes, Goales and how to achieve what the Lord wants. It was a very quick and powerful training. SIster Marler talked about the importance of Baptism and how to make every baptism a spìritual expierence.
Elder Craft, Elder Bond and I then talkd about the video A savior is Born or Ha nacido un salvador. We love that video it is so powerful anyways we had been pondering and praying about how we were going to spread the video in the mission and to whom.
So we created the Director!! Which is a small book that every missionary has whcih is there directory of there ward. We then printed off every single list of each area of
part member families, families that are married but havent been sealed, members that have taken out there endowments but dont have there recommends, and the preisthood that need to be advanced and need to serve missionaries.
They take these lists and mark the names in there booklet so they can know who to help in there ward and who to share this wonderful, and powerful video to. WE literally gave more then 10.000 names of people our missionaries can visit and share this video with. It was sooo cool!! The besst part is we placed there booklets and lists in boxes and wrapped them up and gave each zone a gift. Eldre Craft and I are pro wrappers, we decided we are going to wrap for kitchen kneads along the side of my momma. It was a really neat expierence the misisoanries loved them. Now its just timee to use them and help so many families come unto Christ this Christmas!!
Right after concilio Elder olsen and I changed the flat tire on the Marlers van, supper funny! we paid attention in scouts. and then we went and played some basketball with the father of elder bond, who plays really well, It was a very special day!
The day after we hopped in the van and went to Cajamarca for a christmas/musical program we will be having today. On the way up to Cajamarca President Marler brought his fly fishing pole and did some fly fishing in peru! we are almost positive he is the first person in the whole world to fly fish in Peru! It was an inforgettable expierence.
I Love this work, I have never been happier, Everyday we wake up around 5:45 and we get to bet around, well when the stars are out, and its the greatest work and thing Ive ever done in my life! I just hope and pray I can help others come unto Christ. As we were printing out tons of lists full of names, The spirit whispered, oh if you bring even one soul unto me, how great will be your joy! I testify of that!
Love you all, have a great week full of Christmas Christ moments.