Monday, August 24, 2015


Our desk

Making choripanes

Public exercise machines



So last night I got a call and found out I'm leaving! Im heading to another sector in the same city with Elder L, an elder from Colombia.  Im pretty stoked, but sad to leave the investigators and members here.

This week was full of ups and downs.  It rained a lot and I had a sick day (I got better!) but we had several investigators come to church!  Other than that, not much else to report.  Z is progressing well and she's decided to get baptized! We think it will be in September, and I won't be here to see it, but we're pretty happy for her.

Anyway, I realized this week that seeking the guide of the Spirit in important decisions and problems is a simple process that works.  God has told us that he who asks in faith will receive, but we have to look for the answer.  Thankfully God usually doesn't make it too hard to find.

Thanks for all you do!

Elder Peck

Monday, August 17, 2015

19 months!!!

Me, Hermana A, Elder R

Group of missionaries that served in Los Sauces


This week!

Not a ton happened this week, so this is going to be a short email.

First and foremost,  I completed 19 months in the mission.  Sadly that leaves me with 4 more, as they cut off a few weeks of my mission due to flight scheduling.  So, got a few more months left to work!

Also, we had a good week.  We are finding new investigators and we got to go to the baptism of an investigator from the other ward.  She was really prepared for it and gave a beautiful testimony.

Also, we made some progress with Z.  She finally has made the decision to be baptized, but is still afraid to tell her parents, which is why she still hasn't accepted a baptismal date.  We are working hard to help her out and know that we will see miracles this week.

I love the mission.  We see miracles often and we've learned how to make miracles happen.  I've learned that God wants us to do certain things for a reason.  Obedience is important because He is in charge not us.  This principle is important now and in life.  We often need miracles, and obedience brings blessings.

Im looking forward to this coming week and hope everyone is doing well!

Elder Peck

Monday, August 10, 2015

Lots of intercambios


So, this week I worked with several diferent missionaries and learned a lot.  On Wednesday I worked with Elder C from Colombia.  Even though it rained hard and the wind wrecked my umbrella haha we worked hard and had a great day.  Later in the week I worked with Elder R, also great.  We went to a bunch of meetings and stuff and had some of the best empanadas Ive ever eaten! And on Saturday, Elder S, who lives with us got sick, so I went to work with his companion in his sector while he rested at home with my comp.  We worked all day between his sector and mine, and at the end of the day when Elder S was feeling better, I worked with him for a few minutes at the end of the night.

So, cool story.  I started working in my sector with Elder S at about 9:00, and we have to go home at 9:30, so we didn't think we would be able to accomplish too much.  We decided to go visit a woman we had contacted a few weeks ago.  We knocked on the door, she told us she was busy and to come back on Wednesday.  We left and started walking down the street.  We were about a block away about five minutes later when a guy comes out of the womans house and starts waving at us and yelling "come here!"  We returned and the ladys husband let us in and let us share something with their family.   We shared a short video and left them with a prayer.
Turns out that they are a super cool family! They just moved in, their son studied in an LDS school in Santiago, and they don't belong to any specific church.  It was a cool experience to find them and it surprised us that someone actually felt the need to call us back and let us in.

Yesterday, we had a lesson with a young man named J.  We read the Book of Mormon with him and shared our testimonies.  After reading 1 Nephi 2, he said, Hey, there's something that I need to tell you.  He said that after our first visit, he went to bed.  He said he woke up in the middle of the night with the thought in his head, Its true! Its true! Its true! What the Mormons say is true!
We challenged him to baptism and his accepted.  Pray for J!

Anyway, it was a fun week and were looking forward to the next.

Take advantage of every opportunity you have to serve God or to serve your fellowman.  Such opportunities are blessing.

Elder Peck

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

This Week

Letter with information about flight home


So this week was awesome.  Just going to run through some highlights.

Number one,  we visited the Fl family again this week after their baptism!  The service went well and we had our investigator Z come.  A recent convert from the ward baptized the family and they were all really excited.  Anyway, we visited them this week and they are doing great.  You can see a light in them that wasn't there before -  they seemed much more happy and relaxed.  Matias, the son, later came with us to teach an investigator during the week and bore his testimony which was great.  V, the other recent convert from last month invited them and us over for a family home evening and they were able to strengthen each other as new members of the church.

Last Monday we went to Concepcion and our mission president and his wife gave us lunch in the mission home.  We ate chicken enchiladas and Texas sheet cake haha! It was awesome.

We also taught our investigators Z.  She is progressing really well and is so close to baptism, we just need to help her gain the confidence to do so.  Please pray for Z, she needs all of our help.

I also finished the Book of Mormon again this week.  We set a goal as a mission in May to read the whole Book of Mormon in 3 months.  I read this week Moroni 7, which talks about 3 indispensible attributes that we need to be saved: Faith, Hope, and Charity.  I learned that we can hope for eternal life as we show our faith by keeping the commandments.  Along the way we develop charity, or the pure love of Christ.

Thanks for your help and prayers

Elder Peck