Monday, November 30, 2015

Ha Nacido un Salvador


So this week went by super super fast and weve been working hard.  Here are some highlights from this week.

First of all we had a really had a good conference with the Mission President.  They did a training session that was really powerful.  The assistants to the president started by projecting a photo of 2 hands on the screen and asked us to guess whose they were.  No one could guess, so they showed the next picture which was of a woman with her hands outstretched. We still didn't recognize her, until they asked one of the elders to come to the front.  He came up and started to cry.  He said it was his mom.  They asked him what those hands had done for him.  Everyone started to cry.  He mentioned how much his parents had cared for him and what they had done for him. They then showed his fathers hands and then a photo of his father.  They did the same thing several times until they had shown the hands and pictures of almost all the parents of the missionaries in attendance.  They finally showed the Saviors hands with the nail marks and asked us what those hands had done for us.  It was a really powerful experience and we all felt the love of the Savior and remembered the love of our families and the love they have for us.

They then showed us A Savior is Born, a new Christmas video the Church has made to help spread the gospel.  I hope everyone gets the chance to see it and share it on their Facebook with all their friends.

Later in the week we went to a small town a little outside of Los Angeles to visit a less active family who asked us to come by.  We did exchanges with Elder G and Elder P and I learned a lot from each of them.  We found several new investigators, including a man from Colombia, a cool guy with dredlocks and a young man and his brother.  We had a Ward Movie Night and watched meet the Mormons, and President Bluth stopped by the sector to drop off packages.  he was traveling with Elder Resek of the Seventy, so we met him, which was cool.

Anyway, there is no greater joy than serving God and your fellow man.  Keep your lives in balance to be able to do this.

Have a great week!

Elder Peck

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