Friday, August 14, 2015

3 August 2015 Letter

Well, lots to say today, so I will get started. Even though now I have 6 months in the mission, I still feel like the least of all these missionaries. I have so much to learn. I have so much to improve. Some of these Elders and Hermanas may not even have great Spanish, but they are missionaries. They know how to answer every single question perefectly. I hope that all my study and learning will enable me to become like them. Man, I wish I would have payed attention is Seminary.

This week we had some awesome things happen but first I wanted to say something I didn't have time to address the last week. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the temple again. I was so excited and even more excited when as I was waiting in a side room with my zone to go into a session, and someone walked into the room and grabbed my hand, and pulled me up out of the chair to hug me. I was so excited to see that it was good old Elder Underwood from my ward back home in Eagle. We talked for just a while, super stunned and overjoyed to see each other. It was way different than just shaking his had at a mutual back home. I had to go to my session so I said good-bye and then walked away. As I was about to enter the session-room when Elder Smith from Eagle 4th ward walked out of the Celestial room. I think he didn't recognize me at first but then we embraced, just as Elder Underwood came back and we all hugged together in the middle of the temple. It was an amazing experience, not just seeing two friends, but seeing two fellow servants in the work of our Lord. I really love those guys and tried to let them know without it being all weird 'cause we are still 3 dudes and not sister missionaries that cry for everything. But I wanted to cry and know that it was a tender mercy from the Lord to be able to see them in the house of our Lord. I wished them good-bye and good luck for two years and that finishes up that special occasion. What a blessing.

This week we found lots of people from knocking doors and also had a special Saturday. We had our first baptism of the transfer. I talked a bit about Daniela the last week but we had a great and beautiful baptismal service. Later, she gave her strong testimony and powerfully said that as she left the water she felt like an example to the rest of her family, who we are also teaching. Hopefully they will be baptized this month too.

I love this work and this gospel. I am so grateful that we aren't lost in this world. We know exactly why we are here and what we need to do. We know everything we need to know to receive all the blessing the Father has to offer us, his beloved children.

See you all next week.

Elder Wilcox

Proselyting activity from Elders from the CCM.
I left for the afternoon in Huaycan with this Argentino and Chileno

Baptism of Daniela



Daniela's baptism

video

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