Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 24, 2014

Preface to Elder Lambson's letter:  Parker played his last game of the season last week and he was the MVP, he had the 2 assists for the only 2 goals and he stopped one goal from going in by heading it. The Goalie had run out of the box and Parker ran in and headed it out.

Hola- WOW!!! Parker is such a stud!!! That is flipping awesome! I love my brothers I'm glad we have a cool family! Wow thats weird to hear that the Ward already had to be switched around again. I'm so happy to hear that everyone else is doing good though! Good luck on the Parade, that's cool! I miss you guys! But yes the work is awesome!! I am learning and growing so much!! I seriously didn't realize how cool the Gospel really is and how true it is, we have all of the evidence, God is Perfect! The Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants are his word! I just wish I had more time to study every morning haha. I hope you guys are studying your scriptures, they really are soo awesome! The Church is true and we are also the coolest church ever, Have you been reading the Liahonnas and watching all of the Mormon messages? Wow they are so good. I am soo happy to hear about all of you guys and that things are going super awesome! I am so happy for all of your support and love! The days are long but the weeks are short! I love my invesigators and I am working hard every day studying to find different things to share to help them, trying to be as obedient as possible, and praying so that the lord will give them the desire to do the things that we have invited them to do. I know this church is true and I am so grateful for all of the blessings that I have seen in my life from it and now all the ways I can help others know it too! We had the privelage this week to listen to a General Authority speak to us his name is Elder Waddell and he said some super awesome stuff! I am pumped as ever to keep working hard to help the people here. I love them and I love you guys, thank you so much for everything. Have an amazing week!


Elder Lambson :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

Sent Kiel a picture of Parker driving - his reply:

Thats awesome. A little weird that he is driving, but awesome haha. I got 5 more letters this week! And 2 packages! One from Savanah and one from Grandma Lambson. Savanah sent me some candy and a BYU shirt! And I got lots of cookies and chocolate from grandma! Awesome! I love your little letters with the pictures and just whats going on, those are the best. I miss Kate and Sloan haha thats so funny what they do with my pictures. (ASL - I love you).

In our email to Kiel we asked how he was doing with his new Companion?

Yeah my Companion is so awesome!! We are working super good together!! He reminds me of Bubby haha he is little and kind of a spaz so we have fun messing with each other. We have some awesome Investigators! Yesterday we taught the family Rodriguez and after the lesson they took us over their fence to this huge mountain side with ancient ruins! Its funny it was like you yeah you guys wanna see something cool, we just happen to have these ancient ruins in our back yard hahaha. They are doing really good and we hope to baptize them next month on the 13. We are also teaching a family J and L , there is the mom L with her 2 daughters and J is the step dad. J is the one that stopped us one day to teach them because he wants the best for his step daughters, it has been so cool teaching them because I can relate with a lot of the same stuff, with having a step dad. Because the step dad wants the best for the kids but some times the kids are resentant and they have fights and stuff but really its cause the step dad loves the kids and yeah it has just been super cool being able to relate with them and help the kids see this (yeah its super deep and cute but sometimes I am bad at explaining stuff) (tell dave I say hi haha) and this week we taught them the importance of marrige and they are getting married on the 10th! We hope to baptize the family together on the 13th! What is new with C, she is super happy! She started talking to the dad of her kids again and he told her that he wants to change and they have plans to get married. We started teaching them together and he is awesome. He is accepting everything and if things continue good they will get married soon, then he can get baptized too, and then get married in the temple! How cool would that be!? The work is so awesome and I am loving every day! Thank you so much for all of the love and support!!  I miss you all! Im so blessed to have family and friends as awesome as you guys! I love you and miss you have an amazing week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 10, 2014

Hi - Haha yeah I know Brother Torgenson (he's the Uncle to one of Parkers soccer teammates) he is awesome! He interviewed me my first day in the MTC we were pretty good friends my whole time there.

That's sad to hear about Britton, typical Snow Canyon tragedy.  We have some amazing students.  I got the letters from the SCHS Missionary moms, pretty cool. I gave Bubby some good scriptures last week to help.

(I told him an RM in our Ward gave Sharing Time in Primary) That's going to be funny when I go back and share stories with the primary kids. I loooove the primary kids here. They are soo cute! Seriously there are some of the cutest little kids here in my ward I love it.

Tell Alex thank you so much for the music! I know he loves me haha. I'm sure Vanessa has a lot of business right now. Margot loved the towels, she is awesome. And Hector, we always play chess with him at his house haha he is addicted! Im winning 4 to 2 with him. Thanks for raising me with chess, I'm a well rounded person. Haven't gotten Kelly and Rachels package, but got Jackmans. Haha I have so many ties now, I need like two tie racks. I got some stuff for you guys to send but it might take a while so yeah.

That is super good dave is actually getting a permit (for the YM Priest bon fire Wednesday night, last time the Fire Dept and Police showed up)  haha. 

My new comp is pretty cool! We have been working really well together. I am leading the area, doing all of the responsible stuff like finding people to teach, making sure we have members to go with us, scheduling service and lessons, and then he is teaching the lessons. That's my weak point right now but I have been getting so much better at spanish! I understand literally 97 percent of things and I am able to communicate with people with what ever I want to say. 

We had some awesome lessons last night with families and I'm actually telling jokes now and I can say basically what ever I want. I can really feel the help of the spirit every day. Something that happened the other day that was really cool is after a lesson with some investigator this little girl asked me "why are you always so happy?" and it made me think. I don't know, I'm just super happy. I have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, and right now my only job is to help other people have it too, how can I not smile haha. This is the best work in the world and I am a big part in it. I love smiling at random people in the street and seeing them smile back, maybe its because they are thinking "what's up with this crazy gringo" but at least it brings them a smile haha. Not everyone is going to listen to our message but every time we share our testimonies of our Savior it brings a little bit more happiness and hope to these people, every time we talk to someone we are planting a seed, maybe we can harvest the crop and bring them to baptism in our transfer, and maybe they need more time and other missionaries will be able to take advantage of what we have started. All I know is that I love it here and I love the people soo much! I know this is the work of the Lord and I can feel his love for everyone of his children each day I try to fulfill my purpose as a missionary  I love you guys too and I miss you so much! I wish you could meet all of the people here they are amazing! Keep strengthening your testimonies every day! The gospel is awesome, I love you have a great week!

These pics are just before the transfers with Elder Haught and Elder Balderrama and the pensionista family

My new comp is from Iqitos Peru and has 10 months in the mission


Elder Lambson :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 3, 2014

a preface to Kiels letter with part of my letter to him.....

Happy Halloween - I guess since Halloween is a US tradition, you didn't get to celebrate it.?.
I wore your Superman shirt and big black glasses, Dave dressed up in his Batman costume to hand candy out. We were the Super Hero House. lol

HI - I love you!! That sounds "super" about halloween! Haha. Halloween was pretty weird here. It is like just starting up so there were some kids in the street but most people think it is of satan haha. Definitely not the same as it is in the states.

Thats pretty crazy about the church schedule, wow. What kind of improvements are they doing in the Stake Center? Thanks for the pictures of our Ward plaques, have you read that chapter in Morini (7:45) where mine comes from? Its a lot deeper than just the scripture that I put on there but yeah I love it.

Today are the transfers! I don't know who is my new Comp but I'm staying in Campoy and my Comp is going to be a Zone Leader in a different Zone!! He is a stud. Fast and testimony meeting is awesome! And so is Joseph smith! I love teaching about him!

I got your package this week from Vanessa and I got Grandpas, the mail strike is over!! Thank you so much it is so awesome!!! The american food is sooo good! But the food down here in Peru is amazing too! Just the American Junk food is better haha. But really you guys should try some Peruvian food! My favorite thing right now is called Aji de Gallina, Its soo good! And remember how when I was little I was a "dipper" well yeah here they love sauces too so I get to put sauce on everything!!!

How are you? Any thing new? How is Alex I haven't heard much from him lately. He is going to be married by the time I get back right? Haha tell him I miss him. How is the music coming along? If you dont want to do that its okay. I emailed Coaches, have you seen them lately? How does Bubby like high school? In spanish if something is little you can just add "cito" at the end of it so now I'm going to call him "Bubbycito" aweee. Haha 

I miss and love you guys so much! I am seriously so grateful for you all! I don't know how I was so blessed to have you! Love you, have a great week!


Elder Lambson :)