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Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

This was an amazing week!! Another amazing week I should say, because every week is amazing here! Amazing in every way you could think of. Amazing experiences, amazing sights, amazing differences, amazing people, amazing miracles.

We had another baptism this week. E, she is the best!!! She is 24 haha even though she doesn't look like it. She has been meeting with the missionaries for almost 4 months and has always come to church but never wanted to get baptized because her whole family is catholic and just so much pressure, but we were really able to be guided by the spirit to say exactly what she needed to here to give her the strength to take this leap of faith and truly trust in God 100% and the biggest influence against her baptism was her Mom, but guess who came to watch her, thats right, her mom. If you trust in the spirit, he will guide you. Live worthy, show him that you deserve his guidance and it will come.

I feel like the Book of Mormon prophets writing in the Gold Plates saying "And hundreds of other things happened that we can not reveal" because so much happens every week and I cant tell you everything haha, just know that the work is amazing, my Paraguayan companion is awesome (he is as old as Alex by the way) and that we are super feliz ;) 

The Ward is the best and the work is progressing! Like I told you, this Ward has lots of difficulties, so what we have been really focusing on is the attitude! Attitude determines everything!! Grandpa just sent me a quote by President Thomas S. Monson that says "So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference." Its so true!!! I was so inspired by the story of the rugby state championship (we emailed him the story from  May 13, 2015 The Spectrum ) , we (SCHS Rugby Team) have never been the biggest, we have never had the most amazing athletes, but what makes all the difference is the Heart. The attitude and the will we have to go out and win no matter what the circumstances! 2 Nephi 2:11 it is necessary an opposition in all things! Face them with a great attitude and see the difference!

Love you so much! Keep Enduring! Have an amazing week!


Elder Lambson :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

Last week our internet time got cut because we traveled a little bit farther to go to a huge place to shop. One of the zone leaders is heading home soon so he had a big list of things to get before he leaves the country! And I always save the best for last so yeah sorry about that but I hoped it wouldn't be too big of a problem because we got to talk face to face on Sunday :)  (his email Home last week, said "Sorry, no time, Love you" )

How is everything!! The family looks super good!! Say hi to everyone for me! I miss you all like crazy, but not that much! Haha

Wow we had an amazing week! I want to share with you my letter to President because we had an awesome experience and I don't want to write it again haha.
Wow! What an amazing week! We improved 100% this week compared to what we did last week. We had a rough week last week with some of the lowest numbers and success that I have had in my whole mission! But this week we targeted the problems and found the solutions and we really have seen the beginning of the results this week! We met lots of the goals of excellence and really gave it our all. The Lord really has blessed us and we saw miracles this week. One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Nephi 25:23 that after we have done ALL that we can, that is when the Lord extends his had and gets us to our goal by showing miracles. One experience this week happened on wednesday morning, we went to the bus stop to head up to the top of the hill side and waited, and waited, and waited and the bus didn't come, finally my companion says lets just go back and do some additional study, and we cross the median of the street, just as we cross I see a bus in the distance, here it comes hurry lets go back! No we are already across the street, but I insisted and felt that we really should go to visit a family that is always home, so we crossed the street and we went up to the top of the hill to visit the family and on the way hiking up to see them we were approached by a man who invited us into his home and we started talking, he told us about how he recently had stopped drinking alcohol thanks to the alcohol anonymous program and has been looking for a church to join to strengthen his relation with God and keep strong and stay sober. He has visited a few other churches but says they are hypocritical and talk but don't act. He told us he wants a strong Christian base and to be able to trust in God and have a happy united family. As we are listening to him talk we are just like "wow"!  We taught the family of 5 "The family, a proclamation" and they all came to church on Sunday!! They are awesome and progressing so good, the next visit we are going to put a baptismal date and I know for sure they will accept it and find exactly what they are looking for! It is so amazing to be able to follow the spirt and I know when we do all that we can, God will put his chosen in our path!

We also had a baptism this week! The first one here in almost half a year, and we have two more with date! This saturday, and the next! " En La Mision Peru Lima Este Bautizamos, Confirmamos, y Rescatamos conversos semenalmente!" Haha. In the Peru Lima east Mission we baptise confirm and rescue(less actives) converts weekly!

I love the mission so so much and wow there aren't really words to describe it. The Church is true! God lives and is our Loving Heavenly Father! Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Savior! Mosiah 2:41 if we follow the commandments of the Lord we will be blessed in ALL things! Temporal and Spiritual!

I love you soo much! The Challenge of the week, Do 3 random acts of kindness and then write in your journal how you were able to effect someones day and how you felt too!

Have an amazing week and watch how the small and simple things will make great things come to pass!

My new apartment 

3rd week in new area

(Picture of his room - fun to see his belongings)


Elder Lambson :)

May 11, 2015 Mothers Day

This is Kaleen, Elder Lambson's mom. We got to talk to Kiel!!!!

I am so grateful we got to Video Chat him on Mothers day. We were all so excited to talk to him.

Kiel called me on Monday to set up our Call, when my phone rang I was at work talking to my boss, I looked at my phone and it said Unknown. So I didn't answer it. It went to VM and popped up that I had a message then it started ringing again, once again with an Unknown number. I said to my boss, I better answer this.... WOW!! am I glad I answered it....a cute voice (with a spanish accent) said "mom, its Kiel".....Ahhhhh it was so awesome!

We got to visit with him via Facebook messenger for 40 minutes on Mothers Day. The internet connection was very slow and the 40 minutes went by fast. He told us all about his new area and the love he has for the people of Peru. We wanted him to speak to us in Spanish but he leaned into the computer and said "if I do they will all know what I am saying" then he moved the camera around and there was about 15 Peruvians sitting there watching him (and us). We got to wave to everyone and say our "Hola and Gracias's" to them. How grateful I am for them and the love they give to him every day. Kiel then bore his testimony to us in Spanish, he is so fluent, he truly has the gift of tongues. It's amazing to think that 10 months ago he hardly spoke Spanish and now he is teaching the Gospel in Spanish.

I thought we would get to talk for an hour, but he said "no I only get 40 minutes". He could tell I was disappointed at cutting our call short and said "don't worry mom I'll get to talk to you at Christmas". I love this boy, he is always the optimist.  He seems so happy and radiates with his big smile, you can feel his love and enthusiasm for all those in Peru.  He loves being a Missionary.

After we said our Goodbye's, he knew I wouldn't end the call so he said "ok I have to go" then held up 3 fingers and said "three, two, one" showing 2 fingers then 1 then made a heart shape with his hands and then pushed the Disconnect button.

Someone posted the below on a Missionary Moms Facebook page. I thought it was great.

This was written by a counselors in an Idaho Bishopric.....

One of my new favorite Mothers Day things on FB is the pictures of all the mothers who are skyping with their sons and daughters while serving the Lord around the world.
For those who wonder why LDS missionaries only are allowed to call home on Christmas and Mothers Day, I say this: There are probably no two people more important to a young child's development than Christ, and that child's mother. No one loves a child like Christ, and that child's mother.
It's only logical then, that a child who is able to commune with a loving Father in Heaven and His Son whenever, is provided additional--special--opportunities to similarly stay in touch with his or her mother.
In the words of Helaman, as recorded in the Book of Mormon, who was relating the account of 2000 brave sons--children--who fought on behalf of their homes, their liberty, their lives--and were protected by God against all enemies (Alma 56:47-48):"Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them."And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it."

To all the mothers who have sons and daughters serving God around the world, I say "thank you for raising strong, righteous children." There is likely no better gift they can give you, and no better testament to your motherly abilities than to know they are following God and doing what He wants them to do at this time.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May The Fourth Be With You - 2015

My area is awesome!! We have awesome investigators! This week should be awesome, we have a baptism and we are also going to the temple! The ward is great but wow there are so many things to fix up here with the leadership and with the families and a little drama and just a bunch of stuff, and I'm determined to help make this ward a lot better than what it is right now. (D&C 88:119) I was thinking about it and I was like "wait, why is it my responsibility to have to come here and fix everything, I'm only 19, I'm not from here, why am I expected to do all of this" and the same motto that we've always had came to mind, well, "If not me, then who? If not now, then when?" I have a very specific calling, to invite others to come unto Christ. Invite those who don't know the Gospel, invite those who have once known it and have left it, and to invite every single other member to improve. I'm only 19, I'm not from here, but the Lord has a job for me to do, me in specific, and Im going to fulfill this job with all that I can. I have to make the difference, because if I don't, no one will, if I don't do it now... when will it happen. I love this work so much and I am so proud of where I come from, my past, how I have made mistakes, but instead of falling in them and giving up, using them to elevate and build me to who I am now and who I still have to become. I am so grateful that I am not perfect, because every single day that I trust in the Lord and work harder to be better than I was yesterday I know I can improve, and I can also use these experiences to help others raise up as well. Life is amazing! One step at a time! Love you so much have an amazing week!

*Old area with J and district (my fist district as district leader)
*A good lunch, called carapulcra, with a way cool family baptism of M
*Last night in villa hermosa, with the pension family, some scenery
*Pants ripped moving some entertainment centers with a less active family, one last pic of J from the last pension, and the new area!


Elder Lambson :)