Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

We went to the center again Monday! It was sweet. In front of a huge super old Catholic church. We went in and saw lots of old artifacts, and also the huge grave underneath with the skeletons.

This was a truly great week. We worked so hard with out stopping! Vision, Goals, and Plans. Plan A B and C and when in doubt....

Contact. We shared the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ this week with 78 new people! We had 12 new investigators this week alone, and we are close to rescuing 4 less active families.23 lessons in total this week. There is one sister that will be baptized the 4th of July! 2 days after I complete 1 year in the mission!!! I Don't care about the numbers. I'm not here to say I have high numbers, but the numbers represent how hard you are working. And I truly can say I am here to work hard. One of my best friends in the mission who went home in March is Elder Haught. In his last transfer of the mission he hit every single goal of excellence every single week 25 lessons, 70 contacts, 10 new investigators, and 1 new with baptismal date. And I thought wow that is so awesome that he was able to finish so strongly! But recently I thought, why do I have to wait..? I'm going to do it right now and every single transfer for the next year I am here. I have to take advantage of my time here and do all I can with it! 

My companion has just barely 4 weeks in the mission and he is loving it! He can get distracted easily so that's why I don't want to leave any space unoccupied. We plan efficiently, but when those plans fall through, we don't waste time, we search for unknown addresses of members and contact everyone we can. Of these 78 new people that we shared the Gospel with, a very small percent of them really were interested, only a few accepted that we visit them in their house to teach them more, such a small percent. But, when I meet someone by sharing the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with them, it makes me happy. It gives me strength, and most importantly, I feel the spirit. 

We are all Children of God, and sadly, there are so many people that don't know this piece of such amazing information. Even if people spit at me, send their dogs out, slam the door in my face, don't accept our message.... the least I can do is let them know that they are children of God and by loving them no matter what, we can help them feel even just a small part of how much God really does love every single one of his children. It is the best! I can speak Spanish! The Lord has given us special gifts to do all we can here! We have to take advantage of every single moment! Because if we don't..... who will? Love you guys so so much and I am loving every minute here in Peru! Have a great week!


Elder Lambson :)

The Lambson-Talley family motto is: If not me? Then who? If not now? Then when?
Los Lomas de Huaycan

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

Wow! We found lots of new families to teach this week, it was very rewarding, we walked and walked and walked and knocked and talked and walked some more this week. Haha full of trials, this is my hardest area so far and with the responsibilities on top I am full every second of the day. Im loving it!

Like I´ve always said from my favorite scripture D&C 58:27 a man should be always anxiously engaged in a good cause. Haha things are great, my zone is awesome, my district is awesome, our pension is the bomb, she cooks so good and she is hilarious, she always talks with us about everything haha, every funny experience that we each day. Its a blast. I am really enjoying the time here on my mission. I really feel needed and like an essential part in these peoples life and their relationships with God. I know that God is giving me the experiences that I need now to develop attributes that I will need in the future. More than anything, patience. I'm training again, and wow my first trainee was a little angel fallen from heaven. We were able to just go out and do work. But with this new trainee/companion its taking a little more effort, a lot more patience and a lot more love. He is tough but I know he needs me and I will not give up.

We don't have anyone with a baptism date right now but we are looking hard to find "los elegidos" the chosen ones.

My scripture for this month is D&C 123:17
Por tanto, muy queridos hermanos, hagamos con buen ánimo cuanta cosa esté a nuestro alcance; y entonces podremos permanecer tranquilos, con la más completa seguridad, para ver la salvación de Dios y que se revele su brazo.

This scripture is amazing. It's my motivation for this month and its so true. I love you guys so much! Remember to serve those around you, when you feel down, think about what others could be going through, I promise you that as you forget about yourselves and help others, your personal problems will solve them selves on their own. Have an amazing week!

I got the package you sent, haha I love everything! I still have the jacket that you sent me last year and yes it is still working miracles I love it haha  (2 questions I had asked him in my email to him)

The is of a tree up on a hill side and you can see how foggy it is!

Elder Lambson :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8, 2015

We had transfers this week! My old companion was called to be a zone leader in Campoy! I'm so stoked for him! He has an amazing story, when he was 9 his mom died of an illness, and when he was 12 his dad died of a heart attack. He has 3 older brothers and the 4 of them took each other of them selves alone working hard. With time the 4 of them were baptized and he says the Faith in God and the blessings are what kept them alive. He being the youngest of the 4 reached the age to be able to leave on the mission and they made the choice to leave together, they sold the house and almost everything they had, and 3 of the 4 brothers left for the mission the same day, one to Chile, and the other two to different places in Peru. 

When we were put together as companions, he was at a hard time in the mission, he had 19 months and was a little depressed and confused. The two of us were able to work together and forget about our selves and put all of our efforts towards the work of God, We really had lots of trials like not having a Ward Mission leader the whole transfer, having very difficult leaders and other problems in the ward, and in many occasions we came back just exhausted from climbing the hills all day long, but we were able to follow the guidance of the Spirit and give it everything we had and I can tell you that we literally saw miracles from God. This last transfer was the fire that we needed, to mold and shape us into the kind of missionaries the God needs. My companion left being a Zone Leader and I stayed here and Im now the District Leader and I am also training again. 

And now I want to tell you my second son and new companion Elder Granda from Ecuador is also the best! His testimony has truly inspired me. Our area lives up to its name "Las Lomas" the hills, and more hills. He is a guy with a little more weight, not the best physique but he climbs those hills like an animal. He has to wait for a while at the top to catch his breath but every time we climb I love what he says to him self, "Its all for the Lord, its all for the Lord, these people need me." Its such a blessing to see a young missionary with such motivation and to know that God is trusting in me to help mold this excitement that he has and make him into a great missionary and servant of God to keep changing the lives of others through the spirit and his sweet and true testimony. 

We are now working with our recent converts to be able to bring them to the Temple! The Temple is the Goal! Never forget it. Families can be together forever!

Elder Lambson :)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

June 1, 2015

I'm so happy that you guys are living life to the fullest! I am too! Things are going so great! Baptism every week for the past 3 weeks! M and E are doing awesome!! And this week I got to baptize C! He is as old as Parker! 16 haha and he is the best!!! Such a cool kid, he just moved here from Argentina with his uncle who is a member and they have been coming and we were able to teach C and he got baptized this Saturday! They work in a little computer repair shop and fix computers from what ever problem, external or internal and they are really smart. It's been so cool teaching them there, and also super cool to be able to learn with videos and Mormon Messages helps a lot. It has been a great transfer! Today is already the last day and I'll let you know what happened next week! Keep being amazing! Love you soo much!!

Elder Lambson :)