Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015

These have been a couple of awesome weeks! 

We are working a lot with the less families here and its so awesome!! Practically everyone has a wide knowledge of what they need to do, but the problem is the desire to do it. So what we do is teach the doctrine and show how amazing are the blessings that they aren't receiving. 

Imagine that God is just sending us down blessing like rain, but sometimes our decisions make it like we are putting up an umbrella and impeding these blessings from reaching us. Put away your umbrella! Let God bless your lives and allow him to change your heart! He is the only one that is capable of making this change in our lives, but we are the only ones capable of allowing him to do it! What is stopping you from allowing the blessings from heaven change your life? 

Love you so much! Make good choices! You are a child of God! Don't forget it!



Elder Lambson :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

I stayed in my area! Yes! I am still with my "son" (his greenie)! Yes! Haha I'm having a really good time! There is sooo much work to do here and I am so stoked that we stayed here. My district is the same because the other 2 Elders stayed the same as well! We are having a lot of success and there have been so many awesome changes in the ward! Everything is shooting up! We haven't had a real Ward Mission Leader for 3 months! Ever since I got here. But finally we have a sweet Ward Mission Leader who was set apart yesterday who we already know because he is awesome, he served in Mexico, and just got home from is mission about 3 years ago. The members here are so awesome and I have great relationships with all of them. I love being a missionary, sometimes its tough but you gotta sift through to mud to find the Gold!

I pray for you always and I sure hope that things are more than well there at home. There are soo many strong members there at home, and sometimes we think that there is no one else cause we are all already members, but you have to search, ponder and pray! There are people everywhere that need their thirst of the Everlasting Gospel quenched! Think of the love that Jesus had for us when he suffered on the cross... He didn't do it just for me, or just for you. He did it for every single person to ever live but they don't know that until one us tells them! Be bold, every member is a missionary and everyone of us can change a life. D&C 18:10-16 the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. I know this work is true, it requires diligence, and passion. Most of all it requires charity. I love you all so much and I pray that you will also have the blessings and opportunities to work in this amazing work as well. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Have a great week!!!


Elder Lambson :)

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

I am so happy about all of the youth going out and serving (gave him an update on current Calls) !! These really are the best two years! Not the best 2 years OF our life but the best 2 years FOR our lives!! We learn sooo much!! We have to take advantage of every single experience and trial that our Heavenly Father gives us! Apart from learning a whole new language, in what ever mission you serve, state side or out, you learn to speak the language of the spirit, which is the most important language that we can ever learn. The most important thing we can do is develop every single one of the amazing gifts God gives us and the Gift of the Holy Spirit is definitely the most important of all of them. (D&C 11:12-14)

I love this ward so much and I love my district! There are Transfers tomorrow and I really don't want to go haha, we still don't know but I sure hope I stay!! We are still playing soccer every morning and I love it! I am so much better than Parker and Kaden now! haha.

We are having so much progress with the less active families that we are visiting and they are all so awesome!! I love finding new people to teach and helping them put their lives in order!! How amazing is that! We are helping drug addicts, alcohol addicts, every type of family problem, and we, through the spirit of God, are able to make huge differences for these people! I can't imagine it, where would I be if I wasn't serving a mission. It really is amazing how God can take someone as bad as me, and make me into such an influence in helping the lives of others who's needs are much greater. That really is completing the doctrine of Mosiah 3:19 that basically says ''Put off the natural man and let the Atonement of Christ change you completely'' Always learning, and improving. 

To finish, this week we saw a miracle! There is a less active family that we have been teaching, Monday night when we were on the way back to the house it was about 8:40 and we never start lessons after 8:30 but we felt strongly to pass by this house to at least say hi and make sure everything was okay. We got there and only their daughter was home, we talked a minute, everything goin good and before saying bye like always we ask¨Hay algo mas que podemos hacer para ayudar¨ (something else we can do to help?  she tells us, ¨yeah we lost our dog a few days ago if you could please keep an eye out for him.¨Yeah lo maximo, so we go about our week, don't really think much about it. Thursday coming home from the district meeting, way down where the buses get off, we start walking and out of no where, we see a familiar dog approaching us. It was him! The lost dog! He recognized us and came. So we called the family and stayed with him until the mom came to get him and when they were reunited it was such a special moment! But the thing more amazing is that they came to church this Sunday and when we visited them in the night they said ¨Wow, we were so happy when our dog came back, and it made us think, how happy our Heavenly Father must be when we come back to him.¨ It was the best.

God really does guide us, the small and simple things that sometimes we dont understand at the moment, all ways have a grand purpose in the plan of God. There are miracles everywhere and we have to be alert to the whispers of the spirit . God works in mysterious ways, we need to always be humble enough to follow his will and he will bless us immensely.


Elder Lambson :)

July 6, 2015

Well this week was super awesome! We are keeping strong inviting so many people to come visit us at church and taking out so many visits to come back, this week is full of visits of people that we met this week to come back and teach. The people are super open to listen, its just the fact of understanding sometimes. 

We had some awesome things that happened this week! of our recent converts from the end of May got to go to the Temple this week to be baptized for some of her ancestors!! The other awesome things was that my companion got to baptize his first convert! She shared her testimony afterwards and wow, powerful. She is going to be a true convert! It's awesome this work. It's super fun, super trying, and wow super worth it. I have grown so much spiritually and am learning such amazing things that I am applying every day. Very humbling as well. All around, unbelievable. God Lives.

1 year in the mission! 4th of July zone meeting with Elder Peterson (from Arizona) who is from my group, high fiving for one year down.

The Baptism, my companion baptized her and it was awesome. She is a true convert.


Elder Lambson :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June 29, 2015 - One Year Mark

This was a pretty good week! Wow it went by soooo fast!! Can you believe... On Thursday I have a whole year in the mission!!! Holy cow! We have lots of potential in this area! There are some really great people and families that we are working with! Wow I was so happy on Sunday because we had 3 of the less active families that we are working with come to church!!! So awesome!! 3 more families that filled up the rows in the sacrament, 3 more families to participate in the classes, 3 more that chose to follow the Lord on his Sabbath day instead of doing what the rest of the world is accustomed to doing, it really was an amazing feeling. Two of the wife's of the families came and they saw each other and hugged and were so happy see each other after so much time, "wow you came today too! its so good to see you!" haha it was a great moment. We have had some awesome experiences this week following the advise of the Prophets to "open your mouth" and "talk with everyone" with Spanish, I'm also learning a little bit of the native language here called Ketchhua, and its so fun to talk with the little old ladies and start little conversations with them and then invite them to the church, some actually came this week haha it was awesome!! We are happy while we are serving. 

Thank you for everything mom! I love you so much and I am so happy for such an amazing life that you and My Father in Heaven have given me. I hope that you guys are also taking every opportunity to serve and love God and your Neighbor, the two great commandments. Be Happy!!! Have a great week! I love you so much and say hi to the family and friends for me!!

We went to some old Catholic chapels, the same one we went to a few months ago with the grave under neath its pretty awesome. Saw some real skeletons. There are so many pigeons out front!! And me with my two sons (Companions he has trained)! Some fun p days and we keep playing soccer every single morning at 5:30 loving every day!

Here is something he wrote to a family friend:

I like to be super creative when I contact people and I say something different every time haha. But one of my favorite things to say goes like this, Hey, I have something super amazing, and I want to share it with you so you know its amazing too! haha The Gospel really is amazing and its so cool to share the things that make us happy. I also love the example that we read in 1 Nephi 8 when Lehi eats the fruit of the tree of life the first thing he wants to do is share it with his family and friends!! If I find something super cool, I'm not just going to keep it to myself, but share it with others so they know its great too! "Hey that's awesome!" "I know right." hahaha, share what you love and love what you share!! Have an amazing week!!!