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Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

The week did not start out strong. 
On wednesday we only had 6 lessons in total for the whole week. We had a really great planning that night and we put goals on what we were going to change and the effort we were going to put. We knew that it was still possible to achieve excellency in many indicators. 
Saturday night we needed 15 more contacts and ask for 16 more referrals so we put the goal for sunday to reach these numbers, we talked to everyone all day in the street and ended up having three new investigators and we took out many visits for this week! We reached the goal! As we felt satisfied after reaching the goal the desire to keep doing it wasn't as strong, yeah we got it now we don't have to do any more. But as we were on the way to our first planned lesson of the day we felt very strong to knock on a door that we pass by almost every day. I thought, we already met the goals, just go to the visit. But the spirit strongly testified to go, that its not for the numbers, but to change lives. So we went, and we met a family of three who had received a pamphlet of the Restoration from a friend who lives far and were praying for missionaries to find them. 

I am so so grateful for the blessing that it is to be influenced by the Holy Ghost. I know Im not perfect, but I know God has higher knowledge and higher ways, as I continue striving to be better I feel him using me in more occasions to bless his children. 

The gift that I want to give him this Christmas is show him that I can be worthy of his Holy Spirit by forcing my self even more and honestly overcoming the natural man than is with in me.
With my companion Elder Herazo, from the colombian coast and Elder Quadas new comp 

Chillin with the comp

Pday, we played capture the flag in the forest, I had the idea that we could do it like a St George snowball fight so we bought all the flour and everyone brought a pair of 
(clean) socks! It was so cool!

Another Chosica Sunset

Elder Lambson :)

November 23, 2015

Pic of the Baptism of the other Elders! The pensions daughter. My new comp, Colombiano. We had 10 investigators from our sector come to church today! The work is speeding up!! Love you!

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

Waiting for some recent converts to get changed to go teach them in the chapel.

Laying on the ground.... In the street.... I got sick again haha, only through out the night and up till about mid day, so it wasn't as bad as last time, but it was pretty much exactly the same thing. The usual. The members are like "when are you not sick" hahaha. Its all good, it's worth it!

Fun to hear about SCHS football and the family and all the friends!! Time flies right? This was a cool week. A couple got baptized from the other Elders in our ward, Elder Quada and Elder Romero. They each baptized one of them. It was cool to see him going out baptizing. Elder Romero finishes his mission today. It was a cool way to finish his mission.

Our district is super fun. We had a great transfer and really have been working so hard. We will have a lot of baptisms in December, all of the new years resolutions are going to be "Stay Pure" haha. Our investigator who is missing one leg, came to church this week, he was super happy that they finally fixed the elevator in the chapel. (I know, how crazy right, we have an elevator) he kept making the joke "they finally paid the electricity bill" haha. He is a cool dude, he really enjoyed the classes and being with the high priests. We have two new really great investigators. They have come to church 2 times now and they are so awesome! They have been members of a local church for a long time and know so much about the Bible, and now that they have learned about the Restoration it all makes so much since to them and they already look like active members haha. They have a baptism date for the first week of December if everything goes well! :)

Its been a great few months with Elder Montoya! We have been a great companionship. Today there are transfers, I have no clue whats going to happen! Ill let you guys know who my new comp is next week :) Everything is going so good! Im just trying to take advantage of every single moment! Before we know its already Christmas and I have 6 months til I'm home! Wow! I love you so much!! Thanks for everything! Have an awesome week!

Elder Lambson :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 9, 2015

We went to Gamarra this week. A huge huge huge shopping center, literally a town of stores. We bought district Peru jerseys . Mine says Lambsonsito and we put the Ward on the bottom but instead of Moyopampa we put MoyoPimpin haha. The district is legit.

Elder Quada is from North Carolina. We are having an awesome time here. Elder Romero goes home next week and I'm pretty sure my companion is getting transferred too. We had 8 investigators come to church this week and 3 are on track for baptism here soon.  One is 20, 21 and 70.  He only has 1 leg he is so cool! It's cool that we are finding lots and lots of people to teach, I love being busy. I am sooo tired but I love it, its so worth it, every moment counts.

We had interviews today. President said he is very happy with my work, I feel really good too. Content but never satisfied ;) Lots of work to do and not that much time to do it. Lots of lots of people that have to repent. Repentance is so so special, and I am sooo grateful that I also have been able to repent and I continue every day to make a real change. We can not be afraid of repentance, it is the true way to apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our lives and we need to embrace it and take advantage of the blessing that it is. I'm so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the blessings that it brings me it my life, the blessings that He gives me.

Have a better week than what you had this week, smile, be happy, God loves you and so do I!! 
The new room (so sweet!)

Peruvian Chosica sunset

I love my camera, but I love the scenery even better
Elder Lambson :)

November 2, 1015

So I realize that I don't really tell you guys a whole lot that goes on every week. Some people say everything they write in their planners but I just say how cool life is and all that I'm learning. So I guess today is the day I finally tell some stories of whats going on. 

Well, this week started with a good Pday on Monday as a district, we used the cookie recipe you sent and made chocolate chip cookies with two awesome recent convert families. We ate cookies and played with their monkey haha.
Tuesday, we taught lots of lessons and contacted almost 15 new people. 

Wednesday, we taught on the top of the mountain, the mom of the young girl who was baptized almost a month ago, her mom, and a few of the families that live close always all come to listen to us when we go up there, its like a small reunion that we do a few times a week. Its awesome, theres almost 10 people up there that always come to listen. 

Thursday, we started the day with service at the little pig farm in the middle of the jungle again. I sat down in the middle of the pig pin of some pigs that are like a month old now... They all started trying to eat my clothes and my shoes haha. Then we taught a really sweet lady who works for some recent converts in their restaurant. She doesn't know how to read so it makes it a little bit harder for her to understand things, but we were able to teach with the spirit and more than understand the message, she was able to really feel the message. 
Friday, Friday was great, although we walked all day long, the day was great because we saw a miracle. There is a sister that is facing a few trials against debt and hasn't gone to church for a while because she doesn't want to lose the income on Sunday. Here in Peru, the biggest shopping day is Sunday and it's where lots of people make big earnings for the whole week. But last week we taught how God blesses us when we make sacrifices and obey his commandments. She built up enough faith to trust in the promise and to trust in God and for the first time in a long time she closed her doors on Sunday, and came to the church with us! She told us on Friday about an experience that happened this week how she was walking in the street and kicked something by accident, she kept walking but then felt prompted to go back, she picked it up and saw 800 soles (about $270 US dollars) she looked around and waited for a long time but no one came so she prayed and said "thank you God. Although we teach that the blessings are more spiritual than temporal, God manifests himself to his children. He blesses us when we follow his commandments and he gives us what we need to believe in him. Money isn't going to fall from the sky for everybody, but God always keeps his promises and in one way or another, he always blesses the lives of those who obey his commandments. 

There are miracles all around us :) I promise that there are miracles every day, we just have to be able to recognize them. Have a great week! I love you!
Elder Lambson :)