Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

This was such an awesome week :) We went to the temple with a group of recent converts and some less actives that we were able to rescue. I have been to the temple a few times before but this week we were able to actually be witnesses of the baptisms and it was the coolest thing ever! Two that went from the group were 2 who I had baptized just a month ago. And then seeing them be baptized again, but for another person (the dead) in the temple was so amazing. Such a miracle and such a testimony builder to be in there with them. 

Jesus was baptized this week! :) His story is so awesome!!! One day we were walking down the street and I saw him, and I thought "That kid looks exactly like my recent convert from Villa Hermosa a year ago". So then a few days later we saw him again and I talked to him and he was just like "Hey Elders" haha it turns out that he is his Brother!! He lives here in vitarte but he had been going to church in his brothers ward for a month already. It turns out that he was receiving the discussions from the Elders there because they didn't know he lived over here. So we got that all sorted out and we were able to start him attending church over here and he was received by the ward so well. He loved it and was already participating in Seminary haha. We finished up the lessons yesterday and he ended up getting baptized on Saturday!! We made the arrangements possible so that his older brother (my convert from a year ago who we helped get married and baptized) could come and baptize him! It was sooo cool!! You could feel the spirit so strong to be in there with them. It was definitely one of the coolest experiences I've had in the mission. God is the one directing this amazing work and he knows where he needs us. They are such awesome converts!!

I have transfers!!! I'm going to what most likely will be my last area. I'm still going to be a zone leader, now in the zone of Santa Anita. My ward is called Univeral. It's right across the freeway from Villa Hermosa!! There is a huge chapel here (Seriously, huge! 3 stories) when I served in Villa Hermosa we would always point to the chapel and say "thats our church, have you heard of it?" haha. I'm stoked!!

I'm going to miss Elder Carter like crazy he has been such an awesome companion and we have worked so so hard together with the zone and in the area. I'm going to miss my area we have had so much success and so many more people who are close to baptism. (one this week :) But guess who is coming to replace me? Elder Quada! Who I was with in Moyopampa! They are going to be so awesome together! Im stoked. 

I love you so much!! Be strong!! Im praying for Joe!! Have an amazing week!
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Love,

Elder Lambson :)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 21, 2016

I (his mom) received an amazing email from Elder Lambson in reply to his Birthday, WOW, can't believe he is 20!

Monday- Super chill Pday. In our zone there aren't a whole lot of Elders who like to play sports unfortunately so the zone preference is just watch a movie and relax. I'd rather play sports but it's fine by me to just chill sometimes to :) We had an awesome family night with a single mom and a school teacher and she seriously is one of the best investigators you could ask for. She has such a true desire to change her life and become a new person. She has her baptismal date for the second of April. She is receiving a lot of help from the ward and already has a good relationship with many members. We found her contacting on the street.

Tuesday- We had a super cool district meeting, the district leaders did their thing, awesome training, and then us and the assistants pumped the zone up together big time and we put a new zone goal for each area to have 2 baptisms in the month of april and 2 rescues. We are in some of the best wards in the mission and we needed to step things up as a zone. We had an awesome day working hard with a cool return missionary who accompanied us until about 5. He had to go to the bank afterwards and he told us about how his home owner was telling him to get rid of his pet bunny, he had to take it to another members house. We offered to take it for him and he was very grateful because he didn't have much time. So yeah no big deal, we are walking down the busy street with a HUGE bunny (inside of its cage) and then we hear a whistle, we look behind and a police officer is coming up to talk with us! I had no idea what to do, I I thought "is it illegal to have a bunny like this?" 
so he comes up to us and says "Elders!" haha "Im a member from huachipa" (a near by ward) "I want you to go visit a family I know here." What a relief! He gave us an awesome reference of a family of 8!! Blessing come from service :)

Wednesday- We left with an awesome recent convert who always helps the elders. We contacted a lot of people and had quite a few lessons. We went and found the reference of the police officer and wow they need the gospel so much! They let us right in and stopped everything to listen to us. It turns out that one of the sons in addicted to internet games and was making really poor decisions and treating his family bad, we got there in the perfect time to be able to answer their prayers and help their son. We taught a great lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it blesses the families. They made a big change after visiting them 2 times this week and they came to church sunday! :)

Thursday- Another day similar to Wednesday we taught 6 lessons with investigators and less actives found some new people as well. We had a cool family night with a part member family and they bought us Chinese food haha.

Friday- We did a division with a near by group of elders, Elder Arg├╝ello from ecuador came with me, we had a really good day we taught some awesome lessons and then a family at the end of the day bought us pollo a la brasa which is one of the best fast foods here haha its kind of a big deal, its just really good chicken with a lot of fries and lots of sauces. I did 2 baptismal interviews, the two youths were very prepared and ready to be baptized :)

Saturday- My Birthday! Haha it went well! The pension made me a super cool cake, we celebrated there with the other elders and her family. It was simple and sweet. My pension is so nice. We keep saying that we are going to Machu Pichu together when I finish my mission at the end of June. We had a good day we worked our bums off, we found a couple of news to teach as well. We gave a blessing to the mom of a recently reactivated youth, who we are taking out with us to reactivate, she had hurt her back moving bricks in their humble little house. It was such an amazing feeling being out there in the middle of the pueblo in their little house with out a roof, giving a priesthood blessing under the night sky. Very spiritual experience. Then we went to the church for mission correlation that was at the church and we got to see part of the dance festival.

Sunday- A great way to finish off the week!! We had 8 investigators come to church.one iss going to be baptized this saturday (he has an awesome story I'll tell you next week), D came, part of the new family that I told you about and the family that live up on the top of the mountain that we found last week came again! :) 

I love giving everything I can in this amazing work. I know that I am nothing alone, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Im so grateful for the amazing experiences that God is giving me and I am so grateful for the blessing that I have had to make changes in my life, and to become a better person. Its not about me out here, its about the other people who are changed by what I do! The mission really is incredible and these two years are helping me so so much! The gospel is amazing and I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ!!
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Love,
Elder Lambson :)






Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 14, 2016

I had a great week this week!! We had another zone meeting and it was the best one yet!! We were planning on doing it this week, but the assistants told us that it had to be last week so we were obedient and prepared it all in one day! We were up until 12 last Monday haha but we were able to get it all ready. Tuesday morning we are there and the sister training leaders gave their little part, and they ended up using like half of the stuff that my comp and I were going to talk about!! So we had to wing a little bit of it but its okay because in the Gospel when you have to "wing it" you just need to trust in the Holy Ghost :) so thats what we did and WOW it turned out to be even better than what we were planning and it was exactly what the zone needed! The participation of each Elder was awesome and it was such a spiritual boost! We talked about the attributes of Jesus Christ, things we can control things we cant control, being diligent, about the zone and our indicators from January and February, and we talked about the conversion of the Anti-Lehi-Nephites. We finished with everyone writing down something that was stopping them from being a better person or a better missionary and we "buried" it in a jar of dirt. It was super cool, very symbolic as to "burying our weapons" and becoming better missionaries. 

As for the rest of the week, we had Elder Lynn G. Robbins from the presidency of the 70 come talk to our mission and it was soo cool!! But we lost a day of work because it was in the afternoon, so we worked even harder the other days of the week to make up for the day that we lost and we ended up having one of our best weeks! We found a new family of five that came to church this week because the guys sister is a member from another ward, she came to church with them and then we took out a lesson for later in the day, we get to the base of a hill side and we call him like he told us to.... HE LITERALLY LIVES IN THE LAST HOUSE ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN!! But its all good because they all want to be baptized. Haha I love the mission so much! This is the True Gospel of our Savoir Jesus Christ!

My comp Elder Carter is a stud, the zone is going super well, we are working towards our goals and achieving them! Everything is going awesome and we have the eyesight only on the the glory of the Lord! I Love you so much, have a great week! Be grateful for all of your many blessings! :)
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Love,
Elder Lambson :)







March 7, 2016


Spiritual experience of the week-

We are seeing many amazing things here in the area. Yesterday we felt the spirit so strong teaching a less active family the last lesson so that the mom and daughter could be rescued. (the dad was rescued last week) I was sharing my testimony with them and I just felt over come with happiness and I told them, we really do love you guys so much, we are so so happy for this great change that you have been able to see and all it took was to recognize things that you already knew. It is so important to treat less actives like investigators and just give them all the love you can. Unfortunately a big problem we see with less actives is that it turns into a routine with Mormon message videos etc, but if you satisfy their needs WITH the 5 missionary lessons, they will come back soo strong! We are planning on going to the temple with this family the 24th along with our Ward mission leader and some other recent converts and rescues to do work for the dead, and this family that I'm talking about is taking the classes to be sealed here in a couple of months!!! :) When we diligently do what we are supposed to do in the Lords way, not our way, he will always bless us more than we can even imagine!
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Love,
Elder Lambson :)