Sunday, June 5, 2016

Traveling Everywhere - May 30, 2016

Hello Everyone! Well this week was a week for traveling all over this side of Oaxaca! We started out this week by doing splits with Elder Forsyth and Elder Madrid in Puerto Angel. This place is where everyone says is the most beautiful in all of Oaxaca. It is a small fishing town on the coast that has hardly been touched by any of the tourism and I got to go work there for a day. It was a really hard day because we were basically walking up hills everyday and the phrase Uphill Both Ways really applied to this day. But we were able to find this awesome guy named Jugo that accepted us right off the bat and we had a really spiritual lesson with him. He accepted everything that we gave to him and said that he wanted to learn all that he could about the gospel. It was a super awesome experience to find him and see that it takes time and a lot of effort to find the chosen ones of the Lord. Before we found him we had been contacting for 2 hours trying to find someone to teach. It was an awesome experience to be with Elder Forsyth for the day and to be able to learn from him and see his excitement for the work. The next day we got back and had to take a 4 hour bus ride to Juchitan for our Leadership Council with President Madsen. We were able to learn about how we can Minister to those that are in need of our help. President Madsen did something different and told us to go look for scriptures that can uplift someone in need. We took 20 minutes and afterwards we shared what we had learned. It was a time where we learned by the spirit and only by the spirit. It was one of the greatest learning experiences of my mission and it made me so grateful that I am here to teach to learn and learn to teach. My scripture that I was able to find to help someone in need and to help us as well to minister to those in need was Doctrine and Covenants 121:45-46. This learning experience gave us a whole new level of what we need to be in hard times, that we need to focus on how we can improve ourselves to come closer to the savior. We were able to apply this priciple more to our investegators Omar and Andres. They continue to learn so much and grow in the gospel. They are being prepared by the spirit and they too have been chosen ones for us to have the blessing to prepare. And I know it is because we have found teachings to apply to ourselves through them. I am so thankful that we have the chance to draw near unto Christ through Virtue and Charity towards others. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Elder Peterson
Contacting with Elder Forsyth in Puerto Angel
Leadership Council in Juchitan

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