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Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday. February 22. 2016-Week 80

Some of the kids that come on visits with us!


Elder Wilson and Gino.

Elder need to say anything more hahahahahaha!!

Mi Familia

Hey family!! I was just showing all the guys here in the office all of the videos that you sent me and some of them were serious hits haha!! The best one was the one when Tate was long boarding and then out of no where he just screamed out "Dude......I'm Flying"!!!!!! Just how he said it was awesome because it was just a white guy accent and we don't hear white people accents any more hahahahahaha!! So good work on the videos. 

I was laughing when you were writing about Tate practicing on the other side of the planet and driving super long because it just made me remember driving him to flipping practice every day!! Leaving like an hour early to beat that nasty eagle traffic.....don't miss that at all!! Aren't you glad that the Tater can drive now?!

Hey ya keep me updated on BYU lax I haven't heard anything about them until now!! But glad that they kicked Boise States butt!!! Down with Mundy!!!!!!

There was a crazy rain storm last night!! The streets around where we live are completely full of water and people here basically just use motorcycles haha so all of these crazy peruanos are flying around on their motorcycles in huge rivers full of water hahahahaha it is super funny to see!! But ya I'll send pictures of it because the rain fell hard last night!!

I have officially turned the office into a gym!! We are getting up early every morning to just go hard and all of the Elders are loving it haha!! We all do T 25 together in the morning and I am 100% sure that we could make our own work out videos because we are awesome!! So ya every morning the office is seriously organized, choreographed, and full of sweaty men hahaha just like back at home hahahaha!!!!!   

So this week for us was really good. First off we have our next baptism ready. Hermano Juan Orosco is getting baptized this Sunday!! We are super excited for him and it has been super awesome to see all of the changes that he has done to get ready for his big day. I just remember when we started working with him and when he started reading the Book of Mormon. He started feeling the blessings in his life and from there on he hasn't missed a Sunday at church and is just completing all of our invitations that we have given him. He is dedicated and ready to do whatever it takes to keep getting these promised blessings. The coolest thing about him is that he was a reference from another area. They just sent us his name and address and now he is getting baptized!!! Just a lesson for us. If you ever hear about anyone who wants to hear more about the gospel don't hesitate to send the reference to the missionaries. So ya please pray a ton for him this week he needs your help. 

We found a lot of awesome new people to teach this week but about half way through the week we decided to try knocking doors in a different part of our area. We usually work on the poorer side of town because the people are a little more receptive but for like the last 3 days of this week we decided that we were going to go and knock all the doors of the richer side of town. So we took off to do it and wow they destroyed us!! In 3 days we knocked like 200 doors and we only got into one house!! We just knocked and knocked and they just didn't want anything and I cant' figure out why!! Everyone and I repeat EVERYONE needs the gospel in their lives but these people are just having the hardest time understanding it. So on the last day of the week we just refocused ourselves and went at it again but once again that neighborhood just kicked our trash!! I mean even the little old ladies that are usually super sweet were slamming doors in our faces!! We tried different tactics, we shared different messages, we did it all but they just wouldn't budge. So on Sunday at church we had a really interesting lesson. Our teacher of gospel principles is a returned missionary. She finished her mission about a year ago and helps us a ton in the work but she gave a super awesome lesson this week about prayer. But what got to me more than anything was a phrase that she used. She said, Ayuno y oracion quitan la maldiciĆ³n (prayer and fast get rid of the curse). Well at first I didn't think anything about it because I was like well I haven't done anything to be cursed or to have my area cursed but then I really started thinking. Maybe we haven't been cursed in our area but God is just really trying to help us realize that we aren't putting enough confidence in Him. We are working and studying and praying and lots of great and important stuff but there is always more that we could be doing!! I decided right then and there that some power fasting was going to take place this week so that God can feel even more of our confidence in Him and so that he can give us the blessings that we need to have success in this difficult area. So today we started our fast and we still haven't gone out and worked in that area yet, and I will give yall and update about it next week, but I am 100% sure that we will find people to teach over there this week. Sometimes when it feels like we are doing everything good and we are having success is when we need to check our lives more than ever because I tell you what there is and always will be something that every single one of us can do better to gain the confidence and blessings of the Lord in our lives. So pray for us so that we can find the chosen people in Santa Isabel!!!!

I was also thinking a lot about the temple this week and how much I miss it!! It's a big change from going to the temple 1 time a week to not going for the last 19 months. I just hope that you are all taking advantage of the huge blessings of the temple. Tate are you still going with your friends in the morning? Don't take the temple for granted and just go!!!!

This week I have been ponderizing Alma 29:9. Check it out. 

That all for now. Thanks for all you guys are doing to help me in the mission. I really do feel your prayers. Keep being awesome and kicking butt back at home. Always look for missionary opportunities!! I love you all so much and I'm always praying for you. 

Much Love 

Elder Wilson

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