The Work of Salvation and Revelation Waterfalls

So, you know how in the scriptures the Lord talks about how revelation will come upon us as dew from the heaven? Well, this week has just been a gigantic waterfall for us in the Perú Huancayo Mission. Let me get started.

Elder Cavero and me with our matching ties. We're loving being companions.

Elder Cavero and me with our matching ties. We’re loving being companions.

A HUGE parade of school kids came by our room again.

A HUGE parade of school kids came by our room again.

First and foremost, the Zone Leaders had a meeting with President Henderson this week, as they always do at the beginning of the month, and there was something very interesting that they talked about. They talked about the new Mission Plan that the Northeast South America Area has devised to move the work of the Lord along. The plan is basically the old plan, but revised and with a way to report. The plan is basically treating all members as investigators, especially less active ones. The mission is moving from “knocking doors” to really working with members and fortifying Zion. The plan is that in Ward Council the individual organizations will be selecting five families each for us missionaries to visit and teach just as we would investigators. We report how things are going to our mission leaders and Ward Council just as we would with Investigators. Then, as we teach these families, we ask for references, but more importantly we ask if anyone in the family has any need of receiving ordinances or renewing them. It really just helps us fulfill our purpose which is inviting ALL to come to Christ. It makes me super excited!

Another thing that I really loved this week came from General Conference. We should focus on calling our work “The Work of Salvation” and not missionary work. President Monson and Elder Dube both mentioned it that way, I think.  It really focuses all members on what the real point of missionary work is. It is helping The Father in His ultimate goal: to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man! Just think about helping at least one person receive the ordinances and learn the things that they need to receive their own salvation! What a marvelous work EXCLAMATION POINT! (You should all read those talks!)

From conference, I loved more than anything what President Monson said about missionary work.  “Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lord’s vineyard to bring souls unto him.” We are really supposed to work together and really get things done. They even said that NOW is the time of which the Lord said that He would hasten his work. Things are getting more exciting out here, and the work is moving onward!

It was really great because I got to watch all of conference in ENGLISH! AND I saw the entire thing for the first time as a missionary!  We were set up in the Stake Center.  They had a big projector for everyone to watch, and then put us Gringos in a smaller room with the English feed.

Other than that, there aren’t too many events to talk about this week. I’m just super excited to get to work. I’m sure I’ll be able to talk more about some of our adventures this week. I’m just too excited to talk about anything other than how excited I am for this work to move forward!

Well, I’m off to an adventure!

With many llamas,

David

El Negro (I think it's called). He's part of a specific dance with a sword. It is pretty cool!  Elder Johnson and Elder Cayo are part of my district and came with us for a day to preach in Viques.

El Negro (I think it’s called). He’s part of a specific dance with a sword. It is pretty cool! Elder Johnson and Elder Cayo are part of my district and came with us for a day to preach in Viques.

This is how the Cholitas (more Inca-like women) dance and dress out here. They really enjoy colorful skirts.

This is how the Cholitas (more Inca-like women) dance and dress out here. They really enjoy colorful skirts.

A statue of a tradional dancer in Viques, a small town that we visited this week. He looks super happy.

A statue of a tradional dancer in Viques, a small town that we visited this week. He looks super happy.

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