Friday, May 30, 2014

May 20th and May 26th Update

May 20th, 2014

Hola Amigos!
Yesterday we had an awesome zone P-Day. We hiked up to a mountain called Huaytapallana. The altitude was over 5,000 meters so I'm not sure what that is in feet but its around 16,000 so it was really really high up! 

The hike was a little over 2 hours after driving almost two hours up in the mountains. The air was so thin which made it really hard to breathe and the hike was really hard for some of the people. I had a pretty bad headache, but so did everybody else… 

It was still awesome, and so pretty when we finally got to the top. It was freezing cold, but the adrenaline was what kept me excited the entire time! 

This past week while we were in Huachac for a family home evening, a lady came in the house crying and screaming for her husband. Everybody was kinda freaked out so we went to her house next door to see what happened. Her car was like on fire and the engine had a little explosion while she was inside. Everybody was running around screaming like crazy, so we helped them calm down and nobody ended up getting hurt which was good, but still it was just a little crazy… 

Also, we got a reference from some guy in our ward, and the reference turned out to be an ex bounty hunter and killed like a ton of people. So needless to say, we don't have permission to visit him... Luckily the guy lives in the area of the other Elders… haha!

This week went by super fast and I'm really happy to be in such a good area and training. My companion and I get along really well which is awesome! I love and miss all of you tons and hope you all have a great week!

Love Elder Pincock

May 26th, 2014

This week was a little colder, and I can't believe we're almost in June! I can't believe how fast the time is flying here, but at the same time I really wish that it wasn't passing so fast. I love being here and I want my time to pass slower in the mission. They say the coldest month here is July so it's good I'm here in Huancayo it could be a lot worse like in Cerro de Pasco… 

We had a good week this week and found a lot of more awesome people that we're teaching. There are so many investigators we have so close to getting baptized, so hopefully it all starts falling into place soon. 

Something cool I was studying this week was in John 6. when Christ does the miracle of feeding the 5 thousand, then walks on water to meet the apostles during the storm in the early morning. When they get off the boat, the people Christ fed were looking for him because they just wanted more food, knowing that he had the power to do so. All the people just wanted something so temporal and worldly like food that only satifies us for a short period of time. 

Christ then explained in verse 35 that "I am the bread of life, and he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." I love that He uses the example of hunger and thirst, something physical, and changes it to a spiritual meaning. 

He explains that in the time of Moses, even though he provided manna, the people died, but through Christ we will never die, or have thirst or hunger and be spiritually full, because Christ is the bread of life. 

I love and miss you all like crazy, and hope this week is a good one and everybody is enjoying their summer.

Love, Elder Pincock

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