Friday, January 30, 2015

Elder Pincock's update for Jan 12th, 19th and 26th

Jan 12th, 2015

Hola Amigos,

We had a great week this week! We're finally finally starting to see some success from our work here in Ambo. We had 11 new "investigadores" and 5 of them came to church.  We also had 8 less active members come to church which was awesome.  The problem is that very few of them stay for the 3 hours, but it's a good start. 

The funniest thing that happend this week was during a lesson. I set my backpack down next to me. When the lesson was done, I put my backpack on and I realized it was covered in fire ants... During the entire lesson it was on top of an ant hole, and they starting biting me like crazy and so I'm still a little itchy from the other day... 

I've been reading a lot in Acts this week and a part that's awesome is in Acts 5:40-42
"And when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."

It made me think about how I would feel if I was beaten. Would I be able to walk away happy and rejoicing that I suffered for my testimony and I was able to feel just a taste of what Christ had to go through when he suffered for us? 
It's something we can all think about, and evaluate how strong our testimony really is. If we're not willing to give everything including our own lives for Christ, we aren't a true disciple. 

There was as Elder named Elder Jones in our mission that passed away this week. Him and his wife were serving as a couple working on family history, and he got very sick a few weeks ago, and now passed away. I admire him for the way he died, while serving the Lord. It made me think about the question Alma asks in The Book of Mormon, that if we died in this moment, would we be prepared to meet God?  Something to think about during the week. 

I love and miss you all, and hope you have a good week!

Our Bishop

Our ward mission leader (AKA, our pension's husband)

Jan 19th, 2015

Hola todos!

We had another good week here in Ambo, and we're starting to find more and more investigators and have more and more success with them which is great. We did a fast as a zone this week, and definitely saw the blessings from fasting. Sometimes we forget that God has already given us all we need, and its up to us to use the tools he gives us, and I testify that fasting is one of them. 

We had a family of investigators come to church, and found a lot of new good investigators this week. It truly is through small and simple things we acheive the bigger things in life, but it completely depends on us to do the small and simple things. Other than that, we had a normal but good week, and we're just moving forward and working hard because that's what we're here for. 

I love and miss you all tons, and hope yall have a good week!

Jan 26th, 2015

Hola, had a great week here in Ambo,  with a bunch of funny experiences. 

The best one was a dog bit me one night and ripped my pant leg which was pretty funny, it didn't really bite the skin just ruined my pants... haha 

I've been teaching English classes in the church, and this week a bunch of little kids came and I taught them head shoulders knees and toes in English and I felt like my mom when she was a preschool teacher... but it was super fun! 

We knocked doors like crazy this week, and found 13 new investigators by doing so which was awesome! We're starting to see more and more success from our hard work, and hopefully we'll have some baptisms this next month in Feburary. 

The training is going well with my companion, and he's starting to get the hang of the mission life little by little.. 

This week I have to go to Huancayo for a district leader conference so that should be fun getting to see some of my old companions that I haven't seen for a while. 

Everything is going great here in Ambo, and I love and miss you all tons!
Futbol time

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