Monday, March 9, 2015

March 2nd, 9th

March 2nd, 2015


Well we had another great week and things are getting better every day in our area.  We knocked doors like crazy this week and found tons of new people to teach.  A few of them already accepted to get baptized.  I'm trying to be more aggressive Spiritually every day.  A lot of people complain about how some missionaries are overbearing or too bold, but we can never be too bold if people feel the love we have for them and realized that we are here to help.  I love just trying to go out and get things done especially since I'm training a newbie again. He's always so dead when we get home which reminds me how I was when I first started. Ha ha !

...speaking of being dead tired, check this pic out of a Hard day of missionary work!

We had an awesome activity this week on Saturday.  It was like "one day in the mission" for all the youth that are preparing to put in their mission papers within the next couple years.  We studied with them in the morning, did practices, and gave classes just like in the CCM.  In the afternoon we had the zone come to Ambo for a zone attack.  Each of the youth went with a companionship to work for a couple of hours.  They really got the full experience of a day in the mission, and it was great!  As a result, we had a young man start his mission papers yesterday, which was great and made us so happy.

The Youth Activity: " One day in the Mission!"

We've been able to have a really good relationship with the ward and the leaders which has made all the difference in working together and having the attendance go up.  Even though we haven't been baptizing, we're still having tons of success in our area.  Success isn't just measured by baptisms or by numbers.  Success is measured by our Spiritual growth, and helping others to grow Spiritually and come unto Christ.  Which includes "investigadores", members, less actives, recent convert, other missionaries, and myself.

I love and miss you all so much, but I wouldn't trade my mission for anything else int he world.
My testimony is my greatest treasure in this life.  What is your greatest treasure?

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:19-21

Love Elder Pincock

March 9th, 2015

We had an AMAZING week!  The family Trujillo that I've been mentioning for a while, that changed their baptismal date to the end of April, ended up changing their date again to next week!  I'm so excited and happy for them.  They'll be getting married and baptized the 18th of this month on a Wednesday.  Their daughter will be getting baptized with them, too!  I really think they are sincere about the 18th and we've already got it all plane doug.  They seem really excited!  I just really hope this wedding doesn't fall through like when I was in Junin..ha, ha!

How Sheep Travel in Ambo!

 Honestly that experience helped me learn a lot in helping this family be more sure of their decision.  I've tried to make sure that they all really have a true testimony of the church, and I feel like they do.  It's been a great experience seeing how everything happens for our good and experiences.  Even though it was rough when our wedding fell through in Junin, I've applied what I learned and now it seems like it's all paying off.

This is what the water from our sink looks like! 

So it's really been a great week.  I feel super blessed, and my testimony of fasting and praying for specific names has gotten so much stronger with this experience.  Sometimes right when we get down on ourselves after doing all that we've can, God steps in and reminds me that He's always there and never leaves us alone.  Learning how to recognize God's presence more in my life has been a huge blessing.  I've learned that it's easier to do so, when we are "anxiously engaged in a good cause" (D&C 58:27).  Are we all "anxiously engaged in a good cause?" or are we just all going through the motions? Do we read the scriptures because we want to, or because we just know that we should?  Do we go to church because we want to, or so people know we go?  Do we pray to talk with God, or just to ask for the same things and repeat ourselves over and over again?  Some questions to thing about this week and make a self-evaluation and changes if necessary.

I love and miss you all tons!
 Have a great week!

Elder Pincock

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