Monday, July 16, 2018

Hey everyone! 

This week has been a week of connections. First of all, a little geography lesson. I am currently serving in a ward that is super close to my first area. Imagine starting your mission in the Glencoe ward and now you are in the cornell ward. That is basically what is happening to me. They are close but in this case it is a diferent stake. However, Yesterday my first ward mission leader came to visit me! Hermano Mauricio. He is the greatest man on earth, and a true disciple of Jesus Christ. 

Also, when I started the mission I was actually in charge of 2 wards for a few weeks. We taught an investigator named Luis. I only taught him titihing, then Elders got sent to the other ward and finished his lessons. This is a picture of him now. He is going to serve in the Argentina Rosario mission this Wednesday.

Last Pday the zone ate tacos and watched a movie. Here is a picture of me and the taco man. He is from Venezuela and makes the best tacos every. 5 soles, which basically means $1.30. Better than a big mac.

Here are a bunch of pictures of dogs.

Yesterday was the first sunday since they divided the ward. It was one hour earlier and there where less people, but there was still a lot of faith, and an abundance of the spirit. What a blessing to see the Lord´s church grow on earth today.

I know that this work is divine. I know that God Himself runs it. I also know that He works aloneside us.

Elder MacGregor

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hey Everyone! 

Just a small report this week. Our ward got divided! I am serving in a ward called Villa 2, and yesterday it was split. It is now Villa 2 and Bolivar! It is very exciting to see the growth of the Lord´s church today. In less than 200 years from the first vision, the church of Jesus Christ has become worldwide. How wonderful. 

D and C 65:2 ¨from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.¨

Have a great week! The pictures are from the beach #safe the sea

Elder MacGregor

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hey Everyone! 

This past week I offically had my last interview with President McGinn! It was to renew my teple recommend. I just want to testify that the questions to be worthy of a temple recommend have new meaning now than they did two years ago. I invite you all to strive to be worthy of a temple recommend.

This past week we got to have a training with Elder Godoy from the Seventy. He talked a lot about how we are to become like God. He gave us time to ask questions and I asked, ¨As President of the area, how have you come to better know your Savior?¨His response was intersting because he said, ¨Through my difficulties.¨ He then explained that through difficulties, service, and the scriptures we come to know the Savior. 

So for those of you who are trying to get to know the Savior, come to know Him through your difficulties. He knows them, and in fact, He knows worse. It wasn´t His fault that He had to suffer them either. He did as we should do: Serve. I kow that if we serve, we really do come to know the Savior. One can GO on a mission, another can SERVE a mission. I am constantly striving to SERVE in my mission. After all, I was called to SERVE. 

Here are pictures of the zone this transfer. Villa El Salvador. Also here is a picture from the training with Elder Godoy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hey everyone! 

To start with... the pictures. This is the zone from the last transfer. And the other picture are my shoes. I have used the same shoes my entire mission. They´re basically indestructable.

I have two great stories to share this week. The first is Sunday morning. My companion and I had a meeting with our mission President and the Stake president to talk about the missionary work at a stake level. When the meeting concluded, we called oe of our investigators to make sure she was home because we were going to pick her up for sacrament meeting. She lived a little far, so we planned to be there an hour ahead of time. President McGinn then told us that his folloup meeting had fallen through, and he now had some free time. ¨What are your plans now Elders?¨ We told him we were goin to pick up an investigator and he said ¨I am at your service, let´s go in my car!¨

President took us in his car to pick up investigators. I was just praying in my heart the entire time ¨Heavenly Father, please let them be home please let them be home please please please please¨

They were home. We got to the building earlier than anticipated, so we took a tour of the chapel. It was an awesome experience.

The other experience was Monday morning. There were transfers in the zone so my companion and I had to be ready to receive and send off misionaries at the chapel. We got a new sister in the zone and her and her companion got in a taxi. Right before the taxi drove off the engine caught fire. 

It wasn´t super dangerous but it caught us by suprise. One of the Elders then said (in english) ¨Only in PerĂº do you stop at taxi and then immediately the engine explodes¨.

I want to close witha  scripture, D and C 84:88 ¨  I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my cSpirit shall be in your hearts, and mine dangelsround about you, to bear you up.¨

I know this promise is real. I saw it this week. I know God loves us, and is present at every circumstance. 

Have a great week!

Elder MacGregor

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hey Everyone!

This week we had a multizone! We talked a lot about testimony. Remember your testimnony is your most precious gift. 

WIth that, I would like to give my tstimony of the Book of Mormon. It is the perfect tool for anything. Read it. I know it is true, and I know and I have faith that if you read it, you will know too.

Here is a handful of pictures.

I hope all the fathers had a happy fathers day. I love my Dad. Many of you think he is a great guy but..................................... He is even better when he is with us.

Happy Fathers day.

Elder MacGregor

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hey everyone!

I got a llot of pictures this week. We had a meeting with all the zone leaders in the mission. We coordinated so that we could wear the same tie!

I want to share a funny sory about our pensionista. Her name is Hermana Borjas. She is 60 years old, and has been pensionista for 30 of them. I call her mama Borjas. Let me just start by saying you need ot be careful what you say to her.

During lunch on Sunday she was telling us about the picture pir mission President took with her and how she had a picture with the last 4 or 5 mission presidents. She then said that he told her to take good care of his hijos misioneros. (missionary sons)
Well........ later that night I got bit by a dog.
We stopped by her house to wash up because it was close. You would not believe how much she took to heart ´´take care of my hijos misioneros.´´ Soap, water, alcohol, disinffectant, hot chocolate, cake, and I can´t evern remember what else. She definitely took that messge to heart.

Anyway. That has been our week. Also it has started to rain a little here and everyone is freaking out and I keep going in a short sleeve shirt because here ¨rain¨ is just a smail drizzle. It does NOTHING to me. I am immune hahaha

Have a great week!

Elder MacGregor

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hey Everyone!

This week has been incredible, and in fact, my companion and I have a testimony of not letting any opportunity pass by. Last week we received a refferal from the Hermanas in another ward. We were unable to have an appointment last week, so we found them this week. It is a wonderful family that is incredibly preapred, and they are working to get married as well. What a blessing. However, this is not the best part of the story. When the Hermanas sent the address, they sent a wrong address. As a result we went to several wrong houses, yet we contacted the people anyway. That is how we found Lis.

Lis is INCREDIBLY ready for the gospel. She gets off work late, so we can only have appointments on weekends. The day before we had sent an appointment with her, SHE called US to confirm. The funny part is that she called us Friday at 11:45 at night! My companion and I had no idea who was calling at this hour, until she told us she was confirming the appointment. We looked at each other and we asked, ¨Who on earth calls at 12am to confirm an appointment!¨ We couldn´t stop laughing. Miracle.

I hope you all are have a great week. I will I know. This week we are receiving a visit from Elder Stevenson from the 12 Apostles. This will be the 3rd Apostle I will see! AWESOME!

also at the mall they let us draw on the wall so my copmanion and i drew the plan of

Much love,

Elder MacGregor