Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hey Everyone!

THIS WEEK WAS 100% NUTS. The hospital we use for emergencies is in Lima, and we had to bring a missionary up from Chincha on emergency. This happened while we were outside of the office. We were in migrations extending carnéts de extranjeria and we were going to be there for another hour. When we do the legal stuff we always use cartas poderes, or the missionary signs their right so we can extend it for them.  Then we get them legalized and we go. This time we forgot to legalize one, so we had to call the missionary from his area to come to migrations ASAP. Turns out he was in the temple, and he had just got out. It was a tender miracle because the temple is way closer to his area so he was able to get to us way faster. At the same time I was calling the mission insurance to coordinate paying for the medical emergency (venomous spider bite). Basically I was calling the United States from my cell phone. Every missionary has a unique medical insurance number, and since I was outside of the office I didn´t have it, and they always ask for it. However, this time they didn´t! That was an amazing tender miracle! Everything was able to work out. Later the same day, I had to go to a medical appointment with a different Elder. While we were in the waiting room, the hospital held a fire drill hahaha. At first I was a little annoyed and then I realized this would be an awesome experience to write in my weekly letter. So we made the most of it and contacted a nice man while we were waiting outside. By the way, the Mission President and his wife were in Ayacucho.  Completely on the other side of the mission with very little phone signal, but somehow, everything got communicated exactly the way it needed to be. What a tender mercy. In the taxi back to the office, the driver turned out to be a less active man for 30+ years. The spirit was SO powerful as we told him the Lord still has plans for him and his family. It was one of the moments where I have been most direct in my mission, and I could feel that the spirit was touching his heart. 

I probably should mention that the assistants were also with President on the other side of the mission, and the other secretaries were down way south inspecting houses, so just me and my companion had to coordinate everything.

That´s just your average day in the mission :D

What a miracle it is on how clearly the Savior guides the boat. My testimony honestly grew so much, and I was so grateful and humbled by divine help.


Also here is the picture of us eating 10 pizzas from last week. Somehow didn´t gain any weight from it.


Have a wonderful week.
ELDER MACGREGOR
Misión Perú Lima Sur
ALSO I FOUND A GIANT COCKROACH  IN THE BATHROOM AND I HAD TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT
Secretario Personal del Presidente

Secretario de Salud

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hey Everyone!

This week was the most tranquilo week my entire time in the office! It was awesome! We planned a ward activity that we did today. Families played football and volleyball. We ran some tables and talked about the church harvesting that field that is oh so ready to harvest. Also this past week we had a meeting with every zone and district leader in the entire mission. There were 10 missionaries sleeping in our room. My good friend Elder Stevenson organized everyone and ordered pizza. It was 2 for 1 Tuesday so we got 10 pizzas. One pizza for every Elder! Definitely didn´t think I would be doing that when I opened my call but the mission takes you places. I don´t remember if I said so last week but it was my companions birthday and his mom sent him a cake in the mail! It was a Book of Mormon themed cake, I attached the photos. 

2 Nephi 32:3 Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.

They told me I needed to work out.

I love you all so much and hope you have a wonderful week. I know this is a divine work and that Christ Himself is the head.

I also finally finished the Book of Mormon in Spanish. I know it is a true and sacred scripture.

ELDER MACGREGOR
Misión Perú Lima Sur
THIS EMAIL PROBABLY MAKES EVERYONE THINK ALL WE DO IS EAT PIZZA AND CAKE IN THE MISSION. THATS NOT TRUE WE ALSO FOUND A NEW INVESTIGATOR AND TESTIFIED OF THE RESTORATION. THE CAKE AND PIZZA JUST HAPPENS TO BE BLESSINGS OF HARD WORK.
Secretario Personal del Presidente

Secretario de Salud

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hey Everyone
I don´t have a lot of time this week, but I have seen miracles. We found a wonderful family and they came to church this past week. the young man is going to the temple, which is a huge milestone here in Lima. We had to go the temple to pick up some supplies and there I met a family from the jungle. They had been baptized a year ago, and had made the day long journey in a bus with their two little children to be sealed for time and all eternity. The thought of these modern day pioneers strengthened my testimony in the power of the temple and what it can do for each of us. I know that the power of the temple is real and that the ordinances bind us for eternity.

I invite you all to read a talk by Elder Uchtdorf called ´´On being Genuine´´ October 2015 i believe. Do things for the right reasons. Do not do them because you want to be seen of men or because you feel obligated, but do it because you care and you love your fellow brothers and sisters.

Also, drink a glass of milk. It´s healthy. 


Elder MacGregor