March 26, 2017
We went to the Via del Mar branch this morning. It started at 8:00 am so we were up early ready to go. When we arrived at the church, this creature was crawling outside the door to the chapel. We were able to move him to the grass. he was the biggest caterpillar I've ever seen.
It was fast meeting because Conference is next week.
It's hard for me to understand what the people are saying, I can tell they have strong testimonies though.
We enjoyed the Sunday School lesson #11
"The Field Is White Already to Harvest"
I didn't understand much of the lesson, but I read it on my phone and I appreciate being able to learn anyway. I especially liked the attention getter story at the beginning of the lesson about Samuel Smith, Phinehas Young and John P. Greene. I want to remember it.
Write on the chalkboard Samuel Smith -- Phineas young and john P. Greene. Once the gospel was restored, the Church began a tremendous missionary effort to spread these glad tidings throughout the world. Many new converts responded with zeal to missionary calls. One of these converts was Joseph Smith’s brother Samuel.
I don't think any of us realize how much we really do. When Wayne talks about his mission here in Peru 40 years ago, he always kind of feels like he didn't really f=do much. He was a mission auditor and traveled the mission three different times, so he wasn't really able convert as many people as he'd have liked to. As I look at what he did, he did make a big difference in the church here in Peru. He baptized the Sanchez family, he late became a Bishop and Stake President. He influenced many people. We met one man that Bishop Sanchez helped to serve a mission. by him serving a mission, he converted many and we met him at the temple as he was there to be in the session this young man was in who was going on a mission. Maybe this doesn't all make much sense, but It is so true how every little bit counts as we serve others.
|Sister Cortez teaching the lesson|
I need to be braver and share the beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ!
We saw the missionaries, We always love the young missionaries
On the ride home, I tried to get some pictures of the muddy and dirty street from the flooding disaster.
We stayed for the Los Cedros ward's sacrament meeting. We were able to see many of the temple workers and our friends that attend that ward. We had a great day and I'm so thankful for the many blessing we receive by serving our mission in the Trujillo Temple.