July 9, 2012
What's up everyone?!
This week has been great and I mean truly wonderful, now were to start...?
Tuesday we were in Cusco for the zone leader council and honestly it was
probably one of the best experiences that I've had in my mission. President at
one point began to talk about the difference between aptitude and attitude and
in those moments I came to a hard realization. In Huajsapata I hadn't
exactly had the best attitude, though I was working I wasn't doing it for the
right reasons nor the right way. I was working just to work not because I
wanted to nor because it would help people. I was thinking of Huajsapata as a
quasi-lost cause because of how small the ward is and how many inactives there
are not as the potential that it is. Needless to say a change was in order.
Elder Aldave and I talked after and when we got back on Wednesday things began to
On Thursday we found Wilson. He's a man about 30 years old with a wife and kid
and is awesome! I remember the night before we had prayed for some help in
finding new people and that day we found him, and in a bit of a way he found us
too. As we were talking to him he told us that eight-years-ago he and his
family listened to the missionaries for a bit but due to something (he didn't
know what) they had never come back. He had learned about the commandments and
since then has been following them the best he could. To me the part that
well...he told us that the same night where we were praying to find new
investigators he was praying to have the same feelings he had when the
missionaries taught his family. The Lord blesses us, we just need to ask.
Since deciding to change our attitude toward the sector we have had a few more
experiences like this. It's truly amazing how much of a change just a
difference in that one simple thing can make.
Well, that about wraps it up. Till next week,
---Elder Will Sowards
Huajsapata, Puno, Peru