Monday, January 25, 2016

Still a goofy kid

Lillia, Elder Volquez and Elder McMillan

The street where Elder McMillan lives in Chao Peru

January 25, 2016 - 5 months in Peru today!

Well hey y'all up there in Utah. I am just here in Peru getting more red each day. I am basically a tomato now so that is great! I love you all and hope all is going well.

We had a zone fast 2 weeks ago for families. We fasted for the Castillo family. They haven't attended as a family, but for now 2 times, Cesar the dad has gone with his wife. We are so excited for them and we will help them be a saved family.

Chao is really close to getting an actual chapel but what we need to do now is get 100 or more members every week so we can get a chapel. We can do it! We need to meet with the members as well so we can get that chapel full. 

We had room checks this week. Hermano Rios came and wasn't very impressed with us hahahha! I thought it was clean, but we need to do a lot. She wants us to paint our room a completely different color haha! we need to fix the drapes we have and buy a bigger trash can hahaha!! it will help our room be so much cleaner! and i hate the color we have now so we can make it more nice instead of light green.

Sebastion our recent convert now is a home teacher! He is so awesome! Our goal with him this week is to get him the Aaronic Priesthood.

I love you all so so so much.

Remember that God can turn our darkest moments into the brightest of days.

Love from Peru,

Elder McMillan
January 18, 2016
Well I cant believe that 3 weeks have now passed of this change. This is going by so fast! I can't believe I hit 5 months soon wow! This week was great and full of the spirit. 

We taught Liz who is a less active who is almost a saved soul. she was so awesome. She cried and bore her testimony about prayer. She is so strong. Her daughter is Kiara our other saved soul. Her husband is Cesar and he went to church this week. During the hymn oh esta todo bien he cried. He says he is going every week now. It was such a successful week with this family. I am so happy and I have just realized how much I love this family. 

I forgot to mention but I am now the English teacher of my zone. so every Tuesday I teach the Latinos of our zone English. It is fun but nerve wrecking hahha!! It is a fun and cool thing to do.

It is burning hot here in Peru. Everyone says you're getting so skinny Elder McMillan hahaha!

I love Chao so much! These people are so awesome and strong. I love you all and hope all is going well.

Remember God can turn our darkest moments into the brightest of days!

Love from Peru,

Elder McMillan

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sebastion's Baptism Day
Mission Christmas Dinner
Mission Christmas Program

January 4, 2016

Well everyone I hope all is well. I am praying for you all everyday and I hope all is good! So this week for me was absolutely amazing! I had the opportunity to witness the baptism of my first convert. His name is Sebastion and he is amazing! I had the opportunity to witness how much God had prepared him before we even met him. I was so happy and just love him so much! I know we will stay in touch forever. It was amazing being able to see his face after he came out of the water. The peace I saw and the happiness - it doesn't get better than that. I testify that this is the work of the Lord. I testify that God lives and that with God all is possible. I love you all so much.

Now Sebastion is saying he wants to go on a mission as well which is awesome! I know he would be a great missionary because he has such a strong testimony about the Book of Mormon.

I hope you all remember that God is real. He literally is our father, and when we need, we can talk to him. We can communicate with him. All we have to do is kneel, and bow our heads we can listen to him.

Happy new year!

Love from Peru,

Elder McMillan