well he left...

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, July 27, 2015 2:08 PM

Hey everybody.. So last monday we never actually ended up getting to tingo maria. The road was under construction, but ya its all good. Maybe one day i will get to know the jungle!! But for now i have another transfer in ambo.. another one. .. Haha but its ok...


Elder Recalde left saturday and i am here in huanuco until wednesday. i still dont know who is my new companion, so a little nervous. but thats ok.. im scared about everything but thats just a part of it. Im gonna work hard this transfer!!!

I love my family and i hope for the best with everything, i worry about brother white and his health. he is in my prayers, and i know that he will be taken care of just like the rest of my family. I hope the best in the move with grandma.

I love you guys!!

Elder Thatcher


Happy birthday chris, noah and mom!!!!!!!!!

P.S. instead of tingo on monday we went to a place called 5 lagoons, it is super pretty!!!! There are some really pretty waterfalls there! It is peaceful!




Welcome to the jungle!!!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, July 20, 2015 12:22 PM

Hey everybody!!!! Happy birthday grandma! I love you!! Well this week went well. We found some new people! My companion only has 5 days left in the mission. After that I will be with the zone leaders until next wednesday!!! I have the privelege to go to Tingo maria today!!! It is the jungle. It is about two hours away from huanuco. But my companion served there and got permission to go visit today. So i get to go!!! Im so excited!! That is why im on early!!! I dont have much time today for internet. only 15 min!!! So sorry if its short and if i couldnt respond to emails well. but i will respond next week1!!!! Love yall!!!!


Elder Thatcher


martin the monkey! 

howdy

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, July 13, 2015 12:25 PM

Hey everyone! This week, has been interesting. A little frustrating but everythink is ok. My companion only has 10 days left on his mission, and literally i have had to drag him around to go visit people, it has been hard. But ya its ok, im managing.

So last saturday we had interviews with our president. My interview was like 30 min long, i was so scared. But he told me i was growing very well and progressing as a missionary so that was satisfying to hear. We talked a lot. and i have been thinking a lot as i am reading the scriptures in doctrine and covenants, and it is interesting how i find and discover cross references to the book of mormon ( which i have read many times on my mission) and find scriptures that i dont remember that help me understand doctrines more clearly. One of those doctrines i asked my president about, or discussed about was exaltation and salvation for those who didnt act in the way they should of or didnt have time to act. It makes me happy to think about my dear friend Kody Fox.. We were best friends in 6th grade, he was a good kid, and played soccer very well. But died young due to a tragic car accident. I have thought a great deal about his situation. There is hope, there is grace... Will I be able to see him in the celestial kingdom?? He never acted, he didnt have time to have desires, but i believe there is a way. Now this is my opinion and im still not sure but in alma 29:4 it talks about how if he truly has the desires that there is a way for exaltation. Im not exactly sure, and i know he can accept the gospel in the spirit world but what does that do for his desires? Can he make it to the celestial kingdom, i know people who act and do everything right in there life but there desire is in a different way. You know my desires before was all about golf, but my desire shouldnt be focused in on that but more towards serving my heavenly father. We should but our desires and priorities in that first, at least i feel that way now.

Thanks

I love you all,

Elder Thatcher

Happy birthday to mckenna and chels!!

what's good?!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, July 6, 2015 12:27 PM

Let me tell ya!!!!!!! This week has been amazing!!!!! So it all
started out with last monday when we made oreo truffles for family
home evening!!! They were sooo good and my pension loved them!!!!!
Then we found some new investigators that we put with date for the
25th of july!!! Then came saturday!!! Such a beautiful day!!!!
Amazing!!!! I baptized Yordan and his cousin liz who was a baptism for
the ward. It was such a special day! I felt the spirit so much. It has
been awhile since i have been in the font. It is an experience and a
true miracle that past for yordan to get baptized. I want to thank all
of you who kept him in your prayers. After he rised out of the water
he began crying and gave me a big hug, and said thanks. It wasnt me
that made this happen. It was someone who is loving that with the
faith that we do have CAN make happen. Then sunday came..... Sunday
was a little speed bumb, as there are still many members upset with
the bishop that shared there testimonies but werent really
testimonies... I did not feel the spirit in that moment. But ya it was
ok. Percy my mission leader and his wife, my pension, are still upset
and didnt go to church. I felt sad because they are like another
family to me, i was super sad, but we went to there house and talked
to them to ask why they didnt go. They said they dont want to go if
bishop is still bishop. WE talked about a lot of things that needed to
be said. I basically told them they are my family while im here in
ambo and i need to see them in the church. They have a daughter named
luane and she will be 1 in august! (kinda like dallin and samuel eh?)
So i told my pension that when I see them in church that they make me
happy when i see them. Percy asked me if there wasnt another way to go
to church, this is what came to me... that when the father sent his
son to sacrifice his body, that there wasnt any other way to change
the plan. He understood me and it was just a very spiritual time, i
dont know how to express it. SO ya that was my amazing week!!!!


And i got my package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Love yall

Elder Thatcher