tiredddd, y Congrats!!!!!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, January 25, 2016 3:56 PM

Congrats to Theodore Elias Thatcher! Im happy to be called your uncle! Number 13 eh? Wow.... I now have 4 nephews and nieces I have never met yet!!!! Guysss hold on!!!!!!! Im almost there!!!! Congrats to Josh and Ainsley! 


So this week was tiring. We had the Baptism for Linda this saturday! She is so smart, she new everything about the gospel and the lessons! And her family came, which is nice!!! 

I honestly dont have too much news for you. On wednesday there was a worldwide missionary broadcast that was pretty cool! Waddel spoke! Which is cool because last july he came to our mission and spoke to us!!! The spirit he brings is unreal!! 

Im super tired, the mission is taking the energy out of me now.... We have some good investigators which is good!!

Love yall!!

Elder thatcher






Huancayo!!!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, January 18, 2016 3:53 PM

Hey everyone!!! Well everything went well with the baptism and transfers! 

So on tuesday it rained all day in satipo, which isnt good because when it rains the water system shuts down which means there was no water to fill the font in church. I was upset because it was almost time to start at around 6:30, yet there was no water. So i just thought  the baptism wasnt gonna take place, but then the whole ward said vamos!!! Vamos al rio!!! Lets go to the river!!! So we all walked 30 minutes to the river, it was pitch black and I baptized him in the river!!! So cool huh!!!! I was so happy, it was a great night!!!

So on monday right after internet email time, President called me to ask if i would be a zone leader in huancayo, and that my companion would be Elder Bullock! I said sure. Elder Bullock was in Cerro when i was in Cerro! I am good friends with him.

Being Zone Leader is hard, i have to do a lot of stuff, but its not bad, i have 15 missionaries in my zone, its stressful, but im doing good, just sleeping even less now. I will most likely end my mission here, which is weird. We have a baptism this week of a 11 year old girl, who all her family are less actives, but are coming back to church.!° 

So everything good!!!

Love

Elder Thatcher




Thankyall!!!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, January 11, 2016 8:28 PM

First of all, I want to say how grateful i am for my package that yall sent me!!! It was amazing!! The christmas tree was definetly the best!!! Thank yall so much!! 


This week has been good! Jonathan passed his baptismal interview and will get baptized tomorrow at 6 at night!!! Yayyy!!! 

This week has been very tiiring as we are still working hard. I finished Elder Petersons training yesterday and now transfers are wednesday.... im most likely out of here, but who knows, transfers are weird!! If I do get transfered i will truly miss this paradise! It has  truly been amazing! Not easy though, but has been amazing! Something that my patriarchal blessing tells is i will gain a testimony of gods creations, and let me tell ya, I sure do have a testimony that is strong, about gods creations. This is a beautiful place, and God created it!

Last monday, me and my companion went to a waterfall with a less active named moses. He is a good guy! The waterfall we went to is called gallito de los rocas, which is a waterfall named after the national bird of peru! It was super pretty and the water was so clean. It is incredible to go and to witness these creations made by our father, and to even think that i might be able to do that!!

Its good to hear that Wendy got a new calling as primary president! I have learned that callings help the person more than it helps the others that are involved! Being district leader has really helped me over time, catch and strive to catch and imitate the christlike attributes, i feel like in every calling, if we strive to magnify it, we will be guided in how to do it!

Well love you all and have a great week!!

Chau,
Elder Thatcher





What a week!!!

Posted by cameron and chelsea , Monday, January 4, 2016 5:53 PM

This has been one of the most spiritual weeks I have had, and definetly one of the biggest testimony builders ever!!! So as you all know... I still havent baptized here in satipo! It has been really hard for me here, because we teach so many people, but I guess i was just getting prideful? or something would permit our ivestigators to get baptized, so thats where im at so far, and well, next tuesday there are transfers, and im most likely out of here, because i am finishing Elder Peterson's training. So a friend of mine, sent me an email a while back ago, about the mission and everything and about the purpose of missionaries, because i have been getting upset with myself for the lack of success in my mission. And I was truly grateful for that letter. This week, we have been working hard, trying hard not to get distracted in anything other than working. And we have this investigator named Yonathan, he is a guy that is about 22 years old, that has just had so many problems in his life. His wife and kid left him, his parents dont care for him, hes had a lot of problems. And we have been teaching him for awhile, and he has been coming to church every week recently, but didnt feel worthy for baptism, for all the things he did before.. These past two months... i have just kept praying for him, and well, me and my companion were about to give up on him because he didnt want to get baptized... but then I got this letter from my friend and i thought of what i was doing wrong, so that yonathan could get baptized. Was it something I was doing wrong? And I prayed again with my companion, and we asked how we could do better, so that yonathan could progress. And the answer was we werent treating him like a person, but more of a baptism.... Which is wrong.. We then started being more his friend and not pressuring him into baptism. Well, this week, he called us to visit him, and we went and he said he wanted me to baptize him, that he recieved his answer. Me and my companion were shocked!!! He is truly a great person. We gave him a baptism date for the 12th, transfers are on the 13th. He is ready, and im glad God answered our persistent prayers for him. Its not about baptisms as i have learned, its about these people... its about caring for them, loving them, working for THEM! Doing everything we can to show that they are children of God just like us. Thats our purpose, that i learned from my friends letter, its not about the baptism, its about working, following the rules, the commandments, showing the love!!! Yonathan is a great guy and friend, i talk to him daily even though we dont have lessons daily, because he is now my friend, and thats what my father wants, for us to be our brothers keeper. Miracles do happen!!! If we put our part. That means mentally as well! Striving to follow Christ in every aspect possible, im a huge believer in following the example of Christ, as yall can see in some of my last letters, i have been striving and studying hard to find these attributes of christ to help me be better. They are there in the scriptures!


I am pleased to here there is a new ward now in the stake, congragulations dad on all the hard work you have put in the stake. I still havent gotten my package... thats sad, but it is what it is, I have faith it will show up eventually! I love yall!!! The photos are me and my district and then, the huge photo the elders bought me for christmas!!! Pretty funny huh!??

Love yall

Elder Thatcher