Monday, September 16, 2013

Apostolic Counsel

hey everyone!

IMG_7249So this week was awesome, pictures just still don't want to load so you’ll just have to take my word for it... These computers aren't exactly state of the art... [Here’s one from just before his mission for fun]

Anyway, on Sunday there was a District Conference here and in all of Perú actually... and we got to hear from Elder Bednar and Elder Scott with a Seventy and someone from the Relief Society Presidency.  Being the middle of nowhere in Perú, we only really got to see like half of it [likely it was broadcast via satellite or internet] but from what I did hear, I can tell you that they are really men inspired of God and they speak directly to our needs.  At first, I couldn't figure out why they were doing a special conference for Perú, but they really spoke directly to what we need to hear here.  They talked about chastity and the youth because really that's where they're getting hit the hardest here.  A lot of youth go inactive [fall away from the Church] especially due to chastity.  It's really sad.  As a youth, there are sometimes just so many voices surrounding them.  Sometimes we let the voices that lead to the bad speak louder than our own that lead to the good.  It’s really all just because sometimes we don't want to open our mouth for one reason or another.  But one of the many things that I've learned is that you just have to open your mouth and speak for the good. [Stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places…Mosiah 18:9]

Another thing I learned from it is that sometimes when we need to hear something, God is telling us exactly what we need to hear but we don't want to listen.  I spent half of the conference trying to keep the youth from yelling in the church.  It's really sad that even when an Apostle is talking directly to someone, they don't want to listen. 

My companion is coming along.  I have a hard time just having a few minutes of silence so I usually just talk.

Love you guys, Gotta go....Pictures next week?....Maybe.

Tyler in Peru

Elder Peacock

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