Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hey family!

Hey family!

this week was awesome! Its super cool to have 2 seventies come 2 weeks in a row! Thats why I didnt write yesterday. Elder Robbins from the presidencia of the 70 came down to Talca, which is about 2 hours from here in Rancagua. It was our p-day and we all wanted to go down there to listen to him, so we wanted to ask president if we could go, knowing that he might say no. So we asked him and he said wow, the office elders are not normal missionaries. They want to go listen to talks on their p-day. Yeah you guys can go for sure, ill see you there! Haha it was awesome! Our mission president is way awesome!

We mainly did a bunch of calls and legal work this past week. One day we went up to santiago on a bus because we didnt have a car. We went around in the metros and had to deal with some legal problems we were having with some missionaries with their visas. That was super fun and we got some progress done! Ive been practicing making awesome breakfasts! This week included corn fritters, and french toast roll-ups! Yum! Last night we learned alot about how to become more like Christ. One of the quotes that Elder Robbins said was "Los Problemas son tesoros," (Problems are treasures). Basically through the problems that God puts in our life, we can show Him and others who we are. If you think about it, the times that you have grown the most were through your biggest problems. The times that you found out what you wanted to do with your life or who you are were because you had a problem in front of you. So he was saying we need to desire challenges so we can grow more.
(Im going to see if Logan read my letter this week by putting this in the middle of it) (;
This past week I was studying the last chapter of John in the bible when Jesus had come to the lake where the apostles had started to fish again. Basically Jesus had been crucified and the apostles had decided there work was done and they were going to go back and fish again. They went to fish and fished for the night and didnt catch a single thing. Jesus had appeared on the bank and told them to cast their nets on the right side. As soon as they did that, the nets were filled and they couldnt even bring them into the boat! This story is just so awesome! They realized it was Jesus Christ himself, and Peter got so excited that he jumped out of the boat and swam over to Jesus. Peter and Christ have a little talk on the side of the ocean. I can just imagine them too enjoyng a nice breeze as the sun goes down, and Christ asks peter 3 distinct times if he loves him. Peter answers 3 times saying yes with all my heart. Christ replies to him 3 different times to "feed my sheep." Christ asks him if he loves him more than all the fishing and his old life. And peter says yes. Its just awesome to be able to relate that into my own life. That I have made special commitments and covenants to share this message with everyone. Even when my mission is over, if I truly love Christ enough, I will leave my old life and become a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Check out John 21. Its wonderful.

I didnt take any cool pictures this week...sorry
I love you all so much! Thanks for being someone who made an impact in my life.
Elder McGee

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