Thursday, June 23, 2016

Saying Goodbye to President Harbertson

I'm happy to read the letter.    About Father's Day I hope it was really good.  Sunday we had Family Home Evening and I shared a message about Fathers the 2000 Stripling Warriors dad's,  because their Mothers always taught them, because their Dads had died instead of breaking their covenant with god, leaving the perfect example of obedience and exactness for their children.

Wow that sounds like a real fun trip, sorry for writing late.  This week was really good.  We had a new investigator Ayben.   He's progressing really well and wants to be baptized and we will facilitate that!!!!!!!!!!   Sunday 2 kids came that are investigators they also want to be baptized its a weird situation normally we can't baptize kids younger than 14 if they don't have an active responsible adult in their house.  Their dad's are less active, but the bishop is their uncle we're gonna get permission from Cuzco to baptize them.  Tomorrow I have my last interview with President Harbertson,

Yeah so today we went to the 2nd tallest mountain in Peru  it's outside of a Pueblo Pitumarca. It was crazy!!!!!!! WE were so high up there I had a hard time breathing when we got to the snow, and  my head was throbbing, but it was so coooool,  best pday every,   we got up to the beginning of the glacier it was so high!!!!   it took a while to get down hahaha  but we all made it!!!!!!!!!   

I climbed a giant hill today I'm tired; it's late; I love you, I have to go.  I'm so tired and sun burned.  


Elder Wilde

Monday, June 20, 2016


wait Royce is home!!!!!   wow the time goes by fast. I hope you give the talk in a couple weeks,  I hope they plan my talk good so I don't get 5 minutes at the end.

That vacation sounds fun, everyone always asks me where I'm from in California, they think I'm from Southern California and always go to the beach and I have to explain that Northern California exists and people live there!!!!  and its not all sunny beaches. haha

So the baptism went well, Jose was baptized by his best friend Washington (who was baptized one month before).  It was really nice, Washington was nervous but I practiced with them how to baptize, and he did it perfectly, in one try.  It was really nice,  my kids first baptism in the mission.   Also 3 people showed up Sunday they just walked in and wanted to learn more, we taught them they want to be baptized it was so cool!!!!!!!!!.   We are also focusing on visiting the members and meeting every single one, and getting them to trust the missionaries.

There's a lot of work to do,  and we're working really hard,  the church has a lot of potential here they just have to tap into it.


Elder Wilde

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Training Elder Fincher

Yeah those baptisms were great !!!!!! finished strong in Puno.   So my ward is a lot smaller than my ward in Puno. I've pretty much gotten used to it I'm not lost like in Puerto. I'm getting to know the people, the area book is in good shape and it's helping a lot (the first time that's happened in my mission).  My kids name is Elder Fincher he's from the Orem, Utah. It's cool because he is super willing to be a good missionary.  I'm trying my best to teach him to be a good missionary, how to teach and most importantly speak Spanish hahaha.  I'm trying to only speak Spanish with him, only Spanish, we'll see how long I hold out.   We have an investigator that's going to be baptized this Saturday.  His name is Jose.  I'll send pictures of the baptism next week.  We're planning to climb a hill that's even farther away next pday so I'll see how we do with writing!!!!!!!!

I'm happy I'm doing exercises a lot, the Zone Leader we live with Elder Yorgeson is pretty cool and we always do weights in the morning and night.(we went running also!!!!!!!!)

I know this work and Church are true, I've seen it and felt it so many times in these months.  When I started out it wasn't that strong, but now it is strong and like Moroni said 'and I will not deny it' .  For me there have been so many moments when I was guided by the Spirit or when Grampy passed away and I was in my room crying with my trainer, and I was destroyed I had just talked to (the Mission) President and my trainer was trying to comfort me.  I think I said this part in the Skype call we had that day that I was so sad, and I said the words that I wouldn't see him again, and I realized that I would and he won't be sick and he'll be perfectly fine.  From that moment I just stopped crying, I got myself together and went to work,  walking around sweating I fortified that,  teaching the Plan of Salvation I felt I gave a really powerful testimony, I'm not a guy that cries but I cried in the lesson that day as I testified of the Resurrection and this perfect plan. I studied diligently prayed, and now I know without a doubt that the Book of Mormon is true and this is the true Church it wasn't easy but I'm so glad I know now.

So Sicuani's cool.  I'm in a ward but 70-80 people go every week.  We had a meeting with the Stake President and we're going to work on a plan to help the ward.   I met with the leaders and I'm trying to get a plan together , I bought a plan of the ward that's like a square yard, and I'm going to plot everything and organize everything.  I showed the mission leader what I'm thinking of doing, he got excited and he's going to help us implement it by July.  He told me that he thinks us two are meant to come right now and pretty much get the ward jump started.    

in the hill Sicuani is that blur far off

                                                        that's me in the plaza in Cuzco


Elder Wilde

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transferred to Sicuani

Sorry for writing late there were some mixups in the mission, there are some transport problems so we all had to travel Monday morning not Tuesday morning so I'm in pday right now!!!!   Sunday afternoon the Zone Leaders told me that I had a transfer from Puno to another town called Sicuani.  I'm going to open the sector training!!!!!!!  Im so excited. I'm in Cusco and I'm so happy. It's gonna be just like when I started my mission, opening a sector.    I'm sad to leave my sector in Puno.  I  almost didn't get to say goodbye to anyone just like in Puerto.  Last Saturday  was a very good day. Starting very early in the morning, at 7 AM when aldo's baptismal service started (before his classes at 8)   it was a really good service and it all went well.  After we all had some hot chocolate and bread, and he went to his classes happy.  Then we started getting ready in the afternoon for Jason's baptism. It didn't start on time because it was a joint service with other wards, but it was very good.   The Bishop baptized Jason. He was so happy!!!!!!!!!  and us too .  His mom came to the baptism.     Sunday morning we went with a member(who volunteered his taxi in ward council) to pick up Aldo, we got there and I confirmed him a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.  It was  indescribable. It was the first time I confirmed someone.   The Bishop confirmed Jason, we participated in it.    After it was testimony meeting,  lots of good members, Jason bore his pure testimony  it was so powerful ....we found Jason this trasnfer and to see his progress from then to now is insane.  I also bore my testimony with the ward, that I loved them and all they do and that I love this work. I just feel a love for all the PuneƱos  and that city,  because everything was opposite from what I thought, the people always accepted us and were very nice.  I gained a better testimony in Puno. There I could keep improving and apply what I had learned for one year, and see all the fruits thanks to trust in god not man.  To do his will not mine, I know this is his church, I only hope to work real hard in Sicuani and find what he wants me to do there, and do it good haha.  I'll write who my kid is next week.

                                                                    Aldo getting baptized

Jason before his baptism


Elder Wilde