From Elder Miller -
This week was just as much as an adventure as the last wow! I stayed in our apartment exactly two times this week, on a bus to Trujillo two nights, with the zone leaders two nights, and in Carhuaz one night! It was a fun filled week with lots of traveling.
We went to Trujillo on Tuesday night to listen to Elder Uceda of the 70 and his wife along with President and Sister Rios during the day Wednesday. It was very cool. He is so powerful. He taught us about how we can better study the scriptures and about how we can better study to prepare for investigators. I learned a lot and we got to eat papa johns pizza after. That was definitely a treat. Then later in the night we went to the temple as a Zone and that was so so so amazing. The new temple in Trujillo is beautiful. Then we went to the mall to kill time and eat dinner before our bus left that night. It was such a fun day.
When we got back to our áreas on Thursday morning we got to sleep a Little bit then we went proselyting. It has been an interesting week with proselyting with trying to find the people, but I
guess that's the nature of the work. We did have some major success with our missionary night this week, however. We had a big fire with marshmallows and hot chocolate. There were a lot of people at it so that was really awesome to see.
On Saturday in the afternoon we went to Huaraz with our Ward council to meet with Elder Uceda again which was such a cool experience. It was a conference for all of the Ward councils in our stake and he brought up the Ward council from Caraz to be an example so that was super cool. He showed how by just activating one family you could potentially be activating their entire family in the future like their kids and their grandkids and on and on. Then later that night we went to Chinese food with the zone leaders and that was delicious. Chinese food here is basically rice with chicken and eggs and soy sauce. Its a nice treat!
I have learned a lot this week. My favorite thing is that in order to study the scriptures like an apostle you need to do two things; study them profoundly and consistently. I know this church is true and that this work is so very important. I am so grateful for the love of our savior and his atonement in my life because I'm nowhere near perfect.