This week we had stake conference and it was AWESOME. President Archibald came and spoke so that was the best! He talked about Doctrine and Covenants 88:73. Remember how I told you all that on June 23rd 2013 there was going to be a HUGE announcement. Well, turns out there was. It just was a hidden announcement. President Monson read this scripture which says that the Lord will hasten his work in his time. President Monson officially stated that THIS IS THE TIME. The Lord is hastening his work right now. This time period is one that will never be forgotten as a church. Everything is focused on missionary work. Ward councils, messages from the first presidency, everything. The work is being hastened. There are more than 80,000 missionaries serving around the world! While President was speaking that just hit me SO hard. That we, right now, are a part of the Lord hastening his work. And if we love him, we will support him and do everything we can to serve him in his purpose. In stake conference they invited every single person to think of a family that needed to be rescued. A family that was a lost lamb that needed someone to carry them back to the gospel. Do YOU have a family in mind?? :) Well, I am inviting you all to be the one's to carry that family back to church. Just like the Lord carried the lost lamb, we need to do the same. Not just inviting them to come back to church, but carrying them...always being for them, being a friend, someone to talk to, someone to go to church with. If we all do this, we will be a part of hastening this work. If we sustain President Monson as a prophet of God, we will work on rescuing those families that are far from the church, because he is the one inviting us to do so. I am so grateful to be part of this work here in Peru and to continue the work when I get home! :)
I had a kind of fun/terrifying experience this weekend. We were all sitting there listening to stake conference and Hermana Archibald(mission president's wife) gets up and the first thing she says is, ¨Hermana Agle, can you come up and translate for me??¨ Apparently, I went completely red as I walked up to the pulpit to translate her talk. But, I did it and it turned out good :) I was really nervous to be talking in front of the stake as a translator but the Spirit definitely helped me (both to calm down and be able to use my gift of tongues). It was a really cool experience! So Mom, I kind of was able to speak in Stake conference as well! ;)
Alright well that is all for this week! Thank you all for your support and keep working hard in your mssionary work. I know that this is the work of Salvation. I know that God loves all of His children and he wants ALL of them to return to live with Him. I am grateful that I can help Him with this purpose :) Love you all! Have a great week!