Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1st, 2015

Dear Family,

Happy June first! Each month that goes by seems to go by faster and faster!
This week was the last week for the open house of the Trujillo Temple, which will be dedicated on the 21st of June! I am so excited!

The last week of the open house for the Temple was such a good week. My companion and I were able to bring many of our investigators that we have to the Temple and were able to explain the reasons why we are here in Trujillo preaching the gospel. There was such a great spirit that could be felt this last week as we took advantage of the time that we had to bring Heavenly Father's children to his Holy house. We look forward to helping all of these people learn more about the great plan of salvation that our Father in Heaven has as well as visiting the referrals that we received from the Temple.

We didn't have as much time as normal to teach this week since we went to the Temple 4 times, but I know that is what Heavenly Father wanted us to do. The work in the Robles ward continues to go forth. Last Sunday we had a total of 308 in sacrament meeting and yesterday there were 337 in sacrament meeting. The ward is strong, but something that us missionaries here in the ward have talked about is strengthening the consejo de barrio (ward council). We struggle a little with the consejo, but we are hoping that we can work more with the leaders so that the consejo can be stronger and in strengthening the consejo the ward will be strengthened. 

Yesterday I heard about the death of Elder L. Tom. Perry. It was bittersweet. He was such a great apostle but I know now that he is on the other side of the veil doing the work of the Lord for those that haven't been able to accept the gospel here on the Earth.

Elder Salinas and I are doing great. We love the area that we are serving in and are grateful for this time that we have to serve in this part of the vineyard.

Elder Thorpe

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