Hervorragende Zeit, Verdächtige Absichten

September, 3 2018

Howdy Y'all,

I just want to let you all know that I ate a prickly pear cactus fruit this morning and it was wonderful. It's amazing the kind of experiences you don't have until you leave your hometown. For all those of you who have yet to experience what it's like to bit into a ripe purple prickly pear cactus fruit, I highly recommend it. It's a taste of glory. 

As far as this week goes, lemme tell you about the spiritual stuff. We had another lesson with our by-choice homeless friend from Austria, and it's truly humbling to see how much he's learning and understanding and studying. I thought I knew enough to teach before I got to the mission field. Since then I have been pleasantly surprised at the questions that I get that I've never thought about. It's awesome talking to people of different faiths/beliefs, because you learn about your own faith in the process.

On Saturday we had a Stake-wide Primary activity day at the stake center, because just a little while ago in August was the 140th birthday of the Founding of the Primary Association. Do you guys know who founded the Primary Association? That's right, you guessed it, it's our classic answer, our well-known child-loving Association-founding member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Aurelia Spencer Rogers. What a wonderful woman. I would like to insert a line or two about the history of her founding the Primary, because I found it interesting and funny. 

"Aurelia Spencer Rogers, a 44-year-old mother of 12, felt strongly that something should be done about the behavior of the neighborhood boys who ran freely through the town day and night. She felt many of these children were not being taught basic principles and values and therefore would not be prepared in either knowledge or behavior to carry the gospel forward, or even to be good parents or citizens."

Thanks to good ole Aurelia Spencer Rogers, we no longer have rambunctious children of the Church of Jesus Christ rampantly running in the streets anymore. So big thanks to her. :D

This week I started to memorize The Living Christ in German, which has been really cool (I'm five paragraphs in). I realize that it is not as well known as The Family: A Proclamation, and it's got wonderful material and beautiful testimony of Jesus Christ and His divine mission on the earth. I would invite you all this week to go and read it. It's amazing.

Well, I'll be honest, once you've been out so long in the field, you kinda run out of stuff to say in your emails, but it's been a good week, we did a lot of noble normal things, and the mission is hard, but it's good. I'm so grateful for this opportunity to serve. I hit 10 months this week, and I'm excited for the 14 that will come after that. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week. You are so amazing. :) Thank you for all your support, emails, letters, thoughts, prayers, and all that you are. You are all in my heart. :)

Liebe Gruesse,

Elder Peck

This week elder Peck also send an audio message. Click the following links to hear his message, and to see a short funny clip he sent during the soccer world cup.
Audio message - September 3, 2018  Video Clip-July 2, 2018


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