Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Alcalde... Our Mayor

We have appreciated so much our relationship with the Alcalde
of Trujillo.  When we first arrived in Trujillo, President bit into
something hard and broke his tooth.   He hopped on a plane
to Lima to get it fixed.  On the way back to Trujillo,
he sat next to César Acuña... the Mayor of Trujillo.
They struck up a conversation and an immediate friendship.

We now see that the broken tooth was a huge blessing in disguise.
The relationship with the Mayor has given us many opportunities
that we would not have been able to have.

Today President Turk, Elder Smith and Elder Jimenez
went to deliver flowers to thank the Mayor for his 
help with the Christmas Show in the Plaza and many other things.

The Mayor brought the President and the missionaries into his office 
and said that he was so impressed with our missionaries 
in Trujillo.  He said that what the missionaries are doing 
is far better than anything that the Politicians are doing
 for the Peruvian People.

Can I get a Hallelujah on this one?
Oh how I can Testify to the world about this.
These missionaries at age 18 to early 20's....
still just young and quite ignorant in the way of politics,
can change society with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When you live the Gospel of Jesus Christ
the world makes sense.  There is a beautiful hope of a bright future.
There are Answers and Direction and Friendship and Love
that abounds one with another.
The Gospel teaches families how to stay together to build
strong communities...  through living the nine principles given in the 
Proclamation to the World on the Family.

Do you know the nine principles?
The answers are on the bottom of this post
Not only should we know them .... we should live them 
and teach and preach them.
The Proclamation is powerful and the key to a happy society.

When Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the 12 apostles was here...
he was able to meet the Mayor and actually give him a blessing.
The Mayor was not feeling well at the time.
In this blessing, he told the Mayor that if he focused his 
political work on building families, that he would be successful 
in his endeavors here in this city.

World... Listen to the Prophets and Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Happiness lies in the foundation of families.
Anything we can do to support the family 
is noble and righteous.

The Alcalde and President are working on another big service project
that we can do together with the city and the missionaries.

We are grateful for his friendship...
Thank you Alcalde!


(Love, Faith, Respect, Prayer, Forgiveness, Repentance, Compassion, Work, 
Wholesome recreational activities)