Elder McGhie's experiences as a missionary in Peru.

August 29, 2012

OH DEAR.... ITS ME AGAIN, Spencers Mom and I am now 2 emails behind again!!!! =O

Hi there!! I just cant believe that I am 2 emails behind on this blog AGAIN!! Plus, I still haven't gotten all the pictures posted on here with the right emails!!  I guess I had better get my act together since there are only 71 days until my cute missionary comes home............I cant even believe it!!  It is so surreal to think that Spencer will actually be here in Utah at home with us!!  Oh my.............I really hope I don't hyperventilate and pass out at the airport!! =) 

I will try to get this blog all caught up very soon.........I just cant seem to get my act together but I will try harder, I promise!!!! ???

Well, I had better get to work.........but just one more thing.......did I mention that there are only 71 days left until Spencer comes home????  I AM TOTALLY COUNTING EACH DAY!! But I think it makes the time go slower............oh well, it is fun anyway!! =)

I hope all is well with all of you out there!! =)
Carrie.........the missionary mom of Elder McGhie!!! =)

August 27, 2012

“Another shrimp on the babay!?”

Howdy Fam y Amigos!!!!
How’s life treatin ya this fine day!!!  I sent 2 voice recordings home for mom and dad for their BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!!!!   I cant believe that time is flying by SO fast!  And I almost peed my pants when I realized this morning that THIS THURSDAY IS BYU HOME OPENER!!!!!!!!  RAYOS DEL SOL!!!!  PROVECHO AMIGOS PROVECHO!!!!  Family dont fret because before this season of football ends THIS GUY will be saying HELLO ONCE AGAIN TO LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM!!!!  Okay, enough of that, sorry I wont get all trunky on you!  SO onto the good stuff...
       4 weeks in a row baptizing!!! YEAH!  La hermana Rosio was baptized this Saturday and Sunday was confirmed, she is 22 and SUPER excited to go on a mission!  She is going to start to do splits with the sister missionaries in our zone.  So that was a great experience, also i think i told you of the little old man we found in the mountain on my birthday and wants to get baptized really bad!  SO this week we have been teaching him a whole bunch and he doesnt really understand anything in Spanish!  A little but no very much, so this week we were a little frustrated because he couldnt quiet capture the thought that God is one person and Christ another and the Holy Ghost is a spirit. Also he wasnt understanding how to pray because he speaks that native language of Quechua (Cechwa) a lot more than Spanish.  SO in Ward Counsel meeting the bishop assigned a sister in our ward to go with us and teach Cebilino!  And he was SO happy!  He just lit up when the sister started talking in Quechua!  And he finally learned how to pray and now is progressing!  It was so awesome!  I didnt understand ANYTHING AT ALL!!! HAHA, I felt like I was in my first month of the mission listening!  Haha, but it was a good experience!  And he is really excited to get baptized the 8th!  Also we need some prayers for a teenager named Ruben so he has the courage to get baptized this week!  Please pray for us!!! 
       I am SO excited to go to Lima and see ELDER CHIRSTOPHERSON this week! YEAH SON!  It is going to be absolutely AWESOME!  You had better bet that  I am going to ask a question!  I have to take advantage!  IT is my first time meeting an Apostle.  SO when you are Hittin up Lavell Edwards this week, dont forget that Friday I will be with an Apostle!!! YEAH!  But dont worry I will be praying for the Cougz this week and as always against that team up north... HAHAHAHAHA! 
      I wanted to wish dad and mom a VERY happy birthday and Caroline a LOT OF LUCK in her first day at ALTA!!! OH WHAT MEMORIES!  Good old Alta, I cant believe my little baby sister is a Sophomore!!! CONGRATS!!!  Oh and Ainsley I hope you are doing very well in the bakery shop and that all is well and thanks Russ for the letter!  SO, keep it real, have a FANTASTIC week and I sent the recordings, so ENJOY!

Elder  Spencer Marty McGhie!

PS Tell the EX-Elder Killpack HI for me!!!!

August 20, 2012

“I AM 21!!! WHAT THE OLD!?”

How are things going in Sandy Utah?  Life is great here in HUANUCO PERU!  Oh what a great week it really was!  First off we have been planning a HUGE activity in our ward, like the Luau in the Preach my Gospel DVDs and it was SUCH a success!  We received more than 80 REFERENCES!!!!!!!!!  Holy cow, it was a whole gym FULL of investigators, we acted and did a little show as missionaries, it was pretty cool.  I will have to send you the video in a package, because the sketch was pretty dang funny!  Although it’s in Spanish... I guess dad can translate for ya!  So yesterday was really a FANTASTIC Birthday!  I had the chance to talk in Sacrament Meeting, and the stake president was there.  He pulled me aside after the meeting and started singing happy birthday, haha it was pretty funny, I have no idea how he found out, I am pretty sure President Ardila told him, because he invited us to his house tonight to have a family night and to celebrate my birthday!  He asked if it was alright, I just thought, well... he is the stake president even if I didnt want to go, I wouldn’t say no! Haha, so that was pretty cool, we will see how it goes tonight.  But the BEST birthday present I got had to be our Baptism of LEONCIA!!!  Oh she is THE BOMB!  Its this little old lady, and every Sunday we go to pick her up and we bring her in a taxi, because she can´t walk very well, but she was SO excited to get baptized.  The Relief Society Presidency helped her get into her baptismal clothing and I had to carry her into the baptismal font, she is so funny, it was such a cool experience!  I carried her into the font, baptized her and carried her out.  She is the sweetest little old lady!  So that was a great Birthday Present!!!  All in all I had such a great birthday, we visited a teen who went to the giant activity, and came to church Sunday and he accepted to be baptized on dad´s Birthday!!! HAY ESTA!!!!  And then we found a older man WAY up there in the mountains, who cant hear worth squat, my comp sat on one side of him and I on the other and he is SO excited to get baptized the First of September!   We told him that we were there to baptize him and his whole face just LIT up with joy and looked up to the skies and said, Thank you Lord!  It really touched my heart.  He said his neighbors have told him that the church is false, but he told us that he knows that all opposition comes from satan and that there isnt anything that will stop him from getting baptized!  CAN YOU SAY BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!! 
So I really love my mission SO much, I feel super weird, because my birthday was like the last mile stone, before ending my mission, I only have 2 and a half months left to keep on working for the Lord and I will GIVE IT MY ALL!!!!  I want to ask you a favor, that you can think of questions that I can ask Elder Christofferson for the 30th, so I can have them on Monday and that Friday ask him!  President Ardila asked us to think of questions, because there will be a question and answer time, and it will be all the missionaries in Lima and the zone leaders from our missions, so we gotta REPRESENT PERU LIMA EAST! 
I know you are all wondering, if my birthday package got here, but it hasn’t arrived yet, but dont worry!  It was still such a WONDERFUL Birthday!!!  I mean I had a baptism, we found 2 miracles, and I got to partake in the Sacrament!  Those were such great gifts, and I know they come from the Lord and your constant prayers for me!  I love you SO much fam, and dont worry next week I will have special recordings for dad and mom´s birthdays and when I go to Lima I am sending a package home with letters and gifts!  Because flipping Serpost is in a strike or something!  WOOF, so if you want to send letters, do it for dear elder or even better for

From you 21 year old son, ELDER McGHIE!

Ps, send a late birthday wish to my main man Elder Morton who is tearin it up in Cochabamba , Boliva

Spencers Birthday package got to him about 2 weeks late!!  We sent him a Peyton Manning Bronco Jersey and he freaked out and he says he wears it every chance he gets!!  He probably sleeps in it!! =)   Here are some pictures of Spencer and his beloved Jersey!! =)

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August 17, 2012

I think I have caught up on all the emails but.............

I have to figure out which pictures go with each email and when I do........I will promptly post the pictures on here!! Some of the emails might not have been spell checked or edited so that Spencer's sentences aren't backwards and the words might be small and too light, I will fix all that, I just wanted to get all the emails on here.................=) I hate being so behind in everything!! =)

August 16, 2012

83 DAYS!

This is of course Spencer's Mom, since I am the only person who writes on or updates this blog!=)  Yes,  I am counting the days until Spencer comes home!  Spencer on the other hand is not thinking about it because he is going to have a hard time knowing his fulltime mission is finished and that he will be leaving Peru!  So, he is serving each day like he is in the middle of his mission and not thinking about coming home, which is what he should be doing plus he is super busy so that is good!  I of course am happily counting down the days until I get to actually see my cute son for the first time in 2 years! Wow, I can't even believe that it will have been two years since I have seen Spencer in person!

Okay, I just had to write a post about how many days are left until Spencer comes home! Now I promise to get this blog up to date and stop daydreaming about seeing Spencer for real in ................ 83 days! =)

 I am going now,  to get this blog caught up to date!
Carrie =)

August 14, 2012

I have hit a new high in how many blog posts I am behind on! =O!

I promise that I will have the blog all caught up before this week is over! I am really close to getting it all posted! Sorry to have gotten so far behind!

August 13, 2012


Well there is nothing like opening up your inbox and finding out... SURPRISE your family is in LAKE POWELL (Not his whole immediate family, there were 3 of us not there, honestly, I am rolling my eyes right now =)??!!) CARAMBAS HIJO! Haha!!  Well I have one word for your little get away in Powell: PROVECHO!  (I dont know how to translate that word, it’s like to take advantage I guess?)  So I am LOVING life here in the mission in HUANUCO!  It is the best valley in the whole mission!  I mean I loved Huancayo, but hey I started here in Huanuco and I am HUANUQUEÑO PE (I have no idea what he is saying????)!!!  Haha, so we were very blessed and had a MIRACLE baptism this week of a teenager named Tony.  Because we went to Lima for 3 days and we got back Thursday, we looked for him the entire day Thursday and he was NO WHERE to be found.  So Friday at 7:30 in the morning we went hiking up to his house (a solid 15 minute climb up a flippin mountain) and just as we got there he was heading to work!  So we ran over there and started talking to him and he told us he was TOTALLY excited for his baptism, but that’s not all, his mom has to sign a permission slip, she had already told us it was fine to baptize him, but we called her up to get her HERBY HANCOCK, and she started flippin out!  AY CARAMBA.  SO we had to go on the wild goose chase to find her and do you know what time we found her?  15 minutes before his baptism!  Holy Cow I was flippin out, I got there and she wasn’t very happy and didn’t want to sign anything!  And without her Herby HANCock we can’t baptize teens younger than 18!  And her son was already in the church with like 20 people!  But we did some smooth talking and she finally signed the permission slip and even came to the baptism!  But wow, I am pretty sure that I lost a few hairs after that one!  We have been really blessed by the Lord for these baptisms, we can have 3 more this week, it’s amazing how the lord blesses!  He has given us SO many investigators and it looks like we could very well meet our goal of 13 baptisms this month!  But keep praying!  Please pray for Rocio, Leoncia, and Joel for this week, Rocio is 25, Leoncia is a little old lady who is like 90 and we have to help her and almost carry her to church, and Joel is 18, they have all accepted their baptismal date for this week, but you guys know how the pesky serpent is!  So please pray!

I almost fell off my chair reading that LINEY HAS HER LEARNERS PERMIT! FLIPPIN A!  What happened to my little sister!  Sorry Liney but I don’t think I will let you drive me home from the airport!  HAHA!  So fam I love you SO Much thanks for the letters, I want to congratulate mom on how dedicated she is about going her work out class!  Mom, I loved the goals you sent me last week, you gotta read in chapter 8 in Preach my Gospel on how to set and meet goals!  Ainsley I loved you letter and your quotes you always send me!  And dad, your “Dear Elder” Letter got here, thanks a lot it was exactly what I needed to hear and read!  Keep up the good work!  I love ya so much and tell Russ I am still waiting for an email from him!

Until next week!
Elder Spencer Marty McGhie

PS…..Can you believe I am turning 21 this Sunday (no, because I haven’t seen him since he was 19 and just so you know, we only have 82 days left until he is home!! =) We got his flight plans and everything!!)!!!??? RAYOS DEL SOL I AM LIKE OLD OR SOMETHING!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I am glad he is still the same old funny Spencer still!! =)

August 8, 2012


                So as you hear I am officialy in HUANUCO again!  Haha can you believe that!?  Monday morning President called me and told me that there was going to be a few transfers in my zone and I got that nervous butterfly feeling in my stomach and thought oh no!  Then after p day and some great family nights, they called and said, “Elder McGhie, you have transfers, and you are going to Huanuco!”  AY CARAMBA I just about fell off my chair!  I thought it would be impossible to return to the great valley of Huanuco because I had already served in both zones here!  I am pretty excited to be here again! 
                Sunday night the stake president invited us to a meeting with all the bishop ricks to make goals for August and see how we did in September.  The stake president is Presidente Luna and he is SO great!  He was totally sticking it to some of the lazy bishops that don’t help or don’t really care much about the mission work!   We were there for 4 hours!  I`m sorry but I don’t really want to be a bishop haha, It seems pretty stressful!  President Luna talked about sacrifice and how much are we really willing to sacrifice as priesthood holders.  He said when all is well, when we are healthy and the sun is shining its not really a sacrifice to go out and work.  The sacrifice comes when times are tough, when things are really going our way.  He said in those momentes are when we show the Lord that we really Love him and that we are willing to sacrifice everything for him!  Its was a really cool meeting, all the bishops compromised themselves to their goals for August and it should be a great month!
                So we had a great Consejo with President Ardila, he talked a lot about the Atonement and gaining a “Real” Testimony of Christ, like the Apostols did when they saw Christ Ressurected.  He gave us some instruccions we watched the last talk the Bruce R. McConkie gave before he died and he told us we should read Jesus El Cristo and search that testimony.  That is my  goal for these last few months, to gain a REAL testimony of Christ and UNBREAKABLE testimony.  I know that Christ lives and he is my Savior, but I want to know it with every FIBER of my Being!!!  SO the best way to gain that testimony is to kneel down, study hard, and work harder for the lord!   I love this work and I love you guys!  Thanks for all you have done and are doing for me!
Elder McGhie!!!