Elder McGhie's experiences as a missionary in Peru.

September 24, 2012


Hey Family y Amigos!

Sorry time is really short so I won’t be able to write you very much, nor send you many pics, I have a bunch to say and to send but alas there isn’t very much time to be able to do it so I am just going to get started!!!  I hope that all is going well for you guys out there in good old Sandy Utah!   I have a lot of mixed emotions, because this week I am starting my very last transfer in my mission... I don’t know how to feel, I feel excited to be able to see you guys but VERY strange and sad to think my time is so short to be able to help our Lord bring back his lost sheep.  Although, looking back on all I have done in these 22 almost 23 months I feel VERY GREAT AND AT PEACE with the service I have brought and given to our Lord.   When I started the mission I always said, I have to give it all to the Lord, the time will go by too fast and I DONT want to end with regrets!  And I can honestly testify that I have GIVEN all of ELDER McGHIE!  I have never taken a day off, I have never done stupid things to embarrass the Lord nor our family name, I have never said, oh today I am tired so I am not going to work, through sickness, grief, sadness, or frustration, I have been able to keep on going to serve the Lord... AND OH HOW GREAT IS MY PEACE AND JOY KNOWING THAT!!!  I hope all my friends on missions will do the same and have this great feeling of peace that I have...  But it is not a feeling of SATISFACTION yet!  I still have WORK TO DO!!!!

Thinking about my last transfer I can do 1 of 2 things... I can slack off, get ¨trunky¨ and say, well I gave 22 and a half months, that’s good enough, or I can strap up the backpack and work even more than I have in these last 22 months, just really, leave it all out on the table!!!!!!  I have chosen the second OPTION!!!  I have always wanted to baptize 10 or more in one month, we have 5 up till now and 4 people are ready to enter the Baptismal Font!  There are about 3 or 4 people that just need their answer and they will be joining us in the baptismal service!!!!!!  OH I WANT SO BAD TO HELP THESE PEOPLE!  Our goal is 7, but our goal as companions, is 11, and we are so close to reaching 11!!!  Please pray for us to be able to do it!!! 

So I wanted to share some good news with you guys, The stake president came up to Elder Smith and I and said, are there transfers this week?  I told him yes, and he immediately called President Ardila to ask him not to change us and well he called us into his office and told us, Elders I just talked to President Ardila and you both are STAYING!!! YESS!!! I am going to be able to end my mission here in HUANUCO with Elder Smith!!! The stake president was SO happy, because we have a bunch of projects and goals that we are doing as a stake and now we get to stay! I got to begin and to finish my mission with Elder Smith as my companion!!  I LOVE PRESIDENT LUNA AND ARDILA!!! I LOVE MY MISSION!!! 
SO love ya fam, keep it real and keep it safe!!!!!!

Elder McGHIE!!!

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September 17, 2012


Hi everyone, it is just Carrie again!!  I am posting Spencer’s email exactly how he sent it to us!! No editing!! =) I guess his new way of saying;
Bye, Love Elder Spencer Marty McGhie is…………….WOOOF!!!  Below is his whole email, that is all we got on Monday???!!  He is such a goofhead!! =)  But I love him anyway!! =)

Oh and just in case you wanted to know: Spencer’s Homecoming Talk will be on November 11th at 11am!  I know it is 11/11 at 11 which is sort of funny =)! So,  Mark your calendars if you can come!!!
Bye for now
Carrie or I guess I could just write:
WOOOF!!  =)

         MAN I AM TOTALLY TICKED RIGHT NOW BUT SO GRATEFUL THAT I WASN´T IN RICE ECCLES STADIUM OR I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN KNOCKED OUT OR SOMEONE ELSE!  FLIP, i am totally TO´ED right now...   I was in my room Saturday night at 9 30pm thinking that BYU and UTAH were in the middle of the game and oh how i wanted to be there, but after reading that ROYAL GARBAGE i am very happy to be in Peru where no one has a clue of what or who is BYU nor the GREATNESS of American FOOTBALL!!!  RAYOS DEL SOL!!! THAT TOTALLY BITES!!!  OH and Ainsley is going to kill me!  HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY BIG SIS!!!!!!!!  Its safe to safe i totally spaced that one while writing the fam! DANG IT! SOSO SORRY AINS!!!!!!!!!!!

        SO i will now try to regain my composure and write you guys something worthwhile!!!  SO we had a great baptism Saturday of a guy with 22 years and he is totally stoked to go on the mission, so i dont have any time... oops…  WHAT HAPPENED TO MY TIME? WOOOF!

September 10, 2012

The title is coming, I forgot to copy and paste it and it is in Spanish so I cant remember it?? Sorry, Spencers Mom=O !!

I am still working on all the pictures..............they will be on here soon, I hope!!! =O!!!

       Mi corazón esta llenísimo de gozo hoy día después de leer un poco de lo que pasó esta semana y muy muy animado porque…  ELDER SMITH IS MY FLIPPIN COMPANION!!!!!! YEAH!!! SO Monday night they called and said, hey Elder McGhie your comp has transfers… (my heart JUMPED for joy)   and I asked him, who is coming… .and they said ELDER SMITH!!! YEP that’s right my first companion in the MTC is my companion now!!!!!  Haha what a great blessing!  We are SUPER happy and working RE-CONTRA hard!!!  WE had 2 baptisms on Saturday and it looks like we will have 3 this week!  And then we will have 3 more the next week and 3 the next and meet our goal of 11 baptisms in my area!!! VIVA!!!!!  I am so happy right now and excited to work!  I hope we can end our missions together here in Huanuco that would be such a great way to go out!!! Just imagine I entered with Elder Smith and going out with Elder Smith!  It would be SO cool!!! SO we can only hope and pray for the will of the father and trust in him!
                SO I am also OVERJOYED to hear the BYU once again kicked but and UTAH LOST TO UTAH STATE!!! TENGA LO SUYO!!!!!!!!!!   TAKE THAT PAC 12 Haha!!!!!!!! I am SO calling Elder Madsen today!  And of course BYU Utah this week! SON!!!  So I totally wore my Peyton Manning jersey last night after planning session hoping to hear of a broncos victory!!! THATA BOY PEYTON!!!  Also this week arrived you dear elders about elder bendnar´s talk, thanks dad!!!  OH and I got a card from none other than ELDER DE JONG FROM JAPAN!!! HECK YEAH!  I was so happy to hear from him!  Tell him hi and about a month ago I got a letter From ELDER PAVIA!!! SO I need to write some serious letters to all my buddies, especially ELDER RIGBY who it appears to me is on his way to france!!! CUIDADO WITH HAIRY ARMPITS!!!  SO I am totally loving my mission and life is SO darn good right now.  I am so happy to hear that LINEY is at Alta and loving it, and that Mr. Pakcer is giving her a hard time!  I am going to send him a letter and liney can give it to him!  Tell liney I loved that history class, and my last year I was T.A. for pack daddy with the legend JAKE CORRY!!! HAHAH such good times!!!  And when they have test reviews Liney has to represent the family name and make the basket in the little hoop!
I am kind of blabbering on and on, because I am just so happy and excited about life right now!  Yesterday we have a meeting with the stake presidency here in Huancuco about how to strengthen the missionary work here, President Luna, the Stake Pres. is SO AMAZING!  He reminds me of Presidente Smith!  Man I love my mission, thanks for the cards and all you have done and do for me!  KEEP IT REAL

ps I attached mom´s bday recording and 1 from today!!!!

September 3, 2012

22 months!?

Hey Fam y Amigos!

Wow, can you believe it that today I have officially been out on my mission for 22 months!?  How nuts is that!!!  I am honestly amazed at how fast my mission has flown by!!!  So first things first THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE PACKAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Haha I opened it up and saw my TOTALLY LEGIT PEYTON MANNING JERSEY! O HECK YEAH!!!!  I have worn it every day since I got it (Do you think he wore it under his suit??? Interesting thought!!  Marty said he probably is sleeping it it???)!  HAHA!  I forgot to snap a picture with it on, but I will definably send you a picture of it next Monday!!!  You guys know me TOO WELL!!!! Haha I wasn’t expecting that for the life of me!  Also, thanks for the alarm clock that shows pictures that is SO cool, all the elders in my apartment want me to give it to them when I go home, I said heck no! This is my FAMILY! HAHA!  So thanks so much!!! The BYU t-shirts are awesome!  Also the BYU pajamas I have slept in them every night!  And of course all that candy!!! YEAH I LOVE AMERICAN CHOCOLATE!!!  So family once again you totally rocked the package (thank goodness since it is his last package before he comes home and what do you get a missionary for his birthday when he only has 2 months left?? =)!!!!! 
I have to tell you that Elder Christofferson was THE BOMB!  He walked in and the Spirit was SO strong!  Man, he speaks Spanish perfectly!!! Even his wife spoke and she speaks pretty well!!!  If I told you all he talked about, I would be writing here the whole day!  But there were a WHOLE BUNCH of missionaries, too many to be able to shake his hand, so we didn’t have that opportunity, but it was still awesome!  He talked a lot about the Book of Mormon in the conversion of our investigators and in our own lives.  At one point he had all of the Seventies and Area Authorities stand up.  In all there were 7!!! And they were all on the stand with Elder Christofferson, they spoke before he did! It was SO POWERFUL to see all of them there!  Holy SMOKES!  While they were standing up he explained what they do and how they represent the Quorum of the 12 and that they are representatives of Jesus Christ!  Wow it was pretty nuts!  When he finished his talk he bore his testimony and knocked all of our socks off!!! At one point he stopped for a second and asked us to listen very closely and he said, “I KNOW THAT CHRIST LIVES AND HE IS MY SAVIOR”! Wow it was completely silent and it sent shivers down my spine.  He really is a Special Witness that Jesus Christ; he made it VERY clear through his words and feelings!  He is a very great man, he was very happy the whole time smiling and making jokes!  I decided to observe how he spoke, how he acted and about everything he did and I wrote it all down, it was really cool to see how an Apostle acts and speaks!  wow, it really was an unforgettable experience!
Well, I hope that mom and dad had great Birthdays!  And I am SO happy to hear that the Cougz came out and thumped Washington State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YEAH!!! Dad, please record every BYU game until November and burn em on a disc or something for when I get home!  Are the cougz ranked?  Just curious....??  So I am interested to hear how dad and Ainsley did running the half marathon!  You know I will be joining you guys in your running adventures when I get back, I have really come to LOVE running during my mission! So keep up the good work!!  Liney, I am so proud of you at ALTA!  THATA GIRL! Caroline is an Alta Hawk!! I am always praying for you guys, Oh and Liney, tell Mr. Packer hi for me! 

Elder Spencer Martin McGHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!