Mision Chile Concepcion Sur

Mision Chile Concepcion Sur
Called to Serve

Monday, December 28, 2015

I had a White Christmas

Mostly for the reason that my companion is Elder White.

Anyway this week went by super fast. I can't believe how fast time
fly's.  Christmas was spectacular and everything that could be expected
of a Christmas in Chile. We had a barbecue with the members of our
extension of a ward on Tuesday. So basically we just gave juice
(wasted time) the whole day. On Christmas Eve we ate dinner at a
members house with their non Mormon family. It was a really great
dinner. We even had American style salad because my comp had mix for
salad dressing and made a salad. there was turkey, chicken, and smoked
salmon and a small assortment of cheeses. Christmas morning we made
pancakes with mix from the states and we also made bacon and eggs.
Skype went well and we didn't have any technical difficulties.
Especially amazing because I am in South America.

I am really excited for the new year and to be able to work even more
as a missionary. In the spirit of this Christmas season I would like
to bear witness that a savior has been born and He is Jesus.

Much love
Elder Kelton Miller

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Twas the week before Navidad

This week has been really great. I said goodbye to elder Cox but I got

to get to know Elder White. He is from the big city of Vernal Utah
and has like nine siblings. He is a really hard worker and really
focused. I am really excited to work with him.

The way the celebrate Christmas in Chile is yet to been seen completely
but so far it is fairly similar. They all have Christmas trees in
their houses and they decorate them the same. It is a lot warmer than
any other Christmas I have yet experienced but I am doing fine. There
is still snow on the top of the nearby volcano. I will not get to
touch it but there is white in my Christmas. Even if it is fourty
Kilometers away.

This week we visited all of our investigators and had really good
lessons. They all committed to go to church and then didn´t. However
recently our phone had a little bit of problems and some of the
contacts were deleted. Not a big deal because we have everything
written down. However I ended calling and inviting someone who we
hadn't yet taught and invited them to church. They accepted the
invitation and showed up. I hardly remembered the person because we
had only contacted them once and I thought I was expecting a different
person. It was a little bit of a fluke but I guess sometimes that is
the way God works.

Anyway I hope that you all have a merry Christmas and that you can and
are feeling the spirit of Christ in this Christmas. If not, ask
yourself why and then change what you need to.

Merry Christmas from the other land down under.
Elder Kelton Miller

Monday, December 14, 2015

Cambios!!! (Changes, as in changes of companionships.)

This week was spectacular. We had a Christmas conference as a mission
and I got to meet a lot of new people. The whole mission was there and
It was great to see all the missionaries here. The president and his
wife both gave talks and they were wonderful. I feel a lot more
prepared for Christmas now.

So my Zone had another activity and WE WENT BOWLING! again. I really
thought I was better at bowling before my mission. I guess not.
Something to work on after the mission I guess.

Oh also this week I met this couple from England who are biking south
America. they were really friendly but the weirdest this is that when
we were saying goodbye they said, "Cheers." Thats all.

So I am going to be staying in Vilcun for another two months but I am
happy with that. I am however getting a new Companion. His name is
Elder White but I have yet to meet him. I will send a picture of him
next week.

Elder Kelton Miller

Trip to Charquenco


Monday, December 7, 2015

It is definetly not going to be a white christmas.

This week went super fast. I went on another exchange this week with
an elder from here in Chile. He is really cool and his name is elder
Urbina. Another cool thing that has happened recently is the Christmas
inicitive that the church is doing. There is a really cool video for
Christmas, actually two. You should all check it out at:christmas.mormon.org  It is super cool. We had an activity this week
in which I made baked potatoes for everyone. They all hated the Greek
yogurt. For those of you who don't know Greek yogurt is basically sour
cream. I will send some pictures of that and also the gingerbread
house we made last week.

So they called a new bishop here in the ward I am working in. It is
super exciting because the old bishop was super busy with his calling
in the stake and it was hard to get in contact with him. Also we found
out that VILCUN IS GOING TO BE A BRANCH. The stake sent of the papers
to salt lake so that Vilcun can become a branch. It will take some
time in processing and I don't think that I will actually be here to
see it all finalize but it is nice to know that all the work that we
have put in is actually visible.

In other news. It is hot. Really hot. Also Chile doesn't have air
conditioning. Sometimes if you are lucky you can get the wind to go
through your house to cool things down.

Overall I am happy. I am really content to be here. I don't really feel
that I have been away for that long. Next week I should be getting a
new companion. It is weird.

Elder Kelton Miller

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bautismos!!! (Baptisms)

We had two baptisms this last week and it was a really spiritual
experience. More about that in a bit. This week we had two
intercombios. It was cool but overly stressful for me because I stayed
on both of them. The first one was with one of the Zone leaders and
then the next one was with a missionary who has a little less than two
weeks. It was both ends of the spectrum there but both of them went
really well.

About the baptisms. We had them on Saturday and it was really
stressful because I had to get everyone to the bus and I wasn't with
my companion because we were still on the exchanges and I was with the
new missionary. It all turned out well. The first one who got baptized
was Exequiel. He is fifteen and is super cool. His grandma is a member
who we reactivated and his sister is actually investigating the church
as well and might get baptized. The other is an investigator who we
have been working with for longer than the time I have here in Vilcùn
and she is really smart and knows a lot. I will be sending pictures in
the next email.

We were going to do an activity for thanksgiving and then it started
raining and it kind of flooded a little in Vilcun so we couldn't do
everything how we wanted. We ended up watching a church movie and
eating cookies with the members that did show up to the activity. Also
we had a zone activity today and made Gingerbread houses and did white
elephant gifts. It was really fun. I got a neck pillow.

Anyway the church is true. Jesus lives and loves you and if you have
any questions about that you could ask me but I am sure that their are
missionaries a little closer than I am.

Elder Kelton Miller

Monday, November 23, 2015

There is a lot of thanks to be gave

This week went by really fast. We put so much work into our sector. We
are for sure going to have two more baptisms this Saturday. It is
super great. We have two ends of the baptism spectrum. One of them has
been an investigator for a long time. Like six months. The other has
been an investigator for like four weeks. They are so great. I will
send pictures from the baptism this coming week. It just hasn´t
happened yet so, yeah. I am pretty sure that I am going to be in
Vilcún for a good while. I am really happy to be here. It is wierd to
think of how long I have been out on my mission. It feels like I
haven´t been out for that long.

Where I am is an extension of a ward. This means that usually we meet
by ourselves because there isn´t that many of us but sometimes we go
to the ward. This week was one of those weeks. We got to see the
primary program and it was so beautiful. I really missed my primary
class. They are so awesome. Shout out for them. I am just really happy
for that experience I had to teach primary. Even if I was a crummy

Anyway I am really excited to hear from all of you and your
thanksgiving events. As you might have guessed they don´t celebrate
thanksgiving here in chile. So Elder Cox and I are going to have an
activity and make baked potatoes. That is the closest to thanksgiving
dinner we can get to.

Love you all.
Elder Kelton Miller

Monday, November 16, 2015

Just keep working

This week we worked alot. We were able to see lots of miracles through our work. We have two people getting ready to be baptized. I will tell you more about that as it happens. However I will tell you about the experience that we had this last Sunday. Normally we don't have more that 15 or sixteen attend church, however this week we had 21 in church. It is because we have been working really hard with less actives and in getting investigators to church. 
We had an idea to teach about the book of Mormon and challenge the members to read the book of Mormon by the end of the year. So for those of you reading in English there are 531 pages. If you read 12 pages a day you will finish by the end of the year. I hope that you will all commit to follow with this guideline to receive the spiritual blessing.
Also today we found out the exchanges and it turns out that for me there is no change. I am going to stay in Vilcùn with my same companion Elder Cox for the next exchange. He is going to be a district leader too. It will be cool. 

I just want to share really fast a little of my testimony of obedience. I know that when we obey the commandments completely and not ignoring the parts we may have problems with that we will get blessed. In fact we need to obey all of the commandment in order to get the blessing from that commandment. I hope all of you will have a good week and if needed make any changes in your life to be able to receive the blessing.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish

This latest week we did a lot of the things we usually do, yell at houses, eat a lot of bread, teach people and have them not go to church. This week we didn't even have half of the members go to church. It was really sad. In other news pride is a bad thing and we should all strive to be humble. A good indicator of whether or not you have pride is whether or not you think you have pride. We did however have a lot of other cool opportunities.  We had interviews with president this week and I got to eat a cookie. It was a real cookie, like the ones that are found in the states.This past Saturday there was a festival of nations and all the gringo missionaries went to represent the states. We had a tent with a bunch of pictures and stuff. We weren't allowed to proselyte but it was good for people to get a little more acquainted with the missionaries.
I was sick for like a day and it was not pleasant but I am over it now and am all the happier to be healthy. It keeps getting hotter here. Today I had a good idea of what the lower degrees of glory will be like. I believe it will be a lot like being crammed into a bus and listening to bad 90´s music. You have a means of transportation and music but it just isn't what you actually want. 

Elder Miller

Monday, November 2, 2015

This is halloween

But actually it wasn't because they don't really celebrate Halloween here in Chile. They do celebrate a little but I didn't really notice anything. This last week has been really cool. It all went by really fast. 

We had an intercambio(interchange) Not really sure how it translates. So for one day I was with a different elder for a day. He is from Argentina and is super animated. It was a cool experience because I got to work in Temuco. Temuco is the third largest city in Chile. Vilcún is about an hour away from Temuco by bus but we go in to temuco for all of our meetings and stuff.

Also we are working with a bunch of people and got a lot of people to go to church this past week.Which is usually the hardest part. We have been doing this thing called a fourty day fast. Which basically is we stop doing some things so that we can be guided by the spirit. We have seen so much more miracles with this fast. For instance, this last sunday we were walking back from lunch from a members house. We usually only eat at one members house but for various reasons we had to eat a different house. We also had an appointment that fell for a really weird reason. So we set up a different appointment. On our way back to the house for our weekly planning (Which we should have already been doing but we had that appointment) we heard someone yell "Elder." We turned to see a couple with a pair of bikes. It turns out that they are members from Santiago. They had just gotten off of the bus and set out to find a house to rent in Vilcún. They had been praying to see elders so that they could find out if there was a church there. We showed them the church and then and introduced them to some of the members from Vilcún so that they could have help finding housing. It is really great because we have few people in Vilcún and none of them have had the experience in how the church actually runs and now we have a couple sealed in the temple moving to vilcún.

We also went bowling as a Zone today. I thought I was okay at bowling but I guess I forgot how.

Elder Miller

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rain and Sun makes for lots of Fun.

Forgive me for the title of this email. I know that I shouldn't rhyme. This last week has been a lot like the others. We teach people and they don't go to church. We are working on it though. We have been teaching a lot of new investigators and it is always interesting to see the different type of backgrounds that you get to teach. Most people are either Catholic or Evangélico, meaning like baptist or something. We are teaching one person who doesn't believe in God and that is a good experience. He is really cool and smart and the important part is that he reads the Book of Mormon. 

The weather is getting warmer as we are coming out of winter right now. The rain is constant. However it is easy to find cool umbrellas here. I had a really hard task with that in the states.   

Also for the first time I made BANANA PANCAKES. It was great and really easy. I like to cook for myself but dont often get the chance.

As always I am open to any questions that you may have.
Elder Miller
A funny experience that I have had is as follows :
 I was at the a members house for lunch when the member got a phone call from the missionary that baptized her. She began to tell the Elder about the current missionaries in the area. When she was describing me she told the Elder that I was from Russia instead of saying I was blonde. This is due to the closeness of the words in Spanish. The elder believed her and since then she has been telling everyone that I am from Russia 

A spiritual experience that I have had is that in the last week we have been taking our recent converts to lessons with us. One of the converts is always joking about not wanting to go to church. During a lesson we invited the investigator to go to church. Our convert then testified of her own personal experience with church and how it has helped her. It wasn't anything complex but a simple confirmation of the things we have been teaching. This experience confirmed that I am actually helping people to draw closer to God and make important changes in their lives.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Wonderful week of Miracles here in Vilcùn

I would like to share a bit about the week that we had. It was so crazy preparing for the wedding. We weren't able to have it in the campo because of heavy rain the previous days but we had a wonderful time. The following day we had the baptism and it was fantastic. I already sent the pictures. So enjoy. Sunday was really great as well because it is when we had fast and testimony meeting and they all shared their testimonies. We also have been working with some of the members so that they could recieve the Melchezediek priesthood and they received it sunday as well. 

This week was really fantastic. However I need to inform you all that tomorrow the 20th of October is my Moms birthday so wish her a happy one.

Elder Miller

Monday, October 12, 2015

Over the river and into the woods.

This last week was really crazy. We are doing a lot of service in preparation for a baptism this week that we are going to have in a river. The family we are baptizing is really awesome. I'll send pictures and all that jazz after the baptism. We also had a stake conferance and two members of the seventy were there.They also rearranged the stake presidency and now we dont have a bishop. Which doesnt really change much for good old Vilcún because we are so far out from the ward anyway. However we do have a need for a bishop this week for interviews and stuff but I am sure it will all turn out fine. 

Also this last week we had transfers. I am in the same place with the same companion but I have new people to get to know in my zone. It's pretty cool. The majority of the people stayed however so I dont have to learn to many new names.

Elder Viñas of the seventy who was recently put into the area presidency as well spoke a lot about keeping the sabbath day holy. He said that we have to take the sacrament every week and that if we dont attend church meetings in full then we aren't fulfilling the sabbath day. Of course he said all of this in spanish but I translated.

Anyway I am going to send some pictures of the volcano and also the three people in the mission from the valley all happened to be at a chiropractic office at the same time and I got a pic with Elder Duffin and Elder Clark.

Feel free to email and ask questions.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Three New Apostles

So I was really surprised by the calling to apostleship because I was totally expecting the three nephites to be called. I guess not.

I will talk a bit more about conference later but first other things.
This week we headed back up to the mission office for return and report. It was great to see all the friends I had made in the CCM. I am having a little trouble getting the pictures dealt with so you will have to wait for that. I learned a lot and it was revitalizing but the most important part was that there were brownies. It was great.

Conference was great and I got to watch it in English which was spectacular. We went to the stake center in Temuco which is about an hour away from where we live. I would just like to share a bit of what I learned during this conference. I learned and had reaffirmed to me that the commandments aren´t just a bunch of things we have to do so that we can be worthy to go to the temple. Although the temple is our ultimate goal the and we need to keep the commandments to be able to enter into it we are given them kind of like a users guide to our body and our mind. When we follow them we will be the happiest and most physically well that we can be. After all God made our bodies it only makes sense that he knows how we should use them. I have had my own personal testimony of this strengthened on my mission because this is the strictest I have adhered to the commandments in my life. It is also the time that I have been happiest by myself regardless of the outside circumstances. I know that if we don't understand something about them we can get a testimony by keeping it because we don't get a testimony until after the trail of our faith.

Elder Miller

Monday, September 28, 2015

Si vas para Chile

Well this week went by really fast. I am almost done with my first transfer here in the mission. A transfer is just six weeks and it doesnt mean that I am getting a new companion or area but its pretty cool. We have to go back up to concepción this week to for whats called a return and report and then we just keep going on with what we are doing. 

Everthing is going really well. I feel tired a lot but it isnt a big deal. The weather is changing here and its starting to get warmer here because we are coming out of winter. 

So we have a baptism/ wedding this coming month and we have a lot of planning to do. It is going to really cool though. We are going to baptise them in a river. As long as the weather permits that is.

Also this weekend is general conferance. Let me just stress the importance of this for a moment. So First of God has a prophet on the earth today. Second, there are twelve apostles called to testify of christ. Most importantly we get to listen to them live. Basically what that means is that you get to hear from God. They are going to be sharing the EXACT same message god would be sharing if he was here in person talking to us.

Elder Miller

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

¡¡The Deiciocho!!

The day in which you just eat constantly. If you eat less than 4 empanadas this day you are considered a failure. It was super fun though. I took a nap. Also we had an activity with the ward and that was fun. 
Empanadas are the food of Chile. Also mote con husillo. Which is like oats in a juice with a dried peach in it. Its better than it sounds. 

The reason I couldnt write like normal monday was for the fact that I had to head up to Concepción for a lunch with the mission president. My zone made a goal for baptisms before I got hear and they hit it so I got to go. It takes like five hours to take a bus to there and then we stayed for two hours and took another five hour bus back. It was swell.

So much happens and I dont really know what to say. We have a baptism for the 16th of October with this family who are just waiting to get married. Its pretty cool. 
I am going to send some pictures from this week.

Monday, September 14, 2015

We are going to see a Miracle here in Vilcún

 Mission President & Sister Bluth From Arizona 
 Temuco Nielol Zone, Catrihuala1 

Here in Vilcún everything is going well. We have been able to get a lot of new investigators and set return visits. I am really excited to see how much progress we can acheive here. This last saturday we had a service activity with the Nielol ward here and it was a great oppurtunity to meet new people and advance the work here in Vilcún. Also it has been pretty sunny recently and thats been nice. I have to much hope for Vilcún and I know we are going to see a miracle here in Vilcún. You can quote me on that.

Any way this week for all of you in Los Estados Unidos (United States) It is just a normal week. However here in Chile everything is bustling and everyone is preparing for the 18th. Why? BECAUSE its the independence day of chile. I don't know the whole story but I do know that it is going to be a really fun day. Also a really great experience to get to know more about the culture (Food) of Chile.

Also if you were wondering what the candy is like here in Chile well lets just say "I hope you like wafers."  Everything has wafers in it. There is a large variety of wafer candies of varied flavors but all have wafers. I will be collecting a list of the best candies and will send you a top five list. 

I don't have any pictures for this week but I will try to get you some for the next.

Elder Miller.

Monday, September 7, 2015

We are going to see a Miracle in Vilcún

So just so you all know life here in Chile, although different, is very good. I have had a lot of lessons with new investigators, recent converts, and thats about all. 

So the members in Vilcún are amazing although few. We have about six active members and it isnt a branch. Yet. We walk and take the bus everywhere. Its pretty awesome. They just opened a new plaza in town and its awesome. We are going to do some contacting there. 

We had people working on our roof so it wouldnt leak and for a couple days we werent able to have a fire and they happened to be some of the coldest days. 
Also a few days ago one of the volcanoes that´s further away was letting off a lot of smoke and it was cool.
Things are going great down here and I dont want any of you to worry about me.

Monday, August 31, 2015

I learned spanish but I should have learned Castillano.

 Week Seven
So I am officially in Chile. It is rainy a lot and I love it. I love how all the chileans speak. There is so much slang that its just crazy. Thus the title of the email. So my trainer (as everyone in the Mish says your parent) is Elder Cox. He is from Kaysville but he didnt know anyone that I did. Our area is a small town named Vilcún about an hour away from a bigger town named Temuco. I really love it here. There are a lot of people in the area who are recent converts and we get to teach them a lot.

Bread here is super good. Also I had some roasted flour. Basically they just toast flour before they grind it. You can mix it with water or milk. It smells like frosted mini wheats and its great. They also eat a lot of soup here and the family that I live with are really good at cooking.

I will get some pictures of the volcano that is really close to us. Apparently on a clear day there are 5 volcanos that you can see. There are a total of seven close to me though. Dont worry though. I feel totally safe.

I feel pretty good about the spanish but there is a lot of slang and stuff. Also something really funny is that a lot of the time they randomly put -po after words. So it would be like si-po and it will throw you off a little.

Elder Miller

CCM District 5D Despedida photos:

We send our love with you all and know that you will find joy and happiness in this great work.  Thanks for your examples of dedication, obedience, and diligence.  Open your hearts to the people.  They will love you.

Hermana Call

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pictures for your soul

Week 6

(Hermano Hernandez) One of Karolina's Teachers when she was in the Mexico MCC  hunted Kelton Down just to get a picture before he left for Chile)

This last Sunday one of the members of our branch presidency who doesn't speak fluent english was giving a talk and as I listened and felt the spirit I realized that I don't have to be able to speak the language perfectly I just need to be able to let the spirit do the teaching.

Just some pictures from the squad. Coolest district ever.

 Sister Martinez served in with Hermana Karolina Miller in the Washington Everette Mission. Taught Elder Miller in his Field Orientation Class.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Solo Español... ¿En Verdad?

Week 5

First off it is really hard to know what to write. So much happens here but at the same time not much occurs. I will say however that it is really exciting for me right now because I just got my flight plans and general itinerary. It is an eight hour and a half hour flight to Santiago then we take an hour and a half flight to Concepción. We fly out on Monday and arrive Tuesday. Other than that exciting piece of information we also got to go to the Mexico City Temple open house today. It was a really great experience. I got to take a nap on the bus ride back. So same old me.

I am pretty excited to go to the field. I feel ready with my Spanish abilities. At least enough to survive until I get fluent at least.

I might not have an opportunity to email next week due to how P-Days fall so don't worry too much if you don't hear from me. Promise I will be fine.

If you have any questions that you want answers to feel free to email me. If you have questions you don't want answers to email me anyway and I won´t answer them. 

As always I have to say my district is the best and so are my meastras. 

So I know sometimes parents have to give talks in sacrament meeting every once in a while so if they ask soon you can have Brother Reeder read this: En el CCM hacemos muchas cosas. Todas las cosas nos prepare por el campo misional. Mi testimonio es mas fuerte de cuando yo fuí al CCM. Yo se que Dios nos ama y quiere para nosotros siga el ejemplo de Cristo. Se es posible por nosotros a aprender por nuestros mismos de verdad de todas las cosas si tenemos fe en Jesucristo y su Expiación. Por favor hacen las cosas que necesitan hacer para haller por usted mismo. En el nombre de Jesucristo amen.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Week 5?

Week 4

Life here at the CCM is pretty much the same as usual. Wake up, study, eat, study, get taught, teach, eat some more, teach and get taught again, do language study on the computers then do more language study off of computers then go back to the apartment and go to sleep. However as monotonous as that sounds its not bad because as I have previously stated my district is the absolute best. It really doesn't seem to me that I have been out that long at all. I am super excited to get out to the field. the temple in concepción is just out of my mission boundaries but the ground breaking is in october. Also in october is General Conference which I think I have said before I am super excited for.  It is odd for me to think that I am currently in a different country and that this time in two weeks I will be somewhere in Chile. It is really good hearing from all of you and you can feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel knows me well enough to want it. 

This last tuesday we got to see Elder Nelson talk at the Provo MTC via live streaming and it was a great talk. Hearing an apostle talk was just stoking my excitement for General Conference. In my time here I have obviously had a lot of time to search ponder and pray as a primary song directs and it is really great to be able to have a better understanding of ... well a lot of things. On of the things that I want to share is about repentance. A lot of the time we think of repentance as something hard and the connotation isn't good. However repentance is merely aligning your actions to better fit the knowledge that you have of what you should be doing. Something that I have learned is "Doctrine understood changes behavior." and although we may know the words and the stories it isn't until we truly understand for ourselves that we can truly change our actions. Although we still make mistakes even once we have that understanding its what we do after those mistakes that what truly makes the  difference. It doesn't matter what you've done the atonement more than makes up for any mistake we could make. Don't take my word for it though. Find out for yourself.      
                                             Pictured Elder Felix and I and Rainy Mexico.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hi we are here to teach you about José Cristo... I mean Jesucristo

Week Three

It hardly seems like a week has passed since the last time that I emailed. However it has and I am sending another email. Just letting you know my district is still awesome and we are still learning at an alarming rate. I feel that I have been able to do so much over the past few weeks and its pretty great. It´s hard to believe that I am halfway done with my experience at the CCM. I am really looking forward to being able to go to Chile. I just wanted to let you all know that you are not forgotten and I keep you in my prayers but I am doing well. This week we were able to listen to a couple of really good talks. One by Elder Bednar and the other by Elder Holland. Everyone here looks forward to conference so much even though its still a few months away. 

This week for service we got to help fold blankets and sheets for the entire CCM. We are basically pro now so I can always look forward to my folding skills. Everyone is back to being healthy after the plague that hit. Luckily it left about as soon as it came. Just let me know if you have anything you would like to hear about and I will be happy to answer the next time I send emails.

   Additional tidbit sent to his favorite sister, Lina:

Hey, so, I don't know if you know this, but Rebecca Weigeshoff is here. It was kind of funny how we ran into each other. I was just with my district, like always, and we were just sitting down for a devotional. I was standing up, and I heard someone say, "Hold on, I need to find Elder Miller really fast." Knowing that Elder Miller is a common name here in the MTC, I sarcastically say, "I'm Elder Miller," to which she freaks out and runs down to me. It takes me a second to remember who she is, but I did. Yep, that's all, folks.

                                              Some pics for your soul

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Did I say my district was awesome or nah? July 28, 2015

Week Two

So basically we have gotten into the schedule. Everything is going well here. My District is basically the best. Be sure to look in the background of this photo because its great. I forgot to tell you all about the wonderfull service project that we did last week. We swept the walls of the new comedor. Most productive time on my mission yet. This week we got to do some organizing of books and stuff. There has been a lot of people getting sick here over the last couple days. Including my companion Elder Smith. I have come out of it almost unscathed. We have already begun teaching but not to real investigators. Tomorrow however is our first day we teach real invesigators. Everything is going pretty well here but I am really excited to get to Chile. Another cool thing is that there are 5 people who went to sky view with me who are here right


Pictures or fotographias. You Decide

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

First week at the CCM

                                                              July 21, 2015
Just so you know I have made it to my first prep day. My flight was good and I flew over with twenty three other missionaries. It was comforting to be with so many people because it was hard to get lost with that big of a group. When I arrived I found out that there are ten other people going to my same mission in my "generation" at the CCM. Just so you know CCM= MTC.  I was put into the dorms but right now my companion Elder Smith and I have the dorm to ourselves. There was another group of elders there but they left yesterday. Elder Smith is from California. I was really lucky and I have such a great district. Other than myself there is Elder Cederstrom from AZ, and his companions Elder Bauserman from Southern Virginia. There is Elder Cornwall from Nevada and his companion Elder Thatcher from Northern Virginia. He was actually right by where Lina lived but he went to the normal ward instead of the singles ward. He lived in Utah while lina was there anyway. Our District Leader is Elder Hannafin from CA and his companion is Elder Shroeder ( I think I spelt that wrong.) from Utah as well. 

Things here are going well. I have been really getting better at spanish and can almost teach a lesson well enough to actually be proficient. I have no doubt that by the time I am out of here I will be able to teach and be prepared for the field. When I first got here they were still remodeling cafeteria but today it re-opened and it has good food. The time that every missionary looks forward to is meal time, gym time and devotionals because at all other times you are so focused on learning the gospel, your language and basically everything else you could possibly need to know about being in the mission field. 

We got to go to the Mexico city temple today, well actually just the visitors center because the temple is currently closed to have renovations done. I think something to do with the foundation but I'm not sure. It was cool though and we got to play around on the touch screens and look at the temples from all around the world. 

I really don't know what else to say...

Elder Miller (Still getting used to it)

                                                         The View from my apartment.