Sunday, August 28, 2016
The trick is to find me in the attached picture.
Well this week was really great. Other than the usual office work and
such we had a conference for the new missionaries and their trainers
for the end of the cambio.
Also one of the days this week my companion and I decided to take the
bus instead of driving back to our area. One the bus ride over we met
and taught a man who is currently in rehab. He had a lot of questions
about the Book of Mormon and was really excited to learn more about
That was miracle number one from taking the bus.
The second is the following:
We share our ward with some other missionaries. Amongst them some
sister missionaries. We got a call from them about 30 minutes from
when we should be going in to our house because one of them was really
sick and the were really far from their own house. They called us to
see if we could give them a rid in the mission vehicle. Well we didn´t
have it but we called one of our investigators who lives really close
to where the sisters where and she gave them a ride home. It was
really cool to have an investigator who was so willing to serve and
that they got the opportunity because we decided to follow a prompting
of not taking the car that day.
I know that we get prompting from the Holy Ghost and that as we follow
them we will be blessed. We will also be blessed to help others in
their times of need.
I love you all and wish you all a good week.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
So first off I have to announce that I am no longer in a trio. Meaning I only have one companion now. My other companion Elder Maldonado has his own companion who just so happens to be a Chilean as well named Elder Zuñiga.
I am still companions with Elder Clark.
I still however have to do a lot of things with housing because neither of the housing elders can drive. That is pretty okay though because I get to see all of the really beautiful parts of the mission all the time. I love it. The ocean is really cool. We have some cool beaches here in Chile.
Also it has been raining a lot. I am still here in Chile after all. However it is slowly getting warmer as we enter into spring here soon.
Some cool experiences that I had this week were two. One we had just barely dropped the mission van off in the parking lot when we noticed that one of our neighbors was moving. Immediatly we offer to help and are hands on in the moving process. We find out that he is actually helping his friend move to another apartment right across the street. His name was Nino and he started speaking to us in English because he said he wanted to practice. At the end he gave us his phone number so we could give him a call and pass by some time. Then literally twenty minutes later we are walking and we meet this lady giving food to the stray dogs. Backstory, here in Chile there are literally hundreds of thousands of stray animals in the streets. The specific ones we are talking about are the ones that hang out by the closest bus stop in San Pedro. Anyway, as we talk to this lady we find out that she passes by every night after work to give food to these dogs. She has been doing this for the last six years. There were like six different stray dogs. Needless to say I was impressed.
Anyway love you all.
Also last week we went and visited some museums. It was really cool.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
This week there was a big leadership meeting and it was pretty crazy.
All of the leaders in the mission were here. Zone leaders, Sister
trainer leaders??? (Don´t know what it´s called in English) and the
district leaders. So many people in the office and they all needed
something from me. The good thing is that I can just lock myself in
the supply closet and hide. I didn´t but next time I might. However
the assistants had a presentation that they were making and they had
us help them with some videos. It was really fun.
However more than anything I would like to share a quick scripture with you.
It is in 1 Nephi 17: 12 For the Lord had not hitherto suffered that we
should make much fire, as we journeyed in the wilderness; for he said:
I will make thy food become sweet, that ye cook it not;
Basically what this means is that sushi is what god wants us to eat.
No that is just a joke but I do really like sushi.
In all seriousness though I love studying the scriptures. I always
learn a lot even if I am just reading 1st nephi for whatever time it
may be. The scriptures are great. The church is true. Most of all
Jesus loves you.
That is all,
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
companions go home, Elder White and Elder Runyan and as well Elder
Chavez and Elder Hatch who lived in the same house as me. Although I
am heartless and didn´t cry it was rather sad to see them leave. I
stayed in the same companionship with Elder Clark and Elder Maldonado.
I took a picture the original crew in the office. Now I am the only
one still in the mission. However in the airport I brought them one
last ice cream for old times.
The picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.
However something that was exciting all the new people arrived and
they were really animated and it was dope.
I gave one a candy bar and took a picture with him. His name is Elder
Smith. Just like my CCM companion.
In other news my companions and I went to subway.
Most of all I want to share with you guys that I know that the church
is true. I know that God knows all our needs and he knows what we need
and when we need it. I hope that you all take the opportunity everyday
to see how you have been blessed and that you kneel in prayer and
thank heavenly father for what you have. I love you all and I testify
of the restoration of the church.
PS I apologize for any spelling errors that may be in this email.