Monday, April 6, 2015

Bueno, It is super crazy to think that this is the last time i will be writing home from the mission. I have learned so so much!  I am so greatful for the experiences which I have had here in the mission and for the trials I have experienced that have helped me grow immensely! I am extremely grateful for everyone of you.  Especially for your support and love and prayers I know that I have the best friends and family that anyone could have in the world! There are two things that have really struck me here in the mission that I have learned.  Those two things are the importance of the family and the importance of unity!  I know that the family is divinely ordained of God with the purpose of achieving growth and learning opportunities that can't be found through any other source. I know that the progress of man is only possible as he lives and strives to do the will of God.  Through living the commandments we find freedom, peace and joy in this life and a security of those same blessings in the life to come. A family that stives to fully live the gospel will be blessed with wealth, with confidence, and with happiness. 
The gospel of Jesus Christ cannot only be treated as an actvity that comes and goes every Sunday, but as style of life and a way of living.  When we stive to put our lives in harmony with the will of God, automatically we becomed tuned into a stream of blessings and a capacity to be able to achieve anything!  Anyone who is looking to find place in this world or in his or her own life must first be united with God. And then comes the unity with everthing and everyone else. 
I know, that Jesus Christ lives. I Know that he suffered for all of us! He is our Savior, the one who brings us Eternal Life. I love the gospel! I love my savior! I love all of you! and NOS VEMOS VIERNES!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Tomb to view the "Because He Lives" video

Monday, March 30, 2015

This last week has been so, so, so full of so many activities this week we had so many things to do. The mission has asked us to think of things we can do as a zone activity to apply the initiative "Because of Him" that the church is doing.  I came up with the idea for our zone to make a tomb that the people could enter and that we could show the video.  Everyone loved it so now it is being done in the whole mission!  The wall we are building is 8 by 22 feet!  It is huge but we have seen tons of miracles just getting the resources to build it! Also this week we had a baptism! The baptism was awesome! and we also had an absolutely sick talent show that we planned! It was so, so cool!  Next week is going to be even cooler!  I am super excited!  Anyways, my time is just about up. I love you all!  Thanks for all of the support and love! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

This last week has been really really good!  We are working hard in our new sector and knocking a ton of doors!!!! but it's all good because we are finding some people! I have learned a lot in this little time since we have gotten here! We have a really really good branch, the members here are really great!  They have helped us out a lot!  Our ward mission leader is an awesome guy! He just got home from the mission so he actually knows what's going down. More than anything we have really just been focusing on finding new people, knocking doors and talking to everyone. But it is working out good. This branch has over 1500 members and only about 50 are active so we printed out a list of all the members and their adresses in the church system.  We also got a list of the members and the addresses that they have registed with the government. Hahaha so they got no where to hide! We are also finding a ton of members! My goal here is to just fill up the chapel one Sunday! Anyways, lots of work to do! I see a bright future for this new sector! 

Thank you family and friends for all of your love and support and prayers, I love you all! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

I have crazy news! I am getting transferred.  I'm super super sad. I don't want to leave this sector. But I am opening a new sector with my same companion I have now. We are going up to another part of the zone still here in Coyhaique.  I will still be a zone leader as well so there is just going to be a ton of work. But I think there is no better way to end the mission! These next 6 weeks are going to go by so fast! I already know it! 
Thanks for telling me how everyone is doing! Thank you so much for your emails. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

This week was just wonderful! Saturday we had the baptism of our investigator.  She is super, super great. Her family is so happy. Her mom got baptized in January and now we are going to start working on the dad!  The baptism was such a spiritual baptism.  There was such a strong feeling of perseverance and just that we all one day can live with God.  A sister in the ward and I did a musical special of Come Thou Fount!  It was super powerful as well!  Sunday was a crazy day though. We had the confirmation and everything, and then some crazy guy came to church. He isn't a member but he always tries to get up and talk.  Last week he made it to the pulpit.  So this week they put me in charge of him. My job was to keep him from getting up and yelling over the pulpit.  So I went and sat next to him when he came in.  Sure enough... right after the first speaker he stood up to go and talk.  So I grabbed him and pulled him back onto the bench.  He tried to get up again, so I just put my arm across him and he just pushed my arm and then swung at me like three times, trying to punch me.  He missed of course, because I'm faster than Rocky. Hahah  But it was super crazy.  Then he ended up trying to get up again like two more times and I still wouldn't let him.  Then he started saying to me I'm a son of God. I'm a son of God. I should speak.  Super, super crazy!  But some good memories. Hahaha.  Anyways, everything here is going good.  The work is moving. The Lord blesses us every week with miracles that I have no idea how they happen. I just know the the Lord provides the means to those who strive to do His will. I love you all!  Thank you so much for your support and love and prayers! 

baptism of Leonora

Monday, February 9, 2015

Good good week. we had a very busy week. Lots of teaching and a ton of success. This week we had zone conference.  Our mission president came out with my companion and I in the afternoon to work!  It was a good experience and super funny!  I learned some good stuff!  My mission president is just a stud. This week we will have two baptisms in the branch so that is going to be super cool!  Everything here is progressing super well. This last week we taught a new family.  The dad is actually a member but inactive.  We found him just walking in the street and he invited us to come over.  He said that his wife is super hard hearted and isn't open to religion or anything, but we could still come over and chat with him.  So we went over this last week.  Now his wife has a baptismal date for the 14 of March.  She is super cool and super receptive.  Saturday, her husband told us that she lost her unborn baby.  Super sad.  But I see it as a way to help them just get that much closer to God. Everything here is going super well!  The people are progressing well and the sector is growing. 

Thanks for all the support and prayers and fasting! I love you all!