This week flew by so fast and every week is getting faster and faster!!!! I've been working so so hard! the people here are absolutly amazing and my spanish is slowly coming! the Lord has blessed me so much this week!
On Sunday some drunk guy came into the church and his hands where dripping with blood and he started screaming some spanish stuff im probably glad I couldnt understand! so me and me companion had to escort him out.... pretty crazy.
Then the other night I was cutting potatoes and they wouldnt freaking cut so I tried to slam the butcher knife on the potato and missed and nailed my middle finger.....
I was so scared I cut off my finger that I couldnt even look down... and I was thinking im never gonna be able to play the piano again!!!! my finger hurt from hitting it so hard but when I looked at it I only had a small cut! personaly I believe I was protected.... no say.
This week was a little hard because I've been working as hard as I can to fix this sector and we got a whole bunch of appointments and we haven't even had any since I've been here. Then 6 of them fell through!!!! so hard!
Some people just don't understand the importance of getting baptized and taking upon the name of Christ and then those that have done so don't recongnize that they have to continue to live the commandments of god!
The people here really struggle with the law of chastity and getting married.
But today is gonna be awesome cause I get to play basketball! im gonna ball so hard! I haven't played in like 3 weeks!
Despite all the hardships and trails I never get discoraged. I absolutly love this gospel and I know that the Lord wants his missionaries to be successful! To all my Bros and Girls out serving or getting ready to serve, NEVER GET DISCORAGED!!!!!! it is satan!
Ive never missed my family so much but yet I've never been happier!
Thank you everyone for your emails of support and about your missions!
I love to here from you all! you are all AMAZING people and children of a God who has complete love for every person on this earth!!!!
I LOVE YOU ALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well this week has been really crazy! I´ve never been so tired in my life! the weather is getting a little bit colder here becuase of the snow and winds but all is well! My spanish is really coming along but I wish so bad I could speak it already! The missionaries before us destroyed the sector as in "never worked" so there is so much work to do and there are SO many inactive memebers! The previous bishop is inactive. but we are working way hard to motivate the members we have now to help us in the work!
Sorry Dad I forgot to say Happy Fathers Day.... so..... HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!! I love you so so much! you have been such an amazing influence in my life and you have truly helped me become the person I am today to be here in Chile serving the Lord! I am so greatful and so proud to be able to tell people that you are my Father! I love you so much!
last night was a little crazy! the firemen in chile are completly voluteers and last night a house caught on fire when we where right next to it! so we have to help the firemen unrole the hose! crazy crazy! they were extremely slow.... and luckly i had my huge leather coat on, so i told them that if they needed me to run i would be willing to do so! hahahahah! no but it was crazy!
we found a golden golden investigator! we were knocking doors and tons of people were just slammin doors on us and right before the day was over and all our confidence was lost a lady answered the door with a sad face and then she looked up at us and had the BIGGGEST smile!!!! she said that she had met with the missionaries 20 years ago and had lost contact with them and that she wanted us to come over and share with her! she was so excited to see us!
the standard of excelence here is one baptism per month! It is a promise from the Lord and im gonna do it! if not more!!!!!
thank you so much family for your love and support I really wish I could write more but I have very little time!
Strive to live the gospel to the fullest!!!!!! I promise you the Lord will poor blessings! I´ve learned that the greater our faith the thinner the vail!!!!! crazy to think or hear that but its true!!!!! HAVE FAITH!!!! TRUST THE LORD!!!!! LOVE AND SERVE EVERYONE!!!!!
sorry if I cant spell or speak proper english! Ive been trying to learn spanish so much that I am caught in between not being able to speak spanish and english!
first off, I can only send two letters a week..... really no bueno.... second off.... this keyboard is in spanish.
alright, I dont even know where to begin! this place is absolutly crazy!!!!! the past week I have been in absolute culture shock and have complete homesickness. I miss my family and friends so much!!! the MTC was so so so good compared to here! I miss everyone! however, Im all better now!
haha, this place is great! I am curently in Puenta Arenes, its the most southern mission is Chile!!! cray cray! its pretty cold here but Im as tough as a freakin OX so its no big deal! my companion is a great person! hard working, obedient, all that good stuff! but best of all he is from orem utah!!! thank goodness because its just me and him chillin in probably the worst house ive ever been in. but..... All is well! My companions name is Elder Werner and he is white. my screen on my camera broke the second day here in chile, but it still takes pictures... so thats good. we have been working way hard and i have already challange 4 people to be baptized!!!!! crazy i know. the first person said no.... second person was a member of the church already........ hahahahah and the last 2 accepted!!! and are to be baptized on july 13th!!!!!! i love serving the lord!!!
the food here is..... different but its whateves... i have cereal for breakfast, a HUGE lunch, and then starve to death for dinner. haha. the bishop here is probably the second funniest person ive ever met! he is a very hard worker and he likes me so much that he asks if he can come out with us every day!!! he works with us for about 4 hours and all he does is crack jokes is the very little english that he thinks he is fluent in!!! hahahahha so funny! the members here are amazing people but this sundaywas an all time low for the amount of people who attended. my goal is to fill the whole chapel by the time i leave here the sector and im not even joking im gonna do it!!!!
Wednesday i will start teaching a sister in the ward how to play the piano because they dont have anyone that plays the piano here!!!! hahah dont know how its gonna really work cause i dont speak no espanol but im certainly willing.
tonight we are teaching a sister who had a son leave on a mission the same day as me and so now she thinks im her son while hers is gone. she is a really really nice lady.
I want my family and friends to know how much I love you all! i can honestly say i can feel your love and your prayers everyday!!!! i feel like ive grown so close to all of you although i havent seen most of you for like 2 months!
wow i just realized i havent even been out for 2 months.... anyways, love you all!!!!! I love to recieve your emails of support, they are so comforting!!!! i will try and write personal notes at the bottom!!!
Family: Love you so much, miss you so much!
Elder Hullinger: I miss you bro, work hard out there!! love ya man! keep me in the loop!
Chris: hope all is well in africa, pray for you everyday!!!!
Bronson: how them thugs in Texas? tell them i said hi!!!!
Faith: found the note you left in my notebook! hope all is well!
Ashlyn: Love you so much! work hard out there!!!! thanks for all the pictures!!! miss you tons!
Keegan: Bro, I miss you man!!! how is mexico? hope your working hard! love ya tons!
Hermano Brown! you have changed my life!!! hope you know that! i miss you so much!!!! i hope all is well. get married soon!!!
Erika: how you doing? how is home? you gotta get out here soon! hope your still planning on our trip to DisneyLand!!!!! im counting down.