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The One with Being Bold! 11-8-17

NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Hello friends and family how are you all doing this week! I am doing great here in the mission Chile Santiago South This week was a week full of conferences. We had one as the South part of the mission and then we had a huge one as a whole mission and the West mission. It was crazy! While we were there I realized how tiny our mission is and how few of us there really are. The West mission has many many missionaries and we are just so few, but we are the best! The west mission were all serious and our mission was a fun and excited! We are like a big, happy family! We had a special visit from Elder Christensen and his wife from the 70. They gave some powerful and uplifting talks! Something that stood out to me was a quote by Elder Christensen that said BE BOLD! I love this so much! It is soooo important to be bold in all that we do as missionaries! It is vital to share the Gospel and our Testimonies with Boldness! But not just missionaries with nametags all members need…

The One with the Trial of Faith! 11-1-17

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Hey Friends and Family how is everyone doing? I am doing great here in the great Chile Santiago South Mission. This week was a good week because it was a hard week, we all need those from  time to time! It was a week full of appointments falling through, walking the ENTIRE day, having to help some of the Hermanas with problems, and not having much luck finding new people to teach. It was a week that made my companion and I work and really work. It seemed to be a trial after another and every time we felt too weak to overcome them. A week like this really made me dive into the scriptures for guidance and help, and I ended up reading Ether 12. Best chapter on faith in the Book Of Mormon! I especially love a few words throughout the chapter which reads

"wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith...... And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed …

The One with Capilla Abiertas! 10-25-17

OCTOBER 25TH, 2017

Hello family and friends! How was your week? I hope happy and full of love! I would like to share an experience that i had this week. This week we had a few Capilla Abiertas. These are like Chapel Open Houses. We have the people come into the church and we Sister Missionaries give tours of the church to the visitors, there are huge banners in the rooms that have points of the Gospel and we get to teach them! The Elders are our in the street contacting all the people and inviting everyone it, then the members set up stands with their organizations so that the people get to know what we do at church. So they will have a table for Relief Society, Young Women and Young Men, Priesthood.. stuff like that. They are awesome and there are always a lot of references for the missionaries in the ward of people to go visit. Well, this week my comp and I had many do, including one of them in our own ward! The fist one we went to this week there were two little children there and t…

The One with Accepting God´s Will 10/18/17

OCTOBER 18, 2017
Hello family and friends! I hope all is well and that you all had a great week and that everyone is getting ready for Halloween! This week here in Chile was a little crazy but full of learning and growing opportunities. To start out  the week we got a call from our Bishop at 6 in the morning informing us of the saddest news. A recent convert in our ward that we have been teaching lost her husband this week from a brain aneurysm. It was a rapid and uncontrollable loss.  This family has had more trials that anyone I have ever met. They have a one year old baby who had a tumor on the back on her neck and head that was the same size as her head. Part of her brain was inside of this ball, so the surges were sooo hard to do! The first one was to just split her skull open to make room, then another operation to push her brain inside her head, then had another emergency one because the blood wasnt flowing right. THe baby had a 2% chance of living... and did! She still hasnt …

The One with Rogelio´s Baptism!

OCTOBER 11, 2017
Hello everyone! Happy October! A month of Halloween and the best weather in Vegas in during the fall, I hope all is well with work and school and all the crazy events in life! I heard about the tragedy on the strip and all the families of those who have passed away or been realLy injured are in my prayers and heart. I invite everyone to read the scriptures about the Plan of Salvation and I suggest reading     2Nephi 9 or Alma 40! They are centered on the Plan that God has for all of us and how there is life, a much better one, after this life. Families are forever through the Atonement of Christ and His perfect love for us! I know this to be true and it is the one comfort I have in times of despair, or sadness. He will always give us the love and peace that we need, we just need to ask for it and then listen!
Well this week here in Chile has been amazing!!! OUR INVESTIGATOR ROGELIO WAS BAPTIZED! It was the most amazing experience this Saturday filled with just the hap…

The One with General Conference!

OCTOBER 4, 2017
HEY everyone! I hope that all is well and you were all able to listen to the amazing General Conference that we had this past weekend! It was a time to really feel the Spirit and receive revelation that we need! I was able to have some questions answered personally during this wonderful conference where we could hear the words of the Apostals of the Lord! I felt the Spirit so strongly and know that God was directing the meeting!

The entire Conference I heard many things that are stuck in my mind and have really touched my heart, but I would like to focus on only one of those things, which is the importance of the Book f Mormon. We all know that Prophet Monson in the last Confernce asked us all to read and study the Book of Mormon every day. Well, I know that I took this commandment (because it came from God) very seriously.  I have seen the biggest changes in my life and only for the better since I have started to really search the BOM and apply its teachings in my lif…

The One with the Cambios!

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

HEY friends and family! This week was yet another great week here in the Chile Santiago South Mission! There were some changes that happened this week, like I had a change in my companions! My new companions is named Hermana Santos and is from Brasil! Yet another comp of mine is from Brasil! She is the third one from Brasil that I have had! She is super cute and I know that we will be great friends and work well together here in our Sector! 
Now this week I was told that my family that was baptized in my last ward are moving back to Colombia! It was sooo sad to hear that they were leaving but it is because they were having the hardest time financially here in Chile, so they had to leave. I was able to go see them and spend an afternoon with them before they left though! It was nice to see them but even more amazing to see that they were still going super strong in the Gospel and had stronger testimonies than before, both with callings and actively participating in t…

The One with the Burnt House

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Hello everyone! I hope that this week was great and eventful! I had the greatest week and had some crazy things happen! BUT before I start I would just like to give a shoutout to the best little brother in the world, my little Janson and wish him the Happiest of Birthdays! It was this past Sunday and he is now 15 years old!!! I cannot believe it! HE IS HUGE! I hope it was the greatest day little man and I hope you know how much I love you and thought of you that day! You were in my heart all day long!! I miss you so much but will see you soon mu little buddy! I love you!

 Okay so to start out the week we had the most amazing service project ever! We were able to help a family in great need! Sadly an entire house burnt down! EVERYTHING was destroyed and we had to enter the house and clear all the burnt things out. It was a two day job and it was pretty fun, so sad though. We would find things that were kinda okay like some toys of the kids, or clothes, or even just so…

The One with A Miraculous Sunday!

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Hey everyone! This week was a great week here in Chile Santiago Sur! We had a fun week with some great ward activities for the CHile Independence Day and a lot of success in the work! So last Saturday we had our huge ward party and we ate a yummy Chilean BBQ and had a war of Ping Pong! My comp and I were doing great until we went up against some Hermano and he killed us, but it was fun anyway!

THis week we had the opportunity to listen tto and have a Conference with a member if the General Authority 70, Elder Bragg! It was so amazing to hear and have a Conference with Elder Bragg. He gave so much insiration and wisdom for our little mission! One thing that really stuck out to me was his way of telling us how we can find and have miracles in the work of the Lord. It is a mix of three very important things, 1. Having a love so deep that it turns to charity 2. Having the highest but most acheivable expectations and 3. Integrity. These 3 things are the pathway to findin…

The One with All the Hermanas!


Hey everyone, This week was a great week full of normal activities that missionaries do every single day! Well to start, last Pdayt we had a huge PJ party with onsies!! I borrowed and Elmo one and we all dressed up in cool onesies! It was great! When you are in the smallest mission in the world, and you cannot leave the mission EVER, you are forced to get creative! SO that is what we did!  I will be sending some pics of that!
We are having so much success here in our ward! We have many people investigating the church and we have 4 people with Baptisimal dates!!!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED!! We are just over here working so hard. I am at the point where the language is NOT a barrier AT ALL (actually easier than English at this point), I know the lessons by heart, I know how to teach the people, and I jsut feel like I really am just gliding! It is a great time of the mission where I am just like at my peak teaching wise and it is great! I love the work and we are working so h…

The One with Pushing to the Limit!

AUGUST 30, 2017

This week was a GREAT one! We are really starting to see the fruits of our hard labors here in the area and everything. We have many people that we are teaching and that are starting to really progress. It is all the blessings from our hard and diligent work! We have been working together in this ward now (Hermana Rand and I) for about 8 weeks and we are NOW finally seeing the fruits. We had to really earn it too. Days of only contacting people in the street, walking all day long, freezing in the winter nights, and talking to everyone trying to find people to teach! Man it was soo hard and felt like soo long since we have had some success. Now, we really are having it! We have many people with baptisimal dates and our days are full with lessons to investigators! It is jsut the best! I have really learned in this short period of time the importance of hard work. My mom always told me and my siblings "All three of my children will love to learn to love to work!"…

The one with the Miracle!

AUGUST 23, 2017

This week was a pretty normal week with working long days, tried all the time, eating food that I am now so tired of, and looking for people to teach. Most of the time when we talk to people they are VERY Catholic or they are inactive members. So when we make time to contact we pray that we meet people who are interested in learning the Gospel. One day we had a Miracle! We met a girl named Gabriela! She let us ion her house and she shared with us that she recently found her beliefs in God. We were obviously very interested in this topic and wanted to hear more. She shared with us her life experience that has been a long and trialing journey. She ran away from an abusing household when she was 13 years old and lived with aunts and grandparents. She has had issues with drugs and alcohol, attempting to commit suicide, and depression. When she thought that she could handle no more, she met up with a friend who had a belief in God. He told her that HE is real and that He li…

The One with the Adventures!

AUGUST 16, 2017

This week we had so many adventures! One night we were doing an activity as a Zone and during that time my comp lost her plaque! SHe was sooo sad so we decided that we had to go look for it! We were walking around Chile looking on the ground for about 1 hour! We kept singing hymns and searching everywhere. We may have looked kinda crazy, but that is okay. We then decided to stop and say a really fervent prayer right in the street. We did and then we kept looking and found the back part of the nametag first. It was like a treasure hunt! The entire time we were looking, Hermana Rand kept saying "maybe we could ask the workers of the road, they might have it" and we both just like kept looking and didnt think much of it! After a while and her saying it like 10 times, I actually heard her and said "yeah lets go and ask", so we did and wouldnt ya know.. they had it!!! It was all scrapped and beat up, but we found her plaque and she was so happy! We hurri…

The One when the Children Still my Heart!

AUGUST 9, 2017

Hey Family and Friends,
I hope that you are all happy and smiling away! I certainly am!! This week Chile celebrated "Día de Niño" or Childrens Day! It is a day that they celebrate all of the children, like Mothers Day or Fathers Day! We were invited to do a service project with some children. Well, these children were all children either very poor and who have nothing, beaten, or with problems. It was so sad to see them and my heart just jumped out of my chest and gave them all a huge hug! My comp and I were in charge of painting their faces! We did like a mini party for them and gave them presents and things like that so that they could feel special and loved for Childrens Day. We were able to paint faces and help them out... lets just say that I was in HEAVEN!! It was the best service in the whole world and a definite confimation that I still want to be a teacher. There was one little girl there who was like really attached to me and just my little buddy th…