I have chosen to serve an 18mo mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I know the Lord is loving and kind. I know that He knows us individually and perfectly. I am so grateful to be a servant of my Savior Jesus Christ. Being a missionary has already been the best decision I have made. I love this Gospel and my dear Heavenly Father."
My MOTTO: Work Hard, Pray Harder!
The One with the Baptism!!!
JANUARY 11, 2017 Friends and Family,
This week was the BEST week EVER! Yup we had the Baptism for Catalina. It was the most beautiful moment I have ever experienced! She was so nervous for here interview the day before that she even started to cry. She was nervous that the Elders would be mean and that she would not "pass". We told her that there aren't wrong answers and that they are all personal. I also called the Elders and told them that they needed to be extra nice and kind to her or else... but they were super good with her and she did awesome in her interview with such ease. I was so proud of her! So the day finally came and she looked so beautiful. She came out of the water so clean and pure. She had the light of Christ just glowing on her face. When she shared her testimony she was filled with tears and it was hard for her to find the words she needed She jsut shared her simple but sweet testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ. I was able to see it in her that she knows she is a daughter of God and that the church is true! My heart is swelled with joy and love for this 12 year old girl. She is a gift form Heaven for me and such an example. She will have a special place in my heart forever and always. I love my little Catita so much. She is a beautiful daughter of God and a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky to have played just a small part in her conversion to help her find her way to the waters of baptism and eternal life. She has changed my heart and life forever. I will be forever grateful for this 12 year old miracle.
Okay so other updates, I have the best companion ever. We are such good friends and she is the funnest companion I have had! We are nonstop laughing and just making everything light and joyous. I lvoe her so much so it makes me sad that we are most likely going to be changed this coming week. I think I will have changes this coming week and leave my sector. I am sad but at the same time ready and excited to see what else is out there. This week was great and one of the most spiritual and beautiful events in my life! I hope you all had the best week and always remember to work hard but pray harder.
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…
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…
JULY 5, 2017 HELLO everyone! This has been a crazy, fun, surprising, and a whirlwind of a week! It started out with the BAPTISM OF GUSTAVO and XIMENA!!!! They both were baptized on Saturday and Confirmed the following Sunday! It was one of the greatest days in my mission! They are now members of the church and are working to be sealed in the Temple one year from now! I was filled with joy to see them both in white and 100% clean! True Celestial Happiness right there! Now, not everything went the ways that we wanted it to go! It is not a real baptism if there isnt at least one problem now is it? LOL. First, the hot water in the church was not working! We could not figure out why it would not turn on and could not get it to work! We said a prayer and we were coming everything we could! We figured out it was the batteries so me and my comp go running to the nearest store to change the batteries! Luckily, close by there is a store that is like Home Depot and they have all types of batterie…