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 NEW Sector and the NEW Companion!
JANUARY 18, 2017 Hello Friends and Family!
Yup I have been sent to a new sector of the mission and yet again have a new companion. it was one of the hardest things to leave all the amazing people in El Parron. I cried the most when I said goodbye to my Catalina. That girl has a part of my heart forever and ever. I have been in that ward for the entire time Ive been in Chile, nearly 6 months so it was hard to say goodbye.
I have been sent to a wonderful ward called Brisas Del Maipo. It is the best! It is very different than my first ward because of many things. One, it is huge wit many members, two it is the ¨golden ward¨ with so much support of the members and everything, and three the people in the sector in general are kind. In El Parron, the people in the streets were not the nicest but in Brisas, yes! I love it! Here is my new companion today for Pday when we played with water balloons because ITS SO HOT!
The best part about my change was that I am still living in the same house! All I had to do is change my room. I have lived with the Sisters of Brisas these past 2 months! So changes were literally so easy! BUT that isnt even the best part! The best part is my sweet new companion HERMANA KNECHTEL!!! She is from Colorado and blonde and has blue eyes...... we are in trouble living here in Santiago Chile! But it is sooo fun and exciting! She is my first gringa companion so it should be different but really fun! the best part is that I have lived with her my entire mission! She was in El Parron at one point with me and then came to Brisas. So we have lived together for 6 months! We are already great friends! She has the same time in the mission as me so we were in CCM together and came here together! We are gonna have a lot of fun... and get so much crap form the members because not only are we both gringa, but blondes hair blue eyed. LOL. Im ready.. bring it on!
I am still doing great here in Chile. It is so hot and I am dying of heat. we are always sweating and just burnt all the time, real cute I know. But it is ok because we are not out in the heat and sun all day for nothing, we are here serving our Lord and our fellow brothers and sisters. I have really learned the true meaning of service while being here. It is hot just doing the action of helping people, but serving them because you really love them. It is helping them because you see them the way that Heavenly Father sees them, as a child of God. I love offering service and as a missionary that is just what we do. Serving others has brought me more joy than ever doing something for myself. Keep serving and do it with a smile!
I love you all so much!! Until next week,
This was a little note to her brother.... talks about her language skills and the HEAT!.....
Hey little man. yes I am doing great and I am loving the mission. I usually am thinking in Spanish and dream in it too! It is really weird but I love it. I had a baptism like 2 weeks ago with Catalina. Were you able to read the message? It was the greatest experience of the mission. I loved it and really grew from it. I am boiling up all the time here because it is literally so so so hot. I have never experienced heat so terrible like here in Chile before!
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…