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 where I´m Half Way There Ohhh Livin on a Prayer!! (9 MONTHS!!) 3/22
MARCH 22, 2017
Hello Dear Friends and Family,
This week I completed 9 months in the Mission!! I cannot believe it and how fast time if flying!! I am now half way done with the mission and only have 9 precious months left. It is passing too fast and makes me sad to think of just how fast it is. This has been some of the hardest but best 9 months of my life and I am continually learning and growing!
This week we had our Stake Conference and I was asked to be in the Choir. We sand 3 hymns and it was beautiful! I had so much fun this week with practicing and helping our my Stake La Cisterna. This is my 2nd Stake Conference here in this Stake because Ive been here the entire time lol. All the members from different wards would come up to me and ask me "Hna Rubia (blonde), you´re still here?" hahahah. I would just laugh and smile and excitingly say "YES I AM!!" I am known as the Hermana Rubia in the Stake because I am the only person in the stake with my Blonde hair.. haha!
Also this week we had so much success in meeting new people to teach. We made it a goal to literally talk to everyone we see in the streets and just start talking! It was a little weird at first because we were being so bold, but then it got really easy!! We talked to EVERYONE we saw! We have many new investigadores now and people interested in hearing us. It was so much fun and my companion was really getting the hang of just talking to anyone and everyone about the Gospel! That is the idea right and why we are here!
One thing I love most about the mission is how normal it is for me to just openly talk about the Gospel and Christ. I remember I was nervous to do so and have to talk about it to everyone, every second. But now, it is my favorite thing to do. It is so normal and flows so well to just start talking about the Atonement of Christ or something like that. It is the greatest! It is truly living the Gospel to the fullest!
I dont have much else to write this week, but I want you all to know how much I love my Savior Jesus Christ! He is my best friend and loving older brother. HE is always there for me and comforting me, especially when I need Him most! I am grateful for his Atoning sacrifice for me and for everyone. I am lucky to be his missionary and here in Chile! Best 9 months and I know the next 9 will be even better! LOVE YOU!
Work Hard, Pray Harder!
My roommates all surprised me with a little party for 9 months and made me signs! When I walked in the house they surprised me and threw flour all over me and screaming "HAPPY 9 MONTHS!!"
These are some from the Stake Conference and with the Choir!
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…
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…
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…