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 Flu Shot 4/12
So this week, the mission had changes! I am still in the same area and the same companion so I am super happy about that! I will be in the same house and the same stake for about 11 months of my mission! HAHAHA!! I am happy about it because I am in the best stake in the mission!
So this week we had to get the flu shot! I was not happy about that and I was very nervous because they just did it in the church and the missionary nurse gave me mine! I did better than others though, my friend Elder Moura was crying and had to sit down to get the shot... I felt bad when everyone was telling me to stop laughing.. oops! But it was great because we were able to have another Reunion with President. He talked all about Alma 37-41 and the importance of these chapters to learn basic principles of the Gospel! I love most Alma 37:6-7 which tells us that through the little things, we can see big changes.. or something like that.. I dont remember in English. But it is true! Through the little things that we do, we can see the miracles as rewards. I know that reading the scriptures, saying prayers, and going to church seem small, but it is the only way to see the miracles. THey are the most simple and small things, but they are the most important! I have a strong testimony of ht simple things. If you are going through a trial or feeling a little lost, I invite you to look and see how you are doing with your scripture reading, prayers, and church attendance! I promise it will make all the difference!
I dont have much else to write about the week! I miss you all so much and love you all!
WORK HARD, PRAY HARDER!!
I had some time with my sweet trainer Hermana Ruiz!!
also a pic of the elders eating the brownies I made! lol
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…