Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015

So this week has been one of the hottest yet. I never knew I could sweat so much! It may not be too, too hot but the sun here is ridiculously strong. I'm pretty sure I'm going to come home with skin cancer. I really need to start putting sunscreen on. So, I always want to get better at contacting, so we took 2 hours out of our day yesterday to practice this. We were walking down the street and I stopped my companion and told him that I want to go contact flytes in this plaza above this road called Mexico (original).  I always get a kick out of our conversations because they are so chill. So we walk up there and we at this point don't have enough time to contact, so we decide to head home. As we walk past a teeter totter with a couple on it I hear, "Hello! How are you!"  I ignore this because usually that's the end of their knowledge in the English language. Then this guy says, "You guys are missionaries right??"  I was like, "what the heck he actually knows English!" So we start talking to him and his English is good but I have a hard time understanding him. Anyways, we get to talking and it turns out that he works for the British Embassy. All of a sudden his girlfriend asks, "So what is your purpose as missionaries? What do you want to share with people?" And if that isn't an invitation to start sharing the gospel I don't know what is, ha-ha. So we do what we do best and told them about our wonderful message. Now we have 2 new investigators! We also got a worthy picture with him for his profile.
So about Elder Taylor. I'm actually in the same apartment as an Elder named Elder Keesling and he was in the same district in the CCM as this E' Taylor! Small world when you're in the right places :). And! You know the Peruvian family I told you guys about during skype in my old sector?? They got baptized yesterday! Way to go Elder Stone! When I found out I actually started crying a little bit, no joke, I was so overwhelmed with joy and I knew they were choosing a way of happiness :)

I love you guys tons and look forward to writing you next week! 
With love,

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015

So this week my companion and I have been focusing on getting new investigators this week and we found some! All are families and married! I'm so very excited to start helping them progress in the gospel. The gospel is for EVERYONE! It's been fetching hot this week and I've been sweating like a pig ha-ha, like you wanted to know that ;).  So this week I have a strong dislike for mean dogs. They always make us late to our appointments! We'll be walking down the street and all of a sudden there is a giant dog growling at us and since I'm just a "peter pansy", we double back and take a different road ha-ha. So, I recently weighed myself and I'm getting fat! You guy were right, ha-ha. I am now currently a whopping 150lbs. I guess I need to start running faster in the mornings ;)  I sent a bunch of people letters today including my most precious family, so be on the lookout in 3 weeks. Well, I love you guys tons and I'll talk to you next week! Chau!
With love, 
Elder Pile

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 12, 2015

So all that was really mentionable about this week was my birthday! But birthdays in the mission do not go unnoticed that's for sure. As soon as the other Elders found out we had plans for a party that night in 5 minutes flat ha-ha. I did receive a Peruvian tradition to the head. Literally ha-ha. All my pension buddies circled up around me and each smashed an egg on my head! It was pretty great. The only bad thing was that these eggs had been sitting in our fridge for 3 freaking months ha-ha. They weren't the best smelling that's for sure. We had cake and Inca Kola which was very tasty! Oh and funny thing, I have never met another missionary who has seen The Regular show but at last one has been revealed! His name is Elder Barfuss and he's living in our pension. So once we figured out we were both fans there was no stopping the infinite wave of quotes ha-ha. "You idiots get back here and help me pick up my gumballs!" Thank you guys for all the birthday wishes! I love you guys so very mush and appreciate your great support. 
with love,  

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5, 2015

So as you know I now have a new sector in the south part of our mission called Puente Alto. You can probably type it in Google maps and it should come up. I'm sorry if my spelling is tottally crappy or I don't add spaces, it's just that this keyboard is from the 50's. My sector is great. There are a lot of flytes, every one respects the missionaries. At least for the most part ha-ha. It is however very large and we walk EVERYWHERE. Blisters on the bottom of my feet are not the happiest thing I have experienced ha-ha. My compi Elder Capuñay is a total G and I love him. He's a great comp and he knows how to work hard. He's from Chicalio Peru and is 22. He was baptized when he was 13 and he has insane knowledge regarding Bible scriptures. Having a Latino companion is helping my Spanish a ton. It's weird to think in Spanish inside your head rather than in English. We went to San Cristobal today and met up with my favorite missionaries, Elder Stone and the gang! ha-ha. We had a blast and enjoyed the veiw of Santiago. The hike up though was not all that great however, the sun here in Chile freaking blazes anything it touches. Trust me, I have the sunburn lines to prove it ha-ha.  I met a bicyclist from Haines, AK at the top! It was super cool.

Love you guys tons and talk to you soon!

I hope you like my neck tan line! ;) 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

December 29, 2014

My dear beloved family! First of all that Skype call was amazing. I loved seeing you guys! I was just radiating happiness when you guys came onto the screen. I couldn't smile that entire time while Skyping. You guys are just too awesome! Secondly I got changed. I am now with my new companion, Elder Yuñez from Peru and he is such a G. We are in a new opened sector called Puente Alto and even though I have no idea what the street names are y yo no catcha nada. It's really just an adventure on its own and I can't wait to get to work. We are what you call whitewash. He's new to the secter y yo egual. So we don't know anyone, no ward members ty tan poco investigadores. That's part of the reason I don't have a lot of time on the computer today. We need to get to work as soon as possible. I'll make sure to give a better update next week.

Love you guys!