Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

McKay, that is the most macho thing I've ever heard in my life. I had to take one of those out two weeks ago, I´ll save you the details. I'm sure McKay can describe it to you if you want ha-ha.

So we did service for a recent convert this week. Well, more like I did service because my companion has never in his life touched a weed whacker, so that went well. 
I got an awesome letter from Taylor on Tuesday. Taylor you absolutely amaze me with your artistic ability, I absolutely loved it. Some of your drawings are hanging in our living room. 

I made a giant cookie pie today for all the Elders using your recipe. I'm afraid I used a bit too much flour but it turned out okay. Chocolate chips are like diamonds here, they are very hard to find and not the cheapest thing ever. 

The weather is getting a little more chilly with every passing week. I'm just waiting for the rain to come, that will be exciting. 

So this week President Wright asked us to bury our weapon of disobedience; whether it be sleeping in, not exercising, really anything. So, I actually made a cardboard cutout of a sword and wrote my disobedient action on the sword. I than proceeded to bury it in my tupperware full of sand and prayed to Heavenly Father to help me keep this weapon buried. It was a great experience!
Love you guys!!! 

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 20, 2015

So I'm sure you can guess by my heading what my week has consisted of, ha-ha. Yeah, my comp and I stayed in the house Monday- Friday because I was so busy puking my lungs out. Apparently I had a stomach virus of the sorts. I´ll just say that I've seen every Mormon Message five times.

Stake Conference was Sunday and that went well. I pretty much entertained a baby that was sitting in front of me the entire time though ha-ha. That same night we had the opportunity of watching "Meet the Mormons," in the Stake Center, super good. Some of the voices are pretty funny though since they are all translated into Spanish. It was a great movie. When everyone saw the hacky-sack players from Nepal, they pointed and said, "Hey there's Elder Pile!" ha-ha. 

I actually broke into my sweaters bag today because its starting to get a little chilly. Makes sense since we are in Chile. Oh boy, got to reel that one back in before he jumps away. *chic* *chic* *chic*.  I do enjoy wearing sweaters. 

We threw a surprise birthday party for my ward missionary leader on Saturday and that was really fun. We bought him pizza and I gave all of my left over gringo candy to him. He and his wife are really cool. (Hno. y Hna. Borquez.) 

The language is coming along great and I enjoy rather than dread teaching lessons now. I love this gospel so much and I know really how true it is. I love my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and all he does for me. 

Love you guys! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 13, 2015

So we had a pretty slow going week because both my and Elder Keeslings companions were sick with high running fevers. We went on divisions the whole week working in both of our sectors. It was pretty fun but it stinks a lot that my companion is sick.

Elder Tahani had his 6 months this week so we burned ties. I didn't burn a tie for my 6 months mark, so I did it with him. Only my tie says, "two months ago." ha-ha. That's always fun. 

I also got to practice some cooking skills when I made Bazooka for a noche de hogar that we had in Elder Keeslings sector. Thanks for that Mom, I owe you. 

That's crazy that Mitch is coming down here in August. I'm definitely going to have to visit him when he is in the CCM. 

That's awesome that Taylor got her Patriarchal Blessing this past week, on Easter Sunday too! That's way cool. 

So apparently Imagine Dragons played here in Santiago yesterday. That's probably why all of our investigators weren't home last night, ha-ha but yeah that's cool. 

We did service and painted the house of our recent convert Nadia :) 

Love you guys SO much! 

with love- 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 6, 2015

General Conference was such a great way to end the week. I loved every single talk. I especially loved and admired the talk given by Elder Holland about the two brothers rock climbing. I got a little choked up at that one. Every one of the talks was so packed full of spiritual power. Priesthood session too, that was awesome!
I received your package and I absolutely loved it. Thank you so very much for that. My investigators will be "Sushi Making Masters" in no time. I was surprised to find my old hacky-sack in the package that you sent me. I was so happy to start practicing again. Actually that's our warm up before we play soccer in the morning. It's pretty fun. 
We had a Missionary-run Ward activity earlier this week about Lehi´s dream, The Tree of Life. It was super fun. We dressed up and acted.  I was nominated by the ward to be Nephi because I smile a lot I guess. We took a string and made it go through the whole church,  that was our iron rod. Then we blindfolded everyone and told them to follow it until they reached the Tree. It turned out really fun and successful. :)  

I made a video because you guys wanted to hear me speak a little Spanish.  Love you!