Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 25, 2015

So, I'm just going to go point by point over what happened this week, sounds good? Great.

1. Bible Bashers. 
So my companion and I are currently working on a less active members' list and visiting  every single house to find out what exactly happened to stop attending church. We stopped by a lady's house named Liliana Gutierez. We called at the door and she came out with a look of, "I should have looked through the door first..." We introduced ourselves and she let us in, no sweat. Then we met her husband... wow! This guy has studied the Book of Revelations all his life. He starts questioning us on everything that Pedro says during that part of the Bible. Eventually it got so ridiculous that he accidentally ripped a page out of his own Bible to show us a specific scripture. What the heck? So I had to make another appointment and got out of there quick before he started ripping pages from my Bible.
2. Always running into Trash. 
I have no idea why but I ALWAYS find myself running into trash that hangs up on people's gates. I seriously just don't look up like at all. I'm always focused on where I'm going rather than where I will end up. Wow, total revelation of a life lesson right there ha-ha. I need to watch out for those now, not too kind to the face. 

3. Magic for Investigators and Members alike.
All of our investigators and members of our ward love to see magic tricks now, ha-ha. 
4. Companion's Birthday.
My companion, Elder Capuñay had his birthday 21st and turned a whopping 23 years old. Funny story, when we were first companions in January I didn't believe that he was 22. So one day when he was in the bathroom I snuck his wallet and took a peek at his identification, ha-ha. Sure enough he was an old fart after all. 

5. Dogs chasing us. 
I love playing pranks on my companions every once in a while. I know this place where the dogs are especially ferocious. So one day I take Elder Capuñay down there and start stomping on the grown really hard and yelled, "Run!" Before we know it we are running away from a pack of  5 dogs at full sprint, ha-ha. I was laughing so hard when we were a safe distance to catch our breath. Poor Elder Capuñay. Yesterday was the first time my companion has seen a riding lawnmower. I was pretty astounded.) 

6. Flu shots. 
So this last Zone Conference we had on on Saturday, we had the opportunity to get some more flu shots. You know me when it comes to shots, I absolutly dread them. Ademas I was the first batter up and took it like a champ. I'm sure I said a short prayer before or something. Yeah that was fun. 

That's a little bit of my week. I hope all is well back home, it sounds like it. I love you guys so very much and I know this gospel and work is directly from and directed by our loving Heaveny Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. 

With love,   

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

This week we have been focusing a lot on finding new investigators which means a lot of contacting. I honestly like contacting because it gives me a chance to really express the reason I'm serving in Chile. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ.

I have been pretty busy making cookies for all the families of our ward this week. They just love gringa cookies. (If you notice the apron in the photo I'm definitely getting one for family BBQ. 

Today for Pday we went down a couple of stations and played soccer with my old zone and Javiera Carera. That was pretty fun. We also played risk at Hno. Borquez´s house. I'm sure you can figure out what happened there. ;) 

Love you 

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

So this week was just awesome. I loved seeing all of your beautiful faces. You look great with your new haircut Mom. I just love talking with my family. Praying together was something special and I will cherish that amazing experience forever. Cesar said I have a beautiful family and I know that's for certain. I can't wait to spend eternity with my family in the presence of our loving Heavenly Father.

I went on divisions with my Zone Leader, Elder Lloyd and the Assistant to the President, Elder Solis. I learned a lot from them and how we can strive to be more obedient missionaries. I really do want to strive to be as obedient as possible and work diligently as partners with my Savior Jesus Christ. 

Thanks for everything. I'm so grateful to have you as a family. I love you guys so SO very much and I know that families are truly ordained of God. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

I am so excited to Skype with you guys! About skype: Would 7:00 pm work? That would be 2:00pm your time, I think. :)

So this was transfer week and Elder Keesling left our ward. That guy was super cool and I hope I see him around. We recieved an Elder Kurn from Provo, Utah. He seems like a good guy. He has 3 months left so we step on egg shells when we talk about our girlfriends around him ha-ha. 

Today we went to Trinidad to go say goodbye to all the missionaries that are going home today. It's weird to see as I progress time-wise in the mission, all of my friends that I've known the longest go home ha-ha. I quess that's just the way it is. 

I love the ward I am serving.  It's going to be a sad moment when I leave it. I've grown so comfortable and feel so welcomed with everyone and I look forward to every Sunday

I'm  ready to see and hear your voices,  I love you guys so very much.  

Con mucho amor por ustedes :)