Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 25, 2015

So, this past week we had the opportunity of attending a reunion with Elder Gonzalez from the Quorum of the Seventy, super cool guy. The theme for the meeting was on the Sabbath, day of rest. I don't think I've had such a sacred view for this special day than I do in this moment. In fact Elder Gonzalez told us that the Quorum of the 12 apostles want to tell us that our Heavenly Father in fact is disappointed and even angry with his children for not treating this day with more remembrance and respect. That we as missionaries are the hands of the apostles and prophets to remind the Lord's children of how sacred this day is.

Anyway, I just thought that meeting was super cool. It really changed a lot on the ways in which I view things. We had the super happy day of baptizing our friend Fabian. All tears and smiles that day ha-ha. I forgot my camera however so I'll be sure to send the pictures next week. 

Well I would  ask you guys to please keep Elder Tehani in your prayers this week. His Grandma passed away and it was the last of his grandparents so it was very hard for him. President actually dropped by the pension today to tell him and it was hard for everyone to hear. We gave him a priesthood blessing and President testified on how we have the keys to the ministering of angels. When I think about it, my baptism promise always comes into my mind, mourn with those that mourn. I love Elder Tehani and hope that he can get back to work soon. Perhaps with his Grandma by his side. 

I love you guys a lot and I hope you guys have a wonderful week full of remembrance and actions guided by the spirit. :) 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 18, 2015

This week has been really good. I have to attend all these trunky going home meetings with Elder Jackson. I'm not sure if that's good for my missionary mentality or not ha-ha. So, the reason I'm writing so late is because all the systems have been down and we finally got through.  I made contact with Elder Mitchell Carroll today...well kind of. Elder Tehani and his companion went to the temple today and told some Latino missionaries that I would be in the temple gardens tomorrow and to let Elder Carroll know that. I am going to the temple tomorrow and wait outside for Elder Jackson for 5 hours as he does his little-honor-thing with President Morgan. So hopefully I'll get to meet up with Little Mitchie at the temple.

We played basketball today and Elder Jackson taught me how to look like an actual player ha-ha, he's a true baller though. While he was making tons of 3 pointers, I was just juggling my soccer ball.

So Fabian has his baptism interview today and I'm way excited for him. It's been such a great opportunity to see how far he's come in such little time. He truly is a great friend of mine and I'll probably shed a few tears when I change.

That's totally awesome that you guys got to hang out with Nana and Napa this past week. Seriously though you all look so different from when I left Alaska. I can't wait to see what you are like in another year. :)

¡Les quiero muchísimo!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 12, 2015

This week has been super good and we are expecting a baptism soon of our good friend, Fabian. He has come a long way and I love him so much. It's weird in this mission we don't baptize a lot but one thing we do is build strong relationships with those we teach. I've been in this sector for almost 9 months and I can say that is what I have with people here in Puente Alto, a strong connection.  Fabian is planning on being baptized the 22nd of this month. Please pray for him that would mean a lot, specifically that he won't smoke or drink tea. That he will feel the spirit of God through this process.

We had Zone Conference yesterday and it went really well, I learned so much. We talked about the temple and about the sealing ordinance. Really trunky conference for sure but a lot of knowledge attained. :) President Morgan is super awesome and I am getting the opportunity to get to know him on a more personal level. 

We had a fun time hiking in the mountains this pday. I was hoping to see some snow but unfortunately we didn't reach that elevation. 

As time goes forward and I think about hitting my year mark, I take time to look back on the progress and development that my testimony has made and it's a little emotional, honestly. The fact that the mercies of God are so great and all we need to have is the desire to gain it. I love my Heavenly Father and Mother and I know without doubt in my heart that they are waiting for the time that will soon come, when we can return to their presence. I love them and my Savior. I love you guys and look forward to the day when we reunite together in the presence of God. 

With love-   

August 4, 2015

The first week of the change and it went by great. Elder Jackson is just trunkying me up with his own trunky thoughts, ha-ha. I guess that's just the consequences for killing a companion in the mission though.

I got to meet up with Elder John a nuevito in the mission that went to highschool with Peyton P. So that was really cool.

Sorry if this email is complete crap but I'm just really tired right now and have a service project that we need to go to. I love you mom and the family so much and I´ll talk to you next week :)