Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 29, 2016

This week has been really good with many miracles provided by the one and only. We had changes yesterday and Eldew Steggell and I are still together, thank goodness. We are going to have some baptisms this change, that's for sure. Hugo Meza is a beast and he stopped smoking a couple days ago. He has comes to the church more then four times now, so he is good to go.  He's a great guy and wants to do what will bless his family most.

Ha-ha, I got bit by a dog. I don't really trust them now. He was a tiny little Chinese dog and I went in to give him a friendly pet and he bit me super hard on my knuckles. I bleed for quite awhile but I made sure to clean it out good. Oh, Chilean dogs...

I love you guys :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

Hey! This week has been great and we are preparing many great people for baptism. We had 2 baptism interviews this past Saturday but they are not completely ready. But, si o si the 9th of April they will have those promised blessing for entering into covenant with our Heavenly Father. :)
I love the Atonement and studying about it. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and what He did and still does for me everyday. I know that He lives and I can feel it. He wants us to be as He is and that is completely perfect. One of my favorite talks is by Elder Holland, "The First and Great Commandment", SO GOOD!
I don't have any pictures to send you because my memory card got wiped. :/  I know I am treasuring up greater things as I am here, for that I am grateful.
I love you guys so much and I hope that you guys strive to read the Book of Mormon daily.
With love,  

Friday, March 18, 2016

March 15, 2016

This week has been really good and very busy. Preparing many of our dear friends to enter into our Savior's church.

Something cool that happened this week was when I was on interchanges with Elder Rodríguez. We were walking and started to talk to a lady that was waiting for the bus. As we began talking and trying to get to know her better, she looks at me and says, "Elder Pile, I know you. Thank you so much for giving me that Book of Mormon when you did. I really needed it." She further explained that when I was in Cajón de Maipo on exchanges 6 months ago, we met her when she was visiting a friend up there for the day. We began to talk and she was interested in having the missionaries in her own home. So we sent in a reference and gave her a Book of Mormon and promised her that if she read it she would be changed forever. Apparently, she did just that and was baptized this past January. It's amazing to me the fruits that one can see from doing small acts of sharing the góspel such as that momento half a year ago. I am so grateful for the tender mercies that the Lord had on me that day so I could see the fruits of what I do everyday. I love Him so much for that. What I feel right now is what the promise of the Lord declares in D & C 18:16. PURE JOY.

I love you guys so much :)

March 8, 2016

This week has been a little wierd because we have been traveling to different wards all the time. I love the work I do with Elder Steggell and The Lord. We make a good team. We have encountered many families this week and The Lord has blessed us with them being prepared. Currently, He has given us 3 complete families to work with and to prepare for baptism. It is super cool to see the changes that The Lord makes in people's lives.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 1, 2016

Hello, what time is your name? Oh, Chileans and their English... ha-ha

This week was a great week of work with my new companion, Elder Steggell. We had many of our investigators come to church on Sunday and that was awesome to see them all.  Jose came to church which made me super happy. As he was sitting beside me he says, "You think there are any women here my age who are willing to get sealed after my baptism?" ha-ha, I love him. Please pray for him.

I think I have a favorite chapter now in the Book of Mormon. It is 3Nephi Ch.19.  I invite you guys to read that and discuss what it means to each of you personally. Remember the only way your testimony grows is by giving it as a gift to other people, share, share, share and then share it again.

The work is developing in this área as the Lord wants it to. He continues to prepare His children so that when the time is right they will accept His perfect Gospel. I love my Savior so much and I want Him to be pleased with the work I am doing here. If I don't, everything else falls short. I want Him to always smile and have His radiance upon me. I know that the only way we will be able to return to the Father's presence is if we keep our covenants true and pure. If we don't we will never be content with that which we receive because we will know that we could have received so much more for doing so little. I love you guys so much. Let us always stand in Holy Places.

Elder Parker Pile 

February 23, 2016

Elder Reese has transferred and I have received a new companion. It was heart breaking for Elder Reese to go because he was really attached to this sector. He toughened it out and we started to pack his bags together. He will do great things in his new area and it´ll be super good for him and his progression.

My new companion's name is Elder Steggell. He is from Orem, Utah and he is awesome. He reminds me SO much of Elder Stone, ha-ha. He has 13 siblings and he loves to play soccer and eat sushi. He has about 7 months in the misión and is excited to get to work. I know we are going to be great friends and do the work the way the Lord wants us to do it. :)

The área continues to rise and the Lord blesses us with people in our path to share this wonderful message and ultimately to come into the waters of baptism. The zone and the animation of the Elders continue to increase due to the successes the Lord provides us with. I pray I can become consecrated missionary to be worthy when the time comes that the Lord needs me to do something, I´ll be there prepared to do it.

One of the pictures that I put on here is of Jonathan and me when we went on interchanges for a day. He's a great guy that has many righteous desires to serve a misión in the near future.

I love you guys!