Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 17, 2016

It is so true, time is flying by at an unbelievable speed. Elder Andrew and I are doing well here in Las Condes getting the zone pumped to get some baptisms going. As I said before there are many Sister missionaries here in the zone. I'm pretty sure President sent me up here to have a little practice talking to girls before I get home. If I did not have this practice I'm pretty confident that I would be 100% incapable of having an intelligent conversation with a girl, ha-ha. We have a Sister from Mesa Arizona named Sister Lively. I need to remind myself to ask her if she knows any part of the Pile family. Whenever I think of Mesa oddly, I begin to think about Bahama Buck's.

We will be  having a baptism this Saturday for our good friend Javier. The Elders here have been teaching him for awhile and he will now be baptized. :) 

It's super weird to me that all of my young high school friends will be  graduating soon. Make sure to send some pictures! 

I love you guys so much. Your words are always so encouraging and help me in the Lord's work every week. 

May 10, 2016

It was so great to see all of you last Sunday. You all look great. I'm sorry about the internet connection but at least we got to see each others faces :)

I have been changed and I am here in the way up north in Las Condes.I am companions with Elder Andrew from my group, ha-ha. We go home the same day and he is going to BYUI this upcoming semester. It is super rich area but I like it because it's very clean and everyone is very polite. The flip side though is that everyone thinks they have everything, thus it is a little harder for them to see why they would need something in their lives such as the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also live with our good friend Elder Chester Hanson once again, ha-ha, it's pretty fun. Elder Andrew and I have many missionaries under our charge and many of them are Hermanas. It's a good thing one of my gifts is patience haha ;) 

Elder Steggell and I had a baptism this last Saturday and it was awesome. Elder Reese actually came down so that was cool. Alex the boy that got baptized is the little brother of Jonathan. 

I love you guys so much :) 

May 3, 2016

Thanks for that awesome email! It was great. I'm so happy to hear that everyone is doing well.

This week has been really good. Well, I mean every week is great but I suppose I just see it that way always. We will have a baptism of Alex this upcoming Saturday and it's going to be awesome. He's a great kid and his soul is just very innocent and pure. Alex is in fact the little brother of Jonathan. This last Friday we received permission from his parents. It was a cool experience because from what we understand his dad is a very grumpy man and does not treat the family with very much kindness as a  result of have an addiction  to alcohol. So we get there and sit down with he and his wife, Soledad. His wife, Soledad, is awesome and loves us. The dad was a little drunk so we started talking to him with the wife and got him to sign the baptism record. It really reminded me of that story in the Book of Mormon when the Lamanites get drunk and fall asleep enabling the imprisoned Nephites to make a silent escape to freedom. The Lord works miracles even though they may be in mysterious ways. :)

I got the package that you sent me and I loved it! I'm actually wearing my awesome brown pants in this very moment. Thank you so much mom! Tell Taylor thanks for all the great drawings that she put in those letters. You can tell she took a lot of time working  on those. They are awesome!

I know and testify of the divinity of our Father and our Savior. I know that they live and are active beings helping and influencing our lives. I love them and the selflessness that they show in their effort to help all of their creations return home where we were in the beginning. As Elder Holland says, "The greatest attribute of love is loyalty." I will be loyal to them in an effort to show my love to them as the have ever done so to me.

I love you guys and I cant wait to see you this Sunday!