Sunday, November 19, 2017

Last Post

Fellow friends, Family, and loved ones...

I just want to thank each and every one of you all for the love and support you have given me in these short two years. I don’t know where to begin really, though I feel the need to share my love and testimony with you all that I have gained in my service to the Lord.

I am so grateful that my Father in Heaven has given me this opportunity to serve as a full-time missionary. It's not every day that you get to put on a name tag, leave out into the world and teach a full (a ton). I have seen miracles; many miracles. My testimony has grown so much and I plan on sharing this testimony with as many people as I can for the rest of my life. This knowledge that we have is the greatest knowledge anyone could ever have; that our Savior really does live and loves us more than we can ever imagine. That He has restored his church again on the earth for us, the children of God, so that we can return to live again with our loving Father in Heaven. How incredible to hear such words. I love The Lord. He is my best friend. I know that He lives. He is our Redeemer, the one who paid the price for our sins in order for our eternal happiness. I know His church is true and that if anyone desires this knowledge, the answer is just a prayer away. God will reveal all truth unto you through the Holy Ghost.  He is waiting for us to talk to Him. He is always willing to show us the way. And through obedience to His commandments we will always come out victorious. We will return to our mansion above next our Eternal Father. I know this to be true and I say it in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I love you all. Hurrah for Israel!!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lessons in Dogs

Once upon a time there was a missionary...he was very injury prone and he was very clumsy so in other words every day could be his last...... 

One day he and his comp were walking in the street and decide that they wanted to enter into a they yelled "AAAALLLOOOO!!" Out came a good friend of theirs, Josue. He was a nice man so he let them pass through. Though on the other side of this fence there was a big dog. It was calm...friendly looking. So this missionary who was very smart went to go touch it. The dog jumped up on the missionary to "play” with him a little. "AWWW so cute" said the missionary and continued petting it. Until suddenly the dog went crazy and bit the arm of the missionary with its 5 inch long teeth and just about ripped it off! The missionary freaked out like a little school girl and tried to rip the arm out of the dog’s mouth. With luck the missionary was using 2 sweaters so the wound was not that bad though it did hurt like Crazy! The missionary went to the doctor to get bandaged up and hooked up with some rabies fun...while they were at it they also took off the missionary´s nail...that was fun too. Fortunately the missionary continued preaching the gospel with his boss companion and started inviting the whole world to be baptized.....

                                                       The End

Yeah it was a fun week....haha absolutely loved it actually. We had a ton of fun this week my comp and I. We have seen many miracles and we have been led by the spirit in so many situations. I know that this gospel is true. I know it with all of my heart. I invite each and every one of you to pray always. To search for the spirit daily and learn of Heaven. I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mother's Day and Diligence

Hello, hello friends and family!

I apologize again for the lack of details these last couple of weeks! I shall repent and try again....

How are you all?! I hope things are going great back at home and in your crazy busy lives with work, school, etc...The Chilean life is grand. I love much! Yesterday was awesome talking to the family for Mother’s Day. It was a great treat to keep the energy up and moving. Well, unfortunately yesterday the energy was completely destroyed after we went to lunch...3 gigantic pieces of steak and a mountain of mashed potatoes later....there was no hope. But yes it was very much delicious ;)

The work has been moving great here in Galvarino. We are now teaching 3 people in our focus group: Emilia (age 10), Yessica (age 40) and Joseph (age 10). They all have accepted baptismal dates and are very excited to be baptized. It has been so awesome being here in their progression. It is so amazing to see how the spirit works in their lives. I will give more updates on them later when we teach them this week but we would love if you could all pray for them to receive answers to their prayers and achieve this goal of baptism. Thank you!

Something awesome that I learned in my scripture study this last week was about how the Book of Mormon repeats the word Diligence many times throughout the book. It stood out to me as I was reading in all the small books between 2 Nephi and Moroni. I looked up the definition for Diligence. It says, to strive constantly and valiantly, particularly the service of the Lord and obedience to His word. I really love this definition. It gives us an idea of how we must be working, and acting every day of our lives. I know that if we are diligent in keeping the commandments, serving the Lord and obeying every word, we will have His Guidance and love every second of our lives.

I love you all so much and I really do appreciate your love and devotion to serve the Lord. I hope you all have a great week this week and I will talk to you all later!


Elder Callister

What we do when we get bored on the bus.....

And just one more for fun!

Papa Johns in Chile, Futbol and Clowns

There is a Sister here that says I look like the clown picture below....I had no response.

More fun pics

Just keep running....

This is our running partner....Presidente May! ;)

Back from the dead....

Hello my amazing friends and family!!

Very sorry for the delay in writing. I was very sick last week and was not even able to get out of bed... but I have risen from the dead and I am ready to go again! Wooo!!

Last week was very busy, not so fun from the sickness but manageable. We had the baptism of Emanuel! He was so happy and we could feel the spirit so strong in his testimony. I know that the spirit has changed his heart and that he is a true disciple of Christ.

This week on Thursday we have another baptism of a girl named Yadranka. She is 10 years old and soooo excited to be baptized! We are very excited to see this family be a completed family with everyone baptized and ready to go to the temple. I love this work so much!

A thought from my studies this week:

I have seen the effects of what occurs when one obeys the commandments and when one does not obey the commandments so many times in my mission. Every day I see it. I feel a need to express my desire for all of you to continue to be faithful in the gospel...doing the simple things and putting emphasis in these little things...things like reading your scriptures, saying your morning and nightly prayers, and going to church, all with an intensified focus on searching for the comforting feelings of the Holy Spirit. He changes lives. These things are so essential in our spiritual progression and our learning here in mortality. It has brought me protection and has allowed me to feel a constant love from my Father in Heaven. Obeying or disobeying the commandments does not only affect you, it affects the people around us too. As we obey, we can and will be a light unto the world and literally save souls. I love the Lord and I am so grateful for his Gospel. I love each and every one of you and pray that you feel the Lord’s love each and every day. I hope you all have a beautiful week this week. Que dieu vous benisse (French: May God bless you) :)


Elder Callister