So sorry for not writing the last week. I didn´t have any time really to write. I would just first like to thank you all for your support and love. I have been going through some pretty crazy times here on the mission. My last comp left to his house about 2 weeks ago. Now my current comp is on a plane back home to the states right now. He came and immediately began to rethink his decision. It was very hard these last 2 weeks. To add on to everything, he has severe depression and it was just getting worse and worse. The only thing that I can say right now is that I have a testimony that God is ALWAYS in our lives. For a little bit of the time I was with my comp, it seemed for him that this trial was basically for no reason at all. He had come all this way just to go back. But I can testify to you all that The Lord has a plan for him He has a plan for me too. Both of us were in that same plan during the time that we were together. I know that he came here for a reason and I am so glad to be able to know him. I love the guy so much and I am so blessed to be able to have this time to learn how to develop more attributes of my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that God has a plan for each and every one of you and if we are to have Faith all things will be made possible and we will see the Lord’s hand in our lives daily. Thank you all for everything and I love you all. Have a good week and I will talk to Yáll next week!
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Editor's (Mom's) Note:
In his mission, when a missionary is brand new to the mission they call it being 'born', so all new missionaries are referred to as 'babies'. :)
Well my comp Elder Arancibia left to go home to his house in Santiago....and I have no clue who my next comp will be, because he will be "born" on Wednesday! I will be heading up to Concepción tomorrow to go start my training. It´s going to be super fun! We have 4 people in the zone that are training so we have a zone of pure "babies" in the mission!
This week was crazy/interesting. My comp was getting ready to leave the mission and go see his family. It was hard to stay on topic at times but we got through and finished. He is a great missionary and will do great things after the mission!
One thing that I learned this week was that humility is hard. Naturally we are not very humble. Whether it be big or small, we are human and need to continually learn to try and be humble in all things. One thing that has stood out to me was that a great way to learn to be humble is to simply put yourself in others shoes. Many times we go through life assuming others feel one way or act another way only coming to find out that we were completely wrong. Listening to and teaching our investigators has been a really good example. They don´t understand everything that we are teaching them and that is why we are there. Sometimes we think that they understand or that they SHOULD understand because, to you, it is so clear. But in reality we sometimes need to sit back, think about the situation and see how your actions can help to change the circumstance. I have seen how when humility and patience is applied, miracles happen. People open up and you can really see the hand of the Lord work in your life. I love the Saviors example in humility and I want to continue following His example every day.
I love you all and hope that you all can make it a goal in your lives to continue in the path of the Lord. I know it will bless your life. It has always blessed mine. I hope all goes well this week and may the Spirit be with you.
Sorry for not writing last week! We had no time because we had to return from Temuco and work! BUT......we played Quidditch.....and it was amazing.....and the best part....the Snitch....was a pig.....and we won!!!! Woooo!!!! Haha it was so awesome and our zone had such a fun time. We ate all you can eat Chinese buffet after and that totally topped it off!
Friday, February 5, 2016
This week was the best! Diego went all the way under and all the way out. He is now baptized and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is so happy and is loving every second of being in the church and living the gospel. I want to bear testimony and explain the truthfulness of this gospel and the power and authority given from God to do this work. I know that this church is true and that this incredible child of God was able to be baptized through the Holy power and authority of the Priesthood of God: the right to act in the name of God. I testify that this authority has been restored to the earth again through his holy prophet and servant Joseph Smith through heavenly servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the restored Gospel. I cannot deny it. I know that through this power and authority, we will live with our Families, our Savior and our Father in Heaven again. His hands are stretched out to us; all we have to do is reach out to Him and accept it.