Monday, August 31, 2015
Wow this week was some crazy stuff hahah. First off lets get started with explaining that i get to alto hospicio (for short) alto and my sector is los aromos which is super cool because i knew a few converts in antofagasta that live here so that's cool but, then they tell me that this transfer is going to fly because we have like a ton of things to plan and take care of by the end of the transfer which is super true i felt it this week we spent quite a few nights waiting at the bus terminal for elders to get there and walking like all the sectors doing inspeccions of apartments.
Also not to mention this sector is huge and we have a ton of new investigators that i am just getting to know so maybe next week i will be able to talk about them a little more but this week we were teaching a family called the family saez they are super cool and they are going to be our next baptisms probably in like 2 weeks but we will see.
As for today it was super fun we are living with another two elders called Elder reid and elder palpa. Elder reid is from orem and elder palpa just started his mission and is from lima peru they are both super cool and today we went and hung out down by the beach in iquique and the zofri which is just a giant mall but it was super cool because i have heard about it like the whole mission that it is super cheap but its a lie its just a little cheaper.
All in all great week.
con mucho amor
we played a little Frisbee by the beach it was super fun
the central tower in iquique
us with a few members on his birthday super awesome this family
a photo of me in our sector on a street called reborn and miracles
also it was my comps birthday so i made him a cake
Monday, August 24, 2015
Well to be honest this week was really crazy because we had tons of stuff to do and take care of but the big key points of the week are...
On Wednesday we had our interviews with our president of the mission and he basically told me a lot of cool things but two big ones. One that i will be going home the 29th of December and get to salt lake on the 30th so all y'all who have been asking me when i will be getting home i will be getting home the 30th. Second he told me that i was going to get transferred and that i was going...............to finish my mission in...........a great place that i don't know...........in the desert...........and kind of by the coast...............that i have heard many good things about.......THAT IS............................
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........ALTOHOSPICIO.......... .............................. ........YEAH AHAHYEAH EHAY YEAH EYA EHAY DH EHYA EY DHAY HEYAH
Hahah no but yeah i am super excited its a place just outside of iquique because iquique like a big dome and we are at the top of the dome. I have heard my whole mission about it that's its super cheap, tons of dogs, funny people, and all good. So i am so excited to go there and not to mention i will be doing something i have not done before KILLING AN ELDER! Well his name is elder Rodriguez he is super cool i know him a little he served in the mission office for a time so i am excited to really get to know him also i am staying as a zone leader so that will be cool and i am excited to meet my new zone.
Then after the interviews I went and had exchanges with the assistants they are super cool. I learned a ton and we were able to find a ton in there sector it was super fun.
Then as the week went on i was saying goodbye to all my converts and friends from the ward so that was hard but there things have to pass with missionary's but it makes it hard because sometimes you leave part of your heart in your sectors so right now i am almost without a heart haha. Although i always like to say "changes are always good"
Also quite a few good friends in the mission are finishing today and one of the elders in our apartment finished today and we took him to the mission office it was super fun and hard to say good bye to him "REST IN PEACE"
All in all great week and i am super pumped for all the things i have waiting for me in Alto hospicio and hope you all enjoy your next couple weeks getting back into the whole school thing again haha.
con mucho amor
this is a photo of one of my good buds here in Antofagasta Oscar and is wife cindy, she is from idaho and oscar is from Antofagasta they are super cool
This is the photo of my mamita and papito and the family they are people i will never ever forget and they have a big part in my heart.
this is the family of our other mamita who live next door they are so awesome and always gave us so much love and food they were super awesome.
this is a photo of the four of us with our mamita eating with them before I leave and for elder ruanos send off.
this was a delicious sea food barbaque we had together with our papito and it was AMAZING
Quite a few good friends finished there missions today but i had the great opportunity to send off this fool. So i got to put the "Rest in Peace"
Well as for this week it went super great we spent a lot of the week working really hard on finding news so that this next week it all goes good. Because this next week are transfers so i am pretty sure i am leaving but we also have interviews with our president this Wednesday so I will probably know what will go on after the interview so i can get ready a little ahead of time but who knows.
Although the reason that we have been really looking hard is because i don't want to leave this sector with only a few investigators so this week we were able to find some really cool people in the streets who have actually heard the missionary's before and want to listen to us again because they are Colombian and they are super cool we were also able to find a family from Ecuador and Peru that are just super great and i am sure we are going to get some serious baptisms this next transfer if i don't leave but if not i will still be baptizing while not being here.
All in all we had a great week and we were able to have some intercambios with some elders in our zone and get them ready to go home we have two elders going home next week so we wanted to make sure there ready and make sure there working hard haha they are super good and animated.
Well i hope you all have a great week and will keep you all in my prayers
con mucho amor
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Well this week was pretty crazy. First of all lets just talk first off about what happened yesterday and what i think will happen again. Yesterday literally a natural disaster happened here in antofagasta it RAINED! Haha really it is pretty crazy because everyone here has houses built for less than 2 mm of water in a year and that's it its not accustomed to 16mm of rain that poured yesterday so everyone's houses got like flooded and we did a ton of service and during the last classes of church everyone went home to fix there roofs so they don't fall in from the rain.
As for the work things are good this week we worked a lot with all the news that we found last week and are trying to get them going most of them are really tough but with time we know they will come around because they told us they really want to change. Although we are just going to have to wait for those.
All in all the week for me flew by really the weeks are going by faster and faster it scares me some days. It makes really sad that soon here my time in the mission will be over. Although for this time i got to just use all i have got to get what the lord has waiting for me. Also that includes you guys i want to you all to really look at yourselves and think "am i really where the lord sees me". Love you all and hope you guys the best week
con mucho amor y cariño
Monday, August 3, 2015
Well this week was AWESOME! It got me super up about the rest of this transfer and our sector and the potential it has. The reason is because we had been having quite a hard time figuring out who was going to be the person out of the investigators that we had that would be ready for baptism but then we go to a meeting with our president and he totally made us feel like we need to just get our buts back in gear with a lot of cool ideas for the wards. Not to mention we found a ton of new investigators this week thanks to that so we are super excited about teaching new people and making it so our agenda never has the same name day by day.
as for the rest of the week we also had the attendance go up at the ward and the members brought a ton of investigators to church so things have been going super good here i love it when things work like they should. Then they showed me up one more after we had ward counsel we all went out to go visit some less actives so that was super cool to feel the help from the ward about who we are teaching.
Except for that today we went out to go shopping in centro and we bought a game called monopoly deal it is the most competitive game i have seen almost as much as soccer. All in all great week and wanted to send a shout out to my grandpa who sent me a letter for my birthday even though it was a little while ago it still made me feel super good thanks gramps. Well i love you all and hope you all have a great week.
con mucho cariño
This is a photo of a giant sandwich that a member made me
the second one is of the game monopoly deal
the third one is of my agenda that is just awesome
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Well first i just want to say how weird it is to think that my parents told me that courtny hair who gave her talk with me when i left and dustin watkins a good bud of mine just got home from there missions makes me feel really old in the mission UGH. Quite strange how fast things go by. Also it sounds like everybody really loved there 24th of July weekend HONESTLY I totally forgot that it was this last weekend it just hit me wow weird.
Although has for this week it was kind of good at the beginning and then got lame and then good again. Haha well the reason why is that at the beginning of the week we had been a little down about a few things with the members and then we passed by a few people and found out that they had been sick the last weekend and couldn't go to church and that was it they were super ready to go this week. Also we had a meeting with our bishop who is just awesome he just totally knows how to get you excited about the work and get on it now! so that was the first part of the week then near the end i got pretty sick i was throwing up all night i slept for like an hour and then we called the mission nurse and she said to stay in that day but once i got my sleep back i said forget this i cant stay in the house any longer i will lose it so we left and nobody answered so i was a little bumbed out but then the next day we go out and find a few old investigators that wanted to meet with us so it was going with ups and downs all week really like a roller coaster.
Sorry that i don't have any photos this week but i will be sure to send some new ones next week. Also i hope you all enjoy the week i feel like this week is going to be really good for us and i am really excited about it.
con mucho cariño
Well I am so sorry I dont have much time today but we had a lot of things to do today. Although so you all know this week was really fun we got to see elder Zeballos on thursday and we had two extra elders stay in our pension that night and it was super fun because they are both from my group that goes home with me so we got to catch up on a ton of what has happened on the mission.
Also not to mention this week I spent so much time in Turbus (its a bus terminal) that in the end I got to know a guy that is super cool who ended up liking what we as members do and the church and wanted to listen to us so knowing how cool he is we went and talked for a while and he gave me something that I have wanted since the beginning of the mission a Turbus TIE!!! It is one of the knew ones it is sweet.
All in all great week I cant not believe how great the lord is blessing us in our sector we had some great blessings going out with members this week in fact we went out 3 times with different members and those were incredible growing days for us and for me personally it was a great week and can tell you all in all had a great week.
con mucho amor