Monday, December 28, 2015

Week 22

Hola everyone. This week was awesome. Christmas was different without snow but it was still great. They call Santa Claus here Viejito Pascuero. And they open presents at midnight and not in the morning. It was super fun talking to the family though. It was kinda weird seeing everybody at the same time but it was great seeing them. It's getting hotter and busier here in Quintero now that it's almost the middle of the summer. It's pretty popular for tourists cause the beaches and stuff are cheaper than other cities. 
Yesterday, we pretty cool. Constanza got confirmed and I was able to do it. It was so cool. Also, we were talking to here and she told us that she's been thinking about serving a mission. We were so pumped when she told us. 
Also, there's couple that we've been teaching for a long long time. Literally my entire mission and they finally came to church yesterday. And they've been reading the BOM together so that's awesome. 
We have a baptism scheduled in 2 weeks and we're helping him a lot to get ready.
That's mostly it for this week. Thanks for all the prayers and support. I hope everyone has a good week.

There's BYU fans in Chile too

Christmas dinner

On the bus

I bought a pastry on the bus lol

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 21

Hola everyone. This week was really great. We had an amazing baptism yesterday. It was so cool. It was well worth the wait. She's truly allowed the gospel to change her life. She used to smoke 5 to 10 cigarettes a day. And she totally gave it up for the gospel. It's been awesome to see the changes she's made in her life. She's made a lot of friends in the ward too so she has a lot of support to help her stay active. And her mom was in on most the lessons too. She just hasn't wanted to come to church but she came to the baptism and she loved it. So we'll see what happens with her too. 
Anyway, we're getting excited for Christmas. It's totally different here but it's good. I love it. It's weird without the snow and everything but it's gonna be great. 
That's mostly it for this week. Thanks for all the support and prayers.
Feliz Navidad

Hola familia. This week was great. I got to be santa for the primary christmas party. It was so much fun. All the niños loved it. I'll send you some recordings too. The baptism was so cool too

Elder Miller and Elder Eyre (they were all in the same district in the MTC)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 20

This was a really good week. It went by so fast though. We're teaching quite a few people. And we're trying to focus on the investigators that we have. Sometimes we felt like we were spreading ourselves too thin and we weren´t spending enough time on the people we had.
The baptism got postponed but it's gonna happen this week no matter what. She past her interview and everything and she's really excited. This week she's gonna get baptized for sure.
There's a couple other people who have dates to get baptized but they might not be ready in time. We're working hard to get them ready though.
Spanish is getting a lot better every day. I can understand so much more. And I can talk with just about everyone. It's awesome.
It's gonna be weird not to have snow for Christmas though. I definitely am gonna miss that. 
That's mostly it for this week. I love this gospel with all my heart and there's no doubt in my mind that it's true. I hope everyone has a great week.

A little Christmas tree they found in their apartment 
A really old liahona someone on the area has

Zone conference 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 19

Hola everyone. We're doing great here in Quintero. I got a new compañero. Elder Hansen from Tooele. He's awesome. He only has 3 months more than I do so we're both still learning Spanish. We're really getting along well though. In the 5 days we've had together, we've committed 3 people to be baptized. I really feel like we're able to teach with the Spirit. It doesn't matter that our Spanish is so so. That's the best part about the Spirit. It's fluent in all languages. 
We had to postpone the baptism yesterday to next week. But it's gonna happen this Sunday no matter what. She's really excited to get baptized. We're really excited for her too. She's totally changed her life. She quit smoking, she dresses differently and she just seems happier. It's so amazing to see what this gospel can do.
I'm really starting to feel good with Spanish. I'm more confident when I talk and I can make people laugh now. And they laugh in Spanish cause of something I said in Spanish lol. That's my favorite thing. 
Everyday I learn something new. Everyday my testimony gets stronger. Everyday I'm reassured that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the only way to achieve true happiness and the only way to live with our families forever. I don't have a doubt in my mind that this is the true church. 
Thanks everyone for all the emails, prayers, and support. I love you all and I hope everyone has an awesome week.