Monday, June 27, 2016

Week 46

Hey everyone! We had a great week this week. Probably the biggest news right now is that Chile won La Copa América last night. Which is great cause everyone is in a good mood and really happy. Which hopefully means they'll be willing to listen to the missionaries. That's what we're hoping for. USA got 4th place so that's not too bad considering that the only thing everyone plays is soccer in South America. I'm proud. 'MERICA. Also, we had a great week being missionaries. We started teaching a guy that has met with the missionaries for 20 and he's starting to progress. Also, if Marcelo gets his dad's signature, he's gonna get baptized this Sunday so that's really awesome. He goes to church, mutual, and seminary now so we're really proud of him. 
Overall, I can't believe how fast time is flying by. It's been 11 months already and it feels like I just got here. I love this gospel so much and my love for it grows every day. It's hard to comprehend how loving and how merciful our Heavenly Father is. We can never earn or deserve His love but we can try to do our best by doing what he asks and by keeping the commandments. "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
I'm so thankful for all you guys and all your support. I hope you guys have a great week.

 Chilean Spirit

Elder Beard trying Elder D's grilled cheese

even though we lost, Elder Johnson and I showed our 'Merican pride

Monday, June 20, 2016

Week 45

Hey everyone. We had a great week this week. Time is flying by and I'm loving every minute. Elder Beard and I are having a great time and we're working really hard. We have a couple investigators that are progressing and could be getting baptized in the next few weeks.
I'm learning so much every day. Each day I understand a little bit more about how much our Heavenly Father loves us and how this church is true. I can't deny it. I know it and I love it. I hope everyone has a great week.

When you work really hard all day and you sleep in whatever position

Monday, June 13, 2016

Week 44

Hey everyone! We had a great week this week. We had like 3 conferences of different types. One with our Zone, one with President and one was a broadcast from Elder Bednar. They were all really awesome and I learned a ton. There's a new program that the church has started where they like turn the chapels into visitor's centers with tours and stuff. Our mission is starting in a few areas to see how it works and then spread to the whole mission. It looks really cool.
We also were able to participate in the baptism of Valentina. She's been waiting for a while for her mom to give her permission and her mom finally said yes. It was such a cool experience. Her uncle Luis, who got baptized a few months ago, was able to baptize her. It was really spiritual for the whole family.
We have a couple more people that are progressing really well. They should be getting ready to be baptized soon. Hopefully within the next few weeks. Elder Beard and I are having a really great time. We work really well together. This week we're gonna try to find some more people.
It's so crazy how every day something happens that makes my testimony stronger. This is 100% the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There's no way that a human could've created this and it would've helped as many as it as helped and continues to help. I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life and the opportunity to share it. I hope everyone has a great week.

Valentina with her grandma and her mom and Luis (her uncle)

They wanted a book of mormon so bad lol

Elder Wilcox

Monday, June 6, 2016

Week 43

Hey everyone! We had transfers this week but me and Elder Beard stayed so that's cool. We're really glad we stayed cause we were having a lot of fun and success. We had kind of a slow week but this week is already looking better. We did celebrate Elder Beard's birthday so that was fun. The big 19! Way to go Elder Beard. We also had our zone activity. We went to the dunes. It was actually really fun. I don't have a whole lot of time this week cause we went to the dunes but we're doing great here. If everything goes as planned, we'll have a baptism on Sunday. So that's pretty awesome. Thanks everyone for all the prayers and support. I hope everyone has a great week.

HBD Elder Beard

What the flip were the missionaries doin' at the dunes?

when you wanna do graffiti but the spirit guides you

me and one of our zone leaders rockin some wildlife ties

we found a mushroom growing in the window sill lol