Saturday, July 28, 2012

I Got A New Scripture Cover!!

Hey everyone!

I am doing pretty good these days. It’s been getting a bit hard for us as for the work...lots of times we get down in the dumps or lose interest to work. Its a current, and very common probably in the mission. It can be hard at times. I still haven´t gotten the package yet...but a package did come from Punta Arenas....PICTURES ATTACHED...I got my new hand made leather scripture case! I love it! I can´t wait to get some candy...I have an investigator asking me to bring her some stuff. Haha

JOSH FINALLY GOT THE CALL!!!!!!! I HAVE A FRIEND WHO LOVES NEAR THERE! HE JUST FINSIHED HIS back to the normal letters. That’s so cool! I bet he will be hot all the time...what luck that he doesn’t have to learn another language. It’s really tough to learn a new language. Wow...Halloween is coming up isn’t it. Not too far away...and that means I will almost be ready to be heading home. And Ethan to Mexico...he will probably get shot at least twice and robbed about 5 times. Haha...just remember Ethan not to say ¡QUE TE PASA HOMBRE! at someone who looks unfriendly They might get in your face...My kid in the mission is from Mexico.

The B-B-Q is from before I got my haircut I think. So I look even better than before! The shirt is a shirt I got as a Zone with our picture on it, and our names on the back. Its really cool. As for Elder Larsen and I...we are working on things. We are getting there. Its hard because there is a lot of change. But, good news is the Part member family is well. Raul, called us to come over and told us...why do I feel this peace when you come to my house to teach me...and why don´t I feel this in my own Church. His wife then said, its because your church isn’t the true church. ¡EN TU CARA HOMBRE! Which made him go...oh yeah...could be true. Well, then I am going to go to your church this week to see if I feel the same way. PRAY HARD THEY GET THERE!

That guy looks just like Sam!! That’s so look pretty skinny there dude....shouldn’t you be lifting weights of something like that? I have plan to look so good when I get back for the Mina (Means babe in Chilean) searching I will be doing...Because during December it will be summer and I can run in the mornings. That’s so weird to see you with a twin...

Glad to hear you go the upgrade! Its about time they did something about it....I bet you its a lot nicer. Speaking of cool new stuff...the church has some really good new videos about Chirst! You should check them out.

I am doing well...trying to over come my imperfections and my anxiety problem. This means that when I make a mistake I feel really bad...and it bugs me so bad I get sick (Headache, I don´t want to eat...etc). I will keep trucking along...let’s hope to see another baptism this Agosto! School starts soon....MUHAHAHA!

I love you all...thanks for the prayers.




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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Osorno Zone P-day B-B-Q at the Mission President’s House


1)Hna. Perez, Hna. Chamorro, Elder Galarza, Elder Barker, Elder Trujillo, Elder Mietchen
2) Sis. & Bro. Thorup, Hna. Biddulph, Hna. Lanzas, Hna. Furniss, Hna. Goodman, Hna. Kitto, Hna. Parks, Elder Klinkefus, Elder Abel, Elder Burge, Elder Nelson, Elder Carmen, Elder Reich, Elder Arce, Elder Mamani, Elder Larsen, Elder Cardozo, Elder Thorup, Elder Coria
3) Hna. & Pres. Rappleye, Elder Goodman


Saturday, July 21, 2012

It’s been a bit of a hard week, but I’m still staying strong in my new Guante shoes


Hey Family!

I am writing from the Church, because we are filling up the Font for a baptism. It’s going to be a great day for the Antillanca Ward. It’s been a really interesting week for me as a district leader. Lots of stuff happening in these parts, and even more stuff for me to take part in. It all started with Hermana Kitto. She was showing the other girls the other night that she could  do the she did so, her knee popped out of its place! She DISLOCATED HER LEG! So, she got it back in place and put ice on it. Then last Saturday at the party, everyone left and I stuck around to help president out with his computers and she asked me to give her a blessing. It was one of the most personal blessings yet. I got done...she was so happy from what God had to say. Then I walked around the corner to find the president, his wife, and the Goodmans all silently listening. It was funny. Then Hermana Perez, and Hermana Lanzas had a hard week. I had talked about unity in our district meeting. brought everyone to really think how we are doing with our companion. They decided to talk about the things that they wanted to work on...and it was hard to take for the both of them. I got a call about 4 in the afternoon and told to go to their house. I went, and we talked a bit about stuff. Then, I asked for them to allow me to give them a blessing. They both wanted one. The blessings...were amazing.

I like your haircut Sam. I got mine today. You look so funny in the picture! Haha.Silas, you steal´n my bird?  That’s so funny he thinks that Silas is me, must be good looking then! And a driving maniac! Just like the good ol´ days. Sounds like you’re a good driver too. Makes me proud. Have you taken out the old Silver Bullet yet? I didn´t get to learn the Charango today because I have to get stuff ready here. It’s been pretty cool to have stuff like that here.

I am loving the whole package thing. It will be sweet to eat the sweets. As for me, I have been making friends with the locale street dogs. We have a dog who has followed us around for about 2 weeks. He is named Amigo, and he is a good looking dog. Very well behaved, but it’s a bit hard to walk about with a dog at the right side of ya all the time.

I heard about the batman guy the other day...that’s so messed up. People are losing themselves in the world. There are way to many voices, all wanting to talk to us and tell us what to do. The getting worse. What can we do but keep going with what God says. We must preach and show these people exactly who God is, and why we are here. It’s hard because we find people, lost, who just don´t know what to do.

It’s been a bit of a hard week for me, but still staying strong. Keep reading everyday the will keep you on the right track. I know that if we read the scriptures everyday, pray and go to church we cannot be lead astray by the evil and cunning plan of the adversary.

Guante is the shoe I’s made here in Chile and I heard they are really good. I like them and they actually fit well.





I love you all so much.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I’m still in Osorno…boy is it going to be good



Sorry it’s a bit’s been a crazy day.

It’s been a good week. I am sticking around for another cambio and boy is it going to be good. We have started working with a part member family and it’s going great. I would use more exclamations, but the key at this computer does not work. That blows... In the picture I was making bread in the house. I like to bake at times.

Having lots of rain? I am glad to see you all get to feel like I do every day... Haha it’s not too bad though, because you get used to it. Haha, today we got a nice sunny day and ate lunch with the whole zone at the mission house with President Rappleye, the Biddolf

s, and the Goodmans. The Goodmans are the new couple missionaries here in the mission.

Poor Sam...sitting all alone. Poor guy, this is why you need to wear Old Spice like Silas does. That gets the ladies. Sucks about the wallet...but guess what...I STILL HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. In yo face¡¡¡¡¡¡¡  Haha, I only get to use the ¡¡ stuff. Those things always get lost. Speaking of haircuts...I need to get mine. Oops..

Silas really is a lot like me. It’s really cool and funny. How is he? How do you like glasses Silas...I expect you to write me, not Mom and Dad. How is the guitar? I might try to learn how to play the Charango from a friend of mine here. It’s a sweet little thing. We sang ( President, Elder Barker, Elder Larsen, Elder Klinkefus, Elder Biddolf and myself) in the mission home a cappella today. Haha, President gave me a high five for singing the melody part. Sorry...I didn`t take my camera with pictures....bummer.

Gentry...I remember her haha. She is really nice and funny. I don`t know if she is member or not. I am almost positive she is. That’s cool she goes to Weber. What does she study there? Do you know?

I get to give a ton of blessings to the missionaries here. I got to give one to Hma Kitto. She dislocated her leg last night doing the splits¡¡¡¡¡  How crazy is that¡¡¡ Originally the Zone leaders were going to give it. She, however wanted to do it in English and asked me to do the blessing part. It was a good blessing, and my understanding was opened and I knew what was happening in her life. She’s very weighed down.

Haha, telling stories of all the problems we gave you huh? I promise to give you more if you really miss it. We did cause a lot of problems. I remember just about all of it. That’s so cool.

I love the mission and I am getting to grow up so much. I love doing things on my own and being responsible for things.

The mission life is hard, but good and full of reasons to be here. Just have to keep going and try your best. That’s the key.

I bought shoes¡¡ They aren’t water proof so, if you haven’t sent a package yet...if you could send water proofing stuff maybe...that would be cool.

I love you all so much.

Take care



“Quacking” ourselves up with Pringles on the way to the Volcan Osorno

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stuck on a Volcano

Hey everyone!

It’s been a crazy day. I have been trapped up on a volcano all day long. I kinda lost my P-Day but it’s not too bad. I am sending pictures. Good to hear that Silas got his drivers permit! That’s great news! He’ll be driving in no time flat. haha, and Sam raking in the money! Not bad at all...Chris works there? That’s so crazy!

As for the whole mission should just always be honest. You need to go. You should pray about it and then decide. You can miss out on the stuff from the mission. And on Christmas, an apostle comes to the MTC and they do a sacrament all together. It takes  a number of loaves of bread but it’s cool I heard.

Papito in Puerta Natales is doing ok. He got back to his home and well they found out it’s from stress that he has these headaches. He will be just fine. Nino, went to the doctor and they are waiting the results. I know she’ll be just fine. It’s a good, strong family. The Lord loves them and does many things to keep them ok and healthy.

As for baptisms...we have one but I am sure it’s going to fall. It’s hard...I have to do a lot (AKA everything) because Elder Larsen just gets way to stressed out and doesn’t focus. I don´t know what to do for him. He says he wants to change...but so far no attempts have been made.

Once again...I can´t buy shoes yet...I will go Monday in the morning. It’s we will find out if I go to another place next week. Just to be safe...I might not be writing you until next Monday. If I change zones it’ll go back to normal. I hope I don´t have to go.

So, we went to Volcano Osorno today...we started up the path, but it got blocked by snow. So, the others left and walked to the top in the pouring rain and snow! I didn’t go...because my surgery cut started to bother me...still does too. So, we stayed with the bus driver and finally...after many prayers we got up to where we needed to go and brought the missionaries back down. It was really good. Hard...but good.

I heard there are a lot of high temperatures and stuff. Here they are really, really low.We’ve all be praying for the rain to stop! Haha...but it doesn’t.

We just gotta keep pushing along. When all seems lost and hard to do...just go a bit more.  That’s how I keep going. Haha, I love you all.

Thanks for writing me!



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