Santiago East, Chile Mission

Santiago East, Chile Mission
January 16,2013

Week #15 Pictures!!

The members where Meg Skyped


Call the Missionaries!!

Meghan's Sector

Downtown Santiago on splits

Week #15 Just talked to you yesterday!!

Hola Hola!!

Well, it was so so fun to talk to you all, well most of you yesterday, a moment I will definitely never forget!! It was crazy because I was talking to you guys and I was like I was home and everyone is doing well and most was the same, and then I hung up the phone and walked out the door and I was a missionary again and it was back to work… welcome to the mission!! haha!! But yeah, it was so fun to see that everyone is doing well and the news about Kyn was just the best thing about talking to you guys.  To be honest, I can't stop thinking about it, I am so, so stoked for her!! ¿where you do think she'll go? I was thinking about it and how freakin' cool would it be if she got called to Santiago Chile Este!!! awww but I hope she goes Spanish speaking!  But, so, so fun you see all your faces and hear all your voices I know it was kinda madness but I'm so glad everything worked out. A moment I will never forget!!

As for Benita, yes, she is the one who believes in everything, but she told us that she's been to a lot of churches and she just hasn't found that one that is right, but she loves coming to church with us and sets her clothes out for her and her daughter for every Sunday!! So she really is excited and she loves everything we teach her. I dunno what it is that missing, but I know we will figure it out soon, It's just I'm so scared every time she opens her mouth because she just says weird, weird things!  Maybe that's it, I dunno, we'll see with her.  But it's so fun to actually have 2 investigators progressing!! We're working with her slowly and always praying for her and we can feel your prayers as well!!  So thank you so much for your help! It is such a blessing to see and know how much support I have back home. I feel so grateful for each and everyone of you. It was so sad because after we finished our day yesterday, we got home and hna Valeriano just broke down.  Her family are converts and her dad isn't a member. Her dad hates the idea that she is on a mission and her mum is just counting down the days till she gets home. Then they never once asked her about our investigators or the work or anything.   She told me she doesn't want to go home because her dad has her whole life planned for her and she doesn't want to do what her dad wants her to do!! So last night we talked a lot and I did all I could to help her, but it's hard because I don't really understand her situation.  In the end, all was good but it was a moment really special for me and I just told her how grateful I am for her! She´s not one of those missionaries that has had a lot of success but she is such a hard worker and I know that she will see the fruits of her works in her family or in her life after or something, but I know God has a plan specifically for her!  It really made me think about you guys and how so very grateful I am for all your support and love and everything so thank you so much!  I could not do it without you!! (Meghan giggle)

Ya so much to talk about and so little time, next time we Skype we will have it down better! Today was good, we went into the city and bought mote!!! haha ask Ethen what it is - He´ll know, it's Argentinian. The family's house we Skyped at was so, so grateful to have shared that experience with us!! So that was really cool!! One of the girls just got her call to Mexico and she´s only been a member for a year and her dad is crazy in the head, her mom left her and her sister, just left them about 4 weeks ago, so it's just her and her 15 year old sister, so that was a neat experience as well.  Oh! I totally forgot to tell you about my experience with the gift of tongues!!  It was so weird, when I did splits last week, it was me and another gringa who came in at the same time as me, and it was crazy because I understood everyone and could talk pretty well, and it was an amazing experience!  And then when I got back to Los Platanos, I was yet again struggling with trying to understand everyone. Weird huh!! But it really was so cool too because I have been praying so hard for the help of my Heavenly Father to understand people here! It was a neat experience!  oh, and I stopped biting my nails!!!! Sorry, I'm all over the place right now, but I dont bite them anymore, crazy huh!

So ya the pictures look so fun, I am so glad your all doing so well!!! I love you guys so much and hopefully next week I will have more to say hahah!!!

Thank you for all your prays and love, I can feel it everyday!!

Con mucho amor,
Your lil missionary, Megs

Week #14 Photos

Hangin around on P-Day

She got her package after 5 weeks!! Yay!

Week #14

Well, well, well, Hola everyone!

Mum you will be so happy I finally got your package! Thank you so so much! It was absolutely perfect in every way!! And it really meant a lot, sounds like everything is really going well up there in the US of A. I can't believe the boys are in Bali right now, I don't think our family understands how well we have it.. it sometime frustrates me being out here and seeing what little people have here and how crazily spoiled we all are, so i guess right now I am just grateful for the things I have in my life and i know that if anything was to happen, a disaster or what ever, the one important thing would be to my family. Crazy Kelsey is moved out and getting married in 2 weeks right¿ and Kyns hair!! I feel like so much as changed since i have been home. haha. but I´m here in Chile right now serving the Lord and it's hard but I know that there is no where else I would rather be right now.

As for my week this week, Tuesday we blessed the house of Gerardo, they were not feeling too comfortable in their house, and that was a really cool experience. The bishop of the ward came with us and blessed the house. He really is such a great missionary. We ended up meeting the rest of the family of Gerardo and his nephew, and he had a lot of question about missionaries and stuff so that was good. The family is always so sweet and crazy and willing to let us in and talk, but we have yet to really talk about the gospel. We´re trying to take it a bit slow with them. Gerardo's date for bautizmo fell because he didn't come to church.. but its a process right? It was really cool because we also had a lesson with Benita and it went really well.  After our lesson, we invited her to check out the capilla (church) and we took her and her daughter on a tour through the church. When we showed them the bautizmo faunt there was a beautiful spirit there. So that was really neat.  We invited her to church and she actually came! Can you believe that!!! It's so stressful having an investigator in church, but i think her and her daughter really liked it. We're going to teach them of wend. so well see how she liked it and all. ¿que mas? Oh! crazy story for the week, me and hna vale were walking down the street yesterday and I look in front of me and see 4 jovens (young boys) huddled together. One raised their hand in the air and I felt my whole body jump.  He had a gun and shot it in the air, and him and all his friends were laughing, and then he took the gun looked as us and I felt my heart jump.  Me and hna vale quickly turned down the next street, they then walked past and I looked back to see the boys laughing as he stuck the gun down the front of his pants... it was an adrenalin rush for sure, but it really made me think how quickly people's lives could be taken about.  Then we went to talk to Rifeal and he told us chickas you guys better get home quick, the streets are really dangerous right now because Colo Colo and Lau played, two huge soccer teams here, and huge rivals - when they play, people don't leave their home because lots of people die after these teams play each other... crazy. But, ya after that we met this old old man walking down the street. We decided to help him walk home to his house and as I was talking to him, I couldn't help but think what a character he was. He seriously reminded me of a cartoon from Alice in Wonderland or something! And then i started thinking about all the crazy, weird, fun people i have met here and then I started thinking, wow!! I'm sure this is how creators or directors get their ideas for movies! All you need to do is go live somewhere different for a while and you will meet some of the most interesting people. It is so fun tho, I could write a script about the people I have met here in Chile haha! well ya, that's all for this week!! Sorry, it wasn't much, kinda a dull week for us, hopefully something more exciting next week! Love you all so much and you all are always in my prayers!

Con mucho amor,
Your lil missionary