Santiago East, Chile Mission

Santiago East, Chile Mission
January 16,2013

PHOTOS Week #38

Florencia's Baptism

Such a special day

It's a Harry Potter Plant!
Viva Peru!!

WEEK #38 Lana the Russian...

FIRST OFF KYN im so proud of her i knew that she would do a good job oh my lil sis im so proud of her she is going to be such a great missionary. and chan and all the boys are leaving to travel that world. haha that's awesome! i cant wait to hear all about it. and i loved the picture of chan as jack for halloween. everyone looks so great thanks for all the photos I'm so glad everyone could be there to support kyn.

well second off all they don't celebrate halloween like we do in the states chuuuta!!!... but its all good.. ok this week hum i really don't remember let me think, these weeks are just flying by so fast. we had a really good lesson this week with lana the russian girl. she told me she wants to be a member and she comes to church every sunday. she is our investigator most faithful.. but she said in her time she will be a member, she has things she needs to think about right now, but she told me she loves the church and wants to have a family and be apart of the church. so we were in her house and i felt like i needed to show her a video i found last p-day on about a russian girl and I'm not sure exactly why, but i did. and no se, but the spirit was so so strong and i know she felt it. she really kinda closed off with her feelings but i could see it, and it was a need experience for me to see her feel the spirit so strong. and its getting a lot easier to communicate with her too, her spanish is progressing. we had a great lesson with a menos activo and the lesson was so strong and we were very direct on inviting her to come back to church, but most important to go back to the temple. and she looked at us and told us yes, i know you guys are right! im going to talk to my daughter and we will set up a day to go too the temple she hasn't been in 3 or 4 years (well of course she needs to talk to the bishop first). but it was a neat experience for her to realize what we were saying was right and she knew it. we also had a lesson with benita and her husband, and her son for 10 mins was there and listened, and florencia. and this was huge because they never all listen to us, and it was really neat because the spirit was so strong and the dad had many questions for us! it was neat because i can see the dad being a stronger member then benita, and so we are trying to work on him now, so that one day they can be a complete family of members. but most important is that they can enter the temple one day and be sealed. ya im trying to think and nothing super exciting happened this week, just a super normal week. but we have changes this week so we will see what will happen... anyways so glad to hear everyone is well and that everything went well with kyn!! i love you all so so very much and miss you all tons!! oxoxox.

from hermana guevara

hola abuelita como esta, bueno mi mami me ha hablado mucho de ud y aunque no la consca quiero decirle que le amo mucho, su hija es muy especial para mi.

con mucho amor,
hermana godfrey
your lil misionary

SO for the first big secret FLORENCIA was baptized on sunday..wahoo it was beautiful experience wow!  so ya that's the big news

Week #37 photos

Pig leg anyone?


Hangin at the Internet Cafe

Week #37 It was a DEAD week!!

so, sounds like you guys had a really good week, and kyn!! oh kyn, i am so proud of you for going through the temple that is so neat and i just don't have words, but so cool to hear she is all ready to go... wow i cant believe it!!! my lil sis is growing up so fast hehe.

so for my week, well we get a phone call at 7 in the morning from the bishop telling us that our menos activo died!!!... so we got dressed really fast and ran over to her house and there she was ... well, her body... it was the weirdest thing i think i have ever seen, to see a dead body!!! and when we walked in, it smelled so awful, i just wanted to cry... i felt so bad for her daughter because she is the only one left in her family now, her dad died, her brother and now her mom, but it was her time to go. she was very old and super sick. but it was a crazy experience... elizebet, the daughter, asked us if we would just keep her mom company while she started calling people and doing paper and stuff, so we were sitting there, and i was just staring at her mom, and i just starting feeling happy! i know!! weird, right? but i started to think, she is with her husband and with her son. she is in the spirit world waiting for the resurrection and she is happy!! and then I had a thought come to my head... we need to sing!!.. i pulled out my hymno book and started to sing, and my comp followed. our voices were not beautiful in anyway, but the spirit was so strong, and i could feel juana lara there with us and i know she was happy!! ( it was her favorite thing to do when we would come to visit, she always wanted us to sing) all the people in the other room where elizebet was all went silent and stared, and the spirit started to grow stronger. we were there for about 4 hours singing and just trying to help,(we also helped put her white clothes on, that was a trip) ! it was really sad to see, and i can't even imagine going through something like that, but my testimony grew so much in the plan of salvation - that we are all going to see each other again some day, and life is very short and we need to live to our full potential, doing all that we can do, right! my comp. told me something and i really liked it: "there is more time than life" life is short we need to live it up BUT doing the correct things. i'm grateful for the knowledge i have and what we are trying to teach to the people here every day.

but ya!! this week went by so fast! i completed 9 months in the mission! wow, i cant believe how fast time is going. i feel like i have so much to do and not enough time. wow, wow! but ya, that was about the most exciting thing that happened this week to me! life is good tho i am loving the mission, and loving being a missionary. i feel like i'm growing so much with my new comp and we have just been putting tons of goals on ourselves to work harder. it was actually kinda funny the other day, i was so so tired and at lunch my body was convulsing because i was so tired. it was weird, but i kept working because i can't not work! i feel really bad when i don't!! OH MY GOSH i'm a missionary. hehe! oh and the russian girl, lana she is great!! she told me that we wants to be a member but she just needs time, and i was thinking how cool would that be if kyn met her and taught her too!! she goes home in december... would be so crazy. well family and friends and everyone, i love you all so very much and miss you all tons. i hope you all have a great week and know i am sending lots of prayers and love for all of you from chile.

con mucho amor,
hermana godfrey
your lil missionary.