Monday, November 24, 2014

Hey all,

So this week has been such a wild ride. I left the CCM a week ago today. Got to chile on Tuesday and arrived in Concepcion. We went to the mission office after that where I was told I would be in Caucquenes for at least the next 6 weeks! I was also given a trainer! Wohoooooooo!!! Her name is Hermana Fisher and she is a gringa from Idaho! Yay!!!! So we took our three hour bus ride and right from the get go were working. YAY!

So literally we dropped off my bags and went and tought people. INSANE! Can I just say I literally had no expectations of what a mission was going to be like and that is probably a good thing. I have yelled at peoples doors (they all have gates so we cant knock we yell ha-lo) ,talked to at least 70 people, and beared my teastimony a numerous amount of times, but it has been so amazing. I know the Lord blesses me every second of this time I am on my mission. 

Oh and soemthing else cool? I have fallen asleep in 2 lessons and in church. It is something I can not control. I am literally always tired....this dang time difference! It is so funny though. My companion and I just laugh when it happens because apperarantly everyone does it.

Okay coolest thing ever is that we had a baptism on saturday!!!! YAY! So this kids name is Diego and he is 9 years old. His mom was inactive when the missionaries found them and his dad is a heavy catholic. So he was adorable because he was so scared of the water! The brother that was baptizing him was saying the baptizm ordinance and Diegos hand was shaking so bad!!! Haha it is all good though he is so happy now and he is trying to convince his dad to take lessons. That would be AMAZING!!! Oh something really cool was before he got baptized we had a few primary kids bear their testimonies and it was the best thing ever. Ever want to feel the spirit super strong? Have children ebar teastimonies. Done. 

Okay and the food. Half good half weird. I had my first completo the other day...SO GOOD!!!!

Also If anyone wants to feel really good about themself come to Chile. I literally have like 50 people a day yelling gringa and saying they want my eyes and my hair.....basically I am a godess here so yeah ahahah jk about the godess thing but for reals I am a rare thing here and people are hilariosuly reacting to it. 

Have a good week everyone and the gospel is true. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Hermana Godown


Monday, November 17, 2014

Hey all!

Not too much happened this week! We had more friends leave us, but my district only has 4 days left here at the CCM. I am so excited to say that I leave on Monday afternoon for Chile! YAY! SERIOUSLY SO STOKED!

They decided to start giving talks in spanish for us so that has been fun! I am so happy that is last week Hermana Elderedge and I did a solo (only) español day! We spoke only spanish for a full 24 hours. It is crazy how much spanish we realized that we knew after that day! 

Other than that we just have classes everyday. Life is pretty good at the CCM. 

Oh funny story okay so we get kinda bored during study time. We are studying, but we are a bunch of people who get distracted easily hah. So this week we realized that the tiles of our floor come up sometimes, so we started lifting up tiles anddddd....WE FOUND NARNIA!  hahaha okay so it was a time capsule that missionaries from a year and a half ago made. It was pretty hilarious. (picture attached). So we in our district decided to put stuff in it too and our emails. It will be interesting to see if anyone finds it! 

So two really cool experiences from this week: 

1. In the MTC you create an investigator profile of someone who converted to the church, and you play that person while someone else in the class teaches you (Sorry if that confuses you). So my investigator was use in a teaching lesson this week. It is so cool to be able to play an investigator because it gives you a feel of what it is going to be like when you teach someone. I felt the spirit so strong during that lesson. It is so funny how even in a fake role play scenario the spirit is super strong. 

2. On Sunday we learned all about prayers and then finished the day with a movie about Joseph Smith and the restoration. It is interesting to me how all matters of this church fit together so seamlessly. On Saturday night we had a lesson about desires. how we need to make sure that our desires align with those that God has for us. We should be talking with God to know what he desires for us in this life. Then the next thing I know we get a lesson on having specific prayers. In our prayers we can specially ask God to answer our questions in a certain way and he will let us know his will. I know that this church is true and that God answers our prayers no matter how trivial it may seem. 

So that pretty much sums up my week! 

Hasta luego Mexico y bienvenidos Chile! 

Hermana Godown


Solo español everyday all dayyyyy