Monday, January 26, 2015

Lemme tell you a little story....week 10 in Chile.

Hola everyone!

Life here in Bulnes is good! Hot, but good! This last week was tons of fun! I got to go to the zone conference in Chillan and watch Meet the Mormons again! Wahooo makes me want to go to a football game so bad!!!! Enjoy it guys! 

Also I had a lot of aqdventures this week! Like one day at lunch I found a super long black hair in my spaghetti....and had to eat all of it after finding that. Um learning not to vomit is a skill right? hahaha Also we had a morning where the mission assigned it as a day of cleaning so guess what my job was? Anyone know? Let me tell you that I used my skill of not vomiting. My job was to clean up all of the rat poop in our house. Yep not vomiting is definately a skill guys. 

I am also learning that I am really oblivious to people hitting on me.....well at least in spanish hahaha. Hermana antillon and I were getting french fries one day and the dj in the plaza was calling out my name over the microphone....well he was saying rubia mire aqui.....yep didnt realize that. Hermana Antillion got a good laugh out of that one. Also we got free fries from that experience so she should be happy.....hahah

Last thing is our investigator Francisco. He is about 30 and he is super awesome! He is so strong in his desire to get baptism...the only thing holding him back is that he smokes :((((( We have been working with him for about 3 or 4 weeks here to help him. It is so amazing to see people changing their lives to follow Christ and his example. Franciso is such and example to me of having hope and to remember that I can do hard things. We all can. 

Love you all and have an awesome 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello Everyone!!!!!

So this last week was a crazy one for me! 

This last tuesday Hermana Fisher and I were running home to not be late for curfew when we got a call from President Arrington, our mission president. The next day we had our zone conference with him and his wife so use being paranoid we thought we was at our casa and knew we were late hahaha so we booked it to the casa and answered the phone. Hermana Fisher is talking to him and all of a sudden her face gets reall serious and she puts the phone on speaker phone and I hear president say Hermana Godown and emergency transfer is happening and on thursday (it was tuesday) you will be transferring to Bulnes until the end of the combio. OHMYWHAT??!!?!?! He told us there was an hermana in Bulnes who was returing to the states for a health problem and they needed me with her companion and hermana fisher would be in a trio with the other hermanas in Bulnes. uhhhhhhhh what? SO that happened and we were so so shocked bey hey it´s what God wants right? 

The next day was my loast day in cauquenes, but we had to travel to Linares for our zone conference with president. The conference was SUPER GOOD! We got to watch meet the mormons!!!! Ahhhhh finally!!!!! It was soooooo good you guys!!!!! If only every mormon were that cool hahahaha we also got american food and learned how to involve the member in moisionary work more get involved guys! We need help hahah

The next day I said some goodbyes and then the assistants to the presiudents were thre and off we went to Bulnes. It was a bit difficult to leave my first sector and compainion but the lord as greater things in store for me! 

So Bulnes is 30 mins from Chillan, a huge city wahoooooo!!!!! We have rats in our roof of our house wahoooo!!!! and I had to give a talk my 3 day in Bulnes in sacrament meeting! Wahooooo hahaha this ward is awesome though. The members are really involved from what I can tell!! 

Our district went mini camping today so we had completos and smores! Wahooo oh and I fell in the river. SO what I am trying to say is life changes a lot in the mission but I am loving everyday! 

Have a good week guys and remeber that it is the small things thqat make the biggest difference in your life. Alma 37

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hey everyone!

Life in Cauguenes is going good. So this last week was filled with tons of fun things like mimes, fires, and the beach! 

Since it is really hot here, like 90 degrees every day, we have been have a lot of fires. Like one everyday. Most recently a 3 year old was playing with fires and burnt down 3 houses. Awesome. Something interesting is that literally everyone comes to these three houses to see the burnt mess. So in talking to people we were like hey what are you up to and literally every person for 2 days said the same thing: going to see the fire. So that was something interesting to learn. 
The next day we had an activity with the other rama in estacion where the had a family home evening and there gamkke part was to have a mime show up haha. Actually the mime is the second counselor in the branch presidency so that was really funny. 
Today we got to go to the beach! This is why I have no time to write today hahaha but it was sooooooo amazing to go to the beach! Something different is the sand is black here instad of white! Loved that! It was so gorgeous. 
Something interesting is we were knowcking a lot of doors this week and one guys opened his door. looked at us. said - no. religion. chow. no. - and slammed his door on us hahahah we laughed so hard haha
Somethin I know is that the lord prepares his people to recieve this gospel and the blessing that come with it. Religion? Yes. My life would not be the same without this gospel. I am so proud to be a member of this church and serving good. We all have the agency to accept this gospel and follow the teachings of Christ. 

Love you all! 

Hermana Godown

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hola everyone!

So this last week was good! 

We had new years eve which was a crazy day. Especially because basically everyone was drunk so Hermana Fisher and I had to fight off a lot of crazys....why does she have to have blonde hair and blue eyes? Goshhhhhh....haha anyways super good day where we got to meet with a lot of members and have food, always good in my book. Her and I got to eat with the same family from Christmas so basically the food was awesome. :)
New years day we weren´t allowed to leave the house until late in the day, like 4 pm, gotta love those drunk people making it nopt safe for us gringas ;) haha
Overall we have had a lot more help from the members this last week which has been amazing. We were able to help more of our less actives to come to church this last week because of this. Speaking of church we had an amazing testimony meeting. It is amazing for all of the members to get up and bear such a strong terstimony of the gospel and how missionaries have changed their lives. I am so blessed to be serving a mission where I can be helping people to grow closer to God and have a testimony of this gospel that changes their lives. 
I hope you all can remember the time in your life when you were fully converted to this gospel, and can really help others to feel that too. It is an amazing experience to help people to know the true happiness that comes from this gospel. I can tell ytou all that my life would not be the same with out my testimony. 
Thank you all for all that you do, and the lives that you change through your example. For 2015 we have been helping our members to make resolutions that are centered around coming to Chrsit. I invite youall to do the same and see how your life changes. 

Love you, 
Hermana Godown