Monday, March 30, 2015

week something or other...

Hey everyone!

So this last week was offically the beginning of fall.....whereas spring is in the air in the states....still so weird to think of the difference haha

We had our first rainfall of the year and it was awesome! We had tons of thunder and lightening and it was all anyone would talk about here for the whole week hahaha gotta love Chileans and their love for natural disasters hahah We were tracting this day and we had this tiny dog that would not leave our side and kept putting his dirty paws all over my dress so I became a dog tamer with my umbrella that day hahah win! 

We have also found that here in Bulnes the members all like to give us fruit, which is delicious and awesome, and heavy to carry home. after a family home evening this week we had made brownies and the members gave us a melon to take home....people were laughing so hard to see me walking like this....dont worry guys I attached a picture for your amusement. 

We also had a really good family home evening with some recent converts in the rama where we taught the talk you are my hands, by Elder Uchtdorf. It was an awesome lesson on how we can all serve our brothers aand sisters everyday and we need to make the choice to do so. We are the hands of Chrsit on this Earth. I hope everyone can reflect on the life of Christ this Easter sunday and what his purpose was on this Earth, to help others. In "the service of our fellow man we are only in the service of our God". I hope we can all look for ways to be the hands of Christ this week and reflect on all that he did for us. 

I love you all and HAPPY EASTER!!! 

Hermana Godown

week something or other...

Hey everyone!

So this last week was offically the beginning of fall.....whereas spring is in the air in the states....still so weird to think of the difference haha

We had our first rainfall of the year and it was awesome! We had tons of thunder and lightening and it was all anyone would talk about here for the whole week hahaha gotta love Chileans and their love for natural disasters hahah We were tracting this day and we had this tiny dog that would not leave our side and kept putting his dirty paws all over my dress so I became a dog tamer with my umbrella that day hahah win! 

We have also found that here in Bulnes the members all like to give us fruit, which is delicious and awesome, and heavy to carry home. after a family home evening this week we had made brownies and the members gave us a melon to take home....people were laughing so hard to see me walking like this....dont worry guys I attached a picture for your amusement. 

We also had a really good family home evening with some recent converts in the rama where we taught the talk you are my hands, by Elder Uchtdorf. It was an awesome lesson on how we can all serve our brothers aand sisters everyday and we need to make the choice to do so. We are the hands of Chrsit on this Earth. I hope everyone can reflect on the life of Christ this Easter sunday and what his purpose was on this Earth, to help others. In "the service of our fellow man we are only in the service of our God". I hope we can all look for ways to be the hands of Christ this week and reflect on all that he did for us. 

I love you all and HAPPY EASTER!!! 

Hermana Godown

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BAPTISM!!!!



Hey everyone! 

So this last week was so so so so so  awesome! We had  our first baptism here in bulnes! Well bulnes has had other baptisms haha but this is my  first here! So this last saturday was the  baptism of our investigator  Jenny. 
Jenny is super aweome. She was  an investigater from my other companion hna  Antillon for aboput 6 months. A couple weeks ago we werre talking with Jenny and she told us she is ready for baptism. I about died!!! I am so happy for the changes she has made in her life and the opportunity that I had to help her in her journey. She has three daughters and this decision has changed their lives too. It is amazing her testimony of reading the scriptures and praying. She said that the two  combined is something life changing. Before she was living with a man who wanted to   kill her. She found the missionaries and her life completely changed. She now has a house for her and her 3 g irls and a  job to support them. The Lo rd blesses those willing to do his will. Amazing!!! 

We then found a new f amily this last week. They have had previous experiences with the gospel and are so willing to change their lives to do the  will of the lord. GOLD. So exicted to have more experinces with them!  

Today the 6 of us missionaries in bulnes traveled to a lagoon next to a population of Germans that immagrated here during WW2. CRAZY  to see blue eyed chileans hahaha. The lagoon was gorgeous. Funny story is though that we had no idea where is was. We literally took a  bus and got off at the part where we thought is was and hour and a half of waling later I asked a lady in her front yard where the lagoon was. She said it was 10  km away.....uhhhhh....then she was like hey I am a member of the church I will   drive you. hahahah the spirit working in  miraculous ways haha

Love you all and have an  awesome week!!!

Hermana godown

Monday, March 9, 2015



Hey everyone!

SO this week was a lot of random stuff and I dont really have time to write sooo really fast

I had home made sushi and pastel de choclo (a chilean cornbread with chicken cooked inside of it) for the same meal. 

I had a lot of trainging about how to be a better missionary. 

I visited a 70 year old member jose who told me I have fat but beautiful hands. 

Today for our pday all of the missionaries in Chillan visited a huge waterfall and hour and a half away and I got yelled at to not sit on the edge of the cliff....who would of thought that that was dangerous???? whoopsssss haha

I hope you guys all have and awesome week!!! 

Love always

Hermana Godown

HERMANA GODOWN YOU CANT SIT ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF

Monday, March 2, 2015

week....I don´t know how to count anymore...

Hola mi familia y amigos!!!!

So this last week was good!!! Like always...hahaha I dont think I have had one week where I have been like man this last week was horrible! Miracles of a mission hahaha just kidding

Sooooo this last week started off with interviews with president arrington. That is always fun haha it is like the birthday interviews with the bishop but he isnt asking me if I have a boyfriend or not haha wahoooo. Something he stressed with us was finding the joy in obedience and to look for more ways to be obedient. This is something I love. Rarely we thing of the blessings we recieve from being obedient, at least for me I am always thinking of how hard it is. When we look for the joy in obeying the commandments, is when we truely have the blessings of obedience in our lives. 

This last friday we had a mini combio where I got to leave bulnes for a day and work in Chillan with an hermana leader for our area. This was super awesome and I learned so much about what I can fix in the way that I work. Something hilarious was I recieved my second flower from a random stranger haha this random guy walked across the street and gave me a rose. Yep second time this has happened to me on my mission. #gringalife haha

The next day I was in Bulnes again and we had a service activity where we helped a less active member to paint her house. Normally no big deal but appearantly they use oil based paint here and if you get it on your clothes it wont come out haha. So this member gave us jumpsuits to wear hahahah I looked like a prisioner.....oh the experiences I have here in Bulnes haha. Also the fact that out church here is accross the street from a prision makes it funnier for me hahah

Anyways that was my week! I hope you all can have an awesome week and talk to you all in another week! 

Con mucho amor, 

Hermana Godown