Tuesday, April 28, 2015

205 days in the mish

Hey everyone!!!

So this week was full of tons of fun stuff....especially eating new things. We had a memeber who decided that since we have never tried castañllos that we needed to try them so friday we got a call from thi9s member telling us to come over because we had to try them. So it is weird because we see these things in the street all of the time and they are in this fuzzy shell thing but yopu take them out o0f the shell thing and have this nut thing. Superrrrrr interesting. I have no idea what they are called in the states but adventures right? hahha

The next adventure is the next morning we had a morning of cleaning in the mission where in the casa de Bulnes we were moving all of our beds and stuff upstairs because we dont have bats anymore! Wahoooooo haha so Hermana Poulson and I were putting together our closet upstairs when we realized how broke we are and how awesome duct tape is. It seriously fixes EVERYTHING. haha magic. 

We also had opur weekly family home evening with the Rama and one of the other hermanas in Bulnes finishes her mission this next week (hint: cambios qucikly approaching uh oh). So we were in the game part of the evening where they decided to play a prank on this hermana. I am always down for a good prank haha. So we played simon says and basically all of the commands were to have your hand on someone elses face. `hah basically this hermana had face paint all over her face by the end hahaha so funny. 

The best part of this week though was meeting with our investigator Pablo. Seriously he is golden. He is so ready for his baptism this next week. He also strongly loves coming to church. Like he beat all of the members to the chapel yesterday hahaha. He learns so much and is so ready to follow the commandments. Like last week we learned about tithing and the next day he showed up to our lesson with a tithing slip and asked us if he could pay right now. Like for reals he is super prepàred to hear this gospel. His baptism is this next week and he couldnt be more excited. We can all learn from Pablo to have joy in obedience. I have definatly learned that from him. 

Thank you for all of your love and support. 
Have an awesome week!

Hermana Godown

Monday, April 20, 2015

Semana de conferencìas

Hey everyone!!!!!

Sooooo this last week we had two conferences and it started raining!!!! Wahoooooo well actually more than that happened this last week but here is the highlight reel. Ready? 

Alright so this last week started with a zone conference where our mission president came out and taught us some legit stuff so be better missionaries. That same day we had a lesson with Pablo, our investigator. Can I just say he is an investigator of gold?!?!?! He is asking us to meet with him and is so excited for his baptism! Ahhh the blessings of the Lord. 

Then saturday we had a confernce with all of the mission where we got to watch a transmission from Santiago where Elder Oaks from the 12 apostles was there talking to us. Somethng cool he did since he couldnt shake our hands was he had all of us stand up from the counbtries that we were from. Let´s just say that the US definatly won that contest hahahah. Something really awesome was that he told us of the importance of the sacrament and keeping the sabbath day holy. He say that in the next confernces we are going to hear a lot about these things because there is a need for the world to hear it. Also how we need to be fully converted to Chrsit and not the Church. Something powerful we all need to remember. Also I challenge you all to read the talk from Eldfer Nelson from this last conference. Super powerful and life changing talk. 

To end, as a zone we visited the termas today. This legit mountain resort where we climbed to the top of the mountain and can I just say Chile is gorgeous?!?! Love it. There are also hot springs in the mountains....no I didnt go in dont worry, but there is a Chilean legend that the waters are healing hahahah DANG IT! I could have been healed.....I dont know from what but hey asi es la vida. 

Have a great week!

Hermana Godown

Monday, April 6, 2015

The conference weekend

Hey everyone, 

Soooo I hope you all had the wonderful opportunity to watch conference this last weekend. Seriously I feel like conference is the olymics of the mormon world....everyone has their favorite events (speakers) and we are all left waiting for the next time we get to have it. I have to say this is not the best analogy I have ever come up with butttttttttt it works hahahah

So let´s rewind a little bit to the beginnning of the week when I was introduced to the video Gracias a que èl vive...in english i think it is thankful that he lives or something like that? hahahha but anyways if you havent viewed this video yet please do it is 2 or 3 minutes and it an awesome way to remember why we have the Easter season.....it was yesterday but it is still important to remembver Christ. 

Thennnnnnn fast forward two or three days and we have friday when it is the beginning of the celebration of the Pascua. Okay so here in Chile they had friday with no school or work so basically everyone was drinking. Yep that makes it a really fun day for a Gringa like me. We had a guy following us calling us a "par de brujas mormonas" which means a pair of mormon whitches hahahaha also in the night we passed by this group of drunk guys who say a mi no me gusta olas rubias and the other says a mi me gusta! That means one doesnt like me and one does hahahaha uhhh watch out! 

The next day was conference, which yes I did get to watch it in english, on a little laptop in a room with Hermana Poulson seperate from everyone hahaa #gringalife. So basically all of the talks were amazing but I want to share a little from Elder Holldnd´s. I loved the story of the brother saving the other brother from his hands slipping and dying. The savior is our brother who sacrificed everything for us. He is always grabbing onto our hands to save us. Weather this live saving is spiritually or physically our brother is always there for us. When we reflect on his atonement please remeber that is something life changing that we always have the opportunity to use. 

Love you all and have an awesome week!

Hermana Godown