Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Normal things that happen in the campo

Hey everyone! 

So Coelemu is probably the most campo area that I have been in. I think that campo translates to country or like field hahaha but just know it is really rural.

So the coldness decided to show up this last week. Our first day of real rain I was using the space heater in the morning and my comp decided to use the microwave. The power went out. So something to know is that it is normal here for the power to go out when it starts raining. So we thought that this is what happened. So it gets to like 4 o clock and the power is still out.....uhhhh haha so I had the genius idea to talk to our neighbor. Yeah so we actually blew a fuse. hahahahah He showed us how to fix it no problem but it was like 10 degrees celcius all day with no heater? Yeah I had like 3 pairs of socks on no worries hahahhaha

Lets see oh also we work in a lot of secots outside of coelemu and this week we were in a place called Treweuco working with some members out there. It is amazing the difference in testimonies. There are people with reall strong testimonies who will come every sunday rain or shine and then there are some who will go inactive because they have to say too many prayers in church and their teeth hurt from it. Yes that was an excuse we got this last week. hahahah Please everyone dont be lazy. Read the scriptures. Say your prayers, even if your teeth hurt. Know why you do these things and be faithful. 

Oh also we had a zone activity today hahha. Can I just say that they are like an efy dance but a million times more awkward because we cant dance? You get efy music playing and we are eating and there are some guys and girls talking but they are all really segregated hahahah so funny......I wish I could explain the awkwardness but it isnt possible.

I love you all and hope you have the best of weeks! 

Hermana Godown

Thursday, May 21, 2015

week 2 in Coelemu

Hey everyone!!!!
So this last week was a little slow. Not a ton of cool stories, sorry.
We had a fun lesson with a less active family where my compaion lost her name tag and the son found it haha so basically I have a new companion....he isnt very good at teaching lessons but we are teaching him and his family the importance of reading the scriptures..hahha The best part is that he showed up to chirch this last sunday with his family.
This is a really important part of missionary work, to reactivate the lesss actives or inactives. In the parable of the Lost sheep we see the importance of the one person. I encourage you all to reach out the the members 0of your ward and help those who are struggeling to their testimonies. We know how imprtant the Book of Mormon is. Read it everyday to strengthen your testimony and help you to help others.
Miss you all
Hermana Godown

Monday, May 4, 2015


Hey everyone!

So as you can tell I will be leaving Bulnes tomorrow because we had cambios today! Wahooo. So I will be leaving bulnes to go to Coelemu which is about an hour from Concepcion. Wahooo hahah 

This last week was a super good one though! Hermana Canch├ín was finoishing her mission this week so everyone in the rama wanted to have a noche de hogar with us. So every night this week we had a noche de hogar. Super fattening hahahaha. It also started raining here......bring on the deep fried food hahahah Literally it is all that Chileans eat in the winter. 

SO saturday was a super awesome day! One because we had the suprise party for, my companion, hermana Lino´s birthday. She had no idea it was awesome! What made the day a million times better was that our investigator, now a recent convert, Pablo got baptized!!! Best thing ever! He is seriously so happy and you can see the gospel light shining through him. In talking to him after he told me that a lopt of his family was telling him not to get baptized but he looked at me and said " but I know that the trials arent bigger than the blessing". I freaking love this guy. If we could all remember this in our difficult times I know that it will help. It is so true that we all have so many trials in this life, but if we stay true to the commandments the blessings will outweigh the trial. 

Love you all, 

Hermana Godown