Monday, September 28, 2015

pensamientos de la semana

Hola mi querida familia y amoigos.....
well this last week was a good one! I dont think I can really say that I have ever had a bad week hahahah. We worked a lot this last week on getting to know our members a little bit more. I really can testify that this work doenst progress without the help of the members. We have seen a lot of help and progress with our members here! Especially with our heart attacks hahah I have done it in almost every sector, but I promise it works! hahaha
Well this last week was a good one with our investigators. Natalia, my chilean twin, came to church again and is having a hard time finding an answer that this is the true church. She is coming to all of the activities, now we are just trying to get her and answer! Rodrigo, 15 year old, is well.....he had a baptism interview this week and our district leader found out that rodrigo likes to street fight......two more weeks of waiting for that baptism......I didnt think that was breaking a commandment, but hey learnign new things everyday right? hahahah we also are working with inez, 70 year old lady, who is awesome.....she just has random visitors show up and she cant come to church.....she loves the book of mormon though! first investigator that that has happened hahahah LOVE IT! We gave it to  her friday and she is already in 2 nephi!
I guess a common thing is for people to not understand the way that the spirit works. I think even as members sometimes we expect a vision or dream or some sign that we are getting and answer to our prayers, but we have to remember that the Lord doesnt work like that. "by small and simple things, great things are brought to pass". I hope that this conference weekend we can all find the spirit in the small and some things and look for more ways to invite it into our lives.
Have an awesome week, 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

18 de Septiembre.......I think I am loosing my love for the 4th of July.....

Hey everyone! 

So this last week was full of......food........like the food that is not good for you at all! Everyday was empanadas,meat ,potatoes ,and chileanitos.....like bread with marshmallow frosting hahah It was insane how much food we were given and just so you know the first rule as a missionary is that you cant reject food.......I am so sick of food hahhah

Other than a TON of food 18 was super awesome. 18 is the independance day for Chile and they celebrate a lot like the states but a little better hahaha. They have a national dance, the quaka, and everyone dances. They eat a ton of food and listen to music and have a lot of dance contests hahah. It was so much fun! We only got to be at our ward´s activity for about 2 hours, but we went and gave service to a family in the ward and helped them make empanadas for about 2 hours. It is intense their process haha but just know that I am now a seasoned empanada professional....so I´ve got that going for me hahaha. 

Yes we had an earthquake in Chile this last week that lasted about 4 minutes. but wasnt too strong. It was basically like going on Tower of Terror hahah and the best part is that we were in the church building when it happened so no worries there. I think I love that Chileans are so similar to Californians because we all just sat there and kept going with our meeting but my comp from Utah was freaking out a bit hahaha 

Well with all of the fun stuff we had a hard time finding a people to teach, but God is awesome and still let us see miracles! Like we were tracting in the morning and no one was letting us in....we were getting a bit discouraged, but God was awesome and had some random guy walk up to us on the street and ask if we could come visit him this next week. MIRACLE! Who does that? Well we have an appt with him this thursday so we will keep you guys posted, but God is awesome. He has timing for everything and when we do our part I KNOW he completes his. He gives us so many miracles each day we just have to look for them. I KNOW that God lives, that he loves me, and that he has a plan for me. I challenge you al to look for his miracles this week. 

Love you all! 

Hermana Godown

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I love my job :)

Hey everyone! 

SO this last week was a good one. I am seeing a lot of small miracles everyday, and loving what I do. Especially because my boss is so forgiving when I mess up hahaha. 

We had stake conference this last week and well I really think that I am just appreciating things more now as a missionary haha. Like for realy I loved hearing about ways to improve myself, but also the people we teach. We had the opportunity to attend saturday with one of our investigators, Jonathan. He will be getting baptized this next week, and the best part was we had the area 70 talk about temples. How everything we do in this church has the end goal of us going to the temple and making covenants with out heavenly father. It is such a blessing we have this gospel and the opportunity to have our families forever. Sunday we had the most awesome session where they talked about keeping the sabbath day holy, and how our savior always is here to help us. I loved that one of the speakers said that our purpose in this life should be to align our purpose with God´s and have the same goals as him. 

So we are teaching a family where they really are looking for the true religion. They have attended other churches before but never felt that they were right, well this last week they went and bought a bible to learn more......just as we were about to teach them about the book of mormon. hahah the dad, Nelson, told us when we first started, look I went and bought a bible! Right after buying it I wanted to be like one of those of those evanjelist pastors who gets in his car and reads his bible over a loud speaker in my car hahaha that made us laugh so hard....we didnt know that a bible could do that to some one.....just imagine what he will want to do with the book of mormon hhaha

Also I learned that I really dont have patience with children at all......like I know I dotn have patience with kids but I think it just gets worse as we are trying to teach a lesson. We had three lessons this last week with children annoying their parents as we were trying to teach and normally my companion and I try to tag team it where I teach part and she takes car of the kid and then we switch off, but it did not work AT ALL this last week......kids should be inviting the spirit not taking it away right? Patience is for sure a god like virtue hahahah

Anyways have an awesome week! 

Love you all, 

Hemana Godown