Monday, April 1, 2013

week 62 in Chile (last letter from chile) - 04/01/2013

Lugar: Libertador, Chillan Viejo
Compañera: Hermana Morán
Mini Misioneras: Hermana Alvarado y Hermana Jara
Fecha: 01/04/2013
Hola Mi Familia!
          ¿Como Están Todos? I really hope that all is going well for each and every one of you! Do you know what, I really still can´t believe how fast time just passes! I´m still in a little bit of shock that this is my last letter to all of you! But whether it is the first or the last I know that I have learned not only a ton this past week, but durning my entire mission and life in Chile! I hope that if just a few words I can explain a few things that have occured this week! I know that won´t be able to explain everything but I definitly will explain the best that I can! So as I have always told each of you before, please have patience as I try to write a few things! Ok here we go!
          Well this week has been full of many adventures! On Monday we had our traditional NDH with all of the hermanas that don´t have a NDH and they loved it! We will be doing it again tonight and we are all really excited because the group gets bigger each time with investigators and everything. On Tuesday we had a great time, right before district class we had a breakfast celestial! Which consisted of french toast! It was very good! haha and there was a funny incident! So after the breakfast all the hermanas went into the kitchen to wash the dishes because the elders cooked for everyone, and as we were in there, we realized that one of the elders was in there alone and when he turned around and saw all of us, haha he freaked and yelled "Ayudame" haha it is just funny when you get yourself caught without your companion you have heart attacks, haha it has happened to me as well!
          So something else that happened that was really fun this end of the week was that we had mini missionaries! It is when many of the youth get a "mission call" and go to a different part of our mission and have 4 days to walk and work with us! It was just like last year, the only difference is that I knew spanish a whole lot better! jaja. I was also able to see my mini missionary from last year as well because she got assigned to our sector! And I had two young women who were absolutely amazing! Hermana Alvarado and Hermana Jara! There were super amazing! Especially Hermana Alvarado, she is a convert to the church and is the only memeber in her family, and is preparing to go on a mission very soon! When it came time to part it was very hard but we have promised to keep writing eachother and I know that all will be well! But we had some good experiences together and I am very excited for the times that we shared!
          This next week is going to be packed with many things that we are doing, one of them being a activity that we are doing with the Soc-Soc, and we are going to make sopaipillas and have other things, just to have them have a good time and come closer. And another great thing! GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!!!!! I´m so excited and I hope that all of you are just as excited! We are going to have a great time and I know that we are in for a great time!!! But this week is going to be the best!!!! and I´m looking forward to it!
        Ok well I´m running out of time and I need to get going here! aaaaah! But before I end I would like to leave you with a spiritual thought as always! So I have been continuing to read the "fourth Missionary" and have been reflecting on my mission during this whole week, and there was a part in the talk that I loved a ton and this is what it says! "The purpose and central blessing of life is change.  It is to be changed to become more like Jesus Christ.  It is to incorporate into your character, the qualities of His character.  It is to move from one degree of intelligence and capacity to the next, and from there to the next, until you see God face to face and know Him as He knows you." I really love this quote a ton! Mom when you told me that I would change a lot from my mission, before I left I really didn´t think the change would be drastic, but now that I am looking back from everything that I have learned on my mission, all of my experiences, everything! I have changed! And that is the blessing of this life, being changed to become the person that God is able to see in you! We just need to do our part and give it all over to him, give Him our whole heart and everything we posses so that He can work with us and mold us in the people that He knows we can become! I have been this time and time again! and I know that I will continue to see it each day that comes! We just need to give our heart to Him! Like it says in Helamen 3:35 "they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
       It is hard to say goodbye, but I know that this time that I have had in Chile has been the best time for me! I know that my mission is just beginning! This time that I have had in Chile has been my MTC for the life that I will be coming home to! I know that God has much in store for me and for each of us! We just need to continue forth with unshakeable faith in Him! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of the Love and Support and the Prayers for not only me but the people here in Chile! They have been felt and used I can tell you that as a wittness! I love you all with all my heart! And I will see you all very soon! Please take care until then! And remember the mission is just beginning! :)
       Con Amor Para Siempre y Para Toda La Eternidad!
        Hermana Aubrey Jo England