Santiago, Chile Temple

Santiago, Chile Temple
Santiago, Chile Temple

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Jesus Christ is my Savior"

family and friends,

thank you all for the letters! honestly, this is the best part of the week. 

so i am officially a veteran of the mtc. the oldest district left today which makes us the oldies. it doesn’t feel like it though. i still have sooooooo much to learn and 2 weeks in the mtc is not enough time to learn it. 

this week was a lot better than the last one. we are learning to have more fun and to be more relaxed which helps a ton! i have made some really good friends here and it feels good to have fun with just a bunch of good guys. 

we are also getting new teachers tomorrow which i am not happy about. i have come to love the ones that we have now. there is one teacher in particular who i have come to love. his name is elder pino and he is a stud. he is super good at soccer and 2 days before he left on his mission the chile national soccer team called him up to play for them and he turned them down to serve the Lord. because of that his testimony is so strong. he is such a good teacher and he loves to have fun. anyway we have gotten really close and i know that we are going to miss each other a lot. 
This video is  similar to Elder Pino's story.  
video
You can also see the video by clicking here.  

it is getting colder. i don’t actually sleep in the house that we are stationed at. i sleep in the back house. because of that there is no installation and the heater is trash. last night i was so cold that i got out of bed to sleep next to the heater on the floor. i told that to the president and he said that he is going to get me more quilts so i should be warmer. welcome to the mission, huh? hahah. 

the copa de american soccer tournament is in chile right now. basically it is the biggest tournament in south america and all the games are being played 7 blocks from the mtc. you always know when a game is going on because of how crazy everything is outside. chile is doing really well and if they make it to the finals there is a good chance we could watch the game. 

this trash can basketball tournament was a blast. it was one of the things that kept me going throughout the week. i made it to the finals but lost by one point. it is amazing how much such a small thing can motivate you to keep going. 

sorry i don’t have anything more exciting to write about. there is honestly nothing else that i could write. 

this week marks my one month anniversary of being in chile. i have learned so much in these 4 weeks. i have had some hard days but i have also had some really really good days. i can feel myself being changed into a servant of the Lord. i still have a lot to learn but, what i have learned is that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He loves me. i have gained a better appreciation of the Atonement. i have learned how powerful the Book of Mormon is. this church is true and i love being a missionary. i wouldn’t change what i am doing for anyone or anything. i love you all.

Elder Nelson explains why missionaries 
are sent out to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ
video
You can also see the video by clicking here


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