Santiago, Chile Temple

Santiago, Chile Temple
Santiago, Chile Temple

Monday, June 27, 2016

"I love the work down here in Chile."

i just got to say that i love the work down here in chile. the mission is great.

this week our investigator got baptized. we could see the joy that she had last monday. after p-day we went to the church to make sure that everything was set up ok. (we assigned some ward members to set everything up and to fill the font). then we just waited around until 7 o’clock. the service was really good. a lot of her non-member family was there and i could tell that they felt something special. we are going to try to see whats up with them. but i’m telling you the best feeling that i have ever felt in my life is watching the joy that people have when they come out of the water and knowing that you helped them feel that joy.

last week we found some new people to teach and we were able to put a baptismal date with one of the guys. he is a super old farmer dude that is in a wheelchair. he cant hear very well so it is harder to teach him but he said that he wants to be clean from all of his sins. so as long as he is willing we are willing to help with that. we will see what happens to him this week.

You can also see the video by clicking here

i learned a hard lesson this week about listening to the spirit. so we have been praying for a long time to find a family and this week we were blessed to teach a family of 4. we went into the lesson knowing that we were going to teach about the restoration. in the beginning of the lesson they asked a question that had to do with the plan of salvation. we answered the question and i felt the spirit soooo strong telling me to bring the lesson back to the restoration but i didn’t do it. i kept talking about the plan of salvation. it was the worst mistake ever. the lesson went terrible. it was just super awkward. the spirit wasn’t there.  the lesson just didn’t go that well. i felt so bad. we are hoping to teach them again soon so we can fix it all. i know that the spirit is there to guide us but we have to be willing to listen.

so the big new this week is that chile won the copa de américa yesterday against argentina. it is a huge tournament where all of the countries of america play against each other in soccer. yesterday was pretty crazy cause everyone was getting set up to watch the game. when chile won the streets were crazy. we were already in the house.  everyone went into the streets to celebrate. it was crazy but it was cool to watch.
I got the above picture from this news site.  

so the last thing is that tomorrow we get our new mission president. everyone is pretty nervous to see what is going to happen and change. it is sad to see see president warne leave but im excited to learn from a new president. we will see what happens.

i love the mission and i love what im learning. the mission is great. i know that Jesus is the Savior of the world and that the book of mormon is true. just live the gospel and you will be blessed. i know that these things are true.

elder mag

Here is the information about Elder Magnusson's new Mission President that was found on the Church's website:

Reed Juan Harris, 58, and Kathleen Coleman Harris, six children, Twin Falls 24th Ward, Twin Falls Idaho South Stake: Chile Rancagua Mission, succeeding President Thomas R. Warne and Sister Renae K. Warne. Brother Harris is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Bolivia La Paz Mission. Self-employed cardiologist. Born in Moses Lake, Washington, to Dee Meikle Harris and Betty Jean Kinghorn Harris.

Sister Harris is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, Relief Society meeting coordinator, and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Moscow, Idaho, to John R Coleman and Marjory Remington Coleman.


  1. Hi Sister Magnusson! My name is Amy Besaw and I am a member of the Huntington Ward in the Pasadena Stake. You probably don't remember me but we are friends of Doug and Sally Sears and of several families in the Temple City Ward. Our daughter Annaka has been called to serve in Chile Rancagua and I was wondering if you had any advice you could offer to us as we prepare her to leave on her mission. She reports to the MTC in Mexico on August 23rd. Thank you so much! We have told her about your son so hopefully if they meet up at some point she will have someone she recognizes.

    1. Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I just saw your comment. Will I guess Annaka is all settled in her mission and doing fine. Best wishes to you and your family.

  2. So glad I found Elder Magnusson's blog too!