Santiago, Chile Temple

Santiago, Chile Temple
Santiago, Chile Temple

Monday, September 26, 2016

"General Conference is way better than Christmas"

thanks for all of the letters. it is good to hear from everyone. it is honestly the best hour of the week.

so this week wasn’t the most productive week of the mission but it wasn’t terrible either.

the big news is that we were going to change houses this week to our sector. i don’t know if you guys remember but we have to take a 30 min bus ride to and from our sector every day. the senior couple that is in charge of the houses told us to not plan any lessons for wed or thrusday. on tuesday at 9:45 at night we got a call from them telling us that the house isn’t ready so we have to wait a week. it was a blessing because we ended up talking to people the whole day. and we got into 2 houses. they were both old grandma ladies. we will see if we can find them again this week.

we found a less active guy that is super cool. he served a mission about 25 years ago and then went inactive right after. about 8 months ago he was in a bus and the bus driver fell asleep and crashed. a lot of people died. i remember hearing about it. it was national news. anyway he survived. but he was in a coma for 10 day and lost the movement on the right side of his body. but now he is walking and everything. anyway we found him last week and we taught him this week. and yesterday he went to church and loved it. he said that he wants to change his life and everything. we are going to work with him but we are really happy. so pray for him.

this week we aren’t going to get much done either because we are going to change houses for 2 days and then we have general conference this weekend. IM SO EXCITED FOR CONFERENCE. i’m serious, conference is way better than christmas. and we have some super cool missionaries in the zone so we are going to have a good time.

thanks for the letters and love. you guys are sweet!!

the chruch is true.

elder mag
These two videos talk about what General Conference is about.  
Elder Magnusson is excited to listen to General Conference next weekend.  
You can also see the video by clicking here.
You can also see the video by clicking here 

Monday, September 19, 2016

"I know that God loves his children."

this week was super slow but it was still good for a few reasons.

so this week elder packer from the 70 came and spoke to our mission. he spoke to half the mission on wednesday  and half the mission on thursday. we went on thursday. it was super good. he talked about how we could better invite the spirit in the lessons and how we can better teach repentance. i learned a lot from him. but the best part of the whole thing is that a lot of old comps and friends were there. i had a super good time talking with everyone. i wish that we could do more big things like this in the mission so we could see more people more often.

so this week was way slow in lontue because we don’t have anyone. we spent a few days contacting without much luck. We did find one lady that listened to the elders about 10 years ago and she is super good but the thing is she is going to be out of town for the next 2 weeks so we are going to have to wait.

these last 4 days have been nuts. it has been the weekend of independence day. and the 18th of september is the biggest day of the year here in chile. it makes working as a missionary terrible. we received the orders from the mission pres that we had to be in the sector but we couldn’t proselyte. so basically we had to spend time with the members.

the branch didn’t have an activity so high counselor that is assigned to the branch invited us to his ward’s activity today. it was wayyyyy fun but i ate way to much meat....... i feel so gross. but it will go away in a few hours. 

sorry there isn’t much to write about. the work is going ok. the sector is the same old same old. thanks for your love and support. the church is true. Jesus is our Savior and I know that God loves his children. 

elder mag
I found these pictures on the mission website.
They are from a zone conference that was held this summer.

Monday, September 12, 2016

"The Church is true and the mission is great."

 Check out the sliver moon

this was a big roller coster of a week.

so the whole week we were preparing our investigators for their baptism because we did the pre-baptismal  interview again just to be sure that they were good and they told us that they didn’t believe that pres. Monson is a profeta of God.......AHHHHHH WHATTTT. yeah well so you better believe that we started fasting asap and all worked out in the end cause they gained a testimony. fasting works.... my testimony of it has grown soooo much.

so saturday was the baptism. we had to chill out in the church the whole day because it takes 7 hours to fill up the font.  the service was really nice. really simple but you could feel the Spirit. i almost got baptized too cause victor is big and i almost couldn’t get him out of the water. i had to take a few steps to gain my balance... we laughed about it afterward cause it was obvious that i was struggling.

we now have 0 progressing investigators. i’m kinda getting frustrated but i just have to think that this is the Lord’s work and we just have to do our part and accept his timing. but its hard sometimes.

working in a trio is super fun. i wish that we could always work in a  trio.

so this week we are going to have a special conference from elder packer from the 70. it should be really good. we are pretty excited. we will see what happens.

and just fyi i might not be able to write in a week because it is going to be the day after independence day here and its going to be nuts. but i will be able to write on tuesday i’m sure.

thanks for the love and support. The Church is true and the mission is great. if someone wants to grow and develop as a person they just have to go on a mission.

elder mag

Monday, September 5, 2016

"Shout out to my sister"

wait. whaaaat? kristine got engaged??? shout out to my sister.
Elder Magnusson's sister, Kristine, and soon to be brother-in-law, Bryce Jeppson

this week pretty normal... nothing too crazy. the big thing is our investigators  didn’t get baptized this week cause he had to work last second, but they are going to get baptized in a week on sautrday. so all is still good. keep praying for them because satan is working overtime on them.

one good thing was i was out of my sector for 2 days this week. it is always nice to get out of the sector for a few days and take a break. i went on interchanges with a zone leader and then with an elder from my district. they both are going to go home in a month so they killed me. we talked about the house, school, and the states the whole time. when i went back with my comps they said that i seemed way more trunky. i had to repent after but it was a fun few days.

this week is going to be good. we are going to find more people and we are going to see our investigators get baptized. we are excited.

thanks yall for the updates. i love you all and im praying for you. sorry i dont write more but when you contact all day there isn’t too much to write about.

elder mag