Monday, April 17, 2017

Muelle de las Almas for Easter!!:)

Thank you and happy Easter to you as well and also happy year mark this Wednesday as well!!;) haha. But this last week was really great, to answer your question we did do our activity for Easter and we showed the videos from the church. The #PrincipeDePaz videos of Jesus Christ and it was really good, then after we played games and had refreshments! :) We played a game where you had to try and unwrap a chocolate egg with kitchen cleaning gloves the fastest you could. Also some other fun but it was a great activity and we met a new possible investigator!!:)

On Saturday we went with the family Ojeda to "Muelle de las Almas" (Translated this means Dock of Souls). It’s so beautiful and I’ll add some photos in. It was so much fun, I love that family!! :) (it’s our mamita). We also passed by where we had a reference in a place called Compu.:) Then we also got to meet with Jaime and Fabian. They are doing really good and we are just trying to help Jaime stay activated and keep trying to get more spiritually strong before his baptism in May!!:) Also our new church is advancing really well and we might be able to enter in May so that is great news as well!!:) For this week we have a family home evening in an hour then we have intercambios with the zone leaders later this week and just meeting with our investigators so it should be great!

As far as the cost of our mission.. idk exactly but I talked with some tourists from Germany and they said Chile was the most expensive of everywhere they’ve visited.. It’s just prices of food and living are high in regards to the normal income here. When we have time, we cook at home:)= mostly rice, potatoes, and noodles, soup... It’s pretty good. I’ve blown some minds with my alfredo!!;) I definitely miss just the way we cook though, like your cooking, dutch oven potatoes and chicken, bacon, sausage, Wendy’s baconator, Taco amigo burger and fries... hahah. In the south of Chile, they don’t have sausage. They have some form of bacon but it’s not anything like the amazing good bacon from the breakfast in Duchesne and it’s way expensive. But there is a lot of good food from Chile: casualas, porotos chilenos, empenadas💙, and manjar, alfajores, mate hahah both have their perks:) I’m trying to learn how to make this stuff but it’s a little hard because they don’t have a recipe or measure.. they just do it.. haha. OH MY GOODNESS... I forgot one other thing I love from here too. It’s lemon pie!! It’s friggen bomb and I know how to make it!!:)

Also everyone is amazed with my heated jacket.. haha but it works great too. Thank you mom, and dad and CJ!! Yes thank you for the package momma it was bomb!!:) and yes I love the pen. It was funny because I opened my package and didn’t find any pen then later saw the part of the message that said it was in my shoe;) haha

It sounds like the rest of your week went pretty good. I’m glad that grandpa is doing better and now he can just recover and be in less pain!:) Also its been unusually hot here this last week but really cold at night.. so its weird.. I just want cold but it’s ok it will come.:) and I wanna see the fall fotos! (Pato and Max -- Shawn wants to see some of your amazing fall fotos you’ve taken around Villarrica recently.)

Also I loved that talk from Elder Holland as well (None Were With Him) and the talk from Pres. Eyring (Walk With Me) as well. Both really good choices thank you for sharing!!:) It’s so true a servant of Christ is always loyal and always works to become more like Him in every way by following his example:)

Here’s my thought for the week from Pres. Utchdorf
“All things shall work together for your good, if [you] walk uprightly” Therefore, let us set aside our fears and live instead with joy, humility, hope, and a bold confidence that the Lord is with us.

I love this promise and statement of hope that if we trust in God and go confidently, confiding in God that all will work out. So put aside your fears and trust in God and remember that YOU CAN DO IT. Because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ all is possible, even overcoming death. Love you momma and hope that you liked my thought for the week..) Love you to infinity and beyond!!:)

Elder Shawners Spencer

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