Thursday, June 26, 2014

Back to the Fields...Elder Miyasaki's Message

Hola familia!
Wow thats all I have to say, Its sooo amazing to be back here in the mission. The difference between last time and this time is incredible. I feel the spirit so much more now and i can truly feel the love of the savior more and more everyday. Im not gonna lie, satan has been attacking me super hard these first couple days back. But what a great feeling it is to know that I am ready to be out here. I am so grateful for the atonement and all that it has done for me and for all that it enables us to do.
My companion is freakin awesome, his name is Elder Samayoa, he is from kaysville utah and he played soccer at air force. He has been super fun up to this point. I am in a sector called tragun, its actually right next to Victoria, the place i was in before.  This place is awesome though, this area is so prepared and i honestly feel like we are gonna have so much success here in this area, Its also so weird to go from 85 degree wheather to 40 degree weather. I am sleeping with thermals,sweats and two long sleeve shirts every night and on top of that i wear a beanie and gloves. But I wont complain, I am just happy to be here on the mission again.
I hope that all is going amamzing back at home, I hope that you are all feeling the lords hand in your lives and that you are constantly praying because i know that he is waiting to answer all of your questions and doubts. I know that brenna is in the hospital this week and i will be praying for her and I hope that the doctors figure out whats wrong with her.
I just want to thank you all for all the support that you have given me the past 10 months that i was home. I want you all to know that i greatly appreciate it so much. I am so happy that i have been so blessed to know you. I am so grateful for the atonement and for all it does for us, i am so thankful that the lord has blessed me with this second chance. I am so glad to be part of this church and i am so happy with all that the lord has done for me and all of you guys, I hope you know that i love you all tons and i want you to know that I know with all of my heart that the lord needs me here in this moment. Thank you all so much for all that you do for me, youre the best. xoxox
Elder Miyasaki

Monday, August 26, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 8-26-2013

Hello Friends and Family!
Well I just want to start off this email and tell you all that I love you all so much and that i miss you all like crazy! And thank you all so much for your support and all that you do for me, I really appreciate your love that you show me by sending me emails every week and also packages.
Bueno, this week was just an awesome week! We had a baptism this week and it went awesome. We baptized a girl named Elizabeth and she has 14 years! She is way cool and so funny. With that Miracle we also had another miracle. We also reactivated her family! Those 2 miracles are something very special for us. My kid was really excited to have his first baptism and my kid is just doing awesome, he is picking up the language really fast and he is a very spiritual kid and so i am so very excited for him and for that. During this past week we found out that our sector (Victoria 1 and 2) are leading the whole mission in baptisms this year for our mission. Since I got here in April we have had 14 baptisms and 11 were my investagaders, I promise i am not being prideful, i am just very happy about how much the lord has blessed us in my time here haha. But the work is more than awesome, i love it so much and i cant wait to see even more blessings from the lord that we can recieve. My kid and i are teaching a family right now that is just awesome. Their names are daisy and Javiera. Daisy is divorced and also has an older son that is in college. But Daisy and Javiera are just golden. They are so nice  and so spiritual. Please keep these 2 in your prayers so that they can get baptized! The work is so awesome and I love it so much!
SHOUT OUT TO SPRINGVILLE FOR WINNING THEIR FIRST GAME! That is so awesome, i am so glad to hear that they won. And it sounds like they are going to have a great year! It is also so crazy to hear that school has started again. It sounds like everything is going more than awesome back at home. I promise i will do my part here in Chile!
But i hope you all have such an awesome week and remember that i love you all so much. Espicially you mom! 
Les amo mucho y vaya con dios
Elder Miyasaki

Monday, August 12, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 8-12-13

Mi Familia!
¿Como estan mi amigos y familia? Pues hoy dia yo pudi escriber todo de este carta en español, pero porque les amo mucho yo voy a escriber todo de este carta en ingles. So this week has been a great week where we had a lot of great success. We put 4 baptismal dates during the week and we will be having a baptism this next saturday (24th) But we we are trying to do is load up all of our baptisms for the first week of september. My companion and I are getting along great. He is such a spiritual kid and he is learning more and more everyday! The members down here are mean sometimes and try to make him say things in spanish but hey they did the same thing to me haha. This week among the districts and in my zone we had the best numbers and the most success and so i was really happy that my district wanted to work so hard and that they really had a true desire to do the lords work. At times the missionaries dont really take me seriously because I have less time in the mission but its alright i guess. This past week we had all of our activities, and it was such a success!! Everyone loved the activities and the people that came to the activites came to church on sunday and that was obviously a great thing. Our most popular nights were Friday and Saturday. Friday we had our night of Mormon messages with sopipillas (The chilean version of scones) and Saturday when we had our Movie night, we watched monsters university and everyone loved it. But obviously the thing most important was Sunday. We had an awesome sacrament meeting where our Branch President, District President and Mission President all spoke. And WOW that was a really spiritual meeting!! We talked about the possibility of having a stake here in Victoria and so all the people here are really excited about that! But This week we have a lot of lessons that are really important to try to get these baptismal dates set in stone. I am really excited to have another great week and a week that in gonna be filled with a ton of spirit. Thank you all for your love and support and i know that you all would support and love me with whatever thing happens in my life! I am so incredibly blessed to have you in my life and to be a member of the only true church. I hope that you all have such an amazing week and that you will all be an instrument in the hands of the lord this week
Les amo mucho,
Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki

Monday, August 5, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 8-5-13

Mi familia!
Wow what a week it has been! This week was so awesome, On tuesday i went and got my son. His name is Elder Mundell, he is a greingo and he is from Miami florida, he is so cool and he has such a strong testimony about this church. It has been so fun to be train a greingo that doesnt know an incredible amount of spanish haha. But I Know that the lord is going to bless Elder Mundell a ton. And also this week was the first week for me to be a district leader, It was so fun, Pretty all i do is call my district everynight and recomend the things that they need to improve. I also have to have a weekly meeting and talk about the things that we can improve on and the things that we are doing well. I also have to talkk a ton of spanish which is pretty fun i guess haha. But i love it so much so i cant really complain. But the other day i was thinking about all of the things that the lord has blessed me with since I have been out here, and to be honest the blessing are so many! I know that the lord is blessing all of you guys back home and that is the thing most important to  me. I know that the lord truly does want what is best for us. But this week my kid and I made a goal that we are going to baptize 3 people this month and so we are just so excited to go and do this work and to bring souls to christ. We have 10 people that we are comfortable with and that we think can be basptized this month. They all have assistence in the past and so now its just getting them to come to church again. I feel really confidente that the lord is going to help us out during this time. And for the rest of this mission. 
This Sunday (11th) we have our conferencia de rama (Branch Conference) So this week everynight we are going to do an activity, Tonight we are doing a family home evening.
Tuesday: Yoga
Wednesday: Devocional
Thursday:Night of sports
Friday: Mormon Messages with scones
Saturday:Movie night
We are so excited for this week and all the blessing that are going to come. But really to all of you thank you so much for your support, it really means a ton, I can literrally feel your love through the emails. But I just want you to knnow that i love you all so much and i am so thankful for all that you have done. Mom i love you more than anything thank you so much for always being such an awesome example to me. And also mom I wear a size 16 and a half neck size. And a large size shirt, for the garments I wear size 34 normal. Thank you all so much for todos!!!
Les amo mucho
Elder Miyasaki

Monday, July 29, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 7-29-13

Hey everyone!!
Well I am going to start out this letter by just telling you all that i love you so much. I love how you all support me in whatever thing happens to me. Really because of you support and because of the love of our heavenly father i am out here. I am not going to lie. This is the hardest thing that i have ever done mentally, I have wanted to go home, I have wanted to quit. Satan has tried attacking me with so many things, but i am so very grateful for this wonderful oppurtunity that i have to be here, to show my love for my savior Jesus Christ. I really know that these past almost 6 months have been the hardest 6 months of my life, but they have been the best! It really is such a blessing to know as missionaries that we have this chance to bring our brothers and sisters back unto christ, to change the lives of many people because of this gospel. I really know how true this gospel is, because this gospel has changed my life so much, I know that i am a million times better person now than what i was before i left. Thank you all for you support with everything. All of your emails are so amazing for me to have! They really make me want to improve so much. Thank you for all of the advice that i have recieved! But now I have some bad news...
I recieved a call this past week, In this call i was told that i am going to be a father... YES I AM GOING TO TRAIN THESE NEXT 2 CAMBIOS!!!. I really hope that scared someone haha, I am going to be the father of a brand new missionary! I go to concepcion on tuesday to get my kid! With this assignment I am the youngest person in our mision to be training a new missionary. But thats not all... I have also been called to be a District Leader! WOW, the lord is just blessing me so much. When i recieved this call that i was going to be a trainer and a district leader i was really shocked but really excited. As I was kinda thinking about these 2 assignments that i am going to have, And i just made a commitment to myself that i am going to do whatever the lord needs me to do. I really am just going to try my hardest to be the best leader and trainer that i can be. I am so happy to know that the lord really does trust me with these things to be a district leader and a trainer after only 4 months here in chile. It really made me feel great because i know that the savior would only put his trust in me because i am a worthy missionary of him. I am so glad to help these people out here in chile to become more like our savior and i promise you all that with the help of the lord (alot of help) haha i am going to change the lives of the people here because I know that the gospel has changed me so much! 
I am so glad to hear that everyone is doing awesome. I love you all so much and really thank you so much for all that you have given me. My scripture for you all this week is DyC 6:36
Love you all and miss you like crazy
Elder Miyasaki

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 7-22-13

Hello family and friends!
Well another week has passed in this amazing work of the lord and it really was such an amazing week! I learned so much things this week that will make me such a better discípulo of christ. Well with elder gallareta and I, we have had our fair share of ups and downs. We finally figured out something that will help him work alot harder. And so i am excited for this next week. This week is our last week in this transfer. I have no idea where i am going to be after this week but i am pretty confident that i am going to be here in victoria again for this cambio. I have already been here for 18 weeks so why not make it 24 weeks right haha. Really its so crazy to think that i have already been gone for over 5 months but time sure does fly when you are teaching the gospel and bringing people to christ haha.
I am glad to hear that you all had a great week this last week. I am glad to hear that the girls had an awesome time at girls camp and that Jax is growing up to be just like his older brother haha lets hope he can learn young and be a million times better than me. But I just want to tell Justin to make sure to work your bum off. Its your last year in high school and your last year putting on the red devil red. Wear it with honor and leave everything on the field. But dont ever forget to remember our savior and all that he has done for you. Matt and wendy thank you so much for all the updates that you have given me. I really appreciate all of your support that you give me. Well you will all notice that you wont have pictures this week. This is due to the fact that my camera died and i need to buy batteries. But I will send you some next week. 
Thank you all for all that you do for me. I am really eager to have a great week this week and to see this saturday where i am going to be with these new cambios. Pray that i will go to a place that needs my help the most please haha. But i love you all so much and thank you so much that you do for me. Espicially my family. THanks for the support and your love for me. And mom i need something, i need you to send me some more garments preferibly mesh and short sleeve shorts because its gonna get hot
Love you all so so so much y vaya con dios
Elder Miyasaki

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 7 - 8 -2013

Family! How are you all doing this week? I just want you to know we had such an amazing week! We had 3 more baptisms this past week which brings the tally up to 9! But the most important thing is that these people now have the chance to live with their heavenly father again! I really dont have much to say this week but i just know that the lord is blessing us so much! I really cant even begin to tell you how much i love this work. It sounds like everyone is doing awesome! Mom it sounds like you are recovering great and it sounds like jax is also doing awesome! I am glad to hear that the girls had an amazing time on their trip this week! I am glad to hear that everyone is all doing so well! Wendy i hope that justin starts to just love football again. There is not a day that goes by that i dont think about the lessons that i learned from football. I really hope that Springville has success this year. But the only way that a team can have success is when ALL of the players give all of their heart. We learned that here in Victoria my first cambio. We werent giving it our all and the results showed. Then we made a commitment to work with all of our heart might mind and strength and look... We got 9 baptisms with another coming in 2 weeks. THE LORD WILL BLESS THE PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WORK. But that is my pep talk for this week haha. I hope you all know that i love you so much and that i miss you like crazy! May the lord bless you this week  with much love and success. These pictures this week are: First my mom here in chile. She has the exact same personality as my mom. A picture of our baptism this past week and my sick new shoes haha. Love you all so so so much!!!
Elder Miyasaki