So I magically became super smart this week and I decided that instead of emailing a bunch of messages, I could just e mail one big massive one! Pretty smart huh? Well I am going to give you an update of what has happened over the past couple weeks..
My last week in la CCM was so great! It was a total review week, i am not going to lie. There was a lot more messing around than there was studying. We often turned our study time into study games. I loved doing that so much, it made things alot more fun and it still invited the spirit, and having the spirit is always awesome! The night before we left all of the priesthood holders had the wonderful oppurtunity of giving all the hermanas blessing. That was such an awesome experience and the spirit was so strong! We then after sang Para Siempre Dios este con vos. This song is also known as God be with you til we meet again. The spirit in that room was so incredibly strong. It was a time of rejoicing because we were finally leaving the MTC but it was also a time of sadness. All of us in our district became so close! As we were singing i noticed my companion crying. Remember, my companion is 6 foot 4 and weighs 325 pounds. This moment I started to tear up and so did the rest of the Elders. While singing i recapped the 6 weeks that I was in the MTC and remembered all of the amazing memories. I had gained 5 new great friends in those elders and 6 more friends with the Hermanas. But thats enough with the MTC.
Chile has been so so so amazing, I love it so much here. The weather here is so amazing and so is everything else, except our house... For those that know me, know that I have a massive fear of spiders. So what did i see when i first walked in the door? A massive spider. It scared me not gonna lie, and it made the first night a almost restless one because i was afraid that the spider was gonna get me during the night haha. My companion is AWESOME. His name is Elder Girsburger, he is from south jordan utah. He attended Bingham High School and played basketball and football there. So we get along amazing! The work here has also been incredible! We have had 4 fechas (Baptisimal Dates) but here is the sad part, we lost 3 of them because they didnt want to leave their religion. I wonder in my head how someone wouldnt want to come into the true church of the lord? I know that the lord wants them to be apart of the church, I know that the hermanas have felt the spirit as we have taught them. But the only thing we can keep doing is try. The one that is still standing is a joven named Jocelyn. She is a wonderfull 22 year old woman who is prepared to be baptized, she told us our very first lesson that she has had dreams about our church. It is so amazing to see how the lord prepares his people. And how about General Conference this week? It was so amazing. Matt ollerton made an awesome point in his email that he sent me. He said isnt it crazy how when we are right in the backyard of our conference center that we dont really pay all that much attention but when we are half way around the world we listen and absorb every single word that is said. How true is that? I have never listened to conference as well as i did these past couple days. I even took 16 pages of notes. The lord is so so amazing, I love his work so much. I cant even begin to tell you how much I love this mission already. Im not going to lie, it has been really hard. It is often hard to really hard to understand the spanish here. But the lord has blessed me so much. I have learned more in 2 weeks here than i have learned my entire life! The lords work is awesome, I noticed the big theme this conference was Family. This is because families are so inportant! I know that families can be together forever, and what a blessing it is to know that! I have no doubt in my mind that this is the true church, I know that we can be forgiven of our sins. But most importantly I know that we can live with our loving heavenly father and Jesus Christ again.
Matt and wendy, thank you so much for the emails and matt i would love to keep getting the updates on dalling and zach, i love hearing how my brother is doing. Justin i am so proud of you for manning up and asking a girl to prom that is AWESOME i am telling you, When you are wearing that magic number 18 you have the strength to do anything haha. But I love you all so much and Miss you.
My family, I love you all so much, I miss you like crazy, I think about you all the time. But what a blessing it is to know that i always have you with me, At least in my heart. Mom the mission address is
Mision Chile Concepcion Sur
AVDA. O'HIGGINS 940 OF. 503
CASILLA 3560 CONCEPCION CHILE
Fono (41) 2210312-(41)2210360
That is the address to the mission office. I am glad to hear that all is going well in the family! I miss you all so much and i cant wait til I see you all again, Until next week
I love you all so so muchElder Miyasaki