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


Monday, July 1, 2013

Elder Miyasaki's Message - 7 - 1 -2013

Well Everyone I need to first apologize for not writing you all last week, We as a house lost our P day. Which just sucked but it was something that we learned from. We recieved an unexpected visit from President Martinez and to make a long story short, the house wasnt very clean. But we have repented and we know now what we need to do in order to have the spirit with us at all times. But I am going to just tell you that these past couple of weeks have been so amazing. We have had 5 baptisms! I am sending the pictures attached with this email. But I dont have pictures of 2 of the people because my camera died.. But i cant even begin to tell you how much I love this work. It is honestly the greatest feeling in the world to  know that you were part of something that changed someones life. During the testimony of one of our investigadors-Conversos, she (Elizabeth shared her process of baptism) Her Exact words ´´Before my missionaires came to my door i was confused, I didnt know what religion to be a part of the catholics or the Evangelico church. I was thinking about what was best for my family and 2 white boys came to the door and changed my life forever¨ She later said that she was the happieset person in the world knowing that know she can live together with her family for eternity. I couldnt help but tear up during her testimony. I have a picture with her and her son right before the baptism. We also baptized Karla and Mayerly this saturday. This  was so special for us. Because Karla refused to take lessons or be baptized with all the other missionaires but over a process of about a month we saw a complete change in her a new light. And the same goes for her daughter. We have just seen miracle after miracle. My companion and i had 6 baptisms in the month of june, with 4 more planned this month! I am so happy to just say that the lord is blessing us so much. This has honestly been the most amazing experience of my life.
I am so happy to hear that everyone is doing okay. I am so glad to hear mom that you are doing better from your surgery! I am glad to hear that everyone in my family and the ollerton family are doing more than good! I am so glad for all that you do for me! I dont have much time to write today but here are some pictures! Of my experience up to this point in my mission and i promise from now on you will receive much more pictures! I love you all so much. Thank you all so much for all of your prayers and all that you do for me. I love you all so much and i couldnt be more blessed to have you all in my life!! 
Con Mucho Amor, Elder Jalon Mattio Miyasaki