Monday, September 18, 2017

¿Comment çe va? And the 18th!!!!! Yeah!!!

Hey!!! Wow this was a great week! 
I learned a Lot of french this week with a french class with the Hiatians!! That was fun!!
I am Huaso... 
When we went to San Gregorio, we found that no one was un the streets, that everyone in the whole town was in the high school gym. For the Queca competitivo (national dance of Chile!) 
Then on the way back we talked with our taxi driver who Is from Italy! A Lot and well he ended up inviting us to his house and committing himself to go to church! When we showed him where it is! 
 
So the week was real good! 
"Do Good"TM yall! 
Love
Elder Hope
 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Great Week/ Crazy Week!

Here´s a sweet pic of the sector to make up for the lack of pictures I have! haha 
But this week was really awesome! I got to go to Conce again! And see a bunch of people that I haven't seen in a while like Elder Colman! For a training leader thing or other.
And then Probably the coolest thing from the week was Sunday. At Church. We had 3 come. But One of them was a Hiatian! Alíx! And everyone loved him!! They gave him a tie they invited him to lunch and it was awesome! And when we went to look for him in the morning I was stunned cuz he was in a suit! And he said(in English) "I'm going to church!!" haha it was awesome!
Also in San Gregorio, we found another family that was waiting for us! That was prepared! "well I'm just trying to find God in my life" is what the dad of this family said!
And yeah lots more progressing to Christ!!
Was a fast week!

"Do Good"TM
and

Love,
Elder Hope
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Also a few pictures from wonderful friends in the mission:

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cambio #10 Finished...

Well this cambio was a great one! Elder Evans and I broke my record with 210 lessons taught this cambio! We went hard! With a few people in the water! yeah yeah!
The numbers were great!
And for this next cambio I will still be Elder Evans Comp here in San Carlos!! yeah #5 cambios kinda guy haha
Cool Story from the week:
So we've been visiting this San Gregorio place these last couple of weeks and we found a Family of members that lives there that hasn't been to church in a while. And they came on Sunday! And then During Priesthood meeting we were talking about Priesthood (cuz My convert Patricio got the Priesthood) ;) ;)  The dad of the family rose is hand and asked "Who do I need to talk to, to get baptized?" and well that got heads turned! Then the teacher pointed him right to us! And all the members were like ¿You aint baptized? haha and then he later told us that they made the choice to get baptized so they could get married in the temple, (because the wife and kids got baptized about a year and a half ago) the night before, so they came to church! And we haven't even taught them yet! Just met them in the street!! Crazy!!
#Miracles happen.
And we got to chop some wood! And I had gotten like 10 in a row on the first try so I wanted a video!
And so we did it on my camera and I almost went through 2! But my camera died...
Then I got this video haha ​
video
Have a great week! and "Do Good"TM
Love,
Elder Hope

Monday, August 28, 2017

Not 1, Not 2, But 3 more!!

Wow! this week was another amazazazingly awesome week!!
It was a great opportunity to be able to watch 3 more souls enter into the waters of Baptism :)
This was an amazing family, Adrian, Ana, and Florencia! 
Was a very interesting too cuz we only found them 2 weeks ago :) haha 
Long story short they were ready to receive this amazing gospel that will now bless their family for the eternities :) 
I love completing families :)  

We had many members come too :) 
Waiting for that Eclipse... But well it was only seen in the States... haha 
  So yep we had some fun ::::) 
 We also had Zone conference this week that was really fun, listening to Prez, and doing Practices, and eating food, and laughing :) and the interview! All went great :)
And also we had Stake Conference and so on Sunday Morning we took a bus with the ward to Chillan! It was cool :) Then after we stayed in Chillan for lunch with a member that likes us from a different ward and it was the biggest lunch I have had yet!! oh I almost couldn't finish it! 
 
Hope your week is all good!
"Do Good"TM 
and 
Love,
Elder Hope 

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Splash, Splash, Splash! Like your taking a Bath!

Well this week sure was a great one!!
We had 3 people come closer to Christ on Saturday! And my comps 1st baptism!!
And we also just ya know call to this one small town called San Gregorio one day by President.
And taught a bunch of Haitians :)
So I'd say the week was pretty neat :) haha
Patricio, Joaquin, and Antonella! 

This is that one family that we found a couple of weeks ago. that now the Dad is the Ward mision leader! It was an awesome expirence with this wild family! Sepulveda Godoy. Joaquin is 11 and Antonella is 8 and it was so great to see thier Dad act so fast to get himself ready to baptized his own kids!
This is Patricio he is 50 and was a super Catholic but was so humble to know how to change and follow our Savior. 
This is San Gregorio. And well on Wednesday we got the assignment to go teach there. And well there were people waiting :) 
Within 10 minutes of being there a lady bought us lunch and found out she was a member with her family :) 
then every single door we knocked, they let us in :) 
And well one story of one of them was during the lesson when I pulled out the pamphlet near the end she told us that she had it and had read it about 2 months ago in her house. But the thing is that Missionaries have never ever been to this little town. And in this moment I was with an assistant and we both think that one of the 3 Nephites was here before us!!! 
Also had a mini cambio with Elder Lecheminat! Was good! 
I hope you all "Do Good"TM like you should! 
See ya! 
Love,
Elder Hope 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Keep it Rolling in the Rain!!

Well this week was another great week!
Even though it rained hard every single day this week we had great numbers!
But the cool things from this week would be:
1. So this family that we found a couple of weeks ago that moved from Viña that has been inactive for awhile just by knocking the door next to theirs. That now this Saturday 2 of their kids will be baptized by the Dad. And they have been coming every week since we found them. And now the Dad is going to be called the Ward Mission leader! Yeah!
2. Working with Nicole as a Recent convert is the best! She is now teaching all of her friends! And Now her best friend wants to be baptized very bad! And we've only taught her once! haha! She is the Bomb.com!! If everyone would do what she is doing the whole world would be baptized by now!
Have a great week! and "Do Good"TM
Love,
Elder Hope 
It's the cow that jumped over the moon! cuz it's on an island.

  Yes, Yes that is a marshmello cream and peanut butter toasted sandwich.
 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Great Week!!

Week of miracles!
We had a lot of things going on this week starting with the goals! We achieved formula 1! And the experience I'm going to share is one of many but it was the most grading.
Then, in the morning after the prayer to leave, we received a call from the Area Leaders asking about people with date and we arrived at an investigator that we had problems with his mother wanting him to be baptized, and Elder Abad told me to teach L2 again but with ancestors explaining temples and everything. That he is not the only person who will be baptized in this process equal his ancestors. Then this very night we went and when we taught about Baptisms for the Dead, the mom stopped us and said "I've had this question for a long time can you explain more?" !!!!! And then with my Family Tree I showed them more. And at the end of the lesson they gave permission for him to be baptized! With your signature! and that's not all! On Sunday at Church they were organizing a stake activity for Family History and this young man of 12 years, although he is not member he raised his hand to go! God is helping this child!
Then there was another lesson we had with a lady that will be baptized soon, but didn't want to before this lesson... where during the lesson a lot of things happened but to finish I said that I was going to read 2 scriptures and said to her to listen to her thoughts while I was reading, and after I read them I started to explain a little bit of what it meant then I heard The Spirit tell me "Stop. And ask her how see feels." So I did. And then she said "Why?..." (knowing exactly why) Then I looked at her and said "Because I know." Then she explained that while I was reading the scriptues she heard a voice say... "Repent. Now." So then I testified that it was The Holy Ghost speaking to her. And it was pretty easy from that point on :)
and also we got... nah! destroyed all of our goals this week!
And well I left my sd card in the house of a family last night so I don't have pics but I've got a ton for this next week!!
Have a great week!
And as you know "Do Good"TM
Elder Hope 
We found a cool old Train station! 

A place across the street from our house just opened up!
(I think missionaries will be keeping that place running!) haha
 I think I'm ready for the Big Juds Challenge now! haha 
 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Didn't know if you knew but I have a kid!

The moment you've all been waiting for!
My new comp....
His name is Elder Evans!!
Yep my second Elder Evans!
And He is from Overland Park, Kansas!
And is an Awesome Comp! all I've been hearing all week is how good his spanish is for so little time in Chile! And it's true! Man we are just ready to work! I'm Stoked!! 
In every lesson we had was really strong and powerful! 
We also got together as a ward to make a plan of how we are going to save souls here in San Carlos! And wow! It was cool! 
It got me so pumped!!! 
And ready to work!! 
Let's go! 
Have a great week!! 
"DO GOOD"TM 
Love,
Elder Hope 
 
oops!
Clicked send to fast! 
Was just going to explain how cool it was to train! 
So when we were getting assigned! They had it on a powerpoint with the picture of the new missionary then would come in their trainer. And everyone one was doing the drumroll thing! And when I was called to Elder Evans I ran down the idle and jumped up and did a big side bump! And everyone loved it! I was jacked! 
Then got to spend a little time with Elder Baker and Fuentes again in the car! Saying goodbyes to him! 
and that's it! 
Love Elder Hope 
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Pictures from the mission Blog:
 

Cambio #9 Gone!

Well this was a Crazy, Fun, Awesome, Successful Cambio with Elder Beeston from Arizona then an add in Elder Hambrick from Wisconsin!
Lots of laughs and lessons!
And this cambio was a little crazy. So now Elder Beeston isn't my comp but is still living with me. Cuz he went to San Carlos A with Elder Hambrick! And I'm going to stay in San Carlos B but I still don't know who is going to be Comp cuz well I have to go to the office tomorrow cuz I'm going to be Training!! Yeah Yeah!! SO READY for CAMBIO #10!!!
my agenda for Cambio 10! 
This is Francisca! she 11 and really shy! haha But got Baptized! :) 
Churrascos for the TRIO! 
Have a great week yall!! 
Love,
Elder Hope 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wow... Thats all I can say. 1 year.

This week was a special week.
1. We had Zone conference
2. I had a talk in sacrament meeting
3. New Comp! without cambios Elder Hambrick!! 
4. I completed 1 year in the Mission!! 

 1. Zone Conf.
It was really good. Focused on The Great Plan of Salvation :) and how we can better explain it to the people. And it was good :) 
2. So Saturday night the phone rings and it the bishop saying, "sorry I forgot to tell you earlier but you have a talk in the morning..." about whatever attribute of Christ that I like :) So I went to Preach My Gospel Ch. 6 and started looking through them and I knew right away what I was Going to talk about ;) .......
La Esperanza :) (Hope) hehe 
And So the time came and I don't know where it came from but I talked for a good 15 min. on Hope and what it is and how we can get more of it. 
I focused more in the perspective or our point of view, and how we need to see ourselves like we are... Children of an Almighty, All Powerful, All Loving God, That wants us to be exactly Like Him. And when we have that in mind it changes the way we do things a little bit :) 
So that was cool too :) 
3. So there was a Emergency Transfer on Wed. So we are now 3 in San Carlos. Yeah Yeah Trio! And also found out from the one who went Elder Howell is one of Corbin´s cousins!! That was cool!! 
4. And Wow how the Time has flown.   
I´m a so grateful to my Father in Heaven for this great opportunity that I have had to serve for this first year. To work as an instrument in His hands. I have had some of the greatest times of my life here in the mission! The mission is literally the best place in the world to be. I have a had a little time to look back... just kidding I've had no time at all ;) but as I think a little I have grown so much in all aspects of my life :) And Thankful for this year that I've had and looking forward to the one that is to come...
Cuz as everyone knows, The Game is Won or Lost in the 2nd Half... ;)

Have a great one! Take care! and "Do Good"TM 
Love,
Elder Hope 
 
Cool Thing we have in the house.
Cleanin the house has its  props.. ;) 
4th of July pic
This is San Fabian! this day we got stuck in a hail storm!hahaha
Trio in Thug/Rain Gear 
 
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Formula 2?¿!¡

Wow! What a week!
So we thought Formula 1 was to basic, so I wanted to kick it up a notch! And so this week we almost doubled F1! :) With 2 Baptisms! 10 news! Tons of lessons! more with a date! and a couple at Church!! It was a good one! :)
And one of these new families that we found, I'm sure that in about 4 months she will be Relief Society President! She was awesome!
Elder Hambrick and I have also found many people in San Fabian!
Pics: :)                                                                                  
This is Nicole, She is 17, and the Daughter of a member that we found by passing by a old missionaries pic for them and then got to know them and it was an awesome Experience! 
and She didn't get baptized with her mom and sister cuz at this time didn't believe in God, but then she made a big change and now it's a whole happy family looking towards The Temple :) 
She was a little nervous Everything came out good! :) 
When we went to go  fill up the Faunt there was a party going on! haha
We also reactivated Her mom and Sister who is a little younger. And now the Mom was called to work with the Young Women! 
And This is Ignacio, He is 22. And found him cuz he is the cousin of this Brother, and the only reason cuz he didn't get baptized with his Mom was cuz his dad didn't let him :) but now all is well! 
Hope you all have an awesome week! and 
"Do Good"TM 
Love 
Elder Hope 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Formula 1!

This week was awesome!
So president has this thing called "Formula 1" which basically what our goals are for every week which is 20 Lessons with a member present + 5 New Investigators + 4 in the Church + 4 with a Baptismal Date = 1 Baptism! Every Week! and well its really hard to do, but thats exacly what we did!!! Oh yeah!! 26+5+4+4=1!! 
And this is Franco! He is 12 and dope! We found him from his grandma that is a member, and was really fun to teach! We had a couple of problems with his parents that didn't want him to be baptized and things like that. But we shared some scriptures and said a prayer together and he said that he knew that he had to do it. So we did! and it was good because his Grandma is his Guardian!  
Also this happened: :) 
We were walking on a appointment that fell and in a house we heard people talking outside their house like "you have to be baptized again because the other was true ..." and so on. We passed and then felt we should talk to them, and recent this morning by district class we talked about that focus on parents, so when we play we only say like 2 words and told to especially pass the family pope and we had a great lesson With a family of like 7!
And I also have some videos that I'll send in a little bit! 
So all is well here! Hope all is good out there! 
Take care! and "Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope