Monday, January 30, 2017

It´s heating up!

Well this week was a crazy one!
I'll just start out with on Tuesday we had a transmision from all around the world!
With some big changes we kept the same theme of Teach Repentance, and Baptize Converts. But They made some changes to the Daily schedule! Because they are watching out for our health.
And before we went to bed at 11, but now we can go to bed from 10-10:30! yeah! All they did is take planning and put it in the morning in place of comp study! And now there's more time to work during the day and more time to sleep!! haha

Then it got HOT!! In my sector it got up to about 120 degrees!!!
Cuz right now 72% of Chile is all on fire! So it got kind of hot and then with a lot of trees around you this happens...
So when we saw that we canceled all of our appointments, changed our clothes and ran up there! To cut trees down and get them out of the way of burning before the fire got up and over the hill! 
So we did that then the wind changed and blew it out! :) Somehow haha! But yeah the city right next to us had to pull the Hermanas out cuz it is all burnt down in Hualqui! 
But to explain a little bit why there is so many fire is cuz the Natives here "Mapuche" are mad at the government and starting these random fires everywhere!
But the blessings of service comes fast. The next day we got in to almost every single house! 
But all is good where I am :)
The river Bio-Bio close to our house with a Chilean sunset!

But yeah just a bunch of craziness! haha 
Go "Do Good"TM this week! 
Elder Hope 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Serious Fires in Chile!

The current situation in Chile with the forest fires is extremely sad.  To battle the fires they have to turn off the city water.

We got an email from Trenton's mission president:
Estimados Padres de los mejores misioneros del mundo,
Queremos comentarles que en estos momentos hay incendios en lugares de nuestra misión y queremos decirles que sus hijos están bien y fuera de peligro y están ayudando a las personas en esos lugares y donde no hay más que hacer los estamos evacuando a lugares de seguridad, queremos decirles que mantengan la calma todo está controlado. La prioridad es el bienestar de los misioneros.
Presidente y Hermana Catala

The missionaries will be safe. I pray the fires will be out soon. 

The world’s largest firefighting aircraft has flown in from the US, alongside help from France, Peru and Mexico, as fires continue to ravage Chilean lands|By Jonathan Watts


Monday, January 23, 2017

Good Good Good!

Hola Todos!
Wow! This was a good week!
Tons and Tons and tons of lessons!
We played some good basketball!  It was the first time we played some great bball! Where I pulled out the Mamba! ;) 
But other than that we had a bunch of people come to church and preparing for baptism this week and for the next! :) 
And I had a minicambio with a guy from Brasil!
And now I don't remember a lot from this week!

"Do Good"TM
Elder Hope
Where we write! The panorama was funny with Elder Webster. haha it's in the church
Frac! One of the best candy here! 
Was like this! (What I couldn't send to my family)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wow!! What a week!! Records Broken!

Well this past week was a good one for sure!
I terminated 6 months exactly, my comp finished 1 year! And it was Elder Sowards Birthday!! So it was bound to have a good week this week! 
And we went hard. Both La Pradera A and La Pradera B together had 76 lessones in one week!! yep thats a record! We both had 30 lessons with member then we had 2 others and 8 recent convert lessons and they had 6 convert lessons! So yeah lots and lots and lots of lessons! 
And they were all good ones too! 
We had some cake! Was a crazy day of running around and surprising Sowards! 
Cool Story: So she gave a talk yesterday (the one to the very right) Koni, and told a story about how one day Elder Colman and I visited their house one day with just a simple scripture, because the mom has been inactive for awhile now and after a few smiles in the street and a couple of waves, Changed The Moms life :) now is active and the littlest girl La Fernanda "Los Mormones" got baptized yesterday.
And when she shared that... That is when I really realized how great of a work I'm doing. And how powerful just a simple smile is :) 
Found this in the back of my sector one day :) That's pretty neat! 
Then Hna. Ortiz Gave us some huge pieces of watermelon! 
Was a great week I hope that you all have one like this! And as always go...
"Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope
I tried to send this to you guys but I couldn't... cuz it has food in it... called frak cookies
In a frosted flakes box haha ;) 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hey Hey Hey!

Another Week Down! And well it was another good one! 
This week we went hard! 
Sooooo Many lessones! 
And we found this family of gold! And they came to church!! And the last lesson with them ended with them saying, "Well when are you going to come back again?"!!!! So dope! 
But other than that a bunch of movie quotes and Brian Reagan/Canadian jokes in the streets! 
But here are the pics! :) 

 Got wet in the rain
The bunk beds! Top! 
Well New years was fun! We all got together to watch movies!! 
We got to watch Finding Dori! Inside Out! And Invictus! It was pretty dope! :) 

Have a good one! 
"Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Yeah this was a good week ´eh... ;)

Was another great week here in La Pradera! 

Started out with a comp exchange and saying goodbye to Colman and the Hello to Webster. 

Then went to work again out here! 

With again lots of lessons and lots of laughs in the street with a lot of movie quotes and stuff like that! 

I hope you all have a Great New Years! And make it great! and as always "Do Good"TM 

Elder Hope
Well I guess you could say that I've got my Canadian accent down now ´eh... haha ;) 
Signed Elder Colman's Flag and look who was right above me! haha My Kuzin!