Friday, April 28, 2017

His Last General Email - April 24th, 2017

THE LAST TESTS BEFORE THE END OF MY MISSION. Hahaha this week has been crazy! First of all I have basically lost my voice hahaha. I just woke up two days ago and my throat was really dry and I could barely talk. Hahaha its getting a little bit better. This last Wednesday there was something called a Censo which was basically to see how many people are in Chile and their living conditions sooo we had to stay in the house until they came to censor us. BUT THEY NEVER CAME. We stayed in the house the WHOLE DAY. We lost 4 appointments all with investigators!!!! NOOOO! Haha and yesterday The Montecino´s family didnt go to church!! Soo we set the date for  April 30th which is my last day in my sector!!! THey have their interview this Friday! MAke sure to pray a lot for them!!! BUT Manuel went to church and he went to an activity which he loved!!!! He is really getting to like the church a lot. His problem was that he has to stop going to his other church, and this activity helped him have the friendships that he needs. We hope to set the date for baptsim for this Sunday too, Pray for a miracle!!! Weell, I ran out of time but this is my last week in the mission. I have had the best experience of my life. Im so grateful for this oportunity that I had to serve the Lord and the people here in Chile. I know that this is the true church. I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves us and has a perfect plan for everyone. I know that my family will be eternal, Im so grateful for them. I know that these things are true. Thank you for all the support. Have a great week! CHAO!!!!


Here are some pictures that we've received over the past few months. We are so excited to have him come home! We love our Elder Aston!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Week 87 - January 9th, 2017

WOW so this week was a little bit unusual! 

This last Monday started out kind of sucking, because we had plans to play soccer and buy stuff in the Center of Valparaiso, BUT it was the first of January and everything was closed! Soooo we just bought stuff in a little market and went back to our sectors to write our families. 

Right when we finished writing our families and friends, in the house of some members, I got a call from my district leader, and he was like, "Elder, we heard that there is like a fire in your sector or something." And I was like, "Nah I dont think so, but I'll go look." And when I looked out the window everything was dark and I walked outside and saw a HUGE pillar of smoke really close to where we were!! I was like oh crap! Hahaha so once we got some pictures we went back to our apartment, covering our mouths because there was a lot of smoke and ash, We went back out and started helping members and other people take there stuff out of their homes until 8 in the night! 

We were in the news if you want to try and look for us hahaha. But that was the big thing that happened this week. Tuesday, all the Elders from my Zone came and we did service where everything was burned. 

Now for the spiritual things: We had one investigator go to church and now Gabriel (his name) has a date for baptism for this next Sunday!!! WOOT WOOT! The other date for baptism is Jose who didn't go to church, but already has like a million asistences. And we have lots of plans to work more with the members sooo make sure to pray a lot for us this week!!!! Thanks for all the support and I hope that you all have a great week. 

OH, before I go I wanted to share something important: If you don't show your love, than you don't have love. Because it's the same as Faith, if we don't do anything with our faith, then its the same as if we don't have faith. Something that the restored church of Jesus Christ should have is love. If you aren't showing your love then I invite you to look for service or that you do your home-teaching. Thanks for everything! HAVE AN EXCELLENT WEEK! CHAO!