Monday, September 30, 2013

Look, we can't do this alone...

Yeah this week was allright. That weird that it seems faster for Kaleb than it did for me, it's because you miss him more.... haha no just kidding :) I heard about BYU, that stinks.
I haven't gotten the package.. looks like I will get it after my birthday. But, there are a few people who invited me over to there house, so its fine. And we bought a cake for our district.

Anyways this week we basically are just looking for new investigators. We found a few people like this one lady who is interested in families that can be eternal and this other guy who at first was like "there doesn't exist a true church". And by the end of the visit is was like "yeah I believe there is a true church, I mean if you guys tell me there is I'll believe it". Ha, it was funny but kinda cool. But we still need to find more people for a pool of investigators. We have been talking to everyone, And I mean EVERYONE ha, its fun actually.
It just seems less effective, but lately the members haven't been talking to the references or they make excuses for not going to visit people with them. But I gave a talk saying like look, we can't do this alone or the branch will stay small.  We can do this together and it will grow. And I shared a story about our mamita and how to get the dirt stains out of my comps shirts, she had to work her butt off, she told us. And I was like we need to do the same with the people who have sins or problems, work our butt of to fix it. Everyone laughed haha, it was good.
Besides that nothing new has happened, just searching. But if we stay obedient and keep working we will find, just takes time. But thanks for everything.
I cant believe I'll be 21 tommorrow, Can you say OLD.
Anyway, love you mom and dad.  Mom, I hope your evaluation goes well!
Take care and tell everyone I say hi!
Elder Farnworth
The city of Capiapo

Sunday, September 22, 2013

We have a few families that are sweet....

Everything went well with the baptism. The family loves me so they wanted me to do it like a told you. But the girl, Elizabeth, didn’t plug her nose all the way so she got a bunch of water in her nose haha. I was like oh uh not my fault haha. But they were like, “Elder what happened?” I was like “I’m sorry.” But besides that everything turned out great. She was stoked to finally be baptized. 

I’m happy to stay with my comp. There’s got to be a reason I’m with him, And he’s not that challenging. I’m teaching him how to be a little more humble. Before my mission my eyes were brown? Now they’re green and I think I’ve grown. How tall is Jake? I hope I’m taller. 

That’s awesome about your RS calling. You’re a stud mom. But you will like your new calling. The Relief Society is easily one of the most important parts of this church! And that’s cool dad will be teaching that class. So now who is the new bishop? Who’s in our ward now. 

Yeah for sure I want to go to UVU and live at home. But later on go to BYU and live at BYU. Sound good? I just don’t wanna be one of the annoying BYU kids so you gotta help with that.

Mom my birthday is next Tuesday :) But thanks so much I feel pretty old and full of wisdom because of my maturity. Haha. No I feel the same. ha But I didn’t get my package... I don’t know why.. Weird maybe you could call again. 

So besides the baptism not that much happened with week. We are working on finding but we have a few families that are sweet in the sector. We have this family where the parents live together. But the mom all her life has had dreams about like a demon who always says to her in her dreams that he is going to persecute her all her life and all this stuff. She says it really freaks her out. She actually once got baptized but did it for her mom but never was confirmed. But then she said a few days after we started teaching her she had a dream that the demon came back and was knocking on her gate outside her house. And said the same thing like I am finding you and I will be here always. But she said this time was different, Another person, dressed in white came from the side of her house and said to the demon leave and don’t ever come back. Then went up to her and said I’m here, I’ve always been here and I’ll be protecting you. Then she said she felt a peace she hasn’t felt in years. Well it motivated her to read the Book of Mormon and she read more than the assignment we gave her and she said she has a ton of questions. We want to help them get married and her baptized with her kids. And the dad also, He was a pastor in another church. We’ve hardly talked to him but he’s awesome. He would be a strong member.

But that is about it so far in the work. We talk to some people in the street and knocked some doors and got some return appointments so this week we should find some good people. 

Oh and also Tanner Mangum got to my mission. He is in my district. We played football today actually. He’s good. We were the QB’s ha. Playing football with Latin’s is so fun. I got really burned but loved it. 

I felt the spirit this week in finding. I really can feel it as I talk and testify to the people. It’s an awesome feeling. I want to see you guys but honestly hope the rest of the time goes slow. I can’t get enough of it. Love you guys and hope all is well. Take care and stay faithful in all moments.

Con mucho amor :)

Elder Farnworth

This baptism of Elizabeth was awesome!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

People here have gotten mad at us for not visiting them...

We just had transfers but I am staying, Which was a relief because people here are so awesome and the girl we are baptizing Wednesday really wants me to do it. Her parents said they would only let her if I do it. haha. My comp is pretty cool. He's a loud mouth, ha, that is the best way to explain him but we do get along. I'm teaching him how to be a little quieter and how to get people to like him a little more ha :)
So Dad is released! It will be good for him, Have time to now focus on Compworks.  Bummer, tell Trevor to write me.  Yeah I read Kaleb's blog, it seems likes hes doing good. It's a struggles once you get to the field too but then you get over in and you don't think about the family, just the work.  Tell jake I say good luck with lacrosse and tell Megan not to like boys.  Yeah that sounds hard to plan lessons all day. We just plan for an hour ha its easy!  You have an Iphone now? 
Well, this week was better than last week. We were looking for new people and stopped visiting alot of investigators. I'll let someone else in the future try to go back because they just lost interest or something. But we have two baptisms so far for September. But this week we want to put more dates. We have that girl who finally got permission this Wednesday. It's the one that her parents told me she can only do it if I baptize her, haha I dont know why they love me so much, Im just me haha. Then we had this partial family who the dad doesnt want anything to do with the Church. But we just were friends with him and he started asking about the Church and he wants us to help him build up his roof or something. Hes a DJ so I always talked to him about my favorite types of music. I think he's starting to get a lot of trust with us. It seems like missionaries here are different. To get someone interested in the Church, you can't talk about the Church right off ya know. You have to get to know them and then they always started asking like what do you believe or whatever then we teach from there. It reminds me a lot of Ammon how he didn't go to the king right away and start talking about God, he was his servant first. Then the king got interested and later converted. Thats how Chile is exactly! I love it, ha people here have gotten mad at us for not visiting them.. Like people who are recently becoming active.
Oh, this week I got really sick. But I just kept working and working and it got worse and worse so I went to this like instacare and it was so funny. So I guess for Chileans its free. Its just like a little checkup place then give you a few pills or tell you to go to the hospital. But because I'm not Chilean I would've had to pay. So I was like yeah I'm good. But then she gave in and let me pass. And all the nurses were like talking in English and kinda flirty a little, haha, but they said because were good kids doing good things she would give me enough pill to finish the treatment. Cause I guess they normally just give a few. It was a blessing and now I feel good. Well with medicine I feel good. I have bronchitis.
That's about it. Our branch is AWESOME. Everybody wants to help. Thats rare in Chile but we take advantage of it. Oh and that family we baptized are talking about the temple. Do you think I could come back for there sealing?? Is it crazy expensive... anyways. That's all about this week.
Hope all is well and keep me updated.
Viva chile :)
Elder Farnworth

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Man I love how we are able to have the priesthood...

Last week was awesome, but this last week wasn't the greatest. We put a date for baptism for this girl who hasn't been able to get permission for 3 months. We just passed by the parents until they gave her permission. I was so happy. Their parents LOVE me. They get mad when I don't go by there house, I dont even know why. But unfortunetly they don't really like the church. I tried a ton helping understand why this is the true church, but they won't stop smoking. But I think the example of their daughter will help them.

Then this week I did splits with another missionary who wanted to go home and kinda helped him out and he told me he wants to stay.  It was like this is the first time he felt like supported by leaders. Then saturday I taught in the stake a capacitation for youth. It was like a mini MTC and Elder Sarmiento and I were teachers. Right after we went to a swap meet and did contacts. I noticed that it has been 3 months since I knocked doors. I started working more with members. But my comp is really, really, really shy with new people. So this week we will be knocking doors so we can be more outgoing. Ha :) Hes funny he's really prideful, so I use my sarcasm (You know how I am) to humble him and we get along haha.


This week I feel the spirit during a blessing super strong. Man I love how we are able to have the priesthood and that God has trusted us with the power of helping people with what weve been blessed with.

Things sound great, Im glad you love teaching. Crazy about Dad. Im going home to a different ward... Sweet ha I want to start recordings. So send me one this week ok :) I sent a short one. But my package isnt here, everyone is the ward knows its my birthday so Ill have a good day this year ha :)
Love you mom  and dad, for everything you've done. I'm working on pics but no promises.

There's a group on facebook from my branch. They put baptism pics up and everything. The branch is called Paipote, in Copaipo.

Transfers are this week, I doubt I'll leave. I dont want to but we will see!
Love you, tell everyone I say hi. Love ya:)
Elder Farnworth

We had a conference with a member of the seventy!! Elder ViƱas

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I love it when the Spirit helps us feel peace

So has Kaleb written you???? Ive been praying for him all week. The first week was the hardest for me, but then it get easy. I hope he is doing all right, I've been telling everyone. Ha 
This week was good, we baptized the of the family of four. The dad already got his interveiw to get the Aronic Priesthood. But Saturday was unreal hectic. I have a solid testimony that satan does everything in his power so that people do not get baptized. I've started telling investigator when we put the date that satan is going to start working with them as he did on saturday, well us and them. 

Here's what happened. First in the morning we played soccer  (4 Goals By the way) But Elder Dutson like broke his foot and he had to baptize a kid at four. So we had to fill up the font for the baptism at four and as we were getting showered the door on the bathroom broke and Elder Sarmiento got locked in the bathroom for like an hour because Chilean door knobs are weird and they dont have an easy way to take them off. After breaking it and getting the font filled, we had a barbeque with members at 1. So we had to run fill the font then get him to the barbeque which was way far away then get him to the baptism. That all went down well because the members helped us out with there cars. So the baptism went well at four it was just a nine year old, but Dutson messed up and the kid got water in his nose and his foot stuck up. So he had to do it again but didn't want to. So after some convincing we got him.
Then we wait till Seven which was the four People getting baptized. A lady from the other missionaries and Our three out of the family of four. So They get there and they didnt bring there shirts and the dress we finally had gotten didnt fit the girl. So we rushed getting shirts and baptismal clothes that fit and we finally got everything together. Then during the baptism, with 7 of us in white, we all just felt a peace. Like finally everything would turn out fine. I love when the spirit helps us feel peace. Then everything went well. They loved it, the dad said he felt like he had taken off a load off his back. Greatest day of my life. They loved it then after we went to there house and they suprised us with dr pepper!!!! It made the perfect end to the perfect day. 

Then sunday night we taught them about preisthood and the temple. They are anxious to go, they want to go before and do baptisms for the dead . It was sweet. I got sick tho but I didnt even really notice til everything was done. But it was amazing, next year if possible I want to come back for there sealing!! 

Elder Golpe is my comps name. He is with me in the soccer pics.  Copiapo is the big city like salt lake. Im in the little city part called Paipote. Like Salt lake county, then draper, like that. Sweet about work how is it? Is it like you thought it would be??

I checked out his blog and everyone looks sadder with him then when I left.... hahahha no, jk but it'll be an awesome experience. I love him I cant wait to see the things he will do and the person he will become. The mission is unreal, how fast some can progress is literally a miracle. Without this I wouldn't be who I need to and definitely would not be able to one day enter in the Kingdom of God. But more importantly help Gods children return to him. I love this work.

Hope all is well and thanks for everything. I love you mom and dad, take care and have a good week. I always think I may miss you now, but we will be together for eternity.
Love u guys,
Elder Farnworth