Sunday, October 27, 2013

Im Staying!

IM STAYIN! I'll be with Elder Golpe for one more transfer. And I am still in Paipote. I guess there is someone who needs me here. It'll be good to stay here one more transfer!

Sounds like you had fun in St. George. How come Jordan didn't go? Isn't Brandon home from his mission now? It's better with more kids haha 

This week was good. We haven’t had water for the last four days. The office said they would pay it automatically but haven’t been doing it.. So we haven’t paid the bills in 3 months. But we are working to get it fixed.

We found people this week. We found these two girls Valeska and Dyan who are awesome and want to know more about the church. And then we found this other family who’s interested but mostly their daughter Javiera and her friend Camila. They all want to know if what Joseph Smith saw is true and stuff. They’re all really cool. They’re awesome people.

Our district is killing it. We got people to church and have a ton of potentials. We just need to get them baptized, Ha but we really have the best district I’ve seen in my entire mission. Hard workers!! The mom of the family we baptized just got a calling. And the girl we baptized gave a talk yesterday. It went well! She’s awesome. Then this lady Claudia who, before I met her didn’t want anything to do with the church but I baptized, is taking the classes to get ready to go to the temple to do baptisms. I don’t think the family is ready yet/ They want to wait. 

I’m not sure what else to say. I’m still loving it, we just have a lot of work to get the branch to become a ward!! But were going to get it!!

I love you guys and appreciate you all! I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you!! Keep me updated CHAU!!

Elder Farnworth

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I'm Glad I Came On A Mission!

This week is transfers so we will see what happens... I love this sector and the people.

The president's a good guy. I like him he's really humble. He has really good vision just the rules with baptism are changed so yeah its just different but its a good change, He's going to make a mission better than it was and really build up the church. 

I really do sound Latin? Looks like you had a fun week. The pics look awesome and a get away sounds awesome to St George.. This week was weird Its like I missed you guys more. 

But this week was awesome. We had a bunch of testimony building experiences. The first was this lady stopped smoking and has been going to church a while. And we stopped talking to her about cigarettes because it didn't seem like it was a problem. But during the lesson I felt like we should ask her, But thought naahhh she's fine. We did the last prayer and were about to leave and I felt it again. And she was like how did you know? And I was like know what. And she said did my son tell you? And I was like no why? She told us that the day before she had fallen and that she felt really bad. But we were able to tell her like don't give up! Repent and keep moving forward. 

That's the first one then the second we have kinda been working with this family who live together. The husband isn't a member but has been to church with his girlfriend a bunch. But they don't want to get married. Anyway they called and asked if we could go to the hospital to give a blessing. I was like for sure so we went at a time when we normally have time and we gave him a blessing. He was way drugged up because the pain was so bad. And it still was hurting with all the drugs. We gave him the blessing and his girlfriend called the next day and said you'll never believe what happened! He woke up and the pain was basically gone. And his mom is catholic and even said we were so blessed from the blessing. It was sweet. 

The third was I was helping out with the relief society activity like getting everything coordinated. (Missionaries do a lot here ha) But the president had said a pray in the morning, She shared this in her testimony. But she said a prayer in the morning saying like I feel alone I need help. And the sisters of the ward called me and said hey can you call the pres and ask if she needs help. So I called her and it was like a huge answer to her prayers and everything turned out fine. It was a sweet week! We challenged a bunch of people to baptism. They all said yes when they get there answer. But none of them went to church.. Was a bummer but they are all cool people and we've got a good pool. The cool thing is they are all really like faithfully people, really accepting. 

So we just have to keep working. I love this mission and know we are being extremely blessed. I'm glad I came ha :) Love you guys keep me updated on life in the US!! Chile is awesome, Sandy but awesome. Wouldn't change this for the world :) 

Here's some pics!!

The streets here and the trees pics is right outside our house.

This is our mamita!

This is one of the missionaries I live with
Our house is on the left

Happy Birthday to ME!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

This Week Was Sick!

This week I sent a bunch of questions for Zac to answer (he isn't too descriptive sometimes)

OK Mom, here's your answers.

Did you get a new companion?  Please let me know if you do have a new one and where he is from.
1. Nope. Still with the same one from Argentina.

Do you know your release date yet?
2. Mom I still have a ton of time left. I don't know it and don't really want to haha

Are you still in the same district as Tanner Mangum?  Are you still District Leader?
3. Yeah I am this week we did splits actually he's a cool kid. Hes a stud for how much time he has. And yeah I am district leader. 

Did you know that Capiapo is where 33 miners were trapped and it was all over the news?  (Found that out when looking for pics)
4. Yeah I was about to tell you this week, We want to go to the mine soon. Were planning it out!! If we can..

Is stuff expensive where you are?  We would like some little stuff from Chile for Christmas, so get on that soonJ (Please)
5. Its kinda expensive. But I will get you guys stuff. I'm working on buying us all Chile futbol jerseys.. But the guys taking forever!!

So do you want me to buy you a camera for Christmas or can you buy one there?
6. I fixed it :) It was my memory card. It was too big.

Did you get your shoes fixed?
7. Yeah I got them fixed, They are fine now!!

Do you know a sister who got bit by a dog?  I read her blog
8. I don't know her. What's her name.. I'll take pics promise!! tons!!

We thought a lot about you guys while watching Conference. Wasn’t it amazing?  
My favorite was probably David Bednar's. Or a seventies who talked about eternal consequences when his family went on a trip instead of church. They were amazing this year I loved them. 

This week was sick. We found this couple who lives together but is getting married the 16th. We met her at a less actives house. And she was like hitting on me hard core and then said I want you guys to come by and we were like uhhh yeah. Like thinking she was a snake. Or someone flirty ya know. But we never found her house but we saw her in the street and we went and she like stopped being like flirty and not serious and before we even taught her she said I want to get baptized and be more mature and keep the commandments. And also she wants her husband to get baptized too with her. 

But we thought oh it'll be tough because shes not married because its hard in Chile to get married quick. But then we went back and they invited us to her wedding. We were like GREAT we will get you all ready. They're awesome.  They're already planning it all out and we've had one lesson!!! 

Then this other family we talked to the mom (It was a reference) and she said she would be baptized when she gets her answer. Then we met this OTHER lady who said she would too but she lives together with someone. But she was awesome. And she said she never wanted to get married and we started talking about the law of chastity and eternal marriage. We found out its because she's insecure, But she said if she felt secure about her marriage and her husband was willing to work on like an eternal marriage she would do it. And started asking about how we baptize and if it's ok if she had been baptized by the catholic church when she was young and stuff. It was a blessing. We put a crazy high goal And we've seen the Lord helping us to achieve it. 

Then conference just topped it all off. Wow, The spirit was so strong all the talks were so bold and perfect for missionary work. So many about the work too, We need to keep working strong. I'm glad to be a missionary in these times. The family we baptized went and liked it a lot they want to see other talks from the prophet and stuff. It was cool to see there whole family there. It was a sick Sunday :) 

Thanks for the updated hope work is well know I pray for you all constantly. 

Love You :)

Elder Farnworth

The famly Elder Farnworth baptized that he wants to go back and go through the Temple with

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Our church got robbed, they took the TV and DVD player...

My birthday was awesome. Remember how I told you we have been working with members, and because of that they all love us. So like 5 people gave us cakes. I gained a ton of weight pretty sure and my fridge is full of cakes. Ha it was an awesome week, but I still haven't gotten my package. But it is in the office, so it will get sent don't worry. The office should bring it down here soon, not sure when but soon. 

In my next package I need contacts. 'Im out and will probably have to buy some here... even though they are sticking expensive.. forty bucks!! But I have to do it I only have one in my eye right now... haha im having a rough time reading this. 

So wait you're changing all the rooms now? I dont understand? I dont want to sleep on a little bed.. Ive been using a twin for almost a year in a half and I dont fit!! Haha we will just move it back down. Yeah I heard BYU kind of has been sucking. One of these years they will be good and Jordan can be happy.  Im sure its cool and different to just having two kids at home.  How is kaleb has he written you?  I heard the recording you sent of him speaking Swedish,  his language sounds cooler than spanish not gonna lie. 

Its going allright. It's good, we just are struggling finding. But this week finally things are starting to pick up. We got some references so we will see. My comp is cool but sometimes he has his moments. Buts so far I can't complain cause he wants to work. But the family we baptized and everyone are staying strong so things are good. Looks like they're going to have callings soon. They're awesome. you still havent answered about if we are going to come back.. I'll take it as a no? Ha, but this week we found a ton of people that wanted to fight with us. Telling us our religion was crappy, that we didn't need anything else but the bible and all this stuff. But every time I showed them verses talking about it, saying why it was necessary. Then we invited them to pray, but we felt attacked. It was weird and has happened more in this week than my entire mission. But I felt bad because they would ingnore me and just talk to my comp. And he is new so he didnt know how to react or respond. They just tore him apart. It was sad but I helped him feel better. Then we found a family who wants us to eat lunch with them. So we should get some good lessons in the week. Just have to keep moving forward. That's about it, I can't thing of anything else we did. We have a ward activity like a dessert festival and I made smoothies. They were good. It was fun but we were there for a bit then left. Oh and our church got robbed. They took the TV and DVD player. They broke through the roof it was nuts. Chilean's are like that, everyone steals. Well thats about it. 

My camera basically is broke, but I can get the memory card to work. But the other one works, so I'll switch my stuff over and use the other one to start sending you pics... Im sorry. Send me pics of the new room. Tell everyone I love them!! Love you guys!!

Thanks for everything mom and dad, appreciate it :) Love U
Elder Farnworth