Tuesday, September 29, 2015


So transfers are next week mom we still dont know! But we went to the temple today and it was pretty nice to go and get out of the hectic world for awhile. Congrats Cooper for being ordained!! Love you man! And atta boy Brent haha thats a good return missionary! (Brent, Elder Espejo de tu primero barrio te manda saludos!)
Wow thats so cool that people that arent even part of our church pray for me and are worried. Sometimes the mission is hard but moments like this make everything worth it. So this week an investigator went to church for the second time and is progressing towards her baptism. They only thing is that she needs to get married and its going to be a little complicated (but at least she wants too). They is someone that has a lot of economic problems and they are really struggling. Some members met this investigator like one time, heard about their problems and immediately found what they could do to help. One sister gave us a bunch of food to drop off with this family, and another sister has a lot more plans to help. It was so awesome to see these people help someone they barely met. There are truly good people in this world, both the people that gave and the family that received because they never once asked for anything, they never begged or even implied that they wanted help. They sincerely just wanted to join Christ´s true church. I love this church. I love these people (the chileans, the peruvians, the haitians, the colombians and ALLL the foreigners that are in this huge city haha) and I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that i am doing the best thing i could be doing and i hope that all of you can be guided by the Spirit to do the best you can. Love you all!
Elder Farnsworth

It rained a ton one day and we got soaked through even with rain jackets but a Sister helped us with her heater and hair dryer!!

Random selfie with Elder Paredes outside the Temple!

Monday, September 21, 2015


Singing the Chilean songs
I WAS IN THE 8TH BIGGEST EARTHQUAKE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD! AND IT WAS CRAZY! Haha so whats up fammmm! This week has been so crazy, all started with a mission wide conference and the earthquake. We had the conference wednesday morning with the whole mission and that never happens. Elder Viñas (area conselor/  of the 70) was there and it was awesome. Then during lunch some youth from a couple stakes came and danced the cueca which is the national chilean dance. The Hermana Videla (presidents wife) has been telling us that we need emergency backpacks and that day she talked about them again! Then we went home and we were going to the church to teach a lady who is really awesome but cant have us in her house for some problems with her landlord and we were opening the door with the key and it starts to shake. It felt like just a strong quake which happens a lot (like 4 or 5 on the ricter scale) but it went really long and we filmed it! We shut the church, go look for the lady that was coming to meet with us and found a member in the street. She looked on her phone and said that it was a real earthquake and it was 8.4 on the ricter scale!!!! then the best pàrt, we went back to the church and taught the lesson haha! there were a ton of after shocks (there still are, there was one 10 minutes ago) and we had a really great lesson with her and she wants to get baptised next month!
Then the next few days we had Chile´s nation holiday (like 4th of july) and we were eating so many BBQs and stuff haha. It is slow for the missionaries but still kinda fun. And we just were able to teach some haitians (we were all foreigners haha) and spend time with the members. In the party at the church, we sang some cuecas (chilean songs that they dance too) and it was rediculous but really fun! Our ward mission leader Hermano Normabuena plays guitar really well! It was fun. Then Sunday we were able to have a lesson with the little kid of a family of member but the kid isnt baptised so he will be baptised soon! 
I love you guys, dont worry, we are all good with the earthquake. the lights were cut for one night and the gas for a day but nothing happened. we live on the fifth floor and we feel the after shocks all the time but all is well! 
Elder Farnsworth

Sorry mom ill try to send more pics.....

after the earthquake...the refrigerator moved from the wall!

No lights after the earthquake!

         A picture with part of the zone on Cerro Renca a hill close. We hiked it this morning

Friday, September 18, 2015

He Survived the Earthquake!

I was just friended on Facebook by someone in Chile telling us that Curt is doing great after the earthquake!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hola fammmm!! 
Mom just so you know, we eat with different people here in the ward every day its legit they always have food for us! Its a good ward! Wow crazy that football is back again...ugh ive been here for too long everything is begining to repeat! Doesnt feel like a whole year. And we just passed september 11th again which is a dangerous day here but nothing happened this year cause the sector is a lot safer. And we are about to have 18 de Septiembre again which is like their 4th of July. And no i dont know an elder Lewis sorry..
This week, we had a service project. I think it was world wide service day? but every ward was supposed to find a service for the community and we went with our ward to a school that had shut down but now it is opening again. There was a lot of trash and leaves and plants and stuff that we cleaned out there. It was fun to help the ward and see how grateful the owner was. And it was nice to be in normal clothes working a little and sweating haha. 
Sunday we were sitting in church and it had just started (i was sitting in the front to pass the sacrament) and the ward secretary comes and taps me on the knee and tells me to come outside with him. An investigator (well a lady that we talked with in the street like a month ago) had arrived alone and i told her about the sacrament and that we had to help with that but that we were going to sit her with a family. Right as i say that, an Hermana comes out to go to the bathroom and says ``You can sit with me!`` so it was like perfect. Nobody else was there for Gospel Principles and the teacher didnt even come so we just taught her the first lesson there with our ward mission leader. She really wants to join the church but she rents from a lady that is like catholic or something and she wont let us in her house. So we are going to teach her in the church with her husband! It was awesome! 
The mission is going by fast, im enjoying myself and trying to work the hardest i can. We bought chilean tops and im learning how to do it! i have videos but they are too big to send. Love you guys a ton! 
Elder Farnsworth

This is how Elder Simmons reads..... and a pic of the service! 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hola familia!
So the famous BYU pass haha ya Elder Simmons went to the same school as Tanner Mangum! But thats interesting that hes playing now! Wow mom what the heck..i already have to think about rooming in school? wow...but i still have time! And we got the package!! thanks so much it was awesome and especially for Elder Simmons who needed his glasses so badly. And thanks for the socks those are actually gonna come in handy! the brown sugar is gonna be awesome to make cookies or something! Love you all! 
So this week, we kinda figured out how to work with 3 people and 2 sectors! We had more success and found even more people! We are really stoked and hoping that at least one of these people that we find will get baptised in the next month or so. And it was something so small and everything but still a huge blessing, but we were eating lunch yesterday (oh ya Pday was changed to tuesday this week cause we had interviews with President with the whole Zone) and the family was less active right before i got to this ward. They are going to church a ton now and the Sister asked us yesterday when we are going to teach her son because he wants to be baptised! Hes 10 and he always goes to church but we were told that he was already baptised. 
This week if learned a lot of things. New doctrine, new attributes, and new experiences. Im understanding the importance of knowledge and also patience. Our mission has a slogan thing and its Suffer with Patience. Its really important for us to learn how to be more like Christ in every way. 
Love you all! 
Elder Farnsworth

Elder Paredes turned 25 this week so random pic with the pie.