Monday, December 28, 2015

Hey family!!
Well it was a good christmas! We werent able to do much this week with the transfers and christmas and everything but it was still fun. My comp left (but really close and ill see him every week) and im going to train! I dont know who it is but ill meet him tomorrow. Right now im with another elder thats going to train and im in Santiago for the day because we have to pick up the new missionaries tomorrow. But it was so good to talk with you guys! Finally you were all together to do a good skype and not like a conference call haha. thanks for being the best! Wow now its new years and brent gets married..the last time i saw him he was just a kid now hes a man hahaha that was 2 and a half years
So i already talked with you guys and there isnt much else to share but i want to invite all the kids that read this to get ready for your mission now. And if you arent sure, strenghthen your relationship with God and ask Him if you should go. It has changed me. Im glad im not the same person that i was before. Ive learned, and i will keep learning, and the mission isnt the end, just the beginning. Im excited for these new changes and to continue with my sector and i hope all of you can appreciate all the things you have in your life and share with others. Love you all!
Elder Farnsworth
                          The kids of the family that invited us to dinner on Christmas Eve
                                                                       A random chair

Monday, December 21, 2015

Feliz Navidad!!

Hey guys feliz navidad!!
Star wars pics look sweet haha good to see the cousins!! Hardly recognize them! 
So we have Skype this week and im stoked haha. and we´ll have the christmas conference with the whole mission so it should be awesome. This week was pretty fun. It was interesting because we had lessons with almost all new investigators. We have like 20 new investigators from the last 2 weeks we just need to keep up with them now! We taught a lady that wanted to go to church but she wanted us to pick her up so we went in the morning. But the sisters had a baptism so we opened the church for the brother who was going to prepared the sacrament with his son (hes from utah and hes really cool!) and started the water in the font. We left and passed by an investigators house (he went last week to church) and he wasnt there so we left a note and went to pick up the lady. She was kind of ready but we were already late ish and far. Luckily a Brother passed us in the street and picked her up in his car. We started to walk fast and another Brother picked us up haha it worked out all well. Then i told my comp that we were going to check the font after the first talk and right as we go to look, another investigator comes in the door! It was perfect timing and i know we were prompted to walk out right then! Then at the end of Sacrament meeting, the investigator that wasnt there in the morning saw our note and came to church for the 2nd and 3rd hour and stayed for the baptism!! Hes legit. It was an awesome baptismal service and then we had lunch with president Christensen from AZ haha lunch with two gringos in one weekend! We had a few lessons in the afternoon and finished the week. It was a really good week and we had interviews with president and he asked me about my weight (i think cause my suit looks a little big now...) and he told me i should buy a new one before i go home because they are really cheap in santiago haha it was weird but funny. He´s the man Presidente Videla. Cant wait to see you guys and talk!! Love you all, rememberr what christmas really means and make room for christ, serving others and making new goals and plans!
Elder Farnsworth


Monday, December 14, 2015

People Falling from Heaven!

Hey famm!
Wow christmas is already here basically. And yes unfortunately i have officially less than 6 months..we will have a christmas conference with the whole mission the 22nd i think. Elder Williams already came back like 2 months ago ive seen him a few times!! its gonna be so fun to see all my friends. Wow these crazy mormons are all getting married so fast haha. 
This week, we now have a renewed focus in investigators and we arent even counting less active lessons and recent converts (we should still visit them but not as much) and a lot of missionaries are complaining but i liked the changes. We worked really hard to find new investigators because the people we have arent in their house that much. And we found 9 new people and one of them went to church with us and is really prepared!! Hes sweet, he just got here from Peru and hes a little older than we are. Thats the best part of Batuco, there are a lot of young people! and young families! Wow the first days were so hard cause we were just in the street all day contacting and looking for people on the lists and everything, but the people just started falling from heaven haha. One day, we were looking for a house and we went to the wrong street and stoped to look for the address. A kid comes down the street and seems really nice and i ask him how his day went and he shakes my hand and we start to talk. Then we ask him if we can go to his house and he lived right there so we taught him. Another day, a lesson fell through and we didnt have out bikes (because my wheel was messed up) and so we didnt know where to go. We start walking and a guy is outside his house. I heard (Hola Elder) so i thought he knew us and i contacted him immediately. He had never talked with missionaries but my comp recognized his shirt as a colombian soccer team and they started talking about colombia (they are both from colombia) and we started teaching him and his wife. We literally saw the hand of the Lord in our week. I love the promises and miracles that we have. I know this is the Lord´s work and we are just doing what we can and he does the rest. The Sister missionaries in our branch are taking out the trash so we should see some progress in this branch!  
We also had a Sector attack in a little town where some sisters are struggling (or were struggling) to find people. Their sector is like 5 towns but Presidente Videla asked them to focus in just one town without members basically. So the whole zone went and we contacted and now they have 50 references to look for! haha those sisters are legit, they have nothing and they are still doing really well. The zone is really good. Love you guys, make room for Christ in your lives in this month and your whole life. It will change your life.
Elder Farnsworth


Monday, December 7, 2015

That sounds like a sweet activity! Invite everyone! haha activities are such a great way for people to learn a little more about the church in a normal way. I know, whats up with Brent getting married? doesnt seem right haha just kidding love you Brenty. Dont know about Skype, but im almost certain we only have 40 minutes now. But the good thing is that Alli and Katie will be home so it will be easier!
So this week is really short haha cause we just wrote on Wednesday...but a few fun things we did were go to a water hole thing called La Laguna but it was pretty ugly..supposedly there are carp there so maybe i can go fish haha! And we contacted the farm houses over there and we talked with someone the first day and they told us to come back the next morning. We return and a kid was there and he said they were doing the chores and we said we can help. He said ´´hold on´´ and went to ask his cousin if they needed help. He came back and said they were going to wash the rugs. So we helped them with that and it was pretty fun haha they arent really religious but we sat down and talked with them more and they said they want to change some things that they are doing. And another day we went to the limit of our sector (with the Panamericana, the highway that goes through like all of south america) and contacted there. We found some pretty cool people too!
Yesterday we were just starting the sacrament meeting and there is a brother with epilepsy. He went up on the stand and was talking with the second counselor and i didnt pay much attention. The second counselor grabbed him and was basically carrying him out of the room. We opened the door and followed them and gave him a blessing immediatly. We was having an attack like a seizure but after the blessing he was totally fine. It was amazing to see the priesthood work to bless other people. Im so grateful for the second couselor that was ready and knew what to do. It makes me grateful to have the Lord´s priesthood. I love my Savior and all of you. Thanks for the prayers!
Elder Farnsworth


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wow pretty trunky with the thanksgiving pics hahaa good to see the family and the house and hear some fun stories. I dont really remember what we did Thursday, nothing special...even though there are two gringos that live here they dont celebrate anymore. So you are probably wondering why I havent written until today. I dont know either haha. We had a conference on Tuesday with a Seventy (Elder Krasnoselsky) so they changed P day to wednesday for some reason i dont know but its all good!! Haha. This week was pretty good, we went far into the fields and outside of the town to go talk to people and we didnt find a ton but there are people! We need more people to teach because we always have a bunch of lessons with less actives that are going to come back to church soon. We are trying to find more investigators to see who progresses. The problem is that here, people arent home a lot when they think they are going to be there.
We learned in the Conference that we need to purify ourselves and they we can work better with the members and double our success. We are in a District and not a Stake, and they are talking a lot about how close it is to being a stake. So we really need to pick it up and we can have another stake here in Chile! That would mean that this mission wouldnt have a district. We had a meeting in Santiago one day and i had to meet up with some other elders to go there while my companion was in our sector with another missionary. We ended and we were going back to our town to meet up with them but then we found out they were in the town of the other missionary so then we had to go there and i came back with my companion..i was in the bus the whole day basically hahah it was awful but oh well. I dont really know what else happened, but its pretty cool this place. Im gonna come back in shape with all the biking and service we do. And its hot so im good haha but we eat a lot of fried food cause my comp is colombian and likes to good and eat well haha! Love you guys, love the mission, and i love my Lord. Check out the new video for Christmas!! Think its called A Savior is Born! 
Elder Farnsworth