Monday, January 25, 2016

Hey family after 2 weeks haha.
So this week was kind slow..but good. We had zone conference and now its going to be every other transfer so next zone conference i have to give my last i dont want that to come. Then we had the world wide broadcast. It was sweet, it wasnt much new stuff but they explained the stuff so well that it helped me understand at least. They talked about how we can help the peolpe repent and really be converted to Christ and the role of the Holy Ghost. It is basically what we study in the Training book so we had gone over all of it reciently! Then we had some hard days. We had really high goals for contacts and finding people but we kind of failed. We went to a part pretty far from the town (like farm houses) and tried to contact but there was hardly anyone there. We did talk with some cool people though in the week. And one investigator that we were excited to start working with went on vacations and wont come back for like more than a month (typical thing to do during summer here)...
They asked to me speak (they called at like 9 before church that starts at 10) and the sister before me finish with 35 minutes left in the meeting so i thought i had to talk as much time as possible. i spoke for like 20 ish minutes or a little more and they finished the meeting. Later they told me that the counselor was preparing something to say but they thought it was going to be short (the first lady talked for like 8 minutes haha) but i just kept talking so he didnt need to talk ahhaah. i was just busting random stuff out about the atonement. Not that hard to talk about that! We had lunch with the branch president and he kept joking and teasing me that he was going to watch the cardinals game and i wasnt haha. We taught a lesson and at the end the investigator gave us a referral of his friend that just had a stomach operation so thats pretty chill i guess. Haha the 2 branchs here that meet together (Batuco and Valle Grande) and going to be seperated soon and we are going to be left with like 40 members or less in Batuco but its all good! We will just work hard to grow! Love you guys, its awesome being here in the mission. all of you preparing, prepare more. and if you arent sure, pray about it and get a strong testimony then just do it. Love this church and my Savior.
Elder Farnsworth

Monday, January 11, 2016

haha so thats some news but all good, one more week i have to be called Elder Farnsworth and have the authority to preach the gospel in CHILITO LINDO, 
This week was pretty legit. We started it off with a fat exchange with my dude Elder Clarin! You guys remember him? from safford? you met him in the airport. Hes my zone leader and that was legit. We had a ton of lessons and he teaches so well. After that we had district class on wednesday like always and a pretty slow day back with Elder Halter. Hah..right when we have a good day elder halter isnt there to enjoy it. But sometimes its good to suffer in the sun a little, you learn patience. We need to find more people but we have some pretty cool people we are sharing with. We had like 6 investigators commited to go to church and none came...but thats how it goes sometimes! We found one that we were teaching sunday afternoon after a whole week without seeing him (he was in santiago with a friend) and had a great lesson and he choose his own baptismal date because he actually wants to get baptised. 
With Elder Clarine we taught this older lady and we got like 3 minutes into the Restauration when we figured out she had memory problems...haha we kind of gave up because she couldnt understand anything and then she told us 4 times that she likes to drink a cup of tea every morning with exactly 3 wafer cookies. haha it was sad but kinda funny not gonna lie. A recient convert who is 14 wanted to go visit people with us so we went to a lesson with another kid but he wasnt there. Normally, a younger kid doesnt help much in lessons so i was hesistant to go to an adult with him, but i decided it would be cool for him so we went and the convert ended up helping us a ton with scriptures he learned in seminary!! Haha i forgot that Joseph Smith was also 14 when he had a vision that changed the world. So that was legit. Wow i dont know what else but it just seems like a fun week! Love you all and hope you are helping and praying for the missionaries in your own ward.
Elder Farnsworth

We made pizza shout out to mom for teaching me and using my legit star wars socks!

Monday, January 4, 2016

So my comp is Elder Halter hes from Clinton Utah (Ogden area). Hes legit! He likes to run and lift weights and he was working before his mission. He just turned 20 and graduated in 2014 with me! Hes super excited to work and learn everything and its gonna be a great change. I only have 1 pic with him haha but i think the office sent you guys a pic?? 
So this week was really hard because of new years and my companion got here tuesday night and we had to go to santiago for a meeting. There were problems but it was a good week and my companion was able to have his first lessons and invite a few people to baptism and learn a lot. He gets stressed because he wants to know everything but thats good, we just have to control the stress. We had a long day (while fasting) and we contacted someone and then we went around the corner to write the info down and check the next plan. Someone came up and said they met with the missionaries before and they want to listen to us again and start going to church and change his life. It was really cool and it was fun to see how excite my comp was because it was the first time he has seen something like that. Then on sunday, we were on the stand waiting to share our testimonies and a family came it. The branch counselor asked me quietly if they were our investigators and i said no. Turns out they are a part member family that wants to come to church now and there are like 4 people that arent baptised!! We have been praying every day and minute haha to have a baptism this change and I believe we will. Pray works, fasting works better and the spirit really guides us! I love the mission and Batuco and Elder Halter haha. Love you guys!
Elder Farnsworth
Random pic that elder williams got off before the APs yelled at us for taking a picture haha long story!