Bienvenidos a la Mision Chile Santiago Norte! We love the Savior, and are blessed to be part of this great work, to share His gospel, and invite others to come unto Him. We are grateful to have this incredible opportunity to associate with such fine young men and women and other couples who are serving in this wonderful part of the vineyard. We decided to share this mission through a blog, with any who would like to know more.... All of the lessons, talks, training, conferences, and meetings are obviously done totally in Spanish, but for the sake of this writer, the notes are here in English, for speed in typing, and therefore, mixed with a bit of both worlds. We hope all of our missionaries, families, and loved ones can enjoy this blog, in spite of the writing, grammar, language, errors, etc. This will be a miraculous journey, and we invite you to share and enjoy it with us.

Lovingly, con cariño,
Presidente Michael May
Hermana Carol May

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fase 3 missionary thoughts....learning moments!

These are some thoughts from our Missionaries in Phase 3 Training
where we ask them to share some “Relatos de Exito/ Success Stories” or things they are learning since they have now been here 3 changes,or about 4 months.This whole meeting is in Spanish, and the parents of these great missionaries who were North Americans wouldn't believe to hear their sons and daughters speaking so well in such a short time, but the thoughts and comments have been translated here into English for the blog. August 7, 2009

• “We’ve really been working with families. One house the mother was baptized but the others didn’t want to listen, and now all of them are coming into the room for the lessons and they want to be baptized too. The Holy Ghost is touching their hearts so much. ”

• “We went to a home where a man invited inside his home. He said he had been praying for us to come. He is blind, and he told us that he had lots of lessons before, we knew nothing about him, and he said he went to church but couldn’t be baptized because he was living with a woman, but now he is not. He felt like he was ready to learn more and was praying that we would come back. He told us then and there that he wanted to be baptized, and he was ready! It is like a miracle!”

• “When we have a conflict or problem with our companions, we have to be humble to ask our companion for help. This means we need to be teachable and humble. Also, we can’t just ask them to solve our problems, but we need to help THEM find the solutions for themselves. This is like what we do with our investigators. We are just teaching and showing the way to have faith, repent, and make changes in their lives for the better.”

• “We had not had any success getting into homes so we had really been praying for that. That day when we went out, we had lots of people with their front doors actually open! It was really like a miracle. Then the family that we first taught that day told us we were like Angels, and that they felt like Jesus Christ had just entered their home, when we came in. We invited them to church, and when we went by their home on Sunday, to walk them to church, the woman was in a skirt, and the man and his son both had on white shirts and ties, like our missionary ones. It was awesome!”

• “We were not being very effective, and we had been wasting lots of time in our days, not having planned very specifically. We repented, and really planned our days and time better, and the Lord started blessing us even more. We met a woman, and she set her baptism date right that day, and has now gone through so many changes, like no more smoking, leaving alcohol, and these things were hard for her, but she has done it. Obedience is a powerful principle I am learning.”

• “I’m learning we have to give our companions time to talk and share together, even if we think we have the answers. It is a companionship and teamwork as missionaries.”

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