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

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Latest comments from our Newest Missionaries!

Fase 1 Training/ New Missionary Comments
These are some of the great thoughts our missionaries share as they relate the
experiences of success they are having in the mission, what they are learning and how
they love the people in Chile. We always are inspired by their great faith and bubbly enthusiasm for this wonderful work....

• “This is like living a dream. We teach and we get right to the hearts of the people. They need our help; many are sad. We ask them if we can sing them a song, right where we are, and then after that, they want us to come and teach them. They begin to want to change, make commitments and come to church. Wow.”
• “We are opening a new area that hasn’t had missionaries for a while. We rec’d so many referencias, because they were waiting for missionaries again. We didn’t know people in the branch, but people started giving us names, wanted to help and gave us lots of ideas, followed by 4 more people, 2 families and then getting them to church was a great start.”
• “Speaking Spanish and now English here today is still hard for me!”
• “Our very first day we met 8 new investigators, and we were so excited. The next day, total opposite. We decided to fast and taught more. We felt the spirit more and we see the people want us to come back, they want to go to church and return to live with God.”
• “We are way out in Curacavi (1.5 hr west of Santiago)Brand new area, and starting over since there were no missionaries there for a while. It is humbling to see the people who the Lord has put in our path. They are being prepared and we have to remember the Lord knows who and where they are. We met a great family.”
• “We remember learning in the MTC, that if something falls through, and they don’t keep their appt., sometimes right after the Lord blesses us with another ‘little miracle,’ that we see his hand, right after, helping us to find someone else He knew was right there. I feel like I see a light of Christ right in them.”
• “We went to a new area to open it. There are members who are recent converts and getting to see their newest is incredibly new for me, growing up and living in Nevada with a strong ward and background. I’m excited to see how they love the gospel.”
• “We have 2 investigators in the same house. However, it is obvious to see the one more prepared that the other; he wants to read more, devouring the pamphlet we gave him and hungry for the Book of Mormon. He told us he wanted to live the Word of Wisdom, so he started doing it himself, cutting out tea. What a miracle.”
• “Put into practice what we are learning and did learn in the CCM/MTC. Now a woman we are teaching wants to go to church. We rec’d many referrals from the Funeral that was held in the Colina chapel. People respected and honored this man, and then were impressed by the church setting of the funeral and lots of members and others sharing and teaching those who came, to learn about the church.”
• “We had a baptism. This young teenager was into satanic things, now his whole heart and countenance has changed. It’s incredible. Another woman we are teaching is so ready to be baptized. She is very prepared, felt the spirit so strongly, hasn’t ever smoked, had drinking problem, café’ etc. We took one of our recent converts to go help us teach this woman, and her strong, new testimony was so powerful. We are grateful for the members’ help.”
• “I love our sector. We have people who are really supportive and I love my companion. He is bacan. We are making lots of contacts and they want us to come back.”

1 comment:

  1. We love following your blog! Our son has been called to the Chile Santiago North Mission and has been in the MTC for 4.5 weeks now. He will be coming to your mission approximately Sept. 14th. It will be fun to keep updated through your blog. Keep it up! Love, Elder Gates' Mom.