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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mission President institutes new Mission Rule

President May, after learning of the state of the missionaries within the Chile Santiago North Mission, and hearing of the extreme concern and worry from parents regarding their missionaries, implemented a new "Earthquake Clause." Parents had been calling, writing email, sending texts, calling SLC, and were extremely concerned for each of their sons/daughters in the mission. They wanted to send their love, "tell em we love em, please" and that they were praying and fasting for the missionaries all over Chile. Read on to hear of clause and see fotos below:

We went to visit each zone, in all of their sectors/zones and when we arrived to visit, President May told each zone that he has created a new Earthquake Clause/Rule that will be in his mission President manual for future reference. It is the following:
"Hugs are allowed, just today, not only the Chilean handshake and hug from President May, but also from Hermana May, passing on love and un abrazo fuerte, just this one time, to convey and pass along the love from ALL of their parents, mothers, fathers, aunts, Bishops, Stake Presidents, friends, ward members, etc, who are ALL wanting to send their love and concern." We were ALL overjoyed, as we need the therapuetic chance to express love, hug, share tears, smiles, and the missionaries told us that they felt like they really were receiving hugs and love from home. This type of "group therapy" might not have been taught to us as President and wife in the MTC, or even thought might ever be necessary, but in cases of 8.8 earthquakes, it is just what the doctor ordered. After tears, smiles, hugs and expressions of love, we all felt better, and know that the source of love originates with Jesus Christ. Next posting will describe what the missionaries expressed as they described what they were learning/feeling in this experience.


  1. Thank-you Hermana May for posting the pictures. That makes us so happy! And thank-you President and Hermana May for sending hugs to our son! We love and pray for you all!
    Darren and Lana Barney
    (Elder Jordan Barney's parents)

  2. The Eldredge FamilyMarch 5, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Thank you so much for keeping us well updated on this blog. It's so nice to hear the important details, like having water/power, things that everyone there in the mission might already know but we would have no idea. So, we appreciate that. Especially loved the pictures and seeing all the smiling faces--even with the fallen tiles and bent metal in the background! Thank you! Memorable times I am sure. I loved the "group therapy" idea, it sounds like it was much needed. My only request would be to add one more Mission Clause to extend the time that the missionaries can e-mail their families at home, especially after such a traumatic event. There is not enough time for our missionaries to read their family e-mails and to write us back as it is. Prayers to the people of Chile and to our wonderful missionaries,
    Stephanie Eldredge