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

What blessings and miracles we have observed

As we went around to each zone, to hug and love these great missionaries, we saw and heard their hearts full of faith. As you can imagine, the circumstances are so varied. Some zones still don't have lights, some just received water to their apartments (they all have water to drink), some are trying to wash clothes, others hadn't had showers in 2-3 days, since their water was on, then off, then off. Some wanted to shave, others to wash their hair....quite a bit like being at YW camp, or Boy scout camp for the week. But they are smiling. We noticed dirty rings around their collars and cuffs on their wrinkled white shirts, but they still looked so honorable and worthy to be servants of Jesus Christ that it brought me to tears. We KNOW He would be so honored and please to call them, "his friends." I saw dirty, dusty shoes, and it again pleased me to think that they are all earning their reward in the Lord's eyes, as they are literally 'walking in the Lord's footsteps here,' like Mos 15:14-18, 3Ne 20:40 or DyC 128:19 states, "how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring the good news/GOSPEL....." These wonderful feet are carrying the Savior's best missionaries to the chosen and those prepared to follow Him. Here are some of the comments the missionaries shared with us, they are learning:

"How important to have our house built upon the Rock, not sand."
"I felt the Love of God for us"
"I noticed that the material things are NOT the most important, valuable things."
"We need to depend of God"
"I felt the love of my family"
"God loves ALL of His children"
"Urgency of God to bring us all to Salvation"
"Members showed us so much love, we felt it strongly"
"How much more I needed to be prepared."
"Follow the Holy Ghost"
"Listen to the prophet when he tells us to be prepared in all things."
"How Powerful God is and we are nothing without him"
"When it is so dark and hopeless, it always is better when we look to the LIGHT, who is Jesus Christ."
"Prayer is valuable and powerful"
"My prayers helped me feel the Holy Ghost's influence and guidance."
"When we were in line for water with many people, I thought they need Jesus Christ in
their lives, who is the living waters."
"How often he reminds us to repent, but we have to do it now, and not procrastinate."
"He humbles us to help us be saved. We need to be clean to do that."
"Scriptures say he will 'punish us' but spanish, Castigar, comes from Chastity
and that means purify, so he will purify, test us so we can be saved and sanctified."
"dark times made me want to look for the morning."
"All people here suffered this earthquake. The LOrd is no respector of persons, rich, poor, member, no member"
"He wants us to be more urgent and valiant to share our testimonies."
"Follow our leaders, in the mission too, when they told us have emergency funds and food, 3 months ago, we needed to listen AND OBEY!"

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