Monday, July 10, 2017

Week #86

Week 13 in La Pampa!


We had a good week!!! Lots of super cool people that we found this past week! It was a total of 18 people all of which have alot of potential!!! My comp and I have been trying this new thing for finding people. We first start of with a prayer, then we write down about 10 different street blocks in our sector and we then compare with each other and see if we have any that are the same. The ones that are the same, we go and knock every door on that block. We usually do this in the morning since its super slow and not a whole lot of people are in the streets and stuff. So one day we did this last week and after knocking about amost all the doors on two blocks we found this guy named Brayan. He´s super cool and should be getting baptized this month after he gets back from Bolivia!!!!

Other than that each day is quite fun. Elder Wheelwright is a super fun and we get along very well. This week should be quite interesting and hopefully we start to see more success the coming weeks! Take care!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar

"We are children of Almighty God. He is our Father, He loves us, and He has a plan for us. We are not here in this life just to waste our time, grow old, and die. God wants us to grow and achieve our potential. In the words of President Thomas S. Monson: “Each of you, single or married, regardless of age, has the opportunity to learn and to grow. Expand your knowledge, both intellectual and spiritual, to the full stature of your divine potential” 

—Carlos A. Godoy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Week # 85

Week 12 in La Pampa!!! Happy 4th of July!!!

Well, another week has come and gone. Last week was pretty good! Ends up that my district and I will be staying the same again for the next 6 weeks!!! Yep, my comp. and I will have another transfer together! We´re pretty excited about since we get along pretty well together and we both have been wanting to stay to see some people that we have get baptized this month!!!! We are expecting at least 5 baptisms for this month! I know its possible it just requires faith and obedience. Some of the hardest things to maintain but are the keys to success in missionary work! Something that this past week I´ve gained a stronger testimony of and desire to increase. I know the Lord is leading this work and that through faithful obedience to his commandments, he can work through me to proclaim the restored gospel of faith, repentance, and baptism to all people!! A humbling task that not many have the opportunity of doing. I´m grateful for this and  the support of everyone else!!! Hope you all have a great week and enjoy your BBQs!!! 

Con Mucho Amor,

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"Faith as a principle of power comes from a consistent pattern of obedient behavior and attitudes. Personal righteousness is a choice. Faith is a gift from God, and one possessed of it can receive enormous spiritual power."
—Kevin W. Pearson

Their 4th of July BBQ!

The Grill Master!!!

Week #84

Week 11 in La Pampa!!!!


This past week was a quick one! The week just flew and I dont have much to say for this week!!! Things are going good here!!!! We had a baptism in the district!!! A blessing really! What happened is that a inactive member returned back to the church and her church records didnt exist so she had to get re-baptized!!!!!! It was probably one of the shortest baptismal interviews I´ve given in my mission!!!! Everyone is pretty anxious and nervous around here since this friday we receive transfers! Its likely that this is the last week with Elder Wheelwright, 12 weeks together is usually the max for missionaries but we´ll see what happens! 

We have a bunch investigators that I´m really excited for!!! We should be seeing there baptisms these following weeks, so hopefully I stay but if not, thats life!!!! I hope you all have a good week and enjoy the blessings of the Lord!!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"When you spiritually stretch beyond anything you have ever done before, then His power will flow into you."
—Russell M. Nelson

Week #83

Week 10 in Alto Hospicio!!!! Milagros Baby!!!!

Oh man, I dont know how to start this one off......

First off, I just have to express my gratitude to our Heavenly Father for his many blessings and mercies He pours out upon us. This week was one of those. I`m first gonna start out a small story with a lady named Margarita. Shes a sweet old lady of 56 that lives by herself. She suffers from diabetes and the loss of her left leg, but has an unquenchable faith in God! So we contacted this lady in the street the 9th of June. We returned back to her house on the 13 (last Tuesday) to teach her. And during this she told us that she had been praying to God for spiritual help and that that day ( the 9th) when we contacted her, it was an answer to her prayer. The next day she had her baptismal interview and decided to be baptized this Sunday (yesterday). After that we had different lessons with the Branch President and other members and yesterday she was baptized!!!!! It was a super cool experience to help this lady and see and experience the joy in her!!! We feel really blessed for these blessings and I know that there are more to come!!!!

Also in our district we had 3 other baptism of a family!!!! It was also a miracle that they got baptized but thats another story!!! It was cool since I got to baptize the wife and she was pregnant!!!! 2 at once!!!! But other than that things are going good here in Chile!!! The weather is great this time of the year, and not much to complain about! Hope you all have a great week!!!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar

Week #82

Week 9 in La Pampa!!!

Whats up!!!!

This past week was genial!!! I had a couple exchanges!!! One I went out of town to a city named Pozo Amonte!! It was awesome!! I did some interviews for some people that will be baptized this week!!! Also I went with the zone leaders out to their sector. Cool story, as we were doing the exchange, the power went out in like half of Chile!! So all the missionaries were informed to go to a member or investigators house and chill til there was light again. So we went to this "eternal investigator" of the zone leaders. Him and his wife sell sushi so when we got there he had a ton of sushi ready to sell but he couldnt since there was no light! So I ended up eating 4 entire rolls of sushi!!!!! It was great!!!

Another cool story about this family we are teaching! So theres this lady named Sheri and her boyfriend Alexis. Sheri was baptized when she was 15 and from then hasnt retured to the church. So this past week we started teaching them and there family!!! Hopefully in these next two or three weeks we can get them married and after have the baptism of him and also the 3 kids of Sheri!!! We´ve been seeing alot of miricales and blessings theses past weeks and I know that we´ll see more! All you need is FAITH!!!! Have a good week!!!
 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"As you keep the commandments and pray in faith to see the Lord’s hand in your life, I promise you that He will open your spiritual eyes even wider, and you will see more clearly that you are not alone."
—Neil L. Andersen

Week #81

Week 8 in La Pampa!!!

Familia y Amigos!!!

This past week was quite a handful! We changed houses, and our new place is real nice!!!! Its too nice really, I´m scared to get it dirty! Other than that we had a great conference with the mission president! He made some challenges and promises to us that I´m really excited to do and see the blessings of the Lord! For this week that is coming up, we´re going forth trying to find alot more people to teach and also focus alot more on some of our investigators that we have right now that are at the point of being baptized!!!! Thank you for all your love and support! Con mucho amor,

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"How does His Church accomplish the Lord’s purposes? It is important to recognize that God’s ultimate purpose is our progress. His desire is that we continue “from grace to grace, until [we receive] a fulness” of all He can give. That requires more than simply being nice or feeling spiritual. It requires faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism of water and of the Spirit, and enduring in faith to the end."
—D. Todd Christofferson

Week #80

Week 7 in La Pampa!!!!


Wow, this past week was quite a ride!!! Lots of stress and a lot of things that had to get done. But things got done! Saturday we had several challanges with our baptism but Lord made miricales and things got done!! We´re looking forward now for this week and whats ahead! Also lots of things for this week! We have to change houses, and also several meetings and interviews going on!!! Not much else! We had lots of ups and downs this past week but the work of the Lord keeps going forward! Hope you all have a good week!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"Patience in affliction and suffering describes the life of Christ, the great exemplar. In moments of great suffering and pain which transpired in Gethsemane, He was able to express in fervent prayer, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matt. 26:39), giving us the example and a frame of reference for a life of obedience and perseverance, despite circumstances or external conditions in which we could find ourselves."
—Angel Abrea
*Baptismal picture of Ricardo and of three young girls who I had the opportunity of doing their baptismal interviews!