Monday, October 31, 2016

Week #49

Ultimo Semana en Valle Azapa!! Voy ser Padrastro!! Mi Hijito va ser Lider de Zona!!!!

(Last week in Valle Azapa !! I will be Stepfather !! My little son will be Zone Leader !!!!)
I´ll be making this very short because its Tuesday and I really don't have time, haha. Well last week Matias got baptized!!!!!!  It was great!! I´ll have pictures next week!! Also we received cambios!!!! Im now in Mejillones!! its a city that's an hour outside of Antofagasta!!! Its super cool here since its right up against the shore and I´ll be definitely sending more pictures!!! I´ll be here training again but really just finishing it up since my new companion Elder Sheridan has 6 weeks in the field. I´ll be what is called a ´padrastro´ (stepdad)!!! And my other son, Elder Montgomery is going to be a Zone Leader!!!!!! It was pretty crazy when president called us and assigned him to that!!!  Well I got souls to save so til Monday!!!!
 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar

Week #48

Week 17 in Valle Azapa!!!!


The past week was great!! Most of Tuesday was spent changing apartments which was quite fun!!!....But our new place is great, very clean, new and it has a brand new hot water heater that always works!!!!! I´ll share some photos next week. Other than that the week has gone by like no other!! This week we should be seing the baptism of a kid named Matias! As they say here in Chile he´s a ¨cabro chico¨(little goat) which just means little kid but its a funny phrase to say!! But he´s a funny little guy that lives with his grandma (she´s a member) and his uncle´s (there like his same age, 10-13, kinda weird but it happens in life). So that´ll make this weekend alot funner!! Other than that, this Friday we´ll be getting transfers so if next monday you dont get an email, its quite possible I´m on a bus to a different part of the mission! Elder Montgomery and I are anxious to see what´ll happen, its been quite an experience the past 12 weeks being with him, doing the training program he has and just seeing all the energy that the new guys have! Its been quite a ride and we´ve both learned a lot from each other so it´ll be interesting to see what happens this weekend!!

Real quick I just want to share an experience. So the past two weeks we´ve had the oportunity to talk with some other ´missionaries´ that are from and another church and also Mexico. Its been quite interesting to say the least becuase we  try not to get into a ´bible debate´ or argue over docrine with these guys. Its also nice because we do it in the home of a member that is just a stud and helps alot with explaining different things. But to not go into too much detail, its been really awesome becuase I just feel as we testify and teach to them about the Book of Mormon and the Restored gospel of how true it is!!! It just strengthens my testimony and makes me know for a surity, that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church of God here on the earth at this time. That it was restored by a prophet of God named Joseph Smith. That today on the earth we have the holy priesthood to save souls and bind families for all of eternity. The greatest thing of all of this is that every person in the world can know of this for themselves and it comes from just reading a book. The Book of Mormon. A book that I know is true from reading and praying. I´ve read it many times now and I have no doubt that it isn´t true, something so incredible. So I invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon and know for themselves that it is true! And I share this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Well, I forgot to mention an awesome story of how we almost got into a shooting with some street thugs last night walking to our new pension but I´ll share that next week if I remember!! Thank you for all you love and support!!!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
(A member made this cool video about how bastian became a member by being invited to church!!! Some might not understand but atleast you can see me in it!!!!)​

"I testify of the power of our covenants and the blessings of the temple. I know that the Book of Mormon is true! I cannot explain the power of this great book. I only know that, coupled with prayer, the Book of Mormon carries the power to protect families, strengthen relationships, and give personal confidence before the Lord."
—Linda S. Reeves

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Piano Playing....

One new skill that Elder Eagar has taken back up is Playing the Piano!

Week #47

Week 16 in Valle Azapa!!!

Hola mis queridos!!!!

This past week was just spectacular!!!! Doing missionary work is just great!!! This past week we just put our shoulder to the wheel and killed it!!!! With our new mission president, our expectations as a mission has really been exceled!! So Elder Montgomery with his awesome newbie energy and I just worked our tails off until Sunday until we were just exhausted physically and mentally! Its a great feeling as a missionary!!

Well Bastian was baptized Saturday!!! It was awesome since he asked me to do it!! Even better a ton of his family and friends came to see it so half the people in the service weren't even members!!! I guess that's how it should be!! But it really was a special experience since that same day was the funeral of Grandma Goodman (my great grandma), so technically I has able to witness the funeral of the 'sinful life' of someone and see him enter into the beautiful saving covenant of baptism!!!!!!! 

Well all I can say from after this week is that the work of the Lord is just incredible, very tiring but so worth it after seeing, feeling, and being a part of bringing others unto the knowledge of there Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful for this time I have to serve and it's just ridiculous how fast it fly's by!! Hopefully this week we'll have another baptism of an old lady who is 75 years old!!! Its gonna be fun!!

Thank for all the love and support from everyone and I hope you all have a good week!!!  

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar

I got tired of seeing everyone play Pokemon go, so I decided to play real-life Pokemon go!!! I was able to catch a squirtle and a pidgey!!!!


Week 15 in Valle Azapa!!!


Oh man, this past week was just stellar!! Elder Montgomery and I put in some work before conference that really made the week!! Im going to have to make this letter short because my original one for today got deleted so I don't have much time to rewrite everything. But in short, our investigator Bastian had his interview and will be getting baptized this Saturday!!!!! We are so excited for him!!!! I had an exchange with my good buddy Elder Palpa, and super cool Peruvian that reminds me of a smurf. I love that guy and he teaches like a boss. We were able to set 2 baptismal dates during our exchange!!! Also General Conference was just great!!! I was able to watch a session in Spanish but the rest in English. It makes a huge difference in English and makes me very grateful to know it!!

Real quick, I´d like to share my thoughts and testimony of the Plan of Salvation. I am truly grate that today in the restored church and gospel of Jesus Christ, we have this knowledge of Gods plan for us. I have the ability to know that I can be with my family forever. That when things happen in life like death, accidents, or tragedies, (I don't know how to spell that) I can know that greater things are to come. I know that I can see loved ones later on and that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can become a better and more perfect person. That each day I can repent and come one step closer to returning to my God. I know these things are true and I share them in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I hope you all are well and I´m sorry I accedently deleted my first message with had more love and detail......

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar