Monday, November 21, 2016

Week #53

Week 4 in Mejillones


This past week was just great!!! I usually say that about every week but its true, you cant beat saving souls! This week went by very good and we saw alot of miracles!!!! I belive we had around 7 or so interviews with our investigators! Mejillones is just great!! So many people that are ready for the gospel! Saturday was awesome but also stressful! We had 2 baptisms! One for a lady called Karina and another kid named Yerbek! Yerbek was quite funny cause we had to go to his house early to pick him up early (about an hour), so we arived and his mom said he was out at the beach... so with an hour to spare Elder Sheridan and I walked the entire beach of Mejillones looking for this kid. Tie and all with people staring at us!! We didnt find him. So we arrived at the church (its right in front of the beach) and we got a call from his mom that he arrived home and was changing clothes!!! So he showed up a little late but he got baptized!!! It was a great service!

Also yesterday was also a great day!!! Something that we do here is that sunday mornings we do splits with the other elders. So during the first two hours of church, (sacrament is last) two elders stay in the church and teach classes or stay with investigator while the other two are out looking for investigators!! We´ve seen alot of success from this because most Chilenos like to sleep in and miss church, but when theres a will, theres a way!! My motto for the mission has been ¨Haga todo lo que es imposible.¨ and really when we put our faith and trust in the Lord and we do everything we possible can, he will provide and do the impossible for us.

This week should be good! We have two baptisms for sure this Saturday and there´s possible two others that might join along! We just got to see their progress and see if they´re ready!! I still cant belive how fast the time has gone but I´m just trying to enjoy every moment of it as I can! Love you all and hope you enjoy some turkey this weekend!!! Con Amor,

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
"It is seldom the Lord will do something for us that we can do for ourselves. The Lord does help when we go to Him in times of need, especially when we are committed to His work and respond to His will. But the Lord only helps those who are willing to help themselves. He expects His children to be self-reliant to the degree they can be."

—L. Tom Perry
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Week #52

Week 3 in Mejillones!!! Year mark....... :D


This past week was excellent!!! I love it here in Mejillones!!! The work is just moving along great!!! As I´ve said in past letters, we have a ton of people to teach!! Its quite humbling the people we teach here because we focus mostly in the tomas (poorish area). Most of these people don't have much and it makes them very receptive to listen to us!! Just about everyday we find at least 2 new people to teach and we put on average at least 1 baptismal date each day. There are many people that are willing to accept Jesus Christ and receive the blessings of the gospel here! We just got to get them to church on Sundays!! That's the hard part!!! 

Things are going great with Elder Sheridan! He´s a great elder that really gives it his all. Its real fun sharing the house and the city with two other missionaries!!! We´re on splits lots of times because Elder Santos does interviews for our investigators and I do them for his! Since we´re over an hour away President gave permission to be able to do baptismal interviews for the other elders! We do a lot of stuff with the other elders so it´s almost like I have 2 other companions! Its fun though, like in the mornings we go running on beach for our exercises!!!

Well there was a lot of things that happened last week and I really cant remember something specific but next week I will send a great story and also some baptism photos! This week we will be having a baptism with possibly with 2 or 3 people!! 

Con amor,

Elder Grant Arthur Eagar

"A stumbling block can be anything that distracts us from achieving righteous goals. We cannot afford to have our testimonies of the Father and the Son become confused and complicated by stumbling blocks. We cannot fall into that trap."
—Quentin L. Cook

This is Elder Santos, super awesome Elder.
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Week 2 in Mejillones!!

This past week was just great!! The time here is just flying by!!! There is a ton of work here in Mejillones!!!! We've seen a lot of miracles the past week and we have found many people that are ready for the gospel!! As of right now, we have 16 people with baptismal dates for this month so we keep ourselves quite busy around here!!!! Things are great with Elder Sheridan, he keeps me in-line and out of trouble!! One of the cool things this past week, is that I was able to have lunch with President Ferreira 2 times!!! Its great being around him and he´s also a pretty funny guy!! Well I don't have much time this week but til next time.....

Con Amor,

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar



First week in Mejillones ( Meh-e-yo-nehs) !!!!! Happy Halloween!!


Man I got a lot to say for this week!! First off this area that I´m in is just dope!! Its about an hour outside of Antofagasta and its basically a small port-city! Its real cool cause we just always see the ocean and there's always a nice cool breeze going!! Plus its just has like a cool vibe here! I'm in a branch again and I really like it! This past Sunday was interesting since there was only 25 people there and I had to teach Gospel Principles, bless the sacrament, and give a 15 min talk for sacrament!! I really like this area because it has something called, tomas. This is my first sector with them but they´re awesome! You find some of the most humble people in the tomas. So basically what they are is that there is just a bunch of desert here so people just build house out of what they can find. Extra plywood, palates, tin, and that's about it with a cement floor. We focus most of our work there and as of right now we have about 10 people with baptismal dates in just the tomas!!! This past week was intense because I believe it was the first time in my mission that we put a baptismal date just about each day we worked!!! We also found about 20 new people to teach which was just great!!!

As for my companion Elder Sheridan, he´s a great dude! He works hard and has a great desire for this work! Hes from California but lives in Texas now. Hes a strait-up baller in basketball! He´ll be playing for Illinois Tech after the mission! I´m also living with two other elders, Elder Santos and Elder Recca! E´ Santos is from Brazil and is the old assistant to the president who will be finishing up his mission here I think. E´ Recca is a super cool dude from Hawaii!!! He´s huge! But I love him since he is always sharing food! At times our pension is crazy but its great!!

Hopefully we´ll be having a couple baptisms this weekend but for the month of October our mission had 118 baptisms!!!! something that hasn't happened for a long time!!! So everyone is pretty happy in the mission!!!

Well I´ll be attaching some cool pictures today along with some of the awesome people I left in Arica!! Thank you for everything and til next week!!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar