Monday, July 10, 2017

Week #86

Week 13 in La Pampa!

HOLA!

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!

Love,
 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!

"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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"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!!!!

Hola!

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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!




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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"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!!!!

Buena!

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
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"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!


Week #79

Week 6 in La Pampa!!!!!

Hey hey!!!

How ya´ll doing? Things are going good here in Chile!! The nights are getting colder which is real good since the heat is just miserable. Last week went very well!!! Elder Wheelwright and I will be staying together for the next 6 weeks which should be fun!!!! Also in our district no one changed which is nice since we got a nice group of guys here! This past week was wonderful since we had 4 investigators in church!! Its real hard here in la pampa since the church is pretty far from the sector, and its hard to motivate people to take there time to go across town but we´re getting things done with the branches help!!!!

This week we will have the baptism of Ricardo!!!! He´s a super cool guy from Bolivia that's been listening to us for the past while. We´re really excited for him and his decision! Also in the district we should have 4 other baptisms!!!!!! Its gonna be a real fun weekend and everyone is excited!!!!! We´ve been seeing alot of blessing being poured out here the past few weeks and I can really see that things are done in the Lords timing according to His will. I know he lives and that this is his work. Hope you all have a good week!!!

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"With all my capacity I encourage you to discover who you really are. I invite you to look beyond the daily routine of life. I urge you to discern through the Spirit your divinely given capacities. I exhort you to prayerfully make worthy choices that will lead you to realize your full potential."
—Richard G. Scott
P.S.. My comp taught me how to juggle saturday and I wanted to send a video of me juggling but I didnt have enough time to download it, next week! 

Week#78

Hey!

Well its been a good past week! Pretty hectic! The beginning was pretty normal but Thursday thru saturday was nuts! We left Thursday night at 1 in the morning to take a bus, we got to Antofagasta at 8 and from then on we spent our day there. We had a wonderful conference by Elder Texeira of the Seventy! He had a wonderful presentation on the Book Of Mormon and how and why would should use it more in our mission! It was really great and I really felt it was something inspired for us and the people we find and meet here in our mission! After that we caught a bus at 8.30 at night and we got back here to Alto Hospicio at 4 in the morning! A super long day! Later on in the week, yesterday night we had our skypes! It was wonderful seeing the family again for the last time til I get home! ;)

Before I finish this up, I really want to share my testimony of the power of consistent scripture reading and praying. Something that I know is hard but is the best thing we can do everyday. The spiritual power that we need as spirit children of God is there in these two things. Doing this as a missionary has been a critical act for me. Its allowed me to resist temptation, receive personal revelation and know Gods will for me. I encourage you all to strive to have constant scripture study and prayer! I hope you all have a good week! Con Amor,


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"As we seek our Heavenly Father through fervent, sincere prayer and earnest, dedicated scripture study, our testimonies will become strong and deeply rooted. We will know of God’s love for us. We will understand that we do not ever walk alone."
—Thomas S. Monson
Me and Elder Kirk; Also a cloud passed over us in Alto Hospicio



Week #77

Week 4 in La Pampa!

Hey!

 Well we had a good week here! Things are going good in La Pampa! Always lots of work to do! We had a baptism in the district!!! I had the opportunity to do the interview of him and it was awesome!!! So cool to see the repentance in this man and his disposition to follow the Savior and his commandments!!!! One of my favorite things as a leader is doing the interviews for people. Hearing their testimonies or being able to strenghten it is always such a great blessing. Well this week will be fun, since we have a huge conference with half the mission. We´ll be hearing from Elder Texeira and Elder Christensen from the seventy!! Its going to be a great opportunity and Ï´m pretty excited!!! Love ya´ll and hope you have a good week!!!


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"God will take you as you are at this very moment and begin to work with you. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to believe, and trust in the Lord."
—Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Week #76



Week 3 in La Pampa!!!!


Well, we had a good week!!! Tons of success going on here in Alto Hospicio!!! My companion is a stud!!! Each day is just a blast out here talking to people and inviting them to come unto Christ!!! Dont get me wrong, some days are not the same but its a feeling like no other right now. Also this past week we had the baptism of Ian. It was really good and a nice experience!!!! I´d love to write more and share more about the past week but the time doesnt permit but love you all and wish you a happy week!!!! 


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"[Life’s journey] is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, “No,” the courage to say, “Yes.” Decisions do determine destiny."
—Thomas S. Monson

Week #75

Week 2 in La Pampa!!!

Buenas Tardes!


Well we just had a great week!!! Tons of success going on here in La Pampa!! Es la Tierra Prometida!!!!!! Really though, we have seen many, many blessings and miracles this past week! Just finding people that have truly been prepared by the Lord to receive His gospel! Also this past week we had the baptism of Angel!!!! It was amazing!!! A little unorthodox since me and my companion had to carry him in and hold him while the member did the ordinances but a grand experience!!! As we arrived to the church he was in tears which just brought peace to my heart knowing that this is the Lords work and that he truley works in these people through us.

Really these past weeks I feel like have received a lot of strength from God. Things are still difficult, opposition still comes but through small daily prayers I´ve found great strength and reliance with God. I know that this is His work and what I do is not mine, all that really is mine is the decision to listen to His directions and keep myself worthy of His spirit. This upcoming week should be fun, we have alot more baptisms coming up and people to help receive their salvation. Hope you all have a good week! Con mucho cariño,


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!

"In this long eternal quest to be more like our Savior, may we try to be “perfect” men and women in at least this one way now—by offending not in word, or more positively put, by speaking with a new tongue, the tongue of angels. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity."
—Jeffrey R. Holland



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week #74

Week 1 in La Pampa!

Hey, hey!!!

This past week was awesome!!!! This sector is just awesome! I´ve been loving the past week! 
 First off, my comp, Elder Wheelwright is a stud, its great working with him! He really takes alot off the load since he´s got some time in the mission and can work real well! My past few comps they have been in there first few weeks to months as a missionary so its been quite a breath of fresh air here working with him in this sector! We have a ton of really good people here to teach and this past week we found 20 or so new people that we´ll be help this and the coming weeks! This week we will be having the baptism of 2 people, one named Carlos who we found last week and another of a man named Angel! They both are really special people especially Angel, for the past year from what I understand, he has been working with the missionaries to get baptized. One of these challenges is that during the past 3 months, he lost the ability to walk. He is a man with a ton of faith and this weekend he will finally make the step towards baptism!!!!! We are super excited for him and Carlos. More than anything, this past week was to get to know people and the sector. I know the next few months here will be great and that the Lord will pour out many blessings. I hope you all have an great week!!!!
 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!

"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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week #73

Week 24 in Mejillones, The End.

Well, well, well!!!

So, the past few days have just been a roller coaster!!!! We´ll start off with Friday, I got the call for transfers (I´ll get to that in a second). Saturday I did a good bit of packing and saying goodbyes because Sunday morning the other sector in Mejillones had 2 baptisms so we helped with that and in the evening we helped with an Open Chapel in Antofagasta! This morning I left bright and early in a bus and right now I´m in my new sector. In Alto Hospicio!!! My sector is La Pampa!!!! I´ve been here for about  3 hours now but I love it! My comp is Elder Wheelwright from Utah (third one in a row...;)!!!! I´ll don't know him too good yet but next week I´ll get back on the details!

It was sad leaving Mejillones, but I was excited to leave. My second sector where I had been there for almost 6 months.There is a lot of great people there and many memories that will have a special place in my heart for the years to come. I´m grateful for the many companions I had there, they´ll be friends for life! More than anything I´m excited to be here and to be able to bring to pass the work of the Lord here. I hope you all have a good week and next time I´ll have pictures with stories!!! 
Love,
 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!

"Whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction."

Week #72

Week 23 in Mejillones !!!!!!

Hey!!!!!!

Been a good week!!! Lots of things going on!!!!! The conference was great!!!! This past week I had an interview with a lady named Vivianna and her son Jesus!!! They will be getting baptized this week! I'm excited for the elders in my district since these past few weeks have been a little rough but now they are seeing the fruits of their labors!!!! The conference was just great this past week and I would like to share something I really liked:

In Elder Rasband's talk, he talked about the Spirit. I believe in the lives of everyone, they want to feel the spirit more and they want to be able to recognize the promptings of it. This talk was just perfect outlining what we have to do to be able to use the power of the Holy Ghost in our lives and recognize it. I don't have a lot of time to share everything, but I would like to testify of the power of the Holy Ghost and that it is real. I have felt strong impressions of it in my life and it is God`s way of showing His love to us. I testify if everyone can put a stronger effort to feel this in their lives that you will be blessed with the powers of Heaven and know what God wants for you. I hope you all to have a great week! Love,

 
Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
Our zone, general conference, and my toe nail that fell off....




Week #71

Week 22 in Mejillones

Que Tal!?!?!

Well, things are great here!!! Last week was great!! We had a great conference with our mission president and it was a great experience!! We learned different ways to help our investiagtors in there repentance process and how to help them in that aspect!!! Saturday was the baptism of Oswaldo!!!!! It was a great service and Im so excited for this young man!! Afterwards we were talking a little to him about serving a mission in the near future and he is pretty animated about everything to do with the church!!!!! 

Other than that, not much going on here. We´re excited for general conference this weekend!!!! Other than that, til next week!
 

Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"As if we were climbing a tree-covered mountain, at times we don’t see our progress until we get closer to the top and look back from the high ridges. Don’t be discouraged. If you are striving and working to repent, you are in the process of repenting."
—Neil L. Andersen


Week #70

Week 21 in Mejillones!!!

Buenas!!!!

Hows it going!!!!???? We´re doing good here out in Mejillones Chile!!! This past week was fun and also interesting....last week fishing my feet got destroyed in the sun and pretty much everyday was qutie painful here!! I got some nice pictures but forgot my camera to give ya´ll some leg shots. But we were able to get some work in almost each day of the week! We had some good interviews for some investigatores and this week our investigator Oswaldo will be getting baptized!!!!! He´s the brother in law of the Branch President who just got here from Eqcuador!! Hes progressed super well and we are so pumped for him this saturday!!! Also in my district, the other sector will be having 2 baptisms the same day! Overall this should be a great week coming up especially since we have interviews and a conference with President Ferreira!!!

This past week was quite interesting with the feet problem. It really gave me some time to ponder on Christ and His Atonement. The pains that he suffered and all the he endured for us. It really gave me a greater insight and deeper desire to serve him in all that I can. Each one of us in great dept to him. There is a price to pay for all. With that it is nessesary to repent each day and make different covenants with God to save us from our fallen state. I hope you all have a good week and enjoy you many blessings!!!!

Con Amor,


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!

"He descended below all things…that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth."



Week #69

Week 20 in Mejillones!!!! (Pescadores de Hombres y Pescados ;)


Whats Up!?!!?

Been a good week here!!! This past weeks I had a couple of exchanges with other elders!! Both are from Colombia, one is called Elder Molina and the other Elder Castañeda!! It was great being with them!!!! Learned alot and we had alot of success!! We had 4 people come to church on sunday so we´ll be working with them to get baptized this month!!!!! One family that is super awesome is this single mom and her two daughters!! They came to church this sunday just out of no where but we´re working with them to be able to recieve there salvation this month!!!! Other than that we had a good pday here!!! We went fishing and piled in 22 fishes!!!!! Looks like I havent gotten rusty while I´ve been fishing for salvation!!!! Hope ya´ll have a good week!!! 

Mucho amor,​


        Elder Grant Arthur Eagar



Monday, March 6, 2017

Wk #68

Week 19 in Mejillones!!!!

¡Oye!

It´s been a good week here! Summer is coming to a slow end here so the days aren´t as bad with the heat. Also school is back in session here so vacation is over and everyone has gone back to normal life!! A lot of investigators are back and things are picking up here!!!! This past week we have found several people that are super prepared and have accepted baptismal dates for this month!!!!! We are really excited for this month and what we´ll be able to achieve!!!! This week I´ve really just been grateful for what has happened and for some of the tender mercies and blessings that have been given to us. I don't have much else for this week but I hope everything is good back home with everyone!!!

Con mucho cariño,

 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth."


A well needed package and shoes, thanks mom!!!

One of the worst dogs I´ve seen in my life, AKA ¨Perro de las Tomas¨

Two more photos, one with my comp Elder Kirk and an with Elder Christensen from Moab Utah. We were checking out the Iphone 7s in the mall today!

Week#67

Week 18 in Mejillones!!!

Buenas!!!

Been a good week!!! The past week was a good one! Tons of lessons and people we were able to teach!! We found a total of 22 new people to teach this past week! Thats good since it gives more of a pool of people to teach and BAPTIZE!!!! Other than that Elder Kirk and I are doing good. We`re having fun together but also putt`n in work! We`ve seen a bunch of blessings this past week just talking to everyone we see!! Sometimes it weird but it alows us to find the people that the Lord has prepared to recieve the blessings of his restored gospel! We`re excited for this week and what is to come! Hope ya`ll have a good week!! 

Con mucho amor,


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!
"The sacrament truly helps us know our Savior. It also reminds us of His innocent suffering. If life were truly fair, you and I would never be resurrected; you and I would never be able to stand clean before God. In this respect, I am grateful that life is not fair."
—Dale G. Renlund

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wk# 66

Week 17 in Mejillones

Hey Hey!!!!!

This past week just flew!!!!!! A lot has happened! We´re working hard waiting for most of our past investigators to come back to town from vacation!! Other than that this past week we had a special transfer in our district. So Elder Recca has been with us in a trio for the past few days!!! I love that guy, so much fun!! Other than that my birthday was great! Thank you for those that sent a email!! I cant believe I´m 20 with almost 8 months left in the mission. Time goes by fast, you have to take advantage of every second!!! Not much else for the week. This week its possible to receive transfers but who knows. Just got to wait and see.
 Here is some pictures to enjoy, Love ya´ll


 Elder Grant Arthur Eagar
¡HAY BAUTISMO!


My shades finally broke after a year.......

Party stuff with Teresa, Miguel, Yisena