14 Sept 2015

Bueno, para que ustedes sepas yo no tengo ninguno idea que yo voy a escribir en está correo electrónico ahora… I feel like stuff happened this week, I´m almost positive that at least one thing happened this week, but a literally can´t remember. But I guess I can start off by tell all of you guys that we got to do a service project on saturday in Curicavi. We painted stuff that… we stuff that just needed to be painted. I really don´t know all that much about it I just do what I´m told alot of the time. But it was a little lame because they din´t have enough paint brushes for everyone so like four people would paint and then like four people would stand off to the side a chat. But it was a service and thats what matters. 

But since I am talking about things that take away time from the work, I guess I´ll tell you guys about the awesome time we had on the 11th. So here in Chile on the 11th of september all of the patos malos (bad ducks. sketchy hood rat kids) go nuts and riot and stuff. And to add to that I guess alot of the anger or whatever feelings they have are dirrected toward america. Because America took out a Chilean lider and put in their own guy and he wasn´t too cool of a guy. But anyways on the 11th all missionaries have to be inside by 6. and because our house is outside of our sector was  had to stop working at like 530 or something to get to the house. But it was a little nice to be able to relax y todo. ANd sleeping while you´re pretty sure you can hear gunshots (or anything that sounds like a gun, and you assume its a gun because everyone freaks out about this day) is always exciting. 

So as for some spiritual enlightenment for everyone here:

En Mosíah capitulo 26 dice sobre Alma y cuando él escuchó el voz del Señor. Y parte de eso en versículos 29-31 mas o menos dicen algo cómo asi: 

We will always be forgiven of whatever transgression or sin that we have comitted, if we sincerley, humblely and correctly repent of our sins or transgressions. And it says that the Lord will forgive us however many times we need to repent and become perfect. 

That is the point of this church and this gospel and this life, to make mistakes, learn from them, and rise when we fall to become perfect like the savior and padre celestial. And the way has been prepared for us, since the beginning, so that we can accomplish this. The plan of our loving heavenly father was set up for us to have a savior to take upon himself all of our mistakes, so that we could make mistakes and still recieve forgiveness from them. It doesnt matter how long or how many times it takes, we all can become perect. Its like a priest blessing the sacrement, every once and a while he will mess up, but he can try again until he gets it right and he will be accepted as perfect. 

¨why do we fall bruce?  so we can learn to get back up¨ – batman´s dad

That is what i wanted to share. 

Elder Rusick (Chile)

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La Semana de la Nueva Casa

So this week was a little busy t say the least. I haven’t really mentioned it in my last letter but the people that owned the house that the church was renting for us decided that the wanted it back and that we had until the end of august to get out. So we found a house (which by the way is still not in the sector that we work in) and left it to the office to tell us when we could move in. This Thursday, which was the 3rd of September (my three month mark … one eighth down) we got a call from the office that pretty much said the we need to move and have the house cleaned before Monday. So we basically had to drop everything that we were doing to get that done. It really sucks when you are called to preach the gospel and instead you have to move and clean a house for three days. 


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Elder Flowerchild

But other than that the week wasn’t all too bad.. So as some as you may know that in the Chile MTC on your last week you get to take a day and go proselyting (spell check?). And on Friday my companion and I got to go on splits with a companionship from the MTC. It was pretty cool, but pretty nerve-racking at the same time because I only have three months and the companion that I got could speak nothing of Spanish. But surprisingly I was able to hold my own and hopefully teach the kid a few things about the work. (BTW I don’t know how many Eyres read these but for those that do the Elder that I was paired up with was your cousin). 

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Me and Elder Colby Eyre on splits

Not too many updates as far as it goes with our investigators… Elder Smith and I are trying to get back on track so we can start planting the seeds of success. But Spanish is coming along good y todo. 

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estábamos chupando la piña (thats what missionaries say to say make out) but we drank mate out of a pineapple

And now for some sort of spiritual thought:

So I have been reading some talks and finding in the scriptures a lot about the atonement. But how we can use the atonement for more than receiving forgiveness from our sins. But also how we can find reliefe and strength from all of our weakness and challenges that we face in life. It says somewhere in Alma chapter 7 (I dont have my scriptures with me to give you the verse) that when Jesus Christ suffered in the garden for all of us, that he took on all of our sins, transgressions, temptations, weaknesses, infirmities y todo. So my point really is that you can turn to the Lord with all challenges that you face in life, He knows what you are going through because He went through literally the same exact thing. But that is what I wanted to share briefly. 

-If the bitter cup doesn’t pass, drink it and be stronger – Elder Holand

Con Amor

Elder Rusick (Chile)

Hay que trabajar no mas

Well I don’t have too much to talk about this week, I don’t feel like a lot of things happened this week that are worth mentioning. I guess I can try, so today was the first day that we could actually play soccer since I arrived, but its been like a year since it was banned in the mission. It’s super fun to play with the latinos because they’re super good and I think at times they don’t understand why the gringos are so bad. 

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They legalized “weed” here … Just kidding! 🙂

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Elder Smith shaved a bunch of hair off of one of my legs so i shaved it completely, just the one though.

This last week we have been focusing our efforts on finding more people to teach… we didn’t have too much success, but we hope that we can focus more this next week and work harder to find the people that have been prepared for us to teach. So that’s pretty much whats going on here. 

23  Y aconteció que yo, Nefi, hice un arco de madera, y UNA flecha de un palo recto; por tanto, me armé con un arco y una flecha, y con una honda y piedras, y le dije a mi padre: ¿A dónde debo ir para obtener alimento?

 24  Y aconteció que él preguntó al Seño

So this is my message for the week. Bad things are going to happen to all of us in our lives, we all will pass through challenges and trilas. its like Nephi when he broke his bow (which was made of metal so, thats pretty impressive, i guess he was exceedingly large in stature after all), but when he broke it they lost their only way to get food. As for Nephi, he was pretty much getting yelled at by everyone. I can imagine that he was probably stressed, upset, sad, angry and frustrated, we have felt like that before, but how he reacts is what is important. He goes and makes another bow right away and decides to put his trust in the Lord to get out of the situation. You know that he’s putting all of his trust in the Lord because he goes to his father and asks where should I go to get the food, probably knowing that Lehi would ask the lord, so there’s that and the fact that he only makes ONE FREAKING ARROW, how crazy is that, like what if you miss or hit something like a tree and it gets stuck or hit an animal and it runs off with it. But he knew that the Lord would put him in the right place to be able to use his arrow wisely and effectively. So basically my message is … Trust in the Lord in times that are good as well as times of trial and difficulty. But we have to do some work and show our faith (which remember, faith is action) and trust in the Lord that he will help us. Things will work out in the lord´s own time and in his own way. 

Con Amor, 

Elder Rusick (chile)