Chile Santiago East Mission

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Week 21

This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:


The  past three days we had this musical missionary program going on.  There were about twenty of the two hundred missionaries from my mission in the program.  It was on the beach right in Vina del Mar.  We aren’t allowed on the beach but were for this event.  Everything was so beautiful.  Members were encouraged to bring investigators each night. My ticket was for Saturday night and I was so disappointed that Chandler was not there.  I did have an awesome time though.  My first companion, Elder Miller was there and I just love him we talked during most of the concert.  On our drive home that night we were  going through the real touristy areas and all I can say is it was just so sick!  The city life here in Vina is so pretty. Then on Sunday we got a call from some members that had extra tickets for us for Sunday nights performance.  I was thinking I really hope I run into Chan Man.  I’m sitting down and looking all around the concert.  There he is!  I see Chandler at the top of the stands.  I just freaked out, left my comp and ran up to Chandler.  When he saw me he just freaked out!  We were both SO happy.  We talked the rest of the night.  That night when I got home I felt so much warmth in my heart.  All I could do was pray and say thank you to Heavenly Father and let him know how grateful I was that he helped me find one of my best friends.  I know that God is watching out for me and always has my back!

This week was fun we ran into this drunk guy and he stopped before we got to him and closed his eyes. We were like hola como esta and he was just like freaking out.  We wanted to visit his house but he said no we are to special to go to his house and then he touched our faces and told us how beautiful we were.  I think drunk people can see our light.  When we went to leave (we were in a dangerous area of our sector) he was like go wherever you please cuz God is watching out for you.  It was funny but also cool that some drunk guy was saying that!  

Life is good I have hard moments but I just keep pushing forward.  God is there for me.  My love for the Book of Mormon grows every week.  I wish I could just talk about it all day cuz there are some real cool stories in it. I know that God can change people it just takes time!

Anyways love you all tons have Merry Christmas!

With much love Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys its Elder Eyre!

Nothing too crazy happened this week.  What has been really great is reading about the Saviors birth and what he has done for us everyday this month. My awesome Mom sent me an advent calendar with some letters from my fam for everyday this month.  Each day I have also been able to read a passage of scripture about the Saviors birth or something the Savior did.  This has been SO great to learn about and I love it SO much.  Here’s a shout out to everyone who wrote me a letter, I love you.  Only three days left and I get to talk to my family!  I love you all so much have the best week.  My pic this week is one of my homies down here in Santiago.

Love you guys,
Elder Colby Eyre 

Friday, December 18, 2015


This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week was pretty good.  My comp and I are pretty different but we get along really well and it has been fun getting to know him better.  I also feel like we work really well as a team.  He has been out just eight months so I feel like we are growing together.  He is great! 

Thanks for everyone who has written me letters for my advent calendar it is super fun to read every day and it seems like the letters just keep getting better and better. 

One thing I am trying to do is not do my will but God's will.  At times it can be hard but really I'm out here for him and not for myself.  It is much easier said than done but I am trying to work on that.  Example, I really don't want to give a church talk in Spanish but it shouldn't matter cuz it's not my will but the Lords.  I am super lucky cuz I haven't been called on to give a talk yet haha.  Anyways I'm happy to be serving the Lord most of the time.   

With my new companion we are trying to focus on new members and investigators.  It isn't always easy to contact new people but I know we need to work on that.  I just love the members and being in their homes so sometimes it's easy to just hang out with them and not be out contacting.  So that is what we are working on - new members and investigators.  

I have been writing in my way sweet journal every day.  I know I don't remember all my stories on P-Day so when I get home I will remember all my awesome experiences from my journal!  

This week one of our investigators was telling us that his way of prayer is through meditation.  I was trying to explain just say Dear Heavenly Father but he just doesn't get it.  He just won't do it so we are going to work with him on that this week.  One scripture that I read this week and love is in Mosiah 3:19 

 19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
I love this because it talks a lot about putting off the natural man and it can be hard but I know that when we do that and do Gods will we are blessed.  Thanks for all the prayers they help more than you would know.  I love you guys a ton and have a stellar week! I'm in normal clothes right now and feel weird haha.  

Peace out homies,
Love Elder Colin Eyre 

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week wasnt that interesting sorry nothing to great happened. 

I want to share a scripture I read this week in district class.  It's in Mosiah 2:41 

41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.

It just seems so simple.  I love that it talks about never ending happiness when we keep the commandments.  I know that this is so true and that when we keep the commandments we will really all have so much happiness in our lives and we will receive blessing after blessing. 
Today I went on a hike with the missionaries in my zone.  It was in a really touristy part of Santiago.  I sent a pic of it.  Well I ran into some people from the USA!  I stopped and talked to them in English they noted that I use si instead of yes.  I thought that was sort of funny.  I  hope I dont forget my English haha! 

I love you guys all so much and I hope you guys have a killer week.

Elder Colby Eyre

Saturday, December 12, 2015


This Week from Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week has been crazy but also super slow for some reason. The most exciting part of the week was finding out all the missionarys that work in the office and my mission president and his wife saw my bro!  I was beyond

jealous about that haha.  Hermana Diaz, my mission president's wife was super happy to come find me and show me pictures on her iPad of Colby.  I just might have smiled bigger than I ever have on my mission!  My bro is killin it in Santiago and I love and think about him every day.  It is just crazy how small the world is! 

This week I got a new comp, Elder Rogerson.  He was born in the Ukraine and was adopted when he was four years old by an American family.  His dad is the Secretary to an Ambassador of the United States.  Elder Rogerson has literally lived all over the world.  Elder Rogerson is 21 years old.  He is also super formal probably because he has been around government people all his life.  One really great thing is he is always lifting me up and that has helped me a ton.  He has been out eight months now.  His last area was about six hours north of Viña del Mar.  One thing I have noticed is every missionary interprets the missionary rules a little differently and so his views are a little different than Elder Diaz so that has been an adjustment this week.   What I do like is I am able to do most of our planning for the day because I have been in the area for the last four months and so I guide us all day.  We have been doing lots of contacting and its cool because we meet a lot of people from all over the world and hear lots of different stories.  I also found out that my comps best friend trained my bro in Santiago.  Elder Rogerson is great and I love the change.  

Anyways the week was good we have the challenge this week to invite seven people to baptism so that should be fun haha!  I love you all my testimony is strengthened every week.  I have been sick this week and even lost my voice which has never happened before.  It was a great joke to use during lessons this past week with my voice sounding like a twelve year old boy.  I am feeling better now.   

All is well love you guys tons, 
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week from Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been super!  I have learned a ton and also had a lot of change. I got a new comp this week, Elder Aguirre.  It used to just myself and Elder Collins in our apartment.  Now there are four of us.  I had to rearrange my stuff a little to make room for them.  I now live with three missionaries all from Argentina.  It's great, one of them is pretty funny and knows a good amount of English.  It's pretty funny he likes me to teach him words and stuff  haha!  My comp,  Elder Aguirre is super awesome he only has three months left on his mission so he knows a ton.  I am trying to learn all I can from him.  It is super cool to be in lessons and hear him teach he is just SO good.  We work really well together and we are doing a good amount of contacting.  I just can't believe how much I am learning it is awsome. I also was changed to a different area in my ward.  I was a little bummed because I'm not teaching Martin and Vincent anymore but I still get to see them at church so thats good. 

My sweet mom sent me some things to read about Christ every morning in December.  I loved the one this morning about "Fishers of Men".  They dropped their nets and followed Christ.  In the world today those nets represent anything that pulls us away from our relationship with our Heavenly Father or from His restored church.  Christ is calling for us to follow him is these last days and we need to be able to drop our "nets" and follow Christ. I just really love that.

I am growing so much on my mission.  I hope all of you guys who read these emails of mine will remember to drop the things of the world and follow Christ. I love all of you and hope you all can have a great week! 
Love Elder Colby Eyre

Thursday, December 3, 2015


This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week was pretty good always full of ups and downs but more ups than downs so thats good! This week was cool Elder Diaz and I went to Concon bay twice which is sweet.  Concon is a beach town and it's super beautiful and sandy like everywhere.   It is in a rich area so we literally see like Ford Raptors and Porsche 911s  everywhere.  Sad thing the people are usually smoking in them.  Like best way to ruin a car haha! Tuesday we were there for intercambios (exchanges).  I was with Elder Horton one of my leaders de zona.   I loved it because we both like to adventure so he was really fun to talk too.  Elder Horton has just six months left so it was really good for me to talk to him.  I tried to learn a much as I could.  Then we were there Saturday to help the ward missionaries.  I was on splits with a guy in the ward.  He was super funny he told me he and his wife can't have kids so he is a gamer.  He had just purchased an Xbox and wondered if I knew anything about it!  If you know me you are laughing right about now!  Inside I was laughing so hard as he was talking to me about all his games.

One other funny thing, a lady in our ward just randomly was like hey I have two Smurfs for you.  She gives them to us and they are old and very used super funny haha!  Well one of the Smurfs was an angry one and the other was a happy one.  While she is handing them to us she says the mad one is for Elder Diaz and the happy one is for you Elder Eyre.  Inside I died laughing.  Elder Diaz is always telling me I need to be more serious!  

We had a few family nights this week which I love they always serve us great food and then we share scriptures with them.  This old Grandpa took one of my Book of Mormons, the ones we give out to people, and asked If I would write my testimony in it.  Turns our he wanted to give it to a friend that lives far away.  His friend wanted it with a missionaries testimony in it for protection.  That was super cool for me even though writing in Spanish is very hard for me. I did it I just hope he can read it!  

Everything is good I just continue to strengthen my testimony here and have a love for the gospel, for Chile and for the people.  Sometimes I'm like why the freak can't I be speaking Spanish in California and hit up a McDonalds and get a huge Poweraid haha!  Anyways all is good I know God has a path for me to complete my mission and just gotta keep holding onto that iron rod! 

Love ya guys tons you're all the best, 
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week was pretty good besides the fact that I didn't get the usual Thanksgiving feast haha!  This past Sunday was awesome Elder Collins and I decided to fast with the intentions of getting our investigators to come to church.  Guess what happened?!?  Yup they came to church!  It was just amazing and we also had some less actives show up as well.  This experience was REALLY great for me and strengthened my testimony of fasting. Every week I have a pocket of Hi Chews for Martin and Vicente if they come to church.  I usually go home with a pocket full of Hi Chews, not this week, it was so awesome and made me so happy.   

Our ward boundaries changed and that is crazy my sector is huge now.  We now have lots and lots of walking to do.  

The best part of my week happened Monday, P-Day.  My comp and I went to the temple.  I noticed I was getting a bunch of weird looks and someone even called me Colin.  Turns out the Viña del Mar missionaries that were on their way home were at the temple with their mission president.  Afterwards I got to talk to all of them.  They all said how awesome Colin is and that they love him so much.  They told me Colin's companion is also an amazing missionary.  I took some pics with his president so that they can show Colin it was really fun.  

This next week I will be getting a new comp.  It is crazy it is already time for a change.  I will say my fasting experience was really just so awsome and such a testimony builder.  I know fasting can do micacles and I know next week is fast Sunday so you guys can all fast for something.  I really encourage you guys to do it and do it with real intentions and with all your heart.  I know that our prayers will be answered.

I love you guys all so much have a great week.
Elder Colby Eyre

Friday, November 27, 2015


This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week has been pretty sweet.  Something funny that happened this week while visiting this old lady.  She has an adopted son who has somewhat of a brain problem.  Anyway we were telling him he should try to wear church clothes to church.  Then he started to tell us what he likes and doesn't like.  He looks at my tie and was like hmm your tie I do not like your tie.  Hahaha!  He tells me he would never wear a tie like that to church.  The tie I had on was one of my sick ties.  Inside I was laughing so hard.  Then he looks at a member right next to me and said the same thing about his tie.  We then start talking about shoes.  He looks at my shoes and was like yeah your shoes so I would never wear them in church.  Maybe you had to be there but it was so funny I was dying and his mom was like agreeing with him it was the best ever! 

This swaggin lady in my ward, Hermana Fredes, is making me Amarican flag slippers.  They're super sick!  She is so nice and loves the missionaries.  I love talking with her and her fam.  Only problem is they give us a ton of bread so that kinda sucks haha. 

I was reading my scriptures and thinking about the fruits of the gospel and stuff.  I have learned you have to have patience.  I read a talk by Pres. Uchtdorf about a marshmallow.  I am like a little kid right now with a giant marshmallow in front of me.  If I can just wait and be patient and not give up soon I will have two marshmallows.  Just little impaciente Colin haha!  The marshmallows are the fruits of the gospel and to me gaining my own strong testimony.   This takes time God doesn't just give these things to us.  We must have patience and faith.  We have to trust God and his timing.  He will give us what we need when we need it.   

My way sweet scipture for the week is Moroni 8:25-26.  

 25 And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins;
 26 And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God.

I love the end of 26 the best cuz its true.  When we have a humble heart thats when we become converted and feel the love of God.  I know god will and can bring us back up when we fall and we can become even stronger. 

Love you and thanks for reading my letters each week.
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys Elder Eyre is back for yet another report on his week!  This week was a little slow but I did have a really good experience.  Elder Collins and I found this ward list of less active members.  I have mentioned before that there are around 2000 people in my ward but less than 100 show up for church each week.  So you can imagine this list is quite long.  We have a lot of work to do in this area.  We found this older lady that struggles just to walk.  She doesn't really leave her house that much and so we have been visiting her now for a couple weeks.   We have been able to teach her a few lessons.  This week when we went to her house we had prepared a lesson on trials we figured that it would be helpful because she has so many trials and she seemed a little down the last time we had been there.  After the lesson I asked her if there were any trials that she was going through right now that we could help her with or that we could talk about.  At first she was like no but we kept talking to her and she ended up telling us that she's very lonely being home alone all day alone and she isn't able to leave.  Her husband is at work all day so she said that has been hard for her.  Then she told us how thankful she is that we care about her and stop by each week to see how she is doing.  It was during our lesson to her that I realized just how much the people here in Chile need the missionaries.  I also realized how much we mean to them. That was my cool moment of the week and it gave me some great encouragement on being out here and being needed in doing the Lords work. 

This week we passed by a McDonalds on P-Day so I was like hey lets go get some McDonalds.  Boy it never tasted SO good! My other pic is of our zone leaders.
Elder Colby Eyre

Sunday, November 22, 2015


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good.  Everyone in my zone had interviews with the President Morgan.  We had to give him a five minute lesson in Spanish.   I felt really good about mine and I even went over the 5 minutes.  I felt like I was able to get my point across and not really struggle to much with the language.  It is crazy to think how much I have grown with my knowledge of the scriptures and teaching the people in the short three months I have been in Chile.  Looking back there is no way I could have done that in English let alone Spanish without the Lord's help.  I have learned so much and am thankful for this great opportunity I have to be here in Chile.  I am learning not only about the gospel but also Spanish!  

I was a little down this week when none of our investigators came to church ... again.  Both Marcos and the Diaz family did not show up when they had said they would.  We won't give up but will just have to work harder.  

Most importantly my Testimony is growing out here. It has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears but its coming and I'm so thankful for the time I've had here.  I love the talk by President Uchtdorf this past conference. The gospel really is so simple and I'm so thankful for it in my life.  I hope everyone is doing well in the states love you all

Elder Colby Eyre

This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

Had a great week!  Sunday I had the opportunity to confirm the Holy Ghost to my homie Antwon it was a great experience.  I was asked Saturday if I wanted to do it.  To be honest, I really didn't want too.  I kinda laughed and said you've gotta be kidding!  I barely know Spanish and have never done a confirmation before.  They also do it during Sacrament meeting that would be like 100+ people!  I knew if I said no I would be really sad afterwords.  So I said YES!  I was on my knees a lot Saturday night andSunday morning.   The other thing I was nervous about was his name.  Here in Chile they don't just have one or two names.  I had to practice Anthony's name over and over.  His name is Anthony Walter Carcamos Vargas I knew it would be hard to remember that when the heat was on!  Anyway it turned out to be awesome and I even got his name right.  I felt the spirit a ton and was so happy about it afterwards.   

The work on the mission is getting a little easier.  The thing that makes it hard is to stop thinking about home or what I'm gonna to do after the mission.  Haha turns out reading a whole bunch of Ensigns on temple marriage doesn't help!  My testimony is growing and it is something that is cool to watch but hard to have patience with.  

This week was zone conference with the mish president.  We freakin got Papa Johns Pizza and its the same as the USA!  I was in love and I also was with Elder Dickerson, one of my buddies in the MTC.  It was such an awesome day.

Today was also pretty cool we went to the Dunes.  It's a super pretty area and has beautiful views of the ocean.  We did a little exploring I was scared I might run into a huge spider.  It still doesn't beat being with the homies back in Utah but still super cool and I am starting to enjoy my time out here.  

I love you all including Jensen Pratt!  I had no clue you had your mission call to West Virginia.  That is so awesome.  I love you like a brotha. 

Love you guys more than you know,
Elder Colin Eyre

Friday, November 13, 2015


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:
Hey guys the work is going pretty good in Chile.  The highlight of my week was definitely getting the chance to see the Lanhams. It was so awesome to see them and talk to them.  It was also weird seeing familiar faces, I loved it!!!  I sent a picture of my lunch on Pday.  Trevor wanted to take us to a nice dinner but we ran out of time.  He insisted my comp and I have a nice lunch on P-day so thanks Trevor for the sweet sushi lunch.   

I have been a bit discouraged with our investigators.  We have been teaching the Diaz family and they want to get baptized and even set a date.  Then they don't show up for church on Sundays!   

Elder Eyre and Elder Collins with Lanhams

Yesterday we went and taught a new investigator he was very interested.  We have invited him to church as well so please pray he comes to church on Sunday.  Somehow we need to figure out how to get these people to church! Haha

All is well here.  It is just starting to warm up which seems weird that its snowing in Utah! 

I hope everyone has the best week.
Elder Colby Eyre
 Sushi Dinner thanks to the Lanhams! 
 A view of Santiago 

Huge spider Colby found in his apartment

This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week has been great.  I mean I saw Trevor and Tanner Lanham best surprise ever neighbors from the good ole U. S of A!!!  When I saw them I was literally speechless! Trevor left me with an awesome pep talk that got me all fired up for the mish.  I just really hope that Colby receives the same blessing I did and is able to see Trevor and Tanner.   

We also had our first baptism this week.  I wasn't actually able to perform the baptism, they prefer the ward members to do it if possible.  So my bro Anthony was baptized and it was super spiritual and super cool!  After the baptism we were watching a mormon message that I just loved.  If you can, watch it.  It's called Flecks of Gold.  It was the one about the olden times of the California Gold Rush.  Anyways this guy has a tiny gold nugget but he decides he wants more.  He sells all his stuff and heads to California.  He becomes so ticked after finding nothing and is ready to give up.  Then this old dude comes by and says you are searching the wrong way.  He shows him a rock with several flecks of gold.  The man thinks collecting the flecks is just a waste of his time.  Then the old dude opens up his pouch and it is just chuck full of beautiful flecks of gold.  This exact thing can be compared to our lives.  I have searched many times for that huge big rock of gold saying the church is true or some grand impression.  For me that was the wrong way to look.  Just like Alma taught his son Helaman, small and simple things are brought to pass.  Everyday here I am finding little particles of the gospel.  Everyday I am filling my bag.  By the end of the mish I will have a bag filled just like that old dude with no rocks! Haha  
Anthony's Baptism 

Colin's Zone

My testimony is growing on the mission and I'm so grateful for this.  I love this gospel and whats in it.  At times the mission can be hard and there have been times I've wanted to quit but my dad taught me not to give up.  I just keep filling my bag.  In times of trial I know God will lift us up.

Tonight I'm making french toast with a family how cool is that!  Life is good here.   A big shout out to the fam for sending me christmas stuff now I have a christmas tree for my presents and I can measure my food better with my new measuring cups! Haha 

Love you all, 
Elder Colin Eyre

Monday, November 9, 2015


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week was good except for Halloween.  Halloween was a little hard seeing all the little kids and their costumes made me miss the family and then on top of that both our appointments fell through so I was a little down.  It is all good now!  

An update on the Diaz family:  We have been teaching them but we told them how important it was for them to come to church.  They promised they would be there no matter what.  Then they were a no show.   The went to the beach for the weekend.  So please send prayers our way to those we teach!

My comp, Elder Collins shared a great talk with me this week by Brad Wilcox called His Grace is Sufficient.  It is awesome I could listen to it a million times over and still learn stuff.   It is about the atonement and at the end it talks about God's grace being sufficient.  It is enough.  It is all we need.  He says don't quit and to keep trying.  He says to seek Christ and as we do we will feel his enabling power.  

Last P-day we went bowling is was really fun Haha!  Shout out to my friends back home Ashley, Max, Anthony, Kellbell and Jensen for getting his call to West Virginia thats way cool! I would say Chan Man also but he's only a few hours away from me in Chile haha!

Love you all so much have a great week.
Elder Colby Eyre

This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

Holyyy smokes this week has been crazy!   My comp Elder Diaz plays a version of the guitar a charango.  Our mission president wants him to play for the missionary Christmas program.  So we got called to go to the mission home which is super rare.  Anyways I got to go along on Wednesday because thats what companions do!  We were about to leave when Hermana Diaz invited us to have empanadas with her entire family which included our mission president!   There were parents, grandparents, kids and grandkids.  When we were getting ready to leave my comp says hey can we leave your family with a message.  Of course they said yes!  Then Elder Diaz  looks at me to share the message.  I was like shoot..... so I go get my scriptures and I was in a room all by myself just looking through them thinking what the heck am I going to share.  I was so nervous to give a message to my mission pres. and his whole fam!  I say a little prayer and choose a scripture in 1 Nephi Chapter 15.  It is all about prayer and having faith.  I was SO scared but I did it and in Spanish!  Then they invited us back for lunch today so we had lunch with them today!  It was so awesome just us and the mission president and his family.  It was also really fun because the kids speak a little bit of English so they kept wanting to speak to me in English.   It was such a great experience that doesn't normally happen and a great way to invite the spirit in.  The entire family was just SO nice to us.  

I got my iPod this week which was the best thing of my life!  Never thought I would say that since it is full of Mormon messages, scriptures and MoTab so shout out to Mike for hookin me up fat!   I also got permission to share Mormon Messages with my iPod so thats sick! 

This week has been great I learned so much.  It is still hard to learn so much religion, a language and be in a foreign country all at the same time.  It is coming along  I know that the Lord helps us so much with everything that we do and when we pray we receive the Spirit and God only wants to help us we just have to search for it!

Love you all, 
Elder Colin Eyre

Friday, October 30, 2015


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys!

This week has been a little slow with the lessons.  We have done lots and lots of walking. The weather is starting to warm  up so being outside is super nice!

On Monday we got to have a big Family Home Evening with three other member families.  We were able to share with them the importance of sharing the gospel with others.  It was a super lesson and a shout out to my homie Anthony!  I mentioned him in the lesson and just shared a little about Colin and I sharing the gospel with our Bro Antwan. I loved sharing that!

Also this week we were able to get the Diaz family to recommit to baptism which is great.  I just need everyone to pray that they come out to church this week!
The church is true!  I know that pretty much everyone that will read this letter is Mormon but you guys can all share the gospel and change the life of someone by sharing it with them.  You are all so great and I love all of you have the best week ever.

Love, Elder Colby Eyre

This Week From Elder Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

Hey Family and Friends!

This week was pretty good I still have some hard moments.  I know that with time I will have an even greater love for the gospel and realize that it really does change peoples lives.  Now that is a super cool thing to be apart of I just gotta have patience haha! 

Two days ago we were walking in the streets looking for contacts.  This lady walks past us so we tried some contacting with her.  She tells us that she doesn't want to be Mormon because we believe more in José Smith than Jesu Christo.  We thought that was pretty funny and then she started to tell us that the Word of Wisdom is dumb because god smoked and drank haha!  I  was like holyyyy smokes what bible are you reading!  She said she reads from the Catholic Bible.  We did clarify that God didn't drink and smoke and then we left her alone.  It was super funny!

This week we also did service for some members that needed help weeding.  I was excited, thought it would be just like home when one of the ward members was like hey watch out sometimes there are huge tarantulas  in the weeds!  I was like NUTZ!  Then he said they mostly stay in their holes until it gets hot which is like in December and January.  I was still just dying every time I pulled a weed! 

Anyways on a spiritual note I was reading 3 Nephi 15: 9 "Behold, I am the law and the light.  Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life."  I know that we will have hard days but if we endure the hard times well and endure to the end all will be well!  This gospel is legit and I'm thankful I have the opportunity to share it.  The members here are SO good to me and I'm blessed.

Love Elder Colin Eyre