Chile Santiago East Mission

Friday, February 26, 2016


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

This week was super great and super crazy!  First my old comp,  Elder Aguirre is reunited with his family right now he finished his mission.  It was really weird to send Elder Aguirre home but I am so grateful that he was my companion the last 6 weeks of his mission.  He really taught me so much.  

The crazy part is that on P-Day I got with my new comp after Elder Aguirre left.  Well he had barely unpacked when President Morgan called and was like hey Elder Eyre you're going to train and you need to come to the mission office and get your new comp right now!  Then he tells me that the comp that I had for a whole three hours is going to go somewhere else.  My three hour comp was from Peru and he was super cool so I was a little bummed  to lose him.  So we booked it to the mission office to pick up my new comp.  We got to the mission office and thats where I met Elder Gorri.  He is from Argentina and he is super awesome!  I love him its weird to be teaching him and to now be the senior comp and trainer!!!  To tell you the truth it seems a little scary sometimes to think whats ahead but I know everything will be okay.  

Thanks so much for everyone at home and thanks for the continued prayers.  I  love you all sorry I wasn't given much time to write this week.  

Love, Elder Colby Eyre

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

This week was pretty sweet, next week we have transfers.  Elder Silva has 6 months in this sector so I'm pretty sure he will get changed but to tell you the truth I have no clue what will happen because our mission pres. is unpredictable! 

Somehow none of my emails sent last week so kinda sad about that haha!  Anyways the last two weeks were pretty good I'm just trying to keep pushing along.  I was a little sad I couldn't go skiing with the my whole fam last week my Dad finally went skiing for the first time this century and it happens to be when I'm on my mission haha nutzzzzz!   However I am glad that I can be here bringing others to Christ.  I know this is where I need to be.  

Back at home my Dad would always come in the house and just yell BOYSS and most of the time for no reason.  There is this guy that works where we live and he always tries to speak English.  He can only say a few words but we were leaving our appartment and we start walking and the guy comes flying around the corner on his bike and yells HELLO BOYSSSS with a huge smile.  I was just dying with laughter it was so funny! All I could think about was my Dad, I just loved it.

This week was legit we had a movie night with the ward and we watched this movie called The Cokeville Miracle its pretty sweet but after we had a dessert contest.  I made sugar cookies from a cookbook that a neighbor gave me in UTAH so thanks a ton SISTER Christiansen you're the best!  We made the cookies and there were six other desserts at the contest.  You won't believe this but our cookies were gone in like five minutes and I had made a ton haha!  They didn't really have a winner in the contest but really the missionaries totally won!  I'm pretty sure the Bishops wife was kinda bugged everyone loved my cookies the most and not very many people ate her cake.  It was pretty fun!

Anyways I'm just Teachin and Preachin in Chile its pretty cool.  My sector is kinda rich and so to be honest its hard to find new people because so many have the attitude of, "Ahhh I don't need something more".   Elder Silva and I just keep at the work.  I know with hard work we will find more people.  

Thanks to everyone for all the prayers they're the best and I'm so grateful.  Have a good week love you guys tons.

Elder Colin Eyre!

Sunday, February 21, 2016


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Colby's real time selfie :)

Hey guys this week has been great!  Elder Aguirre and I have been working super hard trying to find as many people as possible to hand out Book of Mormons to.  There is nothing like spreading the good word!

Yesterday was so hot and we had been in the streets most of the day trying to find contacts.  I seriously thought the soles of my shoes had melted a few times haha!  The heat is real here in Santiago.

Today I was reading an article I liked in the Liahona. The article said we should not think about how doing something will bless our own life, but how serving the lord will bless others. I got thinking about that and it really hit me how important it is to have that mind set. We will be much happier and help so many people in the process.

Thanks so much everyone at home for all you guys do.  I love you all have a great week.

Elder Colby Eyre

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

We did not hear from Elder Colin Eyre this week. His LDS mail was not working. :(

Colin was happy to be hanging out with Elder Miller!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Week 28

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre In Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good.  Elder Aguirre and I have been working super hard to get our ward to start working with the missionaries.  The missionaries are a really big part of the ward here.

Right now we have this one golden investigator his name is Daniel. He's super awesome.  Daniel has his baptismal interview set for this Thursday.  I would love it if you could remember him in your prayers this week.  His entire family are members but less active.  We have been working with them for a while now so hopefully all goes well.

Nothing super crazy, we are just working hard everyday.  My testimony of the gospel continues to grow and I am so grateful for the Savior and his sacrifice for us.
I love all you guys and hope you have the greatest week.

Elder Colby Eyre

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

A super week ended with a Super Bowl Sunday baptism ahhh yaaa! His name is Remijeo he is my amigo fiel y estoy super feliz por el but anyways I'm happy that I can be here and serve.  Remijeo is 15 years old and from the first time I met him I knew he had a desire to follow the example of Christ. It was pretty cool! We had an instant connection.  We had a baptism date set for last week but it fell through because Remijeo didn't show up for his baptism interview with my amigo Elder Miller.  This was the first time he had done something like that.  I was pretty sad but we kept working with him and he came to his baptism interview.  Another thing that was a problem was we needed his mom to sign that he could be baptized but she finally agreed.  It was awesome Sunday his whole family showed up to support him.  I was SO happy! I didnt baptize him a guy in the ward did.  It's better that way because then he will be more connected with the ward! I know that Heavenly Father can prepare people to hear the good word before we even get to them so thats cool!:)

Funny story, yesterday we did some visits with our Bishop.  We were walking home with him in the night and like a week before someone told me he is pretty much blind at night.  Well I totally had forgotten and we were walking home and he was holding onto my bag and my shoulder.  I was just like hmm weird but okay.  Then I noticed he was kind of tripping on a ton of stuff.  I was just thinking he was joking around and then he also stepped on a dog.  There are lots of dogs in the streets.  Now at this point I still hadn't remembered that he didn't see well at night.  Finally we get to his house and that's when I remembered hahahaahha it was sooo funny!  I had totally spaced it that he needed me to guide him!  Luckily in the real world we have the Holy Ghost that is our constant companion if we are keeping the commandments.  I am so grateful  for the opportunity to have the best companion by my side always helping me and protecting me! I still feel really bad for not guiding our Bishop home very well haha!

I'm so happy we could baptize Remijeo :) I hope everyone has a smokin cool week and I'm glad the Broncos won the Super Bowl!

Elder Colin Eyre

Sunday, February 7, 2016


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good!  We've been working really hard to find new people to teach.  In my mission they are really focusing on baptism and repentance.  With our contacts that is what they want us to focus on. Yesterday Elder Aguirre and I had lots of time to contact so we just went for it and amazingly we found five new investigators.  We also have a few baptism dates set so thats super awesome.  It is really important that these people are joining for the right reasons so we have to make sure of that too! I've got faith that we will be able to teach all of them again hopefully in their homes.  

It is such a cool experience when a person accepts a baptism date.  Being out contacting is the best way to find the people that are elegido/chosen and are ready to receive the gospel. I know this gospel is true with all my heart and I know that in our lives we can see miracles if we have faith. 

I love all you guys back home have a great week!
Elder Colby Eyre

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

 This week was pretty sweet except for one day.  Elder Silva and I were in the streets this lady walked by mumbling and looked nutz.  I didn't even talk to her cuz she was just too crazy.  She breezed passed me and touched my shoulder and kept walking.  There wasn't anyone in the street and we were out house contacting.  The next thing I know I hear like splashing so I turn around and her pants are down and she was peeing it was pretty gross.  I will have to say this was my first time being mooned on the mission haha!  My comp and I thought it was pretty funny we just walked away and laughed.  My mind is still scarred from that!

During a lesson this past week I had the opportunity to share a really neat story my grandmother shared with me.  It is the parable of the Mule in the Well.  

Sometimes it's not what is happening but how you handle it.  A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule.  The mule fell into the farmer's well.  The farmer heard the mule 'braying' - or - whatever mules do when they fall into wells.  After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving.  Instead, he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened...and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially, the old mule was hysterical!  But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back...a thought struck him.  It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back...He should shake it off and step up!  This he did, blow after blow.

"Shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up!" he repeated to encourage himself.  No matter how painful the blows, or distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up!  

You're right!  It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well!  What seemed like it would bury him, actually blessed him...all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity. 

That's life!  If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...the adversities that come along to bury us usually have within them the potential to benefit and bless us!  Remember that repentance, forgiveness, faith, prayer and hope are all excellent ways to "shake it off and step up" out of the wells in which we find ourselves.

So anyway there is a member thats going through a really hard time and I shared this story with her.  I think it really helped her.  It is so true that there will be hard times and Satan will throw hard things at us.  He wants nothing more than to tear us down.  We have two choices, we can just give up or shake it off like the mule.  When we shared this parable with this lady going through a hard time I could really feel the spirit.  I am so grateful for everything I know that I have been so blessed!  This week was great just trying to work hard and find new people to teach.  It's actually a hard thing to do but I'm grateful for everything that I have.  

Hope everyone has a good week love ya tons!
Elder Colin Eyre