Chile Santiago East Mission

Sunday, July 24, 2016


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hola Amigos!  This week has been pretty good.  Just preaching the gospel here in Chile.  I think the best part of my week was getting a package from my sweet family!  I now have an official REAL Salt Lake jersey to fit right in with the millions of soccer fans here.  I'm excited to sport my home team!

It is crazy to think that I have completed a year of my mission.  It has been a year I don't think I have enough words to describe.  Definitely rewarding and challenging all at the same time.  I have also seen so many blessings that my family and I have received.

Last night we got to teach this guy who we had met earlier in the week.  Teaching him was awesome.  He was so cool and asked all the right questions because we had all the right answers! I love having this opportunity to teach the people of Chile.

I also got to speak in sacrament meeting last week about the restoration of the gospel.  I prayed a lot before my talk that I would have the spirit with me and help in speaking to the people.  I got up there and hit a home run talking.  I spoke for a solid fifteen minutes and just had a few notes.  I think the best part of that talk for me was knowing that God does listen and answer our prayers. :)

Have a great week everyone, I love you all!
Elder Colby Eyre

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

This week was pretty crazy we had changes and I got changed to a place up North in Illapel.  The city, Salamanca, reminds me of a ghetto Park City.  My new comp is awesome his name is Elder Hammond and he is from Atlanta.  He is really funny and makes me laugh a lot!  People think he is pretty funny too so we have a good time together.  I am so happy with the new area and comp!  The night we had changes it was like a big mission reunion.  All my friends from the MTC were there.  I also got to see Elder Salazar and Elder Jensen, it was pretty awesome.  We all just talked and laughed and couldn't believe we have now been out a year!

What followed was not good.  My new comp, Elder Hammond and I took a bus at 10:00pm to leave the beautiful beaches I have seen every day for this past year and headed to the mountains for four hours!  I think I prayed all four hours that I would not throw up.  The bus ride made me so car sick!

Salamanca is amazing.  The people here are so prepared to recieve the gospel!  The people are just happy and when they meet members they want to know why we are so happy and naturally they hear about the gospel and want to learn more about it.

Yesterday we were teaching this guy and his whole famly is LDS except him.  He wants to be baptized but has some Word of Wisdom problems.  He wanted to see the baptism clothes and so we showed them to him yesterday he says he is going to do all he can to be baptized.  It was great to see someone want to try so hard and be so pumped about the gospel.

Well it's good to be here and the sector is little so it's really good for my knee.  The mish is great and I hope that everyone is okay.  I love you guys tons and have a good week!

Elder Colin Eyre

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