Chile Santiago East Mission

Sunday, October 23, 2016


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

This week was good my comp and I saw a huge miracle with a less active family.  We invited them to come to church and they accepted and brought their kids.  They are so happy to be back and want us to help prepare their kids for baptism.  We also had a random contact in the street and invited them to church and they came!  It was pretty cool and made me so happy.

This past week we also needed to give a blessing to a guy who happened to be in the hospital.  Now if you know me, right about now you are thinking Colin doesn't do well in hospitals and usually he passes out pretty easy!  I couldn't say no but just as we got to the hospital I started to feel sick.  We headed up to the guys hospital room and that's when he starts telling us all about his surgery.  At this point I am literally sweating bullets.  I couldn't take anymore of the story so I interrupted to tell him we had come to give him a priesthood blessing.  I am trying with all I have not to pass out and I begin to give him a blessing.  The moment I lay my hands on his head I felt great and knew I was going to be ok.  Then mid blessing I realized in all my trying not to pass out I forgot the blessing oil!  Yep, I had to start all over!  It was pretty embarrassing but my comp and I had a pretty good laugh on the way home!

Things are going well here in Chile and I can honestly say I am enjoying the time! It is always cool seeing how the gospel blesses people so much!
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey everyone this week has been pretty great!  This last weekend it rained a ton.  I just happened to be the only Elder with a rain coat and an umbrella so I felt like I needed to share.  I gave two other elders my umbrella thinking my coat would keep me dry, I mean it is a rain coat!  Well no such luck it lasted for about two hours and then I felt like I was swimming in a pond shoes and all!  When we arrived at this ladies house to teach we looked like a couple of wet dogs so she gave us towels to dry off.  I do love the mission, rain and all!

Other than that it has been a pretty normal week.  I have learned to love the gospel so much being out here.  I have also learned to love the people of Chile, especially where I'm serving right now.  I have been able to teach so many.  Sadly, next week we have changes so we'll see if I go or stay but either way I love the gospel!

Have an amazing week everyone you guys are the best!
Elder Colby Eyre


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

This week was pretty good!  I have a new comp, Elder Arias, that is from Ecuador.   It has been fun learning how the people from Ecuador are.  He is pretty humble and a good teacher so its cool to learn from him.  I have to add I definitely loved my time with Elder Hammond!

Anyways, this week we have been working with a lady named Cory and she has two kids.  One is named Ricardo and the other is Darlin!  They are both pretty cool and Ricardo is preparing to be baptized. We have taught them several times and its been cool to see how the gospel has started to help them.  I have already noticed that they are all so much happier!  Yesterday Cory told us that she has noticed the gospel help her son Ricardo act much more calm so that was awesome!  I love being a part of helping others better themselves in this life and teach them the gospel :)

I hope everyone in Utah is

enjoying their time and loving the fall leaves because we're going into summer right now! I love everyone a ton and hope you guys can have a great week!
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey everyone back home I miss all you guys so much, but I'm also happy to be here in Chile preaching the gospel!

I think the best part of my week was a lesson that we had with this family we have been working with.  The wife is less active and the husband isn't a member.  We have been trying so hard to get them to progress and grow their testimonies.  In the past we have talked about the Word of Wisdom and they know about it but were putting it aside.  This week we talked about baptism and we told them that they need to follow the Word of Wisdom.  The Dad was like I know that it will be hard but I'm willing to give up alcohol!   My comp and I were both so excited!  After the lesson they always offer to feed us so we were eating after and the Dad poured his wife a glass of iced tea.  Then the wife said to her husband if you are going to quit alcohol then I am going to quit iced tea!  Honestly that made my whole day but then to top that off they came to church and the wife got up and bore her testimony!  I was so happy, just a few months ago she hadn't been to church in ten years!  I can't tell you how much this strengthened my own testimony and brought such joy to my heart.

I know that the church is true and that Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us. Thanks family and friends for supporting me on my mission.  I love you all and have an awesome week!

Elder Colby Eyre

Sunday, October 9, 2016


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

Colin didn't write this week, but he LOVED conference!

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:
 Hey guys this week has been pretty great here in Chile.  By far the best part of the week was watching General Conference!!  I loved it and I got my way into the English room too!  My comps were telling me that I should watch it in Spanish with them but I was like, no way English will be much more enjoyable.

I felt the spirit so many times in Conference.   I loved the talk about the Book of Mormon that a Seventy gave.  I think it was in the Priesthood session, but man it was so good and I also loved that he talked about the different ways that we can see that the Book of Mormon is true.  He said for some people it comes super fast and for others really slow.  However the promise is always there that it will come if we have the faith to read it and pray about it.

Another one that I loved was from Elder Nelson about Joy and how we can have more Joy in our lives.  I loved when he said, "when the focus of our lives is on Jesus Christ and His gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening or not happening in our lives." I loved that quote because I have found that so true on my mission and finding people that are here in Chile.  There are so many that are so faithful to the gospel and they have so much joy in their lives because of it.  I also see on the other hand there are people that aren't so faithful and do half the job, with half the faith and I can see a big difference in the joy and happiness in there lives.  I hope that all of us can be a little more faithful, me including haha! I know that we can have more joy in our lives!

Have a great week everyone at home i love you all.

Monday, October 3, 2016


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

This week was pretty good!  Funny thing, I was giving a blessing and right before the blessing I recited the words a few times with my comp.  I'm not sure what happened with my concentration but I started out reciting the baptism prayer.  It was a bit embarrassing but after my comp and I got a pretty good laugh from it.

This week we have been able to teach a lady that has been drinking tea for a very long time.  She just stopped drinking tea so she could keep the commandments and it was just a solid miracle because I know it has been really hard for her and is a sacrifice but its pretty cool!!!

We have also been teaching another kid named Ricardo he is eight years old. Ricardo really wants to be baptized and comes to church every week with his mom.  It's pretty fun he loves to play a game called Ninja after and always wants me to play.  It looks kind of like Fifa.  He was pretty sad when I told him we can't play video games but I told him it's all good!

I hope life is good in Utah and everyone can enjoy the fall:)
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty awesome.  It's pretty fun being with two other missionaries all the time.  We have been getting along pretty well as a tri-companionship.  Elder Lopez is teaching me some stuff on the guitar which is great!  I got the guitar at the beginning of my mission but haven't touched it since.  I'm hoping that when I get home I can sing some sweet hymns with the guitar haha!  I know it's a dream but with faith anything is possible!

In my sector we take buses every day and man they are so crazy flying over speed bumps, drifting corners and everything you guys have in mind haha!  I am not kidding! My comp and I were in the bus and my comp took his hand off the rail he was holding on too and right then the bus slammed on the brakes and man my comp went flying! It was pretty funny after because he was okay and didn't get hurt.  After I was like hey man you let go of the iron rod so that's why you went flying!  I really thought about it after, it is really so much like our own lives.  When we are living the gospel we are holding onto the iron rod.  I thought that day if we take our hands off the iron rod or stop following the commandments trials can come at any moment and can throw us around and hurt us so that is why we have the commandments and that is why we always need to obey and follow them because we never know when the trials will come.

Well that's was my spiritual thought this week.  I hope all you guys have an awesome week and hang onto that iron rod. I love every single one of you!
Elder Colby Eyre


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey family this week was pretty good!

We had a baptism and it was way awesome. The parents were there and I could tell they were touched by the spirit at the baptism.  I hope that we can get them baptized soon too.  On Sunday I was able to confirm him a member of the church! It made me so happy to be able to confirm him.   The day was a little crazy because I also had to give a talk right after in sacrament meeting and it was also my first time confirming someone.  That being said, my mind was in a million places at once, haha! It all went really well.

We went to lunch with a couple and the wife is less active and her husband is an investigator.  It was great we had a BBQ and it was way good.  This next week the wife wants me to make cookies for a family home evening.  Pray for me so they turn out alright!

Everything in Chile is awesome its finally starting to warm up so thats sweet!  I love the heat even though sometimes it kills my energy.  It's been such an awesome week.  I can't tell you how many times I have felt the spirit and that makes me so happy!
I know that as we follow the Savior's teachings we will feel the spirit and become closer to him.

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

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

This week was pretty cool because yesterday was the 18th of September which is kinda like the 4th of July here.  Many party way hard and drink a ton of beer!

This past we had a miracle because a lady we have been teaching is really nice and always wants to go to church.  Her husband isn't really into it and doesn't like her coming.   Anyway we called her Sunday to come to church with us and she said that her husband was sending her out buy food for the party.  Then she said she would try to sneak in a few hours if she could.  We were sitting in church and she showed up and it just made me really happy!  Her cousin is also a member and she just loved the experience too!  I hope that they can both keep coming.

Mission life is good.  I'm happy to be with my comp, Elder Hammond.  He is just a solid friend here and we just talk all day.  Hope all is well and if you have time please read Luke Chapter 6 - it is the best!

Love you all and have a solid week :)
Elder Colin Eyre