Chile Santiago East Mission

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


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

This week was pretty sweet!  First it was awesome to be with my companion, Elder Arias because last tuesday was his birthday so I made it real special cuz sometimes it can be hard out here with out the family and so we ate a bunch of junk food and we had two birthday cakes during the day haha! It was cool and I think he was pretty happy because after he told me he had never had a birthday like that in his life so it was cool! We also had changes this week and I'm staying here in Salamanca with my companion so we can still help some people out together!

Last Sunday I had been praying that we could see some miracles during the day and a family that we have been working with finally came to church!  It just made me sooo happy and now they can start to progress.  The parents aren't married but they are going to get married the 6th of december and it just made me so happy!  

Sunday night we had set up a meeting with a guy that is twenty five and he is the kid of one of our old investigators and we taught him a lesson.  The lesson went so well and it was time to go home and I was like hey we gotta go and we was just like okay but I want to tell you guys something.  Then he told us that lately in his life he had been passing through hard times and he said he just needed a guide in his life.  He said the he wants someone to help him be happier and he was just like so I want to thank you guys so much for coming over.  It made me soooo happy and my comp and I were just walking home like almost crying!!! 

Today we were walking into the church to play ping pong haha cuz in Chile in every church they have a ping pong table.  We go to open the gate and this old guy wanted to talk to us.  It ends up that he lives very far away and he cant come to church.  Well he wanted to pay his tithing and I was just astonished at what he said.  It was such a privilege to be able to see how happy he was to pay his tithing.  I know he will be blessed for what he is doing and the sacrifice he is making.

Life is good in Chile.  I am happy with my comp.  I hope all is well in Utah and you guys can enjoy Thanksgiving!  

Love ya guys a ton peace out:)
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good here in Chile.  It's super hot but its still great being able to preach the gospel and get a tan at the same time haha kidding!

This Sunday I had the pleasure of giving another talk in sacrament meeting and being able to teach the Elder's Quorum class.  It was a lot but I studied for both of them and they turned out pretty good and I was happy.  When it was over I was thinking that before my mission if you were to ask me to do that I would probably have peed my  pants haha!  When I got up to talk and when I taught the class I could really feel that I was super calm and I know that has definitely come from the mission.  It made me super happy to think of all the progress I have made and it was in Spanish too!

I've really grown to love the gospel and even when we are pushed super hard and we're struggling I know that at the end we grow a lot and I'm thankful for the opportunity that I've been given.

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


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

My comp and I had a good week!  It was our last week of the change so we tried to work really hard and teach lots of lessons.

We also witnessed a small miracle that was pretty cool!  We have been teaching a lady for a few weeks which has been great.  However she works on Sundays so she can't go to church and thats a huge bummer.  Sunday we were walking to church and we saw her.  She stopped and told us that she had found a new job and will be able to go to church so that made me very happy!

The work here in Salamanca is hard sometimes and right now it is really hot.  The awesome thing is that the people are very loving and the branch is starting to grow!

Thanks for the love from everyone back home.  I know it's almost Thanksgiving so I hope you all can be chillin and eat a huge turkey!  Have a great week Utah love ya tons:)

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been really awesome.  We were able to go to the temple with a recent convert for the first time to do baptisms for the dead.  My companion and I were the witnesses of the baptisms.  It was super awesome to be able to see a youth that is only fifteen go to the temple for the first time!

Our mission also had the great blessing to have Elder Rasband come and speak to us.  He spoke about being more attentive to the spirit and paying more attention to what the spirit is saying to us.  It was really amazing to hear from an apostle and be able to shake his hand afterward.  His talk really made me want to improve and rely more on the spirit and pay attention to it.  I know that when we do we can be more effective as missionaries.  One thing I have learned is that its really not what I do that converts the people but it is us inviting the spirit in and listening to it.  When we do this it helps the person feel the spirit and then they can be converted by the spirit.  Hope that makes sense!

Before Elder Rasband came in President Morgan asked all two hundred of us to not talk and not move before Elder Rasband came into the chapel.  It was silent and no one was moving.  We were just excited to hear from an apostle of God.  Then I see one of Elder Rasband's security guys walking towards me and I realized it was Brother Porter from my stake back home.  He motioned for me to get up and come out with him.  I wonder what all those missionaries thought!  I was just so happy to see a familiar face from home.   We talked outside for a minute and he gave me some treats from my family!  It was awesome, I got some strange looks when I went back inside :)

Love all you guys back home have a great week.
Elder Colby Eyre

Sunday, November 13, 2016


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

The past week we have been so busy!  Right now the area I am in the members are super spread out and so are the towns.  This one town we went to used to have a branch and now there is only 1 active family.  That just means there is a lot of work for us to do!

We were out contacting and met this guy who invited us in - YES!!  He had a pool table and wanted to challenge us in pool.  Well I played him and lost but I should have won. Anyway it was all good:)

Everything is great here in Chile.  I hope everyone has a good week.  I love this gospel and how it blesses each and every person that obeys the commandments!:)

Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good.  My comp and I have been getting along great.  He is way cool and it's nice being with someone from the states.

The new ward that I'm in is also really awesome.  It's weird going from a small branch to a ward with lots of active members.  I am back in the city and there are people everywhere!

I think the miracle for the week was this past Sunday.  We went on the hunt for this new convert family that moved into our ward but with boundary changes they kind of got lost in the shuffle.  They haven't been back to church since the change.  We had been going by their house so many time during the week I can't even count - and no luck.  Then they were home Sunday and invited us in!  We shared an awesome Mormon Message from President Monson that they loved and had a short lesson.  They seemed to be really happy we stopped by and said they would be at church the next Sunday so we are super pumped about that.

I hear elections are today so everyone good luck and may God be with you all!

Have an awesome week everyone!

Friday, November 4, 2016


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santigao Chile:

Hey what's up everyone!  This week has been pretty good here in Chile the weather is really starting to heat up which sort of stinks. I will say I like the heat more than the cold!  

My new companion is pretty awesome we have been doing pretty great together.  It's a little weird to be with someone that speaks English because I haven't really spoken much English in the past 4 months.   

I'm loving the new ward that I'm in because so many members are pretty open to coming with us to go preach the gospel to investigators in the area.  I can't tell you enough how much it helps.  I would encourage all of you guys to go ask the missionaries if you can go to a lession with them.  It really is such a game changer when the members are there to help and support. 

Sunday during sacrament meeting I had to present myself in the new ward.  My mission president showed up to the sacrament meeting so that made me really nervous.  In the end, besides my red face it all turned out pretty well.  

Well I had my last Halloween here in Chile.  It is pretty lame for the missionaries because we have to be in early.  I was really missing my mom's chili and breadsticks when there was a Halloween miracle.  My mom sent me a Halloween package with all the Halloween candy and I got it on Halloween!  

I love all of you guys back home and I know the church is true. Have a great week.

Elder Colby Eyre

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

This week was pretty awesome we were able to baptize my friend Ricardo!  He was so happy and I just know that coming to church has changed his life and made the family so happy.  During sacrament meeting on Sunday I was able to confirm him and it was really cool!  After Ricardo wanted to sit next to us and we were just sitting there and I just started to cry because God has been answering my prayers.  It is so awesome to know that now this little kid will be able to receive so many blessings as he continues to live the gospel.

I'm so happy that I have the gospel in my life and that I have the opportunity to help others.  Sometimes its hard to be away from my family or be in a country that eats a lot of bread which doesn't help my health at all.  Haha,  I love being here and being able to serve the people of Chile, it is all worth it!

I hope everyone has a solid Halloween and can get a lot of American candy because its way better than Chilean candy! Love you guys a ton have a good week:)

Elder Colin Eyre


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

This week was good and my comp and I had so many great experiences!

We have been working hard and preparing an investigator for baptism.  Unfortunately by  the end of the week he was not able to get baptized as we thought.  We have had many family nights with him and other families from the area to help him feel a part of the branch.  I feel pretty positive that in the next few weeks we will be able to baptize him.

Our P-Day was pretty fun, we went on a hike up in the dry hills of my sector.  I included some pics of it.  Chile is seriously such a beautiful place. They do have some hard core big cactuses and they are scary!  At one point a little one went in my foot it was just the worst haha!

This week we have interviews at our house with the mission president so that should fun.  Anyways I hope everyone will be able to have a way fun Halloween and that all goes well in the USA!  Love you tons and peace out!

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty good! Today I transferred to a new area.  I am now in an area called Los Chayavientos.  I am pretty excited to start working here.  I will say at the same time I am sad to leave my old area because it was so awesome.  With the new area came a new companion.  He is actually pretty cool and has only been on his mission four months.  He is from Georgia.

I wanted to share an experience I had this week specific to prayer.  I was talking to another missionary and he was telling me some pretty cool stories that he has personally had about prayer.  Afterward I was like hey I've got to put this to the test!  That same day we had a really important lesson to teach to all girls.  The mission rule is that a guy has to be present.  We can't just go into a house if a guy isn't there.  In my head I was like stink, what are we going to do!  Well I knew exactly what I was going to do.  Before we left our pension my companion and I said a prayer.  I specifically asked that before we arrived to the house to teach the lession we could find somoeone to come with us.  After our prayer we left walking to the lession knowing that if we got there and there wasn't a guy we couldnt even teach our lesson as planned.  The entire time I was walking with all the faith I had knowing that the Lord wouldn't let us down.  I began calling people in the ward to see if anyone could meet us at their house.  I knew that I needed to do my part if I was going to ask Heavenly Father to do his.  Well guess what when we were about 3/4ths  of the way there we got in contact with a member to come with us.  I knew without a doubt it was a straight miracle and direct response to my prayer!

 I'm so thankful for the opportunity that we get everyday to talk with our Father in Heaven.  I want to invite everyone that you can be more specific in your prayers because I know the Lord will respond to them and help us out!

Thanks everyone back home.  I love you all!
Elder Colby Eyre