Chile Santiago East Mission

Sunday, March 26, 2017


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

Well things are getting pretty crazy here in Vina Del Mar!  It is time to change companions which is really sad because I have had a great time and lots of success with Elder Cheney.  He has become a real good friend.  My new comp is Elder Hansen from Tooele, Utah and he is on his last transfer so that is pretty cool.  We are already kind of friends but I'm always really happy to be able to serve in the lords vineyard!

This week we had a lot of fun and we worked hard.  We almost got a baptism with Carolina but she is going to end up getting baptized next week.  It was way cool because at first she came to church with just her daughters.  Her husband is actually less active but on Sunday the entire family came and her husband showed up all dressed in his nice suit.  It made me so happy to see all her family there.

 Chile is fun and I love being able to see God's hand in not only my life but others. :)

Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey Homies back home - I miss you all!  This week has been pretty good. We had Stake Conference and Pres. Morgan came and spoke on surrounding ourselves with positive and Christ-like things.  He started out with the story of Lot in the Bible and how after he had separated from Abraham he went and set up his tent looking out over the city of Sodom.  This was a very sinful city.  King Benjamin called all of the people in the kingdom to come hear him speak.  All those that came set up their tents to face King Benjamin.  Everyday as the people left their tents they would see King Benjamin's tent and were reminded of his faithfulness and righteousness and what a good example he was.  Now in today's world we can't really change our front doors to face something great like the temple but we can surround ourselves with uplifting pictures or quotes that we will help us grow spiritually and also help us grow closer to Christ.

I love this example so much and I know that as we surround ourselves with uplifting things we will grow closer to Christ and we will feel his spirit stronger.

I love all you guys back home so much have a great week!


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

What's up!  So right now as I'm sitting down there are two adults next to me and they are flirting and its cracking me up sooo much - it's so awkward :). 

This week was pretty great we had a meeting with the mission president and it was awesome.  We talked a lot about faith and the power of faith so that was pretty cool. 

Jacob 4:6 Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.

In Jacob 4:6 we can learn about how powerful our faith really can be but I think it kinda takes an entire lifetime to be able to get to that - haha!  Everyday I try to grow my faith here in the mission.  

We have a lady that we are teaching she is really cool and her name is Carolina.  She is really nice and possibly will get baptized this week so we are pretty pumped about that.

I know that God loves us and wants us to be blesssed:)
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Whats up friends and family! I miss you guys tons but this week has been pretty good! We had this conference with our area president a few weeks ago.  He talked a lot about setting goals and achieving the goals to help us stay focused with our faith and lots of work which go hand in hand.  It was really cool because I went to the meeting with one question in my mind and it was, "How can I be more focused?" It was funny because thats pretty much what the whole meeting was about.

So to get back on track with this week my new companion and I have been trying to set high goals and do everything in our power to complete them.  It's been pretty awesome because we have been able to see so many miracles by doing this. One night my companion and I set a goal to find two new investigators.  The next day we were on the way back to our house and I was like crap we worked pretty hard today and we only have one new investigator.  In my head I was like I know the lord will help me out on this one and I will do my part and talk to everyone we pass going back to our house.  Well guess what, the first person that we talked to accepted our message and told us we could come back to his house so we left him with a prayer and met our goal!  This has really helped me learn the importance of setting goals and doing everything in our power to reach them.  I know when we do this we can see miracles happen and also see the hand of God in our lives!

I'm so thankful for this gospel and for the time I get to spend on the mission. I hope everyone back home has an amazing week!

Elder Colby Eyre

Sunday, March 12, 2017


This Week From Colin Eyre in Vina del Mar Chile:

This week was pretty good!  My comp and I are teaching a lot of different people which is awesome:).   We are teaching this lady and her mother in law lives in Florida and is Mormon.  She is visiting for the month and so its been great because she comes to the lessons and helps us teach.  She has been a great tool in reaching her daughter in law. I just love being able to see how the gospel can bless the lives of other people:)

Lately we have been going to ViƱa which is always an adventure - people are crazy there, haha!  I really am blessed here and I hope everyone can have a good week:)

Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty fun! I got a new companion straight out of the MTC. I love him, his name is Elder Moxley and he is from Boise, Idaho!  He is a way cool dude and I love being with him!  We have been having a lot of fun and at the same time are working really hard.

Well this week was fast Sunday so I decided to fast for a family that we are teaching.  They are a really neat family and are progressing but have a few rough edges that need smoothing out haha.  This past week we challenged them to continue reading the Book of Mormon and to pray asking if its true and if they should be baptized. Then for the great surprise, after Sacrament Meeting on Sunday the dad came up to me and my companion and just said, "I want to be baptized!"  I was in shock because that was all he said to us.  It was really so cool because I got to see two miracles.  One was the power of the Book of Mormon with prayer to see if its true.  The second miracle was seeing the power fasting has!  It was so awesome to see how quickly my answer to my fast came and I know it came with the help of God.

I love being on the mission and seeing all of these miracles.  Sometimes the mission is hard but in the end its definitely  all worth it! Thanks to everyone who encourages me to be out here I love you all.  Have an amazing week!

Elder Colby Eyre


This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty crazy and fun. This week the water was cut in my city because of way too much rain in the mountains.  I think it broke a water filter so for two days we were without water haha it was pretty crazy but a fun experience.  Now I am much more thankful for the water!

I was able to feel the spirit so much this week which is always really fun!! I love the spirit and the feeling of it is indescribable. It's just a warm feeling in your heart that makes you want to share your feeling with lots of people so they can feel the same way.  The beauty of this is that when we start to share the gospel with other people we will feel even better as we see other people grow in the gospel and as we see them change and become more Christ like.  That is why it is so important that we share the gospel with other people and that is why most of the missionaries are so happy because they get to feel the joy that comes from sharing the gospel and striving to live as Christ did.

I know that this gospel is true and as we can share it with others it will enhance those feelings and we will be even more happy! I love all you guys back home.  Have an amazing week I love you all!

Elder Colby Eyre

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

This week was fun a lady that we have been working with got baptised her name is Marlene.  She is really nice!  She just had a baby two months ago so it was kind of hard for her to be prepared for baptism but she did it:)   It was super cool because after the baptism she shared her testimonio with us.  She was so happy and excited to have the gospel in her life.

Here is a spiritual thought that just had me so humbled.  Anyone who has shared the gospel should know that God really does trust in them.  Heavenly Father has sent so many children to this earth but only a few of his children are members.  Those that have the opportunity to actually share the gospel with his other children are so lucky.  I just thought that was kinda cool and I'm happy I have the blessing to share the gospel - I love it!

I love ya guys a ton have a solid week:)
Elder Colin Eyre