Chile Santiago East Mission

Monday, May 15, 2017


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

This week was pretty crazy!  My companion, Elder Beard and I are pretty good friends.  It's actually pretty funny cuz we were talking a lot and we realized that we have played football against eachother before the mission.  The other great thing was for interchanges this week I was put with Elder Salazar and it was really fun.  We talked a ton but it was cool cuz we got the chance to change the lives of others.

We had a meeting in ViƱa Friday so I saw a bunch of my friends.  I am so grateful to be here on my mission in Chile and to have the opportunity of making and having so many great friends.

President Diaz shared a message this week with us and talked about the scripture found in Alma 6:6.  It talks about missionary work and the importance of praying for our friends that don't know much about God.  It talks about how we can help them just by simply praying or fasting for them so that was cool:) 

I hope all is good in Utah and I love ya guys a ton!

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty great! One experience that was really awesome was an interview that I had with my mission president.  We talked about the importance of taking notes. The thing is after 22 months on the mission I'm amazing at taking notes!  However, once I turn the page to write some more its probably the last time I see that page again haha!! That is where I learned something new.  My President Morgan explained that our notes should be like a favorite scripture. We should go back and ponder about what we have written. That is something very important and if we do so we will receive impressions of things we should do and we will be able to grow more spiritually.

The missions pretty sweet I'm still with my companion from Idaho and its been tons of fun to be together and to teach lots of people.  I love all you guys back home so much have an amazing week.

Week 92

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

Crazy week!  My companion ended his mission and that was pretty sad.  We were able to work really hard before he left and actually able to baptize Ayelen.  It was way cool because she actually has a way cool family and her mom used to not go to church but now she had started to come back.  

My new comp is Elder Beard.  He is super cool and I kinda know him.  He is also from Utah.  I am so happy to be here and be able to work in the Lord's work.
Elder Colin Eyre

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week was pretty awesome!  A couple in our ward was baptized this week and they are from Venezuela and just recently moved to Chile. They truly are so stinking great and faithful! Its been crazy because I've been able to see all the problems that they have had to overcome in order to be baptized.  I've watched them grow and overcome their challenges that they had.  It has strengthened my testimony so much to watch them grow and progress.   It's funny because I'm sure our Father in Heaven is doing the same thing with us.  When we are able to grow and become stronger disciples and become more valiant in keeping his commandments I am sure that he is so happy.  I also think that when we are going through hard times Heavenly Father  is there right by our sides encouraging us to keep going.  The blessings of the gosple are so awesome and I'm sure we can't even comprehend all that are there for us as we live the gosple and keep his commandments.

It just makes me so happy and glad that I have a Heavenly Father thats encouraging me to keep going and he will never leave my side! I love all you guys back home so much have an amazing week!

Week 91

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

Esta semana fue genial. Hemos visto muchos milagros ahhh just joking!  This week was pretty great and we were able to baptize two people.   It was so fun, we were able to get  permission for my old comp (E'Cheney) to sleepover with us Saturday night and then Sunday morning we woke up at 5am to run to the church and start filling the baptismal font for the service at 8am.  It was an awesome baptism with Carolina, her husband and the rest of her family.  You could definitely feel the spirit so strong.  We also have a family in the ward who is adopting a kid with some disabilities.  They wanted him to wait until they knew he understood what baptism was and make sure it was his decision.  He was also baptized.  Anyway it was really neat to be able to teach him we kept it as simple as possible so that he understood.  It was a pretty cool spiritual experience.  We have witnessed many miracles in this family in such a short time.  

I'm so happy to be here and it's the best when we can help others!  Love you all a ton have a great week:)

This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:

Hey guys this week has been pretty great and the spirit has been pretty high.  The earth has also been moving quite a bit here in Santiago! Haha All the earthquakes that have happened have been pretty stinking crazy but also pretty fun! In this last earthquake we were walking down the street with a youth from our ward visiting people and then all of a sudden all the cables in the streets started to swing and and the ground started to move its a pretty crazy feeling!

This week as I was reading the scriptures I read a little about service in Mosiah 18:26-27 when it talks about all the people with Alma giving everything they could! I love this scripture because I think that its so important that all give what we can.  That is what the Lord expects of us and if we can achieve that, the Lord will.  We will also be able to have so much happiness in our lives!

I love all you guys so much back home and I hope you all have an amazing week.