Monday, October 26, 2009


Good morning to all – here is this week’s letter from Weston – attached is a picture of his zone compadres. Also – some people have been asking if they can email him so I asked and here is his response… I can receive and send off e-mails to other people. Its allowed in this mission! So tell them to bring it on! lol.

Hey all!
Ok so this week has been really interesting. We have dealt with someone who really wants to be baptized but has an argument with every principal and we cant seem to touch her heart so we went to try to drop her and we cant even do that lol. She wont let us. also we had a very nice gift come to us. We were tracting and a man came up to us and said he liked our religion, wanted to be baptized, and HE asked US if we could give him a Book of Mormon to read...yesssss! lol

Ok some info about the area I realize that some of you have some questions. Ok so we are in a brand new area that missionaries have never set foot in. There are two members but they won’t work with us which really slows things down but we’ll manage. We do attend a branch but it is 35 minutes away by bus. For this reason it is hard to get people to church but there are chosen people here. Also our area covers like three areas so we travel a lot and we are in the process of getting bikes right now. Yes we are in the country and mom if you look it up, look up Valle Grande not big valley. And it has only been here for two years so I still don’t know if you will be able to see it.

Don’t really have a lot of time this week so now on to the spiritual thought.

This week I wish to talk about the B.O.M. there is a power in the BOM that I think sometimes we do not realize and I have seen it so in my work here. (Granddaddy I am pretty sure I got you beat in handing them out :) ) No bad man could right this book and no good man could write it if it weren’t true. In this wonderful powerful book we can find comfort, peace, answers, and all kinds of inspiration. I advise all to read this book often. If you have a doubt, it’s in the BOM. I promise you with all my heart it the answer is in there. It contains the fullness of the gospel and all who read it will gain an increased desire to repent, be better and come unto Christ. So this week when you are bored and really feel like just sitting down and spend your personal time watching TV, spend your personal time doing something that is actually personal and read the BOM. May the grace of our almighty savior be with you all,

till next week, chow!

"i must obey"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hey everbody!

yeah hopefuly i will get that package tomorrow! lol things in chile have really been up and down lately lol. its a little tough opening up a new area (im still dry) but it is also truely a blessing. i have learned so so much about the work. also we have like 10 people with baptisimal dates for the 9th of november so hopefully they won´t all fall through lol. actually i have a lot of faith in one of our investigators. his name is fabian and he is 13 years old and he is like obsorbing the BOM! ha ha its great. he is always so excited for us to give him another chapter to read in the BOM and he is learning so much from that. just think how much we would learn everyday from the BOM if we all had this attitude.

chile update: ok something that is funny first. all that we drink down here is juice, so we go all day drinking nothing but juice and walk around all day. so you can imagine that by the end of the day i am dancing my pants off because i have to go so bad and since its all juice it is really hard to wait. but the good thing is is that it actually serves as a useful tool. we greet someone and if we feel that they might listen to us if we can get into their house we simply ask if we can use the bathroom. since the people are usually willing to help here we get in. then while the other is using the bathroom we just "casually bring up the gospel. lol it really works sometimes. also another thing that is interesting here is how obsessed everyone is with shoes, and sunglasses. wow every corner and ever other store! ha ha it reminded me of spencer. what is spencers address by the way? also i don´t think i have andrews either. mom could you locate them for me please?

ok spiritual thought:

this week as i have mentioned has neen a little rough as i have mentioned for various reasons. one thing that happened that has built up my testimony is that we passsed by someones house, gave them a lesson and left. the next day we returned and the grandpa of the family had died. they didnt want to talk to us that day so we returned the next day to teach them the plan of slvation. this is what i want to focus my thought on today. How glorious and how merciful is our God. for so loved us that he provided us with this wonderful plan. it brings me much peace of mind to know that when our loved ones pass away that the place they go to is to live with our loving heavenly father. they are not simply dead, but it is my belief that they are more alive than ever in christ their redeemer and their God. Sometimes these things are hard to deal with. when we lose our loved ones it is hard because we cannot see them or touch them. but here is what we should all remember, we have a savior. Jesus christ walked the path completely and utterly alone so that we don´t have to. he suffered for us, died, and then rose again. thanks to the great mercy of christ we can return to live with our loved ones not just once again, but once again for eternity. my heart goes out to all those who may have lost someone close here recently. i know it is hard but just remember that our God is an awesome God and as we are found doing the things he has commanded us, we shall inherit the kingdom of God. May the grace of our Lord Jesus christ be with you all,

Elder Fischer

-the Lord has commanded it, and i must obey. -Nefi

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hey all!

Ok Chile update and info for the week - Saturday night here was crazy! The reason being is that Chile beat Colombia and qualified to go to worlds next summer so literally everyone was in the streets going crazy. Also something I thought Dad, Zack and Jeff might find interesting is that the people here are like crazy about tennis too. Don't get me wrong they are way crazier about soccer but if it's not soccer its tennis.

Mom also it would be cool to have like a little basketball hoop for our door or a football or something like that for the package. Yeah I finally got the letters last Tuesday. They both got here the same day so I don't know which is faster. I haven't seen a ups mom so I don't think that would work.

The work again was a little slow this week. But Elder Marshall and I have decided to do something that I think will really help us a great deal so we are super excited and determined now to go out and get this show on the road.

Spiritual thought:

As I have been down here I have become more and more aware of the powers and influence of satan, and I am going to tell you right now he's a tricky little bugger lol. But in all seriousness he is real. He does not normally come at us with the big things either. He works sneaky and slowly. " 2 Nephi 26:22 (yes Zack vs. 22) says that he starts with a smal string that in time turns into strong cords that bind us forever. This is how satan works. he gets us to think oh its ok I can do this small thing, and he starts a little tiny string that we can break easily. But as we continue to just do these "small things" then he continues to tie strings around us till they become unbreakable cords that he will use to control us. So my message to you all this week is to not let satan trick you into doing the "small things" for in time, they will not be so small. May the grace of our Lord be with you,

Till next time my friends,
Elder Fischer

"the Lord has commanded it and i must obey, amen." -nephis last words


Hey family!

How is everyone doing? Still haven’t received your letters lol. Hopefully tomorrow. My companion is good. He really teaches me a lot about the brain work of the mission and the things that work best here. We get along really well. He is really funny. One cool thing is that he played football for a year at Dixie football before his mission as a corner. He is tiny though ;) lol the only problem is I feel sometimes that he is not exactly obedient or that he is here for the same reasons as me. But I love him and we get a lot done together so it’s all good in the hood.

Wow congrats sis! a girl! ha ha I told you ;) anyways I can’t wait to get pictures of you and your baby belly! How are you guys doing? Shoot me off an e-mail or something.

Ok so now its time for a little Chile preview. The food here is amazing! I mean wow if we ate more than two meals a day here I would be gaining like crazy lol. Especially the ice-cream. I don’t know what is different about it but wow its good lol. Dad you would be jealous about this but everyone year loves ping pong! Ha ha most people have a table it’s kind of funny. The people hear are so nice and most will talk to you. The only problem is that they are really lazy and don’t always want to go to church and it ways in PMG that if they don’t go to church they will not get baptized.

The name of the area that me and my companion are opening up is called Valle Grande and oh man it is grand lol. Also it is so beautiful! We finally moved into our apartment Friday and it is so much better than sharing with other missionaries. We have to travel by bus everywhere which kind of is no fun but it gives me a good opportunity to practice my Spanish by talking with people. Yeah we have lunch appointments. She is a good cook.

I can’t wait to hear from the BYU gang. Tell them to shoot me off an e-mail or two. Sounds like they are doing great and having a good time. I knew they would.

Oh yeah we definitely got to watch conference down here and even in English! Lol I have never been o involved in conference before it was awesome. Yes mom elder Holland’s talk was very legit. He is definitely my favorite followed by a close uctdorf. After it was over for the first time in my life instead of oh yes thank goodness it was sad because I wanted more lol.

This weeks work was kind of sad, we had some people fall through. One was especially disappointing because we had tow wonderful ladies progressing beautifully and ready to be baptized and the husband all of a sudden goes crazy on us and won’t allow us to meet with her. But that is a part of the work sometimes and we will continue to pray for them and there dad. We are so optimistic and ready to get back out there this week and bring more souls unto Christ.

Ok so since like half of the conference talks were on love and charity I think that’s what my spiritual thought will be on today.

In first Corinthians 13:1 we read that when we speak not with charity our voices are like the sound of a tinkling symbol and do not have much affect. But when we do speak with charity our voices are like the sound of a trump of which we learn in chapter 14 is what prepares men to battle. And yes we are in a battle right now. A battle against Satan to bring souls back to our heavenly father. Then in D and C we read that when we preach with the sound of a trump we are declaring the truth like unto angels of God. So what I take from this is that in our missionary work we can either not speak with charity and have little effect or we can speak with charity and preach with like the powers of the angels. One other scripture, in Colossians 3:14 we are told that above ALL things put on charity, which is the "bond of perfectness". We are commanded to strive to be as much like Christ as possible, Christ was perfect. May the grace of our Lord be with you all,

Till next week,
Elder Fischer

"I Must Obey"