Saturday, December 26, 2009


Hello to all,

Ok so this week has been crazy for me. First we had Elder Amado from the quorum of the seventy come and speak to us. That was really cool and I learned so so much doctrinally and spiritually. Then on Tuesday we had a missionary Christmas party which was really really fun. I got to see and talk with Elder Marshall a lot so that was really great. Also this week I feel I have learned a lot about dealing people that really get on your nerves!!! Lol just kidding my companion is fine. I sat down with him the other day and just had a nice heart to heart conversation with him and we starting to work more and more so hopefully everything will work out there (thanks Bruce)

so now the sentence that mom is just absolutely dying to read...should I write it...I don’t know if your ready...should I really...ok mom...take a deep breath...are you ready...I don’t think you are it is...I got my package. Lol yes I got it and I must say it was a little over the top...perfect! Lol thanks so much really! Next Christmas I don’t think you need to send quite so much though lol. Thank you all for your letters. As I was reading them I could really feel like I was in your life’s and could really feel your love. I opened it today because tomorrow is just a regular day except for my 40 minute phone call (!!!!!!!)

So Christmas here is...different. Lol I can hardly tell a difference. People here just celebrate different I guess but it doesn’t seem as big. I guess cause to me Christmas time is so much about family.

Anyways spiritual thought!

Christmas is a time of giving gifts, and as such I would like to talk about the greatest gift ever given. The Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Atonement of Jesus Christ includes his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, his death on the cross, and his resurrection 3 days later. There is so much doctrine in the atonement that it is impossible for the human mind to fully comprehend it, but what we do know is that thanks to this incomprihendable sacrifice, we can once again live with our heavenly father and our families forever. "For as in Adam all men die, even so in Christ, all are made alive" (Corinthians 15¨12) thanks to Jesus Christ we all have the opportunity to inherit the Kingdom of God and with that all that the father has. This gift however is conditional. We can only obtain these things as we obey the principles and gospel that Christ taught. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the end. “Wish with the innermost part of my heart, with great anxiety even unto pain, that you would hearken unto these words."

The Gospel is perfect and for everyone. also those that are knew or know nothing of the Gospel, there is something special about the gospel, if one puts in his part, truly wanting and desiring to know, and studies out the doctrine, light and knowledge will be brought into your mind. Also one more think more important than that, you got to pray. He knows, it’s just silly not to ask.

Anyways I love you all! Have a merry Christmas!

Elder Fischer

The Lord has commanded it and I must obey.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week of 12-14-2009

Hola familia,

Ok so I know you are all just dying to hear about my new area, companion, ward and all so I guess I will start with that.

My new area is Los Andes 1. Los Andes is the hottest part of Chile. Nice to be arriving here in summer lol. Our sector is huuuuge. So naturally I have a bike again! Lol the ward is great. There are not a lot of active members but that is why I am here. In the back yard of the ward there is a garden of trees. They have orange trees, lemon trees, peach trees, pretty much everything.

My a bean. Lol but seriously. His name is Elder Orellana and is from Chile. He is 21 and has a year and a half in the mission and I am leading him around and forcing him to be obedient. It’s all good though. I think the reason that I am with him is hopefully to help him.

Ok so this week was a roller coaster. In two days I popped three tires on my bike (thanks to nails) rolled my right ankle 3 times (that can’t be good) and am having to lead my "senior" companion around. Its all good though cause guess what...we had three baptisms! Lol oh the tender mercies of the Lord. Especially Sergio. Had a really awesome spiritual experience with him. Anyways the other two were Alejandro and Yaritza. So funny

Oh yeah another thing about our sector is that there is a jumbo in our sector! (American store!) I have been eating good. Lol

Anyways on to spiritual thought:

Ok so this morning I read a scripture that really stuck out to me and made me think about some of the things dad taught me a while ago. I was reading in 1nefi1:20 which reads:

20 And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast out, and stoned, and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance

The Lord sends “tender mercies” our way. He does it because He loves us and promised He would send the comforter and He himself would come unto us (John 14:16, John 14:18). His tender mercies are one of the important ways He shows us how much He loves us. We know that He atoned for the sins of all mankind and overcame physical death. We know that when we apply the atonement in our lives we can be freed from the burden of sin (PMG Chapter 3-Lesson 1 pg 32). But there is a second part to the Atonement which is “we can develop faith and strength to face our trials. I believe the Lord sends tender mercies in our life just at the right time to help us develop the faith and strength when we need it.

In a talk by David A Bednar we learn the definition of Tender Mercies "personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ."

In verse 20 its says that tender mercies are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith. In other words, He chooses us because we choose Him because of our faith unto action in obeying Him and serving Him.

The Lord sends tender mercies to those that have faith in him. Oftentimes I feel as my dad does that there are tender mercies that the Lord gives us that we are not even aware of. My challenge to you this week is to think and reflect upon times in your life when you have received tender mercies from the Lord. Think if they have been from other people and think how you can be a tool in the Lords hand unto bringing about a tender mercy unto someone else.

Love you all so dearly,
Elder Fischer

-debo obedecer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Don’t have a lot of time seeing as how we had freaking changes today.

I am now here in Los Andes 1. It is about 2 hours outside of the city lol I am even further now. But its good the work here is suppose to be good so I am excited. I am not going to lie, it was really hard to leave Valle Grande. We went to go say goodbye to the Gonzolez family and I cried like a little girl. Also it was hard to leave Elder Marshall and our wonderful house. We got so so close.

Did I mention that we had a baptism this week to? I will try to send pics.

Anyways I really don’t have a lot of time for anything. I am going to have to send you guys my Christmas package next week so it will arrive late :( poocha

Love ya all and you are always in my prayers.

Elder Fischer

-"the Lord has commanded it and I must obey."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Week of 11-30-2009

Week of 11-30-2009

Lol hey fam,

This week has been awesome! I have never been more tired in my life. But equal, I have never been so happy to be so tired. We baptized the Gonzalez family this week! After the past two weeks I almost want to get baptized again myself lol. Just looking into their eyes as they leave the water and begin their new clean life is something amazing! Then as they stand there looking at the water with a sense of innocence and humility is just amazing.

Anyways sounds like everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Want to know how I spent mine? Peddling my bike 70000 miles! lol ok maybe not that much. It was good though. We worked all day so I really didn’t have that much of a problem with it, it was kinda weird. ha ha cleaning out granddaddy and mammaws huh? lol I am jealous of you really, I miss doing big projects like that. Mom believe it or not, I eat salads and asparagus and stuff like that everyday. I don’t mind it anymore! lol sounds like the turkey bowl was fun. That is something that I missed ALOT!!!!

hmmm, Christmas...what do I want...lets see...oh I know...shirts and interesting huh. yeah it would be helpful if I could get a few more short sleeve shirts. Doesn’t matter what kind whichever is easier for you. also pants...I think I am growing a little but so they will need to be longer. hey if you can send me a pair of green pants or something! lol sorry mom I don’t know if you can wrap it or not.

Anyways we are going to spend our p-day working again it looks like. I wouldn’t have it any other way actually lol

let me know if there is anything I can do for you guys, love ya!

Elder Fischer

Quote for the week:
"never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved"