Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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What’s up peeps,

hey to all. this week has been a really good one for me. sounds like you all have had a really good week too. Last night as we were waiting for the call to say we didn’t have changes we listened to some pretty spiritual songs that got me thinking, I was sitting there and looking at all the photos of my family and friends and I got this overwhelming feeling of love for you all. but it wasn’t a homesick feeling, it was a "man I cannot wait till we are all together in the celestial kingdom together forever in a state of never ending happiness (Mosiah 2:41).

anyways it’s good to hear that fitz is doing better. sucks that the tarheels can’t win a freaking basketball game! lol sounds like Allie is gaining that Fischer love for basketball. Britt is about ready to pop! lol wow I cant believe it. I still remember when she and Bruce maid the announcement at the beach last year.

Chile now has a new President. Piñera is his name. all I know is that he copied Obama in two ways. his slogan was one of change and he supports gays...gay.

Funny story - so we were talking to these two drunk dudes the other day and one was trying to talk all religious and stuff. it was actually kinda sad but I proposed two questions to him. the first was "si jesucristo estuviera al lado de usted, usted tomaria?" (if Jesus Christ was standing right nest to you right now, would you be drinking?) he said but of course no. then I said "entonces, porque toma ahora?" (then why do you drink now?) lol he looked like he had just pooped his pants then he went off laughing with his drunk friends. it was pretty funny.

Spiritual thought:

so I was reading a little about the definition of sheep. the bible dictionary says that they are very loyal to their master and something else very interesting that they are super good at recognizing the voice of their master. Christ is our master. just as a shepherd has gone head over heels to help us and save us. He has done more than enough to earn our trust and loyalty. he has not asked us much. repent and be baptized and come unto him as a little child and obey his commandments until the end. if we do we shall be held as precious treasures unto him (somewhere in exodus lol) I wish to exhort you with all my heart to come closer unto the master. we are his sheep and he is our Sheppard. If we are loyal and obedient to the master we when we recognize his voice at the last day it will be in the morning of the first resurrection and we will live with God Jesus Christ and our families as treasures of God in a state of never ending happiness. I Love you all and forever will be praying for you.

Elder Fischer

The Lord has commanded it and I must obey


Hola fam,

This week has been really good. full of wonderful spiritual experiences and good memories of which I will get to a little later.

First, they didn’t lie when they said that Los Andes was the hottest part of Chile. It’s been over 100 degrees every day here and we are in the beginning of summer.

Anyways I have been studying a little about the Armor of God this week. It is actually really fun to study out every single piece of armor in detail. For example it says to have your feet shod with preparation of the Gospel of piece. Jesus Christ is the Price of peace and this is his Gospel. When soldiers shod their feet with armor they do it so that they can walk into whatever battle shielded from whatever might impede their path. If we shield ourselves with the Gospel of Jesus Christ We will be able to walk through whatever challenge or temptation Satan puts before our path.

Cool Story:

Ok so yesterday we were a little frustrated for the lack of investigators in church. Before we left the apartment we made a promise with the Lord that we would not return to the house until we found someone that was ready to hear the Gospel. We left and didn’t have a lot of time scheduled to find people because we were teaching a lot but we started knocking doors and the 4th house we knocked we put someone with a baptismal date. But there is more to the story. we were walking down the street and my companion asked me were we should start (we should have already planned that but oh well) so we said a prayer and I waited and said lets go to these apartments over there. So we did and we found Alba. Something that I am really coming to learn is that the spirit carries the messages to our hearts, but we have to let it in. Sometimes we receive revelation and doubt if it really is what we think. If we don’t have the faith to let in the revelation and believe it to be revelation, we will never reach what we truly can reach.

love you all and send you all my love,

Elder Fischer

-the Lord has commanded it and I must obey

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hola from Chile,

Hey fam, this week has been slow actually work wise. Everyone is out on the streets partying and drinking but it is starting to get better now. Lol new years was fun, we stayed up till 12 and made ourselves dinner...lol

Today has been a fun p-day. We woke up early and took the bus an hour and a half to see this big lake with lots of trout! This has got dad excited I am sure. Only thing is it wasn’t a big lake, more like lots of little ponds. But it was still cool because there were so many that they swam close to the edge and I leaned over and picked one up with my hands! Lol it was sweet! Kinda creepy too so I dropped it real fast.

Anyways for mom and pops, update on the companion. Don’t worry about it, I got this. Lol he’s not that bad. We have been without the bikes this week and it has been a blessing cause between walking 40 minutes to each appointment we have talked a lot. His problem is that he is not here because he loves his Savior he is here because he is supposed to be and wants to make his family proud. So we have been building his faith there. Also he is satisfied with not baptizing. He says he is just a "planting seeds missionary"...yeah that doesn’t really fly with me. Lol I told him straight up I was here to baptize. But really don’t worry about it we found some really good new people this week. For new years we had an actividad. We went to Colina and played football americano for 3 hours! So so fun! But I ran the whole time! And I could barely walk the next day lol.

I don’t have like a really funny story this week but I do have a funny note about Chile. Lots of Chileans walk around with American shirts on but don’t know what they mean. They walk around with shirts that say I'm ugly or you will see a big muscle guy with a world’s greatest aunt shirt on. Lol so it’s always fun to see that.

Ok spiritual thought.

Today I want to talk about who we all really are. I wish for you all to never forget that we are all Children of God and as such are entitled to his throne. Think about it, God is the King of this Kingdom, and we are his children (princes and princesses) and as such we will one day "inherit all the father has" for "as man is, God once was, as God is now, Man may become"

In Moses 1:12 we read:

12 And it came to pass that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him, saying: Moses, son of man, worship me.

We see Satan’s attempt to attack Moses understanding of his divine relationship as a son of God in order to tempt him. Satan refers to Moses as “son of man”. It is one of Satan’s greatest tools he uses on all of us to cause us to question our own divine nature as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. He seems to use this particular tool in some of our most difficult moments. If he can cause us just for a second to forget who we are and what is our purpose, he may have a greater chance for us to be disobedient to a commandment, not be as diligent as we can be or even begin to chip away at our faith in Jesus Christ.

Moses is quick to discern what Satan is trying to do. He responds with both powerful questions and declarations that both expose Satan for who he is and who he is not. We read in verses 13-15:

13 And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee?

14 For behold, I could not look upon God, except his glory should come upon me, and I were transfigured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man. Is it not so, surely?

15 Blessed be the name of my God, for his Spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from me, or else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me? And I can judge between thee and God; for God said unto me: Worship God, for him only shalt thou serve.

Moses declares who he is and expresses powerfully his relationship with his Heavenly Father. He remembers what he has been taught by his Heavenly Father:

16 Get thee hence, Satan; deceive me not; for God said unto me: Thou art after the similitude of mine Only Begotten.

Let us be strong in moments of temptation by being “quick to remember” that we are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father who always stands by us.

Love you all! Till next week!

Elder Fischer

-The Lord has commanded it and I must obey


Hola FAM,

Not much has happened hear either since we talked. I am starting something with my companion that I think will help us find more and eventually baptize more. Other than that not much has happened.

Wow I don’t know what to say about Fitz. To be honest I am a little shell shocked. He is definitely in my prayers. And that is what I want to focus my message on today.

Prayer is something that is very powerful; through prayer we align our will to the will of God. Through prayer marvelous things can happen. Through prayer Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ, through prayer Jesus Christ suffered for all of our sins so that we can receive eternal life. Through prayer we can obtain the hope, peace, and love that we need in our lives. But prayer requires great work. >The reason being is because us, being human, have desires and wishes that are not the same as Gods and we must pray earnestly and willingly to learn of his will for us. Jesus Christ prayed all night to know who he should choose as his disciples. I have a great testimony of Prayer. Through prayer no matter what happens, we can obtain the Love and peace of mind that we desire. So my challenge to you all this week to pray a little stronger and with more faith, if you don’t pray, start. It’s simple. It’s a conversation with God. Anyways this week, pray with faith and pray for Fitz.

Love you all

Elder Fischer

-The Lord has commanded it and I must obey