Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hola from Chile 10-20-10

Thank you so much for you letters, seriously your letters are blessings to me in so many wonderful ways. I am glad mam-maw is doing better. I was praying a lot for her and for mom and granddaddy. Homecoming against our old coach, that’s really interesting ha ha. How Henderson doing anyways? Happy late-bday dad!

Well this week was a good one for us. Actually with this week and the two weeks before me and my companion have 18 acts of service! And we are really seeing the fruits of it. One morning we went to clean out the yard of our stake President who was a bit of an angry man at the best of times but after we completely turned around his yard he is now the most loving man that I know. Little acts of love count. Also we are teaching a young man named Carlos and he walks and talks like he is the coolest ladies man ever and then when we got to church and he saw young women he ran out of the building really scared ha ha. He is going to get baptized the 31st of this month. He has 17 years and in two years he going on a mission. Also today we are going to clime a mountain as a zone and have a picnic for lunch. It took lots of hours of planning but it’s worth the suffering for these missionaries. Ill be sure to take copies of pictures from someone to send to you all. But sadly because we are doing this activity I have no more time. But I really would like to leave you with just one thought.

Today we are going to clime a hill and look down on Chile from above. As we look down we will see how beautiful and blessed this country is. Then we will talk about something really important. Just like the gospel, it takes work to clime up the hill but once we get up and look down, the view is so much better. As we live our lives in the gospel sometimes we have to work or make sacrifices, but the view is always better.

Love you and pray for you every week.

Elder Fischer

The Lord has commanded it and I must obey.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hola from Chile 10-02-10

Hola Familia,

This week has been a great one for me. Conference was absolutely amazing and I learned so so much. It really is interesting how about 2 years ago I dreaded conference and now when it ends I still want to learn and hear more. Several talks caught my attention but I will get to that later. As far as missionary work goes I don’t know why but this week went a little slowly. We did have the privilege to brig 4 people to conference to hear the prophet’s voice which was a huge blessing for them. With the changes this past week brought to us new, very new leaders to our zone. Lol the Lord is trying our patience. Ha ha no just kidding it really is a privilege to be here to see and help these missionaries progress.

Zack, suerte en the ACT. Ha ha worst hours of my life... na jk you will do fine. What else you up to? Or are you just serious schoolboy right now?

Allie keep strong in basket and keep burnin it up. When I get back I will still be able to beat you si o si but we can still play a little one on one...

Mom I wish I could be in your seminary classes. I bet they are marvelous!

Dad, when are you going to send me pics of your/my new toys?

I am also working up a package for you guys, hopefully I will find time to send it...

Spiritual thought
In D&C section 138 I read something that really caught my attention. It says that we were all chosen before this world to come down here and be who we are. We were given all the tools necessary to be able to return and live with God. It is possible for each and every one of us to perform our labors and callings. If it was too hard or impossible for any one of us to return to God and live in the Celestial kingdom then we would not have chosen to come down here as humans with the possibility of being Gods. We are sons and daughters of our heavenly and all powerful God and so we are future kings and queens of kingdoms too. I wish that this could burn in your fibers as it does in mine every day. We all are capable of completing our duties here on earth, no matter how hard and no matter what the trial, we can do it. Jesus Christ opened up the Gates of Mercy unto us and now we only must do what He asks. It is my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

Elder Fischer