Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hola from Chile 01-24-2011

So basically just like every other week this change my companion has been sick. We went to the doctors today to get him checked out again and one of the old couples working there now worked for 27 years in the FBI. It was really interesting to hear stories and how he just loved it a lot. So basically now I’m going to work in the FBI...ha ha probably not.

This week we were very blessed to have another baptism. Nayeli Maldonado, I’ll send pics. She is a little girl that has wanted to get baptized for a long time now but her mom never gave her permission until we got here and she just changed her mind. We were just truly

blessed to be a part of this girls conversion. Actually here in this

sector we have been really really blessed to see a baptism almost every week. I can really feel the Lords love and blessings here in Gambino. Also it really helps to have a few returned missionaries here in this sector. It gives me lots of ideas for when we are all back there in NC in about 4 or 5 years. The Ward is going to explode with missionary work I think.

Mom I think it would be just a tad cheaper to buy shoes here, the problem is that there is not one single shoe here my size. ha ha last time I tried to buy they all just looked at me like I was crazy. ha ha.

Hey actually I have a question, what are the names of all the new wards/and or branches in our new stake? Any ways, I think I am going to leave you all with a quick thought now.

So I was reading a talk given by Elder Eyring that explains that time is property that God has lent to us. And that with this present we must cherish it and take advantage of it. He explains that if we really new all that we could be doing or should be doing we would never stop doing things. That never ending sense to be better to do something more and be bigger comes from the fact that we are all dying and we are all here with preordained purposes that we must complete. We have promised people we would help them and that we would be serving in certain way. If we really new everything we would not waste time watching TV, playing on the computer so much but rather instead, reading the scriptures, serving a family member, working on eagle scout projects(zf) and doing the Work of the Lord. So my challenge this week is that we take away a little of our "free time" and give a little more "Lord time", for that is what it is what every minute really should be.

Love you all and thanks for all you do!

Elder Fischer

The Lord has commanded it and I must obey

Wednesday, January 5, 2011



This week has been a pretty busy one. My companion has been a little sick so we have been running around to see doctors and all that stuff. Also we had a way sweet mission activity. We went to a big church and played sports for 5 hours so I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ha ha actually we played kickball, football, soccer and basketball. Almost the best day of my life...ha ha. Also Sunday we had another Baptism!!!!!!!!! Gonzalo is his name and he is 27 years old and already has the goal to go to the temple with his girlfriend in one year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha oh man he was so ready to get baptized.

Also we were tracting and we passed by a really nice field and we saw what I thought I would never ever see in Chile...a game of football! Actually it was the championship of the only league in Santiago. haha so we watched for 15 minutes but they were terrible so we just kept going. Then today in the morning my companion and I went to a museum of art...ha ha that was fun...we just pretty much made fun of things...same ol fish

Anyways, I took lots of pics this week so I will get to loading them up.

Mom I will start thinking about those essays. Don’t worry about getting me distracted...impossible...ha ha and if it needs to get done it needs to get done no mas.


In first Nephi chapter 11 we learn lots of things, actually one of the things that I learned this week is that true beauty comes from the Love of God. (1 Nephi 11:8) This means that anything joyful, or loving or beautiful in life comes thanks to and because of and with the love of God. Then we learn in verse 22-23 that the love of God is the highest joy that any man can feel or experience. We also learn from the scriptures that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and so, the best feelings, the highest joy, the most amazing experiences of happiness in life can only come to us if we have and are living worthy of the Holy Spirit. If we as sons and daughter of the living God wish to experience and feel his love then we must of necessity, seek the company of the Spirit. In other words, to be happy in life we must, go to church, partake of the sacrament, pray daily, read the scriptures, do our visiting and home teaching, pay our tithing, fast, serve others, share the gospel, etc, etc, etc. This is why living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important thing for us in our lives, because it is the only thing that will truly bring the spirit in our lives. And so it is the only thing that can truly make us happy in our lives. May we all search for better ways to have the Spirit in our lives. Love you all and can’t wait to hear from you next week!

Elder Fischer