Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hiiii, Wonderful week!!

Wonderful week!!
We started off last week on monday traveling up to Santa Cruz which is like 2 hours to stay the night because the next day we had a lidership conference. We rolled into santa cruz monday night, and it was super hot outside. It was like arriving on vacation! haha weird moments in the mission. So tuesday we got up early, and I went to another city called San Fernando. It was good to see president again, and learn lots! So we went back to santa cruz, and I got to do some baptismal interviews. We spent the whole day doing them, because they we ivestigators of the hermanas! What spiritual experiances, can I tell you what. The spirit is always so strong as you look someone in the eyes, and ask them the last question. Do you feel ready to become baptized, and become a member of the church of Jesus Christ? When they say yes, its incrededible. (:

Anywho, we came back home on wednesday after district meeting, and did some good work and what not. The next day, thursday, was the 18th of September where its just like the 4th of July. Everyone comes down here to pichilemu though, so we had to stand on the 2 hour bus ride home, because everyone was on their way to Pichilemu! So it was nuts. Just thousands of people in the downtown area, and evryone was having a good time. So fun to be here and be apart of that! Its weird that a year has already passed, I remember my first 18th here. So we visited members, and we did alot of service that day, we actually helped someone move. haha. Then fridaywas the branch activity. We spent the whole day there, because President gave us permission! It was super fun, Asados(bbq) everywhere! We ate so much meat. Everyone flies kites here too! They have cool ones that are called Volantines. They take alot of skill to fly. So we went and flew kites on the beach. the beach was packed! Normally there is no one here to enjoy it. But a fun couple of days!
Then, yesterday we went to another little village called Cahuil. It was super beautiful and we talked to some great poeople (:
Today we had an asado(bbq) with some of our investigatores. It was a blast to spend time with them and have lots of fun. The work is going great, and advancing very fast!
Elder McGee

Monday, September 8, 2014

This week was a good one.

We didnt get to work for 2 days this past week because of moving and cleaning the old house! The new house we have is awesome. Our study room alone is half the size of the old house. Everything is just better about it and we are very excited to live here. (Its closer to our sector too) It was interesting moving houses here in the mission. Usually we just move from house to house as missionaries. But this time we moved the house intstead of us.

Tuesday rained and rained and rained. I bought my first umbrella in the mission... haha. Its awesome here becuase the streets just turn into water canals!
We are coming up on the 4th of July of Chile. The 18th of September. Its awesome! im excited. Every plays with kites and tops and eats tons of meat!
The owners of our house are members and so on friday to officially welcome house they made us a pizza and we all had a good time.
Yesterday was one of the happiest days I think I have had. A Family we are working with had to leave suddenly a couple of weeks ago and we were so sad because they are our main focus. They went up to santiago. So the past couple of weeks we have been calling them and making sure they are reading and praying and progressing! So they called us yesterday and said, hey come over we just got back! So we went over and they opened the door and it was just full of joy! Everyone was shaking hands, giving hugs and so happy! So we taught like the best lesson ever on the plan of salvation and ended by putting a baptismal date. It was great. My companion really ha a blast as well because it was his first time feeling that!
Today we cleaned the house, and then headed down to buy empanadas and hang out on the beach. We met two people from England, so that was funny. then we just relaxed on the beach. I brought my speaker and we danced and just really enjoyed the best moments in the mission.
So thats my invitation for you this week. No matter where you are or what you are doing, just enjoy it. Come what may and love it. Enjoy the moments, becuase we cant have them again!
I love you.
Elder McGee

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another week here in Paradise!

Another week here in Paradise!
We have had lots of rain, which means lots and lots of mud! Like Ive said before there arent many streets here!
I had divisones this week for 3 days! haha I was with an Elder from El Salvador. We had a good time!

One night we got welcomed to the back of a dudes wood shop who was completely drunk. He had us sit down, and he put music on and just danced for like 30 minutes. He was saying funny stuff in english like "my dog is a surf dog" and what not! That was probably one of the funniest nights of my mission so far!
We spent alot of time deep cleaning the house to get ready for today because we are moving, so thats exciting!
I got to meet some australians and canadians thid past week. This town is so cool because people come from all over the world to surf these waves! Cause they are pretty big! haha. Its super weird to just talk in english! Ive had the oppurtunity to meet people from so many countries. haha. Its awesome.
The good news this week is that 2 of our investigators are gonna get baptized! we are super excited to see them progress! We have changes next week so ill see if im with a new comp or not this friday.
Everything is going awesome! 
I love life to the max.
Love Elder McGee