Monday, October 27, 2014

Im now experiancing a what the mission really should be like!

Im now experiancing a what the mission really should be like!

Elder Adair and I got put together (We met in the mtc in mexico a year ago) and we are having a blast!! Or en chileno: "Estamos pasandolo chancho!!" Wow. We dont feel like companions. We feel like 2 brothers who are put together just loving the lord and doing his will! I feel like we are Alma and Almulek from the book of mormon knocking down jailhouse walls. We have 4 baptisms planned for this week, and I went from teaching like 10-15 lessons a week to like teaching 30 lessons a week and finding tons of new poeple! We are in the independencia ward here in the city of Talca. We had 180 people in church yesterday as opposed to the week before in my last sector with 40 people. SO CRAZY. This is the first ward I have seen in chile that works how it should. There are like 5 fresh return missionaries, and its just crazy!
We have tons of awesome people we are working with! This past week we made like 4 poeple just burst into tears of happiness or of need to repent and change their life. Its amazing how when we work closer with spirit, God truly puts words in our mouths. Just incredible week, with so many poeple wanting to make changes in their lives. We are truly working as hard as we can to be examples and love the Lord!
We live alone, so we have alot of time to do planning and get everything put together. 
We just tore it up!
We did a practice with a guy in the street and made him tell someone else he loved him. We had water drinking contests and balloon blowing up contests. We just have so much fun and enjoy life so much! We are both just bored of following the normal missionary routine so we are trying to switch things up a little bit more!
The family that I was going to baptize this week in pichilemu sent me some awesome pictures of them getting baptized in the ocean (:
Life is good.
Elder McGee en Talca.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I broke my investigators head open, broke my camera, and ripped my last pair of pants...
If that doesnt make you read this letter, I dont know what will.. haha
Good afternoon Americans (:
Im chilean for the day rocking my chupalla(traditional chilean cowboy hat)
Wow this week wasss nutssss!

So tuesday we spent tuesday in the hospital because one of our investigators fell in the church building and cracked his head open here.. its interesting in south america because the little taxi cars are faster than ambulences, so we did that tuesday.
Wednesday I went on splits with an Elder who I was with in my first zone. He goes home this next change so it was cool to see how much we have both grown! We had an awesome day and did some fun contacts! Earlier that day we had district class and after we made a video for the christmas video they are doing for the mission. We had a fake snowball figght and I filmed... And in the long run, my camera got smashed to the floor and broke.. So now I dont have a camera.. (:
To comlete my already interesting week, I ripped my last pair of pants, and my shoes are starting to detoriate. I guess its just part the mish! (:
My only words for this week are: COME WHAT MAY, AND LOVE IT. They are all things one could get really down on, but I have jyst learned so much here in chile to love every single moment of the mish whether it be good or bad. Im just so happy its ridiclous.
Saturday we headed up to santa cruz for our stake conference(but really its only a district conference) and we spent the night with the elders there! It was all really fun! That night the whole zone was together after the meeting, and my companion and I are both leaving the sector! Im going down south to a city called Talca with a companion who came out with me! Im so stoked! The only bad part is friday we had the pre-enterview for 2 of the poeple we have been working with alot to get baptized!
So last night we visited all the members saying goodbye. Our investigators cried and cried. It was a really sad night, but it felt good to be so loved by someone who I had only known for 2 months. Its interesting because in my blessing it talks about the love people will have for me for the message I bring them. I feel honored every day to put on my plack and bring the message of the restoration of Christs church to all.
I have been so blessed! I loved this sector and it will be sad to go, but Im happy to follow Gods will for me.
I love you all! Thanks for your support (:

"God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream. In short, He can't if you don't believe.”  -Elder Holland


Monday, October 20, 2014


How is it going familization?
I had a great week studying the general confence talks from the last week! Ive narrowed it down to my 4 favorites!
Elder Christofferson
Elder Bednar
Elder Klebingat
and of course President Monson!

We had a pretty great week last week! We are working with some new people and are still working with our golden family! (: Life is just so good out here in the mission. I cant believe how fast the time has gone by, and it had made me reflect quite a bit recently. Ive been trying to just consegrate myself to the work. The promise in Matthew 16 says those who lose in their lifes in the work of the Lord will find their life. There isnt many things more important that sharing the knowledge that we have. Happiness isnt real until its shared.
We had a great week though, some good success, and we had some traveling to do as welll. 
We traveled to santa cruz on friday night, and stayed the night with some other Elders. We were 10 people in one house! In the end of the night, the gringos were in one room, and the latinos were in another room, just kinda funny! (:
Saturday morning, we headed up to San Fernando for a 2 zone conference! We learned alot and had tons of fun!
The mish is just so great! So many awesome experiances every week!
The best experiance of the week was watching the restoration video with our investigators and just enjoying in so much. We watched it with my bose speaker connected so it just gave just much more impact (: The spirit was strong, and we all felt the power of the truth made manifest by the spirit.
Today we went exploring in the bosque (forrest) Pichilemu means Pequeño Bosque (Small Forrest) in the native mapuche language here in Chile.
Life is good!
I miss you all,
Elder McGee

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This week was awesome!

I still havent heard from Dallas!
This week was awesome!
To start off, I met Sister Bradshaw who is from springfield today! We had 2 zones come to Pichilemu. Cool stuff to have someone else from Springvegas! There are 2 other missionaries apart from her who are missourians, so we are 4 here!

We went on splits with the assistants this week and that was a blast. It gave me that extra boost nessisary to fully become my self and try to reach my potencial! We talked to tons of people this week. TONS. And the results payed off. We found 3 new people, and brought 3 to conference. Pretty awesome from having nothing the week before. I am just working as hard as I can so that other people can understand the importance of this everlasting Gospel. Some people just dont understand and it drives me crazy. Our message is simple. God loves us, so he calls prophets. Prophets are vital to guide Christs church to have the authority to administer what we do. Jospeh Smith was called as the first prophet in this dispensation to re establish Christs only church here on the earth. Its vital to be baptized by someone who has the authority from God. Through Faith in Jesus Christ everything is possible, and we are also entitled to personal revelation to know if these things are true. Simple. Why dont more people understand. Thats at least what I feel everyone needs to know. So yeah, Im happy, and life is good.
Conference was AWESOME. President Monsons talk blew me away. Its not important that we walked where Christ walked, but to walk as he walked. As I have been studying the new testament, along with Jesus the Christ, I find more and more that the will of the Father in heaven is so important. Jesus Christ did not just make an example for us, he is our example. He life was his greatest sermon. So what does that say about us? Our our lives our greatest sermons. Do we live the example and have our own personal ministry. We need to nutrish our testimonies ever day through the power of pray, study, and attending church. The prophet is vital for us in this life to guide us to live with our Heavenly Father again.
If you arent a member of this church, learn more about it, and be one.
The mission field is great. Im learning tons, becoming firm in my testimony and learning what becoming a man of God is.
Not every day is bright and sunny, but all flowers grow through dirt, and one day after many hard ones, we will sprout and become beautiful flowers. (:
My favorite story of conference was Bednars about his 2 sons and sharing the oitment and bandaids in relation to sharing the gospel. When we find something awesome, we must share it. True happiness is only found when shared.
Thanks for all the support.
Elder McGee

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hi familia!

Hi familia!
This week was great!
My companion and I are having such a blast!!
Who could complain being here at the beach?

This past week consisted of rapping for the zone meeting, about weekly planning and splits with a brand new elder who doesnt speak spanish. I realized alot, how much Ive grown in the language! I also learned there are alot of words I have forgotten in english! haha.
We spent alot of time helping a sister here who is going to BYU in december! Her packet came in english, so we have been helping her get her visa and what not. Fun stuff (:
The family that we are working with are getting closer and closer to their baptism! Its awesome! They are so great!
We have just been having so much fun! We didnt have much success this week, but we had lots of fun as companions, so I felt like it was a good week!!
But everything is going great!
This weekend is general conference and Im so stoked!! This conference will just be me and my buddy Elder Benavides watching it in english as opposed to last conference with like 30 gringos in a room watching a small tv! haha.
I highly advise watching conference and going with some questions in heart. If you really want to absorb the words of the living prophet, go fasting!
My favorite quote from last conference was by Elder Holland:

I bear witness of that gospel and that Church, with a particular witness of restored priesthood keys which unlock the power and efficacy of saving ordinances. I am more certain that those keys have been restored and that those ordinances are once again available through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than I am certain I stand before you at this pulpit and you sit before me in this conference.

This week we are going on divisones with the Assistants to President, so we are excited to learn alot!

Today we hit up the beach and were enjoying the beuty! I brought my hammock and was just realxing. And then out of nowhere, President and his wife showed up! Their kids are here in Chile, so they brought them to Pichilemu! What a suprise!! haha. It was good to see him again! It was just so random, and funny. We all had a good laugh, and then they headed back home!
Life is good. Do something for someone else today!
​Pray lots, and read the scriptures!
Elder McGee​