Monday, November 17, 2014


​Alma 34:
32 For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet
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God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform
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their labors.

​We preach repentence unto all these people each and every day, and it makes me so sad whenever the people we teach are not humble enough to recieve a message from God.​ They do not understand that this is the time to repent. We need to understand Gods will more, and we need to repent each and every day or else we are not using Christs atonement for us. If we dont repent, we will have to take upon ourselves the sins we have commited. Would it not be easier to use the atonement. We need to trust in God more, for he is someone that we can whole-heartedly trust!

Alma 7:20

I perceive that it has been made known unto you, by the
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testimony of his word, that he cannot walk in crooked paths;
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neither doth he vary from that which he hath said; neither hath he
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a shadow of turning from the right to the left, or from that which is
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right to that which is wrong; therefore, his course is one eternal
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​God is trustable. Believe. Trust. Repent.

Thats my words for this week, because there are too many prideful people in this world, and ignorance is not bliss.

We had an amazing week and we are seeing many people change their lives. We are so excited and love these people. I went on divisones for 2 days last week. One with Elder Lazerson who has really helped me become a better missionary! We got a little sad as we finished our day and realized how much we love these chilean people. Its so great to just run and hug a guy you dont even know. We have so much fun flipping peoples hats backwords, putting on taxi drivers seat belts, tickling old men, giving people ties, and talking on peoples little microphones that sell stuff in the street. I fear no men. I only fear God. So we have been practicing fearing no one, because the answer will always be no if we dont ask!​
A member came up to us at church and ask me if we have been giving out ties because one of his friends got a tie from some missionaries. I smiled and sayed Yes.
I also traded ties with a Jehovas Witness. We came to a happy agreement that we need to prepare ourselves for Christs second coming, and we exchanged ties. Missionary work!
We have also been having alot of fun making people do good things in the street. Like making one man we contact hug another man in the street and say "Te qiuero" haha. We have been trying lots of multiple contacts where we have people contact themselves and we just host the event. For example: We contact someone at their gate, they come out and want nothing to do with us. We make them laugh by trying to hug them or tickle them or something, and then they say no, so we make a guy walking buy give them a hug. Or we make youth talk to grandmas about youthful problems and the grandmas give advice. Its so fun!
We also ended up having a bbq with someone we contacted. We planned out the lunch and came and barbicued meat! His name is papi lucho! haha
We are having a blast being creators of our own circumstances (:
Elder McGee

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


So lets see, 
Tueday we had Lidership Council in presidents house like 2 hours to the north in Rancagua. Boy, was that amazing or what! I learned so many great things (:
On the way home, we got a call saying we would be in a trio with another elder, so now we are 3! We are now companions with Elder Welker from Idaho. He goes home in 3 weeks! We are having a blast in with 3. Because we can work alot with members and go out with them and have one group of missionaries finding new people and a missionary and a member teaching all the people we find. Its like the coolest was to hasten the work!

Coolest story of the week:
We teach a gradnma and grandpa named Teresa and Domingo. They are less active members and are striving to come back. One of the main challenges of the hermana is smoking. We went in to their house and sat down and and tried to get her to tell us her challenges, and why she cant progress. We already knew she smoked but it was important that she told us. So after finding that out, we taught an awesome scripture from corrinthians about the obedience that a chile has for its parents and the obedience and discipline with our father in heaven. We taught with such a thick spirit that she immediately felt such remorse and in such debt with her father in heaven that she went and got her last cigarrete and broke it in front of us. Im pretty sure you couldve caught the spirit in a fishing net it was so thick. I learned so much about how important it is to teach with the spirit because it makes people do things that they need to to progress in this world!
We have been taking alot of pictures with random people here in Talca, and we are finding out how to never get rejected. We are having so much success that we have to stop talking to people so that we can teach the lessons we have planned! They is so much work to do and so little time each day!!!
We found a lady this week who is a very free spirit and paints super well! We are gonna try to cultivate her talents and have her paint temples and pictures of christ for people in the church and of course we wanna baptize her. We showed her all the pictures of like Jospeph smiths house and all those old time houses in the back of the triple of scriptures and she wants to paint them!
The happiest moment of the week:
We taught this letter family who lives in a room smaller than my parents bathroom. They dont even have room to have 2 beds. The spirit was so thick that they decided they would come to church. ( the power of the story of the restoration of the church is so powerful) On sunday morning, 5 minutes before the minute, this little family rolled up to church in their nicest clothes and all smiley and what not! My companion and I just looked at each other and thanked God for such an experiance!
Yesterday we didnt get to write because the whole mission met together in Rancagua( 2 hours to the north) and we had Elder Craig Christensen speak to us from the 70. Can I just say WOW. Such an incredible talk and the presecence of the spirit was so immense that I couldnt help from tearing up a little here and there. It was the first time the whole mission has gathered together since I have been out. When President Warne gave his testimony, I was just awed. My mouth was wide open and I just cant explain what I felt and saw in words. INCREDIBLE.
The work is truly being hastened and we need more help! Go out with the missionaries, invite people to church and invite the missionaries to teach your friends.
I love you all
Elder McGee

Monday, November 3, 2014


Where do I start. Can I just say, I dont think Ive ever had so much fun in my life. This week was just incredibly amazing. So many things to write about, and so many pictures were taken, because I dont even have the personal time of the day to write down what we did. We just work and plan and work and plan and have no personal time whatsoever. (: But I LOVE it.
Alright, so first of all we have been calling alot of people to repentance just like Alma and Almulek do alot in the book of mormon and its been working suprising well for us. Thats the key to conversion. Repentence. If someone can truly repent for all their actions and continue to repent every day, it would be really hard to fall away from the church and really hard to to be just so happy every day! We have seen more people cry because of the words the spirit has put into our mouths. People are changing their lives for the better. We had a 3 baptisms on saturday and reactivated the mom, making a whole family in the church. So amazing. The happiness I saw in them. We were asked to help in the confirmation of the spirit in front of the whole ward on sunday, which was my first time to help in that ordinance, and boy can I say I felt the spirit roll out of my body and enter into the hermano who I had my hands on. Whenever the bishop said "R-R-R-Recibe el espiritu santo," my body just shook in the power that we have as priesthood holders. It was a marvillous experience.

We had one day this week which was just really hard. We were havinng much success and we talked to alot of people that day and we got rejected alot that day. We were kinda discouraged and we had alot of appointments fall. Finally, the last house we talked too was a nice old man named Luis. He let us in his house and told us he was a scout leader. Of course my companion and I pulled out our eagle scout cards and rejoiced in the greatness of the program. (Thanks dad for pushing me) He said we would have to leave in a few minutes because he had somone coming to visit him. So about 5 minutes later we heard "Allo" which is how we ring the door bell here. We were kinda bummed cause we knew we had to go. And then out of now where, one of the return missionary sisters walks in and says Hey Elders! We were filled with excitement as we shared a the gospel(good news) with this hermano and a sister from the ward. AWESOME.
We have been just talking to EVERYONE in the street. We have just been focusing on building up peoples days like the video called Validation on youtube! Were having a blast. We have been taking pictures with alot of chileans too. (:
We also found another awesome family this week who are part members. We had an amazing lesson on the atonement of christ and they are really interested!
The most fun contact of the week was when we saw a man riding down the street on his tricicle. I think Ive sent home pictures of those things! Its like a tricicle with a big storage space in front. They are everywhere here. They are like the trucks of chile. We point at one like we would to a taxi, and he pulled over. We asked him if he would take us. He said no but we could take him. So my comp hopped on a bike and i sat with the man in the storage space in front and did a contact while driving down the road. So funny (:
Today we went to the beach and went on the oldest running train in south america. Super fun! We met lots of funny chileans like hillbillies. We also found a cave. (:
Hey, work hard. Many times as members we are only active in the church, but we arent active in the gospel.
If you find your self in that situation. Repent, and get active in the gospel. We are too fortunate to have this knowledge and we dont have the right to be messing up with all the stupid things that the world says we should do.
I love you all. Thanks for the support.
Elder McGee