Monday, December 28, 2015

Chile - Osorno - Week 56 - Feliz Navidad / Baptism

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Bueno, we had a baptism on Saturday! It was awesome! Laura was so prepared and I know she is only going to keep progressing from here. Her whole family came to support her which was awesome! 
Her daughter and grand-kids are also investigating the church a little bit so we are going to start focusing on them now! They all came to church yesterday too to see Laura receive the Holy Ghost! 
We are so excited for her and we know she is going to be a great example for her family!

Christmas here was good, not like it is at home, but you do what you can with what you've got! 
Christmas eve we were supposed to go eat dinner with a family, but they didn't show up to pick us up until like 10:30pm that night and we had to be in the house at 11:00 so that didn't really work out as planned, but a Christmas Miracle happened and a member of our ward showed up at our door at 11:00 with a bag full of Chicken and Potatoes! We ate it on the living room floor in our PJ´s while listening to Michael Bublè  Christmas Music. Then at midnight we opened our presents we got from the members! 
it was a Christmas I won't forget! 

Hope everyone has a good week and a Happy new year! 

Here is to 2016!!

Hermana Segura

Laura's Baptism

We were at their house and they let us
use their computer so we could Skype our families.

Me and my comp Christmas night at our house
celebrating Christmas !!

Skyping with the family !!

and this is what they looked like from my side..

Monday, December 21, 2015

Chile - Osorno - Week 55 - Chaupo Punta Arenas, Hola Osorno!

Bueno, officially one of the worst weeks of my life. Okay maybe not, but leaving Punta Arenas was so hard. Never have I cried so much in my life. I love Punta Arenas and the people so much. Literally tore my heart out. When the plane took off, Hermana Mota and I just sat there and cried together for about half an hour. So, so, so hard, but we both made it to our new sectors and were able to find ourselves with some old friends on the way so that was fun! I got to see some old comps and district leaders! 

I also found out that Maria, one of my investigators from Pucòn that we found in a collectivo (taxi) one night, was also baptized recently in another city close to Pucòn! Amazing how after all the time I spent in Pucòn, I am now starting to see the fruits of our labor! After her baptism, she was called to be ward missionary! She is gonna help baptize all of Coñaripe! Super stoked for her!

So far so good here in Osorno! I forgot how green it is here up north! (bueno, not really north, but more north than Punta Arenas...) I'm trying to get used to the "big city life". My whole mission I've been in Pueblitos, so for me, this change has been a little crazy. Even more for the climate change! I am dying of heat here and it isn't even officially summer yet.....pretty sure I'm gonna get cooked.  It reminds me a lot of Pucòn but bigger and with more people. The smell of smoke from the fire that people use to heat their houses brings back so many flashbacks of walking down the street in Pucòn! It's the weirdest feeling, almost like memories from another lifetime!

My comp is Hermana Davila from Argentina! This is her last cambio (she leaves in January), so we will only be together for a short time. We get along pretty well and I think we are gonna have a good time together! 

There are so many people here preparing for baptism! We will be having a baptism the day after Christmas! Her name is Laura and she is awesome! So prepared! 

I miss Punta Arenas with all of my heart, but I'm excited to be apart of the work here in Osorno! 


Hermana Segura

​My comp and I eating ice-cream because it's blazing hot here.
6 months since I have felt the heat of the sun.
Not sure what to do with it!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Chile - Punta Arenas - Week 54- Transfers... to Osorno

Well can´t say I'm surprised, but yes I am finally leaving Punta Arenas. I have been called to serve in Osorno as an Hermana Líder (sister training leader), where I will be in charge of helping "train" 14 sister missionaries (not sure who was drinking what when they called me to that position) but I had a feeling that it was coming. 

Should be interesting. Super nervous, but I'm sure it will be a good experience. 

All is well here in Punta Arenas! Friday we had a conference with Elder Texeira of the area presidency! That was an awesome experience! He helped us a lot in coming up with ideas to find new people! Those men are truly called of God. His wife also taught us a lot. It ended up being about a 6 hour conference! Super awesome! I know that the work here is going to explode!

Super bummed that I'm headed out. I love Punta Arenas with all of my heart, but I know someday I will be back! Looking forward to new adventures in Osorno! I imagine these will be my last adventures of the mission! 

Hermana Segura

The revelation of Hermana Mota when we were companions.
She was right. Hermana Mota has also been called to be
an Hermana Líder in Puerto Varas! Crazy.
(Revelation #2 to finish as Hnas Leaders #Success)

I'm going to miss all these girls!! they are the best !!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Chile - Punta Arenas - Week 53- Jessica and Damian

LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!!! one of the families that I taught the whole time I was in Pucón, Jessica and Damian, finally got baptized this week!!! I have seriously never been so happy in my life! 

They have been waiting a year and a half to be baptized, and finally their moment came! It doesn't matter that I wasnt there to see it, the feeling is just as amazing. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to help them through the process and that now they are on their way to eternal happiness! 

THIS IS WHY I AM A MISSIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     

Hermana Segura