Monday, January 10, 2011

¿que le pasa cabros?
hola familia..¿como estan? ojala que bien....les he extrañado arto en este semana pasada y estoy tan aliviado de haber leido sus cartas hoy...siempre me da el animo para seguir adelante y hacer las cosas que yo tengo que hacer aquí en la misión....les amo tanto y les agradezco por todo lo que hacen para mi..por su sacrificio, amor, y dedicación para seguir a nuestro salvador jesucristo, para mejorarse diariamente...que siga adelante siempre y jamás olviden de nuestros y deberes como padres, hijos, amigos, y miembros de la única iglesia verdadera de dios. sea ejemplos en todo lo que hacen y represénten bien. familia les quiero, y les amo muchisimo!

What’s up family!!!

okay so i started writing in Spanish hahahah and straight up forgot that i was writing Spanish!!! lol but yeah just a lil bit of homework for you fellas....heartfelt feelings of mine to you guys in the language that god has called me to serve in....i love this place ae...we have had an awesome well I’ll tell you guys about it. but first thanks for the letter...really uplifting and exactly what i needed to hear...really was...nothing more motivating then your own family doing the right things....only makes me want to be better so that we all grow together....but yeah thanks mum and dad..your words mean so much more to me now and im grateful for all that you guys do for us.. guys aren’t all plack!!! lol
But yeah this week..well let me tell you about another hard as week in los conquistadores right....100 degrees as.....sweating like crazy...people screaming at us, throwing things at us...lunch appointments falling thru, nobody to teach, members not willing to help us, bishopric last minute asking us to give talks, leaders who do things for numbers, and a house with no running water for a few days is what happens!! lol a week where right as you´d think that nothing else could be worse, we found ourselves time after time...wrong! hahaha so as most people would think..."wow what a hard long week, that sucks" and the Elders from LOS CONQUISTADORES are and elder peck have had some long as days, a lot of trials but we are happy...we love what we do even though it seems like even to those in our own mission are against us. dad every time driving home after basketball games when you used to yell at me and stuff you used to tel me you said "when things aren’t going right on the court you have to create something you gotta make things happen!"....hahaha its been my motto the whole time here on the mission.... I’ve been on so many courts with nothing going right, with nothing happening you we´ve pretty much just tried to make things happen....the biggest problem that i find in our mission is the motive for which we do what we missionaries we are here to invite ALL to come unto Jesus Christ so that our brothers and sister can receive the only true gospel that will help them know how to return to our loving heavenly father...why? because we love them, because we desire the same happiness that we´ve received thru this gospel for them...because just like the sons of mosiah, "we are desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for we cannot not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment, because it does cause us to quake and tremble." (mosiah 28:3) this is WHY we do what we do...not because its one number more, not because we want to be a leader, not because we want to train or be assistant...but because we love our savior Jesus Christ and those people that he has called us to serve...this is WHY we do what we do....something that I’ve really come to learn and realize here on the mission...elder Holland told us in the mtc...if you don’t know WHY you do things. WHY do you do them??? there are four of us in our house and we aren’t no spectacular missionaries....we don’t know the scriptures from memory and we aren’t perfect but we know why we do is our motive and it’s what drives me to be better is why we endure, endure, and endure. there’s no number that you can put on love so many missionaries are afraid to love you know....they are afraid to help people cuz it won’t count as a lesson, or a contact or a visit and this act of love wont pop up at the end of the week for president to for most missionaries SADLY its easier and actually more convenient to not love but to be robots and do things for the wrong motive..But family i can tell you today that i love my ward, my sector, my companion,...and I’m happy..... even though the ward members aren’t perfect and don’t want to help us...i love them, even though we have nobody to teach and the work is super hard...i love my sector, even though me and my companion are from two totally different places here in this world with interest that don’t have nothing in common..i love lets really look at why we do things....its easy to fall in to a routine and forget so this week lets really strengthen our testimonies and really look at the why? if you don’t know why...humble yourself, ask the lord do your part and he´ll tell you why... things make so much more sense when you know why...and doesn’t matter what we are faced with we will not only understand what we need to do to overcome it but why...
So yeah something’s that have really been on my mind this week..and I’ve just come to better understand why i really do what i do and how to be more of myself and love who the lord called to serve and love these people...and in a short amount of time we have seen miracles..we have made things happen here in los conquistadores and got things finally going on the court...quick miracle we´ve been seeing this family right...the family herrera....a grandma who lives with her daughter and two grandsons....the grandma was baptized a really long time ago with her daughter and still goes to church...however the daughter has been in active for quite a long time because of a few disagreements between her and other members and they got into a huge scrap and now she doesn’t want anything with us.. because of this fight the grandma has always held a grudge against the church and hates everybody in the chapel including us but still goes u know....the thing is that one of her grandsons is still not baptized and he’s 11 yrs old...his name is Kristopher....a normal 11 yr old..Likes playstation, scared of the dark. And still cries when his mum yells at him and stuff right but for the past 3 years missionaries have been going by their teaching this little boy trying to baptize him....3 bloody years!!!! we found his teaching record and it’s like ten pages long of this 3 year failure teaching this little boy...comments like..."man his mum and grandma hate us"..."he’s a lost cause", "don’t waste your time going there" an all kinds of stuff like know things I’d tell a missionary too if i knew that he was doing it all for the wrong we prayed about it....and thought a lot about what we could do for this family right...we knew that a hundred and one missionaries have tried and that we need to do something different to help this what we did is in November till now we have just served them.....we go over there all the time and just ask them....what is there that we can do for you?? we cut their grass without them knowing, sweep outside the house, clean the dog, go in the back and wash the dishes and just did everything and anything to show them that we loved them you know..and for the longest time they wouldn’t let us in...then one day the mum who totally hates us right thought it would be funny if she’d take advantage of us and make us clean out her whole move furniture, sweep, mop clean the windows and all like just totally work to destroy our church clothes you know hahaha but we did it...and kept coming by and kept doing it....and kept doing it for two whole months!!!! two months this lady had used us....hahaha but this past week we did our normal routine and it was could tell that something had changed we got to her house and it was already clean...the atmosphere was peaceful and the lady had broken down....she felt really bad for what she had done for us but she said that she realized that we weren’t only there to baptize her son you fact we didn’t even mention it at all the whole two months that we had been going by there...but she felt and knew that we were there to help her...we told her that that’s why we where there...because we loved her family and wanted to help them....she told us to come by the next day to do a family home evening with her family (never happened before)...we show up at the house have a great lesson meet the whole family, have a lot of fun and the son ask the mum....when can i get baptized??? family miracles i tell you...cristopher patricio maturana san martin was baptized yesterday and it was the first time in ten years where his whole family have been to church together as a family.....i had the privilege of baptizing this young boy and seeing the joy and hoped restored within his family....his mum is still alil withchy but thanked me in tears after the baptism of her little boy..she told " this doesn’t mean that you can come to the house all the time....but thank you" hahahaha i know that this is the lords work and when you do things for the right reasons and be who the lord called and love everyone and anyone....things are created and everything on the court begins to happen. family i love you all so much...i miss you even more...don’t worry about me....mission is hard and I’m grateful for it....keep growing and doing what we know we need to be doing....mum dad, george ash and lia....i love you all with all my heart....have a great week this week and send my love to grandma....still haven’t got any packages!! hahaha but all good. lia i wasn’t on facebook you egg;) hahaha ash we come in pairs and not apples, george tell mona i said hi!! haha but love you good kids and represent to you fellas next week. With all my love,

Elder Conway Kauimua Kanahele kaka

ps... a video of a spanish song i and a pic of our baptism that we had....and brian and marcelo converts from my other ward came to visit me as well....they’re both really good and active in the church good as to see them. We went to ruby Tuesday the other Monday too and it was expensive!!! But well worth it...soryy bout it....traveled forever and a day to get there but first time having real food in was weird..But we don’t get rewarded her on the mission so we got to reward ourselves! you family

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