Sunday, August 30, 2015
Okay, well this week was so awesome so many experiences that were so . . umm whats the word frustrating but really yesterday was so amazing I saw miracles that i had never seen.
so amazing to know that it doesn't matter how long that we wait for someone to return to the church or to join that they will accept it to see a family that waited for 7 years for there dad to finally say yes it can happen because I know because I experienced it! I waited and prayed and guess what yesterday this investigator put his one goal for baptism he said and I quote I am going to get baptized the 29th of this month and I will . . .ahhh to hear this in the mission is so amazing it was something this family had been praying for had been waiting for for so long and to see that it is possible that that God loves us so much and that he is waiting for us to accept that that he knows that he knows everything! I know it and i saw it!
okay well I cant explain it so you can feel the same that I did but I know that really God will always answer our prayer he will always and he is always preparing a way for every single one of his children. He loves us all individually! he knows us by are name! He will help us if we repent and have faith the Christ can help us I know he will because I have seen him help me in my life! Maybe its kinda crazy but I know its true I know he is waiting for us to ask for his help(: because I know that he really does love us that he will and does everything for us. He felt it all and i am sure I have saith this time and time again but I know its true so I want y'all to know that I do! The mission is so amazing I know that God loves me and all of his children! Because he is here working with me helping me speak! always I know he is helping always! So I know if you let him he will always help! I really do know this and with a surety in my heart! So yeah well I hope everything goes well this week!
I hope that you guys enjoy school and all this week! probably will be so much fun right??(: well love you guys and hope that all is well hope you guys have a amazing week and all is well!
you guys are awesome
con mucho amor
Hermana Birlyn Willden
I love you guys and I hope that you guys have a awesome week and remember that I love you guys and I always will that you guys are awesome! Thank you for all that you always do for me I hope that you guys have a awesome week and enjoy it! love you guys keep smiling!
Hermana Birlyn WIllden
kay and here is actually us ready to leave and how beautiful and clean it is here! so pretty! I love it its so pretty! jeje and I used my coat for the rain so that was pretty cool!(: always fun new experiences!(:
Okay and here are some more I don't know why I have so many more pictures this week than usual, but I hope you enjoy it. The last one is my favorite because it was raining so we had to take pictures like really! I love it(: I hope you guys like it as well! I do like fotos I am sure you guys know! and so yeah!
Okay well here are a bunch of awesome pictures! Me in the center of antof and also eating pizza. it was really good if you would like to know I loved it! and I didn't finish it so thats lame, but whatever its okay because it was super rico!(:
Monday, August 24, 2015
So this week was good. We had a lot of cool experiences! It was cool! So we did a lot of things this week .We received a reference of a little girl and she is sooo soo ready to be baptized. She just needs the lessons and stuff so I am super excited for her! Her name is Pamela! And she is so animado (excited) to be baptized. We asked her if she wanted to be, and she was like really I can be baptized! and she was just so excited, so I am super excited for her. I know that she is making the right decision!
Also this week we had a training de zona and it was super awesome, and spiritual and all! Basically what they taught us is what we teach to everyone else that we need to apply the atonement of Christ in our lives, not only one day but everyday! And they asked the question what now? What will we do with this information that we are receiving will we just look at it or will we take the time to apply it to our lives??(: I think that that is what everyone needs is the atonement because that's what he gave to us He gave us this opportunity to be saved. He did and I know he gave me this gift as well. He knows i need it, and I know that I need it as well because it is the only way.(: and that really is beautiful!
Its so awesome. To have the opportunity to share my testimony with those people here to share with them.That God lives and I know He does! That through HIM ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE we just have apply what He did for everyone of us in our lives! I know that its so true, and I just want you guys to know that. I want you guys to know that I to have a testimony. I as well know that our Savior lives. I know that He loves us. I know that we can live with our families forever. That He gives us trials so that we can learn and so that we may grow! I know this with all my heart and soul and maybe I am here but I would love to share my testimony across the ocean. All the way across the Americas that I know that this gospel is true ,and that I love it and I am living it! Its so beautiful. and I love it.
So this week here in Antofagasta it rained, and it was so beautiful but here is not really prepared for those kind of things, but everything is okay! Everyone is okay just a little bit of flooding nothing happened to our apartment! But I could see that God protects us, and that he loves us so much! Thank you for all that you guys do for me. Thank you for everything your amazing I love you so much! I hope y'all have a awesome week, and remember that God is always with you and he loves you so much! I hope you have a awesome week and always remember that I love you guys have a awesome week
with lots of love
Hermana Birlyn Willden
Okay well we are sitting in the back of the van in this picture, and it was fun and all! I sure enjoyed it! jeje as well as selfies that I am sure you guys know I like to take(: jeje umm as well as just fun times planning and everything these pictures are cool and stuff(: so I hope you enjoy them(:
Okay so this week was awesome! I love the life as a missionary. do you know why? Because we get to share our testimony with everyone everyday, and when people ask what we believe we can tell them it doesn't matter if they speak in a different language of anything because we know with a surety that THIS IS TRUE: THAT GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN AND WANTS EVERYONE TO BE HAPPY!
Okay so this week we were focusing more on working better with members, because really they are the key to eternal success! So yeah that helped us find more people to teach, and teach them more effectively!
Okay so yeah this week was a week of trials and miracles! (i don't know if i spelled that word right) but it was amazing. So we found people to teach through those members here, so if any of you know someone who needs the missionaries don't doubt ,just help them share your testimony, because we want to help! Remember the talk that talked about ask the missionaries?? Because like really its true if you ask us ,we will answer maybe we won't know the second we ask but! its so awesome to be a missionary because I honestly feel closer to God. Its so amazing! I love the feeling! Something else that helped me this week was to trust in God. Trust that he will help us! If we want something we NEED to ask because you know wha,t if you don't ask He wont help. He knows what we need. I know He does but be humble enough to ask for His help ask Him I know for a fact that he will help us! I know it because I experienced it! And not only ask, but have the faith that He can help us.
I was reading in Ether 3, and its the story about the brother of Jared and its pretty awesome. I would recommend reading it! Because really its so beautiful! I can testify that if we do as he did if we plan a way that He can help us that God will help us. He is waiting for us!! He is waiting!! I know that! Because He waited for me, and I did as the brother of Jared and asked. But God will never do something for us that God gave us the ability to do ourselves! I know that with all my heart and soul that if we give 100 percent He will give us the same!
This is what I learned this week, That if we don't give it all, He wont either. so just do it, and trust in the Lord because He knows all things. He will always help you! Thank you for this opportunity I have to share these things with you! I love you guys so much and hope that you have a awesome week
ENJOY IT! Thank you for everything! I love you guys and keep smiling and being awesome I love you!
with lots of hugs from Chile( me ) to you
Hermana Birlyn WIllden
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Okay so this week we had a lot of lessons with a lot of new people to teach. I cant say they all went perfectly but i can say that I learned a lot and they helped me a lot as well! helped me learn how to help other people and how to teach those other people who I need to teach! and I know that God will provide a way if I do his work!
So this week nothing too crazy like having a slumber party happened, but . . we had intercambios and it was super awesome we talked in English and it was super weird to speak in English!! Its been a while ha ha but she was awesome and we had fun together. We ate macaroni and cheese and everything it was super good I loved it!
Also this week we had another lesion with Hermano Juan and Angelica and it went super well. They are so ready to have the gospel in there lives we gave them a book of Mormon, and the were like ohh my gosh thank you so much! That so awesome and everything it was pretty awesome to see there reasons to receive it ,and Juan said he will read it and then he will ask if its true! Its so awesome WHEN THEY SAY THAT WHEN YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO THAT because if they truly do ask iI know they will receive a answer!!! and I know that with all my heart that if you ask God with real intent and everything HE WILL ANSWER YOU and I know this because I ASKED and HE ANSWERED ME. So I challenge you to read it and ask and I know that you as well will receive your answer, and I know that! I know this gospel is true and I know this with all of my heart and so I have learned and learned again that it is and if we trust in God anything is possible.(:
Thank you for all that you guys do. Thank you really for all that you do and for your spirit always, and your testimonies that you always share like really thank you! You guys are so amazing and I am learning so much here and I know that if you put your faith in God that ANYTHING and I really mean ANYTHING is possible!
So just do it put your faith in him, and act and He will always answer you! I love you guys thank you for all that you guys do you guys are the best. I hope that you guys have a awesome week please remember that I love you guys!
with lots of love
with lots of love
hermana Birlyn Willden
So this week was super awesome like really was all a huge adventure! like really the craziest adventure ever!
so Ill make a list of what happened and hopefully y'all understand!
1. We traveled across all of Antofagasta . . and Antofagasta isn't small . .
2. We had a slumber party. . well not really but kind of!
3. We called every one with the title investigator in our phone (now that was cool)
Well and a lot more but at this moment I cant remember them all but I hope that you know that the adventures were awesome I learned a few things from the first if you don't have your direction in mind you will get lost so you need to know what your goal is or you will never get there so put goals make them! And its not just about the destination its about the journey maybe micros aren't super awesome but its okay because if we do all that we can and have are goal that we will learn!
We had a conference this week on Thursday morning, and it was super awesome! The spirit was there super strong and I learned a lot. I learned that it doesn't matter how good we think that we are, but we can always be better not to be sad or anything, but if we keep trying we can always be better. Its not to discourage us but to help us to be better to become more like God! its so awesome that he helps us in all times to become more like God and he gave us his son so if we learn from him we can do all things we just need to put our faith in him and use the atonement of Jesus Christ and we can live with God again and I know that we can be!
this week was so awesome and i love being a missionary just remember that I love you guys and hope that you guys have a awesome week and remember that okay??(: okay love you guys!
your the best
Hermana Birlyn WIllden
Here is me and my beanie because its winter don't worry I didn't leave the house with it but it was cold this morning so I needed it!!!(: jeje so that was awesome also I am almost done reading the book of mormon in Spanish!!(: so great! and also a bunch of more awesome pictures that you guys can enjoy!
Okay well hello everyone who likes to read my emails how are you guys doing?? Are you guys having fun?
I sure am! My companion is being changed today and I am scared for my new comp, but I know that God loves us so much he will never put us in a situation that we cant live with. I am excited to get to know her! And I know that God puts where we need to be when we need to be there so I know that God put me here because this is where I need to be right now!
Okay so this week we had a lot of experiences that were crazy. We were contacted by a family or two families actually and they asked if we could teach them and they said that they want to hear from us, so that was super cool! I know that God is preparing people here and that its so crazy! We have lessions with them and so that is super exciting and everything. I am excited and I pray that they will be receptiva!
We contacted this girl in the street who had like 15 years or so, and she had so many questions about things and we gave her the card that has questions and the answers on the Internet, and that really was a testimony to me that there are so many kids that have so many questions and they don't understand why the people in there church say things when the Bible says other things! It was super cool to see how this girl wanted to hear that she wanted these answers! I know there are so many people waiting to hear from us that they are waiting. I know that God loves each one of his children so much, and that through God anything is possible, we just need to believe it and put our faith in it and anything can happen!
So we have a investigator and she is in such a hard situation. It helps me to see that in all reality that in our lives we are sooo blessed. I cant even explain it in words that God will always bless us, and we are where we are for a reason and that God really does love us. That he knows what situations we can deal with and what we cant. I have been reading in the book of Mormon and its been helping me to understand how to be a better missionary and it really is a good book. I know that if we go where we need to go and do what we need to do. God will always help us in every moment we just need to put our faith in him and work and he will do the rest!
I AM SORRY THAT THIS LETTER WAS KINDA ALL OVER THE PLACE BUT I JUST WANT YOU GUYS TO KNOW GOD LOVES YOU AND THAT THROUGH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! PORFAVOR NEVER NUNCA FORGET THAT EVER OKAY??
Love you guys and I hope that you guys have a awesome week. You guys are really the best love you guys so much!
con mucho amor
hermana Birlyn Willden
Okay so this week was interesting! well last week was as well the cool thing was we had a baptism but it was not ours but he was a excommunicated member and it was super awesome to see the change in him he was baptised last week and it was so amazing to see that God forgives us and will forgive us as long as we are trying our best!
So that happened also CHILE WON THE COPA DE AMERICA SO THAT WAS COOL!!! And I watched it. . .yeah we had permission to watch it from our mission Pres! so that was pretty cool!
This week I learned that if we pray God will always answer AND THAT SOMETIMES WE AREN'T IN THE SITUATION THAT WE EVER THOUGHT WE WOULD BE BUT YOU KNOW WHAT God knows all things and he know you he knows what you can do and if you put all of your faith in him he will ALWAYS help you. I really do mean it when I say always! I have a hard time speaking and I am sure that you all know that . . but its like a lot harder speaking in Spanish but I know with all my heart that if I trust in the Lord our God that He will help me do anything that He needs us to do. We can do it and I know that with out a doubt that I need to be here in Chile speaking a language that now I understand and that I love and at times can speak pretty well well. .kind of. . ha ha but I know that God loves us so much. I know that through God really anything is possible. We just need to believe i.t We don't even need to have a perfect knowledge but I know that with him we can do anything. I really do know this with everything that I know I defiantly have learned this here.
i just want you guys to know that when life gets hard keep pushing forward because those are the times that you will remember those are the times that not giving up comes into play that if you give up that's what you will remember forever so I just want you to keep trying and do all you can do and I know that God will do the rest. I know this with all of my heart that if we put in our whole soul that God will always help us and that is what is the most important!
Well I hope that you guys have a good week, and hope the 4th of Julio was awesome and remember that through God all is possible!
I love you guys so much and hope that you guys never will forget that! Keep being awesome and remember to apply the atonement in your lives because it works I know it does! I love you guys
TE AMO MUCHO
HERMANA BIRLYN WILLDEN
Here is me and the dog that doesn't look like it belongs in the desert, but it is here in the desert and this one is super fat. . .hahah super funny! haha he cant really walk but actually its sad. . but he should probably be somewhere more cold I think!
And then there is this girl who drew a picture of me because I made them brownies and they liked them I think(; haha
Also did I already tell you that CHILE WON well l I think I did so yeah they did win and its was a very intense game. I watched it and everything and the Chiliens are crazy when it comes to futbol . . . so yeah anyways they won and they keep telling us about it so that is why I am telling yalll about it as well now at least you guys know! And I hope you enjoy my pictures! I love you guys and hope you guys have a awesome week okay??(:
love you guys