Monday, April 24, 2017

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Hello! 

In a service - building a shack
This week was awesome. We are seeing so many blessings from the Lord. We are finding a ton of people to teach. Every week the Lord blesses us with someone. It is thanks to lots of prayer and asking that the Lord puts in our way the people that want and need the gospel. I have seen the promise ´´Ask and ye shall receive´´ that the Lord makes to us in the scriptures fulfilled. We saw a real miracle this week because we found a family that had received the missionaries before a few times and always faught with them about Joseph Smith. We went to their house and we shared for 2 hours about Joseph Smith and why we needed a prophet and a restauration and the importance of it in the world. We left and the wife (that always fights with the missionaries) said that she is going to investigate Joseph Smith and see what happens, but they also asked for a Book of Mormon. If they are willing, they will receive an answer that it is true and then they will get baptized :) The mission is awesome hahaha I´m happy. Next week we will have the changes so we will see if I´m going to stay here in Machalí for another 6 weeks or if I´m going to a different sector. We will see what happens. I love you and hope that you had a great week!

Love,

Elder Sayler

going up a hill on Pday



Monday, April 17, 2017

20 Minutes To Find Peace

Hello! 

So this week was pretty great. It flew by so fast! The weeks are going crazy. We were able to find another few families to teach the gospel and it is awesome. I love to see how the gospel changes people´s lives. Its awesome because really our big focus has been teaching people through the Easter Initiative this year, the #PrinceOfPeace. It is incredible how many people are looking for the peace in their lives and don´t know how or where to find it. I love to see how people feel after learning that they can find peace and happiness in their lives through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have taught so many people this principle and it literally can change their lives in the 15-20 minutes that we are in their houses. The people in Machalí are great. They are very receptive and the members are great. Yesterday we went on divisions with two young men preparing for their mission. All they wanted to do was come out and work with us. I went with one and we ended up talking with a ton of people and finding a new family that is going to investigate the church. It was great because we taught them about the Plan of Salvation and they invited us to come back another day and have lunch with them and teach them again. It was a huge blessing to be able to teach them the gospel. The mission is going great and we are happy here in Chile. I love you guys and thank you for everything.

Love,

Elder Sayler

Friday, April 14, 2017

5 New People and #PrinceOfPeace

Hello! 

So this week started out a little slow. My companion was sick from Friday to Friday. It was a whole week. We didn`t leave the house until Friday night. That is when he started feeling better. Currently the sector has been a little bit slow, with few investigators and little progress in the sector. Last week, as a district, we did a group fast to be able to find new people to teach. Elder Sales and I took all of our time to look for new investigators and by the end of the week we were able to find 5 new people that are interested in learning about the gospel! It is awesome because we found two families and this week we have lessons planned with a few other new families to teach them the gospel now! It was great because we have been focusing on the new Easter initiative this year called #PrinceOfPeace. We are focusing in on the Savior and how we can have access to the love that He has for us and the peace that He blesses us with daily. There is a short video of 2 and a half minutes that explains it all. It is an incredible video that has blessed the lives of tons of people here in Machalì with peace in their hearts and homes and it will bless you as well. That is pretty much how the week went. I love you all and hope that you have a great week!

Love,

Elder Sayler

ps i can't send pics today :(((((( the computer here is terrible

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Flight Plans For Home and Sick Companions

Hey! 

Its crazy to hear that my flight plans are in! I haven´t even seen them yet! I´m pretty sure that I leave Chile on the 24th of July (my half birthday). This week was not a super great week. On Wednesday we were on exchanges with the Elders from Manzanal. I was with Elder Arrázola (my Bolivian companion from a few months ago). He has a hurt knee and so all we did was sit inside all day because he can´t really walk. Then, on Friday, my companion got sick and has been sick ever since then, so it was three days in the house. One thing that really was enjoyable this week (the highlight) was the General Conference this weekend. It was so great to hear the voice of the prophet of god. President Monson truly is an inspired man. The conference made me think about an all time favorite by Elder Holland called ´Safety for the Soul´. It is incredible the sacrifices that have been given so that we can have the truth today, but I am so greatful for everything that our ancestors have done and everything that is done today to be able to be happy in this life and families for eternity. I love you all and hope you have a great week.


Elder Sayler