Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 18, 2015

What A WEEK, ha it honestly seems like time doesn't function the same for me as it does the rest of the world. It's a little stressful, but oh well! So, the Training is coming along great! My comp is really a good Elder and is learning to talk to the people in lots of situations. It's helped me a lot to be able to see what I really can do. But thank goodness for the support of God. I understand a lot more of what is said when they glory not in their own strength, but in the Strength of their God. With out that strength I'd be fried. 
(finally we had a small tremor, so the fears of the "Big one" can be hushed a little :(  )
Also it has been really foggy, like all week. Normally all the morning until like 3 in the afternoon, maximum visibility is 2 blocks and in the morning its like half a block. ha Super Humid. 
We had a good week Edgardo and his wife Maria came to church. Edgardo if all keeps going well, will be baptized the last Sunday of the month, as well as his wife "if she receives her answer". So, lots of Prayers and faith that they can keep progressing. Also Mirza, Claudios mom, will be married on July 21st.  So, I'm thinking maybe the Baptism on the 24th? ;) haha 
But, really we have been seeing lots of miracles, and the hand of God helping us a lot in the work here. I just pray that it will keep on going well. We have been trying hard. 
Ha this week we were walking and a drunk guy stopped us in the street to talk. He was a friendly drunk, so I decided to stop.  Maybe we would be able to help him. ha He told us that we were good people, so he liked us. But, that his brother was Bad, so he was going to shoot him. hahaha I'm pretty sure that he was serious in his drunken stupor. He was covered in wine. (boxed wine the preferred drink of street alcoholics in Chile) But he asked us to please help him get to his house.  We helped him stumble to his house and talked with him a bit. The majority of Chileans are not really dark skinned, most are pretty white. Auturo this man is one of them, he explained how his family is a family of gypsies from Hungry; and all the story if was pretty interesting. In the end I almost had him convinced that we were going to go with him to throw his pistol in the ocean, but he said that the truth was that his pistol was in the neighbors house because he isn't allowed to have it hahah Playa Ancha is a little crazy.
Love you all I hope that you have a great week with lots of Exito and Animo! 
Elder Biesinger

      Hopefully gives you an idea of the fog at midday doesn't clear up very much. Four days straight

May 11, 2015

Hey everybody! 
SOO HAPPY MOTHERS DAY  I know I'm a little late, but I don't like to jump the gun. So, better to do it after maybe.  You can just think of it like a blessing, they always come, just sometimes not on the day we had scheduled. 

So another change has begun! I've now got "a son" here in mission. Elder Gustavo Alvarez from Uruguay! He is a great Elder and is going to have a lot of success in his mission. Elder Gomez is now in a area of the Hills above ViƱa (Achupaellis). So, I stayed in my area.  We have a few changes in the district including two more Elders. which makes things fun, and the nightly calls a little longer, but its all a good experience! I love the mission and all the Crazy things that happen.


" If you don't have time to pray and read your scriptures you are busier than God ever intended you to be." 

So, I hope no one is busier than God intended them to be! 

Also, another thought that I liked a lot, reading Moses chapter one. The difference of How God the father refers to Moses and how Lucifer refers to Moses, and then the response of Moses. 
If you could all read it you will see that God refers to Moses as son. Hence making him a son of God but Lucifer refers to him as son of man. And then Moses cuts Lucifer and tells him "I am a SON OF GOD." 
Moses had the kind of relationship we should all look for with our Father. If you don't feel like God exists or that you don't feel his love,, or that you are his Child I invite you as a Representative of Christ to LOOK FOR GOD. We are his Children and we need not fall to the temptation of the devil. If we don't look for our Father it will be our own fault when we know him not. 

Love you guys a lot! Miss you a lot too, but time is the only barrier. So gotta make it count. 

Elder Biesinger

Claudio Mirza and Constanza

The Gallegos

Saying bye to Gomez The Serains

Elder Alvarez and I

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you post 2015

Wow and another one bites the dust! Another week, and another Change. 
This week was pretty great, full of challenges and triumphs. Plenty of things are happening and changing! It's starting to get a little colder and so I'm feeling that the Chile that I first met and loved is getting ready to make a come back. 
This week we taught a guy named Luis From France, he is 25 years old and he is a catholic missionary. ha Yeah that's right a catholic missionary. So, There is a house here in my area called "Punto Corazon" There are about 8 "missionaries" that live in the house men and women from Chile, Hungry, Poland, Argentina and France. One day we decided we wanted to know what this operation was, so we yelled a the door. Luis came out, a little surprised, they were about to start a meeting so he invited us to come the next day. We Explained how we would like to know what they do and all that. Well we ended up not having time to pass by that day so this week we ran into Luis and set another time to visit. We went by, and he was all alone.  We entered the house he offered something to drink, we asked for water. And we started to talk. After letting him talk and tell us about himself and them.  We started to talk a little saying things like; hey its really cool what you guys do, you do a lot of good, we do this too. Or oh yeah its really cool that you are all here to be a part of the ward and help people with stuff that they need and share "compasion." (his word) and be source to help people leave the drugs and stuff. That's something really great; we are here to teach people how to come unto Christ. We ended up teaching him about the restoration and baptism. not in depth but to the point where you could see in his eyes and feel with astonishment. His Eyes teared up. We have plans to write our testimonies and give them to him in a Book of Mormon this week. It was a cool lesson. He kinda sat there not knowing what to do. It would be hard for him to accept it being that he had dedicated 18 months of his life to being catholic. 
We also found a man named Edgardo Soto he had shared with missionaries before.  So when we knocked the door it was easy to enter being that he has prostate cancer, diabetes and he is anemic. He is thin and pretty skinny. He told us that he needs to be baptised. So we are going to be working to find a way to help him go to church and fulfill his goal of Baptism the 30th of this month. 
Something that I realized as we taught Luis and he took like 5 minutes to find Amos in the Bible is that we are very blessed to have so much of the word of God in our lives as members! We need to treasure it. Luis doesn't understand the bible because he has not studied it with the spirit and the knowledge of the Gospel. HOLD TO THE ROD. The Iron rod is the word of God and if you let go the world takes you. Lucifer takes you. Its not a brain wash its not a trick it's the answers to the test that whether you like it or not you are taking at this very moment with every breath of life you take. With out the Iron Rod you will fail. I will fail, we will fail. Lets all set the goal to treasure the truth the answers to the test. I love you all.  I hope you all have success this week! Until next week from the land of the first inheritance. 
Elder Biesinger

Some grub and the roof

The "U"