Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 23, 2016

Hola compatriotas,

Bueno

This is going to be my last blog entry from Chile I believe when I get home I'll have to put one more on to end it with the Week that is coming because it should be the greatest. ha

Well this week was Good we had our Three investigators in Church again and they all have their Baptism scheduled for this Saturday the 28th at Three o´clock PM. Alonso Ramos, María De Los Ángeles Ipinza Vidal, and Mateo Sanhueza. Praying that all goes well but I know God desires their salvation so he is going to do all the Possible as well are we.

Well I've got a lot to say but no time to say it nor do mere words on a screen fill the magnitude of the feeling or the Situation.
My mission has been an amazing time and I have loved every minute. I'm sure you have heard and remember that they say 10,000 hours of Practice make a person professional in any one thing. I believe that 10,000 hours does it for most things but for Exaltation you need at least that mixed with a refiners fire. God is training everyone of us.
 1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perish, though it be tried with fire,might be found  unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Those trials of Faith and of Fire are key in our salvation. There are a lot of things that are so important in the Gospel but in the end we need the Spirit we need the Savior and we need God, we need everything that they Give us.

I know that they live and that they live in this very moment its not a past present or future existence only. It is a Pure Existence and attention.

As I have already said I can't try to do this with my fingers and honestly I doubt I'll be able to do it words. when I get home but I will try.
 
3 John 1:
13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by    name.

Well that's all for now guys I love you and I thank you. If you can remember these three people in your prayers this week for Saturday and that my Compañion and I can be the Instruments in Gods hands to bring them to that day.

Elder Biesinger

Chou.





May 9, 2016

Hey everyone! So this is the Penultimate.

This week was great like always I'm starting to have really mixed feelings and every once and a while a little heartbreak. We had stake Conference it was great but also a little hard. A lot of people were there that I know. In all honestly I know the Stake of Quilpué about as well if not better than I know Palmyra stake at home. So a lot of people said good bye and thank you and you have a place to go if you decide to come back. ha if only they realized that its not really that easy to just drop that Cash and get here even for Gringos. haha No they know but it's funny. I'm sure ill make it someday.

Monday we were with the Fam Sanhueza my comp and I made a circle of eternal progression and we talked about that with them applying the commandments. Then on Wednesday their other Daughter went to Canada to join with her sister. Leaving the Parents and Mateo alone. ha they were all a little sad. But we are all going good Praying a lot for the Baptism of Mateo on the 28th. and That his dad can be ready to confirm him.

We also had a few lessons with a family that we found. Juan and Eliana Gonzalez Valencia they are really good people, On Thursday we gave a Zone challenge from Preach my Gospel based on Chapter 9 Go about doing good. we were praying the whole day to be able to do an unplanned service. We got a cool chance with them (Juan and Eliana) we Helped clean their patio and work on their car then taught them a lesson of the Plan of Salvation.

We also taught Alonso the Commandments this week. Ha he is a kid and he thinks he has a problem with Tea and Coffee he is great. It went well.

María De Los Ángeles and Luis Ipinza Vidal are really great they went to the stake conference both Saturday and Sunday (Sunday Alonso and his fam and Mateo and his fam both went as well.) But María de los Ángeles and Luis sent us a message this morning saying that they had an interview with Bishop yesterday and that she will be baptized on the 28th at 3pm. ha we were pretty happy. We had a cool lesson about Tithing with them. It was pretty emotional I'm really glad that even thought they might not realize it my parents taught me about Tithing when I was little.

Also this week.
Interchanges with Elder Wesley Gould from Spanish Fork,
Elder Hansen cut the end of his Finger off.
It was really Cold and Rained a little more.
Jorge Fernandez is Doing Awesome! He sang in the stake Choir.

All in all a great week! Love you Guys!

Chou
Elder Biesinger

It's Cold

Eler Gould from Maple Mountain

Marta Galvez, Jorge Fernandez, Elder Hansen and I

James found his vitamins from 3 years ago haha



may 2, 2016

Hey everyone!

So this week!
Monday: We learned how to make some Chilean food and we had a good time! Then at proselyting time we had a lot to do and it went pretty well.
Tuesday:  We had Zone meeting where we have to give the capacitations of President Díaz and his Wife and the office it went well. I like going back over and being able to learn more by teaching it.
Wednesday: We went to visit the Familia Sanhueza. They dad Marco has Asked that I baptize as my last Baptism his son Mateo, and that he confirms him. It might sound weird but it was a really spiritual lesson and I was almost uncomfortable but it was great they are a special family. Love them a lot.
We also had a few other lessons that were really good but the best moments with them were later in the week.
Thursday: I had to go to Valparaíso. The mission secretary accidentally paid A LOT of money that he didn't have to pay while doing my visa. being that I am a special case. So I had to go with him to the Government and sign a paper to get the money back. It was awesome to walk around in the city again. He had a lot of Things to do so we got an Ice Cream as we walked around. Then we had planning and some good lessons.
Friday: We had an interchange I was with Elder Veloso the one that lost his Appendix. haha it went really well I enjoyed it.
Saturday: We taught María de Los Ángeles and her Husband Luis. She is about to be Baptized. But its really not to sure yet.
On Sunday she came to church and everything but then after was having doubts... We Marked a part (Moroni 7-10) in her BOM that the Bishops Daughter (Her Cousin) told her to read and told her to Pray about it. We still don't know what is going to happen.
Sunday: We Visited Bishop he is doing okay but is really banged up. He got lucky there are people that say we was Held up in the air and laid back down. He Could have died or could be a veggie. But he is really well he came to sacrament meeting.
We also taught María Ines on Sunday she is an Investigator of 12 Years that is really sooooo Close to making the decision to be a member.. We read D and C 84:74 with her in a very very loving way and taught her about Eternal Progress.

Well if you can all Please Pray for the following people!!!

María De Los Angeles and Luis Ipinza (Investigator and her Husband member)

Mateo and Marco Sanhueza (Investigator and his Dad Member)

Alonso Ramos (Investigator)

María Ines (Investigator)

That would be awesome!

Love  you all!

Elder Biesinger
Chou


Doing exercises


James Friend! Hope he doesn't come home with him

April 25, 2016

Hey everyone!

So no, I did not get Changed I'm Still here in Marga Marga and my Comp is still Elder Hansen. I'm glad that It all stayed the same things are going good here and I love the People here a lot it would be sad to leave.

So this week was filled full but just a quick update from last week now that I am all healthy and good. So I had had Bronchitis for like a Month and a half but it came and went so I just kinda ignored it until it got bad and well they sent me to the Doctor to get some meds and stuff. It was all good and I was getting better then I took an amoxicillin that was the wrong one and it was actually an amoxicillin that had Penicillin, I took it Thursday night like almost two weeks ago and Friday was a rough day long story short I went to the Hospital on Saturday morning and they had to give me some injections and what not.

But this week was great this dog followed us around and started killing cats so we had to save a few cats and it was not a good thing.
Our Bishop Got hit by a car. He is doing well now but it was pretty scary.
We had council and it was really good. We are still working with Maria de Los Angeles and Mateo and Alonso and Maria Ines so if you wanna pray for them it would be awesome especially for them and their families.

It also rained more so that was fun.

Anyways long story short I'm loving the mission and all is great!

Love Elder Biesinger

James allergic reaction, not even at it's worst.



April 18, 2016

Buena buena
 This week was Pretty Crazy. So I have had some bronchitis that is pretty hard to cure as a missionary when staying in the house to avoid the rain and cold is an option just not one that I am going to prefer or one that I chose. So its been fun. But now I'm feeling a lot better basically all FULL. Tuesday we had a good day basically everyone we talked to had been an investigator before in there life and remembered a lot about the Church and basically just confessed that they were never baptized because there did not want to commit to it. but it was cool because we really had some good lessons and got some Good Investigators out of it we will see. After that the week was kinda a Blur. On Thursday it started to Rain and it rained a lot especially on Sunday it rained the WHOLE DAY.
Jorge was confirmed a member of La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días on Sunday it was a cool thing he is doing Great. We also are now working with another fam. We got a cool Reference of a returned missionary that has been inactive for some time that is now returning to activity his son is 9 (Alonso) So we taught him yesterday Alonsos Dad is a nice guy named Jimmy (yes Jimmy) Jimmys father (Hermano Ramos) is the High Priest Group leader in the Ward and his wife (Hermana Ramos) is an Angel. She is the Good Chilean Woman. She wakes up early every Sunday and makes the Break for the Sacrament. She is one of my Favorites when we eat lunch with them its one of those that you just enjoy. There are a lot of People here that I love like that. People that really are Good.
Anyways that was Basically my Week! Love you Guys a lot and I hope you have a great week!

Love Elder Biesinger
Chou.

We got Chinese food

The Zone

April 11, 2016

Hey everyone!!

So yesterday was 3 YEARS since I entered the MTC. Jorge Fernandez was also baptized yesterday. That was a gift from the Lord. I know it was.
Over these last three years I have been so blessed. It is the Truth that God loves his children.

So this week was spent in a lot of lessons and Getting Jorge Ready for his baptism he has been doing it all. Literally he had gone five months with out a Job he starts living the Gospel Quits smoking and with in a week he has a Job Monday through Friday 8-6 (perfect Chilean hours) He doesn't have to work Sundays ever and he is able to attend institute at night. When Elder Holland said that the First commandment was to love God and the First truth is that God Loves us. HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE CORRECT NOR INSPIRED. God loves us with all of his Hear Might Mind and Strength. What do we do for him HOW DO WE LOVE HIM? For three years its been ups and Downs lows and Highs but never have I felt as if God didn't love me. YES I have been Put in Ovens of affliction. But only for a time and only for my good to harden my steel.
This week for Jorges interview we decided to do it in the Chapel of Anibal Pinto because the Elder that did the Interview Elder Hernandez is there and they had another meeting. While there I was reconnected with many of my favorite people I felt a strong confirmation that this is not just a "Time away from home" Or "a Mission". The Mission is much more.
I am Grateful.
Love you all

Elder Biesinger
Chou.


                                   A service we have been working on putting in a septic tank.

Baptism of Jorge Fernandez

April 4, 2016

This week was pretty Crazy in all honesty Weeks go by and Sometimes I forget what the date is or what the day of the week is. But I sure did enjoy conference. It Turned Out well . I really loved the messages and one in particular obviously as a missionary the ones that teach about Baptism are always killers so Elder Bednars talk was a great one. Especially Being that I had just Read  3 Nephi 19: 28-29


28 Father, I thank thee that thou hast purified those whom I have chosen,   because of their faith, and I pray for them, and also for them who shall   believe on their words,that they may be purified in me, through faith on their words, even as they are purified in me.

 29 Father, I pray not for the world, but for those whom  thou hast given me out of the world, because of their   faith, that they may be purified in   me,   that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one, that I may be glorified in them.

Also Its important that we can fortify our relationship with God For if not we will not feel the Closeness to him like what was also mentioned the receiver that is found far from the Giver feeleth Entitled.

This week was Great we actually received a great reference Named Jorge Fernandez he came to every session he Quick smoking 5 days ago and we are working a lot with him. It has Gone well he was an investigator for like a week in another part of the mission and is preparing for a Baptismal date of April 10th. All is well.

Love you guys!

Chou

Elder Biesinger 🐝


My Comp Elder Hansen

March 28, 2016

Hey hey ya!


So this was a good Week we had some good lessons. María De los Angeles came to Church and she stayed for classes and it was awesome she is really realizing how true this all is and she is just hesitant in accept the answer I think but Conference should fix that.. 

Today we went out into the Hills and Gathered some Fruit with Mateo. Higo Mandarinas y Mora. it was a good time the Chilean forest is pretty crazy. 

All in all We don't really have to much time some elders just Called and they locked themselves inside a church so now we gotta go help them.. But we saw a lot of Miracles this week. We had an interesting experience with Less active family that has not been able to sleep due to night terrors. Nothing to Crazy but you sure can discern Good From Evil and that makes you feel Close to God. 
 I took a bunch of videos idk if they will make it to the Blog but there you can see a little more. We have been very blessed but also with experiences crazy. On Thursday we had Zone Conference with President and his Wife. They are so great. the Díazs. But after we took two hours to make a 25 minute trip. Thursday Chile played Argentina so the streets were a parking lot with people trying to get home. We had to go from Achupallas to Quilpué normally that's really easy this time we had to go to Viña and then Go to Quilpué because all the Busses were so full. They were filled with all kinds of People so we got some good Contacts in at least. 

Well much love! 

Chou Elder Biesinger🐝

The videos won't load onto the blog. I have tried sorry.




March 21, 2016

Hola Familia y Amigos Queridos!

Alright so what a cool week we taught a few more lessons than normal and found a few new investigators by references. That is so important. I Hope that all of you can Pray to be able to have chances to share the Gospel. In these days it can be hard as people to share the Gospel the only way to do it is with the Help of God. We need to apply the scriptures. Alma 6:6 is a great example. So there is your Challenge.

This week we did a cool service randomly in proselyting clothes we grabbed a bunch of wood to build a house and carried it down a typical Chilean hill (dirt trail narrow with a steep fall on one side and a crazy dog on the other side behind a fence.) to a house that was down in the Little canyon. It was a fun time.

We taught a bunch of lessons that were really cool with people that really recognize the spirit. We also found a book in our house Called Marriage by Spencer W. Kimball well I should say my companion found the Book and he started reading it out loud it's a really good book, but I was just kinda confused why he was reading it. Later that day a family that is having a bunch of problems called us. We totally were prepared. It was awesome obviously as missionaries we can't really do much but we just told them that this was not our calling but what we had read and then we gave them a blessing it was awesome.

Well kinda a short letter but I just am really happy and excited for the next two weeks Easter and Conference What blessings What a miracle the fact we have the Fullness of the Gospel Reflect on these verses this week.

Chapter 24   of  LUKE
Angels announce the resurrection of Christ—He walks on the Emmaus road—He appears with a body of flesh and bones, eats food, testifies of His divinity, and promises the Holy Ghost—He ascends into heaven.
 1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
He has risen and his lives. He is present in our lives and is at the Head of everything. Trust in him. Serve God in his name. If we do this we will please the Father. Like the Son hath done nothing save that which please the the Father so must we act.
I Love you Guys have a great week.
Elder Biesinger   Chou

The fixed shovel

Baking up a storm




March 14, 2016

Hey everyone!

Bueno
This was a week that really put us to the challenge. For real, we felt like there was like no time for anything and we worked hard and did our best but it was pretty rough until yesterday. Then It went better. I hope this upswing keeps going. and that gravity doesn't kick in.

Monday was good.
Then Tuesday, we had borrowed a Shovel to fix the yard and I totally Broke it... So that sucked. We do yard work at like 6:30 in the morning.. But this morning I finally had gathered together all the tools to fix the shovel but I forgot to take a picture of it. ha its amazing how well it turned out. we also had some pretty good lessons on Tuesday with some investigators and less actives.

Wednesday We had lunch way out in the campo (country.) it was good It's with our new Mission Leader. that day we also had to make an emergency run to the Pharmacy and take some Meds to an Elder that was fun.

Thursday we had a good lesson with José, he is an investigator of years that finally we found out that he doesn't even believe that the Bible is valid so we are now starting very very over. But its awesome I love the Guy a lot.
Also basically the whole Zone is sick so there was a lot of calls that day.

Friday: we did some service Painting a fence and had an interchange they cut all the water in our sector so that was fun... We taught the WHole Sanhueza Family about obedience so that was a way cool lesson. They all have been coming to church.

Saturday we watched a recording of the Broadcast Elder Bednar and the area presidency gave to the Missionaries. Pure power.

Sunday we had A "multi Stake conference" presided in Salt Lake with all of Chile by Elder Nelson. Way cool too. He spoke in Spanish. He speaks pretty well and even thought you can see his age he sure is a strong man.
the Conference was Held in Anibal Pinto so I sat down on the very bench where I sat my very first Sunday in Chile Only then I didn't understand Anything now I do. It was cool too to see the people of the stake that after so long they still remember and I still love them.

Anyways Life is GOOD:

Love you Guys

Elder Biesinger
Chao

video

Sunday, May 22, 2016

March 7, 2016

Hey everyone! 
So this Week was another fast one surprise right..

Ha Monday was a good day. Its important to remember the simple Miracles of the fact the Spirit tells you where to go what to do and what to say. We had about nothing left to do for the night and it was 8:30 so we went looking for some people on the list and found a Guy named Felipe he was really receptive. He has his issues and Temptations which are different.. but recognizes that he needs to get closer to God. He has not talked to God for 10 years... He cried a little when we taught the power of Prayer. way cool.

Tuesday we had Zone meeting we (my comp and I) made like 65 brownies.. ha By the end of the day they were all gone. But it was a good meeting. 

Wednesday we Taught a man Named José His wife is the stake Relief Soc. President. He has been an Investigator for 12 Years. He says he needs to feel that it is the right decision. He goes to Church almost every week. We are going to start from square one with him. Its just been hard to nail down visits with him. Lots of traveling is basically his life/job title. 

Thursday we had some pretty good lessons including Familia Sanhueza. They are really special I love them A lot. We got there and they were trying to do like a million things so we could share what we had so we went and washed all the dishes. ha then shared.

Friday I was with Elder Hernandez from Santiago. He is one of Our District leaders It was an enjoyable experience to learn about Chileans one on one. Ha I like to ask questions. Even when I already know the Answers. 

Saturday... was a hard day I was SOOOOO dead. I actually got home planned for the next day and crashed in bed while my comp sat there and finished the Nightly calls. Ha So bad. 

Sunday was great I felt alive again. We were able to teach quite a few people and with my comp we saw a few cool little miracles. We prayed specifically for a few things and there were all completed but it required action. Like receiving a reference from a member and Giving a BOM to a receptive Person. 

Anyways its been a great week. My Comp is like the Energizer bunny everyone in a while. Except after lunch hahaha its a great time. we make people laugh and feel good and we also make people Cry. Now this week I just Pray that we can Bring those people to make commitments that lead to Christ. Like all the other weeks. Life as a missionary is full of that and its the best feeling. 

Well Esto es Todo.

Chao


Did some yard clean up and found a BBQ!


Elder Hernandez and I

The Zone


Elder Biesinger 🐝

Los Amo