Monday, December 29, 2014

Family Baptism

                                                      Hey Guys,

I don't have a lot of time today but I just want to let you guys know that the baptism was awesome and we had a great time. She was confirmed the next day and H., their son, was confirmed after the Baptism which was awesome because they called me up to participate in the confirmation. I've got pics to send but not a lot of time since we have to leave to get to the Lunch today because our schedule changed
 up a little.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fitting in small spaces isn't such a bad thing

2014 Concepcion South
Christmas Conference
So this week has been crazy!!!!
CCM District
Tuesday we had a great day of work and at our almuerzo-that's just lunch for you guys- I had to climb up the attic of the members house to grab and find the Christmas tree and lights they had because I was the only one small enough to get up into the attic and be able to move around up there. So that was fun. Wednesday we had our Christmas Conference which was awesome! I finally got my Bible since my other one got destroyed, also I got to meet up with some of the people from my CCM District so that was awesome to be able to see everyone. We all had great skits and everything. 

Inter Cambio with
 Mission grandfather
Thursday I had a great inter-cambio or mini exchange with my grandfather in the mission, Elder B., who trained Elder M. so technically that's how he's my grandfather. He dies this cambio so he wanted to work one day with his grandson, one time before he leaves. It was just a great day of work we had. Friday was a good day as we got back together in Las Americas and got some work done. Then on Saturday we gave like 4 hours of service to carrying wood out to a members house, and by a lot of wood, I mean almost 2000 pieces of wood and Elder Baez and I were just pretty much working all day. Sunday we just had no time to do anyrhing because we had to prepare for a Christmas devotional that we had that pretty much took all night. We had the cambios today and noone is going anywhere, but Elder Sanders got elevated to position of District Leader which is going to be super fun, I can already tell. How's it up there with you guys and yes, I will be able to Skype with you guys on Christmas and also email you guys like twice in the same week because of New Years as well. It's going to be awesome down here and hope everything will be with you guys.
  -Elder Haynes

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Package and a Wedding!

Hey Guys,
So two weeks has gone by since my last email, and I know my mom is going crazy waiting for something explaining about my life out here, so I've got it written up.
First off, I received the birthday/Christmas package and it was amazing! I loved the dinosaur and what everyone wrote so much. I know probably that everyone didn't understand exactly the hidden meaning behind it, but I sure understood and loved it all. The Christmas Advent Calendar has been awesome and we sing the hymn/song generally everyday, but seriously the golden Christmas presents are freaking killing me and I cant wait to open them.
Down here we changed houses last week which was just fun as we transferred everything thinking it was the Mission's. It wasn't, so now we have had to return everything back to the other house and receive different things in the house to help us get by.
Thursday night we had the marriage ceremony of the Family E. and finally we have a secure fecha (date)
for their baptism which will be on December 27th. They'll step into the waters of baptism and start their journey in the church as members and take these baptismal covenants.
I feel so blessed to be out here and to be able to teach the people here in Chile and invite them to step into the waters of baptism and hear our words and receive a remission of their sin through Jesus Christ.
 I love you guys and hope all is well.
                         Love Elder Haynes