Justin will be spending the next two years serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. He will be serving in the Chile, Osorno mission and teaching the people of Osorno the gospel. He will spend two months in Mexico City at the Missionary Training Center learning Spanish and being trained as a missionary. In mid August he will leave Mexico and head to Chile. We will be using this blog to post weekly emails and pictures from Justin and to keep you all updated on Justin's adventures in Chile!

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Week in Chile!

Hey everyone wow i have so much to tell you! Chile is straight up beautiful! I am going to try and send you all a bunch of pictures so i hope they eventually go through! I am in Valdivia and my sector is Martinez De rosas and that is our ward. My companion is Elder Cleverly, hes awsome and he is from california. We work really hard together and are always just constantly working! We walk about 15-20 miles a day! I am so tired when we get home that when i go to sleep i just wake up because times already up and its already the morning.Also here it is very very very cold and im pretty north too, it is freezing and when it rains it can be pretty bad but it is awesome. At night im so physically and mentally tired but my spirit is stronger and feels awesome! 
Here there is a lot of reactivation that we do, a lot of inactive members and so we are trying to get a lot of them back to church. Our ward is about 35-40 people theyre all really awesome people! Yesterday i went up and bore my testimony and introduced myself! I will tell you guys what, the spanish is different and they talk super fast but i am learning, it is tough but the lord blesses me and i am very thanful for that. 
Also i had a really cool experience, it was one of the best i have had. I had my first baptism invitation!! Her name is Irma and her daughter is named elizabet and is a less active. The spirit was super strong in the lesson and we asked her if she thought the book of mormon are true and joseph smith was a tru prophet and she said yes! Then i asked her if she would be baptized and she said...... YES!!! Wow it was awesome..... Her baptismal date is for the 19th of september! It was so exciting and the spirit was so strong. It was so strong her daughter was crying and stuff it was crazy, the cool thing was i understood most of it and i know that was the gift of tongues and the Lord helping me!! How awesome this work is! We now have two people with baptism dates and hopefully 3 after tonight
HAHA wow there are so many cats and dogs everywhere here all around the streets, just laying around flea infested probably like million no joke! The mission is really ups and downs and i am really starting to see that! Every moment is like a roller coaster ride, it is crazy!! Its so good though! 
It is kind of un real being out here right now, being on a mission and everything its just unreal hahahaha. I know everyone is starting back up school, I think today? but i hope it is awesome! Tear it up yall and have fun! Oh yeah the food is real good here, we had this thing called a completo that is a hot dog with a bunch of meats wow it was so good, it had all these toppings..... DAD you would just love it!!!!! But food is way good here!!!
Chile is awesome and i am having a good time and learning a lot, i am a greeny and there is a lot of work to do, it is definitley really hard at times but then i remmeber all of you and i especially remmeber the savior and his example!!! 
I love you all and miss you like crazy! Treat all the missionaries good wwhenever you see them, just imagineif that was me? Would you let them in? would you offer them something to eat?
I hope you all are well and i know you are doing awesome things!!!
Love you all 
Love Elder Wertner
P.S. If you want to send letters or packages send it to the mission home, i would love some candy:)
Love you ALLLLLL!!!!!!!

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