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 24, 2015

Happy Monday

Whats up Everyone!
Another week in Chile has gone bye!!!!!
Ok i feel like i need to explain Chile a little better. The food is way good here, here breakfast isnt really a thing but the lunches are huge and its like a three course meal, its sooooooo good!!1 then dinner is caled "Once" and its just usually a bunch of bread and stuff and sandwhiches. Way good! I didnt talk about fleas much cause they werent really bad, but its starting to not be as cold so the fleas are coming out (Mommmmyyyy dont worry ill be alright) im just itching everywhere, but im kinda use to them from the tennessee bed bugs but these are a litle more intense, but i am fine! Its not like they hurt or anything hahaha! 
Oh i dont know if i said this in the last email but also here we have to cut wood everymorning, there is no such thing as in door heating here, everyone in every house just uses fire to heat up the house. Cutting wood is a pretty good workout though so it is good in the morning, but those mornings where we dont have fire....... We study in our sleeping bags and we can see our breathe! Hahaha its pretty funny, getting out of bed is the worst but once we are out of bed we are wide awake thats forsure. oh als we have bunk beds (reminds me of the good ole days before jake left on his mission and i slept on the top bunk cause thats kinda how it is now) but its good stuff! When it rains here it just straightup poors!!!!! You get all different kinds of rain here, light rain, heavy rain, the rain that hurts, just it all...... It reminds me of forest gump when he is talking about all different kinds of rain, hahahah its so how it is1 But this clutch rain jacket my loving parents got me is awsome!
I dont know if i said this last week but we are in a house with two other elders so its pretty cool, theyre great guys! Friday we gave a lesson to this family and the spirit was so strong, one of the best times i have had (no dahl not as good as priest quroum but close) but it was so awesome, but it didnt workout. I have had doors slammed on me so many times and people actually like run away from us and just get rejected by people. it was sad cause we bore our testimonies and the spirit was so strong its like we could touch it. The point i am getting at is sometimes we just think our life is soooooo tough and we just wish the days away or just think no one can know what we are going through. but i want you to remmeber someone who went through it all, Jesus Christ our savior! He went through a lot more then any of us can ever imagine! I want you all to go look up this video "the Atonement and missionary Work" It is one of the bst videos i have seen! Remember who is always right beside you and can be your best friend, he wont forget about you so dont foget about him!!! and dont say you dont have time to watch the video or youll get to it later, i have heard that excuses a lot and its not true! Make time for the things that really matter!!
Here in chile there is a lot of reactivation to be done, a lot of inactive members to help. We had an awesome lesson last night with one of them and we talked about temples and families forever, the spirit was so strong it was crazy!!! everyone was crying and they made it their goal to come back to church and focus on the temple! I saw them one of my first days here and in 2 weeks they have already come so far it was awesome!! You have no idea how much joy it brought and still brings me! 
The other day on saturday i am pretty sure (The days all become one, time goes bye faster on the mission..... now i know what Jake, and big mike were talking about) But we taught 4 lessons and got 5 new investigators, which is tough to do but the lord blessed us and put those people in our path!
I am on a mission to help and teach the poeple of chile and right now Martinez De Rosas about the restored Gospel of Jesus christ, I am not here to teach those poele who are not ready and just want to argue, We have been called to teach people who are prepared for us. 
Oh also something funny was the school hre starts at like 2 and gets out at like 5 hahahahahahah! so funny! But chile is awesome! i love it, funny becaue here they all listen to mostly american music but i am pretty sure they have no idea what theyre saying hahaa!
i love chile its awesome, the mission is tough but i recieve so much happiness and joy from what i was doing. I wouldnt want to be anywhere else!
I love you all, Keep the faith!!
 Elder Wertner

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