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, February 29, 2016

Whats up yall! First off i dont know what happened but this weather changed real quick, its so cold now hahahha! Reminds me of my sweet home memphis tennessee! I will forever be a southerner, i wont forget my southern roots even if the fam is packing their bags and heading to california, dont worry its a surprise to me as well! So stoked tho, i heard my dad just wanted to make every game at UCI so he decided to just move.... idk tho!
But this week was a good one, hahahah friday we had an activity and my comp is from mexico so he made tacos that were way good for everyone and it was a show of talents and so we did this magic trick hahahah somos brujos!! but it was fun and i feel like it was a real success! This ward is an aswesome one and the members are good to us! 
Not much to say tho, this next week will be fun because the new missionaries are coming in next tuesday so thats always way fun to pick them up and everything like that! But just the normal 10-6 office job and then after teaching the good word!
Hope all is well!
Elder Wertner

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hey Yall!
First gotta give a S\O to my little niece izzy who turns 3 this week!!!! wohooooo shes so old, but happy bday izz.... and dont forget your uncle justin whos in chile!
This week was good, Saturday we had a baptism of isiadora, whos 10 and she got baptized which was sweeeettttt and her dad is reactivated and going to church now so thats way awesome! Way cool to see someone you taught and helped along the way enter into the waters of baptism! Its way cool to see that, Thats why i am here!! So just gotta try and keep it up hahaha! But other than that it was a good week, Sunday was cool cause we left with members from the ward to go visit some fmilies who are less active and havent been in a while, it sure is cool to go in a group and see how that makes a difference, showing theyre loved and missed! 
The ward is really starting to gain trust in us and you can see how awesome that is and it reflects alot, so its way cool! But i am good down here hope everything is well over there! 
Love yall!!!! (my southern roots)

Love Elder Wertner!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Samuel Wertner [justin.wertner@myldsmail.net]
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 06:42 PM Greenwich Standard Time
To: Tim Wertner; Heather Wertner

Hey whats up Fam and friends,
It was a good week this week, Always a good week when youre serving the lord and doing his work! Cant take it for granted cause it is such a beautiful work, I can really see the lord using me as an instrument to help change lives and nothing is better than seeing people change for the better, It makes me feel so good and have such a purpose! 
Also this week i had cow and sheep stomach, I feel like thats the stuff they eat in the south but its the first time i had it and its actually way good, its super chewing and you can straight up see how its stomach and they made a soup out of it, pretty good soup not gonna lie! Also funny cause saturday night at like 10 we got a call from bishop asking us to both give talks tomorrow, funny cause on the mish its just like youre ready for that type of stuff, always! So its sweet to feel ready when that stuff happens, the talk went really well and our ward is awesome! They really love the missionaries!
This week i saw a lot of how real and powerful the priesthood really is! The Lord trusts us his servants with such a strong and powerful power, it is truly amazing to use that to bless and heal others! I got to give a blessing to someone who really needed help and guidance and it is amazing to be a part of that, nothing i get more joy out of than that, the spirit is so strong and so powerful, because it is literally him speaking through us! My spanish gets way good and i speak so clear and fluently when i give blessings, its because it really is the lord speaking through us, we are his hands to do this wonderful work and if we are doing what we are suppose to he is going to bless his children who dont know about the gospel or need help! The power of God is real, the spirit really does testify! Also a lot we did this week is a lot of people want blessings for houses to have that peace when maybe sometimes their isnt that feeling of the spirit in the house and there is some bad spirits or something like that lets say! What i learned is how real the spirit of contention is, you cannot have the spirit or even feel that love of christ in your life if we are so angry and have so much contention and fighting, it just doesnt work that way!  But I really learned this week how we are legit at war right now, it is a battle between good and evil and a battle between satan and Heavenly father and christ! The awesome thing about this is and if you dont know then i am very happy to be the one to tell you, we know the outcome! Heavenly father has won, we know who is going to win already, so why dont we pick the winning teams side! 
I invite you all to try and search for that feeling of peach and if you have have that contention or dont feel good or something right i invite you to pray and read the scriptures, you will feel a lot better and wont have that bad feeling anymore! 
I love chile, the chilean people are awesome, i grow to love them more and more each day, even if they slam he door in our faces or yell or whatever and they dont wanna hear the good word, theyre still sons and daughters of God and they deserve this gospel just as much as i do! This gospel changes lives, ive seen it and nothing is better than that, Nothing feels better when you enter a home of a stranger who has been having a tough time and she begins to tell you how God has sent her two angels to help her out! I love you guys! Thanks for always supporting me!!!
Much Love, 
Elder Wertner

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hey yall!!
Well not much to say this week, but just want yall to know i am out here working hard and we are grindin! Just trying to find the people who are being prepared by the Lord to teach them the good word and bring the gospel to those people who dont have it yet! Its a tough work but it can be very rewarding when you finally see the hard work pay off! I love you all and dang Southern chile can get way hot in the summer time, who wouldve knew?
hahahah hope all is well and i love you guys! im gonna send a bunch of pics!:)
Love Elder Wertner