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, March 21, 2016

Hey whats up fam!!!
Writing a lot earlier today because we are gonna grill some hamburgers with two other elders, so thats why:)
Hey but everything has been good, honestly no complaints (Even if i did i wouldnt tell yall) But this week went byeeeee sooooo fast! I lay in my non-flea infested bed at night and am just like shooooot that day went bye quick!
I gotta tell ya what our ward is sweet! I love this ward here in Ovejeria! Its such an awesome ward with memebers who really care about the missionaries and you just get this good feeling when you walk in and it just feels like a family! Just like collierville 1 ward!!
But we had a sweet noche de hogar with that new family we found i told yall about last week, it was way good! Its awesome to see and hear when you bear testimony about the restoration and a prophet called of God and The book of mormon! And they agree! nd they believe it as well, then we leave it to them to really get that spiritual witness of the gospel!
We recieev that spiritual witness through the scriptures and praying, prayer with real intent is forreal! It really works!!!
Also i gotta tell yall about our Ward mission Leader, this guy is awesome! Hes been blind for like 4 years from an accident he had, but he is probably one of the happiest and funniest people to be around that i have met! It is so awesome to see when someone who could just be such a debby downer and just so depressed because something is wrong, but instead is just so happy! Great teastment to me and this guy has the best memory ever! Hermana Orlando!! He is awesome!
Well its been a good week, we still dont have wood or any form of heat but thanks to that sleeping bag my old man gave me im doing alright! hahaha, I love yall!
Working hard and trying my bestest! Chile is awesome, i love it! The people are awesome! So cool to see some people who dont have as much, give all their time to others!
I hope you all rememebr Jesus Christ lives, If youre having problems or doubts, Dont forget and just remember, Christ Lives and he loves us! Because of him we can live again, With him and our families forever! Something that brings me so much joy to know.
I love you all! Keep ballin!
Ill send pics ina  bit!
Elder WertneršŸ˜˜

Monday, March 14, 2016

First off its starting to get way cold in the mornings, like way cold and we dont have fire wood or any type of heating so that would be a good idea to look into that!
But its been good, this past week it was fun cause we had the newer people come in, always fun seeing them and all there animo and how excited they are and everything like that! Also there was a guy who came in and he was like " i know i have seen you from somewhere" and he remmebered he was in my EFY group from Santa barbra.... crazy!
This week has been good, first off we just got done eating some pichanga!!! best thing on the planet, but also this new sector and ward is awesome i love it! First off we have the sickest investigador ever, this guy is awesome his name is rodolfo, he likes making english nicknames for the gringos so mine is "towerman" or "tall man" this guy is awesome, hes gotta get divoriced and married but hes all for it and we are working through the process, its actually sometimes tough to teach him because he always is just like yes ill pay tithing, yes ill fast tomorrow, yes ill get divoriced and married, ill quit stuff ive been doing my whole life! He understands that is what he needs to do and understands its what God wants of us and him and he does it! He is very grateful to have us and is just a stud, also he went to church with us and we had stake conference and it was actually kinds cool, everyone in chile hyas their stake conference and they did a brodcast from Salt lake for all the stakes in chile and President Nelson got up and i thought he was just making a joke at first in spanish.... then he gave a 20 minute talk in spanish! Who even knows if he knows spanish he probably was just that intune with the spirit!!! Buyt it was sweet and rodolfo is legit and is so ready to be baptized, ill be way stoked when we get all that figured out so he can just be baptized!
Also we were doing contacts yesterday and we had a super sweet contact where we contacted this house in the back and this lady came oout and her daughte whos like our age and we didnt have anytime to react cause she pulled us in and kissed us before it was too late, so there was that, surprisly i havent been kissed that much here even those its the custom im always pretty good at avoiding it! But besides that i was awesome contact, those two know a mormon family in the ward and only had good things to say and where asking nothing but awesome questions and then we set upa family home evening with them and the family they know. So we went by the family ofthe wards house to tell them that and all this and the lady we just contacted called her (shes the president of the Soc- Soc) and told her how excited she was and hey were tlaking about how her daughter and seminary and all this stuff!!!!! So sweet, it was one of the best contacts ive had in the mish and it was awesome!!!!! im so stoked, i have the best feeling about this family and the church is perfect for them. Its so true you never know who is watching you, thankful for this family in our ward who was always living their beliefs and a lot of people have and will recieve blessings because of their example!!!
I love you all! The church is true!!!
ill send pics later!!!!!
Elder Wertne