Monday, July 23, 2012
I talked to our ward mission leader and he actually has a visa to the US and is working on a way to fix his foot he said that they here were going to try one more opperation and than just put in two plates and make his foot stable. He actually might be interested in this switzerland thing and would like a number or information of a good one there. ok so some of the pictures well thats brian and all the peanut butter is becuase we found a place that sells it here and we taking pictures to taunt other missionaries because it is one of the most sought after item here. I really want to sell it at a higher price but I have yet to do so fearing it will take away from the work. hmm its hard to explain the rest I cannot see them when I send them. I am actually under the weather right now but still fighting it will take a lot to stop me from working. and I have been boosting my immune system a ton to try and help me heal faster. My advise to all is be completely obediente in all times in all places with all people I love you Elder Stewart Chester
Ok Dokey I have decided that this week my words will be short but the pictures will be many! I love you all so very much and it has been a very good week. We have such an amazing area and it is so wonderful to be with a companion who enjoys it as much as me. My new Comp is from California and actually there are 5 californians in Salto right now. We have been working very hard and we´ve been going in to some of our invetigators and just being super strait forward and bold with them we comitted a good number to baptism last week and now we just need to bring them to Church. All the grey areas have been erased and we are 100% obediente and its feels good. We also had another baptism last week and it was the niese (however you spell that its easier in spanish) of a member. My companion came in with tons of faith and comitted her mom to baptism if she felt the spirit in the baptism and she really said she did and she came to church even though she was sick. We just have to help her to quite smoking but once they have felt the spirit they believe in the help of the lord and its a wonderful process. Oh Hermana Wappler is not a sister missionary dont worry she is a lady in our ward who stepped on a nail with diebities and they almost had to cut up her foot becuase of infection and everything she is ok now they just cut off some of the fleash off her foot. All these foot problems has really oppened my eyes that I need to be a Foot Speciallist Grandpa.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Well First off Lets talk about Changes and my next Comp so You dont all die of anticipation First off I am staying here in Salto!!!Yay My Comp is Going to Actually my Old Area in Dolores. My NEw Comp Elder McCrany (from my old area in Dolores!) He is from Laguna California and he is in the ward with The parents of Aunt Jen remember! I am super stoked because we are going to be super obedient and the miracles are just going to keep coming!! Ok First they like closed the international border here so the mail from the States is not getting through or England I dont think. I also wont be able to send letters for a while but we will just have to wait and see how it goes. The best way to send me a letter now is to Email the Gowest mission email thingy they print it off in the offices and send it to us. I still have not recieved the package , Oh and I keep forgeting Mom I sent a letter a while back but to the old house I dont know if you got it. Maybe it is there whith the new ppl that live there. Ok well I am in a crappy cyber becuase the other one was closed and I am super bummed because I have tons of pictures to send. Looks like next week. Hmmm ok now on to the week Well this week had one of the best experiences of my mission and also some of the worst. Which one do you want to hear first? Lets start out with some of the tough ones. Well my Comp wasnt following some rules, some rules that should be followed and I had to let him know that he could not go on like this. Its super hard because I have to do all of this and then the next day we have to get up and teach with the spirit. Man I pray like crazy for him. Anyway so This thing was getting worse as time went on and so I stopped him that night and told him he cant do that. I dont want to hurt him I feel bad we have to remember who we are etc. He took it very cold said he didnt see it that way and I prayed very hard that night. He could not sleep and neither could I. We had a baptism the next day. For a long time that night he sat at his desk staring at the wall. I prayed. The next day he woke up and said that he can see where I am coming from that perhaps he was out of line and he had no malintentions. We ended with a hug and there began the good part. Well the baptism was amazing. She is a miracle and we honestly did nothing whatsover. She was in an Evangelical church strong for 20 years. Then she met missionaries in montevideo and changed her life all we did was set her back on the right path and baptise her. She asked me to baptise her what a privilege and so we entered the water and the bottom was freezing the top was fine but the bottom no. Well the door that the others see through was locked so we had to wait a while and while we were waiting she said you feel that. And she bagan to weep... they opened the door and after I brought her back out of the water she continued to weep. and everyone was dead silent. Talk about amazing. Of course then I froze to death because I forgot my towel and flip flops for after ahahah but ya same ol me huh After such a wonderful day I had one of the hardest. I felt the spirit and I dont know maybe it was nothing but I felt we should go and visit this house really far away and my comp wouldnt have it we did not end up going and it just broke my heart I am going to go tomorrow as soon as my comp gets here. Their was also some other things that did not go well that day. I was very sad when I got home. I determined that if I was going to have my companion for another change i was going to fast. Because well I was really going to need some help. What more can I say well we have another Baptism next week the sobrina of one of our members and the week after we have another I hope goes through. We are also in the process of marrying two people together and bringing the families of some of our recent converts into the church. I love our ward I´m super stoked for next change it will be a blast. A scripture I found was MAtt 16 24-25 woooh And something I though about after the baptism is the spirit and when we feel it is when God Lets us feel his love. I feel as though love is tangible and Gods love even more so. There is nothing better than watching the change someone goes through when they feel a confirmation from the spirit It is amazing. Something else that is Amazing are The ensign Oh my goodness me and The conference talks they are amazing Study them mark them up Love them. Well the Church Is true It changes Lives. Boy has it changed mine. I love you all and pray for all of you regularly. Elder Stewart-Chester
Monday, July 9, 2012
Well First off I just want to say It is a lot harder than you think to write these things I forget what I have already told you and I am a very slow typer!!! I am in a different cyber so I did not have as much Time So I will send the pictures in next weeks Email. Which will come on tuesday because we have changes. I am almost positive that I will stay and my comp will go But who knows what the Lord has in Mind just gotta say come what may and Love it right! Another Important thing is why the Heck Have I not recieved an Email From Elder Stevens if he is sitting at home!! You better get on that.MR Stevens. Ben and Matt as I read their Letters I feel for them It sucks not understanding what is Going on in the lesson. But you just have to let it go trust the Lord Do your part and Trust that he Will do his. I love you Ben I know what its like to have a really tough comp. But I know that through you he is changing!! and that is something you did and will continue to do is change lives. Just loose yourself don´t give yourself time to think. Something someone told me is you do not need to speak spanish to baptise just the spirit thats all you need and you got that Brother! Hmmm well This week was a pretty tough one not gonna lie my comp likes to follow rules less and less. Its hard because he has been in the mission for a long time and has lost a listening Ear. Its hard to have a Companion who always knows everything and If you dont agree tears your oppinion apart. But Hey I´m learning to love him. We are good friends when It does not come to missionary work. HAhah the good news is the lord is blessing us like crazy and we are finding lots of miracles lots of baptisms. Often I do not feel I deserve them because frankly we do not work hard enough and there are other missionaries that work their tails off and dont get anything. But I am just going to keep Working I love My district Leader Yesterday he called at exactly the time I needed him to and told me exactly what I needed to hear It showed me that god Knows when I need an Extra Boost. The Baptism was precious to me. Brian is such a good kid 11 yrs old. and His testimony was simple and powerful after the baptism. He lives in a crappy part of town and both of his parents are blind. He is a spiritual giant. I almost killed a kid at soccer this last week He said the F word too many times in my face so I grabbed him by the sruff of the shirt and told him I did not want him on my team anymore and If he says one more thing I will kick him out for good. I felt terrible afterwards and apoligized then he was great! I felt awful though my patience is thin lately due to my companion. Hmmm what else Oh we have another baptism next week that just flew out of no where! It is awesome to have lots to do There is just so much more we could do. I Love you all very much It is crazy that we moved houses! I Truely love it here There are days that are rough Where I cant believe some people had to go through on there mission this way not giving the Lord everything you got. I Could never come home early Becuase I only have this mission with my Uruguay today now and I am needed. I keep thinking of the talk by Elder Oaks in the last Conference ¨Knowing the sacrifice that The saviour did for me all the pain he suffered for me I am willing to do this small sacrifice of two years¨ It really is no time whatsoever I feel more prepared for life and I know the Church is True! Elder Stewart Chester the First Sent from my iPhone