Friday, 22 July 2016


Hna Ricagno is in love with her new shirt ha-ha her reaction was epic! It involved many squeals and Spanglish phrases ha-ha :D she was so happy!

We had a zone french toast breakfast
My comp had a hole in her shoe when we went to a member’s house. She refused to wear her red shoes with this outfit so the 17 yr. old, Andrea covered the hole with tape that wouldn’t clash with her shirt. She was mortified ha-ha :D

This lady is named Nancy. She’s menos active cause she had a surgery that left her slightly brain damaged and she can’t get around much. she’s cute.
 Hermanita Hermanita, as I call her Hna Bazeas from Chile she is Hna Ricagno trainee in this moment :D (Spanglish makes me laugh)
Part of Shaylee's letter to her mission Prez. I had to translate some of her Spanglish.
 This week we found 11 new and are very good investigators. We're very excited about that. Yolanda also came to church and was very happy. It was a miracle that no one asked her to read during classes, because she cannot read. is very good.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Hump Day

Ashley and Hannah are the best, pooor things, I never have time to respond ;P
 I got a package shout hurray! Yay!!! I’m wearing my shirt right now, I looooove it :D thanks momma :D I had internal debate about using/destroying it for hump day but... it’s so nice to have a shirt I actually like to wear, ha-ha and my comp about keeled over when she saw the pants you sent me. ha-ha best moment ever :D

I hit 9 months on the 7th and Hna Ricagno made me a hump day present.
Yikes, it’s so hard to take pics when the screen on my camera doesn't work. :P I’m just glad the camera still works :D   I’d love for you to come get me and we can stop in Argentina on the way home :D
This week we found a lady who can’t read, but who commited to come to church if we came and got her. So we went and got her a week later, without contact and she was all dressed up waiting to go. She LOVED church. It was her birthday and she came before her family came over :D she's cool :D
Felipe got baptized on Saturday; the little gangster :D yay! it was hard to watch from a distance, but I’m glad I got to see it :D Side note, the package you sent arrived on my halfway day! Pres. May and his wife came  down here, I love them lots already they are super cool :D They dropped the number of times kids need to come to church before baptism :D woohoo! So now Diego can get baptized on the 6 instead of the 11 of September :D he’s excited :D

We had lunch with a crazy lady yesterday and the food was fantastic!... just way too much. They bring plates to the table all dished up and it’s a super insult not to eat it all :P she literally ate a 1/4 of what we did. :( But she says she has favorites and I’m one of her favorites, she’s going to make me pizza next time :D yay!!! She’s seriously nuts, but a good cook. :D
Hna Hall made the pink card above. She says you guys are her favorites so she drew all of you on there  :D  She actually wore her new Canadian dog tag you sent. ha-ha :D Hna Wright wore hers around the house.
 I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen this week. I now everything is going to be all right :D 

                                                                      Amazing Shaylee

I sent her some pictures I took from the top of our hill.
 I miss home! Thanks for sending that dose of rejuvenating freshness :D I miss open air and the cute calves.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Embrace it, Love it, Share it!

I told Shaylee she was lucky she was a sister missionary because she didn't have to help people move like the elders here do.
Her response:
Ha-ha I have white paint on the back of my blue jacket from helping people move.
 This week was interesting. I popped popping corn in a pot for the first time :D and it was amazing :D I’m the bestest popper in the house! Haha. 

On Canada day, Hna Peña surprised me with a sign and complñetos to celebrate. They were so yummy,I love completos :D 

Sorry for my typing today, my fingers are frozen ha-ha :D


The completo is a hot dog variation eaten in Chile, usually served with ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, avocados, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, a variation of the sauce américaine, Chilean chili, green sauce and cheese.

My completo plus a Chilean eating a completo :D  We had fun taking pictures, it’s so funny how good I am at taking pics because I can’t use the screen anymore, but my pics are still decent :D
I couldn't get the rest of Shaylee's pics to load. I'll try again later.

 It’s been kind of a hard week with the cold, lots of knocking doors, and investigators not progressing, but yesterday Diego (13) came to church alone and wants to be baptized. I asked him what he liked about the message we share. He gave me a duh look and said I like it because its true. Ha-ha I was like yep it is :D and I really, truly do know that it’s true with all of my heart I do. If I wasn’t way beyond knowing its true I wouldn’t be here. I am here because this is the truth. I embrace it, I love it and I share it. 

Belen 28 yrs old, called this morning to tell us she read her homework and more in the Book of Mormon :D Yay!!!!!!

 Prez May is here. I’m going to meet him on Friday, I’m so excited! :D

I had a fantastic cambio with Hna Ricagno on Tuesday, seriously it was like heaven. She’s the comp I’ve had the longest and I needed that familiarity for a while.
Mom, Alejandra a girl we were teaching in San Pedro got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jose's Baptism

Dad's apartment is a lot nicer than our mission house ha-ha :D I’m so glad you got to go up there :D, things have been good. Jose did go through with his baptism. They baptized him wrong, with the left arm to the square, not the right but the witness´ said it was good and so did the bishop, so the zone leaders said we just have to leave that one up to the lord even though we know it was wrong. I called them on it while we were there too, soo.... bueno?  His youngest brother is going to be baptized on the 16 with Jose’s best friend ha-ha :D

  It’s been a little weird in the house... I love Hna Hall. Hna Wrights good, but she thinks if I’m not bouncing of the walls somethings wrong.  She keeps telling everyone I have stomach problems, or need to see a doc, and wants me to go home to sleep every day :P She’s super new to the mission, just came out of her training ha-ha. Hna Hall’s having it rough too she hates when people are very dependent, and Hna Peña (Chilean) asks her for permission to use the bathroom when we are in the house at night.  We're both going crazy but that’s alright :D. I made a pancake breakfast for Hna Wrights birthday and this sign for Hna Peñas arrival :D


 We had a miracle this week. The other day I was looking for a less active member with Hna Wright and Hna Peña, and I kept having my attention pulled to a different house down the street. Hna Hall was at a leaders meeting in Concepcion with Ricagno, so we were on splits. I drug them all down to it and I hit the speakerphone like five times and finally a 25 yr. old girl answers and lets us in. Her name is Leslie, she’s cool, and her 18 year old sister Cecilia, was there, and then her parents came. It was seriously one of the most spiritual lessons I’ve taught :D ha-ha. Her parents walked in right as we were about to challenge them for baptism so no date for them yet ha-ha. Leslie has a 4 yr. old daughter, is single, and is in university. I’m really excited for them :D We found 9 new investigators this week :D The closest I’ve come to that was 8, in my second week here :D yay! 
Chile also won the Copa America Soccer Cup on Sunday, and let me say, I did not sleep ha-ha it was crazy! Hna Peña was pulling some serious apostasy with her prayers when we heard the celebration start-up! Haha, we had to be in our house when the game started, it was sketch in the streets :P  The celebration was insane!!!! I have some videos from out my window but the internet is too slow :( that’s why I'm writing on Tuesday, just for this week because it was game day, everything was closed and people were all in their houses ha-ha. 
 Hna Peña was way to happy she was pretty much crying kissing her Chilean jersey ha-ha she’s cute :D

                                         View from Shay's window of the after party goers

What else happened...... oh yeah we were getting ready to go to the district meeting, Hna Wright jumped on the wrong bus and paid before I even knew what was happening, so I had to jump on after her! We took like an hour to get there :P   I was so bus sick.