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Monday, April 28, 2014

Ay, ay, ay...

(I have inserted some translation in this letter, since some of you get frustrated with her Spanglish :) and also added for those who were not sure of her reference of the FIrst Vision. I hope you will read that. :) hope every one is doing well!

This has been the worst p-day in regards with ghetto internet in my entire mission. Why you may ask? Because I´ve been at this computer for one hora and 28 minutes waiting for it to load, I barely wrote president, and now I have 2 minutes to write you guys :(

So sorry for the shortest email in the history of the world....and it would happen the week of my birthday and when I have tons of pictures and things to tell you guys haha. Pero bueno! (not good)

I love hearing from you guys so much. I don`t mean to be cheesy but it literally makes my week! And it’s kinda sad and funny in the same moment but I get so excited and I feel y’alls love so much that sometimes I almost feel like crying haha. So thank you for your prayers and thoughts and love...en todos formas! ( in all of its forms) Cause it helps make everything be a little brighter siempre :) (always)

Since i have 30 seconds, I think I´ll just end with a tesimonio (cause when in doubt, testify!). I know that Joseph saw God and Cristo. I know that there is power en quoting the words of the First Vision.

I know that the scriptures are without a doubt the palabras de Dios.( words of God) Every word is inspired. I know we can be closer to God through reading el LDM (The Book of Mormon) que en cualquier otra forma.(than in any other way) I know miracles exist, and I know God loves us. And I know that the deepest joy that we can have in this life is found in Christ and por medio de obediencia. (through obedience to His commandments)

Have a wonderful week, and PLEASE make sacrifices for the missionaries that are serving in your ward! They are angels sent to help make milagros. (miracles)

Love y’all always and always,

Hermana Abigail Page

Excerpt from Joseph Smith History (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1?lang=eng)

“I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

Monday, April 21, 2014

If ya wanna be my lover, ya gotta get with my friends!

This friday, we had an activity del barrio. It was a talent show! And it was super last minute anouncing it so we thought casi nobody would be there. But when the time came, TONS of people showed up! Us misioneras were super happy with that :) Sidenote: when we were in the church, I started making popcorn...like popping the kernels then adding butter and salt... but when people started eating it, TODOS said it was super gross! I was like, "what the heck? ..no it tastes perfect! not too soggy from the butter and just the perfect pinches of salt." ...But it turn out, they don´t sell popcorn like that down here! Que loco, cierto?? They only sell it with a boatload of sugar and sometimes carmel on top...no other way. Even in the movie theaters. Chilenos...dont know what they´re missin with our popcorn. But yeah, the noche de talentos was super great! And we (the 4 misioneras) did a "special" surprise number al final. We were the spice girls!! Hahaha and we lip-sung and danced to ´wannabe´. It was so funny...people will have that image of us branded in their heads for a while!
Other things (more spiritual) that happened this week were:
-Earlier this year when I would feel bad, or have a bad day, or Satan was bothering me, I would always get a super strong impression in my mind "Say a prayer. Pray right now and everything will be okay." I know it was the spirit, and really when I prayed, the Lord helped me overcome those moments and they are some of the most spiritual experiences I´ve had out here. (It was like taking a spiritual Advil). But gradually, I got lazy with it and then the feelings to pray when its hard are super light/simple..almost not there. And then the other day in my personal studies, I read the scripture 1 Nefi 17:7...And to others this scripture may be simple and insignificant, but it touched me mucho.
"And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been in the land of Bountiful for the space of many days, the voice of the Lord came unto me, saying: aArise, and get thee into the mountain. And it came to pass that I arose and went up into the mountain, and cried unto the Lord."
This is what happened to me before too, with the spirit (the voice of the Lord) coming to me and telling me to get up and go to a place and pray to Him for help. To cry to Him for comfort, and guidance, and strength. And when I listened, and prayed..or cried en realidad.. the Lord helped me overcome cualquier dificulty that I was having. After reading that scripture, my goal now is to listen and heed the spirit...cause the spirit teaches a man to pray and satan does the opposite. Stupid Satan. Honestly, I feel bad for him, cause he doesnt have the opcion to pray and recieve help and strength.
-This past week, to be brief on words, Satan was upset with me, and wanted to give me a rough time. So inside me..like spiritually and mentally...pphhhhhhh..difícil. So yesterday, I asked our district leader for a blessing, and let me just tell you.... I love the sacerdocio. En serio. It is the best. I am so grateful to be surrounded to faithful men who are worthy to hold the priesthood and act as God´s mouthpiece for my personal benefit and salvation. Blessings del sacerdocio are the best. This morning I was thinking about how a feel know how recieving one and I just thought..."I want a blessing every morning when I wake up! Wouldn´t that just be the best?" Pero alas....no. Pero esta bien.
Pero eso! Hope you guys are enjoying your time together...Get a rootbeer float from the Creamery in my honor! And tell EVERYONE that I love them so much :)
Love you all like the dickens.
Never lose an oportunity to pray, cause really you are really only hurting yourself.
(the computer lab donde estamos always plays retro music in ingles...im in heaven! haha gotta love them 70´s and 80´s)
Be sure to be studying your Preach my Gospels! **coughcough**
Love always and always,
Hermana Abigail Page


Monday, April 14, 2014

Road tripin

***This email is gonna be short cuase Mom wants pictures..so its short write, muchos fotos.

This week Hermana Paz and I roadtriped to Viña with all the leaders from the mission. it was a 7 hour bus ride in the middle of the night, but I liked it. (but they had the movie Avatar playing literally right in front of my eyes...so that was the hardest thing not to watch haha. I ended up reading the Liahona y some cartas and then sleeping. WILL POWER!)
But in Viña we were in a consejo de leaders de la mision. Ans guess who I saw?? HERMANA BARROS! Mi mamita! I was sooo happy. And I got to see lots of old leaders, and I got to ask how Limache was (we even drived by on our way back to la Serena...almost cried haha). But it was a really great experience to talk with President and to learn how we can better the mission as leaders. Whenever we have stuff like that, I am reminded siempre that Presidente Kahnlein really is called of God to lead us as a mission!
Other than that, Hermana Paz and I are going to be pure veggies and fruits for the next forever....these completos and onces are fattin me up for a ripe ole pickin if ya know what I´m sayin.
Okay, time for pictures. Next week=better email.
Love you bunches of honey oats!
Give a reference to a misionary this week. Si o si.
Love always and always,
Hermana Abigail Page

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tsunami? Like the delicious Japanese restaurant?

Crazy week. Don´t have too much time today to write, so this will just be as it comes to my head. Try to stay with me here....yeah, vamos.

This week has been a shaky week with the terremotos y temblores (ha ha ha..shaky...temblores...see what I did there?). I know you guys know that we had 3 earthquakes (terremotos) en three consecutive días up here en the north. And you´ll are thinkin, Ah theres lots of space between there, she´s good! ...Welp, that is correct...más o menos. We did feel the earthquakes here in the Serena, but that wasn't the bad part...la Serena is pure beach so we had a Tsunami warning all three nights. And my apartment is en the danger zone (hiiiighwaaayyy tooo thee danger zone dududuududu). So the first night there were sirens and a boat load of people in the calle going to higher ground cause they were evacuating the coast por las dudas..especially after the earthquake/tsunami en 2010. The firefighters didn´t want to let us en our apartment...and it was almost 10 (curfew), and todo el mundo was calling one another so our phones didn´t work. But finally we got ahold of President, decided that we were good where we were, went in, planned for the next day, and went to sleep...while the rest of the world was outside waiting hasta como 3 en la mañana haha suckers. Then the next night, the same at like 3 am...and the next night/morning a las 6. But all is well that ..doesn't end in tsunami.

Conferencia de Zona con Presidente on Friday was so great!! And we got to eat Dominos PIZZA!! I was literally floating on an american made cloud. Lots of counsel y correcting and clarifying and plans for success and practices...lots and lots of practices.

General Conference is the bomb.com. Seriously, when they say "and that concludes conference" I was like NOOOOOO. Oh goodness, every single talk was inspired and awesome!!! (I dont have time to go into detail, so I´ll send a letter con some notitas that I took!) And did anyone else about have a cow when al final de President Monson´s talk.. "Heavenly Father, thank you for being here and there." That was literally the moment in my life when I know that Prophets literally talk to God face to face. Él conoce Heavenly Father. After that sentence, you can´t deny it. Punto fin.

My first complete family was baptised on Sunday en between sesiones. They are so wonderful. Se llamen Cristina and Sebastian..and their girls are Carol y Barbara. They are golden. Nada mas. It´s true about what they say about people being chosen. I´ve seen to many times on my mission. The Lord´s work is a miracle. (their story completo to be explained more in the following week cause I´m down to seconds).

Be good. Share your tots. Study PME..or PMG en ingles. Eat chinese food.

I love you all, ya odd ducklings!
Love always and always,
Hermana Abigail Page

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