HEY!!!!!!!!!!

HEY GUYS!!!!!! How are you all doing?? I hope all is well!!!! Dad, i would give anything so that winter came to Chile! hahaha i miss the cold! Mom, wish i could help with the website, but sorry! Mark, way to go on a date! Hahaha that is a super clever way to ask! And Jared, i love yoyos!! Youll have to send me a video with the tricks!
 Well, it has been a great week! The parents of our recent convert got baptized this past week!! So yeah, that is super awesome!! It was soooo amazing! The Lord has really blessed my comp and I a lot! So yeah, we have changes this week and we are staying together for another change!! Its been super fun being with him!!!!
So yeah, well this week i have really been trying to focus on being more positive! Because here in Chile, EVERYONE takes a month long vacation to go to the beach…. so there arent too many people here and we we find new investigators and ask when we can pass by again they say “it will have to be in march when we get back from vacation…..” so yeah…… hahaha but one thing I have learned in the mission is that there are ALWAYS investigators to be found and baptized. If we dont baptize, then the will of the Lord is different, but there are ALWAYS people to be found. It ways so in the scriptures (in Alma) that angels are preparing people to recieve us! So that is supr awesome!
Well, i dont have much time, pero quiero testificarles del gran don de Dios que se llama el Espíritu Santo. El nos ama tano que nos dio Su Espíritu para que esté con nosotros. Es un amigo, una guía, nos consuela, y testifica de la verdad! Trato de tener el Espíritu conmigo todo el tiempo porque la vida es mejor cuando tenemos el Espíritu! Testifico de esto en el nombre de Jesucristo, amen!
Los quiero mucho!
— 

Élder Tenney

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Me quedé sin títulos….

HEY GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you all doing????? Wow, mom actually used an RV???? Wow, miracles can happen! Hahaha that is so funny that you decided to drive up the coast in an RV, hahaha
yeah well stephen have fun opening up the sector! I opened up my first sector with my trainer and it was AWESOME!!! hahaha and im glad mark had funny asking a girl to a dance, i hope he didnt blush too much. And Im glad to hear Jared is still shredding up life!! Que siga sacando la mugre compadre!!!!!!
Well this week was awesome!!! First off, we did a cosechón in the sector of the Hermanas in our district because our DL wanted to help me out! So we went to a part that has blocks, or this tiny apartment complex thingys. The are super humble. The cool part is that in the atirwell there are 4 doors (doors, not fences. we never knock on doors we just yell fro the fence) so my comp and i went CRAZY just running around knocking and yelling at every door and talking to EVERYONE with lots of ánimo (i LOVE that word) and it was AWESOME!!!
We also worked very hard in our sector this week!! We were very blessed by the Lord and worked super hard despite the heat (my comp says the heat is worse here than in Colombia stephen) and we found some awesome new investigators! So we are going to be working with them to try and help them repent and be baptized so that they can enjoy a happier life!
We were also very blessed to put baptismal dates with the parents of our convert! WIth them we just tried to focus on the spirit and ministering with the Book of Mormon and we were able to help them realize the need of baptize so they will be baptized this week! They are soo awesome and mu testimony grew a ton about the importance of the Book of Mormon and the need of the Holy Ghost in this work! I want you guys to study chapter 5 of preach my gospel. It talks about the importance and power of the Book of Mormon. The i want you guys to give a Book of Mormon to someone every week! You will change lives it you do so, les testifico de eso!
Pero quiero dejarles con mi firme testimonio de que esta obra es la del Señor y solamente de él! Sé que sin Su ayuda divina, o sea el Espíritu Santo, nunca vamos a lograr éxito. Sé que el Libro de Mormón es la herramienta más poderosa que tenemos y también es la evidencia de que nuestro mensaje es verdadero. Comparto este testimonio en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén!
los quiero!!
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Élder Tenney

Changes in the mission!

What?????? its monday and im writing you guys???????? HAHAHA yeah thas write, well the Lord is hastening his work and made changes in every mission in the world, so pday is back to monday! hahaha so yeah, besides that, there are no more changes meetings (in our mission, it was small enough to have changes meetings, but now there are no changes meetings) and we are not allowed to say goodbye to members. So yeah, a little sad but the Lord is truly hastening His great and glorious work!!
So yeah, WE HAD A BAPTISM!!!! Ahhh man it was soooo awesome! I was super excited because its my comps first baptism (this is his 3rd change)!!!! So yeah, our investigator had been praying to find a church to be baptised and then we met her and she got baptized!!! And now we are going to work with her parents to help them too!!! Her whole family believes in Christ (although their exact beliefs are a little off from the truth) but they have noticed a HUGE difference in their daughter and we are praying that they too will accept this great Gospel!!
So something that i was thinking about that finally hit me is the fact that this Gospel truely brings hapiness into our lives. HAving been born into this Gospel, i grew up with this hapiness, but being a missionary, Ive seen just how happy this Gospel makes people. It is truly the Plan of Hapiness. And it makes me really sad when we knock on a door and tell people that we have a message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and they are rude to us. I know that if the people just let us in and kept their commitments they would be happier beyond belief! So yeah, super interesting thought i had!
I also had an wesome time studying Alma 42 in depth this week!!! It just made me realize how perfect the plan is that God has for us. Like, it just makes sennse reading that chapter. Plus it really makes me feel the love of God in my life, to know that He loves me so much that He gave His Son for us.
Quiero dejarles con mi firme testimonio de que esta iglesia es la única iglesia verdadera de Jesucristo. Sé que el Evangelio de Jesucristo es la única manera en que nosotros podemos tener paz y felicidad verdaderas, aunque estemos pasando por momentos difíciles. Sé que Jesucristo sufrió por no solamente nuestros pecados, pero también por cualquier otra cosa que experimentemos. Si pedimos con fe, Él nos ayudará! Dejo esto en el sagrado nombre de Jesucristo, amén!
los quiero mucho!
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Élder Tenney
   
    
 

Feliz Año!!!!! Ya ha llegado 2016?

FAMILIA!!!!! Como estan??? FELIZ AÑO!!!! Espero que esten muy bien!! Todo esta muy bien aca en chile! El tiempo ha sido muy raro….. 
well, im glad you guys had a good christmas break!! I cant believe that christmas break has already ended for you guys… the last few weeks have absolutely FLOWN bye….. but im glad you all had a good time skiing! MArk, it looks like youve got an awesome new parca!! And im glad to hear you didnt burn the house down with fireworks….
so yeah, i dont really know what happened here for new years. There arent any public fireworks in Chile… and EVERYBODY goes to the beach, so there werent too many people outside, haha. So yeah, but wow, i cant believe its already 2016……
anyways, well we had a baptism planned for this last week and it fell through… so that is dissapointing, BUT this week we have a super awesome baptism! This investigator had been praying to find a church and then we passed by her house and talked to here, like what the mircale! So she is progressing super well! She lives with her parents and so we are starting to work with the parents to baptize them too (the whole family is baptizable) haha. So yeah that is super awesome! 
We have also been very blessed the last few weeks and a lot of people have let us in their houses to share a message. Butttttttt its been hard to pass by them again, so we are working on following up to help them feel the spirit and come unto Christ!
Alrighty, so one attribute of Christ i am trying to work on is hope. Because in this sector (its a little richer) there arent many people during the day, and there are a lot of rude rejections too…. so im really trying to be happy and positive during the rejection and having faith that there is ALWAYS someone to find, someone to teach, someone to help! So yeah, I invite you all to do that as well!
Also today i read in the March 2015 liahona about how to be a better missionary in normal day life. The biggest regret I have is not having shared the Gospel with my friends before the mission. I had a lot that totally could have acceted the Gospel and I never really shared it with them… so yeah, read that and apply it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pero quiero dejarles con mi testimonio de este gran obra. Se que el Señor necesita nuestra ayuda para que podamos traer Sus hijos a El nuevamente. Se que la Iglesia se restauro y que podemos recibir bendiciones y tener vidas mejores por medio del Evangelio de Jesucristo. Busquen las bendicions y las encontraran. Este Evangelio nos trae paz y felicidad, y comparto este testimonio con ustedes en el nombre de Jesucristo, amen!
Los quiero mucho!!!
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Élder Tenney