Que se haga Tu voluntad

HEY HEY HEY!!!!!! Cómo están???? Espero que la vida les esté tratando bien en California!!! Todo está bien acá en Chile!!!
Mark, keep shredding it in tennis and in school! Mom and Dad, im glad all is well and your health is good as well! Stephen…… yapo no dejes la llaves en otros lugarespo. And Jared, keep flag footballing it up!!! I want to see some pictures!!
Well, this week was a fun one!!! We talked with everyone, invited people to get baptized, people yelled at us, dogs chased us (my comp hates dogs) and we testified of Christ the Lord! it was AWESOME! So unfortunatly all of our investigators have had things come up and nobody went to church. That was kinda hard for me, but i also learned something really cool this week!
So we have been getting up earlier to be able to study the scriptures more (2 hours instead of 1) and it is sooo awesome!!! I try to read and ponder the scriptures! Hahaha so I read the part of Mathew that talks about his yolk! (Mateo 11: 28 – 30) And i studied it in depth! Then i connected it to the translation of Mathew 16: 25-29 and it was amazing! I learned even more about consegration and humility. I learned that the only true way to have internal peace and hapiness is to surrender EVERYTHING to God. For example, i want to baptize LOTS of people on my mission (thats not a bad thing, actually its a really good thing) but the Lord has His plan for me. If i get frustrated, it is because i am putting my will before His will. So to truely have peace and hapiness, we must surrender everything to the Lord. Now, that doesnt mean give up, but it means do what we can and when stuff doesnt result, the Lord just has another plan for us, and His plan is always better. It takes lots of faith (confidence) to trust in the Lord enough to say “yeah, it doesnt matter what I want. I will give my all everyday and in the end I will be happy to do the Lords will” I then looked up a bunch of scriptures that talk about putting our trust in the Lord, and the promeses and blessings that we will recieve by doing it are amazing!!!
Another awesome thing I learned is that the plan of salvation is soooo true. After studying that in deptht i just “stand all amazed at the love that Jesus offers me” to think that he died, and suffered, for me, a sinful, prideful, unworthy person, so that i can return to live with God again. It is just amazing. And then I think about all of the other ordinances in the Church like baptism and the Sacrament and how all of these ordenanzas help us purify ourselves from sin so that we CAN return to Gods presence. It is just amazing.
Les testifico que Jesucristo vive y es nuestro Salvador. Únicamente mediante las condiciones del arrepentimiento podemos limpiarnos del pecado y llegar a ser personas puras. Necesitamos tomar la Santa Cena cada semana para seguir arrepintiéndonos para que podamos, poco a poco, purificarnos y llegar a ser más como Cristo. Sé que el Evangelio existe con este fin, que la autoridad de Dios se encuentra solamente en Su Iglesia, y que Él nos ama y nos dio este plan para poder regresar a Su presencia. Comparto esto a todos en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén!
los quiero!!
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Élder Tenney

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Semana de MILAGROS!!!!!

Hola hola!!!!!Como están!!! Espero que todo esté bien en California! No sé nada de lo que está pasando! jajaja
Well, it sounds like you guys had a great week at the tennis tournament! I still havent played tennis yet here in chile, ive only seen like 3 courts in all my time here (which is passing bye too fast). I hope you guys have awesome plans for spring break!!!
Well, like the title says, this week was full of milagros, más o menos. So we had changes monday and i arrived with my new copm to the sector. We ddnt have nearly the success i had with my other comp the whole week. The zone is really pushing to baptize a lot moew this week, and no one came to church even though we had called everyone and passed by everyone…. but we kept working hard! Then, just yesterday, we passed by a reference from members, their neighbors, and “knocked on the door” and the Dad came out. I had talked with him about a month ago and he says “hey, you never came bye again, come on in!” So we entered the house, talked about how their family of 4 can be an eternal family, and invited to be baptized the second of april and they all said yes!!!! So we are going to be working with them a lot! Their neighbors are super awesome members!! Then we passed by another person and had an AMAZING lesson! She didnt accept the baptismal date, but she and her son will definetly be baptized on that day!! It was sooooo amazing!!!
Then i also had an amazing story with the scrptures just like stephen had a while ago! So we have this one investigator that is a little, or a lot, stubborn. We were teaching lesson 2, the plan of salvation, and he began to say “well, adam and eve could have kids before the ate the fruit, that is what i believe” and my comp and i began to argue a little and say “no, its not like that” and then the thought popped into my head (revelation is AMAZING!) to use the scpritures. So we opened up to 2 Nefi 2 and began to read andwe taught the rest of the lesson and they spirit was there strongly!!!! And at the end our investigator sad “well, i thought it was different but i guess not” !!!! So wow, the scriptures are soooooo true!!! Just like PMG says, the criptures invite the spirit and give authenticity (does that even make sense in english?) to our teaching!!!
Les testifico del gran poder que hay en las escrituras! Sé que son verdaderas y que nos enseñan la agradable palabra de Dios que “Sana el alma herida” Sé que al leer, meditar, y poner en práctica esas enseñanzas, nos acercaremos a Dios y sentiremos la veracidad de estas cosas! Que estudien y no solamente lean las escrituras! Dejo esto en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén!
Los quiero!!!
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Élder Tenney
  
  

POR FIN ESTA NACIENDO FRIO!!!!!

FAMILIA!!!!!!!! CÓMO ESTÁN?????? CÓMO LES HA IDO???????? Estoy seguro de que digo esto cada vez, pero no importa! Hahahaha well, how is life back in california? I have no idea what is going on in the United States, people ask me at times but i no absolutely nothing! 
SHOUT OUT TO MY BEST FRIEND SYD WHO HEADS OUT TO THE MISSION FIELD!!!!!! YOUR GUNNA LOVE IT!!!!!!
Well, We had changes today!!! Im staying in this sector for my 3rd change! Im now with Elder Dalisay, from San Francisco Californa. Ive only been with him for about 2 hours so i dont know anything about him…. the funny this is is that he is my third comp from the same group. I trained an elder from this group, Then my third comp, ELder Cataño, is from this group, and now im with another Elder from this group, hahaha no sé qué onda, pero el Señor sabe, y siempre sabe mejor que yo!!!
Yeah, so this week was bien difícil. I dont know why, but i just couldnt focus this week. BEsides that we just havent had the success i have hoped for even though i feel like i have never been a better missionary. I really changed a lot of things last change to better follow up with new investigators and all that but i just havent seen the progress and success i would like to, but like i already said, the Lord knows best! 
Well, im running out of time but something im trying to get better at is the commandment we have as missionaries to talk to everyone. Im really trynig to talk with people in the street and bus stops and busses and everything. Its something that is really hard for me, but it is a commandment from thw Lord so i must do it. It is really neat to read about the incredible promises the Lord gives us if we oen our mouths and talk with everyone! So i hope that i keep getting better at that!
Testifico de Cristo y Su gran amor por nosotros. Testifico de su expiación, que satisface las demandas de la justicias y nos da la manera de tener fe para arrepentimiento! Estoy tan agradecido por esta oportunidad de traer este mensaje a todos! Comparto esto en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén
los quiero!!!!
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Élder Tenney

I don’t know what to put…

Helo, Helo How are you my friend!!!!!!
So yeah, thats what all the Chileans say to me as i walk in the street!!! Hahaha at times its a little annoying because they are trying to make fun of me, but its all good. jajaja
Pero, como les ha ido? Que bueno que todos estén bien! Me alegro de que hayan tenido una buena semana!!! Esteban, NOOOOO WAAYYYYYYYYYYYY, VOS VAS A TERMINAR LA MISIÓN ENTRENANDO EN TULUÁ???? Que genial, bueno me queda una semana con mi compa (él lleva 4 cambios acá) pero que genial!!!!
Bueno, well, whoops, my english is getting progressivly worse and worse (just ask sydney, she heard me speek the other day) and the words come to my head in spanish, and i speak english with spanish grammar, but thats ok, ill have the rest of my life after the mission to speak english!
So yeah, this week was very interesting. I asked the Lord in prayer for a trial of faith and He sure gave me one! We did have a baptism, so that was super fun! but besides that, i have never worked so diligently in my life and this week we had little to no success. I was kinda bummed, but then i realized that i had asked the Lord for a trial of my faith and i kept going strong! We didnt find many new investigators and the others arent progressing that fast… so yeah… but thats ok, my faith grew! I passed the challenge and asked for even more trials of my faith! Like i was telling dad, i love trials because the give us oporunities to grow and become more like Christ! We have the scriptures to gives us examples of how we should act! I love the attitude of Nefi, he is always saying “Lets be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord” and that the attitude we should all have! Lets all be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord. Yes we will have trials, but through trials we learn, grow, recieve blessing, and looking back, we will be grateful for all of the trials we have had. Every trial I have had has helped strengthen my faith in Jesus and made me the person I am!!
Bueno, el tiempo se me está acabando, pero quiero dejarles con mi testimonio de que las pruebas son buenas. Debemos siempre buscar la ayuda del Señor durante estos momentos, pero si las pasamos, nuestra fe aumentará y estaremos muy agradecidos por esta pruebas. Les invito a que pidan que el Señor les dé una prueba de fe esta semana. Comparto este testimonio en el nombre de Jesucristo, amén!
los quiero!
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Élder Tenney