Monday, December 29, 2014

the end of 2014

Elder Spencer has his little followers
this picture is really just mocking the "posh " life style his brother is living in Germany he says , he recalled a photo of his brother similar to this......the two boys like to send each other the " best food ever " pictures and the " look what I saw " pictures...what a great experience to have this brotherly bond and love

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Week in Santiago

 Out and about in Santiago
 The Entire Chile , Santiago East Mission
 Elder Spencer and his shepherd boy

Monday, December 15, 2014


Heading out in a summer rain storm

 Another Baptism Sister "P"
 Sister "P" and family
Elder Spencer and is Bishop and his kids

A Chilean sunset

Churasscos the best food ever!!

 the first mission Christmas tree
 instructions to put the package " under " the tree
 a new favorite drink , Mate, herbs, sugar and hot water, the best part is how you drink it , through this pipe
The pose

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The life of a happy missionary!

during lunch i got to share a spiritual thought.... and i shared the scripture that says If everyman ever would be, or  could be like unto moroni, then the gates of hell would have no power over the earth." and i got to thinking.... We need to live like Moroni.... But we also need to live in a way that people can say.... If every person was like Jace, Colson, or Justin, then the very gates of Hell would have no power over them. Now that is a pretty big task. But later in the Chapter it says that Moroni was like unto Alma, and the Sons of Mosiah.... and they were all MEN OF GOD. We can become like unto Moroni, by becoming Men and Women of God.

the feet of a new missionary
 companionship love...popping blisters

 Elder Spencer , Elder Davis and friends...who's the americans ??
 ELder Davis and Spencer Pday Hike
 Santiago , Chile
 Santiago , Chile
 the beautiful Andes Mountains

I want to express my feelings about the atonement of Jesus Christ. It is Real. It is here. It is for us. We must use it. As Missionaries we are here to help bring people unto Christ by faith, Repentance, Baptism, and enduring to the end. We can have faith, but we cannot help bring people unto Christ through the atonement if we ourselves have not used it. i cannot express my gratitued for the atonement and the role that it has played in my life. Do not wait to use it. Do not think that you are "ok" to not use it. The atonement is for us. Christ Brought it to us. But he will not force it upon us. We must choose to use it through our own free will. I had the oportunity the other day to share my tesitmony on the atonement.... and i was thinking how glad i am that i can. Yes i have made mistakes in my life. I am not perfect. But through the atonement i can be made Clean. I was able to share one of the most heart felt testimonies i have shared on the atonement becasue i have experience the blessing for myself. I have felt as Alma has felt, The guilt, the pain. But I also have felt as Alma after he repented,That my joy was never as sweet. Please do not wait to use the atonement. It Will help you.
 This has been the hardest 2 months of my life.... But it has been the absolute best. I would not trade one second for this time. I am so thankful for all of you and your examples to me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday October 7, 2014 entered the Chile Santiago East Mission

 His CCMgroup leaving and ready for the mission field
 new missionaries with their trainers
Elder Spencer with President and Sister Wright , he will be in good hands !

Friday, September 26, 2014


Elder Ryan Spencer
Mision Chile Santiago Este
Cristobal Colon 6824
Las Condes
Santiago , Region

 This will be Elder Spencer's address for the next 2 years. You can buy forever global stamps at the post office for $1.10.
 HIs email address :
Missionaries love letters and words of encouragement, they often times don't have much time to write back , so you will just have to know your thoughts and notes and " thinking of you 's " mean much more than you will know :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4 weeks and still going strong in the CCM

 Elders Richards and Frossard
 so many new friends Elder Oliveria from Brazil
 Elder Valaqueth from Spain
 Elders's Despain and Roper
 CCM instructor Hermano Spolmann
CCM instructor Hermano Riutor
 Living quarters top right is Elder Spencer's bed
 the back yard and " soccer field " no wonder he kicked the ball and it broke a window !
 Still sporting his Wrestling look
Elders Andrew and Koltermann
Chilean Independence day celebrations
Hmm game time ? not really sure what the game was but looks fun :)

Well 4 weeks in and ELder Spencer's spirits are high ! he is loving where he is and the his excitement is contagious we counted 94 exclamation points in his letter home this week :)

Ok so now for a super cool spiritual experience... today when we got here, we put all of our stuff in our class and started to head out to the city. but i felt like i needed to grab a libro de mormon... i didnt know why... i cant really talk to these people and people dont really talk to us.... but i grabbed one and went on our way. We caught a taxi and headed up to Paris comps baught a bunch and candy and stuff..(i have earned the nickname of Cheap Spence here, because i dont like to spend my money.... but im ok with that!) and then started to head back to the CCM. We thought about getting another taxi to come back, bacuse they are super quick and really cheap... but i felt like we should walk. And as we were walking back, a man stopped my companions and said that he needed a book of mormon... they kinda looked at eachother and said that they didnt have one.... but low and behold I HAD ONE!!!! i was able to give it to him and told him that we could get missionaries to his friend.. he wrote down his info, and so we now just have to talk to president!!! ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE SPIRIT!!!! Who knows what would have happend if i didnt have one with me.... but its always better to be prepared than not!! love you guys and miss you tons!!!! 

oh and ps. i just want to say that i feel sorry for everyother missionary in the world.... because i have the absolute best mission in the world!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

mission joys

 last thursday, I desperately needed a haircut, so i went in and asked for a little off the top and a little off the sides..... but i guess that translates into id like most of my hair gone..... but what i dont really understand, is how.... because i was in my bathroom and i said it in english!!!!! hahah but hey, a buzz cut never looked to bad, and itll all be back in 2 weeks!!!

Elder Spencer says he has very little time for taking pictures in the CCM, so we were lucky to get this one this week .

My testimony on the gift of tongues is very strong right now, just because of things that we would go over in class here, that i tried to learn in school, it all just makes sense now.... its crazy what you can learn when you have the spirit, and are doing it to help someone else!!!  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

week #2

 so Elder Spencer is still a rookie  and none of these came titled so not sure is these are companions ..
 But the SMILE tells me all is good in Santiago Chile !

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One week in Santiago!

The Alcantara District

 look who found his first Chilean bakery !!!!
 Santiago Temple
 the first authentic Empanada
 Snow capped Andes Mountains