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