Monday, April 27, 2015

A Happy Missionary

What strengthened my testimony this week, would have to be my personal studies. I have really learned to study, and not just read, but really study, and learn. And it seems that everyday, I learn something that I am able to use in a contact, or a lesson. It really strengthened my testimony that the Lord will put the words into our mouths, but we must first treasure them up in our minds and we do that by studying.

 the time when you run out of out of the bag....
 heading to the Chilean Walmart store

 making pizza
 not sure how to describe this ....
 a friendly living spider
 phew its dead now !
 just happened to stop by a birthday celebration....

Monday, April 20, 2015

its getting Chilly in Chile

 Cozy study time

 Elder Spencer and Elder Johnson
" The most important thing that you can have in a lesson is the spirit. Then Use the spirit to ask inspired questions. and then LISTEN." Elder Ryan Spencer
Life of a greenie :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

A True Disciple

"I am only 18 years old, I am not mature, I am learning a new language, I dont know all the things that I could, But One thing that I do know, is that the Book of Mormon is true. And because I know that, all the other things will fall into place. "
 Elder Spencer with a  house mate Elder Salas-Tapia
Elder "Hipster " Spencer

" favorite Doctrine to teach, the Atonement. I have put in a lot of effort in studying and understanding the Atonement, and I have begun to understand it soooo much more, and what effect it can have in our lives
 favorite things about Elder Johnson.( my Companion )... he is soooo funny!!! He has the best attitude I have ever seen. And he loves everyone!

The most important thing that I am trying to teach Elder Johnson, is that we don't know everything, but if we are worthy, and willing, the Lord will use us to perform miracles. He has promised us Angles on our left and our right, to help us. But we need to get out and work.

My spanish is ok, I think we are the only pension in the mission of just gringos... but we try to speak as much spanish as we can. DONT STOP THE PRAYERS!!!

Favorite meal... well we didn't get lunch this week, but I made a pot of rice, and put an egg in it.... IT was amazing!!! hahaha..

Thank you so much for all of your support. One thing that I decided while watching Meet the Mormons, is that I don't want to be just a missionary. I want to be a disciple  of Christ, that through me, he can and will perform miracles. This is my goal, 

I love you all!!!!"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Leading, Guiding, Learning , Changing

 Hanging out at the bus stop with Bishop's family and kids
 Piano Man
Santa Lucia
 We had zone class in the morning, and it was really amazing. One of the things that really hit me was when we talked about or Golden Investigator, and all of the attributes that they would have, and all that stuff, then Elder Burnham said, that We are the Lords Investigators, he is teaching us... are we being who we want to receive as missionaries? It hit me really hard. I had to change some things that I was doing. As a 18 Year old boy, i know this might come as a shock to you, but I have not reached my full maturity... and sometimes... I get a little crazy... But I realized that I am a missionary of FULL TIME! not just from 10 to 10, now there is nothing wrong with having fun, but with reason.

 We had a New missionary Meeting... and I am 100 percent positive that those meetings are better for the trainers then they are for the trainees... But, President talked about pride, and again, things needed to be changed in my life... But they were changed and I have learned...


But that was my week, full of ups and downs. But never a moment that I would trade, The easter that is here is a lot like at home, Eggs, and chocolate, and very little talk about Jesus, But all that will change shortly, All will come to know of the lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am so greatful that I can serve him. I am so greatful for his atoning sacrifice, that allows me to keep on trying. We are as we learned, Just sinners, who keep on trying. This life is a life to learn, to make mistakes, to repent, and to keep trying. I am so greatful for all of the examples that I have had in my life. From the sport heroes, to my brothers. To my loving parents, who have done their best to teach me the right ways. I am So very greatful for a Dad, who, Is a Dad, a friend, who loves me and cares for me. I am so very greatful for a Mom, who is so much more than just the only woman in the house. For a mother who, sometimes on her own makes our house a home, who cares for scrapped knees, who can take on the boys, who forgives easy, and loves long. Thank you. You are the best I could ask for. 

Elder Ryan Spencer!!!!:)

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