Monday, August 31, 2015

One more... Sorry :)

Here`s a little story that my grandma sent me this week :) Yay for Shrek!

A Hilarious Yet Insightful Look at What Happens When We Don't Rescue 'The One'

It's time to tell you the story of a little sheep named Shrek. He was an ordinary sheep, one among many in a flock living in New Zealand.

But, one day this little sheep went rogue and disappeared—for six years. By the time Shrek's owners found this renegade, who had been hiding in a cave, he looked like this:

Shrek's coat had become so thick in these six years of hiding that when he was finally sheared, he had enough wool to make 20 men's suits.
And while the extra wool was a nice perk, there is little pretty about Shrek's story beyond the fact that he was eventually rescued. While this story might seem funny or trivial at first, Shrek's journey of straying and eventual return is one that can give us hope. Like Shrek, though loved ones might be weighed down with months or years of mistakes and burdens, they are never too far lost. They are never too encompassed in darkness lose the possibility of feeling the light and hope of Christ's Atonement in their lives. 

And, when they do begin to feel that love and light in their hearts again, they can shed off their burdens and step forward—clean and transformed.

Image from Modern Farmer.

So go out there and find those lost sheep!


Well, my first week here in Berazatequi flew by! I have to admit, I still miss Olmos and Hermana Gonzáles! It was tough adjusting to this new area, especially because we walk everywhere! I never thought I`d actually say that I miss my trusty pink steed ;) bikes are the best! haha

Slowly but surely I am getting to know the members here. We had a Family Home Evening every night this week! The members here are amazing :) and the FOOD! I don`t think I`ve ever eaten so much in one week! I guess it`s a good thing we do a lot of walking ;)

On Sunday we had an Area Conference for the area of South America. We got to hear from Elder Cook, Sister Burton, and Elder Hales via satelite. They talked a lot about keeping the Sabbath Day holy and missionary work! One of our investigators was there, Aldana Paz, and she is considering going on a mission now! Her baptismal date is the 12th of September!

We also got to see a miracle with a less active family, the Jancko family, that we have been visiting this week! We had dinner at their house on Friday and got to know the family a little bit: the mom and daughter (members) and the husband (non-member). The husband is really interested in learning English, so we started talking about meeting with him so I could help him learn. Then, as we were getting ready to leave, we invited them to attend the Area Conference as a family. To our surprise, the husband accepted without hesitation! Even his wife was surprised ;) and the best part is... that he kept his word! We found them at the church and got to make another appointment to visit them at home this week :) it was great! Hopefully we`ll continue seeing miracles with this family :)

Today was a very relaxed P-day, nothing too fancy :) take care everyone! Enjoy your week!! And remember to count your blessings :) 

Con amor, Hermana Orgill 

1- Our investigator, Aldana, and her sisters!
2- Lomo Saltado con Hermana Bernal :)
3- Service project: Helping decorate for a baby shower ;) 
4- Dinner with the Jancko family!
5- My companion (Hermana Juarez) and I with Hermana Martinez and her baby girl at the Area Conference!

Monday, August 24, 2015

1 Nephi 3:7

This week was amazing, but sad at the same time! Thankfully it didn`t rain, so Hermana Gonzàlez and I got to work hard all week long! On Tuesday, we had exchanges. I stayed in Olmos with Hermana Lemos, while Hermana Gonzàlez went to Los Hornos for 24 hours. While Hermana Lemos and I were working together, we needed to make photocopies for our Mission Correlation meeting that night. I felt like we should go to the same kiosk that Hermana Gonzàlez and I had gone to the previous week, where we met a super nice lady named Alejandra. So we went there and had the opportunity to share a little message with Alejandra! She was very open and wanted to know her purpose in life! Later on in the week, Hermana Gonzàlez and I went back and we got to teach her more about the Plan of Salvation. Then she invited us back again the next week! It was amazing :) 

Then we got a phone call from the Assistants to the President... Transfers. I got called to be a Capacitadora (I think it means Sister Missionary Training Leader in English, or something like that) in Quilmes, which is about 2 1/2 hours away from Olmos. SO I had to pack my bags and say goodbye to my family in Olmos! It was very hard, I loved my time in Olmos! It was also very hard saying goodbye to "mi hija", Hermana Gonzàlez. But I know that she`ll do great things during her mission and that she`s going to take care of the people in Olmos! Transfers always make me think of 1 Nephi 3:7, I will go and do the things the Lord commands!

Thankfully, I got the chance to see Maxi and Maya one last time (2 of our English class students). I felt the impression to write my testimony in a Book of Mormon and give it to them before I left. Hopefully they will be able to read it and be touched by the spirit! They have such a great family, and everyone deserves the chance to be with their families forever :)

Take care everyone! Love you :)

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

*I took lots of photos before leaving Olmos, but I forgot my camara.. so next week I`ll send more pictures! But until then, here`s one of my new companion and I, Hermana Juarez from Peru :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dancing in the Rain- Photos :)

1- FHE with Maxi and Maya: Brownies! Yumm :)
2- Completos!
3- District selfie

Dancing in the Rain!

Another rainy week... I got sick Friday from being outside in the rain a little too long on Thursday, so we had to stay inside all day. I was super bored! But my companion took good care of me and I was all better to go out and work the next day. :)

Saturday, we went to a place called Veronica to help the missionaries there with a Tormenta Blanca. There were 10 of us missionaries all together and it was a great time! We did lots of street contacting and a lovely member couple made us empanadas for lunch afterwards.

Yesterday, the sun came out and the weather was PERFECT! It couldn`t have been a more beautiful Sunday :) We had a full chapel! It was amazing! We also had our first ´Family Home Evening´ with Maxi and Maya, two of our English class students. Maxi is a 23 year-old guy who doesn`t have much of a church background. Maya is his 9 year-old sister. We decided to share a message about Jesus Christ, who He is and what He did, which went really well! They were very interested and the spirit was there :) Afterwards, I taught them how to make brownies and we played a quick game of checkers. They are awesome! Little by little, they are coming to know the gospel!

Today for P-day we had our District Activity! We made Completos, a typical food in Chile :) It`s basically a foot-long hot dog with tomato, avocado, and ketchup! Very tasty! We also watched two Disney movies: Big Heroes and Inside Out. It was a fun time :) 

My Grandpa sent me this quote last week and I love it! 

"When you feel like you are DOWN to nothing-- God must be UP to something!"

I couldn`t agree more :) God has a plan for every single one of us! All we need to do is try our best every day, and then wait patiently and faithfully. Heavenly Father always fulfills His promises :) 

Take care! Love you all!!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Happy Birthday to Hermana Dominga and Hermano Martìn!
2- Hermana González and I, ready to go out and work in the cold :)
3- Tormenta Blanca in Veronica
4- Dancing in the Rain!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pictures are worth a thousand words :)

1- Playing in the rain puddles :)
2- Ward Family Home Evening with Hermana Meeks :)
3- Asado (BBQ) and Lemon Pie with the Landa family! YUMM

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

The Sky is Falling!

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY! :) After the beautiful weather on Monday, it rained almost all week! Which means 3 things... humidity, lightning and thunder storms, and mud! I couldn´t get my hair to lay flat if my life depended on it, the humidity was so high! On the bright side though, if I was thirsty and needed a drink, all I had to do was open my mouth and suck in the humidity ;) 

Thursday night, my companion and I were woken up by a major lightning and thunder storm! There were so many strikes of lightning happening at the same time that it looked as if it were daytime outside! Then, one morning while we were studying, lightning struck so close to our apartment (maybe it even struck our apartment) that the thunder made the light covering come loose and crash to the ground! Luckily, no one was harmed :) The Lord watches over His missionaries!

And the mud... I think my leg muscles are about 10 times stronger from struggling to bike through the muddy roads! It has been quite the adventure this week :) 

This quote by President Monson is pretty fitting for this week :)

"Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.
"My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith."  :)

Here are a few pictures from the week, they´re worth a thousand words ;)

1- Playing the game of strength that Joseph Smith played with his friends and family :) I won this time ;)
2- Zone picture!
3- The light cover that fell inches away from where I was studying! :O

Love you all!! Take care :) 

Hermana Orgill

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sunshine in my Soul :)

What a week :) Monday we ended Pday early to go to the baptism of one of the little girls in our ward, Evelyn. She turned 8 that day and wanted to get baptized right away! My companion and I helped her prepare a few weeks before by teaching her a little more about baptism and confirmation. She´s so sweet! 

Tuesday we had interviews with President Nuñez. He asked my companion and I to read Alma 17, which is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon! If you haven´t read it recently, I encourage you all to read it :) 

Thursday I taught an English class, and on our way home to the apartment it was pouring rain! Not just a light sprinkle, POURING! We were soaked from head to toe! Luckily it wasn´t too far from home, but as we were walking, a huge strike of lightning lit up the sky right above us! I think we started running after that... but after changing out of our wet clothes and drinking something warm, we got to fall asleep listening to the rain :)

Saturday we taught another English class, and afterwards we had an activity at the church! We played volleyball out back and the weather was perfect! It was very fun, a mix of investigators, missionaries, and members (active and less active)! I loved every minute of it :)

Sunday was fast and testimony meeting, the spirit was very strong during the entire meeting! I´m still the ward "pianist" which is interesting :) We got asked to teach the Gospel Doctrines class at the last minute! Luckily, it was on service, so it wasn´t too hard to wing it :) 

Today we just relaxed, took a breath and enjoyed the sunshine :) it was a pretty good week! Take care everyone, love you all! :)

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Hermana González and I with Evelyn before her baptism :)
2- Little Evy and I :)