January 12, 2015

So this last week I had a pretty interesting experience. We had a meeting as a zone and we talked a lot about our vision for this next year. We talked about our goals as a zone. Something that was said is that ¨we should focus on the solution and not the problem. That was interesting. There are so many times that we have a problem in our lives. And we chose to focus on that instead of what we need to do to solve it. Like this family that we are working with. So I have worked with them my whole 4 months in this area. But they could never get to church. They are less active. But yesterday they got there. She shared a little testimony with us when we asked why she finilly put in the effort to get there. She told us ¨You know elderes like I told you I have some problems with some of the members that are there and their attitude. But this last week I have thought about it alot and I go to church to help my family not to make other people happy.¨ She focused on the solution to her problems and not on the problem. I really liked that. It was a good example to me.

Somthing that I have struggled with my whole mission is talking to new people. Its still hard for me. How interesting. More when I have to start the conversation. Once we start talking to them the spirit takes over but I have to take that first step. And sometimes its hard for me. But that really made me think. If I want more people to teach there in my solution. I just need to do it. YOu just gotta do it. Thats something i REally like about my new comp. He really helps me to get out of that box of comfort and do it. Just do it. But thats the truth with life. YOu just gotta do it. If you don{t who will. It our calling. Thats my calling. I love it. I love being a missionary.

But more than that I have thought about the things most important. REally as a missionary you don{t have a lot of time. Becuase of the studies and the heat. Its was 110 here the other day. Like three days in a row. It was hot haha. But we lived But ya there isn{t much time that we have to work so we really are focusing on the most important. Sometimes For sure we dont use it the best that we should but we can always repent and analize our priorities. Thats something I love about the mission. The studies we do are always the most important. If we don{t do it it will be a bad day. So God is blessing us. Its something that I hope I dont lose sight of after the mission. Something I want to keep doing always. I love it. I love being a missionary for my savior.

But anyways I hope you are having a wonderful time there enjoying the beatiful weather and the blessings that god is sending your way. Have an amazing week and remember that I love you a ton. Love you.

Love always,
Elder Dial

January 5, 2015

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Well what a blessing to be a missionary in this wonderful time. I love it. I really think its very interesting to see how as the new years came and Christmas came that everybody here became more nice to us. The began to say hi back and really be more friendly. I thought that was very interesting. Everybody I think does that. During the  year you really forget the importance of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ and let the things of the world get to you. You wind up in your own pride. But as we come to remember Jesus Christ during ´´Christ´´mas you become more christlike. How awesome it would be to be like that all the time.

In my reading in the book of mormon this last week I read about the 3 nephites. Not because I was studying about them but because thats where I ended up in my reading. In 3rd nephi. It really called my attention on how their desire was to build up the Kingdom of God here on earth forever. What a blessing that would be. I Really feel that desire to stay here forever and never stop being a missionary. But then I really think about it and further on in my reading I find that God took them away from the nephites because they were wicked. But something that calls my attention is that moroni and mormon say that the 3 nephites had ministered to them. Everything has its time and its season and really I don´t have to stop being amissionary. The Lord will call me during my whole life to minister unto people. Non members or members. I thought that was very awesome.

But anyways the work in argentina is going great. We were able to see two miracles yesterday at chruch. We saw two less actives that showed up. One was the fruit of our work. It was cool. His name is Luis. He is a less active that has some problems that are a little complicated. But it was cool as we just focused in the gospel of Christ he really just forgot about his problems and wanted to go to chruch. Then the other really just surprised me. Its a lady that we had stopped by once every 3 weeks. She was offended but she just showed up randomly. It made me think a lot about how just showing love and inviting people always they will show up. God will help them make those changes. I loved it. It really made all of our work this last week worth it.

But ya so my companion is so funny. I really have learned to love him. He has had a pretty crazy life. But I really love him. Just really is trying his best to follow the spirit. The spirit truely is what drives the work. Sometimes we forget about that. We become like the nephites and we let pride get in. But really if we focus on the spirit we will live a good life. I think about that a lot. If we focus on following the spirit always then we wont have desires to sin. We will only be guided to what we need to do. How interesting. So many ways to really lead a good life. But really the spirit is going to be what will guide us always. I love that about the gospel of jesus Christ. So many blessing we recieve. Even better the Sacrament we are promised to have the spirit with us. That is the big blessing we recieve as we partake of the sacrament. So really as we learn to follow the spirit we will be blessed. I love being a missionary and really learning more about the Gospel every day.

Well I hope everything there is going amazing and I hope you know that I love you more than life itself.

Love Always,

Elder Dial

December 29, 2014

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How crazy is that. Its already passed christmas and now to new years. I had a pretty amazing christmas. I enjoyed it. I got to talk to my lovely family and enjoy some candy from the states. Always gotta love that. I don´t know what it is but every phone call I have been able to make just makes me super happy. To be able to tell my family that I love what im doing. I felt like Elder Bednars Kid just telling you how amazing misionary work is and how much I truely love it. Then inviteing you to do it as well haha. Thats what I love about missionary work. Its basically telling everybody that you love being a mormon and that you think everybody should be one. But its even better than that. Because we know that it is only through unduring to the end, Or participating of the sacrament after baptism that be can be saved. So just inviting everybody to be saved with us. But even better than that. We know that God blesses us with happiness as we strive to live the commandments. True lasting happiness, What a blessing it is to be able to share that with everybody. Truely without the mission I don´t know that I would be as happy as I am. Such a blessing. I love it.

So it was interesting what President said in his talk on monday in the conference. He talked a lot about how we end our missions. There are like 22 missionaries going home this month. Then like another 20 next transfer with me. So its pretty crazy. Right now we are 244 missionaries. To think that there are so many of us going home. But he talked a lot about finishing strong. I think that was very needed. As missionaries you get tired. It was funny we were watching the missionary training videos the other day and one of the missionaries did a little video journal. He just kept saying how tired he was. You really get tired. But the Lord blesses you with the strength needed. Such a blessing. But he talked a lot more about having the end in mind. That if we have goals all the way to the end of your mission you will want to acomplish them. So this week I put some good goals. But one of my goals was to see how Im going with my goals every night as I write in my journal. Really account to the Lord and to me of what i am doing. What I need to do better. I love it. I think that is another blessing of writing in your journal.

Something else it got me to think about is My main goal I set at the beginning of my mission. To never say anything bad about the stuff that is happening in my area or my comp. Then to look for the best in everything and everybody. Not only that but to tell them. I feel I have had my ups and downs throughout the mission. I was readiing my journal the other day and there were times where I did super good and other times where I didn´t do so good. Always room for improvement. But it was good to account for that goal that I had. I love being a missionary. It has really taught me to set goals and work for those goals. So I am going to keep working every day to complete the goals that I put this last week. To always change them or even do better. I love being a missionary. I hope you all can see that. Its the best ever.

So we have an investigator that went to chruch this last week. Her name is Genisis. Yip like in the bible. Her mom is a member but less active since 5 years ago. We are trying to work with her whole family so that the can all be baptized then work to get sealed in the temple. I love it. My Comp is so good about making that the goal of people. That really should be our goal. To do everything to be an eternal family. So we have put that goal for their family. We just need to see if they´re willing to complete it. I know that they will. I have so much faith. I love it.  Well I hope you enjoy your new years and that you enjoy all the chocolates for me. I will enjoy the Orange sticks for you all :D.

Love you all.

Love,

Elder Dial

December 23, 2014

Wow its here. Im pretty sure its came way to fast. So I think for CHristmas this year im going to give you the blessing of calling. Haha. DOes that sound good enough for you? ;D Im thinking about calling you at 9 in the morning my time. THat would be like 5 your time?? SOund good?? haha. NO Ill probably call like at 5 or 6 my time. Like 1 or 2 your time if im not mistaken. So ya.

But anyways so this year so far i have gotten two gifts. One would be my package. What a blessing. Im going to have a good Christmas this year. So also I got a kid. What a blessing. So if everything goes good ive got 3 weeks to learn a new language. Anybody have a guess on where hes from?? Im going to see if anybody can guess on Christmas haha. Hes super cool though. Such a blessing for me. REally he is the only member in his family. Its just him and his mom. Hes a stud. Im thinking about the one time ive ever had to go to church by myself. Its when I was in Idaho. I woke us super late becuase I didnt know what time it was. But I woke up at like 12:30 and when I made it upstairs Sharon had just left with the kids. That was a tough choice for me to go. Not really I knew I needed to go. But to think that it was my decision was weird. But ya its just weird going to church by yourself. Like mom said its weird not having a family to sit by.  The chruch is made for families. But he is just super awesome. He is a convert of 4 years. Just a real boss. He´s already a better missionary than I am. But I guess thats the point of being a dad. Like dad always says ´the point is so that your kids are better than you. I truely feel that is happening.

So another interesting fact of the week. I lost my camera. But i am so blessed. Becauise my other SD card had gotten full so I bought a new one a couple weeks ago. Well lets think what happened. That one is lost. But truely the money that was put into it is so worthless compared to the memories that I have on my other SD Card thats safe and sound in the apartment. But ya I still have faith that my camera is going to show up. I know I took it to the zone conference but if it fell out of my backpack or what happened I don{t know. So ya 😀

SO I have had some pretty fun stuff happening here in the mission. THis last week we were able to see some pretty awesome miracles. Im running on very little sleep but I feel good. Lets just say 4 nights this last week were spent on a bus from 12 at night to 6 in the morning and not sleeping any more. haha. So thats a blessing. Really just working hard And the lord is blessing us.

Hmm I don{t really know what else to say. Well if I have forgotten anything we can talk in two days time. I hope you know that Ilove you somuch. I hope you have a wonderful christmas and that everybody starts feeling better.

Love always,

The one and only,

Elder Dial

December 15, 2014

So we got thinking about Santa this week. I think he will have to take off his coat and maybe shave his beard because its too hot. Sounds like even there its hot. Okay not really. Its really pretty nice right now. The rain really cooled it off. So ive enjoyed it. But ya I did get my hair cut and I would say that we tell santa to shave his beard.

But anyways. For this chirstmas I am going to recieve the best blessing a missionary could ask for. Im going to be a father. WHat a blessing no? I am going to finish my last 3 months as a father. I couldnt think of any other way to finish. Im pretty excited. I am going to get him on Wednesday. So that will be fun. But ya its pretty exciting. Im a little nervous but Im super excited. Especially because we are seeing some pretty awesome miracles with the branch. Well yesterday we had an all time record low in sacrament meeting. We had 18 people. But concidering that in order to get to church our legs were soaked to the knee because of so much rain I really was happy with how many actually showed up. Because a lot of the members jsut have Motercycles and going in the rain they may not have made it. But no we are seeing so many miracles.

Like there is a family Abraham. They are super awesome. They are less active. Well were less active. They were prepared by the Lord to come back to church. Something that makes sense is Helaman 15:3. The Lord trys his people because he loves them. That is so true. THe lord Loves us so much. I saw that a lot. Really the Abraham family really learned through their trials. I love seeing that.

Then we found a family this week. It was so cool because the Husband was super excited becuase he had gone to the church with his neighbors before. Just super happy to see us. And really just got his wife excited. Then they went and looked at the website ´He is the Gift´ and they loved it. Their daughter really liked it and watched it life 5 times they said. So that was awesome to see. I really like being a missionary. Just watching people progress in the gospel. I hope we can always progress in the Gospel.

WEll I love you tons. I hope you have an amazing day. AN amazing week and keep preparing for Christmas.

Love always,

Elder Dial

PS Next week I probably wont write on monday. We have a zome meeting for christmas on monday. So ill probably write tuesday. Then I will have more details on when I will call. It will probably be at about the same time. Love you 😀

December 8, 2014

So this week has been a fun one.  Really we have had to look for the hidden blessings. Really its interesting. The Lord is always blessing us as long as we are obediente. But really to see those blessings is a lot harder. Something funny that one of the members said yesterday when there was a class on tithing is that He could really see that everything was blessed when he paid his tithing. Especially his neighbor. haha that was such a blessing. But really we are recieveing blessings. He said it as a joke but the more you think about it its a blessing. Because if we ever need somehting we can ask them. Or sometimes they invite us to go use their boat or their 4-wheelers. Its just such a blessing if we really wnat to see it that way. But ya its hard to see them sometimes.

So this week we really have looked for those blessings. We had a lessen in the zone from an elder that talked about the importnace to find families. So of coarse that night we go out and we have some time to get to know new people. So we go and we talk to all the families that we can see. The first family we find outside drinking maté. We talk to them and it was cool. The Lord sent us to them. We talked to them for a while and they said that we could come back. That they had talked with missionaries before but the missionaries stopped passing by. What a blessing that was. Then yesterday we went to a refernce we got. It was one that had a family that was in the hospital. There was also an elder in the hospital that was sick. And he decided to open his mouth and share the gospel. THat family we went to talk to only had good things to say about us. How interesting how really just taking 5 min to listen to us really takes away all of the doubts. Everybody here has some weird Ideas about us. The one we usually here is that they think that Obama sent us to put bombs in their houses. So really we are just trying to get that crazy idea out of their heads.  We are missionaryies to come and do the exact opposite. Not destroy them but to help them. To bring them salvation. But ya just some hiden blessings we saw this week.

So somehting that the mision is doing this year. Really the whole chruch is doing is they are doing something called ´´He is the Gift´´. Im sure you have heard all about it. If not got to christmas.mormon.org. Its super awesome. To see how we can really use Christ in our Chirstmas. I love it. We are sharing that with everybody. Something interesting that happens with christmas is that everybody changes. Their attitude changes. They are more accepting and really want to recieve more of christ in their lives. So we are really using that to the best that we can. I testify that Christ really is the gift that God has given us. The ultimate gift that we could ever want. That He is our salvation. Our redemption. I know that will all of my heart. I know that as we accept Jesus Christ in our lives that we see blessings and happiness more than anything. That happiness is the best thing that we can give to our father in heaven. Let him know that his great plan of happiness is working. That we are truely happy and grateful for ever gift he has given us but  most importantly the Gift of his son. I know that. I love it. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life.

I love you all so much. I ask you to not forget the Christ in Christmas. It will make it for the best christmas ever. Also I want to do the 12 days of christmas with some families this week If you have any good ideas of what I can do let me know. Always open for the good ideas of my family to help other families here in Argentina. Love you. Keep up the good work

Love always,

Elder Dial

December 1, 2014

So I love watching the blessings come and come. Something that we had this week is a zone conference with Presdient. That was awesome. Something that really made me think that he said is you need to always be working with the end in mind. Why is that we might ask? At first I thought that was ´´trunky´´ but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. Really if we go always keeping the end in mind the Lord will help us get to the end. The same reason why its important to set goals. If we don´t have goals then where are we going? Really as we set the goal of enduring to the end then god will bless us in our travels to keep working. But if we just wake up in the morning asking God to bless us and not have a plan of acction on our part then we aren´t going to get much help. Because we gain faith as we show our works. So we must show our works then god will help us. How very interesesting it is. So we set our goals. We ask God if its right then we work twards it. If we have a stuupor of thought then we need to analize our goals. Then set new ones if necesary. So awesome.

So ya we are being blessed here. Last night we went with a Girl that is 11 and we set a baptismal date. Her mom is already a member and she knows everything. She´s been going to church for a year and hasn´t been baptized. So we basically have a baptism for sure this month. More than anything we are excited because its going to help the branch want to work and get excited. Thats what the branch needs and the Lord is going to bless them.

It was super interesting. The outlook that you take on life changes everything. A couple of weeks ago we had a pretty hard week and I let it get to me. I got a little down but really just changing my outlook and working hard forgetting about myself we were able to see miracles. We saw Some pretty awesome stuff like this little girl thats going to get baptized. Its going to be awesome. God is so good to us. I´m so grateful.

So the other day the sun came out pretty beautifully. I loved it. I guess it was more like going down. It was shining down on the mountain. It was so beautiful. I just kept thinking how amazing God is. To be able to create such a beautiful place. I love it. God is amazing. I didn´t have my camera but we tried to take a piicture with the phone but it didn´t turn out the best. But still it was a blessing. I loved it.  I hope we always enjoy the creations that god has made for us.. Especially the snow. Its so beautiful and I miss it. O and the temple. That is a wonderful creation. I miss that too. I just hope we take the time to really enjoy life. Its so beautiful. I love you all and hope for the best.

Love always,

Elder Dial