Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016 HAWT DOG!!!

Oct. 26, 2016

Hello family and friends!

Wow. It is getting HOT here!! 

Alright here it goes
  • We had a baptism, well the other elders did in our ward, but she is awesome!! She was living with her boyfriend, and then they decided to split up living together so that she could get baptized! AND, literally right after her baptism, in the meeting and everything, her boyfriend asked her to MARRY HIM!! It was CRAZY!!!! And yes, I got it all on video. But it was soo sweet, so sincere, and soo happy for them and their little family!
  • We got a white wash here! So, the other two guys in our ward they left. And we now live with an argentino and a peruano. They seem like good guys, one is in their training too, so that’s cool!
  • I am now the oldest in the house. what the heck...what is this!?
  • Valeria. She is going to be baptized this Saturday!!!!!!!! We are really excited for her and she is really excited!! She has changed soo much, and she is ready to complete. She is awesome!!
  • I got the hump day package which thank you all Soo much!! Haha a little late, but no worries!!! 
  • Alright. I want to talk about forgetting about yourself. Yep, forgetting about oneself. 
I have put in a lot of effort to just focusing on other people, what they need. Serving them. Just losing myself in helping them, praying for them, doing everything that I can for them! And wow. I have noticed such a difference. In my attitude, in my thoughts just all about them!! And while I have been doing that, I have realized how blessed I am, how that I’m not important. It’s not about me. It never was. And how I am here to serve God and his children. Yet while doing this, I have developed such a deeper love for the people, and a deeper importance of the gospel in their lives. I just love it, so FORGET ABOUT YOURSELVES: YOU ARNT IMPORTANT!! haha that sounds bad, but no, go out and help, go serve!! Just do it!! Help your brothers and sisters, they need it!! It isn’t about you!!

So yeh boom, stepping off my soapbox!! I love this gospel; it has been a good week! Just living it up here in Santiago sur!!

Elder Carney

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oct. 19, 2016 FAM BAM!

Elder Carney & Elder Hendrix - Santiago Chile Temple

There's a new sherriff in town!!  #slowride #eldercarney  #bald

Oct. 19, 2016

Hello family and friends! 

So this week was really good. It has been a good one, just tired! I am trying to think of things that happened but nothing is coming to my mind! Oh here are some weird things that happened
  • A guy asked me to give him a blessing, just knelt down on the ground in the middle of the street and asked me to give a blessing to him! Haha I was like, ummm, que dios le bendiga, haha and patted his head, and he was really happy and then left. So weird!
  • It’s been raining and really cold these past few days actually! Which I realized I really like the sun, things are just happier and people actually want to talk when their is sun!
  • We had a normal Sunday, it was good! had 2 investigators come to church and a couple of less actives. Nobody really came to church though, it was raining. 
  • I am TIRED but good!
  • Wow, I have 15 months in the mission. What the heck?
I really love this time though in the mission.}

Oh, cool experience, we taught this lady Maribel. She has just been through so much. She was the wife of a bishop and then she split from him. She knows she screwed up and she made mistakes, but she really wants to come back. She knows its going to be hard and she needs to change, but she is ready. It’s incredible to see people who are prepared, who have a desire to follow Christ because at times that’s all they have. Her oldest son committed suicide and her first husband also, she has gone through a lot. but she knows she needs to get back, she needs to get her life together. So we had a lesson which was just powerful, man she was crying and just felt the sprit So strong. 

It’s the spirit. The spirit is the teacher. The sprite is the comforter. That’s the key, we need the spirit not only as missionaries, but in every day. We need to be worthy of the spirit, and to listen and act on the promptings of it.

I love this gospel. It’s been such a privilege to be here, and to learn soo much. And I know I will keep learning so much more. I love you all, God loves you all, have a great week!!!!

Elder Bradley Taylor Freaking Carney

P.S. DANNY IS A BEAST!!! holy crap that video was SOO SICK!! haha love my bro, wow so proud of him! I feel really trunky right now! haha man I love running!!! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct 5 & 12 HOT & SICK!

Oct. 5, 2016
It’s getting hot in here!!!!

Hello family!!

Wow, its getting into summer that’s for sure, which means some killer tan lines! Yep, the whole collar tan line! It’s going to be great!! #missionarylife

 So this past week was good! Sorry this is going to be short, but yeah

I had divisions with another elder, Elder Stevenson, he is my zone leader and it was just grand! It was the best, we actually went to BYU together, and although we didn’t know each other before the mission, we have a lot of friends in common and we have been to the same parties, etc, so that was just a really good division with him! Yet he goes home in December, I still got a while to go!

We had a great general conference!! Wow, so good! I especially loved that a lot of it, Saturday afternoon, had a lot to do with missionary work!! it was dope!!!

Yes, I watched 10 hours of it in Spanish. Talk about rough. But it’s all good. I understand it all, but it’s just soo hard to pay attention, and it sucks because it’s not their real voices, it’s some translators, but it’s all good, I downloaded all the talks, so every night means a new talk! My comp got to watch it in English which is good for him haha with another gringo in his training

So it’s been good! We watched movies today for Pday, haha yep! And it was fantastic! I saw the Big dinosaur or whatever, which was soo cute, kind of weird but really good! And also Zootopia, about that bunny thing police, so that was fun!

It’s been going good! I am tired but so good!! We are really happy with finding some new people, and please pray for Valeria! We are trying to go do a temple tour with her, and she needs to quit smoking!

I am really learning to forget about myself. And it kind of hit me how selfish I was before the mission. Man was I selfish. And yet I didn’t think I was, now that I am here and look back, it is kind of sad to see how needy and how greedy I was. And I am blessed to be here and I how much I have changed, and how much more I need to change. Change is good. It’s not something bad. And at some points, we have to change, whether we like it or not, but come what may and love it!

God is good! I love being here, I am just grateful. Sometimes we just need to be thankful!

Elder Carney

Oct. 12, 2016

Hello family!!

So here we go 

  • I was totes sick yesterday, like I woke up and just felt like crap and my stomach, I felt like someone punched me. So in the end, I threw up and that was great, then started the fever and the chills, and yeah, so I was lying in bed all day pretty much I hate being sick in the mission
  • But it was just a 24-hour thing and now I feel great! So that’s good!
  • We did a temple tour with Valeria, one of our investigators who has a baptismal date!! And it was SOO special!! Wow, it was incredible; we felt the spirit so strong and she did too,
  • It’s getting hotttt here!!
  • The temple tour defs made it incredible., She felt the spirit and she knew it, so please pray for her that she can get baptized! 
  • Elder Hendrix is a beast and is doing an incredible job. Man these missionaries are so prepared haha I feel like they just keep coming more prepared and better. He  is doing really good .He is picking up on the language more everyday, and he is really trying .I feel bad that I was sick haha I couldn't do crap! But he is a champion!
  • We cleaned the house today, so that was fun! 
  • I really don’t know what else to say!! Shoot I am sorry!!!

I am super lame and I really don’t know what else!! Haha but that’s all good!! How the heck are you all!? 

God is good. Life is good over here. Just really trying to focus on the people, trying to help them and forget about myself. Man was I so selfish before the mission. So that’s my invitation, forget about yourself and go help others.  I feel like it’s so easy, yet we are soo weak in acting, in doing it. JUST DO IT: 

I love this work, I love being elder carney, and life is good!!!

Elder Carney