Wednesday, December 21, 2016

FELIZ NAVIDAD! Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016
Hola mi familia, mis guashitos!!

Sooo here it goes!!

  • Divisions with Elder Martinez from Uruguay- he is dope, super fun! He is one of my homies so it was great!! 
  • Divisions with Elder Murphy from Idaho, he is a great guy, new to the mission but speaks super well!
  • Today we had a practice, we are singing in the Christmas conference that we have this Friday which will be so great!! So, we were in San Bernardo today which was fun!
  • Shout out to Elder Maser and his step mom, she is literally the best!! Got these dope pajamas, and shirts and socks and just so great, pic included, sorry its blurry!! Elder Maser is just the best! It soo crazy that over a year ago, we spent Christmas together here!! 

So, Christmas. Here it is. We need to give to Jesus. He deserves a gift. A gift of sacrifice. What are we going to give to him this Christmas, this new year? What will we sacrifice? What I really have felt is that wow, we are so blessed. He has given us all. 

To give a gift, is something from you, some part of you to give. Yet Jesus Christ, he gave us everything, he gave us his life. And we need to give him our will, our hearts. We need to follow him.

I have really been trying to focus on Jesus Christ in our teachings, in every teaching, because he is the reason. He is the reason we are here, that we can grow. And he is simply inviting us to come and see who he is, what he does, see the power that he has to literally change our hearts, to find hope. And all because of his birth. So, I am soo grateful for him, and I know I owe him a lot, and I want to invite you all to give to him as well. Because he gave it all, we can give a little. 

He lives. That is his gift. So, learn of him. Find out who he is. 

I am happy. I am soo happy to have this knowledge and this HOPE! And I love it!! 

I have Soo many reasons to not be happy. Literally so many. It’s hot, dogs bite us, we are in the ghetto, gunshots and drugs every day, sadness, people not progressing or even hating us and wanting nothing to do with us. EVERY REASON to be miserable, yet I am SOO happy. SO happy it’s so weird. I love it, and I want others to have it. So, if you are reading this, GO FIND IT!! Go talk to the missionaries, go get on your knees and pray. He is REAL This is real!! And I love it!!

Go find him. 

Elder Carney



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

FELIZ NAVIDAD! Dec. 14, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

Chello familia,

Como están todos? How’s life?

Soo here we go, super sorry, but this week I don’t think I will be writing that much! But here it goes

  • We had divisions with the ward PAC, (Pedro Aguirre Cerda) and I was with Elder Grau, from España, he is DOPE, so that was fun!
  • Elder Champutiz and I are NOW SUPERHEROS (see picture!!) super sweet, thank you mama carney, right now it’s so hot at night that we don’t wear them, but when winter hits, you best believe I will be hitting those things up!
  • Ate sooo much fodo and ate something bad Sunday, the next day we were dying, BUT we made it through the day!
  • It’s been great, I love being a missionary!
  • We have a family, famila Rojas, they are great! Just awesome people and we are working, trying to reactivate them!
I just truly love being a missionary. That’s about it. It’s been such a humbling experience. And it’s such an act of faith, yet every person should go out and serve. Everyone. 

I feel so blessed. So so, blessed to be able to help these people, to give it my all, and to have Heavenly Father by my side, guiding me.  

It’s one of the most beautiful things to be an instrument in God’s hands. To help his children come back, to follow him.

I LOVE IT. I love this gospel. It’s true. And if you don’t know it. Go find out. Jesus Christ lives. I know it. And although I still have questions and doubts and I am still human, I know this. He lives to bring us home. Let him in, find out who he is, what he can do in your life. 

Elder Carney

Bradley got 1 of his Christmas packages, and opened his Christmas PJ's early!! He and his comp are "Super Missionaries!"  And considering it's 90 degrees there, they probably won't be wearing these onsie pj's very much!


Friday, December 9, 2016

NOv. 30 & Dec. 6, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016
Hello family!!

Soo how is everyone? 

Alright here it goes

  • This week has been good, it’s been a good one.
  • I FINISHED THE BOOK OF MORMON AGAIN!! This is the 3rd time now in Spanish, it’s pretty dope! And actually, it was really cool. I decided to finish Moroni 10, the very last chapter in English, in the book of Mormon that I have had since I was 10, that I wrote my testimony in when I was 10. And it was just cool to read that, and just know that it is true! That it truly is another testament of Jesús Christ, of his love for us, and him coming to the Americas! It is igual (no idea how to say that in English) with the Bible, similar. And ITS TRUE!! 
  • And I love that if we want to become closer to God, that is it. We have the book of Mormon. So, ITS SO TRUE; READ IT PEOPLE!!! So frustrating when people don’t read because there are their answers, answers to life, to everything! And if we could just open up our hearts, and just ask God humbly, we can receive all the answers!! SO, FREAKING OPEN IT UP AND READ!!!
  • Anyway, we found a DOPE new family. Luciano, Pamela, Daniela, and Ignacio, and we just had a really really good lesson, about the restoration. Our first visit and they just were soo ready to hear it, they have been looking for so long and it was just great! So, we are excited for that!!
  • We have the new Christmas thing1! Ilumina el mundo its called in spanish!! Such a great video, and I love how it’s about service! So, go watch it everyone!!  (Here is the link to #Lighttheworld that Brad is talkign about - 
  • GO SERVE: such a beautiful thing to forget about ourselves and help, something so simple yet we find true joy, true Christ like love. 
  • It’s getting freaking HOT, haha and its killing me! 
  • Changes are coming up, this might be my last week here, and it will defs be my last week with mi hijito numero 2, elder Hendrix. It has been such a great time and he is a really great missionary, and I am really excited to watch him grow even more and just grateful to have been able to train him!
  • I am tired. Oh, so tired, yet I just love being a missionary. I love it. 
  • GOD IS GOOD. I know I say that a lot, but it’s true. He is. So, trust in him. 
That’s about it! I love all of you sooo much and I miss you all, but honestly, I love being here. I love being a missionary. And I know that’s where I need to be for now!

Elder Carney

Dec. 6, 2016

Hello family and friends!!

This is Elder Carney speaking to you, do you remember me? probs not, but it’s all good, I still love you guys!! 

So, this week has been a good one!! 

  • I am now out of Los Pensamientos and....AM IN LA BANDERA!!! Yep, literally moved wards. Still in the zone. I even still live in my ward, haha but just moved to the side, that’s it! But I am now with Elder Camputiz!! From Ecuador!! He is the man!! We have been friends from the beginning, I saw him be born so it will be good!
  • I had to say goodbyes, which was not fun. Man, I hate it!! But it’s really cool to see how much people progress and that you go where they go, you suffer with them, you cry with them, you laugh and share memories with them. And it’s just so weird, how much you really love these people, the people you dedicate your whole time too, and to say bye. It’s hard!! But hopefully I will see them again doing divisions and all that!
  • The picture attached is a sassy picture, haha yep! There isn’t a word for sassy in Spanish, so I taught them what it means and even their little kid is doing it! Jose! And that’s the Familia Andrade, they are incredible.  I love them. Literally some of my favorites, going to miss them a ton!
  • They threw me a pizza party also, which was beautiful. And another fam a completo party
  • I said goodbye to my kid! Mom Note- they call the person they train, their "kid")   Nope, haha he is actually in my district, so it will be fun doing divs with him! He has a new comp now too, a kid from his own group, so it’ll be fun! 
  • I AM A GRANDPA!! my first kid who I trained, elder Garzon from Columbia, he is now training!! I am a grandpa!! So crazy!!
  • I am excited for this ward! It’ll be good, it needs some help and some loving, but we will see!!
  • I love these people. I am so thankful for them. I cannot even imagine how our Savior and how much Heavenly father love us. If this is just a glimpse of it, I couldn’t even imagine. I love ‘em!
  • SO, I am going to be happy dangit! Just enjoy this time! It’s Christmas, its freaking hot but the Gospel is freaking awesome!!!!!
I love you all!!

Elder Carney