Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What a week!!

Wow, another week has gone by already. It was super fast. This keyboard here is gonna make it hard to type so forgive me for all the typos, the keys are like hard to push and sticky.

  Anyway, what a week! It was super crazy and a little bit stressful with the Baptism on Sunday, like we had to figure out who was gonna do what, what the rest of the service was going to be like, and worry about if they were gonna pass the interview or not (they did-hallelujah), so we had a baptism yesterday and everything was great. I got to Baptize David and my comp Baptized Ximena. It was a really cool experience and super spiritual.

  I was a bit nervous because I have never baptized before but everything went ok, no problems. So the service went good and was amazing. They are going to be amazing members of the church. I've attatched a couple pictures from the baptism for you guys to see. Its truly amazing to be here in Sntiago Chile helping people come unto christ through the restored gospel, and seeing their lives be blessed by doing so. Only the parents got baptized yesterday, but I think the daughters are going to soon, we´re still teaching them. And the parents have already started doing missionary work haha, we´re teaching some of their friends from work, a young couple. We taught them the first lesson yesterday and it went really well. They're super interested in the gospel and had a lot of good questions. They're going over to the families house on Tuesday for family home evening, which we are doing. So yeah. Church is true, Mission is amazing.
  Hmmm, now the rest of the week. We havent been too successful in finding new investigators to teach, other than the young couple I talked about. We´re still teaching some incomplete familys (some members some not, usually the parents are and the kids haven't been baptized). That's going well. We´re working on reactivating the parents and teaching the lessons to the kids at the same time. If all goes well, I think we´re going to baptize this Sunday. We´re teaching a girl named Camila, shes like 11 or 12. Her mom is less active but they've all been coming for the past coupe weeks. She is super smart and knows everything that we´ve taught her. So we think that she is gonna get baptized this Sunday, that's the plan anyway haha. So yeah, a lot of the stuff we do here is talking to inactive or less active members and trying to reactivate them. And we´re always trying to fnid new investigators of course. So thats basically what the work has been like here for this past week.
   Everything else has been good here in Chile. I heard from Ryan in his emails so that was cool. We´re having similar experiences haha. I'm sending him my weekly emails now so you don't have to worry about that.
  Asthma is doing good. I don't carry my inhaler on me because I don't need it. Only sometimes when we get back at night or in the morinng. But other than that its ok. I'm doing my qvar.
  Hmmm, what else to write about. Oh yeah, I had my first salad/tomato experience this week. It was awful. Normally the people put them in bowls to serve ourselves if we want them but this time it was right on the plate so I had to eat it....eww. I ate it all though. Not the best lunch here. I'm still eating all kinds of fruits and stuff, cuz we get them a lot for dessert. That's no problem. The vegetables are the problem though, haha.
  I think I'm about out of stuff to write on this week. I did write down a couple more things about to chile to tell you all...
  -They have some good sodas here haha. Everyone drinks coke, its the norm. Lie everyone has it. But they also have some chilean sodas called Bilz and Pap. They're really good. Bilz is kinda like a cherry soda and Pap is, at least I think it is, a papaya soda. Doesnt really matter though, theyre just good haha.
  -They have flea markets like every day here. Theyre called ferias. Basically a ton of people just bring they're random stuff to a designated street everyday (the street changes daily) and sell it. There's always tons of fruit and vegetable vendors but then theres always the ones that sell completely random stuff. There's always a bunch of them here.
  -Something pretty funny that I've seen. Dogs that are so dirty and filthy that they have dreadlocks. It maes me laugh.
   So thats about it for this week. It was a really good week. Highlight was of course the Baptism yesterday. It was so amazing. Spirit was super strong. Its such privelege to be out here being able to help people advance in this gospel. Its truly amazing. Church is so true. Til next week!

Elder Aaron Mayberry

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"I love Chile" - Elder Mayberry

I love Chile!
I'm so glad to be here right now preaching the gospel. It truly is an amazing experience.

  So I have a ton to write and this time I took notes of what I wanted to say to everyone haha so hopefully I´ll say everything I want to. So I think I´ll start off with random things about Chile, or life here, or whatnot, that I remembered to write down that I didn't put in the last email. I'm just gonna do a list...and its gonna be super random because it's just things I've randomly thought about during the week.
   -I'm gonna talk about Spanish again haha. It's improving. I'm actually quite pleased because I understand almost all of what is said. Speaking is much harder though, haha. But it really depends on the person that is talking, because some people you can understand clear as day when others it's near impossible. Its really fun though because you learn and grow everyday and can see it. Like when I learn a new Chilean saying or word that they use here, it's funny because I will see it used like a bajillion times that day. Fun stuff! I'm talking somewhat in the lessons, it really just depends what we´re talking about. Like if we teach lesson #1 I'll do half of that lesson, but if people are just talking about everyday things it's a little harder for me to add something haha cuz I have to think about everything being said and how to respond and all that good stuff. But I'm trying and improving, which is good. Everyone is super surprised to hear that I´ve only been here two weeks. They all say my spanish is really good. So that's a confidence booster haha.
   -On more than one occasion people have told me or assumed that I am from South America or Spain or something. Not because of my spanish but because they say that I have a face of a South American. I have NO idea where they get this from....I'm as gringo as gringo can be. Me and Elder Hastings laugh whenever someone says it cuz we both don't understand.  It's happened like 5 times over the course of 2 weeks. We have asked other people what they think too and they say nope. So I dunno. Chileans are crazy.
   -The trash system here is kinda similar to ours, except they don't have barrels. They just put grocery bags in front of their fence and the trash truck picks them up. And sometimes they have these little metal bin things to but the bags in.
  -We changed the hour last week. We went an hour forward. I thought that was interesting cuz we do the same thing back at home.
  -I feel really comfortable here too, like Ryan does. I was talking to Elder Erickson about it the other day, how on the second day it really didn't feel weird walking down the streets in a foreign country. I know that I'm supposed to be here right now and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to do so.
  -Fútbol. Its huge here. Since I got here, Chile has played twice. And the people love their soccer here. We were walking down the streets and would randomly here a TON of people cheering, so we knew that chile had scored. Then after they had won tons of people would run around in the streets and be in the backs of cars honking and yelling and waving chilean flags. It's really cool to see. Both times they played they won, so this happened twice lol. Whenever they play, we basically have zero success talking to people because everyone is locked up in their homes watching the game.
  -I really like P-days here. We just study in the morning like usual, then come here and do emails, then have the rest of the day to do whatever and eat whatever. So naturally, we went to McDonalds. That was so good! I got two "cuarto de libra con queso" which is a quarter pounder with cheese. And fries and a drink of course. I think that McDonalds is better here for some reason. Oh yeah haha, to order it plain, you say "plain queso" Makes it easy for me. We´ve been twice so far, on P-day and another day when the family forgot that we had lunch with them, and I think we´re going again today after this-haha. Its ok though, I'm doing a ton of walking :)
  -Near our pension there is a carnival, just like the ones back home haha. Except I don't think I would dare to go on any of the rides becausae I'd be risking my life. It doesnt look too safe haha but there's always tons of people there having fun every night. So I guess it's ok. We can't go because it's only open at night, and our p-day ends at 7.
  -They write money amounts funny here. $1,300.50 would be 1.300,53. It's bizarre.
  -We sing a lot here. Pretty much at every lesson. And they do a weird thing here because no one can play the piano in church (I don't even think there is one). The person leading gets up there and then sings the first line for el tono (the tone), then we sing. We do that in lessons too. Pretty weird at first, but not anymore haha.
  -The weather here is super nice. On average it's been just like weather at home. Except I never know how hot it is cuz they use degrees celsius. But it has also been very random. One day it was blazing hot and the next it rained the entire day. And the rain here comes down hard and in large quantities. I had to use my big jacket for that day, and havent used it since.
   -They don't have too hard of a time pronouncing my name. They just say it and it sounds kinda funny but I just tell them that thats how they say it cuz it would take forever to try and correct them. They can't say my companions though haha, because the "ing" sound doesn't exist.
  -We dont have mamitas! I don't think they exist in this mission. So that is disappointing. I had to do laundry...
  -They have long names. This make blessings or baptisms especially hard because you have to say their full name. Their names are as follows: Their first name, a middle name, the last name of their father, last name of their mother. So they have 4 names in their full name, and they are usually hard to pronounce. So thats pretty funny.
   -Everyone LOVES to hear that I have a twin in Concepción and then I show them a picture of us and they start laughing hysterically. They say we look exactly the same.
  Oh yeah, we´re hunting for a new place to live, haha. Our current house is outside of our sector, and the Mission President wants all the sectors to have their own house. So we´re currently in the process of house hunting.
   In terms of food, things have been good. Had mashed potatoes here for the first time so that was good. But we´ve also had some stuff that wasn't too great also haha. But overall it's good here, the food. The portions are just huge. Yesterday I had what they call here a completo. Itrs a hot dog in a bun, with mayonase (which is way different here), ketchup, and onions. Didn't really like it too much but I ate it...two actually haha. I've been eating all sorts of fruit that they give me, cuz thats usually what we have for desert. So that's not too bad. Much better than vegetables....eww.
   We had a very interesting experience on saturday for lunch. Theres a part of our sector that is pretty far away, towards the mountains. So it's like a 40 minute bus ride there. But, we ended up getting lost cuz our bus driver said that it was still coming, but we had thought we had passed it. So we trusted him and eventually were in a way differnt part of Santiago haha. So we were way late and the family called us and asked where we were and we told them we were lost and the father had to come get us haha. Pretty funny. We did lots of running around that day.
   Well thats all I wrote down, so now I'll talk about my week. This week has been really good. We do a lot of lessons with people that are less active, cuz theres a ton of them here. So a lot of the work we do is re-activation. But we do have some really good investigators. I'll talk about one right now. Its the familia Rocco Perez. Theres Ximena and David, the parents, and they have 5 kids. They're an interesting case though. So Ximena, the mom, used to be a testigo de jehova (jehovahs witness). She was one for like 20 years. She was married to a man who was also a testigo. They had three kids, Maria Jose, Marcella, and Valerie. But then they got divorced and Ximena remarried to David (the current spouse). He was not a jehovahs witness so she was excommunicated for that. So shes been married to David for a while now and they have had two more kids. Thus 5 in total, 3 from the first marriage and 2 from the new one. They are a really amazing family. I got here after they had been taught for about 3 months or so, so they were very far along. Ximena has an amazing knowledge of the gospel and is super interested, as is David. They are getting baptized this Sunday! We asked them to be baptized last week in the beginning of the week, because it was obvious that they were ready. Ximena and David both said they would, but the other two kids that are old enough to be, said no. We´re now talking to them more. It was really cool though, because after they said they would, Ximena bore her testimony about how she knows that this is the Lords church. She told us about the first Missionaries that found them and how it was 10 minutes to 10 and they were headed home but decided to knock on one more house, which was this families. She told us how she knew that this was the Lords hand in their lives that the missionaries decided to knock on that one more house. So that was a super spiritually uplifting experience. So theyre getting baptized this Sunday so that will be super exciting.
  All of our other investigators are really good too. We´re working with a lot of familys that are inactive that have kids that haven't been baptized so we´re working on reactivating them and baptizing. But other than that thats the most exciting news. We´re teaching a lot though.

But yeah, that's about all for now. I'm absolutely loving the work here and I love Chile. Church is true. Til next time!

¡¡Lots of love!!
Elder Aaron Mayberry

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Elder Mayberry is in Chile!!!!

I'm here! How exciting it is to finally be here in Chile. I have so much I want to say, I don't even know where to start! Ok, so I guess I´ll start from the beginning and talk about the flight and travel and such, then my first day, then I´ll tell you all about Chile, and finally a basic day in the life of me here in good ole Chile.

Ok, so we left the MTC and did all our flying and what not and I called you guys and such. Then we got on the plane to Santiago and that was a loooong flight. I tried to sleep and did sleep a bit, like an hour then wake up then another hour and so on and so forth. Definitely wasn't the best sleep i´ve had in my life. Anyway...then we landed in Santiago! Hallelujah, I was excited that I was finally here. So we landed and took our cary on and stuff to customs where you pay a fee to get your visa. Its $131. The church gave us this money while we were in the MTC, but the problem is that customs only takes bills that are ridiculously perfect haha. So some of the ones had crease or were a little worn or whatever so I couldn't use them, hence I used my ATM card there. I´m going to deposit the cash that I have today so no need to worry. Anyway, after that we went and got all our bags and what not and met up with the Mission president and his assistants at the airport. President is an amazing guy. He´s super excited to be here in Chile and to be working with the missionaries. He´s always so happy to see us. So we met them and waited for all 18 of us to get to that point. The sister misionary in our group forgot that you couldn't take food/meat products into the country even though we had to sign a paper and stuff saying that we didn't have any....but she did hah. So it took a long time for her and we all had to wait for like half an hour maybe more til that got worked out. Then we headed off to the MIssion presidents home. The car ride was like 30-45 mins. and was a nice scenic tour of Santiago. This city is gigantic. Im gonna try and provide pictures so you can see. Anyway, I´ll talk more about the city and stuff later. So we got to the MIssion Presidents house and had a small snack and had interviews and had a new missionary orientation where we got assigned our new companions and got assigned to our area. My companion is Elder Hastings. He´s from Redondo Beach and he´s been in the field for 7 months, so 9 months in the mission total. He´s a good trainer. Anyway, after that President talked to us for a little more and then we were off to start the work. We were headed to our zone, Puente Alto, with our sector being Puente Alto 2. So we had to take a bus to the metro then the metro to our zone and then another bus to our pensión (apartment). The total trip was like an hour and a half or so. Prety boring but then again it was very interesting because I was actually in Chile! Yup. So we eventually got there and immediately after we went to lunch at the house of the Presidenta de la Sociedad de Socorro (relief society). That was good. Nothing scary or anything haha. After lunch we went and bought all the food/stuff I was gonna need for the upcoming week. That took about an hour or so and then after that we met up with our ward mission leader, Cesar, who is amazing. He´s a RM of about 6 years or so I believe but he is super excited to be able to help out with misionary work. Anyway, after that we actually went around and did some teaching and stuff. And that was our first day. Very exciting.

Now to talk about the exciting stuff haha, Chile! So, for starters, Santiago is absolutely huge. Theres about 6 million people in the city, and our mission covers like 3 million...so like half the city of Santiago to 150 missionaries. My zone is called Puente Alto. There's like 9 or 10 zones here and each zone has sectors. Mine is Puente Alto 2. Puente Alto is about a 4 our of 10 on the scale of poorness here in Santiago. The mission president lives in an area that is really nice, it looks just like home there. Puente Alto is a different story though haha. It is definitely not like dirt poor, but the people here dont have very much money. The houses and stuff are usually small and dirty and stuff like that. But I love it here. The people are amazing. Our apartment is alright. Haha, the missionaries that live with us, one companionship, and my comp say that its a fairly nice apartment but I dunno about that one hah. They have more experience than me though so they know whats good and what's not. We are only there to sleep and get ready in the mornings though so it doesnt matter too much. Ok, I´m gonna talk about my daily schedule and talk about CHile and culture and all that good stuff at the same time.

We wake up at 7:30 here! Haha, we dont have to wake up at 6:30 because the people stay out later here in CHile. They still say buenas tardes (good afternoon) at 8 at night! But yeah, we wake up at 7:30 then we do our exercises and get ready for the day. At 9 we do our personal study, at 10 we do companionship study, at 11 we do language study, and then at 12/12:30 we finally leave the pensión. Much later than most missions I think. From 12-1:30 we either follow up on appointments or knock doors, which I´ll talk about a little more later. Then we eat lunch! Lunch is the big meal here. They eat huge meals for lunch and then don't eat again til like 9 or 10 at night and that is a small meal. They call that once (ohn-say). But yeah. LUnch lasts for an hour and a half. The food here is fairly normal. I havent encountered anything bizarre or anything yet. I dont think there is anything like really awful here, thank goodness. For my first lunch, we had some good soup, which was like chicken noodle. I thought that it was a good lunch and was satisfied cuz it was a big bowl, but then the lady took the bowls and brought out the real meal! It was a huge plate of rice and chicken haha. I struggled but I eventually finished it all. It is gonna take some time to get used to the portions here haha. But then after that there's always some form of dessert, and my first dessert was....of course....assorted fruits and yogurt. Im proud to say that I ate it all with no problems! It was prety funny though, it caught me off guard. But yeah, no problems. Meals I´ve had since then have been lots more rice, different kinds of meats, and basically thats it so far. No potatoes yet, which has surprised me. Yesterday was my hardest lunch yet haha because the rice we had, had tons of vegetables in it! I tried as hard as I could and ate as much as I could but I could NOT eat it all. So when the lady left the room I put the remainder of it on my comps plate and he finished it for me HAH. Pretty funy stuff. So yeah, thats food here. After lunch we either knock doors or go to our appointments or check up on investigators for the remainder of the day. So our day really doesnt begin til like 3 haha. But we go til 10, which is when we have to be back in the pensión. All the houses here have gates on them. They way you knock doors is you go up to the gate and yell "Hallo"(pronounced ah-lo). Kind of like a modified hello. But then the people come out and you talk to them and such. We knock doors for about 2 hours out of the day and the rest is for following up on investigadrs and teaching. Then we go back to the pensión at 10 and plan for tomorrow and get ready for bed and write in our journals and go to bed at 11:30. Oh yeah, we dont have a time for dinner so when we get back to the pensión at night we just snack til bedtime. And this is the day in the life of me. Oh yeah, p'-day is monday for me

I have lots more to say about chile though so im just gonna do a random assortment of facts and stuff about my life here, the culture, all that good stuff.

-We walk everywhere. Its a ton of exercise, which I need, but its more walkng than I´ve ever done before haha. Our sector isn't huge, but its a good distance walk from one side to the other. Oh yeah, not to mention the fact that our pensión is in a different sector (puente alto 3) because we are the only missionaries in our sector and the guys in that sector who share the pensión with us are the only ones in there. So its about a 15 min. walk just to get to our sector everyday haha.
-DOGS. There are dogs everywhere. Then just run wild and free. Hundreds of dogs haha. I love it. Its always entertaining to just watch the dogs and stuff as we walk from place to place. My comp said that he's seen two dogs get hit by cars and stuff though cuz there's so many.
-There are three main ways of transportation here. Taxi, la micro, and the metro. La micro is the buses. People have cars too but a majority of people just walk from place to place. As do we haha.
-Being a south american country, CHile gets stuff a lot later than us haha. One example, a big thing here in music is guns n roses. And a lot of the younger generation, like the high school kids, have strange hair styles that are like a mullet in all kinds of different ways. Pretty funny.
-We only speak Spanish. Very little English. I only use English to ask my companion how to say something or if I dont know how to say something in Spanish. That is how you learn though. But im trying to speak mostly only spanish to practice and practice and practice. I have already learned a lot.
-Spanish here in Chile is very lazy and hard to understand at times. It all depends on the person though. Some people I understand perfectly clearly while others i can barely catch every other word. An example of the laziness-the people don't usually pronounce the "s" if its at the end of the sentence or at all haha. Hasta luego becomes hata luego. Nosotros becomes nosotro. And mas o menos becomes maomeno. It can be very confusing. They also take out the "d"s. Estoy ocupado becomes estoy ocupao. Also a confusing thing but I'm catching on. The Chilenos also have their own vocabulary too that's different from other places so I´m trying to learn that. Its funny cuz when you hear a word for the first time and study it then you hear it all the time after that. I'm doing good with the vocabulary though so thats good. Another thing they do here is add the suffiz "po" at the end of a word or sentence for extra emphasis. This they do a ton. They say things like sípo or nopo. Its fun to catch it. I just wonder how long it'll be til I start using it without realizing haha.
-Theres basically a store on every street. Like a little store thing that people convert part of their house into. Its nice cuz if we´re ever thirsty thers always something nearby. They don't have any American sodas but Coke and sprite, but the chilean sodas are pretty good.

-Oh yeah, the money conversion here is about 500ish chilean pesos to the dollar. So their money values are usually really high for stuff. I'm still adjusting to that and figuring out how much stuff costs and whatnot. For example my groceries, which wasn't very much stuff, was like 12000 pesos.
-Something I think is weird is how they have their milk haha. It all comes in boxes, not in cartons or the gallon containers we have. And they last a long time as long as you dont open them. Oh yeah, they sell drinks in huge sizes. They start at like a small size for like one person but then the next biggest size is like 1.5 liters with a 2 and 2.5 liter sizes. I think thats pretty funny.
- Here they use like propane to heat stuff instead of electricity. So like there are trucks that go around selling propane tanks and you can hear them from far away because they have like a recording playing thrgouh a megaphone on top of the car. Kinda of like the ice cream man but gas...
-They do time in military time haha. They say like 9 o clock but when they write it its 21:00

Hm, theres so much to talk about i can't remember it all haha but this is all I got for now. I´ll try to remember other things to write in my next email. Be sure to ask me any questions if you have them!

Im so happy to be here in Chile and am having tons of fun and an amzing time preaching the gospel. I absolutely love it here. Its so much better than sitting in the mtc and stuff. I am so excited to do this for the next 22ish months. Its going to be amzing!

Oh yeah, we are allowed to use gmail here and everyone says that it is easier to use and faster so please change that on the website or what not. Also youll have to help grandpa again to make sure that he can get these emails.

Til my next email!
Lots of love,
Elder Aaron Mayberry

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Elder Mayberry is in Santiago Chile !

First letter from Santiago Chile.

Dear Brother and Sister Mayberry,

We are happy to report the safe arrival of your son, Elder Mayberry, to the Chile Santiago East mission. We feel blessed to be working here together. Please know that we consider your son to be a member of the Chile Santiago East Mission family. Please know of our love for you and for Elder Mayberry. May the Lord bless you for the sacrifices you are making to make this mission service possible.

With love,
President and Sister Laycock
PS We have attached a picture of us at the mission home on the day of your son's arrival.
Enjoy browsing our mission website, just click on the following link: www.santiagomissioneast.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

DONE!! (at the MTC)

Hello everyone!
  This is such an exciting time. I get to leave here in six days!! The time has flown by so fast here its crazy. I can't believe its my last opportunity to email while here in the United States. Thats a pretty crazy thought.
  Well this past week has been pretty good. Kinda boring though because we're all just waiting to get out of here, haha. Well hosting was fun again, a friend from BYU came so we've seen him around a couple times. Another friend was supposed to come but he didnt show up so we dunno what happened with him. Mauricio asked some people and they said he wasn't gonna report til november....pretty weird. We get to host again tomorrow so I'm very happy about that. Oh yeah, and our enjoyment of having the room to ourselves is gone after tomorrow because we are getting brand new roommates that report tomorrow. Oh well.
  Spanish is good. I feel pretty confident that I will be able to understand at least a majority of what the people of Chile say haha. But then again who knows. I wont know til I actually get the on monday. I've been listening to like conference talks in spanish and I can pretty much understand all that is said so I figure that's a pretty good indicator. Also we've been taught by some of the native guys and I can understand all of what they say so I have hope. Hopefully that all isnt crushed on Monday though haha.
  Oh, pretty interesting story. So we teach a volunteer person every saturday as practice and this past Saturday we taught a guy that only spoke Spanish. So it was basically what it was going to be like when I get out into the field. Well the experience was humbling haha. We could've done so much better. I think we're all just so sick of teaching not real people though. That'll all change REAL soon though, thank goodness.
  Oh yeah, so my flight plans. I report to the travel office here at 11:30am on October 5th, monday. Then we head to salt lake and my flight is at 3:00pm. We fly from Salt lake to dallas and have a 3 hour layover there.
  Our dallas plane leaves at like 9:30 or somethign at night and we fly all the way down to Santiago Chile and land there at 7:40 in the morning. So we fly all night. I'm thankful for that, but I just hope that I will be able to sleep during the long flight and not be so nervous/anxious/excited that I won't be able to. Who knows. All I know is that it's gonna be a loooonng flight.
  I have grown so much here already its crazy. My spanish is a billion times better than it was previously(thank goodness). But I have seen myself grow so much spiritually here its insane. This has by far been the best choice I have made of my life and I know that it is one of the most important. I know that this is where I am supposed to be, here as a missionary, about to go preach the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Santiago. I cannot wait to go do that and see esxactly how much this gospel can bless peoples' lives. I know that this church is true, with all of my heart. There is not one doubt that I know that this is Christ's church here on the earth again today. I know that Jospeh Smith was a prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book and while I've been here its been amazing to see how much it influences your life when you study it so much. It is one of the greatest books on the planet. I am so thankful that Jospeh Smith had the question of which church was true and that he had the faith to kneel down and pray to ask God, and that in the events that transpired after him seeing God the Father and Jesus Christ, that this church was established. I just wanted to let you all know that I have a testimony of the truthfulness of this church and this work that I am about to embark on and that I am SO excited to be able to bring people unto our Savior Jesus Christ.
  Thank you all for all the support you have given me here, it truly means the world to me.
Well, this is all for now. Till I'm in Chile!!!!!
Elder Aaron Mayberry