EMAIL ADRESS/ MISSION ADRESS
FIRST SECTOR: QUILLON/CHILLAN
SECOND SECTOR: ANTARTICA CHILENA/ÑUBLE
THIRD SECTOR: ANDALIEN/ANDALIEN
CURRENTLY: CENTRO ¨A¨/CONCEPCION
Elder Salomon Jaar
Mision Chile Concepcion
O´Higgins 940, Oficina 502
Saturday, June 19, 2010
WORKING AT THE OFFICE IS LOTS OF BUSY WORK!!! BUT IAM GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.....IT HELPS ME STAY FOCUSED AND ON MY TOES!!! I LOVE WORKING IN THIS MISSION!! THIS IS THE BEST MISSION IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! SERIOUSLY!!! DONT HATE!! MY NEW COMP IS ELDER WILDE....WE HAVE BEEN GOOD FRIENDS SINCE WE STARTED THE MISSION AND BEING HIS COMP IS SOMETHING IVE PRAYED FOR A LONG TIME HAHAHA YOU MIGHT THINK ITS A JOKE BUT ITS NOT!!! HE IS AWESOME AND I LOVE HIM LOTS!!! WE HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER AND WE WILL BAPTIZED LOTS TOGETHER AS WELL!!! HERE AT THE OFFICE WE HAVE THE FISCHBECK´S A MARRIED COUPLE THEY ARE THE SECRETARY AND FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND THEY ARE AWESOME!!! THEY JUST MAKES THE OFFICE A SPECIAL PLACE AND HELP SO MUCH AROUND HERE!!! ALSO ELDER ROBERTS AND ELDER GRANT..........THEY ARE A BIG HELP FOR US...WITH OUT ANY OF THIS ELDER AND HERMANA....WE COULD NOT DO ANYTHING IN THIS MISSION!!! ANYWAY HERE ARE SOME PICS OF MY COMP AND I WITH THE FISCHBECK´S ALSO DROPPING OFF WORKMAN................HE IS HOME :( IF YOU ARE READING THIS C-WORK............I LOVE YOU MAN AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH WILDE AND I MISS YOU!!! WE CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU!!! HAHAHAHA OH AND TATIANA CRIES ALL THE TIME FOR YOU HAHAHAHA. BUT NOT JOKE!!! AND THE OTHER PIC IS FROM LEADERSHIP MEETING WITHT HE ZONE LEADERS AND PRESIDENT AND HERMANA CHAVEZ.
Monday, June 14, 2010
ELDER TATE AND I COOKED FOR MARCELAS FAMILY.....JUST A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO THEY WHERE ASKING US WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WE ATE IN OUR COUNTRIES....SO I BUSTED OUT THE FAMOUS TAJADAS CON CARNE MOLIDA!!! TRADITIONAL HONDURAN FOOD....AND MY COMP BUSTED OUT HIS BROWNIES WITH ICE CREAM, HER FAMILY ASKED US TO MAKE IT FOR THEM SO WE DID..... HERE ARE SOME PICS OF THE FOOD THAT NIGHT!!!
ANOTHER TRANSFER HAS COME AND GONE!!! NOW IAM STARTING ANOTHER ONE AND SINCE I HAD BEEN HERE IN ANDALIEN FOR 8 MONTHS I GOT TRANSFERED OUT!! PRESIDENT CALLED ME SUNDAY NIGHT TO TELL ME ABOUT MY NEW SECTOR AND ASSIGNMENT, IAM BEING TRANSFERED REALLY CLOSE TO ANDALIEN, IAM GOING TO ZONE CONCEPCION, SECTOR (CENTRO A) AND I GOT CALLED TO BE AN ASSISTANT. I FEEL REALLY HUMBLED WITH SUCH CALLING AND I UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUD OF IT!! I NEED YOUR PRAYERS, I REALLY HAVE THE DESIRE TO HELP THE MISSIONARIES IN THIS MISSION UNDERSTAND THAT LOVE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.
BECAUSE IAM GOING TO BE IN THE OFFICE NOW MY PDAYS ARE BEING CHANGED TO SATURDAYS!! SO EVERYONE THAT READS THIS AND EMAILS ME............YOU HAVE TO SEND THE EMAIL SO I GET THEM ON SATURDAY!! I WILL NOT BE CHECKING MY EMAIL ON MONDAY ANYMORE CAUSE THAT IS NOT MY PDAY ANYMORE!! REMEMBER THEN.....SATURDAYS!!!
IAM REALLY GRATEFUL TO BE CALLED UP TO SERVE MORE IN DEPTH IN MY MISSION HERE IN CONCEPCION....THIS MISSION IS TRULEY THE BEST MISSION EVER!!! THIS WILL ALSO HELP ME STAY SUPER FOCUSED MY LAST MONTHS HERE IN THE MISSION!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL..............HERE IS A PICTURE OF ELDER WORKMAN (WHO IS FINISHING) WHEN I WALKED INTO THE OFFICE TODAY HE PASSED OVER ALL KEYS, PHONE HAHAHAHA. MY SHOES WILL LAST ME LONGER NOW THAT I WILL BE DRIVING HAHAHA, AND THAT MEANS IAM GOING TO HAVE TO EXERSIZE ALOT MORE NOW THAT I WONT BE WALKING AS MUCH.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME SO I CAN DO WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO DO!!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
2 months have passed since the most special person in my life passed away......oh how i miss him!!! things get tough now, 2 months is a long time being with out you dad!
its the first day with out my convert cesar...i just got back from him funeral, i will miss you also MEN!!!
i was asked to give a talk during the service....everybody says us as missionaries come at the RIGHT TIME!! but its not true at all....cesar came to my life at the right time! i was teaching him when my dad was murdered, when i found myself in the debate of staying or leaving my mission, i went and gave him a lesson and saw the hunger for knowledge and for the message i was bringing into his home!!! that was a huge reason why i stayed!!! i thank God for him.......for his humbleness,his diligence, his obedience, his example, his love, his friendship!!! cesar was one of the converts together with his wife marcela that understood and understand that their love is eternal!!! marcela gave a talk during the service and that all she talked about!!! she kept thanking us all the time.......but iam not worthy of such thanks!! i thank them, i thank god for having them in my life!! cesar, viejo....ahora tu estas con mi padre, y mi padre celestial!! te extraño tanto!! voy a extrañar agarrar tu mano y decirte que sos el men!! que sos el mero mero, el jefe, amigo mio....no sera lo mismo!!! soon we will see each other again!! for now you left us a huge task for us down here, for your wife marcela!! but be calmed cause she knows what enduring to the end means! she has that stuck in her mind and heart so strong that she will not forget!! i promise you i will help her till the end!! sealing you with her and your beautiful daughter javiera!!
what makes true love??? i dont think it just shows up or we start to feel it out of nowhere.....i think true love comes from service....service to the anyone, anyplace, any circumstance!! i think that is why wives love their husbands so much more most of the time!!! because they dedicate their whole lives to serve the person they love!! i want that, i want to serve people everywhere!! and when i have my own eternal family i will serve my beautiful wife and my kids and i will love them, i will cultivate love thru service!! that is a lesson i learned so strong here in the mission. my time in the mission is coming to and end in a couple of months...but the scars that the time here has left will stay with me forever!!! every tear fallen from my eyes has a memory and a thought and its deep in my soul!!! they form part of my testimony!! and sanctify myself thru tears, repentance, sacrament!! endurance is the key!!! its a must!!! i loved seeing cesar endure to the end!! what a perfect example!!! te llevaste el premio viejo!!! pucha si supieras cuanta falta me vas a hacer!!! how much i miss you dad........i plead to the lord constantly to feel you close to me!! around me and influencing me always to do things right!!
i love this gospel....sadness, tears, sorrow, trials, adversity, trials..............come with the package of eternal life!! lets just stick to the iron rod....in the straight and narrow path!!! and soon....sooner then we know we will see the people we love that have past away at the end of this path.....be able to hug them and feel their warmth and their love for us!!!
i love you all, i have learned to say that to everybody and mean it!!! i love you all.......we never know when we leave this earth!!! thats why we must serve, love, give everything every minute of our life, being careful to not break the commandments and always doing our best!!
YESTERDAY WE HAD TWO BAPTISMS, ONE OF YOCELINE AND THE OTHER ONE WAS FROM PAULINA......THEY WHERE BOTH SUPER SPECIAL!!! AGAIN WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH OUR BAPTISMAL FONT!!! NO WATER.....SO WE HAD TO RUN AGAIN TO BARRIO NORTE AND ASK FOR THEIR BAPTISMAL FONT!!! I THANK GOD FOR HAVING THEM HAHAHAHA THEY ARE SUCH GREAT MISSIONARIES AND ARE SO WILLING TO HELP US OUT WITH OUR FONT PROBLEMS!!! PAULINA FINALLY GOT BAPTIZED AFTER SHARING WITH HER FOR 8 MONTHS!!!! SHE WAS SUPER HAPPY CAUSE SHE GOT MARRIED AND BAPTIZED THE SAME WEEK. YOCELIN IS JUST A HUGE EXAMPLE!!! LOVES THE BOOK OF MORMON AND IS EVEN A GREATER EXAMPLE OF DILIGENCE TO ALL OF THE MEMBERS AND GIRLS HER AGE!!! IAM SO THANKFUL TO BE HERE........THIS ARE MIRACLES EVERYBODY!!! EVERY BODY THAT READS THIS BLOG........THIS ARE MIRACLES.....A PERSON CHANGES THEIR LIFE AND GIVES HIMSELF TO THE WILL OF THEIR MAKER!!! I TESTIFY THIS ARE MIRACLES!!!!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
IAM WRITTING ON SATURDAY...NOT CAUSE IAM BEING DISOBEDIENT BUT BECAUSE PRESIDENT ASKED OUR COMPANIONSHIP TO TRADE OUR P-DAY FOR TODAY SO HE COULD GET SOME ELDERS AND PLAY SOCCER TOGETHER....SO THATS WHY!!! JUST THOUGHT ID LET YOU GUYS NOW.
LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
AT 4:30 AM TODAY (SATURDAY) MY CONVERT WHO HAD BEEN STRUGGLING WITH CANCER FOR SOME MONTHS NOW PASSED AWAY.....CESAR LALUT... I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BETTER EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE AND DILIGENCE TO THE LORD COMMANDMENTS.
I HAD MET CESAR BEFORE BEING SICK, HE WAS AN ATHIEST AND AGNOSTIC, HE ONCE TOLD ME HE DIDNT BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE HE HAD NEVER SEEN HIM AND EVEN ONE TIME WHEN I OFFERED A PRIESTHOOD BLESSING TO HIM HE REJECTED IT SAYING THAT THOSE THINGS DIDNT EXIST. MONTHS LATER HE CALLED FOR US AND ASKED FOR A BLESSING AND THAT DAY AS MY COMP AND I LAYED OUR HANDS AND GAVE HIM A HEALTH BLESSING THRU THE RIGHT AUTHORITY HE STARTED TO LISTEN TO OUR MESSAGE....NOT JUMPING TWO FEET IN THOUGH, AS HE WAS LISTENING TO US HE LISTENED TO THE CATHOLICS, EVANGELICS....STUDIED ALL THREE RELIGIONS FOR A LAPS OF 3 WEEKS AND THEN MADE HIS DECISION. I STILL REMEMBER THAT NIGHT WHEN HE TOLD ME HE WANTED TO BE BAPTIZED! I WALKED IN AND HE SAID OUT LOUD WHILE WE WHERE ALL LAUGHING...I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO SAY...IN HIS SHAKY VOICE AND WITH BREATHING PROBLEMS, HE SAID: I WANT TO BE BAPTIZED IN THE MORMON CHURCH, CAUSE I KNOW THRU THE SPIRIT THAT IS THE TRUE CHURCH...TEARS ROLLED DOWN HIS FACE AND WE ALL LOOKED AT HIS WIFE FOR A RESPONSE....NOT EVEN 30 SECONDS LATER SHE SAID...SO DO I, I WAS JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO SAY IT FIRST!! WE TAUGHT THEM BOTH THAT DEATH COULD NOT SEPARATE THEM AND THAT THEIR LOVE COULD BE ETERNALLY ENTWINED!! THEY BELIEVED IT AND WANT IT WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS.... CESAR ONLY MADE IT TO CHURCH AROUND 5 TIMES, THEN HE FELL SICK...BUT HE WOULD ALWAYS SHOW ME SO MUCH!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MAN PRAY AS MUCH AS HIM, OR BE SO WILLING TO DO WHATEVER GOD HAD IN STORE FOR HIM WITH OUT WHINNING.....THE TRUTH IS THAT CESAR WAS ALMOST PERFECT BECAUSE HE DIED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER HIS BAPTISM AND HE TRULY DID STRIVE TO KEEP EVERY SINGLE COMMANDMENT DOWN TO THE T!! I WAS WITH HIM HOURS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY...HE RECOGNIZED HIM IN HIS STATE OF AGONIZING, AND HE SAID ELDER....THE SPIRIT WILL COME AND GET ME!!! AND I SAID...YES THE SPIRIT WILL GUIDE YOU TO WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO NOW!! AND THEN HE SAID...AMI MISTAKEN IN THINKING THAT?? I SAID NO! AND HE SAID...I HAVE DONE THE BEST I COULD AND I KNOW THE SPIRIT IS IN ME. LATER ON HE PASSED AWAY.
AT THIS TIME I THINK BACK AND PONDER IN HOW MANY LOVED ONES IVE LOST SERVING THE LORD....MY GRANDMA, CECILIA (CONVERT), DANIEL (CONVERT), MARCIA (LIKE A MOM TO ME IN MY SECOND SECTOR), MY DAD, AND CESAR (CONVERT), 5 PEOPLE IN TOTAL, I DONT UNDERSTAND ALL THINGS AND I CERTAINLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHY IVE HAD TO GO THRU SO MANY HEARTACHES AND SORROWS DURING MY MISSION....EXPERIENCING THE LOSS OF THIS PEOPLE HAVE TRIED MY LOVE FOR THIS WORK AND MY DILIGENCE AND MY TESTIMONY!!! I DONT UNDERSTAND....BUT I HAVE REALIZED I DONT HAVE TO ASK WHY! I JUST NEED TO BE FAITHFUL AND STAY STRONG IN THE ROCK OF MY FAITH, IN JESUS THE CHRIST AND I KNOW HE WILL LET ME KNOW THE REASONS WHEN IAM READY.... I GUESS THE MOTTO OF JOSEPH SMITH COMES INTO PRACTICE...WHEN GOD TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING.....JUST DO IT!!! IAM WILLING TO GO THRU ANYTHING FOR MY TESTIMONY AND AFTER ALL THAT IVE GONE THRU...I DOUBT THERE WILL BE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL MAKE ME WEAK IN MY TESTIMONY!!! I HAVE LEARNED TO GROW AND MATURE AND EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DOCTRINE THAT THE GOSPEL HAS TO OFFER. IAM GRATEFUL FOR THIS TRIALS.........AND EVEN THOUGH I WET MY PILLOW AT NIGHT FOR THIS PEOPLE AND ASK GOD WHAT HE WANTS ME LEARN FROM THIS....MY FAITH IS INMOVABLE AND INMUTABLE IN WHAT I TEACH!!! THE TEST DOSENT COME IN DIENG BUT IN LIVING THIS LIFE!!! ITS HARD BUT I HAVE COME TO REALIZE IN THIS PAST TWO MONTHS WHO MY REAL FRIENDS ARE AND I WILL HOLD THEM CLOSE TO MY HEART!!! I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE............THERE IS NO REASON TO SAY NAMES....WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT I COULD GO THRU ANYTHING AND FEEL LOVED AND SAFE, AND UPLIFTED!!!
THIS IS TRUE, THE GOSPEL IS TRUE, THIS CHURCH IS TRUE, THE ATONEMENT IS TRUE, THE PLAN OF SALVATION IS TRUE, ETERNAL FAMILIES CAN BE, I TESTIFY OF THIS BECAUSE MY HEART REJOICES IN THIS DOCTRINES AND PRINCIPLES AND GIVE ME REASONS TO LIVE AND HOPE!!!
LOVE YOU ALL.
PS... PICS OF THE LAST DINNER I HAD WITH CESAR AND HIS FAMILY ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK. AND SOME OF HIS BAPTISM!!!
ONE OF OUR INVESTIGATORS, PAULINA GOT MARRIED ON THURSDAY MORNING, SHE ASKED MY COMP AND I TO BE HER WITNESSES I WAS HERS AND MY COMPS WAS HER HUSBANDS!! IT WAS AWESOME!!! HAHAHA SHE IS THE BEST....SHE IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS SUNDAY (TOMORROW) AND SHE ASKED ME TO BAPTIZE HER!! PAULINA USED TO BE SUPER ADVENTIST BUT HER 7 MONTH TEACHING PROCESS HAS BEEN GREAT AND SHE HAS GAINED A STRONG TESTIMONY OF THE RESTORED GOSPEL, WITH MY COMP WE MADE SURE SHE UNDERSTOOD EVERY SINGLE STEP OF IT TILL SHE FELT IT DEEP WITHIN HER SOUL!!! SHE UNDERSTANDS THE ATONEMENT, AND THE REMISSION OF SINS THRU IT!!! I TESTIFY TO EVERYONE THAT READS THIS POST THAT JESUS DID PAY FOR YOUR SINS!!! AND THAT IF WE ATLEAST COMPREHEND THE 10 PERCENT OF WHAT THE ATONEMENT REALLY IS.............ON THAT COMPREHENSION WOULD CHANGE OUR WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE STYLE!!! I LOVE HIM, I LOVE HIS SACRIFICE, AND I LOVE HAVING THE AUTHORITY TO TESTIFY OF HIM AND HIS UNCODITIONAL LOVE. I HAVE FELT HIS FORGIVENESS AND PEOPLE CAN JUDGE AND POINT BUT HE KNOWS MY HEART AND MY DESIRES...THATS WHY HIS APPROVAL IS THE ONLY ONE I LOOK FOR!!