Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Week 63

This week I got to go to a meeting with Hermana Llanera for the new missionaries and it made me think back to when I first started my mission. I look back and am amazed at the changes I have had in such a short time and it makes me feel so grateful that I chose to come out here. I have realized what I am capable of doing and I have come to confide in the Lord during the times I feel like quitting. I know that I will be coming home a completely different person with a completely different perspective of life.
In this meeting one of the senior missionaries began explaining that the mission is going to be incredibly hard and was kind of preparing them for what would be ahead. He then began to cry and read my new favorite scripture that says, "Fear not, for they that be with us are more than they that be with them." 2 Kings 6:16
I have never been more sure of anything than this... That God lives and is more powerful than all the evil combined. I know that if we choose God, we will win every time. For those going through hard times this week, KEEP GOING. They that are with us are greater than those with them.
I love you all and ask that you pray for the missionaries around the world. Especially for those in Santiago West mission. Or especially for me..haha
Hermana Allie Beardall


Week 62

I am here again in the cyber and feel so grateful for another week I had in the mission. This week Hermana Grover was super sick so we took turns staying home with her and leaving with her companion to work. Grover and I sat and talked the whole day Wednesday and I really just feel so grateful to have found a best friend in the mission. God knows us and what we need and I really feel like being with Hermana Grover again was an answer to my prayers.
My companion and I were dying laughing this week because we are in Talagante which is the country but yet all of our investigators are Haitians. Usually all of the Haitians are in Santiago where there are lots of opportunities for work and its super uncommon to have them living so far out. I know they are here and we are here for a reason. They have become like my family and I love them so dang much. This week we were able to talk with the leaders from the ward and we got them clothes, food, and a member even gave them a television. I loved seeing the ward and missionaries work together. That's how it needs to be! I hope you're all helping the missionaries in your wards because its hard work and we can't do it alone. 
I know without a doubt God will bless you for your sacrifices to help the missionaries out.
In Luke chapter 5 it talks about a few of the apostles who were fishing but having little to no success.
Vs 5:Master we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing, nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net
(a lot of times as missionaries we feel like we are failing and have very little success)
vs 6: and when they had done this(let down their nets) they enclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake(they went out to work again and caught so many that the nets couldn't even hold them)
vs 7: and they beckoned unto their partners(THE MEMBERS) which were in the other ship that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships so much that they began to sink.
I know we will have so much success in bringing Gods children unto Him if we forsake all and follow Him by working together in His vineyard. 
Love Hermana Beardall
5 of my 8 companions!!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Week 61

This week was a doosie. Saturday we left the house super excited to go invite everyone out to church and were having lots of success in the morning. We call Saturday our GAME DAY  and we were determined to get 4 or 5 people out to church. After inviting one of the families we were teaching, we were heading to another appointment when some man stopped us to talk to us. He looked super nice and professional so we thought it was a miracle and he was going to tell us he wanted to hear more about our message or something. Immediately he started attacking our beliefs and started making horrible jokes-comments about our gospel. I was furious and I am not going to lie, he shook me up for a second. But then I took a step back and thought who was behind this. The adversary saw the success we were having and was not pleased with that. He wanted us to doubt, to be discouraged, and to overall quit. But we didn't. We said a quick prayer and then kept going. On Sunday we were able to have the 4 people in the church that we wanted and I know it was a blessing for enduring that day. I know this church is true without a doubt in my mind. I know God loves us and hates to see us suffer.. But He loves to watch us grow which almost always requires suffering. I love you all and hope you have a great week and a good Valentines Day tomorrow. I know I sure will.. We are ordering pizza and are probably going to listen to hymns or something. haha

Love, Hermana Beardall

Chilean Pride

Week 60

This week we had transfers and I am staying in Talagante another 6 weeks with my hija. I am super stoked to have more time here and just try to bless the lives of others. Also I am pumped to be with Hermana Llanera for more time. She's so dang cute.
Yesterday was awesome because Matias received the priesthood and received a calling as Ward pianist.  I really don't think there is anything better than watching someone progress in this góspel. Matias since his baptism has finished the Book of Mormon and told us he wants to serve a mission. I am so incredibly thankful for every one of these converts and the things they have taught me. They are my biggest examples.
I really love this country and I love sharing the góspel with the people in this country. I know without a doubt that I am here in this time for a purpose and know that angels are watching over me. I ask that you will all pray for Chile this week with the fires and also pray for the Little Hermana serving here in Chile..
Hermana Beardall
Helaman 5:12

I love Hermana Llanera!




Week 59

Such a tragic week here in Chile. For those who haven't heard anything.. A huge part of the south of Chile is burning leaving people homeless and some who have lost loved ones. One of the firefighters who died lives in my sector, I talked to his wife before! Talagante did a huge ceremony to show appreciation for what he did. This past week has made me realize how much I truly love Chile, it really has been so hard to see this country suffer. We are living in perilous times.. Every time a catastrophe happens it reminds me that we are living in the last days. I was thinking the other day, "If Christ came tomorrow would I be ready?" the answer is a huge no.. I still have so much to do and so much to repent of. I really think that during these last days of trial and tribulation, we need to confide in God more than ever and try to be way better than we are right now.
I know God loves us and wants what is best for us. I know His plan for us is perfect and will guide us right back to Him if we choose to follow it. I know without a doubt that Christ will come again and only hope I will  be ready when He does.
"This life is the time for men to prepare to meet God (Alma 34:32) Are we preparing? What if the day of His coming were tomorrow? If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow. what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue? What accounts would we settle? What forgiveness's would we extend? What testimonies would we bear? If we would do those things then, why not now?"

On another note.. I love my companion so dang much. She cooks the best food, makes me cry laughing every second, and teaches me every day. I cant imagine what my life would be like without this little Philippina. Also Hermana Grover is the best. I cant believe we are together again. The mission is truly the best thing ever. 
See you all soon
Hermana Allie Kay Beardall 
 Hermana Grover

Hermana Llanera

San Antonio

The Crew

Famalie Alvarez Groves

Dr. Pepper!