Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Here we are at the conclusion of another thrilling week of the Chile Santiago Best mission. With highs and lows, and leaps and falls, and balling up the whole zone of Olimpo. Yeah, it’s pretty great here. ;)

I can basically speak Portuguese now! Its really funny cause sometimes I’m talking with Elder Ferreira and when I go to speak to someone else I forget to speak Spanish. I don’t happen often, but it’s really funny when it does. We always heckle each other when one of us unconsciously begins to "Portuñol" 

This week has been a week of a lot of growth opportunities. I’m learning a lot more how to love and take care of the missionaries under my charge. We’ve had various challenges we´ve had to fix with health, but our spirit is still unbreakable. I really admire the faith of the missionaries I serve. 

Here are a few miracles:

The other day I was taking money out of the atm with the mission prepaid card, and I made a rookie mistake. But not just any rookie mistake, THE rookie mistake. I took my money and left the card placed in the machine. I got back home, and realized it. I started freaking out, when the secretaries called me: " Elder Pomar, you must be really blessed, because we just saw something that never happens. A lady came to the office and told us 'one of your mormons forgot their card in the atm.' and gave us your card. Come pick it up at the office next preparation day"

That was a straight up miracle. We had been working hard that week, but we hadn’t seen the results we wanted. Blessings for obedience are much more diverse than new investigators and baptisms

Last Monday, President challenged us to find one new investigator before lunch. We talked with everyone, but no one let us in. When the hour came, we went to look for our lunch and the house of a Sister to eat lunch back at our house. Then I got a crazy Idea: were not gonna eat lunch until we enter a house. So we started tracting with lunch in hand. We knocked a door that we had knocked 10 times before, and out came a young man. He saw me and said "hey! you remember me?" Turns out that it was a guy that I had contacted over A YEAR AGO in Los Libertadores. He moved here a few months ago. He let us in and we taught him and his mom. God gave us a miracle! It all begins with the exercise of faith.

Love you all! Keep going! Keep the commandments, have charity, and read the book of mormon

Elder Pomar

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hey My Friends!!

AGH!!!! None of these computers read my camera!!!! I’m gonna try something different. I’m gonna buy a SD card reader and try and bypass the lack of software. Hopefully that will work. Sorry for the lack of pictures :(

Anyways, todays been a good day! I had laid off the sports for a while to try and let my knee get a little better. 3 months straight with no soccer. I was so sad, but now I’m back in action! We also played basketball. That was the first time in a year that I’ve played basketball with missionaries, but I was still getting buckets!!

Now the most important thing, I love the mission!  You honestly make such great friends here! I love my ward. My ward mission leader, my bishop, and Danny are some of my best friends here in Chile. I love these guys! It’s been such a pleasure working in Nueva San Martin. It’s a great place to be. I feel like Alma sometimes. In Ammonihah there were times when no one accepted him, but in spite of everything he found 1 soul (Amulek) that converted in one of his best friends and loyalist mission companions. Everything is worth it.

I love feeling the spirit. You feel it so much in the mission if you let it into your life. I love the feeling of teaching a lesson and just feeling a wave of calm come over me. It’s incredible. I’ve learned really well that you just gotta get out of the way! 

They had the groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepcion Chile temple the other day! We got to watch it and it was really neat! Were so happy for the members in the south that they will finally have a temple. It’s a miracle!

I want to give my solemn witness that this is the work of the Lord. God is hastening his work. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Holy Messiah, our Savior, Lord and King. It is only through him that we can experience the peace, happiness, purpose and understanding that we need in this life. The only way we can let him into our lives is by making sacred covenants with him by his holy priesthood, the first of which is baptism. Draw near unto him, and he will draw near unto you.

Love you!

Elder Pomar

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How you all doing? I’ve been super!
These last few days I’ve been sick, and halfway through the day yesterday my voice just got tired out. I had to whisper. It was like I was Batman, or Smeagol, or the Spirit, or a mix of the three :) Nevertheless we are doing good!

The missionaries in my district are machines. I’ve never seen such hardworking missionaries. They inspire me every day to do better. They are having a lot of success. So many prepared people are being baptized in their ward. Now it’s our turn!

In my ward, there is one family of investigators that have my heart. I just love them sooooo much! It’s the Navarro Mellado family. The wife is a less active who was baptized some 4 years ago and the dad has a lot of desires to join the church. We had to stop teaching them 3 months ago because they weren’t progressing, but now we are going all out with them!!! 

I wish I could type faster ha-ha!  
Love you all!!

Elder Pomar

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I got pounded by a long survey that ate up my cyber time. I have 3 minutes. I played soccer for the first time in a long time, which was great!! I love to play. Elder Ferreira really helps and supports me even in the bad times. I have a lot of responsibility, but I cannot complain. I just have to trust in the Lord. The good news is that we´ll be going to the temple to do baptisms on Saturday! We´ll be going with 4 of the new converts. THE MISSION IS AWESOME!! Love you!

Elder Pomar