Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Its official! Im the last of my MTC group. All will be back in their homes by tomorrow night or friday morning. I am the last of my kind, the last airbender, the John of the primitive apostles, the Moroni of the Lehi 249 MTC group haha!! But as Christ said in the new testament, let the dead bury their dead. Im so pumped for these future weeks! 

And President Barrieros struck again. We showed up to the last mission meeting all expecting to be nurtured by his testimony and all when out of nowhere he stands up and says "I love the time of Brigham Young as a missionary, thats why I have some surprise Brigham Young changes for certain missionaries!! You will have 1 day to pack, and on Wednesday you will head off to your next sector. Elder Pomar, you have transfers to San Antonio as Zone Leader!"

Me and Elder Weaver were dumbstruck. It was so out of the blue that I didnt know what to say. I had been so little time in Primo de Rivera, I was sure that it would be my last sector. But at the same time, I was sooooo happy. Its always been my dream finish my mission in San Antonio, and God knew my heart! Im gonna be with my 4th brazilian companion, Elder Moura and another missionary from Costa Rica called Elder Montero. Ill be able to do divisions in El Quisco where I served over a year ago, and in Cartagena to visit my non member uncle. There are so many special reasons why I know that this change is divinely inspired. Im gonna have to take a bus to San Antonio in the next few hours, so here we go to new adventures!! 

President gave us 1hr 30 min to write our families today, so finally I´ll be able to go more in depth about my week and mission. Here we go:

My last sector, Primo de Rivera, was so much fun. Elder Weaver and I got along real well. Every morning we just got up, studied and went to work, talking with everyone in the streets. The chileans are so funny. Many of them do not believe in God or have a very personalized concept of him, and so you know right away who wants to listen and who no. Ive learned to just laugh at rejection, something thats helped me alot. Some people just give the randomest excuses for why they cant listen, especially in the apartment blocks. We just talk and talk and knock doors until someone lets us in.  We found a lot of people that are so close to being baptized. 

And last thursday we had a fun time. It was the trunkiest day of my mission. It didnt phase me so much but everyone in my group practically keeled over. We went to the temple, received instructions as a missionary group to get married, and then went to President Barrieros´ house. We ate and talked about our plans for home and then President had Q and A session with all trunky questions, and then to finish it off we had to go the the airport to take a picture as a group with President Barrieros and his wife. and we all got to watch my friend Elder Farah go through the security checkpoint. Im used to it cause I had to do it hundreds of times as a secretary, but everyone else was groaning as they headed out the van haha! 

On Sunday we all had a reunion to say goodbye to our converts and member friends. Carlos and Daniela are gonna get sealed next month! Im so excited!!! other friends from Nueva San Martin came by as well. But the specialist thing that happened was that my uncle Jenaro Pomar came. We laughed and talked for while. Then I gave him an assignment: Read Moroni 10 and pray to know that this is the true church. I invited him to baptism, and he accepted with the condition that he felt from God his answer. I promised him that I would go to the south just to baptize him, and to this day, I am praying that this miracle can happen. My family has known about the church for more than 20 years. I humbly pray that now can be the moment when they come to the truth.

I love being a missionary. You never feel so special, with so much spiritual power. Its unreal. The more I realize that I am nothing, the more the Lord empowers me. I am an authorized ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ with the mission to find, teach and baptize so that all may partake of the Lords saving grace. Pray for me these last weeks so that I might work with all my heart might mind and strenght. May God bless you all!!


Elder Pomar

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hey Hey everybody! how’s everything stateside? It’s been a great and crazy week here in Primo de Rivera.

We started an initiative in the zone where we have to talk to 10 people in the street a day. Its really funny, because I feel like the people here get so nervous when we get around them because they don’t want to talk to us, and so when we just say hi to them out of the blue they just don’t know how to process the fact that a foreigner is talking to them about Jesus Christ on the street. We find all sorts of people. You know right away if someone wants to talk to you or not. 

We saw a cool blessing with this principle. We were walking down a street and we just contacted a young family on a whim, and asked if we could share a message of Jesus Christ with them in their house. and they said YES!!! We walked a block to their home and we found out that the husband is a less active member of the church, and that his mother is an active member of the neighboring ward. The wife isn’t a member, but has had a lot of contact with the church, and is really receptive. Cool things that happen when you talk with everyone!!

Another cool thing about this sector is that I had done division’s here right when I started my mission. I´ve found 2 investigator families that I had found over a year and a half ago in divisions. For something God sent me back here!

We`ve had great activities as a ward and as a zone. Time keeps flying, and we keep working. Knocking doors, teaching investigators, and inviting all to come unto Christ. Its great to be here. Love you all, and see you next week!

Elder Pomar

Monday, June 13, 2016

Yeah, it’s a pretty funny story. Near our house, there is a guy who delivers sushi, and every time a missionary comes in divisions to my sector, we always order. The sushi guy arrived at the most inconvenient time possible: right in the middle of a call with one of our district leaders. So while I was listening to our district leader on the phone, I had go out, get the sushi, pay for it, and while I was trying to pour the soy sauce into a cup, I squeezed the bag too hard and it exploded over everything: all while I was talking with the district leader. I sure learned my lesson! Never doing that again haha!

We´re doing great here in the sector. I just love this place. Its one of the funnest sectors I´ve had. We´ve been having a lot of meetings with the missionaries in preparation to help the mission for the transition of the new mission president. We had Divisions with the assistants the other day (who just happens to be a friend from my MTC group). And its been raining. but rain or shine, let’s ride! That’s about it for this week. See you around!!

Elder Pomar

Monday, June 6, 2016

Im Alive and well. I had to take a self reliance course during p-day since the rest of my group is going home in a few weeks, and it took up alllll p-day. Enjoy the pictures I sent!!!


Elder Pomar