Serving March 2016 - August 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017


26 June 2017

This week was full of a lot of things to do!
Tuesday, we had one of my most favorite lessons ever! We have an investigator named Natalie and we have taught her now three times and on Tuesday she wanted us to come and teach her 15-year-old daughter Catalina! We went with a member who is perfect to be her friend! We decided to teach again the Plan of Salvation with her and her daughter! She helped us explained some of the lesson to her daughter and then we talked about the temples and how important they are to us! She LOVES the temples and began to ask so many questions. She thinks it’s so cool that we do baptisms for the dead!
I then asked them both that when they know these things are true... if they would follow Jesus Christ and be baptized in His true church. Natalie right of the bat said YES... and then after thinking for a little bit her daughter said, “yes, I want to be baptized.” The spirit was so strong and the member that came bore such a beautiful testimony and we were all crying at the end. Nothing better than feeling the spirit with your investigators! So, they are praying to know now! They are amazing. We want to teach the husband but he is always working so that will be our goal this week! Natalie also has a sweet little baby girl, Antonia and she is 3 months old and the cutest thing ever! I love them all so much! I feel like they are my sisters!

Wednesday was the first day of winter here and it RAINED SO MUCH! And the wind was so strong and they canceled all the schools here and everyone felt so bad for us ha-ha but it was fun! We went to our house after District Meeting and our house was shaking! WELCOME WINTER! Blehhhh no me gusta lluvia...

But we found 7 new investigators this week! We found the cutest mom last night with her two little girls... Her husband is a Marine and they are the cutest little family and have pictures all over their wall with their two little girls! She is really welcoming and wants us to come back and teach her and her husband! Her little girl Sofi is 4 and was throwing balloons at my companion while I was talking to Yamisela (the mom) so the next lesson we should bring something to distract Sofi ha-ha.

I think that I’m here to find a lot of people to teach and then when I leave they will all get baptized!! I love finding those that are so very prepared! I love find families! Nothing better! :)

This week I have been thinking a lot about our AGENCY. It is such a gift from our Heavenly Father. He wants us so badly to make the decisions to return to him. He is not going to force us to make correct choices... but He will send the Holy Ghost to guide us! I am so grateful for the way I have used my agency and that I am here on the mission all the way down at the bottom of the world. I’m so glad I use my agency to be happy every day!!!! I love this work so much! I love this Gospel with my whole heart and more... it’s everything to me! Choose the right and be happy! Live the Gospel and do what Heavenly Father asks. I love you all... I can’t believe how fast time is rolling by! Can’t get enough of this work!

-- Hermana Falslev

This is my cute desk area where I receive all the revelation for the investigators
 I had intercambios with Hermana Carter from Salem, Utah this week. She is so funny and awesome! 
 This is where we's literally a box but I love it!
 We went to a place where they sell so much fresh fruit! 

I walk past these houses about every day! I love the old houses here in Chile. Tejuelas are my favorite... Hermana Adams knows how much I love them!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Last Transfer of the Mission is Here

19 June 2017

Wednesday, I spent the last few hours with my sweet Hermana Adams before she left. I cried like a baby and everyone was looking at me wondering why I was crying so much! I felt sadness for a few days not going to lie. It’s the hardest part of the mission saying goodbye to best friends! Hermana Adams was the best and we had so much fun here in the mission and made memories that we will never forget and we found so many people to teach! Man, I love the mission and my amazing companions. I love them all so much!

My new companion is Hermana Cuña from Uruguay (not Paraguay). I am so excited to finally have another Latina companion. She is awesome, calm, and funny! It’s going to be a fun cambio together! She is the oldest of three. She has two little sisters. Her mom is a member and wasn’t active in the church for 18 years until one day her mom felt a desire to go to church again. Hermana Cuña went with her mom that day and fell in love with the church and one month later was baptized and this was when she was 12.
She has such a love for the Gospel and has so much love for the work! I am so excited to be a Sister Training Leader with her! She is going to help the Hermanas so much! Whooo so much excitement up in here!

It rained so much after Hermana Adams left... Puerto Montt was sad she left, along with me! I’m not kidding, the first day with Hermana Cuña it was raining for 24 hours straight!
Our sector is so big now that the Elders left our ward. I am sure that it’s the biggest sector in the mission! So, we have lots of work to do!

We had an amazing lesson with one of our investigators Josefa who is 8. We were asking her about the Plan of Salvation and what we had last taught and she explained the whole lesson to us and it was amazing!! She wants to learn and read and loves what we have to share! Her mom helped her say the last prayer and it was awesome. Her mom also has a lot of questions and it’s so fun to teach them together!

We also had Leaders Conference and I learned so much and felt the spirit so strong. One Elder from Peru ended the Conference and said the most simple, humble prayer and gave thanks for putting the Gospel again on the earth and I don’t know, it just gave me absolute chills! Sometimes the simplest things are the strongest things! President and Hermana Isom are going to Utah for 2 weeks to receive the training they never got ha-ha...
Lots of great things happening! I feel bad cause I don’t have time to talk about all our investigators so I took a picture of my weekly planning so you can see their names at least! They are all so amazing, now we just got to get them progressing and living the Gospel!

I LOVE THE MISSION SOOO MUCH! Thank you for all your love and support!!!!
Enjoy summer!

Hermana Falslev

This is what I do every night.. we come home and I leave my backpack on and write in my journal what happened that day.. I have not missed a single day!!

Today we had nothing to do so we took a bus to the country and walked done a random road and we found this awesome basketball court!!!!! (Thought dad would like to see it!)


Monday, June 12, 2017

A Cookie Miracle!

12 June 2017

This week has been so amazing and with so many emotions. This week one of my very best friends will be going home to California! I had such a fun last week with Hermana Adams! We had a goal of finding 10 new people and ended up finding 9! 

We found 3 new families to teach and had so many amazing lessons! I don’t have time to write about all that happened but I want to share an amazing experience! 

Tuesday, it was raining a lot and we had gone back to our house for a minute after lunch to get a few things. I said the prayer before we left and in my prayer, I asked Heavenly Father to let up know if we should take a taxi to get to our sector or if we needed to walk because it’s about 45 minutes to walk and about 8 minutes in a taxi. As we began walking neither of us had a feeling to take the taxi... So, we walked and walked... for about 30 minutes. At this point we were soaking wet and my umbrella was breaking in half from all the wind and rain. Many cars were passing us because it’s a busy road. When out of nowhere this man pulls off the side of the road and tells us to wait... Hermana Adams didn’t hear him and just kept walking and so I yelled to her to wait! He unlocked the back of his truck (which was a truck of sweets) he gets out two big packs of alfajores for us! I asked him where he was from and what Ward he was from but he just said out of Puerto Montt... He then told us that his son was a missionary as well... We shook his hand and told him thank you and he couldn’t say anything and just began crying and went to go to his truck. We all three felt the spirit so strong and as we walked away we both just started crying and the Spirit filled our hearts so full in that moment. We don’t think that he is a member (yet) and that he felt the Spirit to stop and give us, two soaking and freezing missionaries some cookies! It was such a cool experience and one that we both will never forget. I know that Heavenly Father heard our pray and helped this happen! 

I had to look up what alfajores looked like. Alfajores translate to caramel cookies. Thanks Google.

I just want you all to know that Heavenly Father is listening to your prayers! He knows what you need right now in your lives and He will help us and guide us with the power of the Holy Ghost! I hope you could all understand my story! I will share it better and with all the details when I get home but it was amazing!!! 

Two of the investigators we found are Ximena and Josefa... Josefa is only 8 years old but wants to know about what we share! She is so smart and loves learning about Jesus! 

My new companion will be Hermana Cuña from Paraguay and I am so excited! We shared our Ward with Elders but President took them out so now we will have their sector and our sector… IT’S GOING TO BE CRAZY! Our area will be one of the biggest in the mission...

My heart is broken because my best friend Hermana Adams is going home but I know I will see her again! I love the mission so much! I can’t believe this will be my last transfer here in the mission!!!! Love you all!! 

Hermana Falslev

Monday, June 5, 2017

¡¡Yo se que vive mi Señor!!!

5 June 2017

Wow where do I even start! I think it was one of my favorite weeks here in the mission. We found 5 new people to teach and we truly feel so blessed to be finding people that are so ready to hear our message! I had intercambios with Hermana Bouza from Spain and it was really amazing to get to talk to her and hear her crazy story. She has a Mormon Channel video on her on how institute has blessed her life. You should all look it up, she is a warrior! We were able to have amazing lessons together in my sector! We had a lesson with Yennifer who we have talked to about 4 times... she has been reading what we leave and progressing a lot. She committed to coming to church but Saturday night after trying to call her she texted us and said she wouldn’t be coming with and that’s okay, I know she will come in her due time!

We also have a new family who we are teaching and her name is Nicol and his name is Roberto. They are not married and have two little boys. Nicol wants to get married but Roberto wants to wait until he has everything figured out money wise! We have only taught them twice and Roberto has been listening to every word we say and is so interested. He asked us about the Book of Mormon and how we baptize... so this week we will be inviting him to be baptized with his wife and we will get them married I just know it!

Friday, we had other intercambios and I was with Hermana Rivero from Bolivia and she has only been in the mission for 5 weeks and she is honestly one of the most amazing missionaries I have met here on the mission. She teaches with so much love and power and is just so happy! She is a convert of three years and is so happy to be here on the mission. In her sector, we found a new investigator and it was about 9 at night and we knocked her door and she gladly let us in to share our message.
It was a perfect way to end our night! Truly was so amazing getting to work with her!

Then we had a great activity this week and I won the musical chairs ha-ha. And our cutest investigator Dolly came with her two little kids. Nicol, her 4-year-old little daughter was so upset when they had to leave!

Yesterday was such a special Sunday! I got to lead the music for the sacrament meeting and we sang I Know That My Redeemer Lives and the Spirit was so strong listening to them all sing. The Spirit filled my whole body and as soon as Bishop sat down I was the first one to get up and share my testimony!
I feel so blessed to be in the most beautiful mission on earth. I’m so grateful to be a missionary in these last days. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I could feel Him with us yesterday in the sacrament meeting! I know that he can’t wait for the day to come in His glory and to save us from all the sadness we are going through. He loves each of us more than we will ever know.
I’m so grateful for the priesthood and that it was restored here on earth so that we can be together as a family! I’m so grateful that I can be with my family and loved ones forever and that I can be sealed with my future husband and children forever. This gospel is EVERYTHING AND MORE TO ME!

I know this is all over the place but it’s hard to explain all the gratitude I feel! I love my mission with my whole heart! Thank you all for your love and support! Make the changes necessary to come unto Christ and be firm in the gospel you won’t be happier than when you are doing the things the Savior asks!

Hermana Falslev

 Our neighbors house burned down last night at 4 in the morning.. there are house fires everyday! It was scary, Hermana Adams and I woke up and heard so many fire trucks! 

Also this is where we write almost every Monday. The lady that works here is the best! 

Hermana Adams is the best companion ever making hash browns this morning!

The people here eat soooooo much bread! This is the bread corner. 

Using our sleeping bags because its so cold in our house! 

We made pancakes with Hermana Nichy for the activity! 

For those of you that can't read Spanish that text is from our investigator that said she was going to come to church and then she texted us at 1030 Saturday night saying she wouldn't be able to come :( it's okay I know they will come when they are ready! 

 Elder Le Seuer made pumpkin pie!

I had intercambios with Hermana Rivero on the left form Bolivia! 

 What we ate for food the other day... Mariscos del mar.