Elder Kennedy's Mission Scripture

Elder Kennedy's Mission Scripture

Alma 26:12

"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Hey family and friends,

This change went by so fast. It’s crazy. Elder Aguilera and I are still together in San Antonio. But Elder Carcamo finished his mission so Elder Lythgoe is going to get his new companion today (those are the elders that live with me in my pention, also the ZLS).
Thanks Renée and Joe for taking good care of the bikes. You guys are awesome. Awesome that you guys are doing exercises together. I expect Joe to be super yoked when I get back jaja.

Not sure if any of you have written me a letter but the mail is on strike. It kind of sucks cause we have all been without letters or packages for a long time.

Things are going well here in S.A. we just had a baptism yesterday, Felipe. Felipe was a reference we received right after President Barreiros put a goal of one baptism per companionship, every month. What a miracle that reference was, because Elder Aguilera and I didn't have any investigators ready to be baptized in Agosto. What a testimony builder of fasting and praying, because right after we did a fast and had been praying for a few days we received Felipe as a reference. Actually, he was the only reference we received the entire change! This shows 2 things: One- The great people of Chile aren’t too accustomed to giving references yet. Two- References usually make better investigators and are more likely to get baptized. I think the numbers are something like 1 in 3 references gets baptized and 1 in 100 contacts gets baptized. So my invitation for all of you is to think of friends that need the gospel and send the missionaries to bring it to them. I know that if all the members of the church did that, the work would progress a lot faster. I love you all. Chao

Paz y amor,

Elder Kennedy

Chilean sky
Graffiti which is everywhere, but I liked this one a lot. Translation:”If you want to change the world, change yourself”
Felipe’s baptism, with his family.
Elder Aguilera counting coins
more coins...


**I save all my coins of 10 pesos (about 2 cents) and today for lunch we counted them and we had 9 mil pesos. That is about 18 bucks. We then taped them in rolls of a thousand pesos and bought a huge lunch. #poorpeople #missionarylife