Elder Ivie

Elder Ivie

Monday, November 24, 2014

Preaching the Gospel 3 by 3 (61st email)

                HAPPY THANKSGIVING this week! Not really sure what we are gonna be doing here, Uruguay doesnt celebrate it at all! L I hope they do something for everybody here Montevideo but I highly doubt it! Hna. Cook is pretty awesome though so we’ll see how it goes! Oh my an American Thanksgiving would be glorious right now. But maybe we will try to make a pie or something to make it memorable! Its all good here sorry I dont have too much to tell this week.
                The big news that I couldnt tell you guys last week, Im staying in Aeroparque for at least 6 more weeks with Elder Petersen!!!! And the random other news is…..we´ve been in a trio this past week! Yeah his name is Elder Garcia, he is an elder from Guatemala that was supposed to go home last week but he wants to come home the same time his brother is from his misión in Nicaragua (no idea how to spell that!) So he will be with us until Thursday, his plane leaves at 2 in the morning. The interesting thing is, he was Elder Petersen´s comp for a time in another area. So Elder Petersen is in heaven, because he loves that Little man! Just with these couple days being with him, I have learned so much from him and I understand why Elder Petersen loves him so much! He has been helping us get to know a lot of the less actives) oh yeah to make it more confusing, Elder Garcia used to be in Aeroparque so he knows the area just like us!) Soooo basically its been a real blessing having him with us. As I was saying he has been helping us get to know a few of the less actives and investigators he used to work with. As well as befriending the members ALOT MORE! That is something we need to be better as a companionship, because of course if the members trust in us more they will be more willing to help us in the Lords work! Elder Garcia is so loving and knows how to work with the members.
                This is going to be a scattered email because its been quite the strange week. On Friday we got to know all the newbies in the Zone, I really loved it because they were talking about how our zone needs to be more united. To trust somebody you have to get to know them! And when we trust everybody we are going to be efficient and willing to help each out. Its super basic stuff but it changed my view on how we all need to work harder and more efficient if we want success in the Lords Work. Saturday we started to do activites again, we have planned it out so we do at least one every month by us! There wasnt many that came but it turned out to be successful anyways! We had a little spiritual message at the beginning, then we played some ping-pong, foosball, and futbol of course the usual! Its super fun though, just to take a little time out of the day to just kick the ball around and have fun with the youth! Especially because it doesnt happen very often here. Dad, you are probably just chucklin, remembering all the luau´s you had in Hawaii. Im sure it gave them a great opportunity to get everyone together, feast and have some fun! J Other random stuff I saw a candidate running for Pres. here in Uruguay and he totally waved at me from his car!! Legit!! I was freakin out, I have no idea why. Oh yeah Sunday I walked to Gospel Principles and they told me it was my turn to teach it! Wow I knew this momento was gonna come again, I still get so nervous but I guess you can say it went alright! Thats why you have the manual am I right?! ;) Other than that nothing much happened this week, Ive been eating super healthy lately and I feel good!! Sandwiches all day! Well yeah thats it, I hope ya'll have a great 'thanksgiveme' week! hehe EAT A BUNCH! Especially pumpkin pie that goes for you too Lumps! I love you all TOO MUCH, you are all the bomb! :):) Cant wait for the package! AHHH oh yeah and mega good sports lately momma!

Les quiero, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie

Monday, November 17, 2014

BOO! Awesome Week! (60th email)

Well hello family!

I hope this surprise email finds you guys doing fabulous!! Well just to let you guys know why I am emailing today. Yeah soo we thought we were gonna have pday on Tuesday until last night when we got a call from the Zone Leaders that we are going to work with the new missionaries coming in tomorrow (Tuesday) so we have to have pday today! The only down to everything is I have no idea if I am leaving Aeroparque or staying! I am pretty sure I am staying because I've only been here 2 changes (12 weeks!) but honestly you never know what the Lord has in store for you sometimes. SOO you will have to find out next week if I gone or staying. I really have enjoyed my time in Aeroparque, especially with E´Petersen! J Ive learned an incredible amount of stuff from him in this short time. I always say that but really he has been one of my favorite comps. of the misión Ive gotta admit! J We just get along too good, thats why I would love to stay! But of course be humble Elder Ivie if the Lord needs me somewhere else, Ï will go where you want me to go Dear Lord.¨ This sounds like a farewell to Aeroparque when I dont even know still…kinda weird.

Anyways the week! What a miraculous wonderful week it was! I guess I will get to the highlight of the week, well highlights its been a very enlightening week if I do say so myself. First we had that Multi-Mision Conference with Elder Christensen and who would of thunk that he spoke spanish, like fluent Spanish! I guess he served in Chile on his misión, also interestingly enough his wife speaks spanish too apparently she lived in Uruguay as a little kid or something like that! Anyways I understood the same. It was a day full of spiritual answers, I went into the conference with a couple questions and they all got answered someway or another through the Spirit I just know it! I learned how to be a more converted and sanctified servant of the Lord. As it says in Alma 13:3

And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works

Elder Christensen shared this scripture with us and said that we have been chosen and called of God to do His work from the foundation of the world! There is no coincidence that I was born into the wonderful family with the Gospel as the center of the home for no reason! By the ¨foreknowledge¨ that God as he knew I was going to be chosen to serve Him in Uruguay! I feel it when I read this scripture. When I humbly forget myself and put faith in my step day by day He blesses me and gives us miracles and tender mercies. And that leads perfectly into a miracle/blessing that happened at the end of this week.

Of course Ive been talking about our amazing investigator, Estefany for about 3 weeks now. Well this past Sat. was the big day, where it all went down! Yes Estefany got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):) (see photo) And yes for the 1st time in my mission, I got the chance to baptize her! :) But the day was not about me obviously, I am just humbly grateful for the chance I had to share that special day with her! I gotta admit though I was a little nervous, 1st time on the mission in SPANISH!! It was too hard but just like 1st time nerves on the mission. Good thing I had the chance to baptize you Alexis, I was probably more nervous then if you didnt tell. Anyways awesome day it was, lots of her family came down from Montevideo. Even the aunt that Estefany used to go to church in Montevideo with! :) She got confirmed Sunday, and I think she feels a lot less stressed now! Thats all I got for this week. Sorry about the surprise email this day, I had no other choice but it should be fun taking out the newbies, showing them around good ol´ Uruguay! Haha anyways dont make fun of me in the pic I couldn´t see, the sun was destroying me. Thanks for the goods, ps Dad your last 2 emails have been the bomb diggity. It did what you said and read Elder Scott´s talk on prayer, well I am almost done. As well as your wizardly break down on Alma 26, easily my favorite chapter ever. And what surprised me the most is, I found so much more that I even recognized before. I guess thats how the scriptures are right?! Thanks Momma for sending the package, it should get here on time as long as I dont move out of the big boy CITY! Love you all TOO MUCH!

Les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie

Baptism of Estefany--November 15, 2014 in Montevideo

1st Baptism Elder Ivie performed in Uruguay

Uruguayo Practice Field 

'Peace' Elder Ivie--Montevideo, Uruguay Nov '14
He wished he could have gone on the field!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Would you look at that! (59th email)

                What a heck of a week its been! But really it was a better week here in Aeroparque. We had a companionship goal to end out the week strong and thats what we did, Sunday was another miraculous day!! J However its a mega long story….
                Anyways the news with E, is good and bad news. We had some good charlas this week, preparing her for her baptism this upcoming week. However Friday was a shocker day, we were teaching her about tithing and her baptism and how she needs a baptism interview this Friday. We asked her how she felt like about it and yeah she broke down. With the few words she could squeak out, she told us that she was a little scared mainly of just messing up after she gets baptized. It took us by surprise really we didn´t know what to say! It just got quiet and we sat there for sec. Thinking and listening to the Spirit cause I know He was there. E' Petersen bore his testimony on how we are never alone, the ¨Lord will never forsake thee.¨  I bore my testimony and felt like I needed to talk about the Sacrament! J It was good and super spiritual but mainly we told her what she needed to do personally, we told her she needs to read, medítate, and pray about Moroni 7:13, But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do goodand tlove God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.
Then Sunday came around, and E doesnt show up!! We were freaking out, we called her right up and no answer, we called again no answer. So annoying as we are but sometimes you got to do it, we sent her a message! 2min. later she responds and says she is at her friends house for a sleepover and that she couldnt come!! Devastated!! So yeah I gotta admit at this moment I was flippin out because I thought we were losing her, with the charla and not coming to church but fortunately that was not the case. We had a charla later at her house and she was a lot BETTER! We found out from her Mom that she just gets really stressed sometimes and is way too hard on herself like I am sometimes! ;) I think thats why the Lord led me to her, so she could teach me to be more patient and not freak out! Anyways the good news is she changed her mind and that she would like to get baptized this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She didnt share with us why she changed her mind exactly but I really feel that the Lord answered her prayer. He told her it would be alright and she would have His help every step of the way. Thats what I feel, and I know she is doing this for the right reasons. Guys I have a strong testimony of answers to prayers, sadly Dad I couldnt get to the talk by Elder Scott this week but I will this week I promise!! Ive been excited all week, just cant find time. I know you were inspired to send that talk so I could share it with E, maybe I will still have a chance this upcoming week! :) bueno, lots of prayers so excited for Saturday!

Oh yeah and M and L came to church too, they have a car but it was a mega sacrifice because they live really far from the church and they brought all their kids too! It really shows that they want to take this step in their lives! We just have to help with marriage, was that a big problem in your mission Dad? Never asked you that....anyways yeah next week p-day is Tuesday, thats insane right!?!?!?!?! The change is already ending!!! What are we going to do? yeah what are we gonna do Dad? This week we have another Multi-Mission Conference in Malvin with Elder Christensen this time!!!! Not sure if he speaks spanish, if not translator and all in english for us woot woot! :) Super pumped for that too, how blessed we are to have general authorities instruct us. Ummm that is basically it for this week. We had an awesome week this week, thanks for all the prayers and stuff! best fam ever!! LOVE YOU ALL FOREVER & ALWAYS TOO MUCH! Say hi to Kenz for me woot! crazy beyond belief....

Les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie
PS: HALLOWEEN matching ties, and our interesting random lame costumes
Elder Peterson & Elder Ivie in their Halloween ties!

Random lame Halloween costumes-Oct '14

Cake Boss, Elder Ivie!  Aeroparque, Uruguay Nov '14

Homemade chips & salsa!  Not very common in Uruguay :-)  

Monday, November 3, 2014

This is missionween!! (58th email)

Hoola from rained out Uruguay!
                Wow what the change of weather its been, from like blazin’ hot humidity, to raining ALL weekend!!! Im tellin´you Uruguay is just as bipolar as Utah! But oh well the rain made it a little difficult this Sunday. Not a lot of people came but we had some good success this week! J E is doing amazing, progressing a bunch, she came to church and just wants to keep hearing more. We had quite a few charlas with her, she agrees with everything, and asks us questions!! We put a baptismal date with her for  November 15th, 2 weeks and she is looking good to getting baptized that day! She has been quite the miracle, her Mom sometimes listens to us too but still a little firm on not coming to church quite yet! But yeah pray for her this week, she is still trying to find her answer to all of this, I´ll keep you updated thanks guys! J
                It was a good Sunday, E came and loved it, it was testimony meeting and we got to hear from some recent converts and they did amazing! I love hearing what they have to share, and their conversión stories. Its truly amazing how converted some of these converts are, they just shine and so willing to share their testimonies!
                Oh and yes Friday was Halloween!! :o) Gotta admit pretty normal in the misión, we went out and worked! A kid, E, went out with us to a place called Villa Tato like 30min. Walking! What a stud eh?! We recently found some new investigators that are amazing too! M J and L are their names, they love it when we come over, they are super interested just they need to get married before baptism of course. We usually find a lot of those but they said they are making plans! They look very posible as well! But anyways that was basically what happened this week!! :)

I had a real spiritual week, I was reading in Alma 42 and some things that really caught my attention was in vs. 20 where it talks about how if there was no law or consquence for sin, nobody would be scared to sin. Interesting thought, never thought of it that way! But what I loved the most was vs. 30-31 where Alma the Younger is inviting his son Corianton to humble himself, to not deny the merciful power of the Lord. And then he invites him to come preach the gospel with him, and they preach REPENTANCE! :) It shows how each of us need the Atonement and how none of us are perfect, and how we need the wonderful mercy of our Savior Jesus Christ. Yes, we make mistakes but God looks at what we can become not what we've done! Love it! It makes me want to preach repentance to everybody because I want everybody to feel the cleansing power of the Atonement in their lives, just like I have!

I love you guys soooo much!! :) It was amazing to see your pumpkins Alexis, oh yeah and the wonderful, hanus make up I almost died!! :) You guys sure spooked me, good one! Sorry if you stressin to much for my christmas package! Dont stress it will get here, but dont be stressin momma. Oh yeah one more stressy thing sorry, if its too late dont worry about it but if you could send a couple of those cheaper CTR rings but in spanish (HLJ)! But really this time if its too hard or too expensive dont even worry about it. And ohhh quick question momma how much was the Plan of Salvation Puzzle you bought me before the mission? LOVE YOU CHAU gotta go!
Familia Este!

les amo, Elder Tyler Scott Ivie