Tuesday, July 28, 2015



I am sooo happy for Cameron (mom will you send my letter to him..por fa ;) ).

So this week was packed.
I am traveling a lot more which has been fun to work in a lot of different 
sectors.  I love the misioneras in my group.  It has been a lot of fun 
working with them and seeing their unique strengths, talents, and ways 
to work in the obra de salvación.  
We celebrated pioneer day (24th) the traditional way...we walked a lot 
haha.  It is amazing to think in the faith that the pioneers had.  They did 
not know where Zion was exactly but they had faith that Heavenly Father 
did.  I feel like that sometimes as a missionary.  We leave our apartment
 in the morning praying that the Spirit will lead us to the people who are 
honestly prepared to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Patience is an 
atributo divino de Jesucristo.

I honestly can not think of a time in my life when I was so happy.  
I like a quote that Dad wrote me a long time ago...but I use it a lot.  
A mission is not a numbers game.  Even when I do not have the best 
`numbers` in the mission, if I have love for the people, confidence in the 
atonement, and trying my best, Heavenly Father will do the rest.  READ 
Alma 26:31.  I am so grateful for the patience that my Heavenly Father 
has with me.  We of all people, who know the gospel of Jesus Christ, 
should be the happiest people of all.  There is nothing to complain 
about, because we have this hope and peace knowing that the plan
 of God is perfect.

We had a Leadership Council this week and one misionera comported 
this scripture which I loved.  Helaman 7:7-9.  Basically for me this is 
talking about the syndrome `the grass is greener on the other side`. 
 The only person with whom we can compare ourselves is our former 
self with our current self, and our current self with Christ.  I know I am 
where I am for a reason.  

Some awesome experiences happened this week, but they are too
 long to tell in this letter.  But I will share one experience super bacon 
from this week.  So we are passing by the old investiagadores (people
 who listened to the missionaries before.)  The last week, we talked
 with a abuelita and she told us to pass by a different day.  So this 
week we passed by, but she was not there.  But this man came out 
and talked with us and told us to come in.  When we went in there 
was a group of his familiares.  To put in better words, his cousin, 
and his uncle who were there ended up being members.  Everyone
 are not active members, besides the uncle who is super active.  We 
were able to compart with them about the priesthood and the temple. 
 It was so awesome to see, that is was not chance, to have found
 all of them together in the house of this abuelita.  Heavenly Father 
knows where we need to go and to be.

Love you guys a ton.

mucho mucho

en serio

su hermanita y hijita

Hna Duffy

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Elder Cameron Duffy....write about your experience with your setting apart as missionary, and the promises in the blessing.  I read mine often.  So proud of you man!

So this was a week of adjusting.  After a week in the casa, my body learned how to walk again.  Literally, I felt like a little child learning how to walk again after spending 6 months riding a bike EVERYWHERE.  Dont worry mom my shoes are still in good condition (at least in comparison with the shoes that Caden used ...duck tape ...hahaha).

I know this is where I need to be, even though it is still a shock to be back in the city.  The graffiti is really beautiful....not a joke...I am serious there is some true talent here;)  

We have already started the intercambios, and this last week I was able to serve with Hna H in Vivaceta (I was her trainer in Vivaceta and she now has 6 cambios in this sector).  It was fun returning to the sector and seeing many beloved faces.  I love being a leader because we are not only worrying and praying for the wellbeing of OUR sector, and OUR plans, but we are able to guide and support so many amazing misioneras here in the Zone of Independencia.  

My comp in the sweetest most tender being...seriously.  This week we have made some big changes with the sector ...leaving investigadores that do not want to progress, etc. which means we are in Search mode.  It was really cool, so our first night (monday night) we talked with this man named R, and he has comparted with the Elders before hace mucho tiempo, but we were able to set an appointment with him and he has true potential.  

Cool experience. so my comp Hna N felt like we should try to pass by for a man named Orlando.  He recently was baptized in Colombia and just moved here to Chile.  My comp had ¨lost¨her planner with his number and direction and they had not seen him for a long time, but she felt super strongly that we should go ask the receptionist of his apartment building.  She kept saying, pray in your heart for a miracle.  We asked the receptionist, he searched the directory, but found nothing.  BUT the next morning we were walking and a man came up to us and it was him!  Sometimes the miracles do not happen in the moment, but with a faithful prayer the blessing come.

As a zone of hermanas we decided to do a fast as a group that every compañerismo will have a baptism this cambio.  We are super emoccionadas to work with this ayuno and goal.

Love you guys so much.  Keep on smiling..because the light of the gospel outshines all the sorrows.

mucho cariño 

Hna Duffy

Monday, July 13, 2015


I have loved reading you letters.  You guys are receiving so many blessings, siga adelante with your faith and diligence, and share this joyous testimony with the people that Heavenly Father puts in your path.

So this week, was a week of patience.  My comp Hna C has been off and on sick for 2 cambios, but this last week, the last week of the cambio, her body gave out.  She has pneumonia or a SUPER bad case of bronchitis (with her asthma).  So we spent the majority of the week in casa.  It was weird...really weird to be inside.  She literally slept for like a week, so I had time to read a lot, organize and clean the house more than once, and to ponder about lots of things.  It actually was a week that I will never forget.  I am grateful that I could be there for my comp and to feel the peace of the spirit.  I could feel the love of our Heavenly Father soo much and even during a trial bien difìcil, He helped us through it.  

and today.....we had cambios.

After 4 cambios (6 weeks=one cambio....you can do the math haha) I have left Valle Grande.  I think I have grown as a person and a missionary more during my time there than I thought was possible.  I am so grateful that Heavenly Father allowed me to meet so many wonderful people and to have so many experiences that have helped to mold and form me. Now I am in the city again and actually almost the same sector as before.

Independencia .....(is the neighbor of my sector anterior of Vivaceta).

I am Lìder numero 2 with Hna F (the most angelic person I have met...she is going to teach me a lot).  We are over 5 compañerismos of misioneras, which means I will be traveling a LOT doing intercambios...Whoot whoot!

It will be a culture shock again for me (Valle Grande is basically like a normal residencial neighborhood sector) to return to the hustle and bustle of the city, but I have faith that we will see miracles this cambio!

I wrote a list this last week of some of the most interesting medical calls I have received and I thought I would share a couple of them with you...be excited.

-Elder called super worried that he had overdosed on her flintstone vitamins...eatting 3 instead of 2.

-Elder called worried because his snot was white, and he thought that meant he had diabetes,

-Elder called to ask me if he could eat or use frozen chicken he had in his freezer even though the date was expired.

-Elder called because his pee was slightly pink after donating blood, but he also told me that he had eatten a LOT of beets that week.

-Elder called stating that he had diarrhea and constipation.  So a member gave him a natural remedy to help with this which ended up being a tea of horse poop. And surpise..He was not feeling tooo good after that.

These are just a few.  I love the opportunity to teach some of the missionaries as the nurse.  Cam....please learn a few medical things from Dad before you head out to france...okay;)

The gospel of Christ is my life.  The mission is helping understand how to live this heavenly plan.  Love my Savior, and all He has done for me and continues to do.

Love you guys more than you know.  Un abrazo (hug) muy fuerte

con harto cariño

Hna Duffy


CHILE won the american cup!!!!!! For the first time ever!  Yay everyone celebrated big time.  We had to enter the house at 5pm.  We were able to listen to the screams and cheering of our neighbors to know who won...it was pretty obvious.

I have been thinking a lot about modern prophets lately.  Many people ask us ....if there is a modern prophet right now, what miracles have they done.  I have been thinking about that a lot.  Moses split the red sea, Noah built the ark.  I KNOW that Pres Monson is the living prophet today.  Maybe he has not moved a mountain, but the miracles are not the acts of the prophets they are the miracles of God that are done with the the authority of Him.  When I listen and read the words of the Prophet and other leaders I feel the Spirit...this peace, calmness......for me this is a miracle.

Read the General Conference talks.  Heavenly Father has contested a lot of my fears, prayers, doubts through them.