Amber and Kevin received the following email from Kamryn's Mission President:
Dear Watt Family,
I am pleased to inform you that your missionary, Sister Kamryn Judith Watt, has been assigned to serve as a Trainer in the Chile Vina del Mar Mission. One of the most trusted responsibilities in the mission is to teach and to train a new missionary.
Sister Watt , has prepared for this responsibility through strict obedience and faithful service. She has demonstrated Her willingness to serve the Lord by the example she has set for her companions and leaders and by the progress she has made in her own personal development.
I know that Sister Watt will magnify this assignment and will be a credit to you, to the mission, and to the Lord.
Thank you for supporting your missionary throughout the course of her mission. I pray that the Lord may bless you and your family as this great work continues forward.
Federico M. Kähnlein
Chile Vina del Mar Mission
We are all so proud of Kamryn! The Lord and her mission president must have such trust and confidence in her!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For starters, I had a sick comp this week, so we didn't have much happening, but I did study and learn a lot! I finished the Doctrine and Covenants, and learned so much. But now we are getting ready to get back on our feet and start working again!
On Saturday we had an earthquake that hit our area pretty hard. We were in the apartment, and I remember just being so scared, and realizing I actually had no idea what to do. Thank goodness my comp is from California, and deals with this stuff all the time, so we were safe. But it made me realize one thing. How prepared am I really for all the things that are supposed to come when Christ comes again. Am I prepared spiritually? Mentally? Emotionally? We need to ALWAYS be prepared in every aspect. I know that I want to be able to see the Lord face to face and tell him that I used everything he gave me to hasten his work, and live the best life I possibly could. I know living our lives in tune with the teachings of the gospel will not only help us stay prepared, but also it is the only way to achieve true happiness in this life, and the life to come.
Also we finally had an investigator come to church. His name is Filipe, and he is the grandson of a lady that we are activating after 10 years of not coming to church. She is proof that it is NEVER too late to come back, no matter how long it has been. Shes back and back SUPER strong, and paving the way for her family. Her grandson LOVED it, and is wanting to take the lessons. He is 14 and super spiritual. We are SO excited to teach Him!
I love the Lord and His tender mercies.
Love you all!
She hasn't had the greatest week or 2 really. Her comp has been laid up with a foot issue so Kam has been apartment bound with nothing to do. The President called her to let her know that they are moving her comp to the mission home to see if her foot gets better and sending a new comp today. Poor Kam, she struggles with change but she has a grateful attitude and this is the second "emergency change" in companions for her. She is loving her mission and even her area even though it is a very tough area. Anyway, the cool thing was that while she was at the internet cafe emailing me her District Leader walked in with 2 packages from home. She so loves getting mail. The neat thing is that you only get mail at zone conferences which are every month and a half or so. She had just had zone conference last Wednesday and I was sad that she only received 2 of my packages and she didn't get the one with the maxi skirts in it. I figured the package had just missed the zone conference and now she'd have to wait another month and a half to get it. It totally made her day and I got to be on the computer with her when she got them. What a cool DL! He must have known that she could use a little love from home. :)
And then this from Amber's personal conversation about the earthquake
Well this is what happened. So last week, Hermana Burwasser had a huge foot problem, and couldnt walk. So we went to the doctor, and he told her she had to do rest for 1 week. So we did NOTHING this week, which literally sucks. I wont lie, it gets frustrating having a sick companion, because then our areas suffer. I wish I knew what the lord was trying to teach me. So today the president told us she is leaving to go stay at the mission home for a few days, while someone else comes here with me. Im excited to work, but stressed to have a new comp AGAIN. Its okay. I can do it.
But about the earthquake, we were inside when it happened, and we live on the 4th floor of a 17 story building, and I was just sitting on the ground reading an ensign with Hermana B and all the sudden the ground started shaking and it got stronger and stronger and didnt stop! So I started to get super scared. We grabbed each other and ran and stood under a doorway, then finally it stopped. It was SO scary mom
Friday, August 22, 2014
Hello my family and friends!
This past week we had a zone conference, and we learned a ton about how to help bring people unto Christ. It was such an amazing and uplifting experience, especially because I learned that EVERY member is and should be a missionary. So if you have friends, or family who aren't members, share with them! We are ALL called to serve (:
This area has been a tough one. It is a HUGE area, but there arent many people that are super accepting of the gospel, and if they are, they dont want to come to church, or read, or pray. I was super blessed in my first area to always have people progressing, and one thing I have learned is that people have their agency. Sometimes I wish they didnt! haha.
But I have learned patience and that really, the success of a missionary is not measured by baptisms or by numbers, or by how many people you have to teach. It is measured by obedience, diligence, and faith, even when you feel like giving up.
FAITH is the most important, and really, having faith can change your whole attitude.
I am blessed to be a missionary!
Love, Hermana Watt
Kam calls these the twins!
Bracelets made by comps Mom
Kam with the twins!
This week was great!
Last Monday, our zone had an activity, and it was my first activity EVER in the mission. We played futbol or in our part of the world, soccer, and it was SO FUN. Our team won, obviously. Mostly because we had actual soccer players on our team. Such a blast.
Also this week I learned how to make bread! I am telling you right now, the bread here is amazing, and I may or may not eat way too much of it. It is one thing that America definitely doest have! GREATEST thing ever.
My poor companion was sick this week, so we didnt have many things happen, but one thing I have learned is that even though it seems like it would be awesome to stay in for a few days as a missionary, it really isnt. I missed working and finding! And now, we are back at it, ready to find people and bring souls to Christ!
The mission is the greatest gift, and experience. I have grown SO much. I love my Savior, and my Heavenly Father. I know that this life is really to be lived in service to them. When we live and are obedient in this life, Oh how great our reward will be in the next! (:
LOVE YOU ALL!
PIC: My district! (:
An investigator that Kam and her comp in the mtc approached while out getting ice cream. He ended up getting baptized
A note from a member to Kamryn and Sister Evans
Hermana Watt & Hermana Evans – Do you remember this photo? On Wednesday I was leaving the temple and saw this guy and remembered how you invited him to come to church and he came. Guess what? He got baptized about two weeks ago and was at the temple to do baptisms. The two of you started it all. I´ve been telling other CCM missionaries about this and telling them that miracles can happen, even when your Spanish is so-so. Thanks for being great examples.
Hope you´re both doing great.
Hope you´re both doing great.
The ladies of the zone
P-day with the district. Footbal (soccer) Kam's district won.
Some dog in a chair outside.
Turtle lady investigator
Monday, August 4, 2014
I am overwhelmed this week by the blessings I have been able to witness this week; and the BEST part is, they were blessings I had to realize and look for, but they were really miracles from the Lord.First off, we found a new investigator this week, and his name is Alan. He is 21, and he has a 3 year old son. We contacted him on the street, and he started telling us how much he respected our religion, and told us he was excited to hear more. EXCITED. No one ever uses that word. EVER. So that was miracle number 1. We found someone who was excited. We went to His house, and he had a million questions. He told us that he knows there is a God, but that he isnt sure that He is a loving God. A father figure. Someone who cares about us, and really wants the best for us. We explained to him the nature of God, and how he IS our loving Heavenly Father, and he loves him, just as much as he loves his own son. He is really starting to grow, and in our lesson the other day he said: "What if I became Mormon?" And we said jokingly: "We would love that!" To which he said: "I want to. But I am scared." Arent we all? But he is AMAZING, and progressing. He is miracle number 2 also. He is submissive, and willing.
The enabling power from God that allows men and women to obtain blessings in this life and to gain eternal life and exaltation after they have exercised faith, repented, and given their best effort to keep the commandments. Such divine help or strength is given through the mercy and love of God. Every mortal person needs divine grace because of Adam’s fall and also because of man’s weaknesses.
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his GRACE sufficient for you, that by his GRACE ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the GRACE of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.