How are things back home? :) Things here are just dandy!! :) I first off need to reply to a few things!
Christmas has hit here in Chile as well, which REALLY throws me off because there in no Snow?! What? No White Christmas?? That is gonna be hard for two years... But the Mall was decked out today and Lider has a whole christmas section as well!
I did hear about the Phillipeans, just right before I read your email though, I read Chris's and sounds like he had a fun trip through the storm, but it wasn't nearly as bad as they were expecting! But that isn't good about the missing elder! Hopefully they can find him!!
Zone Conference picture: Me, Elder Clawson, Elder Barney, and Elder Nielson
I still haven't got the package yet... Which means the candy corn is gonna be super hard!! :/
Our primary may do a program I am not sure, they once sung in Sacrament a couple weeks ago, yeah they sing songs like the states that are just translated in Spanish so that is super cool as well! :)
Thank you for the pictures, I got em printed off today and in my book!
Okay.... Now for a Crazy week!
So it starts, after P-day. We had Inter Cambios with the elders in our House who serve in Rahue Alto. I got to lead my sector and be with Elder Jauregui (District Leader from Mexico) He really doesn't know a TON of English, so the entire day we were pretty much talking in Spanish... That was fun! I Hope that in a week, when we have transfers I am with a Latino Comp. So that my Spanish will come faster! But we contacted a TON! He is a Contact master, and so we talked to tons of people, we talked with two people at their doors and gave them pamphlets and set up lessons to go back and talk to them ! So that was an exciting day!
Thenwe went off to work and when we first started the day, we were planning on going to a baptism for the Zone Leaders! So to go, you have to bring an Investigator, so when we went out we stopped at a Menas Activas house and asked her and her Non member Daughter if they would want to go with us, we would pick them up at and they said they would love to! So we left it was about and so we decided we were going to go visit the lady who I contacted , Elder Walker didn't really want to walk all the way over there for someone who wasn't going to answer her door. But I pulled him along! As we got there I yelled at the door, and then a boy answered, and we asked if his mom was home, and he said yes and went to get her, she didn't come for like 5 or 6 minutes so we thought that they were just pulling a joke on us, and seeing how long it was going to take to get the missionaries to leave... But then she showed up and let us in! We asked if there was a man presant and she said yes, so we went in. I looked at the clock and saw it was , so I knew we only had a little bit, we started to answer her questions, she had SOO many and then I looked at my watch and it was it felt like 5 minutes! Then after another 5 minutes it was really and when we finally left it was ... So we definitely blew off the Baptism... But at this lesson with this lady I felt the spirit super strong! We are going back today to go teach her again and have oncè with her family!! We then after that went back to the Menas Activas house and started to talk with them, when some kids came by and wanted her daughter to come out and play, so we ended up talking with them, then they made up holla hoop and play games with them, and so we did! We found out that they still ended up going to the baptism even without us, and she said it was "bonita" which is Beautiful, so I really hope she felt the spirit! We ended the night with helping them take chairs back to the church that they borrowed for some reason, on a super Ghetto hand cart thing! That was super fun!
But that was the week, it was awesome! Hopefully this week we will teach Daniela a bunch more (the woman we taught) then we are going to go contact the kids houses and hope that they will remember us and that will get us into their house!
Last night I finished the Book written by Elder Ballard, such a Cool book! It explains so many small and simple things about the Gospel that Just make sence! I Love it! :) I encourage everyone to read it, and if you have then read it again!!
I Love you all! Thank you to everyone who sends me letters and emails, they help out a lot! :) It boosts my spirits for the week to come!!
The Church is True.the Gospel is here to help everyone one day return to Heavenly Father and to become like him, and all we have to do is be Obedient to the Commandments, I Love you all!
|"MIB: Missionaires in Black (It was really just sunny at lunch because the sun was on us though their sky light thing, so they gave us sun glasses to eat with!|