Okay I have to start out with that "We are Young" is playing in this cyber cafe and I don't know how I feel about it. Anyways, Chile is CRAZY these days. The whole world cup thing has got everyone freaking out like none other. But oh my gosh it is SO FUN. This is the biggest temptation so far on my mission to not go cheer and ver el partido (watch the game) with everyone. I settled for buying a big Chilean flag and some little ones and hanging them up in our pension and cheering at night after planning haha. And for the game against Holland (which is gonna start in ten minutes AHHH) I'm in red white and blue. VIVA CHILE.
So this week was amazing. I don't have time to write everything but I'm gonna try!! Starting out with last week. It was really good!! We taught a TON of lessons, like 30, because I pumped up Hermana Lopez (also fasted and prayed that she would be excited to go out and work) and she's finally starting to be more obedient and actually go out and work in the day!! PATIENCE, PRAYER, FASTING, AND FAITH ARE POWERFUL. I can testify of that. Yikes the game is about to start haha everyone is freaking out here AHH. But fun.
Okay back on track. SO my district had been having a hard time finding new investigators, so my district leader had us all fast on Wednesday, and because of that fast we have found 8 new investigators this week and set baptismal dates with 3 of them!! And its a family!! AHHH :) Seriously so many miracles in the mission. Things are hard so that you can enjoy the blessings of the miracles after. Also a recent convert that we've been working really hard with FINALLY said he's going to go on a mission!! THE BEST. In not so spiritual news, today someone didn't believe that I only have 5 months here in Chile because supposedly I'm speaking like I've been here for years. YES. Studying during p-days is paying off hahaha.
The game has started and there are like 5 tvs in here showing the game hahaha I LOVE CHILE.
Okay now i'm gonna tell one miracle and a funny moment. MIRACLE. So J (who got baptized a couple weeks ago) her brother is getting baptized this Saturday. But that's not all. Her mom and her grandma have been coming to church and listening to us for like 6 months now and are super amazing. But they are scared of the dad, who works for seven days in Antofagasta and then comes home for seven days. Siete por siete, its really normal here. Anyways he's super catholic so they were scared. BUT it turns out that his best friend just recently died, and he was LDS!! So the dad went to an LDS funeral service!! and he LOVED it!! He felt the spirit super strongly and everything. AND get this, it turns out he is really good friends with our branch president! So the branch president came with us with our appointment with them yesterday, and holy cow, the spirit was SO strong. The mom bore her testimony to the dad and everyone was crying and we gave him a Book of Mormon and he's going to start coming to church and investigating!! AHHH. I know that the whole family is going to come in to the gospel, and he is going to be a branch president or something because hes an amazing guy. And his name is Walter of all the names in the world!! haha so funny. But honestly, it's true. The Lord prepared people for us to teach. Everything happens at a certain point for a reason. I am so blessed to be a part of this work! I have so much faith in this family, and it all started with J´s baptism, which was also such a miracle full of faith and prayer. Missionary work is a miracle.
Okay a little less serious. FUNNY STORY. So we set an appointment on Wednesday with this old woman that has no teeth and is half deaf and blind during the Chile vs Spain game because everyone was going to be watching the game and we thought that she wouldn't. OH NO. We get there and she is screaming insults at the tv and yelling about Chile and how she's CHILENA CHILENA. Seriously one of the funniest sights of my life. I love Chile so much hahaha.
Anyways, a lot more happened, but I don't have the time to write it all!! Basically, I love chile more than anything. The mission is the best thing that has ever happened to me. This gospel is the most true thing in the entire world, and the Book of Mormon has the power to change lives. I am so blessed to be a part of all of this, and I couldn't be happier!! I love you all and I hope everything is good at home!!
|A couple more cute photos with Hayley, her comp and their friend|