Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yo no cuido la casa de mi vecino, porque estoy CHATA.‏


So I'm not going to write too much this week. It was really incredible though!! Hermana Barros and I really had a lot of fun, but literally everyone thinks we're insane hahaha. We work hard but ENJOY it, can't do it any other way haha - even if it means we embarrass ourselves every other second. But really it was a week of a lot of faith and learning. 

I went to the new leader training and leadership counsel with president and his wife and the assistants/office, and it was awesome. I really have SO much to do, and I feel way too new, all of the other leaders have at least a year in the mission, but I know I'll be able to do it!! 

One thing that I am learning is that Placilla is not Ovalle. It's a bit hard to find people to teach, because everyone goes to Valparaíso to work every day, so there aren't a lot of people in the street, and everyone lives in closed neighborhoods that we can´t get in to. But, the miracles still happen. We worked way hard all week, miraculously found new golden investigators, and had a ton of hope for Sunday, and.... no one came. We were heartbroken. it was one of those moments when your whole soul hurts. All this work and faith and prayer for what seems like nothing. but we had had a fast planned as a district to meet our goal of 6 baptisms in August. so we started with a lot of faith. and at first, the day got WORSE! Our appointments fell through and it was FREEZING and we were walking like crazy. But then we remembered a reference the elders gave us at church. They said to pass by Monday or Tuesday, but we felt really strongly to go see her. So we went, and it was INCREDIBLE. We felt the spirit so strongly, we all cried and she felt the spirit and told us we got there in the precise moment that she needed us the most. We have an appointment with her today and are going to put a baptismal date for the 31st :) Sometimes the Lord doesn't give you what you want when you want, and he has NEVER promised an easy pathway. But he has promised us miracles if we can have the faith, patience, and diligence necessary. Mosiah 23:10. I am so blessed to be here, and I love you all so much, I hope you have an incredible week!

Hermana Hansen

ps. we're in a trio with hermana peggy <3 she came to our district meeting for the first time this week!
pps. this campaign we're doing is because there´s a ton of signs here in chile on the houses that say ´yo cuido la casa de mi vecino´ which is "I take care of my neighbors house" and it cracks us up, so we made signs as a response. HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

Peggy on the phone

Peggy's sign

Hermana Barros studying with Peggy

Planning Peggy

Companionship craziness :)
Hayley's kitchen

Living area

Study area

A gift from her mission leader for "Child's Day"

Leadership Training

Hayley and her companion

Hayley & comp

Mission leadership

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