Its been suuper sunny here! And hot! But the wind is still goin strong, unfortunately. haha.
Last PDay we went to the Cemetary and got to see the memorial for
Omner Pratt, the son of Parley P. Pratt (first missionary in Chile), and
Omner died here in Valparaiso. We had a little activity and took pics
and read his story. IT was cool! We are the legacy of his missionary
work in Chile!
Cambios are next Wednesday, and Im super nervous to hear the
changes! I feel like Im gonna stay here but with a new companion. We
shall see. Oh, and I passed my 13 month mark yesterday.
are working so hard with these investigators!!! Melissa was looking
promising but lost her fecha cuz she was too tired to go to church. I
know she will be baptized in the future, and its all in the Lord's
timing. She is amazing and so loving. We of course are continuing to
work with her. Lydia came to church on Sunday with her nephew Dilan!
Veronica couldnt come cuz she was sick, but they are looking the most
promising of all. :) Pray for them! :)
We had an amazing lesson with the Solis-Castro family, and the
Spirit was so strong. We taught them the Plan of Salvation, and Jocelyn
asked, "If I got baptized in the catholic church, could I still be
baptized in yours?" Whereas before, she was suuper against changing. But
we explained everything to her, and it actually turns out that she's
had a couple dreams that she connects with our visits, and she feels
like this is the truth. She is amazing and so spiritual! A very special
person. We are so excited to work more with her. Hopefully theyll go to
church this week!
We had a cool experience this week when Hna Oliva left her super
expensive Americanino coat down in the quebrada (um...like..a valley
type trench...i dont know how to explain it. its just super dangerous,
ok? :) ) And so we went back when it was getting dark to get it back,
but it was gone. Probably in the first 5 minutes of it being there, its
so sketchy down there. So we asked around the area but nobody had seen
it. Then we talked to this middle aged guy named Juan and asked him, and
he put his head down and said, "I know who took it." He told us to go
deeper into the quebrada to a guy named Eduardo. Then he saw our faces,
and said, "Wait a second, Ill lock up my house and come with." So he
came with us to this house that was suuuper flaite (gangster) and
sketchy, where a group of gangsters were and asked for the coat. They
were very nice and saw that we were missionaries and said, "Eduardo took
it, he lives deeper in the quebrada. Ricardo!" Then a little 12 yr old
comes out of the house and takes us to Eduardo's house and a guy on the
other side of a fence down in the quebrada just throws the coat over the
fence, and we walk away. And Juan and Ricardo are angels and Hna Oliva
was so grateful! And we are now teaching Juan. haha.
But yeah. Dramatic story, eh?
That was pretty much my week. Quote for today: "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." -Jesus.
We all make mistakes and we all need help. The Church is not for perfect people. Its to perfect the people. :)
Never lose patience! With yourself, and others. :)