Monday, May 13, 2013

It was so great to see you all and talk to you yesterday! It´s crazy but it always feels like i just talked to you even though it was like 5 months ago. I remember at Christmas i was sad to hang up and was like... i still have so much time left before i see them, but this call just was happy! Still have lots of time left here in Chile, but soon i´ll be seeing you all :) Glad that you´re all doing good and i was able to touch base for a few minutes. 

 Forgot to make a shout out to Savvy and Grandma for their b-days this week! know that i´ll be thinking of you and that i wish you a happy birthday!! 

Like i said last night this week was probably one of the hardest of my mission. It was just like nothing was working out how we wanted it to, nobody was keeping there committments, nobody was in there house, ect. There was one day i´m pretty sure we walked ALL day except for lunch. literally noone. but the Lord knows why and we kept working, never gave up, and still saw miracles. even if they were tiny. I think I´m just at the point of my mission were i should be excelling and i am in my teaching, language, i feel comfortable, but the baptisms, the people who really want to change there life just aren´t there right now. but i know that the Lord is gonna bless us this week. Last week of the change and we just need these people to accept or chau and onto the new ones! but enough of my pitty story! 

This week we were teaching this family. Dany (16) wants to be baptized but he really isn´t into the whole commitment thing, remembering to pray and read, and has a problem with palabra de sabiduría, His dad, Jorge, is the one who is doing all of that, but lives with his pareja so can´t be baptized and he wants nothing more than Dany to be baptized because he knows he´ll be in the good path and the path he is going down right now... not too great. but anywho, we watched the first vision with them and we were sitting there watching it and the first vision had just happened and Jorge goes... ¨tengo calor!¨ (i´m hot) and everyone else was like... what, no its cold. Hna Valencia and I knew why he felt that way. The Spirit was testifying to him that this really happened. The Jose smith saw God and Christ that day. I LOVE being able to hear and see these people be touched by the Spirit. 

Ronald. Honestly i just love him, but he always says he wil come to church and then he doesn´t. we pass for him and everything. I think that he is embarrassed because his dad is menos activo and doesn´t really want anything to do with the church, so i think he just feels like peope are going to judge him. But he KNOWS he needs to do it, knows that it´s true. just is scared i think that he´ll be like his dad and know that it´s bad. but he is doing everything we´re telling him to do just not coming to church. 

Luis. He is good. He traveled to the south this week to visit his family, so we really haven´t seen him. but he said on Saturday taht he was going to go to church with his brother sunday. Still haven´t spoken to him, but I´m sure he went. He is awesome. just gotta get him solid with ley de castidad and palabra de sabiduría. but other than that he is good to go. 

We had the consejo of lideres this week on Friday. I really like being in the leadership position. It´s fun to see the mision and really how it works, what the leaders do, ect.. but they changed alot with how we are going to teach now. before it was all scripture and testimony, but we have pamphlets here in the mission and they want us to start teaching with those so that the people have them and are reading them with us. Honestly think it´ll make a huge difference. they are just more people friendly than the scriptures for people who don´t have a basic understanding. 

Also in the consejo talked lots about repetance and the importance it is for us to repent everyday. even if we don´t feel like we´ve done anything huge, it´s so necessary. I think thats one of the biggest things i´ve learned here on the mission. Repentance and really what the Atonement means and how to apply it to my life. its really just so important and such a gift that we have! 

well, the week was hard, but still good. Love this work. I am SOOOO grateful that i decided to come on the mission. Its crazy now looking back to when i was at USU and seeing how my life has changed since then. I loved it back then but know I know that the Lord is guiding my life to do the things that He wants me to do and how i´m going to be happiest.
Christ Lives. He is our Savior. The Church is run by Him and is true.

Love you all. until next week,

Keep Smiling, 
Hna Sargent

just some graffiti i find beautiful

sometimes my legs feel like that in the buses of chile... 
can you see the skelton???

the herd

found my pedro dad :) 

my district and there nasty HUGE hamburgers... only 2 really finished. hahahah! 

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