July. wow. Can´t believe it.
This week was good! Satan still continues to work on the people, but there are always people that are ready for what we have!
well, just a recap of last week...
Dany, ya, we had to leave him. Just wasn´t keeping things up and it’s sad, because honestly I want to help him, but we just can´t do that as missionaries. Really we aren´t helping him do anything if he isn´t putting in his part and if he doesn´t have the desire to change.
Tatiana. This week was SUPER SAD. So we go to her house to talk to her and the door is open. She is sitting at the kitchen table and honestly her face lights up to see us, and then.. her husband. He is working in their house, one with his shirt off. Nast. Two, doesn´t even let her talk and tells us that she can´t right now. I finally say ¨TATIANA, como esta?¨ so that she specifically responds. She did but her husband honestly wouldn´t let her get up to talk to us.. SO mean. ugh. But hopefully we´ll cross paths and be able to meet with her sometime!
This week we have found some others though.
Virginia. The mom of Bernardo, who is coming along. Ok, we taught her the restauacion, (restoration) and I should say that SHE TAUGHT US. But she taught us EVERYTHING about the apostasy, about the profetas (prophets) and what happened to them. It was incredible. I feel so dumb sometimes during lessons like that because when people understand it and want to accept it, it’s just amazing! The only bad thing is.. she doesn´t want to be baptized because she says she doesn´t have the time, aun que (even though) she’s been to church and has the time. But we´re working with her!
Guido. This man was basically a member 5 years ago and then got offended by an elder and hasn´t returned since. But we had a NDH (Family Home Evening) with him and a family, and he is a little confused because he is now studying with the Jehova Witnesses, but he knows where he needs to be and feels like he needs to get closer to Christ because he feels lost and lonely and has a bunch of member friends which is also great. He says he really needs to know to accept baptism again, which he already does know.. I think I´ll bust out Alma 12 10-11 with him soon.
Camila, this 17 year old girl, is just a delight. Super cute. She accepted a fecha (baptism date) and was progressing until church. She was sleeping. The worst thing ever, but this week we´ll get her there. She likes what we share, doesn´t have a religion, and we passed the other day and she wasn´t home but her mom answered and said.. ¨so my daughter is gonna be mormon?¨ and we started talking to her mom too, so hopefully she´ll listen too!
Susy. This lady we found one night late in her house and she answered the door super angry at the world and we just happened to be there and she just was angry and told us she is just waiting to die. Has had a harder life and everything, but we taught her that our Heavenly Father loves her and she wasn´t even sure if she beleived in God. And taught her about Christ and His Atonement. She has had bad experienes with mormons before and really was not happy, but listened to us and we told her that she needs to change her life to make it how she wants it and understanding the life of our Savior will help her. We left her a LDM (book of Mormon) with something marked and had a cita Jueves. (appointment Thursday) She was SO different. Told us that she read what we´d left her and felt a ton better and wants to have a better life and apologized for how she was the day before. She just won´t come to church because of things about the members, but we´re working with her on that! She basically has a testimony of the LDM, just needs to follow her actions!
just some funny things that happened this week...
One, this guy gave us his number and told us that he wanted to meet with us when we were close to his house, so we called him when we were close, but we didnt´know exactly which house it was.. he said that he was in Santiago now living with his grandparents, so we decide to knock some doors, the first door that opens, guess who it was.. HIM! And he saw us and then dodged and his gpa came out to tell us no. ha! It was just ridiculous and funny!
Carmen, this evangelica that we´ve taught a couple times. She’s out of control, but this day she was talking about bras and everything and was telling us about how her whole life her bra size has been the same and then after kids just changed, and that she doesn´t like it... then she was asking us our bra sizes so she could bring us on from her work. It was just hilarious. Maybe you had to be there or you have to know Carmen! ha!
Well, it´s going well here in Chile. Today the weather is amazing, love it. Usually cold, but today the sun is warm! Maybe I´ll get a tan. We´re gonna go walk around this famous park and just dink around a bit! I love the mission. The other day I was thinking about how much I have changed. I mean, I´m not different in personality, but now I understand what it means to be and how to be a daughter of God. It’s truly the best and am SO grateful that I have the mish to base my life off of!
The church is true. God Lives and Loves us. The atonement of Jesus Christ is real. Families are eternal. The BOM is the best book to get us closer to God and understand His commandments. Amo el evangelio!
Les quiero familia!
just some beautiful pics of my area!