hola hola familia! this week was crazy. we were working so hard to get people to come uno christ this past week. This morning we were so exhausted tht we took the p day nap right after morning prayers lol. Bu with all of that work we are finally starting to see fruit here in linares!!! We were able to put 4 people with fecha to be baptized! but only one came to church , so the other three are going to be bumped back , but hopefully they willl accept a new fecha.
The person that has fecha and is really progressing is martin, a niño of 9 years. he is the grandson of our branch president. and we have been working on reactivating his mom and step dad to come to church so that he can be baptized. so far we really have gotten his mom on board, yenny. But we are really excited for him because we might be able to move up his date sooner if we can get his mom a calling. but still his date is for the 15 of november! so hopefully ill still be here for that! but he as of today is the only person that has a date to be baptized.
We were able to get into a house of a little grandma that i contacted on the street and we were able to get here to committ to a fecha, but when we came back the next day to check up on her, because she doesnt have a phone, her granddaughter came out with her and told us they are catholic... it was a big bummer because she seemed like she knew what she had to do, but wll probably swing by her house again to see if she changes her mind.
so yesterday before the 1st session i called bernadita to remind her about conference and to see if she could make it. sadly she told me about how her son who used to be a mormon had told her a lot of stuff and now she was really confused and wanted some time to read the bible to prepare herself more... but i didnt really take no for an answer lol i was on the phone with her for like 10 minutes talking about how why would i be all the way over here in chile trying to teach people something that wasnt true. she still said she needs time but i think we will be passing by later this week. the big thing s that she is scared of not following through with compromisos.
we got into one house this week where there were two girls that are friends living together. and earlier that week we contacted them while they were painting their fence and we asked if they had any questions about life they would like answered, they asked why do bad things happen to good people. we were then able to teach them an awesome lesson using a piece of string and a dot on it to teach about an eternal perspective and how this life is really short and we need to be tested for everythin within this time. they both accepted to be baptized!! but sadly they did not come to church... so we are going to visit them again today and really teach them the importance of keeping the sabbath day.
And guys wasnt GC awesome, it was so much fun being able to watch it in english. i hope that all of you called mom after the talk holland gave, we were all joking that presidente was gong to give us permission after that talk. I think my favorite talk was from richard j maynes about how we need to keep our lives centered around christ and he used to example of the potter. it is so true that if we pair that with the talk uchtdorf gave and keep our lives simply centered around christ life will be a lot happier.
But like i said this week was really busy we have been finding a lot of news and we think that november will be a month full of baptisms. It is fun to see the fruit of patience because instead of walking all day now we are really in lessons and it just makes life a lot easier. I hope that all of you enjoyed your GC weekend and were able to hear all of the talks it is so cool to think about those new apostles and to have heard theyre testimonies about how the lord chooses the weak to preach his word, it is so true. now that i love and pray for al of you!!! besitos!!
ps its weird to think that 6 months ago we were all together, but hey im not sick to my stomach!!