Monday, August 29, 2016

Week 62

ok so the new sector that i am in is litterally right next to my old sector. the chapel is like half an hour away walking from where i live. but yea this ward is DOPE. i would dare to say that its better than villa acero.

so our first day the ward had correlation, and man they were really pumped to be getting zls in the ward. but this was probably the best correlation i have ever seen in my whole life. leaders from each organization were they and actually contributing and thinking about the people! it was sick!

But yea we are starting from a pretty clean slate! we only got one investigator from the other sector, BUT we already have a had a great miracle with him! his name is guillermo and we got to knwo him right away and he seeme pretty decent. then we had another cita later in the week and he had a dream!!!! a missionary came up to him in his dream and told him that he has to fast and then get baptized!!!!! so he has fecha for the 23! and he came to church! talk about miracles already!!!

But yea other than that we have just been knocking doors trying to find receptive peeps. it was a tougher week but we really have been focusing on how we need to be pacient with the sector. and it really was a clean slate we didnt even have a map in the house! so we have been wopkring on making a nice big map, and we made little pocket size ones for ourselves. 

But yea all is well in this ward! it really is soooooo sick! and we got like 20 members comiited to leave with us this week! soooo hay vamos a ver lo que pasarà!!!!! love you all! this work only progresses because it is the true church!!! love you all!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Week 61

well you guys remember elsa right.... yea so she did not get baptized........ soo uhh yea. she was at her sons house for part of the week like she alwas does, so we were not able to have contact with her till friday. there as we passed that day our hearts broke. turns out a catholic priest from her old church heard that she was going to get baptized.... and he filled her head with all those evil catholic lies... now she wants nothing to do with the church.... and now she has a new little saint that she prays to in her house. ugghhh it was pretty killer.

pero bueno..... so cambios came....... me voy! and so does elder hayne! we are both going to open a new sector in our zone! so it is a complete white wash lol. so please pray for us that we can make back home each night lol! but yea i didnt sleep last night thinking about all that we now have to do, lol we were not the most diligent with our area book so today we gotta do a lot of stuff to do lol. and then this sector is going to be only hermanas... and oh man they are so lucky! but the hermanas that have been i the sector already have been working really hard and have no one... so im glad that they'll get a nice pool of people to dunk.

so yea after elsa's baptism fell we took a moment to mope a lil and drink a pepsi express then we decided that we had to find some new chosen peeps. and we did it! we found a ref from a member that is GOLDEN and she really wants to get baptized and another ref from some othe missionaries of a super ghetto chick that was really interested in baptism and already has gone to church once!

But yea it'll be good for the hermanasthat get this sector. and supposedly the ward we are going to is one of the best in the mish but the elders that were there kind of ruined it....... so we'll see what happens! But i love being a issionary and working so hard! thanks pandres for the new kicks! im pretty sure i have the fanciest shoes in chile!

ps i caught i frog the other day! love you all the church is true!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Week 60

wow this sector is dope. we really have been just working as much as we can. but man oh man am i tired, cant wait for that nice sunday afternoon nap that is waiting for me in summer 2k17. but until then...

so this week elsa will get baptized! we did find out that prez is going to have to do the interview.... but we explained the situation and he said that all is well and she should get baptized this saturday! she is so funny she keeps saying (as a joke) that she is going to swim on the 20th! but yea she is doing well and te ward loves her. i still cannot believe that we knocked her door only 2ish weeks ago.

So we also have been working with the LA soledad that has two kids that can get baptized. they techincally can get dunked this saturday but we're going to wait a little more because the parents are seperated and we want to get some support from the dad before the baptism. so they should be getting baptized late august or early september.

we found a recent convert that have a little sister who is 11 and is pretty interested in baptism! we talked to her dad (who isnt member) last night and was pretty receptive. so we are hoping that atleast the girl will be able to get baptized and then with more time the father. 

we still are working with this awesome family that we found recently. they ALMOST got to church. but on saturday night the mom's kidneys liked failed or something and went to the hospital.... so they couldnt make it....... it was kinda a bummer but now she is doing better! and the mom like seriously understands all that we teach SO SO WELL. so we'll hope to see her at church next sunday!

I thinnk i found the equivalent of mom and dad in this ward lol. theyre names are juan and gladdys. they are awesome members that help us out sooooo much. the mom gave us a sick ref of an old lady that is super interested in getting baptized and learning about the church! but seriously theyre just like chilean mom and dad that are just willing to help out the missionaries and love cooking for us! PLUS gladdys made us pokemon ties (because pokemon go is here in chile) so i have a psyduck tie lol.

But yea all is well here in hualpen! we went with a member to go eat papa johns earlier today, and hiked a cool hill. i just love being able to consecrate myself to this work! hope you all have a great week!! love you all!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Week 59

so this was probably the most efficient week of my whole mission. we worked oh so hard. and we might have gotten the mish record of lessons with members lol. But it is awesome just seeing the progress that comes with working hard!

So our girl Elsa is sososososo funny! she is a little crazy and keeps saying on the 20th im going to swim!!! but she is super excited to get baptized! still cant find a hearing aid but we found her a fellow old lady to be her friend!!! and in stead of drinking coffee she drinks hot chocolate LOL! so shes golden!

We also have been working a lot with niños and their families! we have been activating this one family that has 2 kids that can be baptized! one of them will also be baptized the 20th with elsa!! and the other we have to wait a lil longer cause hes only 10. but still the familiy is so so so much happier keeping the commandments!

so here in our sector elder hayne and i have liked perfected the door approach! its like 4 questiones and you def get in the house! its sick doing it iwth the members! they alkl are really pumped now to participate in the obra!!

Those families that arent married arent doing the best.... so were going to pass them over to the ward, but hopefully with time they can get baptized but its just complicated.....

But for real. the work has been hastened! I love being able to work my heart out here! love all of you! have a great week!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Week 58

so it was a pretty good week here in hualpen! it was full of random things but it was a pretty stinkin good week!

So this last tuesday we had minicambios with the APs. which was pretty fuin because i got to go back to the office for part of the day! it was fun seeing the senior couples again! plus there was a birthday in the office so we got cake!! but it was a pretty fun minicambio, learned some good stuff.

Then on wednesday we had zone conference! and oh man that was a headache we were in our chapel from 8 am to 9 pm...... yea it kinda killed our day but it was fun having my first interview with pres catala! he's really cool and is super pumped about getting concepcion ready for the temple thats coming real soon!

This week Elder hayne and i just went to town on our sector really just trying to be with a member every moment of the day and just getting into houses! it was really fun seeing the members get excited as we just enter in random houses. But we found this awesome old lady that now had fecha! her name is elsa and she has 86 years!!! but we told her that she can get baptized the 20th and she is so excited for it! and we went to look for her on sunday morning witrh a member in his van and she was there waiting for us ready to go to church! and the funny thing with her is that she is kinda deaf.... so when the meeting is starting we kinda whisper yell 'can you hear' and she kinda yells back no... so i run over to the secratary and tell him to boost the volume and still she couldnt hear.... but she just sadi ohhh dont worry about me im old. lol but she still liked it! and she said she'll bring her hearing aid next time!

other than her we are working with a lot of couples that are not married..... which is kinda a pain. all of the want to get baptized but there is a longer process of getting a marriage in before.... so please keep the following peeps ina family prayer or 2: andrea, luis; juan manuel, paulina; beatriz; Ilda, cristian.

But really all is well here in hualpen! it didnt rain as much this last week so i was able to de mold my boots lol. but really its so great here! This last week i really have been able to become a a witness of that the work has been hastened and that if we work with all our heart might mind and strength that we will have miracles all the time, and we will be guided to the chosen people. I love this work! and hope that you all have a great week! love you all!!!