Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 83

so yea this has been one of the more digamos full weeks of my mission...

so as all have heard chile is literally on FIRE. let me explain... on thursday it reached 43 degrees cel. like 109F. and there are people that are light random forests on fire. so on thursday while teaching a lady we start smelling smoke..... and we go outside and it looks like heavy fog.... but it was SMOKE! so we had to have to whole zone go inside and make sure their emergency bakcpacks were ready.... luckily all was fine but we couldnt work that night because the smoke was so strong!

and then the next day we had zone conference............... AH but i had an AWESOME interview with pres! it made me super sad that i'll be done in like 4 months..... but we were talking about how the change in key indicators with SLC and how we had to adjust the standard of excelence. (which is btw 4 with date, 4 in church, 20 lwm) ughhhh made me want to start the mission again!

so luis is doing super well! we took him to a baptism and he was so happy after that he just hugged us! BUT he smoked so we had to sun the date back a little bit..... so he is no good for the 11th

and CARLOS!! so he is doing sososososos well! he's now reading the BoM every day! and we've been doing a lot of FHEs with him! and even his brother is really excited for him (who isnt member and gets back this week) so carlos will be baptized the 18th! and then his brother (hernan) the one who received us first will most likely be baptized the following week!

but yea it was a pretty stinkin hot week here! but just gotta keep grinding! love you all so much!!!

btw please register for my classes the 1st!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 82

wow guys i am officially entering into lobster mode here in linares! it is soosososososoooo stinkin hot! and this next week is supposed to be even hotter!! like 40 degrees celcius!!! i believe thats like 108F! But dont worry yes mom i am using sunscreen, but i dont think i can get myself to use a hat #JW.

but it was a pretty good week here!

so luis...... we found out this week that he has skitzofrenia... (ojalá i spelled that right) but he's still good! basically if he wants to he still can get baptized! and he is still good for the 4th! and yes i had to wake hime up again by throwing a rock on his roof lol!

and this week we did a small activity where we invited everyone that we are working with to the chapel and we had a mini tour. and at the end we showed the bautismal font with the clothes for baptism! IT WAS SO SICK! two brothers (carlos and hernan) are super pumped to get baptized!!!! carlos made it to church this weekend but herenan couldnt cause he went to the beach since it was his only week of vacations..... but they both are going to be baptized the 18th! and they are just super nice guys that are like in their 50s and just want to learn a lot more! o sea PERMISO!

on friday we went to go visit claudia...... we had a great lesson with our Branch prez and we invited her to prepare to be baptized for her ancestors. it was probs one of the coolest lessons ive ever had! BUT she didnt come to church again......... so were leaving her. but still it was a really cool lesson lol

BTW in my zone since its so hot one sector is litterally one fire...... so could you all please pray for cauquens!? we were going to go down as a zone today but then pres catala said no one go except for the elders there..... so we'll see if we can do the service later. but yea a lot of neighborhoods are buring up.....

But i lvoe all of you so much! it is so great serving out here wqish you guys could meet these peeps!! they are so nice!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 81

yea so time is flying here in linares. i still feel like there is so much to do but the days just fly by! 
But we had a pretty good week in our sector!! we finally have someone thats getting baptized!!!!!
so one moring we were looking for some less actives when a random guy kinda approached us (luis) and we started talking to him and he was like i would love to have some friedns like you guys. at this moment elder cowley and i nearly yell 'we are your friends!' after that we started to leanr about his tory and he has had a hard life. his house burnt down 6 months ago, then his parents moved away, THEN they died. and now he live alone in the burnt house........ he lives in the back part thats kinda ok but the mjority of his house is just walls.... BUT sunday moring we went to look for him and he was snoozin (like any good chilean) so we had to throw rocks on his roof lol. but he woke up and came to church! and there we showed him the font and he accepted to be baptized the 4th of febuary!!! and he is really excited for it!!!

and claudia that other great person we found last week committed to get baptized the 28th!!!!! but she didnt come to church..... so we are thinking about runningher date to later febuary or leaving her.

but yea we have a lot more hope for our sector and we are finally getting to know most of the members!

love you guys so much1!!! have a great week!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 80

sothis week was a long one, but we really were workingon just finding people and man oh man did we find! people here are super nice so its really easy to get into houses! and we did find some good people that are progressing!

we found a family that had been reciving the missionaries andone of the daughters was baptized but there are still three others that need to be baptized! they are super receptive, but super lazy lol. but we gained a lot of confidence with them as we painted a couch made from paletes for them!

we also found a 12 yo who is super receptive and ws super close to coming to church, but his uncle wasgoing to take them to a city near by.... but we still have a lot of hope for marcelo!

but man oh man it is soooooo hot here in linares! i might come home black! but i love it here and it is really fun trying to save a sector that was well maintained!!

BTW i got sick on new years day..... something i ate did not settle well and sunday i had to stay home from church..... itwasnta pleasant morning, and then in the afternoon wegot permission as a zone to watch disney movies! so i now have seen kung fu panda 3 and inside out! but the huatita is all good!

love you all so much!!! hope you all have a great week!!