Monday, April 24, 2017

Week 94

so this was a pretty crazy week here! we had our pday changed for the census that happened here in chile and we had the conference with pres nelson! it cut away quite a bit of time from the sector but still it was a great week!!!

so the conference with pres nelson was sososososososso cool! the whole area presideny was there too! and they all spoke with their wives! and so sister nelson talked about praying to find people whose ancestors are ready and axiously waiting on the other side for their baptisms! and then pres nelson talked a lot about the book of mormon! it was a really motivating conference and we got to shake hands with pres nelson and he said my name! ah! 

so we still are wokring on rebuilding the teachingn pool... but the girl estefani that we found in the pueblito.... we found out that she is super prepared! we had a cita with her pon saturday and as we enter her house she shows us an old copie of the BOM that she found in her house.... she was really pumped and she accepted baptism! and then she made it to church!!! and now she hasa fecha for the 13th of may! and she loved the YSA group here! 

we also started teachinga a lil old granpa named juan ( i call him juanito cause he's just too tierno) and he is 87!!!!! but he was really good and we went to his house and sang him hymns while elder cowley played the guitar! super cute old gramps, and he asked us when he's baptized if he can still watch soccer lol. 

but yes all is well here in linares city! its sad to think this might be my last week in linares! but we'll see where the lord wants me for the last transfer!!!!!!!!!!!

love you all so much!!!!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week 93

so yea this pic pretty much describes our week!! AURORA GOT DUNKED! and caros baptized her! man it was a pretty stressful baptism! we had to try like 4 times! and it was kinda cute cause she would just keep saying things like 'ohhh bendito señor' but she was oh so happy!

other than that not muched happened in the sector, we did realize that a lot of the people we are wokring with are kinda slowing down and dont really want to progress,so we are going to be finding a lot this week!!

and i realized this year chileans really dont do anything special for easter... its just another long weekend lol

so in the small pueblito that we work i every wweek, we taught a girl at the door and you know just a normal door lesson. and then the next week we passed by and she wasnt there, BUT her mom was there with the folleto. and i was thinking dang it she's going to reutrn it and get mad... but she had done the questiones on the back of the pamphlet..... i think that is the first time anyone has done that in my mish! and her answers were really good, BUT she couldnt make it to church bc it was easter weekend....

but yea all is well here in linares city! and pres nelson is coming this week!!! ahh! 

but love you all!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 92

well this was another interesting week on the mission! so due to interviews and helping other sectors i was outside of my own sector for 2 straight days lol. and one of the m was my bday. so we just pushed back the celebration for a couple of days. and we made milkshakes! but then elder cowley got kinda sick after oops. 

so ignacio was supposed to be baptized this weekend but there was a crazy story and basically his brother was in the hospital in another city and he wanted to be with him and then ignacio enters the army on tuesday...... and guys it was going to be a river baptism! but he said he'll be able to come back in may to visit and he'll get baptized then... bu

But the good new is that AURORA is all good to get dunked! and never have i seen someone so pumped to get baptized! the only problem is that she has not leg strength at all.... so we are still thinking how can we get her into the font... but she is super pumped!

but yea other than that we are just trying to get someone ready for the 22nd, it'll probably be abraham, but we'll see! but it is getting scary how fast the time is flying by! like in 9 weeks it'll be over!! 

but i hope you all have a great semana santa! and you guys share the great video that the church made!!! love you all!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 91

wow we had a wonderful week down here in linares!!

SO aurora.... sisnt get baptized this weekend because she went to go visit her family out on the farm. so she is now getting baptized on the 15th. and she is sosososo pumped. i just talked to her like 30 min ago outside lol. we are going to make her brownies tonight!

but ignacio, a 19 yo that we got as a reference from a member is going to be baptized this weekend! and he is super sper good! he so was prepped to be baptized we just had to teach him the commandments! 

we also startd working with a super ghetto MA fam. and the son, abraham, hasnt been baptized yet. and we got him to church and he also is going to be baptized the 15th! he's super funny, but super flaite lol.

and this weekend we aprovechared a lot with GC and we got a really cool guy named jorge to church for the first  time! and he loved it! and it was the talk about the bronze plates that got him, because he's right at that part of the BoM!!! so we are planning on committing him to get dunked this thursday for the 22nd! plus turns out he's part of the linares choir and nows some memberes that are in that same choir.

and so we made a list of friends to pray with with a little grandma in our branch named teresa. and we gave her some cards to invite those friends thatwe had been praying for, and her neighbor came! her name is rosa, super nice lady that is just super lonely. we're really pumped to start teaching her!

so for GC elder cowley and i had put a goal to get someone in every single session and we were so close!  we were just missing someone for the last session! and that one in my opinion had the best talk for inv! but atleast the other talks were very well fit for the specific people that came!

ALSO this week we got the mandate from presidente to start working in a pueblito near linares, its called  yerbas buenas (good herb?) and it was so cool bc there we found a member that said i have been waiting for you!!! plus people are really nice there! everyone will listen lol. 

but yea all is well here! thanks for all the love and support! hope you all have a great week!!!!!!!!