Monday, November 30, 2015

Week 27 - November 16th, 2015

This past week has been a really good week!!!! So my favorite investigator, Gricel, was about to move out of our sector, BUT then they found a house in our sector thats perfect for them!!!!! WOOHOO, AND also the registro civil opened up this past week soo they can now get married!!!! Sooo we are going to talk to them tomorrow and hopefully start setting goals for them to get married and baptized. So that was good, we also found another family to start teaching! The thing we really got to focus on now, is going to church! Because before someone can get baptized, they have to attend the church 3 times. So thats one thing we are going to be working on a lot this next week. This past week, we helped Gricel and Edwardo move into their new house, we did an activity with the relief society, and we a family home evening (noche de hogar) with the bishop and his family. We have been really busy lately, just about everyday we have had 7 appointments. This coming week we are going to be having a noche de hogar in the church as a ward! We are going to read 1 Nephi 8 and then have them go through an obstical course while holding on to a piece of yarn haha. Soo I hope that we can get our investigators to go so we can start having them get to know the ward. BUT that would be about it for this week:) Its been pretty cloudy this whole past week and today is cloudy once again. I love it when its cloudy because then its not as hot hahaha. ANYWAYS, thank you all for your love and support! Have a great week!! Chao!!!

Week 26 - November 9th, 2015

This week we have been putting a lot of focus in the less active members. In my ward here, we have about 900 members and only about 70 have been attending church! That kind of gives you a perspect of how bad it is here haha. Because there was a time in Chile when missionaries would baptize about 200 people during their mission. All the members attended church for a little bit and then stop coming. Soooo thats what we have been doing. But its been really good, becase we have found some really good investigators by doing this. Something really sad happened this week, my investigators Gricel and Edwardo finally got a new house and a job and the registro civil (the place were you get legally married) opend up this week. The sad part is that the new house is in a different sector!!!! Just when everything worked out, they moved:( BUT we have some really good investigators now so hopefully it works out with them. We have one investigator, Viviana, who had a dream that two angels came to her house and knocked on the door, sooooo I think we are good there haha. She has a lot of desire to know more so pray that she will except a date for baptism!! Anyways, we also had a confernece in La Serena with the president of the mission this past friday and we were there from 8 in the morning to about 7:30 in the night! -_- That was a really long day haha. ALSO I also hit the 6th month mark of my mission!! Time has seriously flown by. That is all that has really happened this week. Hopefully I have more good news next week hahaha. Im grateful for all the support I have recieved. Have a great week!!!! CHAO.

Week 24 - October 26th, 2015

Soooo This week has been pretty crazy! Elder Johnson finally left Parte Alta after 6 months here, and I got a new companion! We got the call at 8:30 Tuesday night, and left the next day at 9:30 for Viña del Mar. The best part is though, that I had to go on a 6 hour bus ride ALL the way to Viña and then another 6 bus ride back! So I didnt get home until 2AM the next day! But now we are here. My new companion is Elder Marchant. He is from Sandy, Utah and only has 6 weeks left and then he is going to finish his mission!! So Im pretty sure that going to be in parte alta for another 3 months! Geez. BUT its ok! Gricel and Edwardo are finally going to get married! WOOOHOOO. BUT the problem is, is that the place where you get legally married is closed. The workers are on strike in all of Chile so nobody can get married right now, EXCEPT the gays. Yep, it became legal in Chile a little while ago. So now we just have to wait for it to open again, but who knows when that is going to be. Yeah...... and we also passed by for lots of less active members and found lots of new people to teach, so Im excited to start doing that:) Y eso! Thats what I got for this week! Oh and a quick story this week: I was playing the piano in sacrament meeting and a huge tremor went off and lots of the members started freaking out and I was just sitting there playing like, should I stop? Hahaha that was crazy. ANYWAYS thats it for this week! Thank you all for the continued support! I love you all tons! Chao.