Dear Family and Friends,
Well, this is a new experience... I am
typing right now on a tablet in the house of a member because the
internet place where we usually write is closed...ugh!!! Anyways, this
week was amazing!!!! :) i really wish i was typing on a real computer so
that i could tell you guys about everything. But here goes...
A few miracles:
found some sweet new investigators this week. The first person was a
lady named M. We had previously taught her son a little bit and
talked a bit with her husband but we dropped by the other day and she was
there, and we had an awesome visit. We taught her the restoration and
she was very receptive and had a lot of faith. She is excited to go to
church and to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. Anyways, the next
family we visited was an incomplete family. It is a young couple, the
dad is a member and the mom isn't. T, the mom, said she was
interested in reading the Book of Mormon even though S. said he
wasn't interested in reading, although it looks like his heart is
softening. She agreed to read and pray, which was a big change from the way they received us in their home. The next family we found,
though we were only able to teach the mom so far is A. She has
two kids and a husband and he is awesome. I am sending an email in which
there is a big recording about our visit and the miracle we saw with
her. Suffice it to say she is very receptive and agreed to read the Book
of Mormon, pray, and will be going to church very soon :) The next
family we found gwe taught on Sunday,
the A family. We were only able to teach the mom and her
daughter, G and D, but they are AWESOME!!! They were so
very receptive to the gospel and they loved hearing about the
experience of Joseph Smith. In fact the asked us if they couId go to
church and where they could get a Book of Mormon. We said that they could
go for sure and that we were going to give them a Book of Mormon.
They were thrilled. We didn't meet the younger brother and the dad was
working. More details are in the recordings I'll be sending.
thing, there is a recent convert in our sector named L. She
hasn't let the missionaries go to her house in months and hasn't been to
church in over a year. Anyways, we visited her twice this week and helped
get her excited to go back to church and have faith and hope so as to see
the miralces in her son who is struggling. She went to church and when we were taking her
to her class, we walked into the relief society and the sisters there
were just so happy to see her again and really welcomed her back. Well,
undoubtedly she felt loved and important.
D. and her family
are doing well. I was on divisions but Elder Deal went by this week and
we reset their baptismal date. They are a lot more excited and they are
showing a lot more faith. My goal now is to use even more members than
we have up until now. I think that is going to help them a lot in order
to be ready for their baptism in February. The W. family is doing
well too. Y. is awesome, this week we taught the meaning of the
sacrament to her husband and I was just shocked at how well she
understood the doctrine.
Anyways, those were the main things that happened this week. Could I ask our family a favor?
Could I assign you guys a few people that I am teaching and could you guys
write them a letter? Could you introduce yourselves, tell a little bit
about yourselves, and then bear your testimony and invite them to do
certain things, such as read the bom, go to church, etc.? Mom, then you,
with this letter, could attach a photo of each person and make a little
word file and then send them to me. Ill then print them out, translate
them, and give them to the investigators, okay? Ill get you guys the
assignments for next week. If you have any questions, just hit me up.
I love you guys a ton, see ya!!!!!
Answers to questions:
1. The Chilean people believe in God and Christ
and the Holy Ghost usually but in the last few years it's been pretty
popular for the teens to not believe in God, or believe that he is like
an energy or something...
2. The hardest doctrine for people to accept is between the law of chastity or word of wisdom...nobody likes to learn about those commandments
3. The doctrine that brings the most joy is probably temple and eternal families
Yes, we have those dates with D. and family...
we reset them for February but everything is going great!!!
5. I'm staying
focused by just thinking about those we are teaching and trying to find
more people and help the recent converts
6. Goals: Finish the BOM
in spanish, have a baptism in january, february, and march, find lots of
people for elder deal and the new companion that he'll have and be
7. Elder nelson will be leaving the sector this change but elder lee, my old mtc comp, is in the zone so ill die with him :)
I haven't gone to the temple since Elder Thomas but at the start of February I'll go and
then the week I go home my whole group goes with president and his wife.
The youth don't usually go unless the ward goes...
Love yall :)