So first of all, my companion's brother got a mission call. He's going to the California Arcadia Mission Spanish speaking. So shoutout to Tyler Beck, everyone wish him good luck if you see him, but you probably wont because he lives in Idaho.
Anyway, we've been working a lot with less active famillies, and it really paid off. We had 7 people at church that we invited. One family, familia Meza, have a kid that's 7 about to turn 8, and he wants to get baptized.
Alexis Montenegro is a semi-recent convert of about 2 years, and his kids aren't members. He has 2 kids named Alexis and Moises, and they both want to be baptized, all they need is permission from their mom. We're crossing our fingers hoping that happens.
Anyway for all you that were wondering, the mission is great. You really have a great time when you're on a mission. I love it.
Well that's all for this week, see you guys in 7 more.
Alright guys, this week has been great.
First of all, we got to talk to our moms! Really it was great. Only I would complain that 40 minutes is not long enough. That was the closest I think Ive been to not being obedient (haha, that was a joke). Also my friends Casey, Josh, Will and Hayden were there, so shoutout to them. We got to talk and laugh and joke just like old times.
Sunday was great because of the Skype call, but also because our investigators Christian and Gabriela came to church. Their cousin is in our ward, so they really felt comfortable and they loved it!
We found Christian on Thursday, and it was a really cool story. So on Thursday it rained all day. I mean ALL DAY. I usually love the rain, but as a missionary its kind of bad. So we were walking around trying to find people to talk to, when our district leader called. He gave us the challenge to find a new investigator despite the weather, so we went out with that determination to find a new investigator. We started knocking doors, or shouting doors as it is here, and basically nobody wanted anything.
Still determined to find a new investigator, we kept shouting doors, and thats when we shouted at Christian's door. At first, he said he was too busy and said we could come back tomorrow, but as we were writing that down in our planners he yelled at us, "Come in!" Once we were inside he told us his cousin was a member and he had just got off the phone with him. He asked about us to make sure we were really missionaries, and then he let us in. We taught him and his wife Gabriela, and the both came to church.
Honestly, the mission is great. To anyone thinking about whether or not they want to go on a mission, I've got your answer right here: DO IT. You wont regret it, and youll see so many miracles.
Well thats all I've got to say for now, I miss you guys and I'll see you next week.
Alright everyone, things are still good here in Chile.
First of all, this Sunday it rained. It rained and rained and rained all day. Wouldn't have been too bad, except one of our Haitians didn't want to come to church because of it. They dont really like it here because its too cold for them. But anyway, we are very excited for this next change here in Belloto. Our district has a goal for baptisims this month, and if we get it, we get to do something fun! Hopefully we can, we have faith!
But yeah, I love the rain, but I'm not too fond of it when Im a missionary. Good thing I had my umbrella. Hope everything is great where you guys are. We went to the sand dunes in Viña last monday because we made our goal as a zone. It was pretty fun.
Terremotos means earthquakes
We had a couple of earthquakes this week. None of them were too big, the biggest one was a 7.1, but there were little ones all week. They arent even scary, I think they are kind of fun, but lots of people here dont like them.
This week we has something called a "noche blanca", or a white night. Basically what a noche blanca is is when everyone in the zone has a baptism on the same night. While ours wasnt a true white night, because not every single companionship baptized someone, there were still 6 people that got baptized, and the whole thing was at the stake level. It was great. While we didnt have anyone to baptized, it was still great to see everyone get baptized. I also got to be one of the witnesses, basically the best seat in the house.
We also put a baptismal date it the Luengo family, Eduardo and Romina. Their date is the 3rd of June. It would have been sooner, but Eduardo is a Marine, and he has to go on a 15 day tour. He cant say where, and he cant say when, so its super top secret, not even his wife knows exactly when he leaves.
Good news, I get to stay in Belloto for another 6 weeks with my trainee Elder Fausett.
I miss all you guys!
September 2016 - September 2018