So, this week, we got TRANSFERS
In short, my companion and I are BOTH leaving Canihuante. Elder Martinez is going to Valparaiso, and I'm going to Ovalle Sur. Ovalle Sur is another branch in Ovalle. They made that change because I'm going to be the new zone leader of Ovalle. I'm really excited for that! It'll be a different experience, different responsibilities, but I'm ready!
Other than that, my companion has to have surgury to remove an ingrown toenail. I do not recommend that to anyone. So basically we can't leave our house. It's been great, I've been able to read a lot and organize teaching records and things like that. It's great, because it'll help the 2 new elders that are going to replace us.
We took lots of pictures as a zone, so here they are.
So this week was really great. We've been working really hard so that we can have more people come to our open soccer activity, and I think it really paid off. We had more than 20 people there, and we had to make 4 teams so that everyone could play. I really think that they enjoyed it, and I hope that they keep coming.
I think the best part was that we brought our haitian friends, and they made their own team. It was pretty funny to see them play, mostly because they played really well. Whenever they would win they would say things like "Haiti up 1-0". They made everyone laugh. There was one, named Paul, that would call for the ball like he was calling a horse. I thought that was funny. The good thing is that they want to keep playing, so they'll be back this week.
And they liked it so much that they came to church this week, and they brought their friends. 6 of our haitian friends came to church. They really liked it, even if they didn't really understand. They want to keep coming to learn more Spanish.
And just like that, we found out that another Haitian is attending in the other branch, and he's a member already. He was baptized in Haiti, so he can answer all of their questions. We are so grateful for all of these blessing. Other than that, our week has been pretty great. The next week we'll have transfers, so everyone pray that we stay so we can keep going with our open soccer activity. I miss you all!
So, this week it rained for the first time. Here in Ovalle it doesn't rain quite as often as it does in the southern part of the mission, where I was before, so this was one of the few times that we'll have to deal with rain. But even with the rain, we saw lots of miracles this week.
First of all, we went looking for a Haitian named Enoc. We had talked with him a little in the street, and he said that he would like it if we came by, so that's what we did. We went by, and he wasn't there. We asked one of them if Enoc was there, but he didn't know so he went inside to go look for him. While we were waiting outside, a few others told us to come in. So we sat down. The first haitian came down the stairs with another Haitian, and only said, "Enoc." The only problem was that he wasn't Enoc. We more haitians came down and started to talk to us, and between our limited knowledge of french, their limited knowledge of Spanish, a little bit of English, and Google translate, we were able to teach them about the Book of Mormon. It was great, and they wanted us to come back.
Also, we went to go find snow today as a zone. It has been raining lately, so we went to go find snow. And we found snow. It was pretty great, because I hadn't seen snow for a long time. I was reminded that snow is cold, and wet. But it was fun. I hope you all are having a great time.
It was a really great week.
We had our last zone conferene with President and Hermana Diaz. It was really great, but at the same time really sad because they are leaving. I'm really grateful for all that they did. They have really made a difference in me.
So I was a little sick this week, but nothing really bad. I just had a cold. I guess Hermana Diaz thought I was really sick or something, because the day after the zone conference, the zone leader called me and said, "So Hermana Diaz said you should go to the hosptial." I really felt fine, but I went anyways. That was my first time in a Chilean hospital, if you can believe it. They just gave me some allergy pills, even though what I have isn't even allergies, but I guess it's fine.
We've been trying to work in both of our branches right now. It's been a little hard, because there are so many things that we have to do, but we are going to keep working. There aren't really any investigators progressing right now, but we'll have more to say next week for sure. I miss all you guys!
September 2016 - September 2018