So this week we got transfers, and I'm going to a place called Quilpue. It's not too far away from Villa Alemana Oeste, so I'll probably see some of my friends here again. Still, it's always sad to leave. I guess we'll see what the Lord has in store for me there.
This week was pretty great. We were able to get Shadrach and Gabenley (our haitian friends) to go to a baptism of another Haitian! That was great because he was able to talk to them in French or Creol, whatever they speak, so that they could understand. We also invited Bryon to a ward party, and he came! From what I could tell, he really enjoyed it. Then on Sunday, Bryon and Gabenley both came to church. I really think that they're gonna get baptized.
Since it's summer there's been a lot of fires. It seems like everyday now we look out the window and see a fire or smoke or something. We actually found a place that was burned by a fire, and now it looks like a different world. Oh, and also a nice family in our ward made us a Thanksgiving feast. That was really nice of them.
So this week was a great week. It was the 2nd to last week of this transfer, so I'll probably be moving areas this next week. I guess we'll see where the Lord takes me.
So first, a funny story. We went to visit Shadrach, our Hatian investigator, and the first thing he said to us when we got there was, "Ok, this Sunday I can't go to church, I have to go to Santiago." So we responded, "Um, ok?" But then he said, "But this is my friend, and he will go to church with you." We almost said that it doesn't really work like that, but then we started talking to his friend, Gabenley, and he is actually really interested in the church. He said, "I want to learn more about you guys, because I have never heard of you before." And he came to church the next day. He really enjoyed it.
We also had 2 more investigators at church, both of which were miracles too. We've really seen the Lord preparing the hearts of the people to receive us. I can't wait to keep working and see what else he has in store for us.
There are also a lot of puppies now. I guess that's all.
Well, we had Stake Conference this week. It was really great. It reminded me of a little General Conference, but I guess that's the point. Well, anyway, we invited one of our Haitian investigators to come to church, and he said that he would go! The only problem was that because it was Stake Conference, it was farther away. But we were able to find a member with a car that helped us, so Shadrach (that's his name) was able to church.
As for the interviews in our house, we've been saved for another week. President won't be passing by this week, so I guess that just gives us more time to clean, or not clean, depending how you look at it. I guess we'll see. I guess that's it. Miss you guys!
So things have been pretty great this week. We've been working a lot with Gonzalo this week helping him to integrate more in the church. Also, in the next couple weeks we're going to have interview in our houses by the Mission President. I guess that means we have to clean now!
So this week we found a miracle. His name is Luis. We found him, and he said he wanted to got to church and get baptized. We thought he was joking, but the we found him waiting for us outside of his house on Sunday morning. I guess he really wanted to go to church. He said he really liked it and that he wants to come next week.
I watched a few other people make bread this week, so I guess I'm basically an expert now. I've just gotta keep practicing. I guess that's it. Miss you guys.
September 2016 - September 2018