Well, well, well, another week has passed.
Here we are in Chiguayante, hittin’ the paint, doin’ work, ballin’ hard, puttin’ up points, etc, etc, etc.
It’s been a good week of progress. You could even say that we are “failing better;” there is still a lot more that we can accomplish, and I’m not sure that personally I’m ever satisfied, which is probably a good character flaw to work on.
But this week we have seen some miracles. Last week, we were feeling a little bit down, with all the missionaries I think, that it was a slow week and not many people were progressing towards baptism in the zone. But this week we really changed things up and almost every sector is making big changes and starting to see the results.
On Tuesday, we were thinking about what we could share with everyone to get them pumped to work hard and be bold and always do their best. Came to mind 17 Miracles, so we showed a short clip of when a women and her children are starving and put two biscuits in a pot with water, let it cook, pray, and it’s full of food. Talked about that, remembered a little that, in the end, even though missions are hard, it’s nothing like the price that has already been paid, and I think it got everyone going a little bit more.
One of our favorite families here have been bringing their neighbors to church that we have been teaching. They are awesome and have a lot of potential, but aren’t married. They are really willing and wanting to make changes together, so we are going to see what we can do with all the paperwork. We have heard lots of different things from all the members, that it might take a long time, it might be really easy, it might take forever, or not. So we are praying for a miracle this week for them to be able to get married in March and then baptized.
This week we were in some of the apartments (se llaman blocks) and had just had an appointment fall through. We went straight to a block, without really planning it, climbed to the top floor, knocked the last door, and the lady let us right in. SHE HAD BEEN IN THE VERY ACT OF READING THE LIAHONA. Are you kiddin’ me?! That does’nt happen. She was like, “I love this, I wanna learn more.” We invited her to baptism. She said she would think about it, but then doesn’t want us coming back until next week, so that was a bummer, but we got her number (big win) and we are going to see what happens there. But it was neat.
We played soccer this morning but this time we won. We made a plan, played better defense, and just let the elders up front do the work. Went well. Helps that we are almost all Latinos in the zone and all of them are very good athletes.
Hope everyone has a great week. Keep praying for us here. I love you all!
|Making lunch for the household, a rare treat!|
|With Elder E, AP|