June 26, 2014
It has been a great week, even if it has been a little more difficult with this whole soccer world cup thing that we hear is happening. Just kidding, this whole soccer thing is Chilean life right now; I’ve never seen so much disobedience, craze, etc over a sport. I mean, March madness can get crazy and stuff, and I tented and everything, but Chile España has gotten to a whole new level of crazy. President has been telling us to just stay in the house during games, and then be careful after, but after the games, people are just going crazy. But the work goes on.
We haven’t been able to get hold of J all week, seems she has been dodging us. So we are still looking for more prepared people to find. I am determined to leave this sector a lot better than I found it, and leave Elder M with everything he needs so that the zone can just explode with success.
We have been working hard and stressing obedience with the zone. We are proud of our missionaries, for the most part, for their dedication to the commandments we have as missionaries. It reminds me of a great video about a horse, from seminary days, I think--the horse is trained to come when the bell rings, and learns to be obedient, but then he goes without water, and gets let loose, and right when getting to the water, they ring the bell. That’s the question for all of us; to what level do we take our obedience? Do we have little things that are just too much, or that we choose not to obey, justifying that we are mostly obedient, or that it’s not that bad what we are doing? It happens a lot, and obviously we all have things to improve, but it’s sad to see when people blatantly rebel against what they know is right.
We have been talking with lots of people, and are giving a good example to our missionaries of diligence and obedience. The blessings of investigators aren’t coming yet, but they I’m sure they will. So we are just going to keep on keeping on!
I hope everyone has a great week!