So where to begin... ? First of all time is starting to pass super fast! The weeks are like this:, Tues, Wed, , , Tues, Wed, Sun... Really I cant believe that my compañera leaves in less than three weeks!
So on to our week:
Remember how we didn't have anyone at church last week and that our person with a baptismal date didn't show up either? Yeah, so we went by his (Jaunito) house this week and taught him to keep the Sabbath day holy. Then we gave him a new date and told him *firmly* that he needs to come to church and partake of the Sacrament. He said yes he would and that he would for sure be at church this week.
Then we were contacting and we came a cross this old lady who only has one tooth (reminded me of Grandpa, lol) And turns out she is a member (active I might add) but I had never seen her before in our ward... it was weird. But she told us she lives with her daughter who is a less active and her grandson who isnt a member but REALLY loves to go to church. So we asked her if we could accompany her to her house and teach them and she said, sure! So we went to her house and taught her daughter who really has a SUPER awesome testimony but she has had some trouble with members and she is in the middle of divorcing her husband and so she just stopped going to church. So we taught her and committed her to going to church with her son this week.
Socomes around and we are waiting and waiting and biting our nails for Jaunito... and he didnt show *typical chileno flojo* but the less active and her son did! So this was our miracle! Because throughout all of my time here I havent had an investigator come to church! So after church we went to their house and taught them both. And Alan (age 10) committed to a baptismal date! And really he is a such a special spirit! And we are reactivating his mom who REALLY wants this for her son.
So what I learned this week:
-God gives us miracles. ALWAYS! He really does hear our prayers and though he doesnt always answer them how we want or think, they are ALWAYS answered!
-That the people here are "flojas". Which doesnt really translate well but the closest thing is "lazies" lol. They are all talk but no action! So it is really nice to see that there are people here who have a desire to change strong enough to act.
-The importance of the Sacrament. With all this time of our investigators not coming to Church is has given me the chance to reflect just exactly HOW important the Sacrament is. We have the opportunity to be CLEAN and new EVERY week! We are totally forgiven of our sins when we worthily partake of the Sacrament and remmber the Sacrafice of our Savior! Not to mention that partaking of the Sacrament and keeping the sabbath day holy are commandments! And what do we do if we love God? KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!
Also, we had intercambios this week! Which was really great because Hna Cook was my companion and I was able to speak english for a short while! We had some fun:) We found a new family to teach so I am super stoked to teach them!
I want all of you to know that I love you all! That the Atonement is REAL. It is infinite. It is personal. And it applies to EVERYONE. His Atonement is always there, we just need to apply it in our lives. Go to church! Its a blessing and a commandment!
Thank you to all who write me and read my emails. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life!
Con todo mi gratitud, amor, y corazón,