Monday, February 23, 2015

I have crazy news! I am getting transferred.  I'm super super sad. I don't want to leave this sector. But I am opening a new sector with my same companion I have now. We are going up to another part of the zone still here in Coyhaique.  I will still be a zone leader as well so there is just going to be a ton of work. But I think there is no better way to end the mission! These next 6 weeks are going to go by so fast! I already know it! 
Thanks for telling me how everyone is doing! Thank you so much for your emails. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

This week was just wonderful! Saturday we had the baptism of our investigator.  She is super, super great. Her family is so happy. Her mom got baptized in January and now we are going to start working on the dad!  The baptism was such a spiritual baptism.  There was such a strong feeling of perseverance and just that we all one day can live with God.  A sister in the ward and I did a musical special of Come Thou Fount!  It was super powerful as well!  Sunday was a crazy day though. We had the confirmation and everything, and then some crazy guy came to church. He isn't a member but he always tries to get up and talk.  Last week he made it to the pulpit.  So this week they put me in charge of him. My job was to keep him from getting up and yelling over the pulpit.  So I went and sat next to him when he came in.  Sure enough... right after the first speaker he stood up to go and talk.  So I grabbed him and pulled him back onto the bench.  He tried to get up again, so I just put my arm across him and he just pushed my arm and then swung at me like three times, trying to punch me.  He missed of course, because I'm faster than Rocky. Hahah  But it was super crazy.  Then he ended up trying to get up again like two more times and I still wouldn't let him.  Then he started saying to me I'm a son of God. I'm a son of God. I should speak.  Super, super crazy!  But some good memories. Hahaha.  Anyways, everything here is going good.  The work is moving. The Lord blesses us every week with miracles that I have no idea how they happen. I just know the the Lord provides the means to those who strive to do His will. I love you all!  Thank you so much for your support and love and prayers! 

baptism of Leonora

Monday, February 9, 2015

Good good week. we had a very busy week. Lots of teaching and a ton of success. This week we had zone conference.  Our mission president came out with my companion and I in the afternoon to work!  It was a good experience and super funny!  I learned some good stuff!  My mission president is just a stud. This week we will have two baptisms in the branch so that is going to be super cool!  Everything here is progressing super well. This last week we taught a new family.  The dad is actually a member but inactive.  We found him just walking in the street and he invited us to come over.  He said that his wife is super hard hearted and isn't open to religion or anything, but we could still come over and chat with him.  So we went over this last week.  Now his wife has a baptismal date for the 14 of March.  She is super cool and super receptive.  Saturday, her husband told us that she lost her unborn baby.  Super sad.  But I see it as a way to help them just get that much closer to God. Everything here is going super well!  The people are progressing well and the sector is growing. 

Thanks for all the support and prayers and fasting! I love you all! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Well this last week has been really good! I have just felt so, so good here! The members are such a big inspiration to me!  This last week was a little slow. Our investigator that has a baptismal date was out of town last week so we couldn't teach her.  And this week she is going to be gone as well!  But she is progressing super well.  Still reading and praying everyday!  We had our fast, and incredibly, it was like super, super easy this time.  But we fasted so that we can find more people and also the members fasted as well.  We got one reference!!  I am so happy!  It is a family that we are going to go and pass by today!  I have a goal to baptize  three people before I end the mission!  So we have to just kick in the gears and get things moving! I am super excited for the challenge.  This last week I have also been thinking a lot about courage and how I can get this zone kicking in gear as well! I realized that the courage and energy of the missionaries has got to go up and so this week we are going to try to do everything to make that happen! Anyways, everything has been super great here! The work is progressing! I love being here!  Time is just flying!  It won't stop! I love you all! Thank you all so much for everything!