this week was definitely an adventure as I was getting accustomed to a new sector. I am in the barrio lo campino here in Quilicura. the ward is divided into two sectors one which is very wealthy, and the other which is a little more dangerous. I am in the more dangerous sector, but dont worry it is all pretty calm here. Elder Huarca hasn´t been in the sector for a long time either so we are asking directions from a lot of people, but we are enjoying life here. Elder Huarca is the best. he is a lot of fun, and never gets mad or anything when things dont go according to plan. he usually just laughs stuff off. that is one of the things I like about him. there are a lot of houses in our sector and there are also a lot of apartment housing called blocks. most of our investigators live in the blocks.
something really interesting here about this sector is that there is a very large population of Haitians that live here. we have had to learn a little french to communicate with them. they are a very religious people so they usually let us in to teach them about Christ.
this week I go to meet Juan which is an investigator who is progressing really well toward baptism. Juan lives with his aunt Cecilia. Cecilia is a recent convert to the church and she cooks lunch for us almost every day. we eat lunch with her, juan, and the other missionaries in the ward tuesday through friday. Juan is awesome. he has smoked his whole life, but it has been about 3 weeks that he has smoked. he is doing really well, and is very excited to get baptized.
This weekend we had another christmas concert in the mall here in Quilicura. before it we were doing contacts and passing out He is the Gift cards to the people. I got to see Elder Muñoz there which was really awesome.
we are going to spend Christmas in the house of a recent convert. I will explain more about the traditions of christmas here next week in my next letter, but basically christmas is celebrated in the night of the 24th. the kids await the viejo pascuero and actually try to catch him in the street.
I hope you all have a great holiday season, and enjoy the time with your families.