Santiago Chile

Santiago Chile

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 17, 2015 - Milagros

Hola familia y amigos,

Wow, this week was super crazy and there was a ton to do.

Last Monday we went on a huge bike trip. We were so tired afterword. We went to explore a ton of lava tubes and we explored  7 caves there. Fotos are coming.

More exploration on Easter Island.

Elder Williams inside one of the caves.

That night, we had to stop by the church to send something to the mission president and we hear this scraping sound coming from the trash can. We looked inside and found 3 little rats stuck inside. They were kind of cute, but we had to get rid of them. Que descansen en paz....

On Tuesday, we did a service project for an older sister in our ward. We cut her grass and weeded, and then she gave us food. It was a good time.

On Wednesday, we had a nice surprise in the morning. There were some tourists from Santiago that visited the church last Sunday. Usually when people from Santiago visit, they bring food (because the food here is really expensive). They had to leave, and they needed someone that could eat the food they hadn't used here. They left us with 5 grocery bags full of meat, chicken, rice, crackers, and dip. We were so happy!!!! We prayed extra hard that the Lord will bless them.

We´ve got some fun news here. Elder M will be coming back to the Island!!! but he will be returning as Marco M because he is no longer a missionary. He arrives this Saturday with J, our convert who is vacationing in Santiago!

Thursday, we had an awesome lesson with M. It's been a long time since we have been able to teach her (like 2 months), but we finally found her. She´s having a rough time. She is a single mother, and her son, O, isnt doing too well. We are trying to help them have a happier family.

On Friday, we did a service project for the less active sister M. We got to meet her son who is also less active and his girlfriend who is expecting a baby this week. We did yard work, but it was a great way to know her family a bit better.

On Sunday we saw a little miracle at church. L isn't doing too well, and he has asked us not to pass by to visit him. We have also heard that he has started drinking again, so we are concerned. We found out about this because his ex girlfriend (M) arrived at church. apparently, before we got here, she was meeting with the missionaries as well. We went and taught her in the afternoon and she told us that she was ready to become fully integrated in the church again.

Sunday night, we went to the house of T´s cousins to make tacos. They say they are Catholic, but then again everyone says that here. They are very nice, and we are just trying to find a way to get into a lesson environment with them. It's difficult, but we´ll get there.

That´s pretty much it for this week. oh, just kidding, I just remembered that I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting. I gave a talk about the flesh. I talked about how we all have weaknesses and imperfections, but God does not want us to dwell in them. God wants us to be like Him. that is why we call him Father. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father. I know that He lives, and that He loves us, and that He sent His son Jesus Christ to save us. I love talking with Him when I pray, and I hope you all do the same.


Elder Williams

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your posts Elder Williams. Thank you especially for your brief thought from your talk on overcoming the weaknesses of the flesh.
    Love you!

    Aunt Chris