Santiago Chile

Santiago Chile

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 18, 2016 - Hot Hot Hot

Hola familia y amigos,

It is way hot here in Santiago! Love it!

On Tuesday we walked and talked a lot and we taught tithing to Pilar. She accepted it like a champ!

On Wednesday we taught Miguel Angel again. He is a less active man we are working with. We taught him and his girlfriend actually. She was really nice and she said she would like to get baptized. She lives in another sector, but we hope that we can help Miguel so he can help and even baptized her. We taught Pilar again and we also taught Ruben and Magali and Zuli. They are a family of Peruvians we have been teaching. Brother Hugo Gutierrez came with us and we had an awesome lesson about the Book of Mormon and baptism. We just need to help that family go to church.

On Thursday we taught a less active family. The Montero family about 2 months ago was going to church. Their son, Bryan is the sunday school teacher of the youth but he hasn't come in 3 weeks so we were worried. He was doing okay. Now that its getting hot outside the people are becoming a little bit lazier and they don't like getting up and walking when it's hot outside.

On Friday we had a very interesting day. First off, Pilar was going to get baptized this week but there was a problem. In her interview with the zone leaders she confessed that she had drinken tea on Thursday. She was walking around in downtown Santiago on Tuesday when a random group of señor citizens just randomly invited her to a free trip to the beach.  It was all included: lunch, travel, drinks and breakfast. She agreed to go with them and at breakfast the only liquid thing they were serving was tea. She asked if they had herbal tea and they didn't, so she drank it. We found it interesting that it just happened to be the week before her baptism that this mystery beach tour party invited her randomly to go to the beach....smells like Satan.

During the interview, we had another lesson planned with an older investigator: Olga and a less active family: the Diaz family. the lesson didn't go too well because Olga kept interrupting us and the family had a pet ferret that got out of his cage and was bothering everyone during the lesson (for all of you ex missionaries catching a ferret is not one of the steps found in how to begin teaching). It was rough controling the lesson, but that's just what happens sometimes.

On Friday we also had a zone conference.The next one I will give my farewell speech, and I am now the oldest missionary in the zone...the end is somewhat near.

Saturday, we got to teach a Peruvain family (the Alberto family) and we had a ward mision meeting to plan our ward mission plan.

Sunday morning we got to present our ward mission plan in Ward Council. It was a success and we feel happy. Part of it will be teaching the members how to be missionaries. We also had 6 investigators in the church. The alberto family came, Pilar, and a young man named Christian who has a friend who is a member of the church (we still havent taught him). I got to teach the gospel doctrine class. it was about Jesus Christ and I got to bare my testimony at the end to all of the 6 investigators and the Spírit was super strong.

That afternoon we walked a lot. After that we got to teach Pilar one more time, and we taught a new lady named Nancy. She is pretty Catholic but she is really nice. I also got bit by a dog It wasn't too bad. It broke the skin, but the dog had all of his shots for rabies so I am all good.

It was a fun week. I have really enjoyed walking in the heat because that means that every sweaty step is another way to show the Lord that I love Him. Shout out to sister Williams who is in her last week!


Elder Williams

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