This week has been a lot better for me. I have been able to enjoy it more and have been a whole lot less stressed which makes me feel better. My comp and I have been getting along better too which is great.
Life here in the mission has been going really well. Elder Anguita and I have been looking for new people like crazy. We have been working a lot with antiguos and with less actives too. I use to get frustrated before about not being able to find good people and I judged my effectiveness as a missionary, but the other day in my personal study I read a verse that really impacted me. It is in Mosiah. It says that being an instrument in the hands of God is bringing people unto the knowledge of Him. What the people do with that information is in their hands. We just have to make sure we communicate it to them in the way that is right and with the Holy Ghost. Some missionaries never baptize and come home thinking they are a failures and wasted time, but the truth is, if they work hard to inform every single person they can about the blessings they can have through the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are not failures. Just like PMG says, hablar con todos.
This week I had divs with our leader de Zona Elder Mataitusi. That guy is my hero. He is really humble, really diligente, really smart and he works hard. During our divisions we talked a lot about obedience and why some missionaries come to the mission and get up late, leave the house late, and don´t do what they are supposed to do. It really is crazy how many people do it. We also drank a lot of mate (if you don´t know what it is look it up) and we got yolked together.
We also had lunch with our bishop, Obispo Sierra. That dude has the craziest life story. He is from Honduras, but he moved to Miami, met his wife, moved to Utah to study and then moved to Chile. He and his wife are really strong in the gospel and they have 5 kids and the wife just barely turned 30. The both of them are fluent in English, but don´t ever speak it with the missionaries. They speak it in their house though and the wife always says funny things in English. I love them. They help me a lot with my accent in Spanish! That is one of the things I am working on now. I have the grammar more or less down, I am just working on improving and perfecting my accent. The wife made me read a book about My little Mermaid. It was hilarious. I love them.
I think the coolest moment for me personally this week was a lesson we had yesterday. We found this less active man named Jamie. He is in his 60's and lives alone and doesn´t work because of sicknesses. We entered the house, and first thing that we noticed was just how poor he was. He literally had nothing. He served us a single serving bag or potato chips and a few cookies and a glass of coca cola and we started talking about the gospel and how it has affected his life. He told us that he has stopped going to church, but things that the missionaries taught him always stayed with him. We read 3 Nephi, Chapter 11 together, a verse every person and I felt the Spirit really strong. We were able to answer all of his questions, and I know the Lord is blessing me for being obedient.
I love life.
PS. Jones I played soccer today in a huge soccer field! I will send you pictures!
Be safe guys!