Thanksgiving does not exist in Chile so we had to improvise with a huge turkey BBQ that didn´t really turn out to great, but what is not to be thankful for? I can now say I have tried gizzard for the first time in my life ( I ate three of them).
I really have a lot of things to be thankful for here in Chile. Obviously it is lame not to spend the holiday season with your family, but I´ve got a second family down here.
I am easing into the ward really well. We had a few really special miracles that happened this week.
We didn´t get to work as hard as we wanted because we had a lot of meetings. We had to meet with the stake mission leader a few different times, we had to help get ready a seminary graduation.
We have been working hard looking for new investigators and we´ve found a few really good ones. We have a reference from Salt Lake City that we received the other day named Javier, a Venezulano, a family of Colombians, a few Haitans, and a man named Luis that lived in Canada for ten years. We really have all the plates covered when it comes to diversity.
I´ve been trying to be more sincere with my contacts and all the times I speak to people. I feel like some missionaries have the navy seal tactic. They bust down the door and fly in with tons of noise and action and present a ton of information and are super super happy and smilie. I've noticed that approach never really works. I am trying to slow down and focus on the Spirit and make sure the person really knows that the things I say are important to me. It has been working a whole lot better. When I testify and I feel like the investigators have been able to see the love I have for the gospel.
Be strong in the gospel. I met an inactive return missionary that had converted into a Muslim and it was super sad to see. KEEP PRAYING AND READING THE SCRIPTURES EVERY SINGLE DAY. We can´t afford to lose the blessings we can get if we stay loyal to our convenants.
I love you all very very much. Stay safe this week. I am thankful for all of you