This week one of the goals I set in my interview session was to change my schedule during emailing time. I am now emailing Pres. first, then you guys and then who ever comes next. We will see how it goes. I am going to try and send you guys a really good email.
I wrote down a few things from my journal this week that I am going to try and summarize them. I made a huge recording with a tiny summary of all of the people I teach, and it ended up being like 30 minutes long, so I can´t send it over email. I am going to put it in my google drive and that is where you guys will be able to find it.
This week we did pendones. Rach probably knows what that is. I am not sure if dad would have done them, but anywaysss. Pendones are where you put up a sign and you contact people in a high traffic area with some other missionaries. This week the distrito and I decided to try something super crazy and contact the people with cookies. If the people talked to us, we would invite them to come eat a cookie and grab a folleto. It actually worked super super well with the families! All of the kids wanted cookies and they would pull their parents over to the stand or they would stop and talk to us while they ate the cookie. It was really special to be able to talk to a few families. Also, I got rejected by a whole ton of diabetics. Well, with some of them it worked and some not. Some had low blood sugar and needed cookies and took like 6 and then some people just rejected it. Super funny, but forreals fam. Don´t have diabetes it ain´t cool.
Someone was shot and killed in our street this week! fun stuff! We are all good though.
This week we did a lot of planning on the ball. Right now in Chile, we are in the middle of summer time, so everyone is gone on vacaciones, and the citas fall through a lot of the time, so we have to work on the ball. A few crazy things happened this week with that. We teach someone named Maria Isabel. I have told you guys about her before. She is a eternal investigator, and has had like 4 fechas to be baptized. We went to her house, and started talking to her about how she was doing, and she broke out in tears and told us that she was sick of the problems and that she didn´t want to live sad anymore, and Elder Marcum and I had to change the lesson on the spot. We talked about the purpose of life and repentance. For the first time in forever, she read the Book of Mormon when we came back for the return cita! We are super happy that we were able to help her feel happy through Christ. I also learned how to sing mariachi music! Elder Marcum and I were out contacting and we ran into a member, Carlos Arce, and he invited us to go visit a friend, Jose, with him. We get to the house, and out comes this dude, not wearing a shirt, probably 70 years old. He invites us in, pulls out a gutiar and microphone, and passed us some music and told us to sing. After we taught them and it was great. I am going to come home the best singer ever
We also went and visited Elder Leles in the morning on his birthday and brought him a cake. he is a super cool misionary. I will include fotos
Here are my goals that I set
1. Escribir en diario cada dia (haven´t missed a day yet)
2. Cambiar mi horario de escribir
3. Hacer alguien sonrier cada día
4. Andar siempre con un LDM para regalar
5. Levantarme a las 7 cada dia
6. Invitacion bautismal en la primera o segunda leccion
We had a miracle happen to us too, so that was pretty special. We had four appointments set for the day, and a lot of them fell through, so we had to contact people in the street, and nobody was listening to us, so we decided to buy a popsicle and take a thinking break. We went into the store, picked out our ice cream, and went to the counter to pay for it, and the woman told us ¨Chiquillos, sáquenlos no mahhhs. Para Ustedes son gratis.¨ which means, boys, take them. For you guys they are free. I love old people. I also love 3 leche popsicles. It was something really small, but still. God really does watch over us even in tiny, tiny ways. I know that he put that friendly old lady in our path.
Everyone should try and do something like that. Be nice to someone. Give someone the bigger half. Smile. Be nice to people in secret and I promise it will change your week.
Life is great down here in Chile. Love you all so so very much
Love u all!
Stay firm in the faith!