My dad served his mission in Lima, Peru. I am obviously serving my mission in Chile. Last night Chile beat Peru 2 to 1 in soccer. Just sayin’. Now that that is over with, this week was super great and I have loved every second of it. It has been a little sad because it is Elder Gularte´s last week as a missionary and as my companion.
Right now my stomach hurts because for the past few lunches we have had vegetable soup. Sometimes I feel like a cow because all we eat for lunch is straight vegetables. Maybe the people are trying to tell us something. The food is pretty weird here, but it just makes me that much more grateful for the food that I ate at home.
One other funny thing happened this week at a cita, or appointment, with a woman named Connie. Connie works a lot, so she doesn't get the chance to come to church a lot, and we decided to pass by her house one day to see how she was doing. When we got there, she was with one of her cousins that just happened to be visiting. Holy cow, this cousin is so so great. She had so many questions about the Book of Mormon, what prophets are, and even committed to start reading the Book of Mormon. She also named me ¨Panken¨ because apparently, in her words, ¨your face looks like bread and like Ken too¨. Wow, the people here know how to make you feel good about yourself. It was super nice to meet her though, and Elder Gularte and I are going to start passing by to teach her a lot more.
Another sweet thing happened this week at one of our lunch appointments. This super old guy named Carlos Arce is one of the hardest people to understand that I have ever met, but he is so so nice. He was showing us some of the things in his house, and he just happened to have a gigantic mariachi guitar and the suit and everything. He let us take pictures in them too. I seriously think that the picture is the best picture I have taken and will ever take in my whole life.
One of the happiest moments this week was church. We had a whole bunch of less actives and investigators come, which as a missionary just makes you so so so happy. There is seriously no better feeling than seeing people progress and get closer to Jesus because I know how happy it will make them. The spirit is real guys. Heavenly Father and Jesus know us by name, and they are always here for us to bless us and answer our prayers. I couldn't be happier to be serving a mission at this time.
I love you all so much! Have a great week!
P.S. Wishing a happy birthday this week to Hermana Scott (my big sister Rachel and superstar missionary in Arcadia California). Love you Rach!