Hola familia y amigos!
Well, we had a pretty decent week this past week, and we were able to teach some of our progressing investigators, which was definitely a big goal that we had for this week, because they were going to be pretty busy! To start things off, Byron, a 17 year old kid, was able to come to church this week, and after he asked us, “So now I can be one of you guys, right?” It was such a cool and heartfelt statement, and it really hit me how important the church becomes to the people that get to know it! So, we will be having his baptism this Saturday and Confirmation on Sunday! MIRACLES! Also, Eyleen, who is 20, also told us that she knows that the church is true, but she has some family problems that are holding her back a bit, but she’s definitely going to be baptized this month! We also have just been looking in every corner of our sector for more people to teach, and we have been able to find a handful of people that can really progress! Something that I have come to learn in the mission is that we won’t be able to baptize every person we meet, but yes we can leave the spirit and plant a seed with everybody that we meet, and it’s just up to them if they want to nurture it or not! God is just, but will never overpower the agency that He, Himself, has given us.
Also, I was able to do a couple of exchanges with some Elders here, and got to know other parts of our zone, which was fantastic! It’s just like a really country-part of this region, and it’s just gorgeous to work here and find the chosen ones! I’m really so blessed to serve in PARADISE! (Chile)
Also this week, I found that there is a fast-growing football team here in Villa Alemana, and they were practicing with pads and everything! I tried talking to the coach, but I don’t think he really believed that a football player would be wearing a shirt and tie in the middle of Chile, but it was worth a try! It sure made me miss that great sport!
So, I was thinking about conference a couple days ago, and I know that when we watch conference, we take notes, and then these notes just get put away or lost for many months, and maybe we get around to looking at them during the next conference. But something that I like doing is having a “quote of the day”, where I can take a quote out from conference that impacted me for each day, and put it in my phone, or on social media, or put it on your calendar, or in a place where you can see it each day!
Love you all thanks for all the support! Have a grand week!