Wednesday, January 4, 2017
January 4, 2017 - Chilean Fruit
Hey everyone I hope you all had a great New Year! This last week was awesome as we got to meet with people, and because we also had a great New Years with a member family in our ward! Things are going great here in Chile, but this weekend was definitely weird because there was no one in the street during the day because they were all busy celebrating in their houses ahhahahah, it was like a ghost town.
So this week was a long week of doing some street contacting. Elder Topalda and I have been looking for new people to teach, so that means a ton of talking to people in every momento that we can. It was a fun and spiritual experience going up to people on the street and talking with them about their lives and the gospel. It was also very humbling because we had to put our trust and faith in God to have him help us to find people, and it has definietly worked, we have gotten about 7 new investigators in the last week. It has been a long, hot week but it has definietly been a week were we have worked to harvest the field. We also have some less active members working to help bring them back to the church, and they have all been progressing. Overall this week has been a good week of work and I love it!
Oh yeah so down here in Chile, they may not have basic necestities like clean water or gas to heat and cool the house, but everyone has a fruit tree. So whenever we go to peoples houses, they let us pick fruit, so we have eaten a lot of peaches, cherries and avocados. And as a bonus in our church, there are a bunch of cherry trees, so whenever we go there, there is something to eat.
So for New Years this year we went to eat dinner with a member family and we had an awesome barbeque, I do not think I have ever eaten so much chicken and beef in my entire life. We woke up the next morning in a little bit of pain, but it was worth it.
It was great being there, because the brother of the member was there, and he is a less active member, and I got to talking with him and we talked for about 2 hours about life and the church. It was a great experience and it was amazing talking to a person in Chile who speaks Spanish, who has life problems, who is 50 years old and he trusts all of it to an 18 year old missionary. This really is the work of the Lord, there is no doubt about that, I know that he trusts us as missionaries to do his work, and although we may do it imperfectly, it is humbling to know that my Father in Heaven trusts me with his children. I love you all and I hope you are all doing good!