Wednesday, February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 - Contacting, Contacting, Austrailian!
Hey everyone so this week has been a little crazy down in our sector, for some reason a weird heat wave is rolling through Santiago, so it is boiling down here, but that just makes it easier to contact people because we just knock on their door and ask them for a glass of water, and from that point on we start the contact. But this week has been very good and very spiritual, I have definitely seen the hand of God in the work that we are doing, and the guidance of the Spirit has never been stronger.
Ok so as far as the people go that we are teaching, ca va bien. That means it is all good in French, because we are literally getting about one new Haitian investigator everyday, they just love to share the gospel with their friends and family that they know, and invite them to listen to us. About two weeks ago, Elder Gowers and I passed by a house to go teach one Haitian, who was a contact we got in the street. We have continued to teach them, and everytime we pass by, another one of their friends is there in the lessons, so I think there are about 7 people in that house we are teaching. They have amazing questions about the gospel, and some of them are super Evangelico and have a hard time accepting the Book of Mormon. But we shared with them about faith and how if we have faith we will want to learn more about God, and then we invited them all to read and they all got quiet and said that they would love to learn more about God, so they are going to read the Book of Mormon. Like I said in one of my previous emails, I want to visit Haiti. At this point right now I think we have about 13 Haitian investigators, they are all super piola. We are also teaching a bunch of younger people that we have met by playing soccer with them and talking with them in the street, so we are excited to see how they progress as well, and we are trying to see if we can teach their families!
This week has been a great week of finding and working to help out the lost children of God. Yesterday we had a big mission meeting where we got introduced to a new system and a list to help us find the less active members in our wards, to help them come back to church. Our initiative is to use this list to find and teach the less actives, and then teach their non member families or friends, so we will see how it goes. Elder Gowers and I went to one of the said houses yesterday. We were in an area of our sector that we rarely go into, and we saw a house on the list that said a less active member lives there, so we dicidimos a stop by. A lady answered and we started talking to her, and we asked her about her life and she told us she grew up in Australia, so then I looked at Elder Gowers and we started to talk in English, and she told us English is her native language! So it was awesome and cool to teach someone in English, and this lady had an Australian accent as well, so it made it even cooler. We got her reference and we are going to stop by again.
I am loving the mission, and I honestly would not change this experience for anything. Yes it is hot, and yes the people refuse to come to church, and sometimes they yell ugly things at us, but that is the path that Jesus walked, so when we walk that same path, we only get closer to Him. I love you and pray for you and hope that you are all good!
The man Elder Gowers and I
Elder Sims and Elder Shirrod, love those guys
And another picture with Elder Soto
Kinda blurry, but we had a nice district family night last night, and we made some food at Elder Rodriguezes house