Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 - Earthquake

Hey everyone how are you guys doing? This week was pretty good, we had our usual activities and our lessons that we taught, and on top of everything this week there was an earthquake that hit near Santiago! Do not worry I am alive, so there is no need to panic. 

This week has been really interesting for Elder Gates and I. This past week a ton of our investigators have stopped progressing or now do not meet with us, not because they do not want to, but because there family says not to. All I can say is that it has been a little rough seeing how the selfish decisiones of another can influence or destroy the salvation of someone else, and it is a hard thing to see happen. But, that means that Elder Gates and I are back to talking with more people in the street all day every day! On Monday we had a day of just walking around and tracting for about 6 hours just talking to people that we meet on the street trying to share the message of the Restored Gospel with them. We met some great people, and one of them, Christian, seems like a great lead and we have a lesson with him on Saturday. Things are moving along and going as they should in the mission. I also forgot to mention, but last week Elder Gates and I went out and had lunch on our P Day with my old investigator Rodolfo from my old ward! It was great to see him again, and because our mission is so small, the trip to meet up from the different ends of the mission was like 20 minutes hahahahahaha. He is doing great and is continuing to meet with the missionaries, I love that guy and I hope he makes the decision to get baptized soon!

This last Sunday we also had the chance to go to another chapel in our stake and go help them with a chapel tour they were putting on. Elder Gates and I presented a part of the tour that talked about baptism, and it was awesome because we got to show how baptism really lets us become a part of God´s kingdom on the Earth and for the eternities. He really does have a plan of happiness for each and every one of us. 

So on Monday we had an earthquake! Elder Gates and I were walking on a narrow street in our sector and we were talking to people when all of the sudden we felt the ground start to move and we looked at each other and then looked at the area around us. All of the houses started to sway a little bit and there were signs and posters that fell off of people´s houses. The whole thing lasted like 2 or 3 minutes, but it was weird because it felt like the ground was almost a jelloish substance. It would definitely be cool to experience it again. But overall there was no real big or lasting damage to anyone or anything so that was a good thing.

The life is normal in Chile, everyday is sticking to the routine and doing the Lord´s work. I hope you all have a great week!


Elder Tilghman

Alma 53

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