Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 13, 2015- The Fastest Week of my Life

hola familia y amigos,

Im serious, this week went by so unbelievably fast for hna conde and me. we don't know where the time went. 

this week was transfers so tuesday we had our district meeting and it was a big deal because two elders in our district were sent to osorno and punta arenas and their sector here in valdivia was closed. so to say goodbye our district leader elder F made and brought french toast and we had a district brunch haha. it was pretty fun and we all took pictures as a district and zone. 

we`ve been teaching R a lot this week. we shared some talks from general conference and he loved it. we asked him what his goals are and he said to go back to the temple... we almost cried, it was beautiful. we`re gonna try to get him to be ready to go by august 12 when hna conde goes home and will go to the temple in santiago. 

the recent convert of the other hermanas, M now works for Hno R and they've become friends and she invited him and us over for a noche de hogar. we taught a short lesson and then ate once and hung out like best friends. M is 24 years old, has two little sons and she`s the best, shes like our best friend, big sister, mamita. and she wants to be friends with my mom and dad on facebook!

we also taught D this week. ever since he started classes at the university its been really hard to teach him and his phone doesnt work half the time and he hasnt been coming to church regularly. he goes home on the weekends and some times there isnt a bus early in the morning to take him to church. so we taught endure to the end and the importance of prayer, scripture study and church attendance. we hope that he can start to rearrange his priorities. he said he would come to church this week. 

the stake president here asked me to sing in the stake choir thats getting ready for stake conference in a couple weeks. im also going to be singing a duet with another sister missionary and im singing alto... which is weird for me but is fun. on sunday we had a practice and we did divisions where i went with hna V and hna conde stayed with our member friend C, my first division.. it was weird haha. 

i went with hna V to the stake center and we ended up attending a setting apart of a missionary from our ward who leaves tomorrow (today) apparently setting aparts here in chile aren't that secluded to just the family because there were like 20 people there and no one minded that i was present haha. i still felt super out of place but i was cool to be there and experience it all over again, and in spanish. 

while i was gone in divisions our investigator I accepted a bautismal date for may 22! yay!!! that was a miracle. she`s been sharing with missionaries for over a year, since hna baker opened up this sector. so we are super excited. its a hesitante date because she still has to pray and recieve an answer but its still a big deal. 

im excited to be a missionary. and i´ve realized the importance of never losing your love and awe and gratitude for  the atonement of Jesus Christ. because its something we need every second of every day, especially as missionaries. i know that this church is true and im so grateful to be a servant of the Lord. 

thanks for the emails, have a great week! 

love, Hermana Williams

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