Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 20, 2015 - It's Raining, It's Pouring

hola familia y amigos,

This week was really good and went by way too fast. I feel like I don't have enough time in the week to even remember all the things we have to do. But we are working very hard and having a lot of fun. 

Update for our investigator P., She is still on date to get baptized on the 1st of August and she is super excited. We taught her twice this week and she accepts everything very well. We still have a lot to teach her but she`ll be just fine. She really is one of those investigators who was already prepared. but she still needs a lot of prayers because the time before the baptism can be very hard for the investigators. 

We taught a young man named A. He has a ton of questions about everything. the whole lesson was him just asking us questions. We`re working with him on true intention and praying to receive and answer and to feel like baptism is something he should do, and not just for him to be curious about the church. He hasnt come to church yet and he confessed to us that he felt a little pressured from the elders before us that if he goes to church it means he`s committing to baptism which is not true... so we`ll see how it goes with him. 

We taught the menos activa P. that we found last week. We were able to teach her and her husband E. the restoration and the Spirit was very strong but in the end E. doesn't want anything to do with us, he was a little rude... so we`re going to keep trying but in the mean time focus on building the testimony of Pamela. It's a difficult situation. 

We found a menos activo named J who works in a floral shop and he`s the best. He has a very strong  testimony but his wife doesn't like the church and so he doesn't come on Sundays because he doesn't want problems with his family. It breaks my heart, but we`re going to work really hard with him. He has a very special spirit and a lot of potential and there is a lot of hope for him. He reminds me of R :)

On Thursday we had a ward noche de hogar and there was a good number of people that showed up. it was super fun. and we saw the hermana V from Valdivia again, shes following us around haha. 

On Friday we had a lesson planned with a converso reciente and we wanted to have lesson with member, we had someone planned but when we called she said she had to cancel, so we called 10 hermanas in the ward and all of them said no. We were just about to give up when we got a call from an unknown number. We answered and it turns out it was the mom of P who was visiting from Santiago, She's a member and she told us she had the whole afternoon to wait for her daughter to get home from work so she asked P for our number and gave us a call to see if she could go out with us to lessons! It was a miracle, We told her we had a lesson at 4:30pm and she said perfect. It was literally an answer from the heavens, Our jaws dropped to the floor. so we had that lesson and it went really well and we were very happy. 

We had 5 lessons with member that week! We tried to have 8 but  a couple fell through along with our plan b,c,d,e,f, etc.... but I learned that lesson in Valdivia and we still feel very blessed and grateful.

On Sunday hna B and I sang a special musical number in sacrament meeting. We sang Come Thou Font in Spanish (which is very pretty) and it was really well. We sing really good together, she has a very nice voice. 

We visited one of the menos activos here, hno O and it turns out hes the father of one the 33 miners from chile. Years ago there was a big  mining accident and 33 chileanos got trapped under ground and it was a huge deal but all of the survived and now they are like celebrities here, its a very big deal. 

Saturday night it poured down rain. and it caught us by surprise so we weren't prepared. We got completely soaked, everything absolutely drenched, the wettest I have ever been. My shoes filled with water. We couldn't feel our hands or our feet because it was freezing cold too. We came home and it took us an hour and 2 electric heaters just to get warm again. Plus hna B's towel caught on fire from the wood burning stove... that was fun. but only the corner burned off so she can still use it haha. 

Our house is dangerous, the elders waxed the floor a week before they left but they didn't do it right so now everything is very slippery. I fell the other day and hna brown has fallen 3 times on the stairs. its hilarious but we both have bruises haha. 

I feel very blessed to be here and we are really excited to be working. I'm really grateful to be a missionary. to be a representative of Jesus Christ. 

Thanks for the emails, have a great week!

love, hermana williams

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