Missionary blog for Sister Melanie Williams serving in the Chile Osorno Mission.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
May 4, 2015 - Halfway There
Hola familia y amigos!
the time keeps going by faster.
of all... HAPPY 1 YEAR TO SCOTTIE!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you. i cant
believe we`re already half way through the best 2 (1 1/2) years of our
big news i have is that i completed 9 months in the mission on
Thursday... and we did absolutely nothing to celebrate! we treated it
like a normal day, only a couple members that congratulated me. I forgot
for most of the day. but its weird to think that my mission is already
more than halfway over.
I also finished reading the Book
of Mormon in Spanish all the way through. I also finished Jesus The
Christ by James E. Talmage (but in English) and I finished reading
Doctrine and Covenants (half in English, half in Spanish) now its time to
start the Bible!
hna conde and i have recently been dying
from bug bites... we dont know where or how or when but they are
attacking my feet, hands and chest. i have more than 30 total. they itch
so bad. i feel like a leper.
well i know that everyone
was super excited about the exploding volcano in Chile. the only affect
it had on Valida is that they canceled school on Tuesday because of
all the ash in the air. and our leaders told us to only leave our house
if we have set appointments. they didn't want us to get respiratory
problems. so we had a lazy day haha.
we`re teaching a new
investigator. her name is P. we`ve taught her 3 times and she`s
progressing. she cant read because her eye sight is so bad so she cant
really complete commitments to read the book of Mormon so we read a
loud to her. we invited her to be baptized and she said not yet, she
needs to know and feel more. but i have faith that she will change.
got attacked a lot by dogs this week... and dont worry, we we`re really
attacked. we have some investigators that never open the door for us
but their crazy dog Luna always escapes and we found her twice this week
roaming around the streets. we had to chase her down and carry her back
to her house. she`s still a puppy so she always tries to bite our
hands, legs, faces. shes crazy. there was also another dog, a lot bigger
than followed home and kept biting our legs and i hurt! thy were only
nips and there was no blood but we were scared haha. then today a stray
dog kept chasing me specifically and biting my legs, he almost ripped my
skirt. i had to run away from him and in the end we trapped him behind a
gate and i sprinted far enough away that he couldnt find me.
it was an adventure.
sunday afternoon we did divisions or splits with two YSA
girls Coni and Gisele and it was so much fun. It was like having a new
companion. I was with Coni and shes the sweetest girl ever, she wants to
serve a mission so it was fun to talk about what its like to be a
missionary. we had three lessons with members in one day which is a big
deal for our sector!
im really excited to skype on mothers
day! i hope everything works out. hna conde and i are having a lot of
fun here in valdivia. i dont want to leave :)
I feel so
blessed to be here serving the Lord. Im not perfect and there is a lot
of room to improve. but im thankful for every moment ive had here in
Chile. i know that the church is true. that the book of Mormon changes
lives and that this really is the work of the Lord.
thank you all so much for your love and support. happy mothers day!