The 18 of September is party week for the people here in Chile. Cualquier empanadas, meat, bread, and in most places drinking... If we didnt have a lesson with someone, then we had to be in our houses or if a member invited us over, we could go to their house for a while. We ate a lot of food. But I am not complaining.. we had an activity with the stake and also we had one with our ward. One thing is for sure, the Chilean people love fiestas. Also during the party with the ward we had a tug of war. first with elders against the high priest, then the young women and relief society. During the latter, the rope snapped.. it was so unexpected and was a good laugh.
Last week we gave a blessing to a brother of a member (Ruth Soto) who had been having a lot of pain and the doctors said it could be cancer. He had an examination the day after the blessing. (we give a lot of blessings as missionaries). well when we went to check on him, his wife said that everything was fine and that he feels much better and they want to start taking lessons!! (he isnt a member). He has another examination coming up and we are praying that everything stays the same..
So Esteban is getting baptized this week on Wednesday!!! He asked Elder Johnson to baptize him and for me to confirm him. and he wants me to give a talk on baptism at his baptism. I am really excited for him, but i am nervous for doing both those things because my spanish is still........ yeah.. But I know that I can do it. It will just be a little rough. I will send pictures next week..
I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it has a power in conversion. Not just with investigators, but with members as well. Sometimes we say to ourselves that we are to busy to read them, but a cool quote that I heard about that is '' If you are to busy to read your scriptures and pray everyday, then you are busier than God intended you to be''. READ YOUR SCRIPTURES EVERYDAY.. as a family and individually. You wont regret it.
|"A cool landscape picture I took when we walked to a member´s house for lunch.|
We found out that she live a long ways away.
|"Gabriel dancing a Chilean danve with two little chica's at our ward party"|
"Here is a picture of a stake party for the celebration of their Independence Day on September 18th.