So......I have fleas.....What the heck right?! There are so many nasty dogs walking around here though, it really doesn´t suprise me. Hermana Vance and I are itching like crazy.....guess it´s just part of the mission experience!
Other than the fleas, this week was pretty great! We had some really awesome lessons and a lot of drama....We´ll get into that later.
Yesterday at church we had two of our investigators come! I was so excited! One of them was Magali, a lady we have been teaching for about 3 weeks. She was one of the fist people I taught when I got here. She is the first one I invited to be baptized like my 3rd day here in Chile! Her and her little girl both came and she said she really liked it! I´m looking forward to talking her about it more this week!
We also had a hard rejection. We started teaching this woman Pamela just a few weeks ago. We taught her all about the restauracion and the Plan de Salvación because she started talking about her brother that had been killed a few years back. We taught her that she would be able to see her brother again and she could live with him and the rest of her family for eternity! The spirit was so strong! We gave her a Libro de Mormón and invited her to be baptized next month! She was so excited about it!
A week later, we went back to her house for another lesson. She met us out on the porch and asked if we could come another day because her parents were over and they didn´t like what Pamela had told them about her joining the church. She said that she was going to talk to them about it because it was her decision and she wanted to go through with it.
Friday we went back to her house and knocked on the door. She opened it and ¨thanked us for our words¨ but she didn´t want to meet with us anymore. I was pretty bummed out about that. How can someone go from feeling the spirit testify so strongly, and then just shut the door on us. We aren´t giving up though. Everytime we pass by her house, we leave her a sticky note just telling her we love her. Hopeully she will remember how she felt someday and invite us back.
No matter how much we get rejected, I still love being a missionary! Everyday is just full of miracles!