This week was super awesome! The perfect way to start back up again in our sector! The first half of the week was kind of hard. We weren`t finding a ton of people and we walked A LOT. We were struggling a little.
Thursday we had a zone conference with Presidente Obeso and that changed everything! He talked to us about what are role really is as missionaries, that we are not here to plan ward activities are fix our branch, or do everyone's calling in the church. We are here to find, retain, and reactivate. That's it. We get too overwhelmed sometimes with things that aren`t necessarily our responsibility and it affects our work. So true! It was so nice to have things put back in perspective a little bit. He also talked to us about the importance of asking for references, which is something I struggle with. Its not that it is hard, it is just that we forget! He told us that we aren`t finding new people to teach because we haven`t been asking for references....also true.
After the conference, my comp and I realized there was a lot that needed to change. We were doing a good job in our sector, but not a great job or an excellent job. There was a lot we could improve. We went back to our sector and made goals to apply all the things that we had learned, into our daily work. We started asking for references and dedicated a lot more time to trying to find new people. I am happy to say that these little changes completely changed everything! We received so many references this weekend and found so many new people to teach! Everyday we are so excited to go out and find even more people! It's awesome! We are looking forward to making more improvements!
One of the many miracles that happened this week was with our investigator Magali. Magali was the first person I invited to be baptized here in Chile, so she is super special to me! We have been teaching her for a long time and she is so ready to be baptized, but she isn`t married and her husband doesn´t want to get married right now. We have been trying to find a time to teach him, but he works a ton. Finally Saturday we had the opportunity to teach him about the Apostasy and the Restoration. He is really bible literate so we were prepared with some serious bible evidence of the apostasy and restoration. The lesson went super well! In the end he committed to pray and read a little bit of the Book of Mormon. We also invited him to come to church with us. He wasn`t too sure about it at first, but right as we were getting ready to leave he said "I'm going to go. I'm going to go to church with Magali tomorrow." The spirit was so strong! And he came to church!! Even better the topic for the speakers was the importance of the Restoration! I was asked to speak so the talk I prepared was basically for Juan! The whole meeting was perfect! We didn´t get to talk to him much afterwards, but I am so excited to hear how he liked it!
I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a missionary! I can´t believe I have already been out 6 months! Everyday it gets better and better. I can´t wait for the miracles and experiences to come!
|This is the face I make when people are speaking Spanish to me and |
I have no idea what they are saying....
pretty sure this is the look on my face all the time...
|me and my favorite volcano|
|I'm pretty sure I'm having way too much fun here!|
|In front of Lago Villarica with some cool lookin boats|
|More of Lago Villarica and my favorite volcano.....|
|I tried mate last week....it was gross....|
|It was raining so hard on Saturday I had to pull out my rain skirt.....super fea.|
When we look like this the elders call us "Mormonjas" =) (Mormon Nuns)
Ignacia came with us on a visit so we decked her out in raingear too!