Monday, March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014
Thanks to everyone who has been emailing me it really helps me to feel that so many people care especially when you get in here and you have like 14 emails to read especially with everyone having stuff going on in their own lives to be worrying about little old me down in Chile. Anyway my week this week has gone so much better and i know its because of all the prayers from all of you. Especially cause that next morning after writing you guys the mission president called and talked to my comp for like a half an hour and then me and he just said that he was really happy that i gave him this info about the two of us and suggested that we truly watch out for eachother in the way that you should be acting like jesus were in the room with you at all times. After that we both said a quick prayer and then wrote down all things the both of us had a problem with eachother put it on the wall and then decided as a companionship we would read the white handbook together him with english and i with spanish and it has been great in fact now during comp study we allways do that no matter if its las escrituras or predicad mi evangelio or a talk from one of the prophets. Also we spent a minute to budget the rest of our money for the week and how we were going to make it and then we have a plan that right when we get our money this week were going to do the same thing except for the month and it is really going well. Of course the two of us really get on eachothers nerves here and there but i just remember this mission is not about me or him its about Invitar a las personas a venir a cristo as if the lord was there instead, we truly are to act as him the best we can and love everyone especially the guy your walking next to. Because of that we have been really helping tons of the people in our area and all of our investigators are really active and excited when come over and its amazing to see how the lord fulfills his promises in the blessing President Butler gave me before i left he said people would jump out to hear the words from us and i have really seen that so much people will be running down the street come straight up to my face and say i was praying to the lord asking him to send someone to me so i can understand why my family has been struggling and now she is one of our biggest investigators. Then another time we have been trying to contact this girl for weeks and finnaly we got into her house and is really active in the lessons and we started teaching boyfriend too and from what it looks like he really likes learning about the gospel and allways as a giant list of questions he had about his studying it his just so great I am so happy and excited for all of our investigators though and the members they are so great they help us so much in fact there was one of our investigators who is going to get married in like 4 weeks or so who ran completly out of water and lives at the top of this giant hill and construction was blocking the road so the water truck couldnt come for like 3 days it wasnt a huge deal but she just called us and asked if we would bring like one jug and we were like totally out of money so we called the elders courum president and the members of the priesthood corum and us bottled some of their water and brought it up to her for the next couple of days. It was super cool and i am just so happy about my area and am excited about how much work their is to do even though i cant speak for crap its still so awesome. Alright now for your questions (mainly my mom and dad). My companion is 9 months into the mission. We go on splits about 1 every couple weeks mainly so i can learn other types of spanish. My mission president is so great he has a very calm way about it him about everything he is super chill. So about my money i gave you guys false info we get 120 mil every month the first 40 for my month was sent to another accout because they had down in record i was somewhere else. So i will be reciving the extra 40 back this week when we get more also to pay for our new mamita that we got last week. We are allways on foot but when we go to other areas like the centro or the zone leaders sector we take collectivo (taxis) they are super cheap so it is a good way to get around. Every day for excercise i do push ups, chin ups, sit ups with a medicine ball, and then we go running. Also on p-days they are all preety much the same we get up throw sport clothes on and then we go drop of laudry at mamitas house and then go play soccer (wich of course mom is the biggest sport down here) preety much until almuerso (lunch) wich we sometimes have these big barbeques at the zone leaders bishops house he loves to feed us it is great. The ward is big enough that they dont really need us to rely on except for the classes we allways teach during the second hour a gospel class. I would say that about 25% of the people work in the mines and the rest work in town or from home. Also we are going to be having conference with the members at the stake center i am super excited for it. They have running water in a giant water table below the ground but the city provides different districts to clean the water and bottle it and then you buy the jugs at the store or from the drving vendors. I hope i answered all of this weeks questions and thanks for all the love and prayers the same is coming from me down here lots of love from the elder down under.