I love Limari so much! There is so much to be done and so much happening all the time! This week was a little crazy because both of the Anaises had their baptism dates set up for this Domingo. In the end, Annais C didn’t have support from her biological mom, so we’re waiting to see if we can strengthen the family a bit more before we go ahead with her baptism.
Welp. 18 happened. Everywhere you walk just smells like burning charcol. I have eaten so much meat this week. We had a pretty chill day because everyone went to the country to celebrate. We ended up just visiting widows that were all alone. Everyone was flying kites so we bought some and tried to join in on the fun… We aren’t talented enough for that. It was a pretty slow week because everyone was gone, but we were still able to find a lot of people to help.
Speaking of which, we were walking down the street and we saw this old lady who fell down. We go inside her gate and help he up. She told us she needed to go take a colectivo to go to her sister’s house. We started helping her down the street and then we realized that we were probably helping her escape. She didn’t have her keys and closed the door. We started calling for neighbors, but nobody had the number of her son. We sat her back down and somebody called the cops. Then this old lady starts saying that we stole her keys, AND THEY BELIEVED HER! But then another neighbor who was there from the beginning defended us and all was well. But that little old lady almost got us in court. In the end we found someone with her son’s number and she got back safe and sound. That was a close one.
This is officially the weirdest thing I’ve eaten in Chile. It’s blood. With other stuff. It’s actually really good, it has lots of onion and garlic in it. Psychologically, I couldn’t eat more than a few bites.
We had a branch 18 party and they did all the traditional games. They have this relay race thing where you have to carry an egg in a spoon and then drink water and then search for a coin in a pile of flour with your mouth. They made us do it and it was disgusting haha, in the end you have a big wad of dough in your moth from the flour and water.
We are teaching so many little girls right now! Constanza moved her baptism date, because her mom is worried about her staying active and wants her to go to church more before she gets baptized.
Such a miracle happened with Anais! We found just her Grandma at home and we were able to share with her and she didn’t understand why this church. We shared with her about the restoration and she agreed to pray to know if it was true. The next day she said she had prayed and she’s afraid to commit to the fact that she received an answer, but there’s a different light about her. She came with Anais and her other granddaughter to the branch activity and she was just so happy to be in such a positive environment where families were so good to each other.
There’s a different Anahis who has 5 sisters who are all members less actives, who really want to get baptized, and yesterday we were able to talk to her mom and they are really excited for her baptism on the 1st (2 days after her 9th birthday). They are so sweet it kills me.
Yesterday we decided to go to the campo again to visit the members there. We passed by a house where a member said inactives lived. We got there and they told us they’ve been a little distant from the churh but want to come back and were just praying for missionaries to come help them put goals. And we just so happened to go to the farthest corner of our sector to answer that prayer. Miracles!
I love you all! Hope you can all tune in to Womens’ Conference on Saturday!
Seen below: A random old man gave us aloe vera in a contact. Mate Mornings are the best mornings. And a bottle of needles we found on the side of the road #classy
Well, this week was a doozy. On Wenesday, I had to jump on a bus for 6 hours to go to Viña and then we came back on Saturday. But we still had so many miracles!
Tuesday before we left, we had a lesson with Daniela, someone that we contacted on the street. We got there and she had read the pamphlet about temples and wanted to know what she had to do to have an eternal family. We taught her the Restoration and she had all the right questions! She wants to know who has the authority to act in the name of God. So cool! THEN we found Anaise who is a little girl that is SO ready to accept the gospel, she just needs someone to support her in her family. And she has a baptism date! She came with us to church yesterday and she is just so precious.
So my new companion is just the cutest little British nurse you’ve ever seen. We had to spend one day in the office doing her presentation for the leaders council. And I made us matching agendas. Companionship goals, am I right? This was my debut in her presentation:
We stayed the night with the Goulds, they’re the housing coordinators of the mission. I felt like I had parents again, and it was lovely.
The consejo de lideres was crazy good. Perks of the mission nurse as your comp: smart phone. And her phone has a wierd airbrush setting. But this is us in Viña contacting.
I love you all and you should watch this video. I love it and you probably all saw it a long time ago, but that’s okay:)
…. And some more photos for good measure
Well friends, it’s that time again… CAMBIOS! And I am staying here in the lovely Ovalle, but the beautiful Hna Lundgren is ditching me. She’s heading back to Valparaiso where she started her mission, but as an Hermana Leader, genial, right? And I just found out that my new companion is none other than the Hermana Rimmer! She’s the mission nurse and is from England and is just a lovely little human that has helped this girl out on several occasions. It’s going to be a party. We are going to get so lost in all the pueblos, but it will be a party.
We spent another week of half time in the pension. Just to clarify, I’m fine, my companion is the gimpy one this time haha. We’ve basically accepted the fact that Hna Lundgren will be in pain no matter what, but we love people more than our beds (big step), so we’ve been leaving for about 3-4 hours every day and then we come home and use all the heat packs. BUT we got news from the area District Office that she’s going to get x rays and the whole nine yards.
Also, ROSA’S SON SERGIO ACCEPTED A BAPTISM DATE!!! And CONSTANZA HAS A BAPTISM DATE! miracles are happening my friends. More details on them and their lives next week.
Me gustaría compartir Helamán 10:4
“Bienaventurado eres tú, hermana Miller, por las cosas que has hecho; porque he visto que has declarado infatigablemente a este pueblo la palabra que te he dado. Y no les has tenido miedo, ni te has afanado por tu propia vida, antes bien, has procurado mi voluntad y el cumplimiento de mis mandamientos.”
You want to know my favorite part of this sector? when we’re walking down the side walk, there are flocks of butterflies that are fluttering all around us. I have never seen more butterflies in one place. They’reall just little orange and black guys. but it makes me feel like I’m walking in paradise.
… Make lemon honey tea. because we’ve been taking turns having colds and a convert gave us a huge bag of lemons.
Every time I get to a new sector there a lots of mom questions and I figure the rest of you would like to know too, so here we go.