the reason for this is because it rained everyday this week!!! rain slows down missionary work soooo much. no one is out in the streets and no one wants to talk to us when we knock their doors. also, we can't use our bikes in the rain so that slows things down a lot. it was hard, but whatever, we survived.
the highlight of the week was when my companion, elder remon, got all 4 of his wisdom teeth pulled out on friday. we took the 4 hour trip to rancagua in a bus. he got them all pulled out in under an hour. he was awake for all of it, but he had local anesthesia. afterwards the 2 assistants to the president drove us home. this car ride was one of the funniest moments of my life. the assistants are super hyper, so from doing push ups on the side of the freeway, to laughing our heads off at poor elder remon’s condition, to nearly dying of a bus crashing into us, to singing at the top of our lungs, we did it all. it was sooo funny.
elder remon is doing perfect. he slept of the anesthesia really well and was able to go to work the next day! i couldn’t believe it. he couldn’t talk, which meant that i had to do alllll of the talking. its was sooooo hard because i don’t know anything. but somehow i managed to teach two lessons by myself. they were good enough that the people could understand. that is all that counts.
the next day they asked me to give a talk in sacrament meeting about the Atonement. it was a 6 minute talk and i didn’t have any notes. i used really simple words. before the mission, i didn’t even know how to say Atonement in spanish, so i guess i am improving slowly.
You can also view the video by clicking here
the big news of the week is that elder remon is getting moved up north to rancagua to be a zone leader, which means that i am staying here in san javier and i am getting a new comp tomorrow. the news shocked us both!! we didnt expect it cause i’m not done with my training but its true. my new comp is from utah and has a year in the mission and that is all that i know so we will see how things turn out.
i am really worried about being in charge of the sector because i have been in survival mode the last 5 weeks and haven’t paid attention to things in our sector. it is a huge sector and a big responsibility so pray for me this week!
thank you for all of your prayers. i feel them everyday!
The Church is true and i know that it blesses lives.
On a side note, Elder Magnusson's Mission president's wife does a weekly blog. I like this post where she explains what it is like to be a missionary in the Rancagua, Chile mission.