first off i just wanna give a birthday wish to the greatest country in the world...... sorry USA but no one in chile cares about your birthday except for all of the mormon missionaries down here.
plus shoutout to renee. hope your marriage goes well this week.
today has been pretty sweet. we skipped our studies and met up with at the Zone leaders house early at about 9:30. we all pitched in and bought about $80 worth of meat and had a huge BBQ and played baseball. all of the latino elders didn't understand why today was so special.... the answer we kept giving them is.... porque no es de 'MURICA jajajaja. its been a pretty good day to just chill out and relax.
one year ago it was my first saturday here in the mission field and i remember that we had to come home early because chile had a huge soccer game. i remember the struggle that my comp and i had communicating that day cause i didn't know spanish and he didn't know english. plus i remember i was really homesick because it was 4 of july. i'm glad i'm no longer in my first area anymore.
speaking of hard times this week hasn't been the best week. in fact it was really hard. i can tell that satan is doing his best to destroy this work in anyway that he can. but we just have to keep pushing through. we are having trouble helping our investigators progress. we have so much potential but we just cant seem to get over the last hump with our investigators. a lot of them just need to get married but for some reason getting married in chile is super hard or it just isn't the cool thing to do. plus other dumb things are keeping them from getting to the waters of baptism. but there isn't much to do but just pray and have patience.
one a happy note.... we have an investigator that was in the hospital for 2 months and had his toe cut off but today he is leaving the hospital. he says that one of his goals is to get baptized so we are going to talk with him more about that this week to see what we need to do to make that happen. his name is orlando so if you guys could pray for him that would be great.
my class went well this week. i talked about how can we find more people to teach. i have really been blessed with a good first district. they are all willing to participate. and they are all really good workers so i have been really blessed.
sorry there isn't too much to talk about. this week was just kinda a slow boring week.
but i know that this church is true. we are doing a great work down here and i know that Jesus Christ is at the head of this church.
love you all