thanks for your letters and love this week. its good to hear that everyone is doing good.
so this week was a good solid week. but first everyone is asking about the earthquake so ill start with that.
so we were walking in the street in the morning and all of a sudden we saw a bunch of people running out of the houses. we asked what was going on and some guy told us that their was just a huge earthquake. we didn't feel anything though. he was surprised when we told him that. anyway nothing happened to the houses so it wasn't really that big of a deal. but everyone was talking about it during the day. it was kinda funny to talk to the people about it. i'm about an hour from where the epicenter was (my old sector is about 5 min from the epicenter.... kinda crazy )and it was a 6.4 earthquake so i still don't know how i didn't feel it but whatever. my phone was turned off and when i checked it about about 3 hours later i had a missed call from the mission pres. wife. i called her back and she told us that we had to call all the missionaries in the zone to see if everyone was ok. when we started calling, all of the elders where laughing because most of them didn't feel it either cause they were all walking in the streets. so thats the story with the earthquake.... sorry its not to exciting.
this week was a super good week for us. but it also had its sad moments. so we are going to have 2 baptisms this weekend. a 16 year old and his 11 year old sister are preparing for saturday. we finished all of the lessons on saturday and they are just lacking their interview. i have seen a huge change in them since i have gotten here to the sector especially the brother. he is a 16 year old kid who was addicted to drugs. my first day in the sector the dude was higher than a kite on weed. he is now going on 3 weeks without smoking. his sister is 11 years old and is an angel. yesterday she paid her tithing and fast offerings. we are pretty excited. i hope all goes well this week with them. pray for them please because i know that satan is going to work overtime on them..... he always does.
we were also planning on another baptism of our investigator was also going to get baptized on saturday but on thrusday when we taught her tithing we where finishing up the lesson and we asked her how she was doing with the word of wisdom. she told us that she drank tea that morning and it was the first time in a month. she felt really bad. we have a rule in the mission that the people have to live the word of wisdom for 2 weeks before their baptism. we told her that we had to push the date back one week. she felt really bad. and since then we haven't been able to find her. i think that she got kinda offended but there isn't anything else that we could have done. i don't know. i hope that we can find her this week.
so the house that i live in is the nicest house in the mission for the elders. it is huge and we are 6 elders in the house. everyone in the house is pretty close and it has been a super fun change with everyone. this week we have changes and everyone is pretty sad that we are going to get split apart.
the zone is doing as good as ever. we should be having 8 baptisms this week so after we are really going to have to focus on finding because we wont have very many solid investigators. its one thing that my comp and i are really going to focus on wed when we give our training.
thanks for everything. i know this gospel is true and that i am really doing the Lord's work. i'm loving my time in chile and i couldn't be happier. i love you all.