so changes was the most stressful day of my life. literally the whole mission that was traveling had to pass through san fernando. we probably had to receive and send off 100 missionaries. it was nuts... i think the craziest part was when i told some missionary to go buy his bus ticket like 3 times. and when i saw the bus taking off he still wasn’t on it. another zone leader and i literally had to sprint down town san fernando with the missionary behind us to chase down the bus. it finally stopped at a stop light and we had to beg the bus driver to let him on. it looked liked he wanted to kill me. all in a days work. we also magically found a bag that was left on a bus. the bus went to santiago. we had to talk to 50,000 people to track it down and after a few hours of waiting and with God’s help we finally found it. i honestly don’t know how, but we did.
on wendsday we had a training with all of the zone leaders in Rancagua. we talked about a lot of random things that president wants us to improve on. it was good. then on saturday we had interviews with president and while everyone was getting their interviews done we had to teach the same thing. it went really good. the zone seems really solid. i’m excited for what is going to happen this change. we have some solid times ahead of us.
so my comp is pretty cool. he is super calm and quiet but he likes to do the things the right way. it should be a good change for us. i’m glad that i am with a companion from the states. i’ve had a lot of latino comps and i’m grateful for each one of them but i’m glad that i’m going to have christmas with a gringo.
so we are working with a less active family. they have a 9 year old son who was never baptized and the dad wants us to teach his son. the family is setting goals to come back they are progressing really well.
so a cool thing that happened this week was yesterday we were walking in the streets and i felt super strongly that i had to talk to a super old grandma lady. i normally don’t talk to old grandma ladies cause they are usually super catholic and they are hard of hearing so its hard to talk to them. so i pushed it out of my mind. as we got closer to me i felt my legs walking towards her. so we started talking to her and she made it pretty obvious that she didn’t want to talk to us. after talking awkwardly with her for 2 mins she got up to leave. as she was walking away i was asking myself why i talked to her. as i was thinking i felt a tap on my shoulder and as i turned around a guy from haiti is standing in front of me. he told us that he moved to san fernando from santiago a week ago and was listening to the missionaries in santiago. we went to his house and talked to him for about 20 min. he told us that he looked out his window and saw us talking to the old lady and he ran out of his house to catch up to us. he had the number of the missionaries in santiago so i called them at night and they gave us his story. he seems like a solid investigator. we will see what happens with him this week. all i know is that God moves in mysterious ways.
i know that this church is true and that Jesus Christ is at the head of it. i’m sad that i’m not going to be home for Kristine’s wedding or thanksgiving but i know that i’m in the right place doing the right thing. love you all.
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