so this week was a s....l...o...w... one. it was semana santa and here in chile it is a pretty big week. they had a long weekend and when ever there are holidays it is sooo hard to get the people to talk to us but in the end it was a good one.
so one of the coolest things that happened to us was we found an guy on monday. he was a guy that was drinking in the streets 3 months ago when the missionaries past by him with a member. he shouted after them and for some reason they stopped and talked to him. ( i honestly have no idea why they did because drunk guys yell at us alllll day everyyyy day literally and we just ignore them cause they usually ask us for money or just cuss us out). but, anyway, the member had pity on him and took him to his house and let him use his shower. yeah lets fast forward 2 and a half months. he went to the members work a completely different guy. he found a house, got a job and stopped drinking all day everyday just because the member helped him out. and he wants to change his life. we met with him and invited him to be baptized. he said that he wants to change his life and accepted the challenge. we left him something to read and he read it and understood it. i was so happy. we just have to work with him to help him stop smoking and drinking. it will be a process but he will be baptized one day.
also we only were able to meet with the family whose baby died once this week and but it was a good lesson. we taught half of the plan of salvation and they opened up to us about a lot of things. he told us that he is doing better but he still struggles. we were able to testify a lot about the Atonement and how through Jesus Christ we can overcome anything. it was a solid lesson.
we are also having a lot of success with less actives. they just put in a new neighborhood in our sector and we have been contacting it like crazy. we found 2 less active families that just moved from santiago and who haven’t gone to church in a year or two. anyway we have been working with them and it turns out that both families came to church yesterday and loved it. i was soo happy.
so this week is going to pass by pretty fast because on wednesday we have to stay in the whole day because they are going to be doing a census and on thursday we have to travel to rancagua to have a zone conference and then on friday i have divs with the zone leaders so i’m not even going to be in my sector this week.
so thanks for everything and i know that this church is true and that God loves us.