Week 36-April 6, 2015
im going to try writing my email before reading you guyss because otherwise i dont have time and am not even thinking about the mission anymore and as such dont write much.
by the way i live in Raul Fuentes Abarca 1043 in padre hurtado. cerca de peñaflor. cerca de la calle El Manzano and primera transversal. thats my sector. mapquest it :)
so here goes, this week was the last week of the change. today was cambios. my new companion is hermana arango from columbia. i prayed and wanted another latina companion to help me with my spanish and turns out she is actually a spanish professor!! im excited :P haha
but i just met her like an hour ago so that is all i will say about her right now.
as for this week, it was an interesting week. i got pretty sick, with a fever of 103. that lasted a couple days. it was pretty comical though too because at one point i even couldnt walk straight while working because i was so dizzy and started seeing things that werent there and hna damian got pretty worried. but i got better fast :) now i am back to normal. also hna damian has stomach problems and had problems this week too so we were both pretty bad during thursday. but we left in the morning to work and ended up finding an investigator we hadnt found in lots of time and teaching another investigator that told us that even her athiest son said he felt something different when we visited and when he talked to us at the gate. he said he felt an internal peace. its cool to be a missionary and hear people feel the Spirit through you. also we taught Jorge the word of wisdom and he accepted!!! he committed to live it and told us he does want to get baptized someday. we set a date for the:) then he said he didnt have work for semana santa and would come with us to the conference, but ended up going out of town or something and we couldnt get ahold of him by phone or stopping byhis house all weekend...bummer. but veronica went to the conference all day saturday, so that was awesome :) also veronica recently moved here from columbia so im pretty excited to have a companion from columbia here now. hopefully we can help her get baptiized this month :) we are still teaching the two girls and the boyfriend, but they didnt come to the conference so we hope they will come to church next week. general conference was awesome and so was easter :) i love easter. seriously the memories i cherish most from my childhood and that have impacted my testimony the most in my life are all the easter and christmas traditions. especially the easter ones for my testimony. i have been studying lots to improve my testimony of the Atonement to testify to people and for easter i read the chapter on the resurrection in jesus the Christ and ive been and still am reading the new testament. its been cool to feel and see how much ive learned. i love studying the Savior and His life. also for conference i lucked out and the trainer of the pair of other hermanas that live with us (both gringas) wanted to watch the conference in spanish and therefore i did divisions and hermana mcnevin and i had fun watching it in english. its better in english. also poor translators, the apostles always use complicated words to translate, (for example, pickle-sucker) haha so that was pretty funny. we planned to go watch the sunrise in the country for easter morning but hna damian had to pack to we didnt...bummer.
also the biggest thing i learned from conference was that we should never abandon our faith or discredit our testimony because we dont understand something or have questions we dnt have answers to. this was one of my questions and like 4 different speakers talked about it. they said to go forward in faith, and CHOOSE to believe. its a choice. i liked that. we dont need to know everything and we dont need to have a testimony of fire like the prophet to be a disciple of Chirst. if God wanted missionaries that were perfect he would find another way. also i think to God even if i just walk around Chile talking to people and feeling the Spirit and learning from the people i meet for a year and a half and i leave a better person, its worth it to Him. so ill just keep working and striving to be better and be patient :) those were my thoughts of the week.
love and miss you all!
my favorite scripture of the Atonement : alma 7:10-13
have a great week everyone!