love you all. Really truly I do. Thank you for your prayers and
support. I can feel it. And thank you for not forgetting that I exist
even though I have passed the halfway mark. Jaja.
This week we had a few adventures and a few miracles and a few disappointments.
of all, we had a ward activity this week that was a cultural activity
and I saw the National Dance of Chile (Cueca) for the first time live.
Also, there were a few brothers who sang typical chilean songs that
dedicated one to me! The gringa missionary. It was a song about leaving
your heart in Chile and they changed some of the words. So sweet!
also had a roadtrip this week, Hermana Ovalle and I, for a few hours.
My companion had a baptism from her last ward that we had permission to
go see.So we went and it was super fun!
This week we put 3
baptismal dates. We had one with Maryte who went with us to the ward
activity. She has met with missionaries many times but doesnt want to be
baptized in our ward. As we were at the activity she turned to us and
said, ¨YOu know what? I want to be baptized here.¨ We were extatic!
also haev been meeting a lot with Laura and put a baptismal date. She
has a really tough life and is wiling to change but isnt always willing
to make the necessary changes. I think we are all like that a little
But the disappointment was that none of our
investigators came to church even though we went looking for them before
church and everything. I was a little bit bummed. . . or a lotta bit.
thing I have realized more than ever this week is that when Jesus
Christ came to the earth He didnt say ¨Come to me all you healthy,
normal, capable people without problems who dont need help.¨ NOT AT ALL!
He said Come Unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. He asked
all the afflicted, hurt, broken, sick people in need of help to come to
Him. Sometimes we are like, ¨Oh no, I am not worthy to go to Him, I am
too broken or too sick or I need too much help.¨But THAT is the exact
reason why He came! Sometimes I am like, ¨Why arent there normal people
who are interested in the gospel?¨ But then I realize that is not why I
am here. I am HIS representative and He asked for those who need His
help. The gospel isnt for the perfect people. Its for the imperfect.
I love you all dearly! Love your guts! Say your prayers!