Monday, January 20, 2014

Bienvenidos a Lebu

Lebu is exactly what I imagined when I thought of Chile before my mission. It is absolutely beautiful, very naturey, clean, there is a big river that runs through the center, and it almost always has ice cold wind to combat the heat. It is a lot more flat as well which helps when you have to walk around all day. The house on the other hand is lacking a little. They started to rent it a couple days before I came so we still don´t have a lot of things. Yesterday, they sent us hot water, beds, tables, and chairs. We are still waiting on having a kitchen and some other small things.

My new comp is Elder Williams from Ohio. He speaks Spanish really well and we live with just Latinos, so this transfer is when my Spanish will finally become more normal.

In a missionary sense, Lebu is in the same state as Lota. All this week we spent looking for people, knocking doors, talking to people in the streets, and thinking of creative ways to find. We finally found an awesome young family of 5 that had tons of questions and were pretty interested but it turned out that they live in ConcepciĆ³n. I´m on same boat as Rachel.

So that’s the plan, continue looking.

The people of southern Chile have many weird myths that are strongly believed. The most recent that I heard was that when pregnant women have cravings for food, the cravings are so strong that if she doesn´t get the food, the baby will die. It doesn´t sound like a bad excuse.

For Pday today, we hiked to the sand dunes and the beach. The name Lebu comes from a mapuche word for city of wind. And they aren´t lying. The wind is so strong and constant that in the dunes, our shoes would disappear in like a minute.

That´s about all the news I have. We do a lot of the same thing everyday so there isn´t much to report about.

Love you guys! The church is true

Elder Thompson

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