It has been a full couple of weeks.
Last week we were doing a family home evening when all of a sudden the dad that never talks came running out of his room and says there were earthquakes in the north. We turn on the TV and sure enough there were some pretty big earthquakes. We didn´t feel anything but it did quite a bit of damage up there. We left their house and were walking to the house when someone stopped us in the street to tell us they are evacuating Lebu for the tsunami. We quickened our pace, grabbed our emergency bags that we luckily had prepared and a member came to drive us up to the hills. We waited their for a while until the "tsunami" passed. Which was a wave just a little bit larger than the others. It made for an interesting experience anyways.
This week was also transfers. My comp left and my new comp is elder saavedra. He’s from the jungles of Peru. He has a lot of cool stories of Paranas, anacondas, pet monkeys, and climbing trees. When we got off the buss, a member drove us to our house with all our stuff and he couldn't figure out how to unlock his door. It´s going to be a fun transfer.
This week the sister missionaries needed help putting together a wedding for their investigators. We didn´t have anything to decorate the chapel so we bought some balloons and strung toilet paper on the ceiling. It was the most trashing thing I have ever participated in but it turned out really well.
We passed by some investigators Cristian and Tina so that my comp could say goodbye. Their parents were there too. Elder Williams said that as soon as Tina has her baby, he wants to see pictures. The room got silent and Tina turned red. Cristian then pointed out that their parents didn´t know yet. We quickly said goodbye and got out of there as soon as possible. It was pretty uncomfortable.
On Saturday we played soccer with a bunch of kinds from the orphanage. The next day, almost all of them went to church by their own will. They are pretty impressive kids.
We were teaching a family with a 9 year old kid who is really smart. He apparently is the best reader in Lebu. I´m not sure how they test that but he has awards. We gave him a book of mormon and had him read 3 Nephi 11 when Jesus came to the Lamanites. The next day we asked him what he thought about the chapter. He said he loved reading about when Jesus discovered the Americas. We are going to keep working with them.
I got the package! a lot of kids are going to be very happy.
That's about it for the week. Sorry for the confusion of not writing for two weeks. We had to travel then we had a conference both the pdays and all the while there were a series of earthquakes, tsunamis, Forrest fires, and murders in our area. But we survived.
Love you all,