Monday, April 27, 2015

Hot again

Once again, it got hot. Los Angeles just can't quite make it into winter. 

This week was pretty fruitful. We started it out by working with a couple frustrating people who are too lazy to get what they want. With some people we show them what they can get and they develop a real desire to get it but the natural man pushes them back on to the couch and they "can't" get back up. The sad part is, as sad as their story is, there is nothing else we can do to help these people.

So, after working with a lot of people like that, we found some awesome families. Like 4 families that were really excited to hear this message. And it's those moments that give us patience to work with the other people because once they act, they'll feel the same way.

A couple weeks ago we heard that an 19 year old kid got in a motor cycle accident. A couple days later we heard that he died so we went to go visit his family and there he was sitting on the couch. We talked with him and he says he doesn't remember anything from before the accident. He barely recognized his parents. I mentioned that I thought I heard that he died and that I was relieved to see him and his family freaked out. They started making a bunch of excuses like "you must have heard of someone else" or "people die all the time, but not you honey." Then they all looked really uncomfortable. I don't really know whats going on there but I never know what to expect down here.

Besides that, not much happened. Olga going to be baptized on saturday! She is pretty happy about it. Today for pday we are going to try a new Sushi delivery place. 

Love you guys!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Freezing rain and shoulder pain

This tuesday we decided to "get ripped" as a house so we got up early and worked out hard. Our bodies were just dead for the rest of the day but the worst part was waking up at 3 in the morning with my shoulder twice it's normal size and it feeling like I will never be able to use it again. The next day we had a conference so I talked to President, who is a surgeon, and he just said I have to wait it out. So, now it looks like I'm ripped, on one side.
This week it also got super cold and rainy. I loved it. There is nothing quite as satisfying as sitting in front of a fire after an exhausting day.
On saturday, Elder Oaks came to Santiago and some of the missions in Chile were invited to participate through skype. It was an awesome conference. Exactly what we needed. We taught a lesson to Olga right afterwards using some of the principles we learned and she committed herself to get baptized on may 2. Sunday was her birthday, she was sick, all her family was over, and it was raining and she still walked/took a bus to church.
This week I got the souls of my shoes fixed. I had to carry them around all day and when we taught a crazy evangelical prophet, I left them in his house. I called him later and he said he didn't have them. So the next day I some how got his wife to accidentally say that he stole them and was wearing them, and in some round about way I got them back and invited him to repent. "By their fruits, you shall know them."

Monday, April 13, 2015


This week was another week.

We found a bunch of cool people all of which were families. All of our good progressing investigators are sick, have weird family problems or something that impedes them from letting us pass by so this week we spent a lot of time looking for new people.

On Tuesday I had to do a baptismal interview way off in the Forest. So we walked for basically an hour on a dirt trail to get to the ladies house and then we walked back. My shoes are just about to give out but they can make it for another few months.

Speaking of that, I officially have 3 months left in the mission. As cheesy as it sounds, I didn't ever think I would ever get to this point. And now that I'm here, it's a lot different than I thought it would be but it's good.

Well, talk to you next week!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Last conference

This was my last conference in the mission. As well, it was the last conference of like half our zone so we went hard on buying snacks and things. As always, it almost didn't work but right on time we got the TV working and it was an awesome experience.

I feel like the more I learn, the more I can learn. Every conference I have gotten more and more out of the talks and every time I study I can learn more and more within that small hour of study time. 

This week one of the elders in our house was sick and I pulled the short stick so I had to stay back with him for two days so I spent most of this week sitting down. Sometimes I complain about walking so much but this week I started to miss using my legs.

For Pday today we traveled to ConcepciĆ³n to eat lunch with President Bluth. We had a goal of baptisms for our zone and we were promised that if we got the goal, president would give us lunch. So we got our goal and he gave us lunch and it was delicious.

That's about it this week. Here are some pictures: