This week flew by. I can't believe it is Monday again.
Last P-day was pretty great. We went a walked around the cemetery here in Tocopilla, I don't really know why but people had kept telling us we should visit the cemetery. After...we went to Alexis Sanchez house (only Chiles #1 soccer player) because he was in town. He is from Tocopilla, and recently was injured so he is back in Chile to recover.
His mom loves the missionaries so we went to visit but neither of us knew exactly who his mom was. Hna. San Martin was so nervous. I knocked the door and a woman answered and the only thing Hna SM could say was "can I please use your bathroom?" She wasn't kidding when she said she was really nervous and to make a very long and awkward story short I ended up interrogating his whole family because nobody would help me keep the conversation going....not one of my best moments! Then when Hna SM left the bathroom she asked for water and I have never seen her drink more slowly. All I wanted to do was leave. I felt so uncomfortable! Alexis and his mom both weren't there, or at least that's what they said... so we ended up taking pictures with pictures of him. But hey I can say I walked the same hallways as Alexis Sanchez so it was worth the pain.
This week was a little difficult as far as the work goes. We had a very hard time having follow up lessons with our new investigators and ALL our appointments fell through.
|Alex Sanchez Home|
We did find 2 new investigators Camila and Gabriel. They are both 18 and have a 3 year old son Oliver. Camila was a contact from our activity in the plaza we had a few weeks ago. They are separated and are just friends for their son. But...that means that we don't have to wait for anyone to get married so theres a lot of potential there. Before we started teaching the lesson Camila told us that she had a lot of inacurate perceptions of Mormons but was suprised how normal we were. Then she said "I want to be mormon!!!" We taught the Restoration and it was really great!!! Camila even accepted the baptismal invitation, and they both committed to come to church this coming sunday, because they already had committed to something yesterday. But our follow up lessons ended up falling through because Camila traveled to Antofagasta. Hopefully this week we can meet with her again!
We also contacted an Evangelical woman in the street yesterday. At first she was really closed off but we just started asking about her and slowly she opened up. We started talking about religion and at one point she yelled with a very concerned look on her face, "but have you accepted Jesus in your heart?" Hna. SM and I thought she was referring to some type of ceremony or something so we started to explain what we believe. She lost it and started to preach to us all about Jesus...oops. We re-explained that yes, we have accepted Jesus in our hearts and were able to place a Book of mormon. We had a good laugh after. I've never seen anyone more concerned for my salvation.
The rest of the week was pretty normal. I was able to read the talk that mom sent for Thanksgiving and loved it! So thanks mom. At one point Elder Anderson quotes Heber C. Kimball when he said, "there will come a time when we can't survive on borrowed light". Elder Anderson goes on to bear his testimony that we are now in those times. It is so true! We all need to have our own testimonies or we won't be able to overcome all the trials and temptations we face. it is so important that we do all the small things continually to stay spiritually strong and on the path.
Have a great week!