Well I can hardly believe that one year ago I was saying goodbye to all of you! I think this has been, without a doubt the fastest, most fulfilling year of my life.
This week was super busy (nothing new) but really great and we were able to find a few new families! Christopher and his girlfriend Sandra and their 3 daughters. We got to their house just as they were moving furniture and were able to help them and also teach a lesson on the atonement! They are excited to come to church next Sunday which would be great to see a new family there!
We also had another lesson with Yobana this week and were able to teach the restoration. She has been talking to her mom who now wants to be baptized too! But...her mom lives in Talca (south of Santiago) and they want to be baptized together. Yobana will be moving in the next month or two to Talca to help her mom with her cancer treatment and found a new job in Talca too. But, a baptism is a baptism no matter where so we will just keep preparing her.
Gladys has been having a really hard time quitting smoking and hasn't been progressing like we would like. We have been trying to get more members involved, but Gladys isn't understanding the blessing and opportunity it is to be baptized. She has a baptismal date for the 18th so we will just keep doing everything we can!
This week we had our last zone conference with the Daltons. We talked about consecration again and giving all we have to the Lord. It was also excting to see the progress the mission has made since I got to the field. When I got here the month before they had had 14 baptisms. This past month we had 70!!! During zone conference we were all able to share our testimonies and it was a great experience.
For my one year mark, Hermana Chamorro and I went to Antofa for leadership council. It was sad saying by to the Daltons but I'm excited for President and Hermana Ferreira to get here!!! (June 29 is going to come so fast). It was also fun to see Hermana San Martin and the other STLs!
Yesterday, some members Daniela and her husband Edward invited us over so we could get to know each other. They recently moved here but I know Daniela from Tocopilla! We made sushi together and it was definitely a fun night.
Que tengan una buena semana!