Happy 4th of July!!! I hope everyone is having a great day and celebrating lots! This week was really great with lots of exciting things happening.
We were able to meet President and Hermana Ferreira this week!!!! They are the greatest and we learned so much. They are so excited to be here and their excitement really stuck with us and it is cool to see how the whole mission is working with new ánimo. One thing I loved is that they talked about envisioning everyone in white. It has been great to focus our thoughts on everyone in white! They also created a new rule that we can play soccer. But the catch is that there have to be Hermanas playing or we can't play. We are pretty popular as almost all the elders have been calling asking us to play soccer. This morning we hiked to the cross here in Copiapo with all the hermanas and then met up with the elders and played soccer for a few hours and the Elders had a BBQ. Pretty fun!
I also was able to work with Hermana MacDonald again and we always have the greatest time together. It's good to have family in the mission!
As far as investigators go...
We have a newer investigator Rosa. She is an abuelita but is so ready to accept the gospel. She has a baptismal date for the 23rd. Yesterday when we went to pick her up she was already halfway to the chapel!!! The ward did a really great job of fellowshipping her and we are excited for her progress.
We also had a young woman come to church yesterday named Lily. She is the friend of a recent convert. She doesn't really believe in God and we have had a little bit of a hard time finding her in her house to teach her but she made the effort to come to church which is huge progress!!!
Aurora has hit a little bit of a stumbling block. Someone told her we don't smoke in the church and she has a bit of a smoking problem. That got her down and she told us she doesn't want to to to a church with lots of rules. If we can manage to teach her again I'm pretty sure we can get her excited to go to church. She continues to read the Book of Mormon even if its just a few verses but there is potential.
Hermana C and I have been finding quite a few people recently and it's always good to renovate [Spanish word] our pool of investigators. President Ferreira has invited us to double the number of lessons we have with members and feels that is the best way to have more success. We are working hard to invite members to help us teach.
I hope everyone has a great 4th and a good week. Especially Jilly Bean!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!