Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17th - "And Then There Were 3" Week 73

Como esta familia??? This week was absolutely crazy and took lots of unexpected turns. The biggest change is that I will be finishing this last week of the transfer in a tripanionship. On Thursday afternoon we had a zone attack [this is where all the missionaries work in one area] in one of the elders sectors and while I was out working with Hermana Reneer, Hermana Gallardo from Simon Bolivar called me telling me she had been admitted to the hospital because she had an infection and a few complications from a prior surgery. We thought they might put her on antibiotics and something but the next day called us she would have to go into surgery! I just happened to end up being on an exchange with Hermana Walstrohm (an hermana I live with) helping her with her visas papers when President Ferreira called from Argenitna (where he was at an area conference) telling me I needed to go pick up Hermana Larson (Hermana Gallardos companion) because we would be finishing the transfer in a tripanionship while Hermana Gallardo recovered from surgery. To make a long story short at the last minute they decided it would be better for Hermana Gallardo to go to Santigo for her surgery so she flew home yesterday. It was insane how quickly everything happened and it was really sad to see her go but she's going to work on getting better to get back out on her mission. 

The work (that we were able to do in-between time in the hospital, etc.) this week was good. On Tuesday we visited the AvendaƱos and we had such a fantastic lesson. They haven't been reading their scriptures so we keep reading with them every time we go. We were in 1 nephi 2 and it was so interesting to see how we were able to apply the chapter to their lives being that only a little while back they were sent to the desert, leaving their life in Santiago behind. Paula Mauricio's mom was really touched and this week they came to church!!!!!! They still are reluctant to accept a baptismal date but we are seeing progress with their family which is so exciting. 

We also found a new investigator Micol this week. He is in college, likes music, reading, and is buena onda as they say here in Chile. As we got to know him a bit he opened up that his mom had died when he was 1 month old and that his dad raised him. His dad passed away 3 years ago. We talked about the plan of salvation and I love being able to testify about the eternal nature of families since it is the blessing I treasure most! 

This week I loved Isaiah 55:9

 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are myways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

With everything that happened this week, I felt so comforted to know that gods plan is always the best plan. I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week! Transfer calls this weekend! I will be sad to not be with Hermana Gemin anymore but at least we will see each other pretty soon...
Hermana Freedman

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