Hola Familia y Amigos!
Happy December!! :) I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving and that you are enjoying this time getting ready for Christmas! Time is flying!! We only have about two and a half weeks left in this transfer! And... we have 23 days until I can call home for CHRISTMAS!! Yes, I AM counting! :)
Okay, next thing..... we were in the house of this sweet old lady who we can't teach, but we can sing to her. She is super sick and close to death, but likes to listen to us sing hymns. She can't remember anything and can't see very well. I don't know if she knows who we are, but it is a neat experience to spend time with someone close to meeting their Father in Heaven again, and all she wants is to hear songs about Him and Christ. It's really beautiful :) So, the weird thing was, I looked down while singing at one point, and saw a HUGE bird poop on my shirt! OH MY GOODNESS! I was sooooo sicked out that I had a hard time concentrating after that. Hermana Puertas just about peed her pants when I told her that I had "caca en mi camisa" (poop on my shirt) LOL! Good times...HAHA!
So, this week we found SEVEN new investigators, and three of them have baptism dates for the 22nd of December! WOO HOO!! The work is really progressing here! Our "star" of the week is a boy named C** (name omitted for privacy) who is about 13 years old. We just started teaching him this week and he is one of our baptisms this month. His mom is less active, but has raised her kids with gospel teachings their whole lives. So when we invited C** to baptism, he was fully prepared and understands everything! It is amazing to see how the Lord prepares these people, and all we have to do is get in their house and teach them! He and the Holy Ghost do all the rest! :)
Last thing before I go! Hermana Puertas and I bought Christmas lights and a Christmas tree to put in our house! haha! We are feeling a little more at home, and it feels a little more like Christmas time in this crazy, hot summer I'm living in :) I will send you pictures! We were super excited to put them up :) It's not much, but this is missionary life, what can I say?!
Well, I hope that you all have a wonderful week, as always! I love you all sooo much and miss you all like crazy! You are always in my thoughts and prayers! Thank you for all of your love, support and prayers! You are the best! I will talk to you again next week! ¡CIAO!
Obviously, We Don't Have Thanksgiving in Chile (November 26, 2013)
Dying from Heat in December (December 10, 2013)
|Yes, I'm hot and sweaty in my Santa hat|
the first day of December! Ho! Ho! Ho!
|We are getting festive with our snow colored|
Christmas tree and.....
|...our balcony lights!|
|I call this cute little guy "Snoopy" because he sits on|
top of his house all day, haha!