Monday, May 26, 2014

Busy in Chile! Sister Hannah Avery

Written by Sister Hannah Avery, serving in the Chile Vina del Mar Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Spanish.

Hey family and friends!

Another week gone! WOW! We had a CRAZY week this week! Lots of fun and exciting things happening! :) Ready?? Set.... Here we go!!

First off, we had a very normal week of teaching and finding investigators. They are all progressing slowly, but surely. This week we had a companionship fast to help our investigators progress and schedule some baptisms....we have over 30 investigators! We just want to help these people in the ways that they need. The Gospel has a way to help everyone, no matter what their situation, but we have to be like doctors and try to find a remedy for their diagnosis :)

Hermanas Giron and Avery at Mission Leadership Training
Well, our fast WORKED! Because guess what?! We have a family of FOUR with a baptism date scheduled for the 14th of June!! AHHH! :) They are SOOO awesome! :) It's a mom, dad, daughter and son. The mom is a less active member of our church, but the dad and kids are getting baptized! They accepted the date yesterday and we are THRILLED! :) Hoorah for Israel!

Next thing.... well, not cool, but kinda funny! ... We almost got jumped this week! SCARY! There is a group of teenage kids that smoke pot in the corner here everyday, and we pass by them to go back home at the end of the night. Well, last week, I told Hermana Giron that I could tell that they are starting to watch us and pay more attention to what we are doing and where we are going. Anyways, she noticed too, and we have been more careful about where we go, and we stay near people when it's dark. So.... this Friday, we were walking back home, and the group of boys (about 5 or 6 of them) started following us. They were all behind us at first, and then they split in half and half were behind us and half in front of us. I turned around and looked at one of the kids with one eye brow raised, and said, "Don't even think about it!"And then, they left! haha!

Anyways, the Lord definitely watches over His missionaries! It was scary! But, they are just boys, and honestly, they can rob my Book of Mormon if they really want to.... it can only help! haha!

Congratulations to my brother, Joshie, who goes to the Singapore Mission on October 15th! I LOVE YOU! And I am SOOO proud of you! :)

Well guys, have a great week! And I will talk to you all next week! Cuidense mucho! Les amo mucho! :)

xxoxoxoxooxox Hermana Avery

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