Monday, December 8, 2014

He is the Gift - 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.

Hello family and friends! :)

We had a pretty rough week this week, but finished strong! We had a LOT of time walking around this week and found it really hard to find new people to teach, in general! But, we kept the faith and just kept on walking.... and walking.... 

Ga** wasn't able to come to church yesterday because she had to go out of town with her family. We did get permission from our mission president to baptize her with 2 asistances to church and the 3rd be her confirmation, so we will be trying to do that soon! (Normally people need to attend church at least three times before they are baptized.)

Jo** was not in his house pretty much ALL week long, but we finally found him yesterday afternoon and read the introduction to the Book of Mormon with him, hoping to get him to feel the need to read more. He wasn't able to come to church yesterday either, mainly because we weren't able to go invite him to come since he wasn't ever home. But, we have faith that he can still progress and will be baptized in the Lord's timing :)

Lu** is doing GREAT! He came to church again yesterday, which means that this Sunday, the 14th, he can be baptized! :) We are going to have his baptism interview this week and then have the baptism Sunday. We are super excited and he seems to be too! He is such a sweet, raisin of a little man :) You guys will love him when you see him!

Other than that, we haven't seen hardly anyone this week because everyone was gone. We don't know why they left, but we think it's because everyone just got out of school for summer (weird to think it's summer here when it's winter for you all! haha!) and also, soccer is starting up big again, which means that the TVs are blaring and people aren't coming to the door to hear about Christ. But, we are doing the best that we can :) 

Another cool thing that we started this week is sharing "He is the Gift" video and pass along cards. If you haven't watched the movie, DO IT! In the first 10 seconds, you can feel the Spirit. It's pretty amazing to me how the church came out with the "Because of Him" video at Easter, and now they've created this! The church is using many ways and resources to get people to come unto Christ, including putting the "He is the Gift" video on New York City big screens! Pretty amazing, if you ask me :) The Lord is definitely accelerating His work!

Well guys, I hope that you all have a wonderful week this week! I love you and miss you all so much and will talk to you next week! Talk to you soon! 

xoxoxoxo Hermana Avery
Thanksgiving, Chilean Style  (December 1, 2014)

Dare to Stand Alone  (December 15, 2014)