Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Interesting Service Project

Elder Duenas and Elder Faber

So... We had a fun service project this week.
What the police have been doing lately (which they should have been doing a LONG time ago) is that they are confiscating beer from the local stores called Almersons that don't have a license to sell alcohol. So they keep these this in super unsecured locations that are filled with rats and a whole bunch of fun stuff. The only 2 hermanas in my zone met with the guy that manages the entire operation and he asked if we could help him move all of this alcohol from the really bad location to another place that actually has a lock. So we did
16 missionaries moving about 50 plus gallons of straight beer and liquor were seen on the streets. It was super funny.
Best part is, a guy randomly walked up to our alcohol pile, took a box, said "permiso!" and ran off. Permiso power to the max!
Other than that, this week has been pretty good. We had a fantastic lunch with a menos activo named Pedro who is studying in one of the best universities in Chile to become a professional chef and work in the States. It was the most, delicious, elegant... too many words to describe this meal. AND I HAVE PHOTOS THIS WEEK. BBQ Turkey with ribs and mashed potatoes... And the desert... Best cupcakes I have ever had in my life... He's progressing a lot, we've been helping him with his English and his book of Mormon reading. He was baptized about 14 years ago but he never learned anything. We shared Pres Uchtdorf's talk about the man and the cruise and applied it to his family, how they have a potential beyond what they can imagine. It was super cool. Hopefully we'll see them at church.

CAMPO!!!! I finally went out of the city part in our sector to the campo! Dude... Just orchards and orchards... All green, super beautiful... Lots of allergies... All of the people we contacted out there thought that we were Jehova's witnesses, except when we give them the Restauration Pamphlet they get confused, because the Jehova's witnesses give 2 sided pamphlets printed on really crappy paper that just say read the bible, and ours gives a history of prophets, the apostasy, and the whole shabang. He was super cool though, his name was Miguel.
We had a fireside with our mission president this week in our ward. He talked about the history of the church and had some really, really cool stories. Almost every menos activos and investigators that we have showed up. Except for the people who the fireside was intended for, the active members who are slowly going inactive... It was to help animate the ward a bit more, but NO ONE SHOWED UP! However, the menos activos that came showed up to church! That was pretty cool. We're working hard with a menos activo called David Diaz, because he told us he wants to make the steps to become worthy enough to baptize his son. I'm super happy for him.
That's about it for this week though. As a mission we're reading the Book of Mormon from start to finish, and I'm finding some really cool lesson ideas. 1 Nephi 2 is really good for talking about making sacrifices to follow the mandamientos de Dios. Gotta love Lehi.
Love you all, have a great week!
Elder Lapiz (word play for the pen brand Faber Castell that they have here. Lapiz is pen in spanish)

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