October 29 email
Well, this week has been interesting, let me tell you all why...
Thursday we had a cool lesson with Pedro Lieva. We´re helping him with his english because he´s going to have a job interview for a restuarant in Sweden! So we are helping him improve his English for this interview. Hes super talented though, he speaks Spanish and French almost fluently. He loves food, and you can tell through his cooking (You can literally taste the love) We also did a bunch of campo contacting that day as well. Met a cool dude that had a lot of doubts about the bible but knows god exists. His name is Victor, and he was super happy when we told him we were giving him a book of Mormon for free! We´re going back today, Ill let you know how it turns out.
Friday, we went contacting in the blocks of Ochogabvia again. Theres a lot of people there that have never seen missionaries before, so being out there and just teaching people is super fun. People just stop judging if they have never heard of the mormons before haha
Saturday, we did a service project for a member (needed help with her garden) and Hermano Altermirano comes out with his iPad mini and tells us he needs to show us something. It was a video clip from the show "Pawn Stars" on History channel. Oh, that clip was holarious! There was a guy that was trying to sell a Book of Mormon from the 1850´s. Goodness, some people dont know much about our church... The lady who put the price on the book told the main guy "This is the most valuable book that I have ever priced for you". yeah lady! You got that right! That book has your salvation written all over in it!
Sunday, we found a new way to do contacting. Because Chile doesnt have Air Conditioning units, everyone goes outside to the parks to chill and drink a ton of alcohol. So we decided to take advantage of that! Haha, Dueñas just looks over to me and says, "Im going to teach that punk over there a lesson!" So we did! We taught the entire restauration. After we said our goodbyes we realized that was suprisingly fun! so we started going over to groups of people in the parks and just teach them about the gospel.
Monday, another hot day. We go out to go park contacting and no one was there. I guess they probably learned haha. I also got to meet the "Punk" of Nocedal. Just this kid named Thomas that all of the missionaries hate. He doesnt get along with anyone, and tries to irritate the missionaries as hard as he possibly can. The only thing that has never happened in that sector is a gaming missionary. Once I started talking to him, we could not get him to quiet down... Holy cow. Im the only missionary in existance that has managed to talk to him. I got him to commit to going to church, but let´s see how that turns out.
Yesterday was crazy. Lots of divs... Elder Anderson got his info back from the doctors for his back, and he has a ton of preherinas in his spine. He only has about 5 months left on his mission, but he might get sent home super early, never to come back. He spent the day under house arrest and talking with the President to figure out what he should do. I feel so bad for that kid.
well, that just sums up the week! Love you all! Keep up the good work!
November 5 email
|Joshua and his new companion, Elder Fernelius.|
Well... Here I am. In a new sector. I was in Nocedal for about 3 months, and now I'm in a sector called Condell. To give you an idea, it is the smallest sector in the entire mission. Better said, its the smallest sector in South America. You can walk about 7 minutes slowly from one border to the other border, and it takes less than 30 minutes to walk around the perimeter... Seriously, its small.
So the past couple of days I have doing a ton of farewells. It was super saddening to leave everyone that I had just started developing relationships with. I really hope that everything will go well there. I have a baptismal date on the 15 of this month, so I will be heading over there to see that happen. I'm seriously going to miss the people in that sector.
But! For Halloween, we went trick or treating! That was super fun. Only a few people actually answered their doors, but it was still super fun. But there were a couple of sketchy cars on the road so we had to sprint home at around 10.
Other than that, I will miss everyone
|The Bishop who took such great care of him.|
|The excellent chef's from Nocedal.|