Thursday, February 19, 2015

February 4 - 18, 2015

February 4th

So, as you all might know now, Elder Fernelius se fue...
Since the last time met, I didn't have time the last week, nor do I have very much time now. However...
Thursday was pretty good. We talked to our investigator with a baptismal date, only to find out that she was moving out... So that kind of killed her from our investigator list. We've been working a ton with a list that I printed out from the Ward List and Rescate so we can find more people that haven't been going to church and to use it to find more people that we can teach. So we've mainly been using that to contact.
Friday we contacted all day... Not a single lesson. We were supposed to go with the Bishop to see David's mom in Pinaflor, however the bishop didn't tell David's mom that we were coming and she got super mad at us for not letting her know. So we didn't go.
Sunday, we got with Ignacio and David and talked about a Youth camp that was going to happen Tuesday, so we could get permission from their parents to go. We talked to both of their parents, got the permission, and now they are at the camp right now!
Monday the only lesson that we had was David, he invited us to breakfast. However that was the only lesson because the night before we got sudden phone calls telling us that we had interviews with the president the following day. Those were really, really long interviews...
Tuesday, we talked to Liliana, a person that was once a member of our church but denied her baptism and took lessons of the Bible from the Jehovah's Witnesses. We're giving her the lessons again, and she has told us about her desires to be baptised again. I just need to confirm if her records are still in MLS to make sure if she needs to be baptised again or not...
Today, we went to say good bye to a missionary that goes home in less than a week. That was cool, he told us about his experiences and how much he's grown on the mission... I really hope that I can be as proud of my mission as he was.
Well, that's about it, a lot of contacting and trying to find news.

February 11th
Thursday, we finally found out that Liliana is still a member! So now all we have to do is just get her to church... We also contacted a really cool menos activa that hasn't gone to church for a while named Ivonne, let's see how she goes...

Friday a lot of contacting and divisions with Elder Jackson and Elder Soulier. Jackson came here, and we had a lot of fun. We finally got a hold of Ignacio's mom, she accepted a return appointment, so we're going to start giving her the discussions! Woot woot! 

Saturday we met a native Mapuche! His name is Fabian, and he's a menos activo. Really likes animals, has an entire pond in his backyard dedicated to just turtles. Cool guy, we're going to visit him again at the end of this week. 

Sunday we did a TON of contacting again... Vacations have been destroying our numbers...

Monday we had a full day, however a lot of people bailed out on us. Good news is, we went pizza shopping with a young man in our ward named Matias. We had a pizza competition in our ward Tuesday.

Tuesday, PIZZA! AND BACON! Bacon here is unbelievably expensive... It was about 4 mil (like 8 bucks) for a pack of bacon with 4 slices. totally worth it though!!

That's about it today. Found out that my second comp, Elder Prada is going home next month... He's going to finish his mission with only 18 months in the feild due to back problems... I'm going to miss that kid. 

Anyways, that's all folks! 

Joshua and Elder Aguero

February 18

Thursday, WE HAD ROOT BEER FLOATS. It was delicious... Then we had a cita with a recent convert named Birmania, we talked about the blessings of the temple because she's going to be able to go soon! And a ton of contacts again...
Friday, we had David, who's one of our recent converts, we talked to him about enrolling in seminary, because classes here for that should start up pretty soon. We also had once (it's like a dinner, but a lot smaller because the biggest meal of the day is lunch) and we had a long discussion about the 12 tribes of Israel (something that I still can't really understand)
Saturday we talked with the Cisternas, a menos activa family that we are teaching (and they came Sunday!) that have a ton of ethuziasm (destroyed that word) to come back to church.
Sunday, CHURCH! The Cisternas, Liliana (less active), and Macarena went to church! And on the way back from Maca's house for lunch we ran into a call/delivery sushi place! Then a lot of contacting occurred...
Monday, we talked with Ignacio. he's been having some family problems recently, but we are working with him. Then we had a Family home Evening with a member, with the goal to get Hno Parra to start his home teaching visits (no one does it here...)
Yesterday, we talked with Liliana again. She loved church and the talks, we just need to keep her coming.
Other than that, this week has been full of walking and contacting. Lots of work to do, not much time to do it.

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