Dear friends and family,
This week I traveled eight hours to the beautiful pueblito of Cunco, a tiny town that’s close to Temuco, where I started my mission! As the bus entered Temuco on Tuesday, I honestly felt like I was coming home. It was the weirdest but beautiful feeling; everything was familiar: the sound of the city, the rhythm of the traffic, the smell of fresh bread in the air. It’s good to be here again, and I’m really excited for the rest of this transfer with my new companion, Hermana Milne. Turns out she’s from Saint George and went to SUU! 😀 She`s a lot of fun; she has a little more than 4 months in the mission and has a ton of energy for work. We’re gonna rock Cunco. 😀
This week I got to know some of our investigators, and I already love them. On Tuesday I met Estefania, a mom of three cute little boys who lives with her boyfriend. She is so receptive and loves the Book of Mormon; she says that as she’s made the effort to read each day, she’s felt calmer and more together, and her family life is stronger and better. Yesterday we explained a little about temples, and she was amazed to know that it’s possible to be a family after death. On Thursday we had a lesson with Scarlett, who has just soaked in the gospel. She’s been looking for relief from past mistakes, and she was amazed and deeply touched by the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. On Friday I met Lesli and Javier, another couple who are living together with their 2-year-old daughter. They are looking for the truth because they don’t feel comfortable in any of the churches. They were amazed by the thought of prophets in our day, and they’ve enjoyed reading the Book of Mormon. Their daughter took off with part of our object lesson, but even with that, we felt a powerful spirit as Hermana Milne and I testified that God still talks to His children and that He still guides them through His prophets. I’m so excited to help these families find greater peace and strength through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There is really no better place for families and individuals.
It’s a shorter one this week. Know that I love you all and that you are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. Trust that He knows you and can help you with whatever problem you have. Be safe, be kind, be grateful. And always remember who you are!!