Dear family and friends,
We had another week of miracles and tender mercies. TWICE this week members passed by just in time to give us a lift when we thought we were going to be very late. We were finally able to contact an investigator whom we haven’t seen the entire cambio [transfer]. And Hermana Leslie went to church on Sunday!! This was the greatest miracle of the week; she’s been so hesitant to go I wasn’t sure that she’d go while I was here. But she was ready and waiting when we went to pick her up on Sunday morning, and she said that while it was VERY different from what she’s used to, she liked it. Her progress might be a little slower than others, but she has shown a lot of faith in this time that her sister has been in the hospital and is reading more often in the Book of Mormon.
We’re prepping for Matias’s baptism this weekend! He’s still nervous about a lot of things, and he’ll need your prayers this week. His immediate family is full-on supportive, but a few other family members are a little less so. He’s been listening to the missionaries for more than a year now, and I’m excited to help him take this next step. 😀
This week has also been a game of stop-and-go with the last-minute arrangements that will allow me to legally leave the country in two weeks. 😛 Temuco, which has the closest foreigner office (is that how you say that in English??), is two hours away, so it’s involved a bit of traveling. The fun part is that I got to use the little bit of French that I remember to talk to a couple Haitians that were there at the same time. 😀
Being close to the end of my mission has helped me appreciate each moment and the little things more. District meetings, contacting, sharing the gospel with my seatmates on the bus…all of what a mission consists of is wonderful, and I am grateful for this rewarding time that my Father has given me to work hand-in-hand with Him for the blessing of His children. 😊 I have loved this time, and I’m sad to see it end soon. But in the meantime, I’ll be working hard to make every day count and to help more people to come unto Christ.
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you all! Be safe, be kind, be faithful.
Lots of love,