Week 4 in Paipote
Buenas!!! It´s been a good week here in Chile. It´s been a little hotter but not to bad. Spanish is going pretty well. Mi compañero and I have committed to talk more in spanish during the day. Alot of people are still on vacation which makes things a little tough. We also only had 23 people in church yesterday. Things are a lot different from in the States but its all good. Sadly our Hermano William won´t be getting baptized this sabado. He drove all night from working in the mines to try to make it to church but had to pitstop and sleep. Esta bien, he still has a strong desire for baptism so we´ll just need to wait til Marco.
Being a missionary, one simple thing I´ve learned is to just be happy. It´s not really hard not to be. You might have to walk all day, your appointments might fall through, but guess what? I have a knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesucristo. También, I get to share this knowledge with others. This is quite applicable for anyone. You will have challenges and problems in life, but you also have a loving Padre Celestial. Who you can pray to, Who can help lift your spirit. As a missionary, we make commitment with personas. One we do all the time is oracion (prayer). It is such a simple action but can have such an impact. Think of José Smith. He had one simple prayer and it´s changed the world. I invite all to alway remember to pray, no matter how small or big. Also just be happy, life's to short not to be. Love you all and I am so grateful for any email you send.