Week 3 in Paipote!!!
It has been quite a week here in Chile!!! A lot of people are on vacation since is summer here there was like 30 people in church yesterday but is okay since we had five investigators show up. My trainer is so awesome and very patient with me trying to learn Spanish. It´s starting to get a little hot here since its summer but its nothing compared to Arizona. I haven't really talked about some of our investigators so I will this time.
William is a super awesome, humble man. Here in Northern Chile, people work in the mines for 4 days, then 4 days off, or however many days really, but it rotates like that. Well two weeks ago he said he wanted to get baptized as soon as possible. So we looked at his work schedule and with how many asistencias he needed for church, he´s decided to get baptized on the 31st this month!!!!!! We are all very excited for him.
We have also found this man named Manuel. He really has been prepared to be a member of this church for quite some time. But how we found him is interesting. We were coming home to the pension and it was about 10:20, ((Chile is awesome because we get to get up at 7:30 and go to bed at 11:30) plus it doesn't get dark here till about 9:30) and we walking back to our pension. And some guy said in English, "hey, come here, I want to talk to you". In a short story this is Manuel. A man who knows English pretty well, has lived in Utah, seen Gordon B. Hinckley, has a piece of the Salt Lake Temple, and has also held the clothes and diary of Joseph Smith when he was killed. Not to mention he had been reading Howard W. Hunter¨s book before we met him. He knows so much about the gospel already and hopefully he will get baptized soon.
The last investigator I want to mention is Karla. It was divine intervention from Heavenly Father that we met her. We were on the wrong street looking for a contact and we decided let¨s knock on this door to see if they know the people we were looking for. And boom, we found Karla. She is such a capa, (Spanish for stud) she speaks perfect English, is totally receptive to what we say and has a fecha for the beginning of Marco when she gets back for vacation. We are super excited for her.
The people here in Chile are pretty cool and makes the work just a little easier. I love hearing for everyone and hope you all are doing good.