Thursday, July 9, 2015

Monumento Week 2


Well this week was another great week! I am getting acostomed to the sector, and there is a lot of potential here! It is funny how dad mentioned he thought I would be similar to my companion...dead on! It is crazy how similar Elder Rackham and I are! By far I have grown closer to him in the first week than any other companion. We both think the same way. He is from Wisconsin, but his last year of high school he moved to Utah. He is one of 8 children, the third oldest! He will be attending BYU Provo, so I am sure we will be able to stay in contact after the mission.

Yesterday I experienced a miracle:) We have been in a pretty serious drought here in Santiago, and the lack of rain for the past few months has contributed to a lot of air pollution. The Area Presidency asked all the members to include a special petition for rain in their fast. Here in Chile, most people start their fast after lunch of Saturday and end it with lunch on Sunday. At 3:00, right after almost everyone had ended their fast, it started raining and didn´t stop for about 4 hours! I know the Lord answers prayers and blessed us according to our faith.

We are planning to have a baptism this Saturday for Hugo, a huge man who has been attending church for about a month. He is a really good guy.  He loves the way he feels in the church. He said he was a photographer for a wedding a few years ago, and couldn´t enter the temple. It bothered him, but made him curious. Now he understands why and has desired to go there some day!

Saturday Chile played in the finals of the Copa America against Argentina. We had a Zone Meeting that ended halfway through, and then we had to go directly to the pension for safety reasons. On the way to the pension, it was the weirdest thing ever...not a single person was in the street. Normally it is crowed everwhere. Lets just say they love soccer...They won and went crazy. I am glad we were in the apartment haha.

I know that the Lord lives and loves us. I have learned much from my new companion and I am excited to serve more with him. I love this work! Thanks for the love, letters and prayers!!!

Elder Harries