Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hola everyone,
We had a tough week this week. Were not finding very much but were still working with the family opazo. The wife Blanca is doing great but Mauricio not so much. We taught the word of wisdom on saturday night and he commited to live it but he ended up drinking that night so were not going to leave him and just focus on his wife that really does want to change and get baptized. Blanca went stopped drinking tee and coffee, went to church and is doing awesome. She would be getting baptized next week but i think she's going out of town for christmas so we'll see what happens but she definatly needs your prayers. 
Carlos who just got baptized recieved the preistood this week! He's doing awesome and the branch is envolving them in everything. Carlos even left with us to work yesterday afternoon and said he wants to start preparing for the mission. He was pretty nervous but he has a strong testimony and did awesome. Its probably the coolest thing ever to see people progress liike this in the gospel. The gospel has changed their lives like night and day.
Sounds like we missed out on the family party. Also skiing sounds like heaven! send me some pics on the slopes! Love you guys!

Hello family,
Sounds like your enjoying the nice ski weather. I dream of that every day here, it is ridiculously hot. From about 4 to 6pm every day, we just toast in the sun. The nights are really nice though, so after the sun goes down it is nice and cool. It still feels weird being Christmastime and it is hot outside, it just doesn't feel the same. But we put up a tree and we are bringing the Christmas spirit. I also received the package! Am I allowed to open it or do I have to wait till Christmas?
We had an amazing week! Estrella, Carlos, Maxi, and Matias all got baptized! Thank you for your prayers- it was seriously a miracle that they progressed so fast and were ready to be baptized. They had an awesome experience and loved every second of it. They already have friends in the ward and are talking about going on a mission. Well I love you guys. Have an awesome week!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hello everyone and Happy thanksgiving!
I hope you enjoyed your giant meal and judiths. Looks like everybody was there and im definatly jealous of the family football game. Also i hope you enjoyed the little package and hopfully you learned how to use the little tops. I tried for a long time and i couldn't learn until a chilean taught me how its done so good luck. 
We had a great week this week in the work of the Lord. Both of the families that were working with went to church this week! We are super exited for them because they are all progressing very good. Estrella, Carlos, Matias, and mazamiliano have all been to church 3 times and are ready to be baptized on saturday. They are the coolest familly and so ready. They already have friends in the branch,  they come and play soccer with us every week, and this week at church they came ready in a white shirt and a tie. Also Matias like i told you a few weeks ago was living with his girlfriend but two days after we taught the law of chastity she was gone and out of the house. It was such an answer to our prayers and we've seen so many blessings and changes in this family. We also found out that Maximiliano thats 11 years old has read half of the book of mormon already. He's been reading every day so gave him a challenge to read the whole thing before his baptism and im going to give him one of my favorite ties.
Mauricio, daniela, and sebastian came to church. Blanca had her baby on wednesday so she couldn't make it. They actually invited us to the hospital the very next day and we went and saw the baby. It was a little weird but we have gained a lot of confidence with them and their doing awesome. Pray for all of them and i will send you pictures next week. Love you guys!!!

Hola! Sorry, I literally have no time but we had a great week this week. Carlos, Maximiliano, Matias, and Estrella went to church again and are doing awesome. They understand everything so good and I love teaching them. We are also starting to work with their parents who are also really interested, but work a lot, so they'll take a little more time to work with. Also Mauricio, Blanca, Daniella, and Sebastian are doing good. We're really sad because family came to stay with them Saturday night and they didn't go to church, but they really do want to be baptized and are going to church for sure the next week. Mauricio went from drinking every single day to drinking just a little bit on one single occasion the entire week, so thank you for your prayers! They still need a lot of prayers because things are really hard for them right now and they will be having a baby this week.
I went fishing again today and it was the third unsuccessful fishing trip in the mission! I'll send you some pictures next week!
Love you guys!