Well, Pa told me pretty much that my emails are lame and you guys want to know about Chile, not my mission, so that's rude. He didn't use those exact words, but I know how you all really feel, so here goes nothing! I would like to apologize in advance in case I don't get time to make this spiritual. It's on you guys.
This week I tried to focus on seeing the miracles. I pray for that conastantly and it has been amazing!
, we had this activty for the . We have been teaching this family that has a little 9 year old girl who loves the book of Mormon and wants to get baptized, but her parents are very slow to want to keep comittments. We knew her family didn’t really want to come. Her parents dont really have a desire and they didnt know where the church was, but the entire week I was praying that Thiare would remember and that her parent's hearts would be softened. Right before the activity, we went to her house. Her mom was gone and her dad was asleep, but we told her that she was invited if they could bring her. 2 hours into the activty we get a phone call from a random number, answer it and firgure out that its her dad who wants to bring the kids to the activity and asks how to get to the church! Heavenly Father is so aware of each one of His children and our prayers.
We had an amazing lesson with the familia briones. We felt super strongly in planning that we needed to talk about the hope of repentance. We did, and the spirit testified so strongly of the love that Christ has and how willing he is to purify us. We could see in their eyes and faces that this message was what they needed, and in the prayer that they offered, thanking this new perspective of repentance and the savior. It really is the Lord who is leading this work. We could do it without Him because it's HIM who knows exactly what people need.
Trust in Heavenly Father and look for the miracles everyday. Life is hard and sad if we're so busy looking for the sun that we miss the rainbow :)
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!