Week 19 – Doñihue, Chile

Hey everybody!

This week was pretty awesome.  It was my first week with my new comp, Elder Bernal.  He is so cool.  He’s from Mexico.  He’s kind of an old man in the mission, he has been out like 18 months.  It’s also cool because he knows perfect English.  We also got a new guy in the house, as well.  His name is Elder Cole.  He’s fresh right out of the MTC, and Elder Viola is training him.  He’s fun.  He’s from Utah.  His Spanish is pretty good, too.

As for the work this week, it has been pretty solid.  We did a ton of knocking on doors this past week.  For me, it is something that I’m not a huge fan of, but I’m learning to like it more and more.  It’s really an important part because we are stuck in a phase where we don’t have a ton of investigators that are progressing.  This really helps us find new people to teach.  We get a lot of rejections, lol, but I know that there is someone waiting for us who the Lord has prepared.  We just need to keep going and find them.  Elder Bernal has helped me come to love contacting a lot, which is good.

In Doñihue, there are a lot of murals on the walls there, and I saw a really good one.  I included it in the pictures.  It’s a Shakespeare quote.  It says, “Sabemos lo que somos, pero no lo que podemos llegar a ser.”  This means, “We know what we are, but not what we can become.”  This quote really is pretty cool for me.  We can look at the flaws that we have right now, and we can be sad.  But God knows who we can become.  So we need to put our faith and trust in him, and he will help us to be the people that we can come to be.

Well, that’s about it.  The only other thing I can think of is that our house is infested with rats, lol.  You can hear them crawling around all night in the attic.  ¡Gracias Chile!

Have a great week, guys.




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