Monday, March 18, 2013

Week 60 in Chile - 03/18/2013

Lugar: Libertador, Chillan
Compañera: Hermana Morán
Fecha: 18/03/2013
Hola Mi Familia!!!!
       ¿Como Están Todos? Things are going really well here! This week has been a little crazy and a little stressful in some aspects but I´m always doing my best to learn from what is stressful and make it better so that I can become better! It is that simple! haha but really this week has been great! I hope to write a little bit of things that have been happening, but if this email is short, please be patient with me and just know it is because I´m running around like crazy trying to do all that I need to do, because the time just keeps getting shorter. But here we go with a few items and experiences that have happened this last week!
       First things are first, are you ready for this!?!? Ok here we are..... CARMEN SE BAUTIZÓ!!!!!!!! We are so happy that things went very well for her, and she was super excited and a little nervous of course but being able to see that change that came about in her in just a short 3 weeks was such an amazing and humbling experience to show that just a little faith in Christ can bring about such a wonderful change!!! I know that she has not only changed her life, but also the life of her son that passed away 5 months ago, and the life of her 4 year old granddaughter that will now have the chance to grow up in the gospel! We are going to start talking to her husband as well, but we are so happy and thrilled that Carmen was able to take this step, her baptism went amazing and I´m very greatful for the support from the members in our ward! I hope that each of you are supporting the new converts in the ward as well, they need it!!
     But other than the baptism things have been pretty good this week, there have been many things that have been happening. One monday we were able to have a wonderful FHE with the women in our ward that don´t have the chance to have a FHE, and it was very fun! We are going to do it again tonight and we are inviting our investigators as well! We are so excited to work with our members more and more and gain their trust. This week also there was a stake activity that was put on by the Relief Society for the anniversery and they put on different shot plays each ward, and our ward had cinderella, there was shrek, and others. But it was a blast! Hermana Morán and I helped out back stage, because Anita who was Cinderella needed to change her dress like three times durning the play in 15 seconds so we had to help her do a quick change! haha and making one play in 15 minutes make it go really fast! But it was a ton of fun!!!
      This week was also really cool because we had interviews this week with President! And everything went very well, but it was probally the shortest interview, haha because I will be seeing him in three weeks, but it was great! We also had a training for something really cool that we are doing! So that missionaries in our mission have now been called to clean the ward lists, and I know that we have always been called to do that, but now it is in a cooler much easier way, and we are working with the registro civil of chile to be able to verify everything!!! and it is all on the computer. so for one hour every week we go to the geneology lab to use the computer and start working name by name to verify that they live in our sector and if not we mark it one color so that it gets sent to where it needs to go! and if they are dead another color so that we can start temple work if needed, and then the ones that are in our sector we mark a certain color and then verify that it is right! But it is so cool that we are doing this, and I was very jealous that I won´t be here to help much cause I don´t have much time left and I told Hna. Pulsipher that it would be cool if I could do if from my home computer and help mark everything and the missionaries can verify. AND SURPRIZE!!! She told me that I could!!!!! I will have the ability to help the mission clean out the ward list even when I am at home because I have the google doc and the information of my sector, and can continue to help!!! They would love the help!! I was super excited to hear that!!!! This week will go forth!!!! and continues faster and faster each day!!!
      ok but before I end sorry don´t have much time left! I just want to share a spiritual experience from a lesson that we had last night! We went over to a members house to have a FHE with two young men that live next to them from two different families. We taught them about the strength of youth and we talked to them about baptism, and we invited, but there was a catch they didn´t understand completely what we were trying to say, haha but it was great the member started talking to them and gave then an anology and then she invited them to follow Christ and be baptized! and they accepted and then we were able to do our part and invite them to a specific day to prepare and they accepted! I know that this is a short version but my message is that "EVERY MEMBER IS A MISSIONARY!!" Just because you don´t have the name badge doesn´t mean you can´t teach! Look at this family we have been working with them for a while to find someone, and they finally found some people and invited them to be baptized and now we have the ability to try to work with their families!!! We are super pumped!! and I would like to invite each and every one of you to find that one person and be an example of the believers, you don´t need a name badge, just get to work and look and you will find with your faith in Christ, it probably won´t be sudden, it wasn´t for this family, but they found the people and the spirit was strong! I invite you all to pray and look for the people that are prepared because there is always someone!
     Well that is it for this time but I would like to let you all know that I love you so much and I think about you all the time! Please take care and I will write again next week and share more adventures!!!! Love you tons!!!
     Con Amor Para Siempre y Para Toda La Eternidad!!
     Hermana Aubrey Jo England

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