Monday, March 27, 2017

week #65 -- bautismo!

How´s is going?!

My week was great like always! Just another week of working hard in the Lord´s vineyard! This Thursday Chile played against Argentina. We have permission to watch the world cup elemenatory games so we were able to see the game on Thursday. We can see the games because everyone is watching the game and we would just be walking around doing absolutely nothing so we can watch the games with investigatores and share something at halftime. Chile plays again tomorrow against Bolivia! Chile lost against Argentina but they played really really well! Vamos Chilenos! Chi-Chi-Chi-Le-Le-Le Viva Chile! We actually found a new investigator to start teaching. We watched the game in the church. We did an activity in the church and invited people to come and watch the game in the church. We had a convert come to the game with one of his friends. So we´ll see what happens with the friend but he was cool and receptive!

Then Friday we had to do companion exchanges with Pozo Al Monte again because they needed an interview for their investigator and Elder Schmid had to go down to Iquique to go see a doctor. So my comp went to Pozo to do the interview and I went down with Elder Schmid to Iquique. It was a pretty chill day. I sat on a couch for like an hour and a half waiting while Elder Schmid was in his psycology appointment. Got a good study in of the scriptures which was good lol.

Saturday we also had another baptism! Martha got baptized! She was an investigator that has been going to church for like a month now but couldn´t get baptized because she wasn´t married to the dude that she was living with. Like 3 weeks ago he left the house and left the family. This dude is just a mess. Just left his family and everything....  But for something it happened and Martha had the faith to move forward and also to get baptized! She promised that if he came begging back at the house that she wouldn´t let him back in unless they get married. So we all good! And if he really wants to be with her then he will do anything to be with her...

Also this week I contacted a girl in the street with Elder Schmid. We talked with her about the gospel of Jesus Christ and about baptism. She said that she´d like to get baptized and go to church. So I was like "well permiso, vamos a bautizar". Well I think and talk in spanish so I thought it would just be right to put what I thought in spanish because idk how well that translates into english lol.. So this Sunday she came to church with her husband(THEY ARE MARRIED IT¨S A MIRACLE) and their 2 daughters. One has 8 years old baby!! TA! They are super awesome. They loved the church and everything. The only thing that keeps them from getting baptized this week is I think that they might have a problem with a couple things in the word of wisdom. But we are going to confirm and help them to change the things that they need to change to get baptized ASAP! But it´s awesome finding the people that the Lord is preparing every single day. That is why is it so important to always keep a look out and talk with everyone that you come into contact. I just imagine not stopping to talk to Candy(her name is candy lol) and missing out completely on a entire familiy that the Lord has been preparing to recieve the gospel in their lives! Always just have to keep working and keep trying to find the people that the Lord is preparing! If we do everything that we can and are being obiendient there isn´t any way that we shouldn´t have people coming to church and recieveing these gifts of the gospel!

But yeah that was pretty much my week this week. Nothing too interesting! Today we actually went to a place in Iquique called the Zofri. It´s pretty much just a huge black market where there are so many stores that sell pretty much everything that has to do with everything lol. A lot of technology type stuff and they sell everything for like super cheep because they are a lot of products from outside and stuff like that. It´s crazy how big the place is and how cheep they sell somethings. So today I bought an electic shaver with my personal money so I hope that, that´s alright... lol. I´m sick of having to shave everyday so I found a nice cheep shaver so that it´s a lot faster and easier lol. Should serve for quite a while as well. But honestly if there is something that you guys want from a black market just let me know lol.

I´ll have to ask Elder Wheelwright about that lol. Maybe we´re

Yeah the scripture for my plaque is in Mateo 28:19-20 19 Por tanto, id y haced discípulos a todas las naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo;
20 enseñándoles que guarden todas las cosas que os he mandado; y he aquí, yo estoy con vosotros todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo. Amén. If you can put it in Spanish that would be dope but if not english is all good as well!

I´m super excited for general conference this week to be able to listen to our leaders and what they have for us this conference. The conference are always super good and there are things that we can learn in every single talk! I will also be able to watch it is english! Gringo room baby!! Yeah we go to the ward building to listen to conference!
Good luck this week Hailey in your cheer competition!! Hope you guys have a good time!
Love you guys a ton!!

Elder Newkirk


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