Hello Everybody! This week was AWESOME! We met a guy from Thailand this week, he was dope, he didn’t speak very good Spanish but hey we understood each other. So many appointments fell through week which stunk.,..BUT we had some AWESOME lessons this week!!! First of all Hugo is going to Santiago this week and told us he made a commitment with God that he will stop smoking by the end of the year, so that he can make the actual covenant with him! Gosh every time I’m over there my testimony just grows stronger, he is just someone that gets it. He still needs to apply everything in his life but like honestly he just understands everything which is awesome. I’m excited to see the differences that get made in his life.
Yesterday I had to play marriage counselor. That was fun. We came in to this house and while we were there they got into a giant fight and I sat them down and just started talking to them and sharing about the gospel and Gods love and what not and we ended up all fine. Turns out they’re going to read the Book of Mormon and we’re going over for dinner next time. So it worked out well for us hahaha. It was funny because when Chileans yell they talk even faster than the usual fast spoken Spanish that they do. So Elder Shumway was so lost haha. He looks at me "Are they fighting? I’m so confused..." it was funny ha-ha. OHHH and we had a new investigator the first week and we FINALLY found her again yesterday!!!!!!! She said she lives in Punta Arenas but now she’s going to stay here for a while. We had such a bomb lesson with her! It sounds weird but I love when investigators cry, the spirit can just be felt so strong and she’s so excited to learn more from us and she really wants to "find a new life, one rooted in Jesus" which is great because that’s literally what we help people do as missionaries. So I’m stoked about that! And um I don’t know I just love the work. I’ll be so mad if I get transferred this next cambio haha I really want to stay here with my companion, Elder Shumway, killing it in the Calbuco. He’s doing legit too, he’s actually super good at Spanish already, like way better than I was at his point in the mission. Every house we enter they’re like "wait you’ve been here for only a month?!? You speak really well!" and I’m like yeah I taught him everything he knows ;) ha-ha Nah. He’s great!
OH good news! We had interviews with prezzy last week and we will officially be the first sector in the mission who gets bikes!!! Because our sector is huge and we have a ton on our plates, the President is helping us out with bikes! It’ll be awesome, I’m stoked, and I hope they come soon! The mission is buying them which will be great because we will get them brand spanking new! Anyways love you guys!
Elder Zack Walden