Monday, July 3, 2017

Last Two Updates from Zack:)

These are Zack's emails from the last two weeks:) 

Okay so this week was a pretty good one. First time in a couple weeks that something crazy didn’t happen ha-ha. But we’ve been seeing some good miracles here in the sector with finding people. I don’t know why but I’ve never really had a problem in the mission entering houses except in this sector, it has been real difficult! But this week we were able to enter into some houses which was cool! And we found some pretty amazing people that are for sure ready for the gospel. It’s awesome because in this sector right now we have the potential to baptize a lot because all of our investigators have the desire, they just need a little push, and we just got to find out what it is that they are missing! But we counted the other day and we have 9 investigators that are potentials that could soon. be baptized. It’ awesome, we are stoked here ha-ha. Like we don’t have many but the ones we have are golden! Anyways, this week we have also been able to go out with members. We have actually had 6 members go out with us this last week. Which that is the first time that has ever happened on my mission! It  
Hey fun fact, we just got a new ward mission leader this last week and the guy just got back from his mission a week ago. And guess where he was??? He was the AP of the Argentina Posadas mission! So he knows elder Horton! Ha-ha it was fun to talk to him about Elder Horton ha-ha, small world right? Anyways, our President is in Utah this week to get some president training that he never got due to coming to the mission early. It’s cool because he’s doing a zone conference here next week so we will be the first zone to hear his inspiration ha-ha, I’m stoked! Anyways I will also be talking to him this next week about my return date, I prayed about it and I felt that neither option was bad...but I don’t know I felt right about coming home in maybe the 21st will be my return date...if so I’ve got less than 6 months left....that’s weird...but I’ll be talking about it next week with the President. We will see what happens!
Love you All!
What's up Padres? Well this week was an interesting one; we are finally finding some really good people in the sector who are progressing really well! WOOOO! When I got here we were literally teaching like 2 people. But now we’ve finally got a good teaching pool and we are teaching a lot! Anyways, on Monday we went with the papito to go do some citas and randomly he stopped at a house and said "There used to live a big family here that had gone to church and everything and I don’t know what happened to them..." so we knocked and no one was there. Well on Wednesday the Hermanas called us and said they found an old teaching record with some names on it from our sector so they gave us the references and that same day we went to go contact them. Well one of the names they gave us, I realized it was the family that moved to Porvenir and got baptized with us there, so they weren’t there anymore. And as we went to the other one we realized it was the same house that papito had showed us! Well we knock, and the moms home. And it was her! The same lady! But she didn’t seem like very happy to see us, so we talked a little bit outside and ended up setting a date to pass by. So on Friday we pass by with a Hermano from the church and like 100 kids (slight exaggeration) answer the door and they invite us in! It ended up being a whole family of 8!! And they told us that they almost got baptized in the church but the missionaries randomly stopped passing by and they had lost contact with them but she told us how the kids loved going to church and had lately been really missing it. Apparently the kids were too little then to be baptized but now they’re 8 and above! And they’re all stoked to learn about the gospel again. I’m so excited to teach them! It was such a good lesson and everything we had with them. It was awesome ha-ha and the kids were telling us how they want to go to church and be baptized and everything ha-ha it was awesome. Also a couple weeks back we found a lady named Sammy, and she’s had a super tough life...but it was awesome because a couple days ago we went with a Hermano and she totally opened up to us and she had a ton of questions for us about stuff that had been on her conscience for past decisions she had made and everything and we were able to testify about the plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ...and she started crying and told us how happy she was to hear what we had to tell her. Its moments like that that I love being missionaries and really learn to appreciate the knowledge I have about Gods plan and makes me want to just share with people who don’t have that same knowledge. Anyways...interesting story, Friday night we got home at like 9:30 and we were all ready to go to bed and everything when our investigator calls crying telling us to come urgently so we grabbed some shoes and ran out the door at like 11 at night. We get there and she’s crying, her younger kid is crying and her 16 year old kid is nowhere to be she storms out when we get there so we grab the younger son and start to calm him down and start making jokes and stuff so he laughs, then we go and find the mom who is outside and she starts to tell us that they had gotten into a giant fight and the son had threatened to commit suicide and ran away...and wasn’t answering his phone...and we calm her down and we go out searching...well we find out from another investigator that he had just gone to a party and was there just hanging out...but man it was quite the scare...we didn’t get home until pretty late that night but I’m glad we were able to help and calm down everything. I’m glad nothing bigger happened. Anyway it was a pretty weird and good week! We saw some miracles and everything! Oh and by the way many people were asking me yesterday if I was from Germany, luckily I could tell them I was gringo ha-ha I’m pretty sure they were ready to kill me if I was German...#Chile Lost haha
Hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!
**No new pictures because it is raining a lot there and he doesn't want to ruin his camera so he doesn't carry it around with him. Hopefully he will have some next week:)

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