|Isabella Ortiz, one of the cutest little girls alive. I love her so much. She is almost two years old and is learning to talk. Whenever she sees us, she says, "Umama" (like, Hermana in her own special way). She is adorable.|
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I am not sure how much time I have to write and I have a ton of pictures. I might just write a description of all of the pictures that I send.
|A meal that we had the other week. It is pasta with a meat sauce ... but WAIT,|
there's more! French fries and a fried egg. And we ate it all in like,
15 minutes with a dessert. That's Chilean Almuerzo for ya.
|Andrea and Carolina Mejias. Don't they just look like Mormons??|
I love them so much!!
Claudia is doing really well. She is the lady with her four girls in the picture below (Macarena, Leonora, Renata, and Amparo). I don't know how, but she faces every single trial with such ease and patience. She is an incredible woman! The only thing that impedes her from getting baptized is her family. They are all super super Catholic, and every time she starts to talk about the church with them, they get angry and say hateful things. The good news is, she has been coming to church with her daughters to the classes as well and they all love it so much. I love this family.
We had a mini cambio with Hermana Garces and Hermana Tew this week. Hermana Garces is training Hermana Tew, and they have had a lot of weird adventures with illnesses this cambio, so we figured that they were ready to switch things up a bit. I went over to Lirquen with Hermana Garces and I was soooo amazed at how much love that girl has to give. In every house, she just shined with the pure love of Christ. The crazy thing is, I don't think she recognizes how awesome she is. I feel like as women, we just generally do not realize how great we are. Personally, I am so willing to see the great attributes of others ... but really slow to see the good attributes of myself. It's all a learning process, and I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has given me this calling to help others to learn it as well.
We are working with the members a lot more and more and more. I am convinced that that is the only way to do missionary work well. We are seeing fabulous results. All of our investigators are progressing, we had a huge church attendance (134), and we are seeing a lot of trust from the members. God is hastening his work and it is going to continue to grow!! I am so excited to be a part of that work right now at this very moment.
Okay, the rest of my letter is going to be pictures with captions. I love you all so much! Have a great week and know that I am thinking and praying for you all a lot. Katie, I sent you a letter in the mail with a Chilean dulce. I hope it finds you well.
|Cleaning day ...|
|We got thug hats instead of cool tee shirts for the zone|
this cambio. Flaite for life.
|Penco zone activity on the beach.|
Thug. :) All of the elders like to talk using super Chilean slang. Even the kids
that don't know Spanish know all of the slang phrases. Corrupt. :)