Saturday, July 30, 2016

Well folks to be honest not a lot has happened this week. The only thing that's really new is that our mission president changed our daily schedule a little so now we leave the house at 3:00 instead of 3:30 after lunch so we get another half hour to work (whooo yeah!).

So we are teaching a lot of people right now and seeing a ton of miracles but I´m only going to tell you guys about a few of my favorite investigators:

Family Cancino: They are a young family made up of MarInes, Sergio, and their two children Monserat and Alan. They are super amazing and they believe everything we teach but they are afraid to pray about it because they know its true but they don't feel ready to be baptized or go to church or change. But we have lots of plans to help them and are excited to see them progress!

Soledad: We found her contacting one day and she is golden. She is in her 30´s and has 3 kids. She is super receptive and eager to learn and already has a lot of super great beliefs! She told us that she believes that Adam and Eve aren't as stupid as people make them seem for eating the fruit, that after death there has to be something more before the resurrection, and that the Bible has been translated so many times that its just not all correct at this point before we even started teaching her. We taught her the plan of Salvation and she loved it and we are hoping to see her progress a lot!

Maria Paz: Maria was a referencia from another investigator. She is only 25 and has had a hard life and has passed through a lot of sadness and trials but for that she is super humble. When we first started talking to her she told us she didn't have time to meet with us but we could talk to her today and no more after but after we taught her about the Plan of Salvation she invited us to come back to visit her. She promised us to come to church this next week so hopefully all will go well with her!

Anyways things are great here, I haven't frozen to death yet, and winter is almost over and things are looking up. Love you all!

Hermana Wittwer

Hey folks! So we had changes and I got a new compañera named Hermana Alvarez. She is from Ecuador and has 1 year in the mission and is awesome! She is also a coordinadora (like an hermana leader type thing) which means I´m going to be having a lot of divisions again but its alright I like divisions. Hermana Alvarez is super spunky and always very animated and upbeat and we´ve already made brownies for breakfast so I think this is going to be a fun change together.

So because I´m staying here this change I´m going to be spending a third of my mission in the same sector. The joke here in my zone and in my Rama is that I'm going to serve Mission Chile Centinela haha. But honestly its ok I LOVE my sector and I don´t ever want to leave! Its awesome because I know everything here. I know the streets (better than I know St George I think), I know the people, I know the colectivo (taxi things) drivers, I know the names of everyone´s dogs.

This week has been super rainy. It rained, and rained, and rained a little bit more. I love rain more than the average person but its a little less fun when you are obligated to be in it all day and you aren´t allowed to play in it... Luckily I managed to find some old rain boots in the house because the roads here are RIVERS! The only good thing about rain is everyone else is in their house and sometimes the feel bad for us so they offer us once (like a mini dinner thing with hot chocolate/tea/café and bread).

This week we had some really good lessons and saw a lot of miracles. We had some lessons fall through but because of it we found new people who wouldn´t have been there any other day. Nobody came to church this week but we are starting to see some investigators progress and are hoping that this week they will be able to attend!

Anyways love you all have a great week!

Hermana Wittwer

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This week was a little crazy. Due to a bunch of weird activities I had only one day to work in my sector so I will write more about investigators and my sector next week. Anyways crazy things that happened this week:

Because my compañera Hermana De Los Santos (yes de los últimos días) is leaving this coming change she got to go to Santiago for a day to go to the temple with the other missionaries who are leaving so I was with Hermana Reynoso in Rancagua Monday night and all day Tuesday. Hermana Reynoso is from Argentina and she only has 3 months in the mission so we are both new which made working with her all day Tuesday a blast!
In the night our real compañeras called us and asked us if we could meet them in the house in Cachupual. Hermana Reynoso turned to me and asked "do you know how to get there?" I replied that I had no idea. "Me either," she said to me, and then proceeded to say to the other sisters on the phone "yeah sure we will meet you there!" Haha it took a while but eventually we got there safely. 

Wednesday I finally got to meet my new mission president! When I got here in the mission President Warne was our mission president but he finished his 3 years and left this past week so we now have a new mission president named President Harris (from Idaho). In the morning we had our normal Zone Meeting and then in the afternoon Presidente Harris met with all of us for about 5 minutes each to get to know us a little bit. We were going to have a presentation from President and Hermana Harris in the night but then the lights in the chapel weren't working so he kind of just talked to us for a  while haha. 

Friday the missionaries in my branch planned a Noche de Talentos (or a talent show) and got everyone in our branch to participate. We spent all day Friday in the church preparing and getting everything ready. We told everyone we would be starting at 6 so we ended up starting about 7:00. In the end we had about 10 acts and it was HILARIOUS! 

CHANGES: This week we have changes and good news: Im staying here in Centinela!! I was about 97.86 % sure that I was going to be leaving but looks like no. This will be my 4th change here so that means that I´m going to be here in my first sector for at least 6 months. Unfortunately (and unexpectedly) my compañera Hermana De Los Santos will be heading to Buin... We are both pretty sad about it because we have become really close this change but thats just the mission life I guess. 

Anyways love you all love the work! 

Hermana Wittwer