So here in Chile the nickname for people from France just happens to be "Pancho". Literally every time we talk to someone new and my companion (Hermaña Pancho) introduces herself we get some kind of comment. Usually it's also like "Pancho? Did you know that that's a Francisco?" Or "Pancho? Do you have family from France?" or the good old "Pancho? Why Pancho?" Hahaha my poor compañera is just resigned to live with it. And the other funny thing is that the missionaries find it hilarious too, so every time there is a reunion she gets called on to say the prayer.
So every Thursday we play soccer in the church with investigators and members. Thursday there also happened to be some meeting in the church, so all the leaders stayed after for a bit to see us play. Then Sunday in the church like 5 people came up to me and shook my hand and said "Wow hermaña, congrats on your soccer skills! You're the new Messi!" Haha the best way to get people´s respect in Chile is definitely being able to play soccer. They second best way is to make them brownies.
This week has been an interesting one. Magically ALL of our investigators went out of town or got sick. But it's ok, it just means we had a lot of time to find some new people! A few people we found:
Yanina y Sebastian: Yanina is the daughter of a member here. Her husband Sebastian used to be religious and knows the bible really REALLY well but kind of dropped his religion a few years ago. We talked to them about the Book of Mormon and kind of blew his mind. It was awesome. They both committed to read a little in the book and agreed to let us come back during the next week :)
Pedro Muñoz: He is an old investigator from like 3 years ago. We passed by to see how he is and we talked for a while. His wife died a few years ago and he has been pretty lonely and has had a lot of problems, but he is interested in our message and wants to learn more. Hopefully things will go good with that!
There were lots of other people but we will see if we can find them again this week. Sunday at church was a little rough because we had like 6 people promise to go to church and none of them came... but thats alright we will just work on getting more people this week!
Anyways love you all and love the work!