Sunday, February 26, 2017

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey everybody! 

So this week we had to do interchanges with other pairs of missionaries. I stayed here because I have more time in the sector and my companion went to the other sectors. A lot of missionaries hate interchanges but I actually really like them! I like being able to know more people and have a better relation with the hermanas in the zone. Tuesday I was with Hermana Garcia (from Colombia) and Wednesday with Hermana Leal (Mexico). As much as I love interchanges, it felt good to be with my companion again after 2 days apart. 

We have been able to see a lot of progress with a few people this week. Juana Salas (the one who talks a LOT) is now waiting for us every time we visit, with her Book of Mormon open and with questions to ask us, and she LOVES going to church. We usually go pick her up Sunday mornings, and this Sunday she called us (because we were running 5 minutes late) and said "hey where are you guys? We got bored of waiting here, we will meet you half way to the church." Haha she also goes to EVERY activity that there is and takes her daughter with her. She is great and I hope to still be here to see her baptism in April!

Nicolas is the other person who is progressing a ton. He is 16 and came to church with his cousin one day and since then hasn't missed a sunday. He is also always waiting for us when we get to his house and has a lot of really genuine questions for us. He is super nervous about his baptism in March and is scared he won't be ready but he totally will. He makes me think of my brothers a lot :) 

So although we also have a lot of other people progressing, we decided to make our goal this coming week to find new investigators and spend more time contacting. So hopefully next week we will have lots of new people to teach!

Love you all,
Hermana Wittwer

Oh also this week in English class we were learning about families and I wrote things on the whiteboard like "Mom" and "uncle" and "cousin" and "nefew". Turns out "nefew" is written with a "ph." Good thing the people I teach know more english than I do and can correct my mistakes... 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wow guys this week has been a week of MIRACLES!

So I have a new compaƱera named hermana Reynoso. We get along super great. She is 21 from Argentina and we both have lots of new ideas and things we want to do in our sector and I'm excited for this change with her. 

Our sector is progressing a ton. We now have 3 people with baptismal dates and they are all attending church regularly which is the best! And not only that, but they are also attending every single activity there is in the church. They love it and are excited for their baptism. We have been slacking a little this week in finding new investigators but don't worry, we have plans to change that this week!

Sorry Mom don't kill me for writing a short email again buuuuuuuuuuuuuut I got to go love you all bye!

Hermana Wittwer

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hey guy sorry this week is going to be a short letter. So we have changes and Im staying here in Guadalupe and my companion Hermana Rojas is leaving to Talca. Hermana Reynoso (from Argentina) will be my new companion. Wish us luck, this change is going to be a good one!!

Hermana Wittwer
So the last few weeks have been super good. We have been finding tons of people and teaching tons of lessons. But this week for some weird reason everything just stopped. We stopped finding people. None of the investigators were home and every lesson fell through. We felt like we were working harder than ever but everything was just going randomly bad. By the time Saturday came my companion and I were just tired. I turned to her and said "This week has been so bad. Its probalby because all the miracles are just builing up and tomorrow everything good will happen." Which is exactly what happened. 

Sunday morning in the church we had 4 investigators who came:

1. CARLA: Sunday morning we were in church and a old investigator named Carla walked in. We had stopped visiting her a few weeks ago because she was avoiding us and not answering our phone calls... but sunday morning she came in, looked at us and said "Hermanas, I recieved my answer. Im ready now and I want to be baptized. When can I do it?" You can probably imagine how excited we were haha. 

2. NICOLAS: Nicolas is a young kid of 17 who just to come to church with his cousin last week. Since then he has been to every single activity we do in church and he came again this week. He was pretty standoffish at first and didnt want to give us his information or anything but this Sunday he told us we could visit him and teach him on Monday. He is absolutely golden and so prepared.

3. DIEGO: Diegos parents are both members less actives who we are reactivating in the church. He is only 12 years old but he is soooooooo smart. He understands everything we teach and wants to be baptized BUT before his parents always said they wanted to wait until his grandpa could get worthy and baptize him. Which, they said, could be in april or may. But then this sunday in church they turned to us and said "We talked to Hermano Venegas and we were thinking about having him baptize Diego earlier." I dont think our mouths were hanging open but they might have been. 

4. JUANA SALAS: Juana is the investigator who talks a lot. A lot a lot. But this Sunday she came to church with her daughter and they boths LOVED it. After the church she was just so happy and from what she told us it sounds like she should be coming back next week too. Now we just have to work on teaching her the lessons and making her listen to us!

After church Sunday we decided to pass by some people we talked to the other day. By the end we had like 5 new investigators. All in All it was just a day full of miracles. I think sometimes we just have to have bad weeks so we can recognize just how good the good days are :)

Hermana Wittwer

Mom note: I asked Ky to tell me something I didn't know about her.  Her reply, "Did you know I put socks in the freezer?"  What?! She said, "It's so hot in the night that i get my socks (long socks) wet and put them in the freezer and in the night take them out and use them as a cooling pack. totally works. our freezer is full of socks."