Monday, August 12, 2013

Pizza whaa??‏

This photo I use with all of my investigators and it is just the best!!! by Del Parsons

So this week we had zone conference in Puerto Montt. Which is like 4 hours away ha. We left our lovely little island at 9 in the morning to get there a little bit after 1. We went to the mall which is bigger than any mall in Utah that I have seen. Puerto Montt is one of the biggest cities in Chile ha. The church has more members in Puerto Montt than in Osorno. So in the mall we had PIZZA HUT!! There was also mcdondalds but we as missionaries are poor and hamburgers there are like 3 mil!! 6 dollars!! No gracias! 

I wish I could say that this week has been peaceful ha but we have been running around from appointment to appointment. This sector hasn´t had a baptism in 3 years.... That means a caleta de misioneros!! Lots of missionaries!! But THIS SATURDAY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BAPTISM!!!! 

Life is only harder if you make it harder. I kinda had a slap to the face moment. One day in the morning I woke up and just had negative thoughts. My knee was hurting, I have another problem.. I was tired because I couldn´t sleep, and just a mountain of negative thoughts. Then a scripture came to my mind. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Yeah I realized that in that moment I was acting like a child and just focusing on my problems. The mornings for me are a little tough to get going. We are suppossed to get up at 7 but I almost always put it off until 7;05. I push the snooze button but tomorrow I will be up at 7 haha. 

This week we had splits. I went with two members who are both dumb of speech and one can´t hear at all. What an experience!! I told them and explained to them that if they felt anything to tell me and we would pass by the house they felt. One of them pointed at every other house and no one answered the door. The other one, who can´t speak or hear pointed at one house on top of a hill. We hiked the hill and found a lady who was super excited to talk to us and we set an appointment to come back. 

We have just had a great week and I feel like my spanish is getting so much better. I feel like I am getting dumber haha. All I have had is latino companions so it is pure spanish and whenever I talk or write in English there are a ton of mistakes haha. I think in spanish and I can only think the words that I know so I feel a little less inteligente haha. But well that´s how the cookie crumbles and puede ser peor. Life is good, the church is true, and this ELder is working his shoes off his feet. Speaking of that I got one package with one shoe, waiting on the other but right now the post office here in Chiloe is on strike because they want more money ha. Patience is key. 

My new favorite picture of Jesus Christ.

Elder York

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