Monday, December 15, 2014

We Went to the Zoo December 8, 2014

Wow, where do I even begin? This week was full of miracles, laughter, and lots of missionary work! It was a fantastic week! Ok first off, I want to share what I am most excited about... A new investigator we have!! His name is Camilo and he is probably the coolest person I have ever met. He is what you would call a "Golden Investigator." But like really. Ok, cool. Here's the story:
On Saturday we decided to go contact the references we had received from the offices. There was one for our apartment building so we went to meet Camilo. He was super super friendly and invited us in to talk more about the gospel but he lives alone so we couldn't go in. (We can only go in when there is an adult woman with us). So we told him we would come back in an hour. So we called our ward like crazy to find someone who could come with us. NO ONE COULD. We were praying like crazy. Finally a young woman said she would leave her family party to come with us. Such a sweetheart! So we went to see him. We left him a tarjeta of He is the Gift and asked him to watch it before we came back. (Which is the coolest video ever. If you haven't seen it, look it up on youtube. It's life changing!!) When we got in his apartment we sat down and he had watched the video and was looking up more information on So cool. And then we started by teaching him the first lesson of the Restoration. He was so interested the whole time. You could just tell that he was hungering for the gospel like Enos, in the Book of Mormon. It was incredible. We asked him to come to church with us the next day and he said yes. And guess what... HE CAME!!! Ah, we were like freaking out. He brought his Book of Mormon and stayed the whole time. He was introducing himself to members saying, "Hi, I'm Camilo and this is my first time here." He is so friendly. He is 25 and already wants to go on a mission. He told a young man in the ward that he would like to get baptized. We have a crazy schedule today, but we are going to try and see him. Even if it is during our time of P-day. He is awesome!
Ok, yeah. I was really excited. But about the rest of the week. It was super great. We have quite a few investigators that are progressing, less-actives that are coming back to church, and super great recent converts. Our mission focus is baptize, reactivate, and retain. President is working really hard to have all of his missionaries focus on all three of these points. It is great because we focus more on balancing our week with these goals.
Today for P-day, we went to the National Zoo of CHILE! Yeah! It was way awesome! It is on the Hill San Cristobal and super cool! We got a lot of great pictures and I saw a lot of my favorite animals... minus pandas. Dang it. But it was fun! It was the last P-day of Hermana Altamirano. She goes home tomorrow. I am kind of dying inside. I will finally be alone with Hermana Christensen in our sector. It will be great though! Tomorrow we get to go to the temple! I am way excited to finally go again. It has been months.
This week was fantastic! I wasn't sick at all and got to work my head off. I love weeks like this. When you feel like you are just running and running. And then you realize the week is gone. And then you look back and see all of the work that has been accomplished! It is a great feeling! I hope you all have a great week. Love you lots!
Hermana Flake

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