Monday, March 2, 2015

Sometimes There's No Light at the End of the Tunnel

But literally, we have no lights. Where to begin? How about with the fact that our apartment doesn't have electricity! That was a fun surprise. We got a paper a few weeks ago saying that we hadn't paid. So we called the office and got everything straightened out and they paid it. But apparently not... Because we got a phone call about a half hour ago saying that the man was at our apartment to cut our lights! We were freaking out calling everyone we could but because it's p-day no one is in the office. Hermana Christensen and I took off to write our families, but I am pretty sure we won't have lights tonight. Yay... Adventures... haha

This week has been great! We have been visiting and progressing a lot with investigators! I've still been pretty sick and not able to leave much, but we try to take advantage of the time when I feel good and get a lot accomplished. We were able to have some great lessons with Francisco and Camilo! Both of which have baptismal dates coming up soon. We had a Ward Family Home Evening for the two young men that left on their missions this week, José Manuel and Jonathan. We were able to teach Francisco before the activity and then he came! It turned out super well and the members were great and made him feel really welcome in the ward!

We saw Eduardo this week and he is really excited for his baptism too! He is so great and keeps learning so fast. He tells us about the studies he has when he is on breaks at the hospital. I love seeing his progress everytime we see him!

On Sunday we had a great day at church! Camilo came! Yay! He hasn't come to church since the beginning of December, but he came! It was so great. We have taken a lot of members to lessons with him and they all went to say hi and he looked really comfortable. The Gospel Principles Teacher didn't show up, so I decided to teach an improvised lesson on the 10 commandments. It turned out pretty decently. Camilo was the only one in the class with us for about 20 minutes and then a man Jorge came in. Hermana Ferreira contacted him last week in front of the church and gave him a Gospel Principles Book. He shared an incredible story about the affect the book had on his life in the week. He was into drugs and had been kicked out of his house and onto the streets. But after meeting Hermana Ferreira he found two other companionships of LDS missionaries during his day. He was able to pray and read almost the whole book and found a job. He walked all the way to church from almost the center of Santiago. It took him more than 6 hours. He is truly incredible! We are trying to help in in all that we can. The Spirit was so strong as he was sharing his experience in the class. Camilo got his phone number and was trying to find ways he could help him throughout the week. It was a great thing to see.

This week has been long, but super wonderful. I am grateful for all of the blessings and miracles I have seen in the mission. The Lord really has His hand in the work and is helping us in every moment. Love you all! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Hermana Flake

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