Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 27, 2016

So, this week we are not going to talk about the investigors, because there isnt much happening this week but a few cool things happened this week. 
First i had to teach an elder how to be a man. we had divisions and he came to my area, he was throwing rocks and spitting on cars and just being super rude. i took him to the side and had a talk with him for about 30 minutes, and i dont even know why he is like that. he has a year and a half on the misison. but yeah, that was cool.
The next day we had an asado with a less active family which was super cool. it was a feast, meat, salads, home made bread, pebre, potatos, etc. 
The next day chile played argentina so we had to stay in the house. Argentina won by the way.
Then our investigator Elena made us homemade empanadas!!!
Then we went home and guess what??? someone is breaking in our house, hahahahahahha we yell at him and try to chase him but he hops our fense. long story short, everything is ok. we stole his ladder that he used to get over the wall in our window and we did some modifications to our house for more safety. 
Then on sunday we went to church and to repay Elena, i made her french toast and then taught a super good lesson on the Atonement. The Atonement is such a great topic and i could seriously study it for months. 
anyway that was my week! hope you enjoyed yours!

Monday, March 28, 2016

March 21, 2016

This week we contacted a bunch, but we also started to see the fruits of our labors. We have 4 new investigators this week.
Felipe, Kathrine, Raul, y Jennifer. 
We taught all of them lesson 1 but they all had different questions. Felipe is 23 and lives with his parents, we left him with a book of mormon and he a lot of interst because he wants to learn about the history of the people here in the americas. 
Kathrine lives with her mom, husband and 2 kids. She is Catholic but said she is open to listen and learn more. Raul and Jenifer and a couple that live together with one kid. They read the little book of lesson and in the second lesson we left them with a book of mormon. We have another appt on tuesday to see if they have been reading the chapters we left them. 
Gustavo and Macarena are still progressing. We showed them the Restoration movie this week and they really enjoyed it. Macarena told us at the end of the lesson that she really wants to know if Joseph Smith is real. We re taught her how to pray and she committed to pray. 
Our less actives and recent converts we hard to reach this week. We only had one lesson with a less active but she has been starting to read the book of mormon again.
This week i gave a talk in sacrament meeting which gave me the oportunity to study the topic. It was conversion. I learned that we need to not only build our testimonies(knowledge) but also our converstion(actions). We can all apply this to our lives so that we are ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ. 
We had a capicitacion this week i really learned the importance of using members and we are going to start focusing on that a bit more. 
As of training, elder Espinoza is still progressing well. He is having a hard time walking a lot and is super tired so i have been trying to help him find an excitement for the work rather than jsut go through the action. I am doing very good. i am really really learning about myself and the importance of the gospel.

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

Corbin is growing and doing great.

CHANGES!!!!!  (por fin)
This week was a little slow on the work side because i had to go to rancagua to get my carnet (all my paperwork to be legal here) and my companion wanted to say goodbye to the members on the weekend. But as for the investigators, Daniela we are going to leave for a bit, she wants to progress but is super lazy with her commitments and we feel that it is best to give her a small break. Rodrigo and his family were taught the importance of scripture study and family prayer which can invite the spirit into their lives to help him quit his habbit of smoking. They told that they were going to do it and i will be going back this week to make sure all is going well with that. Elena called and told us that she read the chapter that we left her to read in the book of mormon which was actually a really nice surprise, she said that she has some questions about the reading that we will go and help her clarify this week. We are keeping her fecha the same and are really going to push her to keep assisiting church. Gustavo and Macarena are good as normal. Elder Paynemil and Elder Cluff taught them when i was in rancagua the importance of Family Scripture Study. They said that they are going to do it because they want to learn more. So far there is no near solution to their problem of divorecment, but we will keep trying to find solutions. There was a baptism this week of a kid of a recent convert family. He is 8 and his name is Maximo. it was good for the ward and i think it really boosted the excitement in the ward. 
In my personal study this week i came across a verse that i would really like to share because it helped me out a ton. 
D&C 6:34 
"Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail."
This really was an awesome scripture because it promises that if we are built upon his rock, (if we are obedient to the commandments and do what the prophets ask) hell or earth cannot prevail. That is awesome to know that we have this promise in this life.
This change i will be starting to train a new missionary. Should be an awesome experience and hopefully i can help him out a lot. 
Elder Waite

to add on the bottom for the blog for this week.
This week also was a little weird. When i was coming home from Rancagua we got stuck in the bus termanal in Curico, a city on the way to Talca, and we couldnt finish our travels to Talca that night. We luckily found some missionaries there and slept on their floor in their house. Also, we went to a house of member to visit, and we had to cast out demons from his weird and so cool. love you all and hope your week is filled with joy.