Hello. I know, only three photos! My apologies. I meant to take more this week but I kept forgetting. It was a great week for us. We had a day this week where we taught so many lessons, Elder Broadhead said it was one of his best teaching days on the mission! I´m so happy you´re all doing well. I got tons of letters this week! Reagan - thank you for all those puerto rican photos! Kate, Kelly, Chris, Sean - I don´t think you guys know how much your letters bring me up. I love you guys. Mom, the package is here! I can´t wait to get it. Probably tomorrow. Every tuesday we have district meetings and that´s when they distribute mail. Thank you so much to everyone who´s given me support and love. Words can´t express the gratitude I feel. General Conference was really great, wasn´t it? I know this church is true. I love Thomas S. Monson and I know he is a prophet of God. I love and sustain the leaders of the church. Mom, I agree Jeffrey R. Holland´s talk about conversion and compassion was incredible. "The redeeming light of Jesus Christ has no end." I also liked when Dallin H. Oaks shared that one story about the guy who was going to lose everything because of his conversion to the gospel and when he asked Gorden B. Hinckley, "It´s true isn´t it?" and after his response, he said, "Then what else matters." All the talks were great. "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Wow. Faith. Hold on thy way. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I will not leave thee comfortless, I will come to thee. Fear not, I am with thee. I watched conference in English, yeah right mom - like I would understand ANYTHING if I watched it in Spanish, haha. The English elders (five) watched it in a little classroom in English at the church. Roberto and Yoanna came to two of the sessions. They enjoyed it. Our other investigators, Rodrigo and Karina came to a session too. We´re getting closer to Roberto´s April 14th baptism date. He said he´s still not really sure that this is the ONE true church. But he and Yoanna, both say that they´ve seen the blessings already from just meeting with us and the things we´ve taught them. Baptism is only the beginning, it´s only la puerta. We need them to understand that, baptism isn´t the end goal - it´s only the starting point. and it´s a step of faith. But it´s worth it. My gosh, is it worth it. I love you family.
Happy Easter this week! Tell the family I love them.
Dad has an Iphone?! What?! Mom, I had strawberry flan this week, my mamita made it! It was so good! "He´s as mad as a hatter!" And, can you believe they sell mil hojas cake at every little pandelería, I can´t wait to get it. One day.
This week we had zone conference with our mission president. Wow, President Rappleye is incredible, and his wife - inspired. They are really great. "Falta poco, pero hay montanas." They talked about how we´re so close to being great, but in that little space that we have to go --- there are mountains to cross. It inspired me. I want to do good, I want to be a little be better, try a little bit harder.
Also this week, Elder Broadhead went on an exchange with another Elder and I was with the other companion´s companion. Elder Barriga from Chile. It was a good day, and I know Elder Broadhead drives me absolutely crazy sometimes, but I was ready to have him back. Elder Barriga was a good missionary but I forgot how many inside jokes and laughs Elder Broadhead and I do have. So now I´m afraid for my next companion! ahhh! What´s going to happen in two weeks! So soon. How did I already get this close to finishing my training!
We were eating once this week with Roberto and Yoanna and I was drinking Ecco and I breathed in the hot air and my my face really close to my glass and my glasses got all foggy (as usual) and then I did the windshield wiper noise and pretended to have windshield wipers on my glasses, and everyone CRACKED UP. haha. Guess you had to be there.
Every one here says "Poocha" or "Shootah" for "Shoot" or "Dang it" So now I say it too. because I´m Chilean.
Everyone here continues to call me Justin Beiber, even the members. and the Drunks call me Harry Potter, but I think they´re trying to insult me? Little do they know...
Also in the conference, there was this one lady who kept making kristin wiig faces!!! Every time the camera would pan the choir I would look for her! haha. I almost lost it. I laughed to myself because no one else would get it.
Come Thou Fount during Conference, was that incredible or what!? That was my MTC song! We sang it all the time!! I´m not going to lie, I got a little teary eyed. I love that song.
Well, I hope you all have a great week! I love you, I miss you!
Has mitchell been getting my emails? Aleksi, are you so excited to have mom come and visit you? Cassie, how many more weeks til summer!?
I love you.
Sana, sana boquito de rana, si no sana hoy, sanara manana. I get it!
I love you,
Deathly Hallows sign.