Saturday, October 29, 2016

Week 18 - the one where I got sick

¡Hola cada persona! ¿Como estamos? I hope all of ya'll are doing awesome and you guys had a great week up there in the incredible US of A. Halloween is just around the corner and you all better have youre costumes picked out and your candy bought. I´ll be out there on the streets knocking on doors as well, only difference is i wont be saying "TRICK OR TREAT", I´ll probably be saying something along the lines of "Hola Vecino/Vecina somos misioneros de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de Los Santos de Los Ultimos Dias y tenemos un mensaje para usted que sabemos puede bendecir usted y su familia" more or less...and hey who knows what will happen after that, maybe I´ll recieve some candy if their in the mood haha. 
Anyways on to the week...

So this week was kind of a slow week and most of that is contributed to the fact that i got an annoying cold this week because the weather has been all over the place this week and its flu season here as we´re entering spring. Anyways because mother nature decided to be annoying i recieving a solid fever, headaches, and all the awesome symptons of a cold for about 2 days where i was basically in bed all day. but dont fret because im all better know and im back at it. 

So this week was the end of my second change here in Chile and oh man did it go by fast. soooo much faster than the first change. But nothing much has changed, same sector, same companion, this is my companions last 6 weeks here in the mission and then boom on a flight to Mexico. He´s rather excited but he´s grown super fond and attached to Chile. it'll be bittersweet. Anyways Elder Garcia was called District Leader and so thatll be something different for the coming weeks. Lots of intercambios and fun times. 

As far as the work as going, we unfortunately had to let go of a few investigators because they just refused to progress or go to church, had no idea that was so hard. But hey no worries we're pumped we´re gunna find a whole bunch of new people to teach and slowly baptize every person here haha. The Lord will direct our efforts as long as we work hard and have faith. The mission is a gigantic test of faith, faith that our family back home will be okay, faith that we will be protected from danger, faith that we will be able to speak a different language, faith that the Lord knows what He´s doing and that He knows whats best for us. 
if any of you feel like youre lacking a little bit of faith theres this quote that i absolute love and its basically just saying Be Happy.
"Sometimes its better to not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best."

So there ya have it, dont worry, as long as we´re doing what Heavenly Father wants of us, He´ll take care of the rest. He knows best.

The Church is true. Sending my best to all of you this coming week!

Until next week, 
Elder Carlos Cabrera

Facts of the week:
1. apparently if your hair isnt like basically black here in Chile youre considered a blondie. Never have i been called Blondie so many time in my life
2. Just because i wear a shirt and tie every day does not mean i have a ton of money, i swear people think we´re here just to give out money to drunk beggars all day long
3. The streets here are so narrow and unorganized i have no idea how cars are able to pass one another on the same street, the use the sidewalk...

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