Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The week before 2017

Hola Hola Amigos!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with the fam and loved ones and you all were able to share some great times, some good food and make some memories. Since next time i talk to all of ya'll will be 2017 ill just say right now Happy New Years!!! This week has been absolutely crazy leading up to Christmas. More work than ive ever done in my life. 3 baptisms, one skype session with the family and a whole lot of food. What a week. 

So we were able to baptize Angel and the married couple Luis and Norma and they all had such a special Christmas day being able to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ and get baptized in the exact form that He was baptized thousands of years ago during His life. To see their excitement and joy in being baptized really showed to me just how much joy and happiness this Gospel brings to lives of Gods children and how rewarding it is for me to have the opportunity to share that happiness each and every day. I was asked to baptize Luis and so i was the one that performed his ordinance for him as the baptizer. It was a really special experience for me.

We also spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day night with wonderful families from the ward and we left eac house we visited about a waist size bigger haha. Its time to do some major ab workouts. I had the awesome opportunity to Skype my family and it was the best part of all to see all my siblings and parents and family members and talk to them and see their beautiful faces again after 6 months of not being able to. All in all this week was difficult and exhausting but probably the most rewarding and best week of the mission. Funny how those go hand in hand right?

I love you all very much and i wish you all another Happy New Years and i challenge you all to make this year a little bit better, love a little more, help a little more, and try to be a better person each and every day. We're here on the earth and learn and progress and if we do all that we need to, we'll be rewarded more than we can fully comprehend. I love you all i love this Gospel and i love our Savior and Redeemer of the World, Jesus Christ. 

Love, Elder Carlos Cabrera

Facts of the week:

1. Santa apparently comes to apartment complexes in Chile at midnight and yells way to loud and likes to wake up sleeping missionaries, i thought hes suppose to be sneeky

2. The Latinos have their own version of the Christmas song "12 days of Christmas" and believe it or not it's even LONGER  in spanish. and that much more annoying. 

3. People go grocery shopping everyday here in Chile, its like part of their daily schedule, its like they've never heard of the idea of efficiency

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