Tuesday, March 28, 2017

the one with a baptism, open chapel, and a lot of waiting in lines

Hola hola everyone!!! wow this week was jam packed with stuff and in turn it has gone quite fast! we had so many lessons, a baptism, an open chapel, and a lot of traveling jeez im exhausted just writing all of that haha.

ill explain a little bit! so BAPTISM!!! Javiera Pinedo was baptized this past sunday and it was so beautiful. the whole week were meeting with her and preparing her and making sure she knew all the things she needs to know to feel prepared and my companion had his first baptism and he even baptized her himself! It was so cute he was so excited. All is well and she looked adorable in her little dress and so pure and perfect. what a great day that was.

another awesome thing that happened was thhat we ad something called a "capilla abierta" which translates to open chapel, its like an open house for the church building that way people that dont know about the church or havent had experience with the religion could come see how the church is on the inside, in some of our beliefs and how we help one another progress in the gospel of Jesus Christ. it was a great turn out and best of all it was in my old ward where i erved and started my mission so i got to ee sooo many people that i knew and it was great to catch up and see everyone. 

my comp had to go get his visa taken care of so we waited in lines for over 7 hours yesterday but its fine because we sparked conversation with a dude from Venezuela and we taught him the Gospel a bit and gave him a Book of Mormon, it was an awesome opportunity. all is well... so busy but i prefer it that way.

i love you all so much and i want you all to know that im well, happy, and in the service of the Lord. The Church is true.

Love, Elder Carlos Cabrera

Facts about Chile:
1. people literally think your pulling a prank on them when ou say your name is Elder Cabrera and you have a gringo face like mine
2. You can talk to literally anybody in Chile about the recent soccer game and youll be in conversation for at least 15 minutes
3. do not interrupt anyone during soccer games and you dont need to watch the game to know whats going on, when they miss a free kick you can hear the "boooo" from the houses or when theres a goal you can hear the screaming as well, ive gotten good at distinguishing the sounds 

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