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Friday, March 17, 2017
The One with the Last House
Here in Chile right now is summer and EVERYONE and their dog are on vacation! We were struggling to find people to teach and doing A LOT of walking in the hot, boiling sun. It cooled down here for like 2 days then it went right back up and we are dying. As many of you probably noticed I am very tan, which is so annoying that I can finally tan while I am on the mission and have the worst than lines ever! ALSO the stupid sun is literally BLEACHING MY HAIR! MY hair is no longer blonde, it is white! There is also chlorine in the water here so I am a little green. Also I am very large in the stomach are and ganing wait. Least to say, the mission is a little rough... but it is okay because it is all about the people here and not about me right? RIGHT!
This week, like I said we were doing a lot of walking and searching for people. One day we walked and walked and walked for about 3 hours and NOTHING! We were just about to give up and go visit some members to do some visits but we both said, ONE MORE HOUSE, ONE MORE HOUSE! We knocked on the door and just prayed that we would be able to talk to someone. At that moment a man came out and talked with us for a little bit. We started talking about Christ and how He is the most important person. The man (Juan) agreed. I decided to bluntly ask him if we could share a message with him, he said "Right now?" And then I said with a huge smile "YES RIGHT NOW!" He opened his eyes a little wide and said, "Oh, okay then." We shared a lesson with Juan and he told us how much he liked what we were sharing. He told us to come back latter in the week to learn some more. We were so happy and of course said yes! It was a blessing of our hard work and diligence. I learned this week that if we can push until the end and just keep working hard with a full heart, we will be blessed!! Juan was at THE LAST HOUSE, and he was a blessing for us missionaries.
This week we all know that it was Valentines Day. Welllll Hermana Knechtel and I had a very awkward and hilarious experience yesterday with that. We totally forgot that yesterday was Valentines Day, so while we were contacting we saw an hermano walk into his house all dressed nice and with a soda or something. We waved to him and he went inside his house. We were tired and needed some water so we thought, oh we will just go an ask Hermano Rodrigo. Now, he and his wife are newly weds without children and it was Valentines night.. We went to the house and rang the doorbell and right when we did we saw that Hermano had the whole deal set up with lights, flowers, the drink on the table, music, and the whole shabang! We immediately felt soooo awkward. Knechtel looked at me and said, "We gotta go man, we gotta go!!" So we left and went to the side of house. We were hoping he didnt know it was us. Well, the phone rang and it was Rodrigo! I answered and he said "Hermanas why did you leave?" I laughed and just told him I was so sorry and not to worry! He said "No No what do you need, dont worry, dinner hasn't started yet!" I told him we just needed some water and he told us to come by. We walked in the house and his wife was upstairs getting ready. There was love music playing (in English too) and the lighting was low and he was cooking her a fancy dinner. So on their loving and nice Valentines Day Dinner, the two gringa hermanas are there drinking their water... we were trying our hardest not to laugh and spit water all over the place. I never drank a cup of water so fast in my life.... we were feeling real uncomfortable! We hurried and left and Hermano Rodrigo was just like thanks for stoppping by!! OH MY GOODNESS we died of laughter after! SOOO awkward and funny! Leave it to us to ruin someones Valentines Night! Good gravy! LOL
So that was a funny story from this week. That is all that happened crazy or out of the ordinary really. Lots of contacting and lots of hard work here in Chile. I love you all so much and have you all in my prayers! Love you!
Work Hard, Pray Harder.
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