Monday, March 16, 2015

Old People Just Make Everything Great!

March 16, 2015

Hollaaa familliaaa! 

This week was awesome! We had our zone conference with Presidente and we got to watch Meet the Mormons! It was SO GOOD!!!!!! Afterword I was like wow! I want to be Mormon!  They`re the greatest!

It was so cute, they had this huge projector set up on the stage on then chairs lined up in front with juice and popcorn on every seat. It was just like being in the movie theater! I`d forgotten how fun it was to go to the movies. Our president is the best! 
Then Friday as we were getting ready to leave to have intercambios we got a call from one of the assistants telling us that at 3 we have to go to the office to pick up a hermana that was going to be in a trio with us. He didn`t know any other information. We`re the hermanas that live closest to the office so if there`s a hermana that is going home early she usually spends the night here so we figured that it was just that. So we had to cancel intercambios. Then about an hour later we get a call from Presidente. He told us that there has been problems with some hermanas in an area and that he felt the best way to fix it was to have emergency cambios and to make 2 trios. Hermana Hansen and I about died because we thought he was going to split us up! But no, there`s been a hermana that is super disobedient and doesn`t listen to anything presidente says and is causing a lot of problems and is not working.  So he felt the best thing to do would be to put her with us until the end of the cambio. So yeah. Basically the plan is to make her miserable with righteousness. Since she`s arrived we`ve been even more obedient than exactly obedient and she`s followed us in everything. I`m just hoping that it`ll continue like that until cambios and she doesn`t crack or something. Ah! Stressful! But I do feel really humbled at the confidence that Presidente must have in us for sending her to be with us and not another companionship. I`m glad that Presidente knows that we`re the kind of missionaries that he can trust with this kind of thing. We must be doing something right.
The awesome thing about being in a trio is that we can now enter in whatever house! No man home alone in Chorrillos is safe! So we`ve just been teaching up a storm! I love, love love it!
We also had some fires going on here the past few days but it`s all fine where I am. It`s just super hot, like the air feels really heavy and there has been a bunch of ash falling from the air. It reminds me of how it was when we had the fires in San Diego.

There`s this cute story that is going around about a dog that dug a hole into the ground and put her puppies in it and then covered it with a pot or something and they all were saved! How awesome is that! It`s amazing animal instinct! I love being able to see acts of love and mercy in the middle of natural disasters. I haven`t heard exactly what happened but I don`t think that many homes were affected like they were last year.
Saturday was a morning full of miracles! We start contacting a random guy in the street and what do you know a member comes a long who knows him, stops and stays and talks, and testifies about the Book of Mormon and the guy becomes a new investigator! And we got a lesson with a member! Score! But then they asked where we were headed next and we told them that we were looking for an address that the  branch president wanted us to find. Turns out the guy we were talking to lives there! What are the odds! Then we ran into another member in the street that was like hey I just adopted 2 teenagers that I want to get baptized, like sì o sì, come by Monday! And we`re like yeah ok! And then we were looking at our plans to see what we should do with the time we had before lunch and there was a future investigator that we had planned to go see but he lived far from where we ended up being, but 2 seconds later guess who comes walking down the street?? Juan! The futuro! Crazy how stuff works out..... So we talked with him for a little while and put a appointment for another day. 
Funny story of the week... We were in a lesson with this old lady and she randomly is like you know why there`s no fish in the ocean here? And we`re like ok, no why? And she says because the Chinese go out in their boats in the middle of the night and steal them all!! That`s why we don`t have fish!! Man, the ab muscles that it took to keep me from busting out laughing..... Old people say the funniest things sometimes! 
Speaking of old people.... David and Olga came to church yesterday! They`re two very old investigators that we have. David has lived in the country most of his life and he walks around with this huge walking staff. He`s like a Chilean Moses or something. He always has to tell this story about the time he died but then came back to life like 40 days later. I swear if I have to hear that story one more time... He even shared it in Gospel Principles class at church... haha. And Olga oh my gosh I was just dying at church. She sat between Nora and Herminia, two recent converts, Nora is like 75 with lots of energy, Herminia is like 82 and is a little spit fire of an old woman and Olga, the investigadora is like 89 and well I don`t know how to describe her exactly but she`s great haha. And if you could have just seen and heard them during second hour. I was just laughing. They reminded me of 3 baby chicks or something sitting there talking and listening and responding to the class. It was the cutest thing. And then Herminia just hits Javier in the face with the Gospel Principle book for making some sarcastic joke. So all in all it was a great Sunday! Old people just make everything great. They make me excited to be one one day haha.

Teresa didn't come to church yesterday, we don`t know why. We passed by and she wasn`t home. I hope it`s just because they`d gone on a Sunday drive or something and nothing has happened. But we`re going to talk with her this week and hopefully she`ll get baptized next Sunday after church! Keep her in your prayers, she`s the sweetest!
Well that`s it for the week! Full of crazy changes but that`s what makes it interesting! 
I hope you all have a great week! 
Con todo el amor en mi corazon, 
Hermana Evans

 Our zone with Presidente and Hermana Kahnlein
                                                                      Viña del Mar

The girls with their new companion

A cat in the internet cafe

Smoke from the fires in Valparaíso


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