I really don't know what to say in this letter, haha. My life is insane!
It was a good week overall, but there were moments let me tell you. It's one thing to tell yourself it will be hard, and another to actually do it. Very different. I'll just touch on a few things.
1. The looks from the Chileans continue. When a man is staring at me, Hermana Asipita says "snakkkeeee," but if it's a grandpa you say "dragon." Am I the only one who finds that hilarious?
2. We got chewed out by some guy this week when we knocked on his door. Perk of not knowing spanish.....no clue what terrible things he said. What is that talk by Elder Holland about the sister missionaries and the mashed potatoes? Can someone send me that?
3. My life is a movie. Some of the things I see can only be described in a movie. Need I say more?
4. We had lots of milagros this week! My favorite was when I was talking to someone on the phone in English and this guy came out of his house, told me he wanted to learn English for his job. We turned it into a gospel discussion and he came to church yesterday! Still not sure if he's using me for my English or not, but inviting is my purpose!
We have a baptism on saturday of Jauna. Her husband is a member and every time we go over there he says, "hola hijas" or "hi daughters." I love that family!
I continue to learn lots and lots and every day is different and exciting.
We have lots of new investigators and I'm hoping it stays like that. My area is full of people and amazing things!
Yesterday an Austrialian lady asked me for directions to sushi. Speaking English was so weird!!!! I can't pray in English anymore, it always switches to spanish. Everyone tells me I'm doing super well and don't have a strong gringa accent. I just need confidence because I do know a lot of Spanish!
I hope this letter isn't a total buzz kill, but I'm not going to mince any words. Life is hard right now! And that's okay. I need to be stretched and learn lots before I can blossom!
I love the people of Chile also. My ward is so kind!
This week we watched a short clip on the restoration and after watching that my attitude totally changed. I need to forget about myself and the issues I'm having and focus on the salvation of these people. What an opportunity it is to serve a mission. I can tell you right now when I come home I will not be the same person because of the things I am experiencing.
I need your prayers and love! I encounter some pretty crazy stuff everyday and am always relying on the spirit to keep me safe (and this is a good area), haha. I know that angels surround me. I'm dead serious. I feel their protection all day long. I sure love this gospel and know the church is true!