Alright. First things first. I'm pretty excited have TWO nieces. (Congrats Dave and Shayla!!)
My companion has a touch of Lauren Hopkin in her. It's almost like they are the same person sometimes (in the best possible way)! It's starting to freak me out a bit. Lu, did you grow up in Ecuador and just not tell us? No, but really I love my companion. She is a sweetheart who is very humble and kind to everyone.
I found out I will be in charge of eight hermanas this cambio. That is a lot of divisions. They are all from different countries so this will be fun!!
I will be in charge of my first "hija," la hermana Rodriguez!!! She is also in my zone. It's so refreshing to see her and I just feel so proud everytime I look at her. We go way back, that Argentinian and I.
Jaime told us he wants to get baptized...I'll just leave it right there for now. Vamos batem.
Gonsalo (a man we found our first day here) came to church yesterday. He can not walk or talk very well, but loves our visits and everyone at church yesterday ate him up! He is such a good man. His sister told us he has become more positive the more we visit. He understands perfectly. That's how the spirit works.
It's been interesting to teach about Christ here in Chile. Many of the people we teach don't actually understand who Jesus Christ is. They don't actually know what the atonement is and the importance of a Savior, the resurrection, or the second coming.
I testify He lives. He loves us. He is our older brother, savior, and redeemer of the world. Gracias a El podemos estar juntos para siempre en una familia eterna.
I am so grateful we have a Savior. Let us live to be worthy of His love, sacrifice, and strive every day to be more like Him.
XOXO Hermana Brinkerhoff
foto: Lito before I told him that prophets are and always have been men. We'll see if he wants to meet with us again ;)