Once again it's Sister Brinkerhoff!
What a week. Holy cow! A good one. One of much learning. Everyday Chile gives me a new challenge.
This week I really missed my family, even when they don't write me. This week I really missed my mama, but when I told someone about missing my mom, I later learned that person's mom died a few years ago. I'm done complaining, haha. The family is forever!
One of our recent converts is named Irma. She is Grandma Brinkerhoff, Chilean. No joke. She saw that my shoes need some shining and literally ripped them off my feet and shined them up for me. Everyday I experience a tender mercy like that. The people are so kind. It's nice to know that someone still cared about me. Also our investigator gave us candy out of the blue. So, so kind I tell ya!
Things got a lot better in my world when Hermana McNevin came to do divisions. She is my sister training leader, and possibly my twin also. We are the same person—it is freaky. She lives in Denver, so if you miss me...hit up Sister M in June when she gets home. You won't be able to tell the difference. She helped me out a lot and explained some things about the mission I needed to understand. We talked about the special authority a missionary has to invite some to baptism and many other things that are a bit to sacred to write! I am grateful that I was sent a literal angel to help me out. Now I am doing so good! Don't even worry!
Spanish es mi mejor amiga and me amo espagnol mucha mucha. Haha mas o menos.
ALSO.....yesterday was my first baptism!!!!!! So awesome. Her name is Jaunita and I've been here for about half of her lessons. She is basically my mother. Such a special woman! She's always feeding us and giving me hugs, haha. I sang a solo for the baptism and that was mighty interesting, but it was worth it for Jaunita!
So much happened this week, but my mind is literally blank!
Today we went to Santa Lucia. Not sure of the history, but it's super pretty and I recommend googling it!
Sorry for my spelling. There really is no time to email! I read all of your emails, but I don't have time to reply. I am very sorry!
I sure love you all!