Okay so everybody! This week was kinda slow but it was a good one.
As far as the work goes we made a lot of good contacts and have been teaching a lot of good lessons to inactive and new converts. the problem has been investigators. we have investigators we just haven't been able to get a hold of and teach very many this week. Jose Luis and Paula got married on Friday! He will be baptised on Saturday! So that's exciting! We are going over there today Pday to have a barbecue and celebrate with them.
When we do contacts, something missionaries do, we can give them a Book of Mormons if we feel they will respect it and read it. It's a rule that we always have one in our hand in the streets in my mission. so I usually carry an extra in my bag. We usually place like 6 or 7 every week. This week was 6 the problem with these books and a lot of the contacts that we did, is that when we went to visit them at their house on the day that they said. Someone else answered the door and they were not very nice people. We got rejected a few times pretty hard with out even saying a word. But it has been amazing that two days after that started, I started to see in the scriptures in my studies, and in my thoughts that God knows best. He prepares those who are ready and it is not my job to condemn. I sometimes feel like chastising the people, but I am learning that it is not always the answer. I am finding the love that Nephi and Lehi had for laman and lemuel and the desire that their souls should be saved even when they fight so hard against them.
This week was my Comps Birthday. He turned 20 on the ninth. We ate pizza hut and a lemon pie in the night (not very healthy but sometimes you gotta enjoy the moments) Also we ate Popeye's this week! It just arrived in Viña and a member brought us some one night. so that was awesome.
For a cool crazy moment. On Saturday night we were teaching a family and we where just finishing up when we hear screaming in the street someone yelling "parelo" (stop it/him) We thought that a car was rolling away down the hill and someone was screaming for someone to jump in and hit the brakes because someone was working on their car outside. but when we looked out to see what was happening there were 3 men holding down another and one other guy was beating the snot out of him yelling that he had robbed the house next door. Within 15 seconds there was 30 people in the street and 4 men held the thief and two men let him have it for a few minutes, not to the point of blood. (they didn't hit his face) but to the point of pain. They then called the cops and hauled him off. it lasted a good 20 minutes. The thief was a Gypsy. he has stolen a backpack and purse from the house next door. When I say Gypsy I mean real Gypsies. They are not Chileans they are immigrants form Europe. They speak a really weird Spanish with a weird accent. They also speak Romanian according to what I am told. It's kinda cool to see them they are a different people. Its pretty crazy. I'm told there are two types the ones that have money and the poor ones. but even the wealthy ones live the gypsy customs and everything they have like one patriarch that runs the show. Its pretty crazy.
But that's about all I got this week I hope everyone is happy and enjoying the new year!Love you guys! be strong!