April 19, 2010

Today we played football on the beach. We were the only people there. I can’t believe that another week has already come and gone. Time here is so weird. Elder Keller always says we are in a 'Twilight Zone' because we play such an important role in so many peoples lives for such a short amount of time... then we are gone, the next missionaries come in, and they forget about the old ones.

This week a lot of the investigators didn’t progress a whole bunch. For some reason everyone was extremely busy. On top of that, classes have started so families are busy and college kids even busier because they go to Concepción every day. However, we did have a very good lesson with Juan and Javiera, the boyfriend girlfriend. We talked about the Book of Mormon, the Restoration, and Baptism. They still have a lot of questions, but are willing to listen and learn. They accepted a date to have a baptismal interview so right now we are working towards that.

We found another family this week. We were on a mini cambio for the day and I was in our sector with Elder Cutler. We knocked a door and waited. You need to know that every house here has those curtains that work with the light, so in the daytime you can’t see in but they can see out. Well, I was looking at the curtain and I saw a leg walking away. I thought 'Shoot! I didn’t see him fast enough so that I could wave at him,' but about 15 seconds later he came back. (We found out later he went back to the computer but then felt something say he should listen to us.) We entered in and taught him. The lesson was taught with the spirit, powerfully and directly. He has a brother that is a bishop, but he has never cared about the church... any church for that matter. We taught him a little about the keys that Peter received in the bible. We then taught the restoration. He understood and it was very good. He is one of those thinkers - a smart guy. We went back two days later to teach his entire family, but only ended up teaching him, his wife and one of his sons. We basically taught the same thing... baptism and the restoration. It was honestly a miracle we got into the house and taught them.

I’ll keep ya’ll updated...