Well.. I have big news for you all this week, but you're going to have to bear with me and let me highlight some things that happened this past week. Ready? Go.
On Tuesday we decided to stop by the house of our investigator A. Turns out she really wasn't hiding from us, she had just been spending a lot of time with a friend and didn't have minutes on her phone to call us back. But we were able to share a short message with her and see how she was doing. She told us that her dad feels very strongly that she cannot be baptized again and that she is not going to be able to progress, o sea, she isn't ready to be baptized still, but she told us that she still really wants us to pass by and that she will still do her best to come to church, so that was a huge relief! She just needs time. I know that the Lord is preparing her.. she is so close!
Thursday we had an activity in a town called San Pablo. Three Zones of missionaries showed up to go tracting with the youth during their youth conference. Each of us left with about 4-6 youth to knock doors and contact people. It was a lot of fun, but it was really interesting too! I had absolutely no idea what was going on and the girls in my group didn't talk a whole lot, but we taught a lesson to a member who was going through a difficult time and the spirit was really strong. I also met a girl named H who was one of the counselors and she was darling! She's 22 and just got baptized 9 months ago and is seriously so amazing. She told me that she really wants to serve a mission, but that her mom wants her to finish her studies first. But I guess she had been receiving a lot of promptings during youth conference that she should serve and it was just so cool to hear her testimony.
I think I might have a curse. I don't know if you guys remember right around this time two transfers ago my companion, Hermana Levrino, got bit by a dog. Well sure enough Friday we were walking to a members' house to pick up some plastic wrap that we had left there when we were cooking banana bread and this dog that always barks at us totally bit Hermana Roney! Hard too! She's okay, and the dog wasn't very big, but it was a good bite. We called Hermana Isom and she changed her mind probably 4 or 5 times, but finally decided that if we had cleaned it well that Hermana Roney would probably be okay without the series of 5 rabies shots. So there's a chance that my companion could get rabies.. please pray for her! No, but really she's alright! She's quite the trooper! I just do not understand why the dogs here in La Unión always want to eat my companions.
We have an "investigator" named T who is a bit loca. She is really great and she even came to the last two church meetings this week but she's just ..a whole lot of fun. We had a cita with her this week and Hermana Roney asked her if she had had the opportunity to pray and ask Heavenly Father about the path that she should take. She told us she had prayed, but had not asked. A few minutes later we somehow got talking about how Hermana Roney got bit by a dog. She told us that she needed to got to the hospital to get the rabies vaccine and was freaking out. Hermana Roney said she was fine, and that she would be okay and then T opened her eyes super wide like she always does and asked, "Have you asked Papito Amado?" (Heavenly Father).. She had a point and we were in a lesson, but I couldn't help but laugh a little.
Well.. you've endured well. Here's the big news. I'M OUTTA HERE. President called us really early yesterday.. at like 5:00 in the afternoon to tell us that we had cambios. Actually he called us for a different reason, and then asked, "Do you guys want to know your cambios?" We really didn't want to know yet, but before we could stop him he told us just like that. I was really expecting him to respond with some sassy comment like, "Well you're going to have to wait 4 hours!" ..but nope. He told us just like that! Anyway.. I'M GOING TO LLANQUIHUE (close to Puerto Montt) to be companions with HERMANA RIVERO from BOLIVIA!! I'm really so stoked. Llanquihue looks gorgeous! ..I'm also really sad to be leaving Hermana Roney. I will miss her like crazy! She has been the best thing that's happened to me on the mission so far. The greatest news is that we'll be reunited a year from now and that we literally live 5 minutes away!
Well folks thats a wrap. Thank's for reading! More next week from Llanquihue!
Lots of love!