Hola! Well it sounds like everyone is doing great back home!! Thanks for the pictures Dad. I really cannot believe how big Cayden is!! Man, he is growing up a ton!! And those were some sweet costumes they used haha.. And those are awesome pictures of Mason! haha. Good to know my nephew is a super hero!! Hey Dad.. I've got a new project for you - you should get like a photo album thing and put a bunch of pictures of all the families and all my nieces and nephews and of you guys in it.. People are always asking for pictures to see and I don't really have any good ones, so that would be sweet if you could do that!! I need to show people how happy my family is so they start listening to the message haha.. That is actually a part of the new way to teach what President was telling us. Like there is not a big change, just a couple little things that help a lot, like using the pamphlets more in our teaching and showing our families and the blessings we have received from it and stuff, and leaving them with a baptismal fecha (date) on the first lesson just stuff like that! And just those little changes have actually been helping a ton! It is pretty sweet.. Our President changed our baptismal meta (goal) for the month as a mission from 42 to105 because that is how many companionships we have in the mission. He said to pray for miracles and we will get the goal - well we are actually well on our way for the goal. It is pretty cool, this guy is super excited about the work and it has been helping a lot. It is pretty sweet to see all the changes that have been happening for the good!
Well my week this week was pretty good!! One of our recent converts did have a fight with one of our fechas that was super strong and she said she won't receive the Church anymore in her life - that was pretty sad - not sure why she blamed it on the church but that is how people are sometimes, I guess! We have definitely been praying a lot for her. I hope everything turns out alright and she changes her mind - she was way good! But miracles happen haha, so we are just hoping!
Me and Elder Buckhannon have still been doing great together - wish I could stay with this kid my whole mission haha... We are seriously just dominating it here! We get along super good and have been having a ton of fun. The mission life is pretty great right now!! Our baptism for this week fell through because her mom was not gonna be able to be there, but we are doing it this Sunday for sure, so we are pretty excited about that! Hopefully everything goes good there!! This week we found a huge hill that had a couple of houses on top and we felt that we should go up it. It took us a good hour to get to the top and there was no one home at any of the houses, so I thought my adventure bone made us lose a lot of time, but then when we were walking back down about 5 minutes later we saw a house that we had missed so we yelled and a guy came out. Anyway, he is golden - it was super awesome!! But he lives in Santiago a lot of the time so that is the problem, but it was just really cool cause he said he had talked to missionaries a long time ago but then lost contact with them but that he liked the Church a lot. so we were able to have a good lesson with him. Hopefully we can keep in contact with that guy - never had anybody so interested at our first lesson - it was awesome :)
Anyway! Things are going great here!! I am loving the mission for sure right now! Really starting to be able to teach better and stuff, which makes it super nice!!
I hope everyone is doing great back home! Thanks for all the support and prayers! Have a great week this week everyone! And good luck with your new calling Dad and Mom - sweet, we are really in the same work now, haha..
les quiero mucho!