Hola! Wow, that bush in the front yard looks pretty sweet! I don't ever remember it being that bright before! And the bears in the park! Pretty lucky to see those! That doesn't happen every day! The weather has been great over here. It hasn't gotten too hot yet, just nice and sunny and warm, perfect :) Thanks for sending the package dad! I got it about a week ago and it was awesome :) Some good old homemade jerky - that is what I had been missing for the last couple of months! I did get a nice rack of American ribs in though. Last week for p-day we went over to the nice side of Santiago into a big new mall and we found an Applebees! So we all got a full rack of ribs, and man they were expensive! But they were super good! Don't know if it is cause I have not eaten good meat in a year or what, but they sure made me happy! So that was a pretty good start to the week that helped me make it through! This week was not quite as crazy, but it was still super crazy. We had another house get broken into last night. That has been happening a lot - not sure what is going on! So that has been fun trying to figure all that stuff out! And also President told me he wants to move the mission office to another nicer part of the city as soon as we can, so I have to find an office to buy and 6 apartments for all office missionaries and the senior couples and stuff, so that is gonna be quite the project figuring all that out! But it should be fun. Last night I had a meeting with some big shot guy named Jose Gurruchaga up in his penthouse to figure out the new office stuff. It was the same one I had been to a few weeks ago. But this time he had recently returned from New York and he brought some baked goods and root beer for us from the States, haha. Pretty good stuff! I definitely am getting spoiled when it comes to the food, while being in the office. When I was in the field, I never dreamed I would be eating some of the stuff I have like ribs and stuff, haha... blessings of being in the office! But anyway, it was pretty cool when we were up in the meeting with the guy because we started talking about the church and the whole reason we were looking for apartments and just about the missionary work. We were able to teach all of lesson 1 and stuff, and he told us he had always been really interested in our church. He said it is crazy how many people flock to your church and they become such good people when they are in it. He said he has been in many different churches and has never seen nothing like that before, and he said there must be something to it. And that he would love to be part of something like that. He said he wanted us to come back after he got back from New York again and talk more about it, with some cheesecake from the States! So I am pretty excited for when that happens, haha. It has been really good to share the gospel with people who I am doing business with and stuff. I think it is preparing me a lot by teaching me how to be able to share the gospel with people when I am back in the real world and not wearing a badge.
Yesterday we just got news that Elder Holland will be coming to our mission in November, so that should be pretty sweet! We are all looking forward to that one!
Well, I hope everyone is doing good! I really am doing great and lovin what I am doing!
Have a great week this week!
Les quiro mucho,