Saturday, June 13, 2015

Week #44 *June 1, 2015

Hey Everyone,

Well this week has been less eventful.  We  washed everything in the house and got rid of the fleas or whatever they were yay!!!!!!!!!!!  We still don’t have hot water most of the time or it is scorching hot, but it has been a fun adventure and heating up water and using a bucket. Really isn’t that bad. It has just become funny really.  We are still looking for a new house, but nothing seems to be for rent and so then we are just going to love our cute little house the way it is.

This week we went to one of the converts houses with our mission president. She has been sick and hasn’t gone to church basically since she was baptized, almost a year ago. So he want to have a lesson with us, since he was the one who  did her baptism interview.  It made me so nervous, but it turned out alright and the lesson was really good. But then she didn’t go to church on Sunday, as her son was sick which was disappointing. We are trying to help her to get active, but she seems to know exactly why she needs to be in church, but things happen every week and she doesn’t go. Please pray for her! She has been through a lot, I mean a whole lot! Her stories are insane and she is sick a lot and it makes it hard to go to church.

Well this week has been a little rougher as the appointments we had fail and due to some trips we had to make to Rancagua and San Fernando, to take care of some visa things. We haven’t had a lot of time to work, but we are really excited to get working really hard this week.  We have an appointment with a mom and daughter named Paula and Maria Paz today. The hermana found them before I got here and taught them once, but due to their schedule, it has been really hard to put another appointment. But they are so nice and so receptive. We are planning on putting a baptism date with them and I really think they are going to say, “yes!”

This week we had a lesson with a daughter of a family of converts. We talked about the importance of her gaining her own testimony, as a lot of missionaries have taught her and she has never really progressed. We just really focused on her gaining a testimony for herself.  The spirit was so strong in that lesson and I am so excited to start working with her.

This week the elders had a baptism and we went to support the Hermana. It was so cool, as her kids and mom had already been baptized, and her son in law was able to baptize her. The spirit was so strong and she was just beaming. She was so happy after she was baptized. She came up out of the water with the biggest smile on her face and tears pouring down her face. It was such a sweet moment to be a part of. It is moments just like that is what makes every hard moment of the mission worth it.

Well I am running out of time but I will write more about the people next week and send more pictures!

Love ya,
Hermana Stringham

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