hey guys! this week we had the largest miracle we have ever seen here in departemental! cachen...
so oldham and i had literally everything fall all at once. we had a cita with one of our friends named Horacio and his family at 8, so we thought that we would do some contacting before the cita. no one even looked at us nor wanted to talk to us, rip. so we went to the cita with horacio and get this. we get there at 7 ish. he tells us, in english, that he wanted us to eat DINNER WITH HIM. DINNER DOESNT EXISTS HERE IN CHILE MIND YOU. he said,"ah ya we are going to make some stake tacos and i am going to have my venezuelan friends cook us the meat and make the tacos" OOOHH MY GOSH. IT WAS PROBABLY THE BEST FOOD I THINK I HAVE HAD IN MY TIME HERE IN CHILE. while in the kitchen, horacio had to go to the hospital to pick up his fiance because she got her finger smashed and they needed to operate on it (or something like that). so, while he left to grab his wife, we talked to his venezuelan friends whose names are Walter, Franmier, and Alejandra. they all live in Horacios house and they only had about 3 days in chile when we talked to them. Horacio was literally trying to find his wife in the hospital for like an hour and a half, so we got to know his friends super good! (i was really anxious because being in a house for more than an hour is kind of a no no, but we couldnt let this opportunity slip). we found out that they literally left everything they had in venezuela and sold their house/cars/food/clothes/phones to try and come to chile so they could have a better life. we invited them to sit on the lesson that we were going to be teachign horacio and his fiance, so they all came in and we taught about 6 people all at once the restoration. I FELT LIKE AN APOSTLE TEACHING SO MANY PEOPLE ALL AT ONCE. but everyone absolutely loved the restoration and horacio actually helped us teach it to his family members!! it was so cool! they said that they are all going to come to church this next week, and we are literally so so so so excited for them!!! ahh!!
a lot of you have been asking me how i am feeling while i am finishing the mission and i can honestly say that im scared and sad and excited and happy and anxious and literally every single emotion that you can think of. i LOVE the mission with all my heart and i love being able to pass by for all of my friends and help them understand the power of the gospel, but i also am literally so exhausted and almost cant move my legs anymore lol. to give you a concrete response, i am sad that i am going to end this chapter in my life but excited to see what the future has in store for me!
lvoe you guys so much!
countdown: 4.5 weeks
Elder Karson Wattles
Chile Santiago South Mission
apartado postal No. 544
San Bernardo, Chile