hey all you peeps! this week has literally been so psycho for elder torres and i. i cannot tell you how much RUNNING we have been doing to try and get to citas on time, now that our sector is literally the size of china. i have been having a pretty bad cough for the past week too, so we are trying to balance the running part and the "coughing up a lung" part lol.
one of the miracles that has happened this week was WE FINALLY ARE TEACHING THE FAMILY OF SOME RECENT CONVERTS IN OUR WARD. alberto and melody, some youth that were baptized a year ago, have been trying to get their parents to take the lessons from the elders forever. we were at albertos house the other day helping him with some of his math homework, and his mom sat down with us and told us,"you know what, i want to learn more. we went to the mormon church in peru when we lived there, and we were never baptized for who knows why. can you teach us?"
we about flipped our lids when they asked us. it is going to be a little bit challenge just because the husband literally works so much, and he has to quit his part time job that he does on sunday, but we are literally so excited to see him progress.
the other miracle that happened this week was we were teaching a less active named john, who decided that he wants to come back to the church. we are going through all the lessons with him, and teaching him about the priesthood and the temple, so he can go and get his endowments taken out, and receive the melch. priesthood. we were in the middle of the law of chastity with him, when his mom comes in with her 25 year old daughter and is like,"yo so um. my daughter wants to learn more about your guys church because she wants to have god more in her life, so i want you guys to teach her and her kids so they can have a church. here you go." she sits down literally right in the middle of the law of chastity lesson and torres and i kind of just look at each other and are like "ummmmm so we dont normally teach people this lesson until a little bit later on, but" and then we literally just taught chastity to a girl who has never even heard the term mormon before. it was super awkward, but she liked the idea. we were able to talk to her a little bit after, and she said that she wants to get closer to god and have a legit change in her life because she has gone through so much and want a way to feel happy in this life. SO COOL.
well i have to go now kids..i will see you all soon!
Elder Karson Wattles
Chile Santiago South Mission
apartado postal No. 544
San Bernardo, Chile