Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FELIZ AÑO NUEVO,

So I remember when I wrote you guys last time... even though it was last year.. (ba dum tss) My dad jokes have not stopped in case anyone was wondering. They´re just more funny to me now because Latinos don´t really understand that kind of humor and so I just have to laugh to myself. Which I do often. If you can laugh at yourself you can laugh all the time.. or at least I can.

I hope you guys had the best new year ever. We had un año nuevo super tranquillo. We ate desserts with the bishop and his family and hit the sack early. The holidays are taken very seriously here in chile. Nobody works because they need to rest! So that means that everyone is home with their families during the holidays. It´s also legit because if there is a holiday on a sunday that means it starts on saturday and lasts til monday or tuesday... just so you get the most out of it! 

We have seen some small miracles this week as we have focused ourselves in talking with everyone possible. Whether it´s a guy out on a park bench or little kids with a soccer ball in the streets (thats not so hard for me) we talk to them. We found a lady who had met with missionaries about 2 years ago but was never baptized because she wanted to do it with her family. But now she told us she is ready to do it with or without them. We were excited to hear that because we know about how the example of a mother can change a family. I know I was blessed with that example and though others weren´t they still have the chance to make the difference for their children.

We are teaching a little girl named florencia who is 10 years old, she reminds me of abby so I enjoy teaching her. We draw a lot to help her understand what´s going on. Her family is less active but want to come back to church so that´s awesome. her little brother is named leo and has a dirty mouth so I am learning some good words to avoid from him. But I do magic tricks for him when he is nice so he´s slowly improving.

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                        (Flashback video of Clayton performing magic at the Ward Talent Show in 2008)

Enjoy the snow, and enjoy the holidays. Keep on keepin on. 

As our stake president here in olimpo told us the other day ´rip it up´

Elder Holdstock

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