Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This Week Didn’t Make Any Censed

Surprise I've officially been counted as a part of chile. (The subject line is for all of you that think of lost my pun ability) This week we were censed. So we had to stay in the house until they passed by to count us. Everyone in chile actually had to be in their houses.. it was the law. So everyone was off work and nothing was open and they just had to wait until the census people passed by to do their stuff.

This week has been a good one! We have been working with a guy named Raul who was the very first person Elder Lazo and I found together our first day in the sector. He is 50 years old and lives with his mom Margot. We have started to help him stop smoking. So to try and help we have been doing something active everyday for like 30 mins.. we play soccer.. ping pong.. basketball. we played chess and he kicked our trash... But it has been great to see his progress when we found him he hardly knew how to pray.. now he is asking that the Lord will help him stop smoking! 

His mom is a little more stubborn but the other day she admitted to us that we were starting to convince her.. but we told her that isnt the idea.. haha she showed us a book of mormon that she has had in her closet for like 30 years and has never read it but now she is going to start. 

We have also been teaching a russian orthodox named romina... haha in preach my gospel it talks about that we should try and get people who have converted from the same religion to go to lessons with us... but it has been pretty hard to find and former russian orthodox... She gave us some potatoes and onions and pictures of angels this week.. then we went rushin home. hehe

Steve is our hatiano friend who is awesome. Thankfully he speaks spanish perfectly and so I can actually talk to him. our other hatians are a little harder to teach because neither me nor elder Lazo are fluent in creole.. but we are trying igual... We taught steve about the word of wisdom this week and he was just so excited... haha I have never seen anyone so excited to stop drinking tea in my life. haha he told us he was so glad we told him because he had no idea before hand that God didnt want us to drink coffee or tea but now that he knows he wont ever drink it again.

This week we also ate some brazilian food with an hermana de brazil so shout out  to the cortitiba mission right?? Don't worry mom's is stilll lots better than even the brazilians. 

I hope everyone is just doing swell and learning spanish so we can talk when we get back because I am losing my ability to speak english sooo sorry!

Rip it Upp

Elder Holdstock

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