Happy 18th of September!!! This is the Independence Day in Chile, but it’s not just 4 July in Spanish! Imagine 4th of July for 4 days (were getting closer) but now imagine the amount of food as thanksgiving (almost there) with all kinds of games ranging from kites (they adore kites) to catch the pig (live pig mind you) rolled in oil : ) And that my friends is 18 in Chile : )
And we worked right on through it... or tried to : ) As in no one has time to talk to us and THERE IS NOT A SOUL in the streets! But 19 we got to go to a ward party for the day! It was so much fun! We ran and played games and ate and everyone under the age of 20 tried to teach me how to cartwheel...... I now still don´t know how and every part of my body is sore including my pride: )
This week we found Requilme! She is so prepared! She is a little older (60?) and lives with her brother. She told us that she has been missing something in her life and that she felt like she was in a boat in a storm. We got to share Ether 12 4 which has great imagery about boats.
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.
I testify that each and every one of you can anchor in Christ and in that hope he offers us!! He is at the door we just need to open it!
This week I finally realized the importance of the sacrament! (that bread and water we receive during church). I tell everyone that I meet that through the sacrament we can be 100% clean and forgiven but I don´t think I have ever really felt that. But during church this week I was worried, there are just so many things I did wrong or didn´t do, but as I partook of this sacrament those words I had told so many people came back to me and I knew that I had been truly forgiven for those things! How amazing is that?! I have so much gratitude for the love and forgiveness that Christ has for us!
Hna Carr and I are READY to rock! I just know this is going to be a Transfer chuck full of miracles and success!
Sed de buen animo!