Vina Del Mar, Chile

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Week 48: The Potty Dance!

Hola Buenos Dias! :)

This week was a good week, we had some miracles, some spiritual guidance, and some laughs :)

This week I had an experience with the Book of Mormon where I received more testimony on its ability to guide us with exactly what we need. We went to a Family Home Evening with a less active person. We had invited him to read the Book of Mormon and when we asked if he had read he said no. When people say that to us we have to get really sad and have a lesson about why it is important to read The Book of Mormon. It is really frustrating when they don't read because we cant progress with the lessons or help them understand more, because it is pointless to build a house without a base. Anyways we were about to read a part when his mom said "Actually we were reading in a different chapter with you guys last time" I knew that she was wrong, but the spirit told me to do with what she said so we started reading from that chapter. We had decided to read and analyze the part with him so that he could see how to receive guidance from the Book of Mormon and that we can learn a lot in a short amount of time. We started reading and analyzing the part, and it ended up being perfect. It was a part about Lehi being given a book by an angel and being told to read it. After reading it he was "filled with the spirit" and was given warning what to do with his family (Flee to the Desert). That part was perfect because it showed many of the blessing that we can receive by reading the Book of Mormon. It was so powerful because by reading the scriptures, we learned what we receive by reading the scriptures. It was perfect and the spirit was so strong. I know that I was guided by the spirit to agree to read that part so that all of us could see the power and the truth of the Book of Mormon.

This week we found an investigator who is going to get baptized on the 9th of August! :) P is a reference from some members who are coming back to church. He lives with them and has lived with them for a couple years. He is 22 and is basically adopted, but isn't adopted. He lives with them because his parents didn't care about him when he was little so he went to live with his grandma, but she died some years ago so the members invited him to live with them :) He is amazing and has done and kept every invitation that we have given him. He came to church and felt the spirit and felt so good! He is excited for his baptism :)

He also taught us "The bathroom dance." It was a hilarious moment because he was telling us a story about his aunt. One day she was in the bathroom on the second story when there was an earthquake. Because the house was kind of old the bathroom gave out and everything fell to the first floor. When her husband went to check on her she was still sitting on the toilet in shock. She was so shocked that she was staring straight ahead making an "O" with her mouth, making a clicking noise, and rubbing her closed fists together (As if trying to make electricity with your knuckles). It was a hilarious story and even more funny when he re-enacted the dance. We were laughing so hard that we adopted the dance as our happy bathroom dance :)

This week we received the sad news that the sisters in my district are having their sector closed. So now after starting with 4 sister missionaries and 2 elders I am down to 2 elders haha! I don't know what I did wrong! ;) I just hope that I get some more missionaries this next change :)

Changes are this Wednesday so we will see what happens! :)

I love you all! Stay golden!

Elder Nielson :)

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