Buenos Dias Todos!
This week was a interesting week with very little mission work.
Monday we had P-day and then had a FHE with the bishop, some recent converts, and with some new members that moved here. It was fun and our converts are doing well.
On Tuesday we had to clean a house all day because the sister missionaries are moving out, and it is the zone leaders job to prepare it to be turned in to the Owner (And I thought cleaning my room was tough!)
On Wednesday we had changes and went to Viña in the bus. We got there just in time for the meeting and went and sat down. I am staying in Coquimbo with my new awesome companion Elder N. He is American but his parents are from Tonga so he is huge, funny, happy, and doesn't look like a gringo. We work very well together and it is going to be a great change :)
After changes we had to stay in Viña because my companion had a meeting on Thursday. While my companion was in his meeting on Thursday I went with some other zone leaders to go to Valparaiso to go visit my converts!!! It was the best and I was so happy to see them! They are pretty good. They had stopped participating so much in the church because the missionaries arent visiting them. It was hard to hear that, but we had a good lesson about enduring to the end and doing the little things. It was just what they needed. If you could pray for them that would be great.
Friday we had Counsel of Mission Leaders with president and it was good. All the numbers in the mission are dropping and it was a good presenation on the need to be good leaders to help the missionaries be focussed on finding people to teach always. I learned alot and had some good spiritual promptings.
Friday night we were going to take the bus from 6 at night until 2 in the morning, but somehow we missed the bus and the next one didnt leave until 11:30 at night. So we traveled from 11:30 until 5:30 in the morning, got to the appartment at about 6 and opened the door to a surprise. As I walked in I almost stepped in... Yeah thats right... Cat Poop!. Inside the appartment there was cat poop meaning only 1 thing... There was a cat in the appartment. We went looking at all the windows and they were all shut. After looking for a half hour we found a cat hiding under one of the beds and chased it out of the appartment. It had been inside for 3 days!! It must have got in during the day and when we shut the windows in the nighttime it couldnt leave.
After chasing the cat out of the appartment we took a good half hour nap until 7 and then we woke up and worked.
My comp is awesome, we dont have any investigators yet, but we will find some soon :)
Stay Golden! love you tons!
Elder Nielson :)