Buenos Dias Todos!
This week was a great week full of tons of work and little sleep! I am so tired, but so happy with what we have accomplished! A week full of new investigators, lessons, contacts, and street raps to get us pumped :)
This week we had the challenge of finding a new investigator every day to find a total of 7 new investigators and we did it!!! We didn't find 1 new a day but we did find a total of 7 new investigators!!
We found a family whose dad is an inactive member and his wife (SHE IS MARRIED!!!! WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF FINDING A COUPLE WHO IS MARRIED IN CHILE!! WOOHOO!!) and his son who is 10. They are very good and have shared with the missionaries before, but didn't understand the lessons at all. We are now teaching them and they are understanding more and more every day :) Pray for them please :)
We have been doing tons and tons of contacts which is good to find new people to teach, but at the same time people are pretty mean and after hours of doing them it wears you out a little. But my companion is a boss at beat boxing so to relax we will do freestyle raps :) It is really fun and my freestyle skills are getting better every day ;) When they are good enough to brag about we will send you a video :) But anyways yesterday we were kinda frustrated with the day so we decided to do rap offs between companionship's. So my comp would pretend to be a different missionary and I would pretend to be that other missionaries companion and we would have a rap off using the characteristics of the missionaries to make the raps funny and awesome :) It was hilarious and made my day. Then with our spirits lifted we did more contacts and found some good future investigators.
This week we had the awesome opportunity of watching a worldwide missionary capacitation. It is the first one they have had in more than 10 years. I learned a lot from the apostles and 70's who gave capacitations. They spoke a lot about having faith, focusing on bringing the spirit into lessons, inviting less actives and recent converts to share with their friends and family, and seeing people as they really are. It was a great capacitation and it really motivated the missionaries.
This week I had a great experience with prayer. I was on interchanges with an Elder who is kind of new, but isn't like me at all ha ha. He is from a family where he hasn't had to work hard, has been given everything, and expects everything to be given to him. It was hard in the beginning because he is known for just following his companion around, but as a zone leader in interchanges you have to make things happen. I was kinda bummed that we didn't have any appointments which makes it hard to have success. But I remembered the advice of the sister missionaries when I asked them what they did to have so much success. They said they prayed to give thanks, and prayed to find, and then after finding prayed to give thanks again. With that in mind I decided to pray. After praying we kept working and achieved some little things, like giving out a book, I said another prayer of thanks and asked for more guide. We went and taught a lesson and the investigator accepted a baptismal date. We left and I said a prayer of thanks and prayed for more guide. That day I received many instructions from the spirit in order to help me help the elder progress, find new people to teach, and to have success in that day. I know that if we pray, not just one time, but many times, and not just asking, but also giving thanks, that Heavenly Father will bless us with what we need and with happiness :)
I love you all! Stay Golden!
MC Elder Nielson :)
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