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Sydney is serving a year and a half for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile Concepcion Mission from November 2013 - May 2015.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 18: Dreams Reveal

I’m not feeling so good. I have been quite sick this week, with fever and such, so I don’t know how fast I can write. Bleh.

BUT anyway, picking up from last time...

Tuesday of last last week, I had district class in the morning. Then we got to have lunch in our apartment! Yay! This happens sometimes when the members give us food and for some reason can’t have us at their house that day. We don’t complain because that gives us some relax time! Later that day we taught an older couple who is investigating the church and their evangelical friend. It was an interesting lesson. They were all very respectful and the couple was quite receptive to our lesson. They felt like the Book of Mormon made sense and that the church would need to be restored. So we’re excited for them. :) The evangelical friend had many questions and she was definitely trying to find fault with us. By the end she seemed satisfied and happy with us. :) If nothing else, I just want people to be more understanding of our religion. So it was good. 

I learned in the Living Prophets class, that our generation has been promised that we will all have at least one revelation by dream. Interesting huh?

One of the questions the woman asked was about revelation and if we believe we can receive it, or only our prophet. My companion explained that we can all receive revelation for ourselves and our families. She gave an example from her life about how she had a dream that came true and she believes it was revelation for her family. She said, in short, that she dreamed she saw her young cousins and some nephews playing in a river and she was standing on the other side. She looked down at the river and noticed a big whirlpool. The kids didn’t seem to notice it because there was a big rock in the way. She said in her dream she started yelling for them to watch out, but they didn’t hear her. When she woke up she said she felt confused at first and wasn’t sure what to think about the dream. As she started going about her day, she forgot about it. Later that evening, her family got a call that a cousin had drowned in a river in the country. She then remembered her dream again very clearly. I don’t know why she received the dream as opposed to someone else in her family, or if she was given the dream and she was supposed to help warn them? Or maybe the Lord knew it would be a way to help strengthen her testimony later? I don’t know... interesting though. A lot of people down here have dreams. I think most testimonies or things that are felt are hard to believe unless a person experiences it for themselves. You know?

Anyway, later that day, we had correlation with the mission leader of our ward. We just got a new one, and he is great! He has been very dedicated to his calling and is really trying to do everything he can to fulfill it! :)

Wednesday of last last week I got to help make bread in a little store here. We actually went to teach the woman at the register, since she had asked us to come back another day. She was busy so we asked is we could help. She said no, but maybe her husband might want help making the bread; and he invited us back! We didn’t end up helping much besides for moral support and trying a couple of things. But it was way interesting to watch! The guy has major muscles from making bread all the time. Now I understand why in The Hunger Games the author said Peeta was strong because he was a bread maker. Haha. So that was fun! :)

Visiting the Bakery
Thursday of last last week we visited a family from the church who is awesome and fun. In a way, they remind me of our family a little. They told me lots of fun names of characters in Spanish compared to English, such as:

Bugs Bunny = Conejo de la suerte
Star Wars = La guerra de la galaxia
Goofy = Tribilin
Micky Mouse = Ratton Miguel

And others, but those are the most funny! :)

Friday of last last week we had an interesting experience with the English class. We had two investigators at it. Yay! One even came on the spur of the moment, right before the class started. We found him and told him we have free English classes, then invited him to come. He actually came with us right then! So that was cool. :) 

Saturday last last week, we met an interesting old lady to start off our workday. I don’t have time to tell u all about her right now though. 

And I am out of time AGAIN! I shall eventually catch up.

The Dogs in Chile Appear to Run-a-Muck
Peacock Graffiti
Colorful Buildings
A Rats Nest of Power Lines

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