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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, May 19, 2014

Week 28: Weekly Update


We got to do service this week for a member. We painted her kitchen. The week before we got to help her clean and prepare the kitchen to be painted. We love painting! Although we all felt a little dizzy by the time we finished because the odor of the paint was so strong. :P

Friday went to find an investigator of ours, but he wasn’t home and his elderly mom came out of the house. She shouted out at us from her door (and we were a ways away at the fence) that he wasn’t home and then asked if we were Mormons. When we said yes, she began asking some of the typical questions (or more of sayings- people don’t ask, they like to tell us what we believe), such as "you guys don’t believe in the Bible or Jesus Christ.” When we tried to politely say that we do, she would freak out a little and say that she is Evangelical and we Mormons are all big liars and can’t convince her. We just listened calmly and patiently, and tried to talk a little with her. Then she calmed down and started to tell us more about herself, and her life, and why she believes in God - talking quieter and quieter. Towards the end, it was seriously almost impossible to hear her and we were just trying to respond well so she wouldn’t be angry again. In the end, we left off on a good note! She even threw a kiss and wished us blessings! :D  I’m glad we were able to help her reaffirm her faith in Christ and leave a better impression of us missionaries.

That night we had a stake activity that we brought some investigators to. It was called, "Mi Nombre Es", which is a popular show down here where people try to sing as popular artists do. It’s basically a talent show. It was pretty fun to watch. I didn’t know many of the songs, and the couple that were in English didn’t really sound like English. A lot of them could sing quite well, and it was fun to see the members dressed up and so excited. :)

Today, I started off my p-day well by watching some of the fun cartoon Book of Mormon stories with my companion in Spanish, as we ate our breakfast. I also took a nap, so I feel very rejuvenated. As I was sleeping, I dreamed that it was p-day and that my companion cleaned our apartment really well, and then dad came in an old beat up car to take us to the beach. When I woke up, I realized it was still p-day and my companion really had cleaned the whole apartment. lol! Although dad didn’t come to take us to the beach. :(

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