Monday, November 1, 2010

Dulce or Travesura!

Hello eveyerone!
  This week was a pretty good week. On Tuesday we got to go to the temple so that was really cool, like always. I also got my halloween package on Tuesday which was a nice treat. On Wednesday we got to listen to a general authority, Elder Corbridge, from the Seventy. He's also in the Area Presidency here in Chile. But that was a really cool experience. He talked to us a lot about having to understand the gospel. That our investigators need to understand it, like really understand it, and they'll never refuse being baptized. So it was cool and we'll probably work on what he told us. He talked to us for a long time though, like a total of at least 4 hours. So it was good.
  Interesting news though, so all the elders that would be leaving at the end of the change are leaving a week early, so they can be home for Thanksgiving. As a result, President has made this change a week shorter, so now the change ends the 21st of November. Only a five week change, so the next one will be 7 weeks I think. Pretty weird. But we'll see what happens.
  This last week was very very strange in terms of weather. The beginning of the week was blazing hot, the middle was as cold as the winter with rain all day, and this weekend was once again blazing hot. Funny story though. So the day it rained, it was not cloudy in the morning when we left. So we took our bikes out thinking no big deal. We were on the way to an appointment and it started to rain, but luckily we were close, and we got into the house without getting very wet. We were in there a bit, and the rain had stopped. So we left, and of course, it began to rain like crazy again. And we were far from home. So we just decided to ride as fast as we could, to get home (it was nighttime too). So there we are, riding in the pouring rain for 30 minutes straight (normally like a 45 min ride). So we got home exhausted and soaking wet, and with mud all over our shirts and faces from the rain flying off the front tire as we rode. Those are the fun times in the mission :)
  Our investigators are doing good. Our baptism for the 14th, Marianela, is still doing really good. We had a family home evening with her last Monday and we're having another tonight. She's still doing amazing in the gospel and has accepted everything and is ready to get baptized in two weeks. She didn't come to church though, cuz she went to the South to visit her family for the weekend.(todays a holiday. Theres like one a month here). And we also had some nice progress with someone else finally! We've been teaching a family, of Veronica(mom), Javiera(daughter), and Vicente(son). And on Sunday they came to church! It was so cool to see them walk in because we had thought that they had let us down, but a few minutes after the meeting started they walked in and stayed almost the whole time. So that was really cool. It seems like they liked it a lot. We have a meeting with them on Wednesday and we're gonna see how they felt and stuff. But Sunday was really good cuz we got them to come to church for the first time.
  And yesterday was Halloween, but it wasn't really that exciting. It's still growing here into an acceptable holiday. There's kids that go out and trick or treat and stuff (the subject of the email is what they say instead of trick or treat), but it's just on a lot smaller scale. Also, the hoodlums like to go out and throw eggs at things, for example the buses as they go by. So that was last night.
  And that was basically our week. We saw some good things happen with investigators and are hoping to find some more this week, we're in need of it. Everythings going great here in Chile, I love it here and I love the mission. Hope you're all doing well! Til next week,

Elder Aaron Mayberry
P.S. I attatched some bike riding pictures for your enjoyment. The third ones my favorite :D

1 comment:

  1. I love this picture too! I love your rain
    adveneture, you are a lot more detail than Elder Costner, he didn't mention a thing about riding in the heavy rain at night in a rural area for 30 minutes straight, being soaked and wet and covered with mud. You elders will have stories to tell when you get home. We are proud of your hard work and your righteous desire to serve a mission. Just want to let you know that you are in our daily prayers.

    Linda Costner