Hola familia y amigos!
Este semana literalmente fue LLENO de milagros. Little ones and big ones. Seriously, EVERY DAY I pause for a second and think to myself, "It is SUCH a privilege to be here!" Every day! haha I LOVE MY LIFE PEOPLE! :)
Yep, the food is the same! Pasta, meat. Pasta meat bread. Pasta bread meat potatoes. Pasta. hahaha :) We eat with one member once a week. He's the Gospel Principles Teacher! Hermano Falcon. 25 people came to church yesterday, and ya. Our branch is little :)
Yep! We still do our laundry by hand! And we will for the rest of our missions because washing machines are like, non-existant. haha ;) Laundry is a constant thing. You can't just do it on P-day, that's for sure.
In our apartment is just Hermana Espinoza and me! And our apartment is pretty nice compared to the rest of the mission! Word has it that it's the nicest in the mission. Maybe its a little gift from the President for serving in Campo. Which doesnt make sense, people always are saying that they don't like campo, but I LOVE it! LOVE!!! haha I am so in love with Chacabuco.
I was also thinking about how I can help people to gain a testimony (and be converted) for themselves. Sometimes (all the time) I just want so badly to force people to know that these things are true, because I do! With all my heart! But how does a person gain their own testimony of truth? The answer to that is--they need to act! I gained (and am gaining) my testimony of different aspects of the Gospel through living them. I know tithing is a commandment of God and that we are blessed for paying it because I have payed it! I know that prayer is real and that it works because I do it! I know the Book of Mormon is true with all my heart because I read and study it daily. We as missionaries can't force people to have testimonies (no matter how much I want them to have one), but we can help them to act. To actually live by the principles we teach them. That's how they gain a testimony.! Not to mention the Spirit bearing witness that these things are true. Then conversion comes when they on a constant basis apply their testimony and what they learn at church to their daily lives. It becomes a part of them when they apply these things constantly.