Friday, July 17, 2015

dun..dun.. transfers

Hey Everyone!!

One of the missionaries here in chivay is going home (Elder Yglesias).
I have been with him for 6 months here in chivay and i dont think im
closer with any other latino in the mission. Its going to be hard to
say goodbye to him, we have been through it all together.

This week was great, we had 14 investigators come to our english class
and 4 came to church! We decided to have a BBQ for the fourth of July
and it was great. We ate hamburgers, hotdogs, lemonade, lays chips and coke!
haha It was great for our investigators to get to know the church and
our members. We played capture the flag and had a good time.

We have a less active family of 7 that i have been working with since
i got here. They sell chicken to every restaurant in chivay so
everyone depends on them. They cant shut their store so they never
come to church.  We have visited them in their store alot but they
have never let us go to their house and teach them. We have decided
just to serve them and go over in the mornings and organize the
shelves in their store. After a couple of weeks we gained their
confidence and for the first time in 6 months we had a lesson/family
home evening with them yesterday. We made french toast and talked with
them. We decided that those that dont work are going to come this
sunday and they are going to change every week! (its a start)

We had a "cool" suprise. It started raining for the first time in 2
months and at night it turned into snow. We ran up to our roof in our
pajamas like kids on christmas, the whole village was white the next
day! It was a christmas miracle in july! We had a snow ball fight with
the other elders and made snow angels. Turns out that it hasnt snowed
like that here since 1995.

This may or may not be my last week here! Either way im going to work
my hardest. I love chivay and i love all the members here. Im grateful
for all the experiences that i have had here and the people i have got
to know. The mission is great and my testimony is growing everyday.
Have a great week!

-Elder Diederich

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