Serving an LDS Mission in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Interesting Week

This week was a little interesting. We only taught 9 lessons all week but it went by way fast. Basically every time we went by the person we had a lesson with, they weren't home. That happened ALL week. One day we didn't teach at all because literally no one was home. Nevertheless (that word is fun to use), we got a lot done. We found some new people to teach and taught a former JW the Plan of Salvation - that was a fun lesson. For about 20 minutes we had to explain why Jehovah is Jesus. We also had to explain everything very simply but in great detail at the same time. Gotta love the people that know a ton about the Bible.
Oh, we also had the worst lesson of my life. Haha I literally started laughing when I read mom's letter and the part about "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and how Mecham used it all the time to teach people about families and marriage. I laughed because we decided to use it to do just that with an awesome family that we found last week. Well, the lesson died. Completely. Like burst into flames while falling off the Grand Canyon, strapped to a shark and a rocket which is heading for a volcano. That kind of died. We walked into the house and the table was covered with food so that we could eat 11 [lunch] with them. We did that and all was well, except for the fact that we were running short on time. In the first lesson the dad told us that at one point they were going to get married but because of the mother-in-law they didn't, so we thought, "´The Family´ would be perfect for them" so we started to read it with them. That is when everything died. To sum everything up - the mom basically never wants to get married and the whole time we are pretty sure that she felt like we were attacking her. The dad and kids were fine with everything but she is the person that lays down the law in that house........We then had to fix everything and at the end everyone was happy and in a good mood. We set another appointment (which is actually for today) then left. So today we are going to see what damage control we still need to do......Gotta love it when lessons don't go as planned.
That's basically what happened this week in a nutshell. We had fun washing our mamita´s car. My comp is wearing a jumpsuit thing that a lot of people here use when they are working on their cars. Our mamita didn't want us to get dirty so she let us use them. I didn't use it though ;)

Elder W**  He's one of the other elders in the ward.

my comp, our Ward Mission Leader, his son, and me in the back of their family´s small car: You can't see them, but up front is his wife and their 2 daughters. They live next door to us so they gave us a ride home.

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