Serving an LDS Mission in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Area: Valparaíso!!!

Changes!!! So yes, I was changed. Haha and I just happened to go to the one place that Mom didn't want me to go......Valparaíso!!! I LOVE it here even though we are climbing giant staircases and steep roads ALL day. So you remember how we always bugged Dad for his saying "it was uphill both ways". Turns out that in Valpo that saying is 100% true. In order to go down you must first go up. Yes, it makes no sense whatsoever but it is true. To describe Valpo just think of a giant San Francisco but bigger, longer, and steeper hills. San Francisco is the baby of Valpo.
My ward is O´Higgins. We are in charge of 3 of the hills with a random no-name hill in between 2 of them. So like 3 and 1/2. The hills have names - yes, you navigate Valpo by asking for the hill name. Mine are San Roque, Ramaditas, and Roquant. My new comp isn't so new. Elder Gardner, my old comp from the MTC! This is his 5th change here so it's almost 100% certain that we´ll only be together for one change, so we are making the most of it while we have time.
As for this area, we have an investigator, R**, with a baptismal date for the 7th of February. He is currently quitting smoking and drinking and is having lots of success with it! The other day we taught him about tithing which is hard for a lot of people to understand and accept here in Chile (actually, in the world probably). He understood it completely and readily accepted the invitation to pay it after his baptism!! It's amazing how the Lord prepares people to accept the restored gospel.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! Wow, you're old  <3  ;)
Love you all!
Elder Groneman

just one of the views from my sector and not even the best one

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