Serving an LDS Mission in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mi querido familia. ¿Cómo están? Espero que estén bien

Mi querido familia. ¿Cómo están? Espero que estén bien. Se escucha como si todos.............[My dear family. How are you? I hope that you are well. You'll hear if all...] 
Ya, okay I won't write in Spanish. I should send a message in pure Chilean Spanish just so that when you send it through Google Translate it won't work    ;P
Anyways, all's going well here. It's rained the past few days here, so, of course, every Chilean hid inside their home and made scones (the Chilean version). Now I am very aware of how worn out my shoes are. Haha the good part of walking all day is that the water in your shoes eventually gets warm and keeps your feet warm too   :)
E* went to church yesterday! Finally! They haven't been going for the last few weeks. Haha it made me laugh that of all the weeks to go, they go when it rains which is when the majority of the other members don't go to church. Oh the irony. The gpa said that starting in 2 weeks they are going to start staying for the 3 hours sí o sí. If all goes well and there aren't any random surprises (which there always are) E** should be baptized some time in May.
Last night the rain actually helped us. We were walking down the deserted street and we see this guy just standing calmly under the overhanging of a building. Yes! Someone to talk to! We started talking to him and he told us that he was waiting for the rain to let up so he could walk to his house (he didn't have an umbrella). Haha he´s trapped - perfect! We start teaching him and he actually got really excited and wanted us to go to his house another day so that we could teach his family. In the end we walked with him to his house so that we would be able to find it in the future because he didn't know the direction because they had just moved there. Hopefully we can find it and teach the whole family!
When there is rain and wind, please be sure to secure the ends of your umbrella. It's not that fun when it flips inside-out and instead of blocking the rain, it acts as a personal resoviour (ya, spelling. I know.....)
Les Quiero! [Love you!]
Elder Groneman

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