This week was awesome. My new companions are great! We get along really well and the time is flying by. The new area here is awesome. The members are great and the ward is really well run and the investigators we have are also really good and a lot of fun. They are really energized and joke around all the time and are super funny. I really can’t explain it in words. You would have to come with me to visit them and you would understand. We have one investigator that loves the church and knows it is true but he is so crazy!
So his mother-in-law came over and we were talking about the restoration and our investigator Alexis comes out of nowhere with this example of how there is only one true church. He stuck his hand up with the back of his hand facing his mother in law and put his other hand on top but with the palm facing down so that the palm of the top hand only touched the middle finger because the middle finger is longer than the other fingers. Then he said, “Mother in law, there is only one true church. All the churches point up to God like my fingers but only one touches heaven! And it is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!” Then he grabbed his pinky and said “Mother in Law, you are like this finger here! Not even close!” It was so funny! We were all dying laughing. He did the whole thing in a really funny way so that his mother-in-law was not offended.
Another great thing that happened this week was that on Friday we were walking to an investigators house and as we passed through some houses I saw a lady outside on her porch that looked really familiar and then I realized that it was Sister Sara Castillo from Easter Island! I remembered that she had a house here in Santiago but I forgot that it was here in Alberdi! She was the Relief Society President on Easter Island and she came to Santiago a few weeks ago with three other sisters to do Temple Baptisms. One of those three was Maria Tuki, my convert. So she let us in and we talked for a while! It was so awesome. The first thing she told me was that I looked skinny, ha! It was so weird to see her. She went to church here in Santiago yesterday and she goes back to the island in about 2 weeks. She is doing great and told me all about what was happening on the island. Those are some of the stories of the week!