This week was filled with more “World Cup wildness”. So when Chile played against España (Spain), we had to go into our house early. People were yelling and screaming when Chile made a goal and blowing their air horns again. The apartment building shook with every goal that was scored. It truly sounded like the whole country of Chile was cheering. It seems like everyone is usually watching at least one of the games. We don’t get in to see a lot of people because they say that they are busy watching a game. However, there is a fun and exciting atmosphere here because Chile is playing really well.
We had success in church yesterday because a new family that we found went for the first time. It was very exciting because they had missed 3 Sundays in a row and we were about to give up on them but then they showed up. Also about 10 minutes before Sacrament Meeting started the secretary told me that one of the Sacrament Meeting speakers wasn’t going to show up and he asked me to talk. So I talked about following the spirit and being courageous when the spirit directs us. I gave the specific example of using the guidance of the spirit to invite people to listen to the Gospel and I challenged everybody to follow their spiritual impressions to ask their friends and family to share the gospel. It was really a great experience because Spanish was not a problem for me at all. I felt really good after giving the talk because I have come a long way. Other than that we worked hard this week!