This week we had a ton of meetings so that was pretty fun. We also had interchanges and in one I was with a new elder from Peru. It is funny because his Spanish is so different than the Chilean Spanish! It was funny to listen to him speak and then he wanted me to help him with his English! He was asking me SO many questions and wanted me to answer in English. We had a good time!
We really haven't had much success this past week. I'm sure it's because of the freakin Copa America which is on right now. Everyone is glued to their TV's when the game is on and no one will leave their homes. It gets pretty crazy!
Thanks for all the prayers. I have definitely received help on my mission from Heavenly Father. I know a lot of that help comes from all your prayers from home. Don't stop praying!
Elder Colin Eyre
This Week From Elder Colby Eyre in Santiago Chile:
Hey guys this week has been pretty awesome! We have been able to bring members with us on our contacts which always makes the lessons better. We have been working hard! Sometimes contacting can be pretty boring but fun at the same time because you see a lot of funny things. We were in the rich area of our sector this past week. Contacting the rich can be hard because their homes are like a mile away from their fence haha, so its hard to talk to them. Everyone deserves to have their chance to hear the gospel so we do it anyway! After contacting for like 2 hours we went to go eat lunch in a grocery store. As we were waiting for our food this lady came up to us and started talking in a real quiet voice. She said she has been less active and that she and her husband who isn't a member have been reading the Book of Mormon every night. Then she explained to us that she would love if we could "happen" to be at this ladies house, who is a member in our sector on the same night that she and her husband would be there. She said she would love for the missionaries to meet her husband in a casual way. It was so awsome to think how the Lord put us in this ladies path at just the right time. We haven't had the chance to make a day when we can make this "happen" yet but we plan to this coming week!
I know that the Lord has a plan for every thing and the fact that he helped us to be eating lunch at that right moment I know is not by coincidence. I know that the Holy Ghost guided us to her. I know that our Father in heaven loves each and every one of us and wants the best for us. He put the gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth to help us and guide us back to him. I love all you guys back home have a great week!
Elder Colby Eyre