Monday, October 19, 2015

Week 64 - The Weeks Are Flying By!!

Hello Friends and Family!!

The weeks are FLYING by!! Seriously! I feel like every time I close my eyes another week has gone by!!  Our branch is already getting ready for Christmas! The branch choir already started practicing!! The director of the choir isn't a member so we can participate too as we teach the director :)  We are singing a song called "Arrurru." It is so hard to sing!! Even the Chileans have difficulty because of all of the RR´s involved haha but it's super fun :)

This week, we decided that we were going to mix it up a bit and play a game as we knocked doors.  We played "Guess who lives in that house."  So we look at a house and, from the things that we could see about the house, we chose a name to ask if ___ lived there :)  It was fun!! At one house, we decided to ask for Juán and the man who opened the door said..."You don't know his last name?" And when we said that we didn't know, he told us that he asks because there is one Juán that lives right in front of his house and another who lives about 3 houses down! haha! So we received 2 referrals :P haha But this man's name was Hugo and he told us that he doesn't believe in religion because they are all just in it for the money. He questioned why there would not be just one answer to everything if there is only one God.  He also said that the "pastors" now-a-days just decide one day that they want to start a church and they do it... he asked "Who calls them to be a pastor?"  These are all questions that we as missionaries LOVE to hear!! We explained to him that he is exactly right! That the people on this earth today have changed what is now known as religion.  Jesus Christ had established his church on the earth when he was here and after his death, the human race began to change his teachings according to what they wanted instead of what God wanted for them.  That is why there are so many churches on the earth today.  People have been trying to get as close as possible to the truth, but can't do it without the authorization of God! So we shared with him what we know about the Restoration of the Gospel! We shared our testimonies with him that the church of Jesus Christ, the same one that he established when he was here on the earth, is here again! And that we can receive so many blessings from this gospel!!  I know that it is true!! Because I have felt these blessings in my life!  I don't know if we will be able to see Hugo again because it was a miracle that we found him at home when we did because he works outside of the city but I know that he felt the truthfulness of our words.

We are going to have an activity in our branch to help the members feel more comfortable going out to teach with us.  We made a funny video about all of the things not to do when you go to a lesson with the missionaries.  Things like fall asleep in the lesson, play on your phone while we are teaching, teach false doctrine, talk waaaay too much, cry every 3 seconds...etc.  The members that helped us in the video did such a good job!! It is going to be hilarious!! :) I'm so excited to see it in the activity! :)

I love you guys so much!!
Hermana Harvey
Look! Giant people in Puerto Montt!

We went walking in Puerto Varas and it was beautiful! We also saw some pretty interesting things :P

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