Monday, December 23, 2013

Matthew 10:16 - "Wise as serpent, Harmless as dove"

Hey family!

How is everyone doing?  I bet that all the houses are decorated and all the presents wrapped (in the Weidman home we all procrasinated until Christmas eve to wrap the presents).  I seriously can´t believe Christmas has come again, or that it is a different day for the world.  We have already started setting up many appointments for Tuesday and Wednesday, but we do it without realizing that they are special holidays because they are normal days for us.  Many investigators and members have said ¨Come on Tuesday or Wednesday¨ and we accept the invitation without realizing that they are inviting us to celebrate Christmas with them.  Our minds are set in missionary mode where all the days have the same schedule and purpose.  It´s actually hilarious to see the peoples reaction when they try to understand the life of a missionary.  Those who have a strong testimony and conversion understand the importance of serving a mission with all heart, might, mind, and strength. 

I know that we will talk in a few days so I just want to give a quick update on the investigators.  Pablo still has the same problem with his wife.  He is afraid to tell her that wants to be baptized into the Church but he is gradually mustering up the courage by praying and reading the Book of Mormon.  We have a few new investigators that have a lot of potencial now!  There is a family that Elder Sosa and I contacted a few months back who have now reactivated themselves into the church.  Everyone in the family was baptized a few years back except for the dad because he didn´t want anything to do with the church.  He recently told us that he has seen a huge change in his son, Javier, due to the church, and now he has accepted lessons from us.  We are also teaching the boyfriend of Javier´s sister, who´s name is Cristian.  Yesterday we had an amazing lesson with him and Antonio and they shared their opinions about baptism and the church.  Antonio believes that it is the church that he and his family should participate in.  Cristian has a past full of mistakes and he loves the feeling that he has when he talks with us about the Gospel.  He wants to change his life and already knows that the Church is the key.  He says that he wants to be baptized when he know 100% that he will continue in this path for the rest of his life. They both have true desires to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know the truth.

Elder Sosa was called to a different area in Viña which means that I received a new companion.  His name is Elder Brown and he is a great, hardworking missionary from Orem, Utah.  We have already seen miracles here in Quillota and know that more will come as we obediently work. 

I hope that everything is good with the family!  Talk to you in 2 days!

Elder Weidman

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