Monday, May 5, 2014

Teaching English

Sector- Batuco, Chile
Companero- Elder Pereira
Carta #35

Wow sounds you guys had a hard time putting that new kitchen sink in!!! hahah but it looks pretty sick!!! where is Digueno Middle School? I don't even know the middle schools at all hahah all I know is that he has to go to LCC or hes gonna be a looooseerr hahah cuz LCC is where its at haha!

Wow mom it sounds like you have a toonnn of responsibilities all the time!! your working and volunteering for everything!! haha how do you do it allll!?

Haha and that sounds like a greaaat day surfing I cant wait till I can surf again haha that's gonna be the best! I miss it so badd the beach is only an hour away, haha maybe ill go for a quick seshhhhh just one ;) hahah

This week has been good! We had a ton of success this week and that was such a miracle!! We started to do English classes because everyone here in Chile wants to learn English!! so we started that up and through that we got like 4 new investigators but we definetely need more people to go to the classes becasue only like 5 go right now. But it was super hard to teach english for the first time because they asked all these questions about the grammar and I never even think when I'm talking english so it was super hard to explain at first but I have started to study more for the classes so that I can explain it better ha. And we go to the ¨fería¨ every saturday and advertise our free English Classes. The feria is like a street fair that seriously everybody goes to! So we are hoping to have more and more people go every week! The other missionaries told us that through their English classes they got like 5 baptisms so I hope that its successful!

This week we had a family home evening with a family that the daughter is only a member and the rest of the family like the missionaries but they don't have any interest in the church or anything. But we got them to do a family home evening with us and it was super cool. We played a game where you put the name of a famous person on your forehead and you have to go guessing who it is and stuff. But then after we shared a message about Heavenly Father. We shared the mormon message "Earthly Father Heavenly Father" which talks about the relationship that heavenly father has with us... and the spirit was there sooo strong and afterwards we all talked about what we thought and we taught what the video was teaching and you could feel the spirit there super strong. After, they agreed to start participating in the lessons and stuff so I hope that we can make progress with this family!!! it was cool because there's like 8 people in the family that arent baptized and they were all there that night which is super hard to do so it was really cool!

We also have an investigator that really wants to get baptized but she is living with her boyfriend and they have two kids together. That is like the biggest problem in Chile is that no one ever wants to get married haha and even people who have been living together for like 20 years dont want to get married. But she really does not want to marry her boyfriend becausae she says that he was always mean to her and stuff but she also doesn't want to leave him. So the situation is super annoying haha We have been trying to convince her to try to make things better to improve the relationship but she is so stubborn and does not want to forgive him for how mean he was in the past. Even though he is trying to be better now. So its super hard but were working on her!! haha that is pretty much what is happening in Batuco!! Its a great sector and we have great investigators!! I hope that you guys have a great week!!!

I love you guys!!!
Elder Nate Dirkmaat

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