Hola Amigos y Familia,
So this week has been great!! My spanish is coming along pretty well and the work is moving forward.
This week the investigator that came to the temple with us came to General Conference. He and his dad only came to one session but thats still great. He got to listen to the prophet speak and really understand what our church is all about. We put a baptism date with him and he is going to pray about it. I really hope he accepts becasue he would make a great member of the church. My companion and I are looking to visit him 3 or 4 times a week to read El Libro de Mormon with him.We are trying to get him excited about living the gospel. He is a great person and Ive been praying for him so I hope he can live his life the way Christ wants him to.
Speaking of Conference... OMG!! Its was sooo super awesome! Whats even better is that everyone here loves me so they made sure I could watch part of it in English. I watched the last session in spanish but I understood most of what was going on so thats good. Although it was great Im going to print off the talks so that I can study them better.
My companion is great!! She knows so much about the gospel and helps me with things I never knew before. This week we both have been studying alot on charity and love. We just got a new district leader in our district and I was kind of upset. Well lets just say that there is a bunch of things happening in Santiago right now. Anyways, I didnt really like the new DL and I was just having bad thoughts, not being a very good missionary. So I saw I needed to change and I read in Preach My gospel about charity and love. It said that God loves all of us and we are required to love everyone just the same as he loves us. Even if they have things that you dont agree with. At the end it said, "pray unto the father with all the energy of heart, that [we] may be filled with this love" (Moroni 7:48). So thats what I did... Guess what??? I love the new DL now haha. Its amazing what Heavenly Father can do when you ask.
So story time... sit back and relax because when I tell you this you will be out of your seat. So this week my companion and I went to visit a lady in the branch that is less active. We were having a very good lesson with her and were reading the Book of Mormon with her. As when were reading she gets up in the middle and walks to her back yard. Doesnt say a word,just walks to the back yard. She proceeds to grab a broom stick from her yard. She walks to the front of her house where he dog is laying in the grass and proceeds to beat her dog. She not only hit him once, not twice, not even three times, four would be far to little, but five times!! My face dropped to the floor!! I couldnt believe what I just saw!! Poor dog! All my companion had to say was "fix your face". She came back in and acted like nothing happened. All I can say is WOW!!
-Love Hermana Patrick
So we went to a lesson and the lady gave us a sugar cane lol.. Its pretty good!!