Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1 knife and 3 plates...and a waffle iron!

"It's been raining like crazy these past few days.  Today it finally stopped, but it was wet, cold, and miserable there for awhile.  It looks like we're going to have a really cold and wet winter.

We've had a really good week.  Our investigators are all doing really well.  Especially Camila.  Poor thing, her boyfriend left for the mission this week and she's been so sad.  But we had a great lesson with her on Friday.  Unfortunately, the rain detered a lot of our investigators from making it to church yesterday, only two showed up.  But this week will be better.  

We had another great meeting with our Bishop.  He's great.

Mom asked more about the ward and our aparment...well the ward is good.  There are only about 8 active families.  But the attendance has been steadily increasing. When I got here the average was in the 70's and last week we had 98 people in church!  It's lacking in Priesthood, and all the presidencies of the organizations are all incomplete.  It looks like a lot of people are extended callings and then turn them down.  I'm not really sure how to help excite the members about serving in callings and doing their visits for visiting and home teaching. 

Our apartment is normal.  We live on the last floor (the 4th) of a building (theres no elevator...)  It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  We are living there just us two for now, so we each have our own bathroom.  We use one room to study, and one room to sleep.  And the other room is just storage.  We only have 1 knife and 3 plates but we do have a waffle iron which is a huge deal. They don't eat waffles here and the waffle makers are expensive.  There's no centralized heating in Chile, or air conditioning for that matter,and our apartment is freezing. But we have a little heater that we tote from room to room wherever we are.  We have a washer, but no dryer.

I think that's about it.  I'll talk to you next week!"  

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