Monday, October 24, 2016

What the... 6 months??

Well as you may have noticed by the short little intro above, if my math is correct I believe I hit my six month mark this past week on miércoles!!! (Wednesday). So that was really cool but also really sad because I can’t believe it’s already been 1/4 of my mission!! haha but oh man I hope that you are close to the new temple in Philadelphia when you are there!! Because oh baby girl that is one beautiful temple!! haha Max showed me the pictures of that temple! Ummm and as for the package, we already ate the pancakes and the seeds and they were delicious thank you! As for the jams todo vía no, because I am trying to make them last but I’m gonna eat them this week!! Thank you so much for the package and everything that you do!!

This last week was a little fome (lame) in terms of lessons taught and everything. But we have a ton of good work could result from last week! We found and taught Isaias this last week and he said that we can come back DURING the week this week to teach him so I hope all will work out well with that. Also we have a less active member (Ulga Jaramillo) who is reactivating and we had some lessons with her this past week. She said this week she is going to have her 2 daughters come and listen (because they aren’t members), so we are going to see where that goes!!:) In church on Sunday we were talking with the members and now for this week we have 2 service projects set up, and 2 family home evenings! This is awesome because we have a lot of part member families here in this branch so I’m happy to see what will happen!!:) But don’t worry I am doing good and I know that we aren’t going to have success in every moment so I’m doing my best and enjoying the little things!!;)

(In response to my question of any interesting things they do there or superstitions...): Umm well there is a ton of cool and weird things they do, like the po at the end of words sipo, nopo, como estaipo, etc. They put mayo on practically everything here, and for almost all of the desserts it is canned peach with cream, haha weird but I love it. Also everyone here drinks Mate and eats bread with everything. Mate is an herbal tea, and the Chileans love it! There are more I believe but those are a few.. haha. As far as like a weird omen type of deal (superstitions) I don’t know but I’ll ask around to see haha.

But it’s cool here people don’t really knock doors.. they just yell HALO! (the h is silent). Also it was so cool to meet Sebastian. No I can’t imagine learning 2 languages, that would be insane! As far as Panguipulli, by bus it is about an hour and a half drive, in car like an hour drive? It is smaller than Villarrica but is basically on a hill right next to a lake, it is very beautiful!

As for Pato being gone this next week, we have been eating with the family Silva-Sepulvida (Hermana Hugeth). Yes they are members and they are awesome! Haha. I’m glad you liked all the fotos, and yes we are having lunch with them while Pato is gone, but I still miss Pato a little. It is weird not having him here. And yes I actually like mushrooms now.. haha idk Chile has changed me!!! haha

Woah that is insane mom!! I’m so proud of you that you went on those rides!!! haha and yeah the cannibal opened up a short time before I left I believe!! That is crazy but I’m glad you all loved it and had fun!!! Also that is awesome about the temple I absolutely love the photos you sent and I hope it was amazing! And as for the information on the 3 degrees of love that works, you can share it with me when I get home ... haha

Wow that sounds like an awesome sacrament meeting!! Those are some great topics and I love that story of Peter and Christ! I’m glad that the bishopric shared that. They are things that we need reminders of, which brings me to my thought. I was reading, yes I Elder Spencer was reading for fun, in the book "Our Search for Happiness" and there is a section entitled "Nothing in life works until..." I really liked this because if we want to have success in our life with relationships, family, work or whatever thing in life, we need to put ourselves closer to Christ. In this section a new family was having relationship problems but they found their commonality in Christ and strengthened their relationship together through Christ. I know that it is through Christ that all is possible and that we can do anything in this life with Christ, including overcoming the death of this life.:)

Love you mom and I hope you have a great conference in Philadelphia! I love talking to you and I am glad you love your Monday's now!! haha but have a great week and I’ll talk to you soon!!:)

Love you forever momma!!
Elder Spencer

Here are a few fun pictures I got from Hermana Hugeth this week:

1 comment:

  1. Love reading his weekly! I actually knew what mate, my grandson's dad is from Uruguay and his mom drinks it all the time! In fact my grandson said grandma how come you don't drink mate :) so proud of Elder Spencer he is growing leaps and bounds and a forth of his mission is passed wow!!!