Hello again from Vallenar!!! It was so good to hear from all of you! So first off, I want to say HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! Sorry I missed it dad:( So this week wasn’t a very eventful week. Most of our lessons or "Citas" (I forgot the word in english) fell through so we didn’t teach a whole lot. We are currently working with a less active family and the grandpa of the family is an investigator and has been visiting with the missionaries for years. He is the kind of guy that believes what someone says but doesn’t want to do anything. We are trying to reactivate the mom of the family because she has a 9-year-old daughter that loves the church but was never baptized. We also think if we can baptize her, it will help the grandfather of the family. We also came across a name in our area book and he has been taught by the missionaries too. We went to his house and he immediately let us in and wanted to talk to us... but not about gospel things. He is a young guy, about 30 years old and for lack of a better word... he’s a nerd hahaha. He builds computers for a living and he’s super goofy. When we ask him about church related things he turns the conversation into something about Aliens or video games hahaha. He’s super weird but he has a testimony of the book of Mormon. He went to church one time and didn’t have a good experience so he was never baptized. He said the people didn’t even greet him so that’s a little sad. We are currently working with him to help him understand the importance of going to church and being baptized. We have also taught many less active families to help them back into the church. Wasn’t a super successful week but it wasn’t terrible.
We had the opportunity to watch the match between Chile and Bolivia. Chile won 5-0 so take that Preston! haha we watched it in the church with a bunch of ward members. It was awesome. Also, today for Pday... we went to a place called "3 playitas". It’s close to Huasco and it’s basically a cool beach. It took about an hour to get there and we rode with a member that has 4 dogs! The dogs were crawling all over us and it was disgusting! Not the most pleasant drive I’ve experienced. We cooked sausage links and chilled at the beach for a good chunk of the day. It was super cool.
Oh! I had an intercambio with Elder Wallace (zone leader) and it went super good. I know my sector really well now and most of the people. I lead my sector, which was super cool, and we taught a guy that has never once let us in his house before! We taught him about the Book of Mormon. It was really cool. Elder Wallace is from Rexburg Idaho and goes home in 3 weeks. Tori might see him up at BYUI because that’s where he will be going in the winter. Anyway, That about sums up my week. I’m going to send some pictures of the activity in the church and of the beach. Love you all and until next week!