Oct 26, 2015
So this week was pretty good. To start off, we have been teaching this family that we found like my first day here in the sector. It’s a family of 3. Two parents and their son. We found them by walking in the street and some lady yelled at us telling us to come over to her. We went to see what she needed and she said "can you guys give a blessing to my mother?" and we said sure of course. (She is a member of a different stake). We ended up giving all three of them blessings and it was really cool. Then a few days later we went back and taught the restoration to them. Then this week we taught lesson three (principles of the gospel). The lesson was awesome and they were all particularly interested in baptism. The have all been baptized in the Catholic Church but as babies. And we explained to them that baptism should be a choice. Not something our parents just force upon us. They all started asking questions about baptism and how we do it. We showed them pictures of Jesus Christ getting baptized and read in the scriptures about how we get baptized. They all loved it and all want to be baptized but now it’s just a matter of getting them to church and then entering the waters of baptism. This family is amazing and we are going to work hard to get them to that point. The only complication is that we don’t know if the parents are legally married or not and also the dad has a hernia and has to get it removed soon so he said once he gets it out he is going to go to church. Also, we have the familia Julca. They are amazing and we have been teaching them a lot. The only thing is that he needs to get married before getting baptized. He can’t get married though without being a legal citizen though so he is technically illegal. We are working with him to get his paper work done so that he can be baptized with the entire family. Also, today we went to "El Morro" which is a famous hill in Arica where Chile beat Peru. A member of the ward took us up there and it was super fun. We then went to a famous sandwich shop called Rollys and bought HUGE sandwiches. Mine consisted of a bun about the sized of a frisbee, huge slab of stake meat, french fries, and bacon! It was super cheap as well. I love Chile hahaha. Oh and last Pday we ate at Subway! I felt like I was home! I’m going to send some pictures now so you can all see are amazing adventures. Love you all and until next Week!
Hey guys, I’m sorry I didn’t say anything about my package last week. I totally spaced it! It probably looked like I was very ungrateful but I truly just forgot to put it in the email. So yes, I finally received both packages. One from you guys and one from grandma. I got my card so everyone can relax haha and I have made so many brownies and cookies for a bunch of people here. Chileans LOVE brownies! We made them for a noche de hogar with a family and they were so grateful. I was excited to receive butterfingers! That is one candy that is just not seen here. I found Reeses the other day here but it was super expensive. Also, the jerky was awesome. Oh! and the superman stuff. I have gotten some good use out of it haha. Also, the Joseph Smith plaque is awesome! Tell grandma thanks for me! I liked the picture frame and some of the photos she sent haha. Also all of the candy and jerky she gave me. Also, that book you sent me for learning Spanish is amazing! Thanks guys a lot.
Other than that, I’m good, my comp. is good, and the sector is good. I’m loving Arica and everything. You guys keep telling me to tell you about my comp but he’s really just a normal chill guy.... I don’t know what to say. He ran track.... likes to play sports... he’s kinda shy around random people but he’s cool. The sun is super strong here which is really annoying but it doesn’t get too hot. That’s about it, talk to you next week!
Elder Spanbauer (Now they call me Elder Superman) haha
|Welcome to Arica|
|"El Morro" famous hill in Arica where Chile defeated Peru|
|Cannons and other pieces of artillery mark the site, along with a large statue of Christ, adorned with the coats of arms of both nations, asking for reconciliation.|
|View of Arica|
|Famous Sandwich Shop Called Rollys|
|Subway! I felt like I was at Home!|
|Elder Francis Enjoying Subway|
|Cookies From Mom|