Monday, July 8, 2013

Hermana Mercado's 44th Letter from Chile

Oh mission life. It is filled with the happiest and saddest moments you'll ever experience in your life (well, up to this point at least) and it's amazing how many highs and lows one can experience even within one week, especially in a whitewash. There are days when we don't get into one house, and then there are days where we have some of the most powerful spiritual expereinces I have ever had. 

One of the highs this week was when we met with Karina for the first time. She is a less active that some other Hermanas found in a cosechon last week in our sector. She is 19 years old,and got baptized when she was 11. She went to church alone for a while (her father is a member but went inactive), but after the death of her grandfather, she stopped going. When she met with us, she told us that the day the other Hermanas had come by her home, she had just had an encounter with other members at her work who were sending gifts to their friends on missions, so when she came home and heard that the missionaries had been looking for her, she took that as a sign. She wants to take advantage of this opportunity to become closer to God. We shared with her a mini lesson on prayer, and man, the spirit was so strong! She committed to praying everyday. At the moment, she can't come to church because she works on the weekends, but she told us that she wants to stop doing that soon. She is amazing! And she wants us to meet with her and her boyfriend next time. 

We also meet President and Hna. Barreiros (pronounced Ba-jei-rus). They are awesome! And so funny. We got to have lunch with them, interviews and lessons. They have a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasim for the work. I wish I had my notes with me, because they shared a lot of great stuff, but I can't remember! I do remember that they want to have a zone conference all in English in about 6 months, so Hna. Choc and I are only speaking English in the pension so she can practice. She speaks English very well. 

Changes coming up next week. I don't think I'm going anywhere, but it will be interesting to see what happens!

Love you all! 

--Hna. Mercado

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