Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hermana Mercado's 55th Letter from Chile!

Last Monday, the festivities for el 18 had already begun. There was a parade in Quisco Centro of the students in the area in their waso attire. Hna Rodriguez passed by for a little bit to watch and take a few pictures. That day we also met Marcela, a reference we received from other Elders in our zone. She has cancer but has a faith like I have never seen. She believes whole-heartedly that God can heal her. We shared with her the plan of salvation and she is very receptive. We're going to see if we can organize una bendicion de salud because with the faith that she has, there's no doubt in my mind that God would heal her immediately.

The rest of the week was a little disappointing as far as citas go because almost no one wanted to meet with us due to the holiday. But Wednesday we had a good time with our ward celebrating el 18. We had an activity with asado, empanadas, traditional games, and queca. It was a good time. And President Barreiros and his wife even passed by to spend some time with us. 

Friday we had a reunion for all the Hermanas en la mision. It was a good time. Got to see all my previous companions (menos Hermana Nelson since she's home already) and my hijas and nietas. My segunda nieta is also Hna. Nelson, but she's from California. One of the things that I loved from the meeting was the message that "Nada es imposible para Dios". Es verdad. 

Finished the week strong. Hna Rojas (one of the Hermanas Lideres) came to be with us Friday evening, but then she had to be heading back to her sector the next day after lunch. The shortest division ever. And Sunday we found two new investigators. Also references. Macarena and Valesca. Macarena is an older lady, lives alone and wants us to help her "sanar su alma". Valesca is a baptist lady with three little children. She has a nephew serving a mission and needs help cleaning up her yard. We took the opportunity to share about the Book of Mormon and she seems open to listening. We're going to pass by again this week to help clean up her yard. 

A little slow, but all in all, a good week.

--Hna Mercado

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