Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On the Road...Again

So this week was crazy. Ramón and Jovita are almost ready for baptism. They are progressing rapidly and Ramón is overcoming his smoking addiction like a champ. I have no doubt in my mind they will reach all their goals and succeed in the church.

A drunk stopped us in the street the other day and told us he had a friend who had just recently overcome a drinking problem and gotten baptized into the LDS church. He said he wanted to change his life and was prepared to do anything. His name is Raul and he is progressing rapidly now and has chosen the date he wants to be baptized.

The work is advancing so quickly here, but it is no longer my work. I just found out I am being moved to Coyhaique (I think that is how it is spelled) which is very far south and one of, if not the, most ghetto part of the mission. I have been told it will be quite the experience so here we go.

I am kind of bummed for having to leave all of my work and tired of moving around this much, which is so abnormal by the way, but hey, the Lord knows best right?

I read Isaiah 58:10-14 and it made me feel so good about being a missionary and the blessings of following the Spirit. You should all read it and use it this week.

I love you all and feel your prayers.

Elder Rich

Isaiah 58:10-14
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord , honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 

Elder Rich has gotten good at saying good bye to good people much sooner than he planned.
This is Mateo, he is the baby of the greatest family in Llanquihue.  He is SOOOOO fat and cute.
This is Greis (sounds like Grace).  She is Mateo's big sister.
He will also say good-bye to Elder Watson whom he has loved as a companion.
These fabulous socks and tie are a parting gift from Elder Watson. Until we meet again, dear friend!
Super cool Chilean flowers
Farewell beautiful Llanquihue!

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