Monday, October 27, 2014

Smile, Smile, and Keep Smiling!

October 13, 2014
HEY GUESS WHAT ELDER RUSSELL M. NELSON IS COMING TO OUR MISSION. Yes!! I read Elder Connor Christopherson´s email and was excited to hear he is going there too. We knew Elder Nelson was coming somewhere where we would be able to go, but we did not know if he was coming to our mission, or one of the other Santiago missions. But he is coming to the Chile Santiago East mission, and the Santiago mission is coming too. AND GUESS WHAT. He will be coming to our capilla!! Which is literally on our street! It’s like five minutes away from our apartment! We are so excited!!! T´will be a great time. He is coming the tenth of November, the last Monday of this transfer. Whassup Santiago wasssuppp??!!! 

 Last P Day we went to the Santiago temple to study in the grounds. It is so gorgeous. I love it. It’s only about thirty minutes away from our apartment. SO BLESSED. On Wednesday, we went to a little birthday party for a recent convert that lives in the other Hermana’s sector. We took a recent convert from our sector, Marquitos, and his sister, Ana Maria, and Ana Maria’s son Felipe. It was sooooo fun. Hermana Huber and Hermana Alcantara made cake and everyone sat down and talked and laughed. It was so sweet. The birthday lady, Maria, was turning 71. She’s so presh. I don’t think I have laughed so much in a while. It was nice. 

This week was a little hard. Some of our citas fell through (boooo). The people here are not very receptive. Good times when we are walking down the street and someone coming towards us crosses the street.... it happens so much  hahaha. 

Well I do not have a lot of time, but I would like to share the highlight of my week. Yesterday, Domingo, was fast and testimony meeting. It was one of the best meetings ever!  Mainly because I am starting to realize the importance of the Sacrament.  It is such a blessing we have. Jesus Christ loves us, and He waits for us every Sunday. We can commit to be better. Through His Atonement, we can better ourselves. But, a lady in the ward, Marta, came! Marta is technically a menos activa because she does not come to church. But it is only because her mother has dementia, and she can’t leave her home alone! Her faith is strong. She served a mission in Concepion when she was younger. It had been a year and a half since she had come to church. When Hermana Gomez and I walked into the capilla and saw her sitting in a pew, we were so excited!! She was so excited and happy to be there. She makes such a big sacrifice to serve her mother. All of the people who bore their testimonies were amazzzing! I was brought to tears multiple times. The members have such strong faith it’s crazy. So inspiring.

My companion, Hermana Gomez, is crazzy. Like on the outside she is sweet and presh, but she is so funny and goofy. I love her. We always hug after we say our prayers together, and it’s just too presh. I’m so thankful for her!

Good times, good times. I miss Albertaco´s a lot hahaha. But all in good time.  I’m trying to enjoy each day. Praying a lot. Hahaha, read Madison’s email.... SHE IS SO FUNNY AHHH I CAN´T TAKE IT. She is soooo great.

I love being a missionary!  Such good times.  Hard times too, but what can you do? Smile, smile, and keep smiling. God lives. Hope you all have a great week. Kisses and hugs!!!

Love, Hermana Mittleman

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