November 24, 2014
Hello family! I love you guys so much! Thanks for your support. Another week gone! Seriously the time FLIES by..... It is a little alarming haha! This coming week is the last week in November.... WHAT??!!! Since when!! We went to Jumbo today, it’s kind of like Walmart, and already there are Christmas decorations and Christmas candy. So crazy. I love this time of year. Although it is spring, getting ready for summer, this week was a little cooler and not as hot as the previous. That was a nice break.
So yes, the life of me! Well, the first week of a new cambio...mas o menos! This next week Hermana Gomez and I have committed ourselves to being more diligent!! We are on the Lord’s errand, the Lord’s time! ... But personally it was a great week!!! I had some wonderful personal spiritual experiences. The reality of Jesus Christ and His Atonement just keeps hitting my heart harder and harder. I love Jesus Christ so much! I have truly felt so close to Him and my Heavenly Father this week. So grateful for prayer!!! Prayer is legit.
We had stake conference this weekend! That was fun! Saturday night we went and one of the members of the stake presidency gave a great talk on missionary work. Something he said really stood out to me: "We cannot waste time because Satan is not wasting time" AHHHHH SO TRUE!! Every day we have to strengthen our own faith, and the faith of those around us!! We have to spread the Gospel and tell people the wonderful message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ!! Ah, it was so great. Sunday morning, President and Sister Wright came to the conference and they got to speak. I love them so much!!!! They are seriously amazing. So blessed to have them here.
Thanksgiving will be a regular day! Work, work, work!! T´will be good. Language is coming along. It is easier to share my testimony now. It easily flows. So thankful. Hermana Gomez is well. She’s awesome. Her birthday is in about three weeks! She will be 29! But she seriously looks 19! I love her!
We have a new investigator named Alicia. She is 74. She talks a lot, and it is hard to teach her because when we start, she randomly starts talking about a sad noticia she saw on the television. She has depression, so she starts crying suddenly. It’s so sad! She is so sweet, and we taught her about the Resurrection this week. We read with her some verses in Alma 40-GREAT CHAPTER: We are not too sure how much she can progress, but after leaving her house I thought of Alma teaching the people in Mosiah chapter 18:
9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
As a representative and disciple of Jesus Christ, I do the things He would do. I feel myself closer to my Savior. So happy to be here in Chile. Hardest part of the week happened yesterday when a drunk guy approached us and started talking to us. To put it nicely, he did not smell good. Hermana Gomez tried to talk to him and get some information, but he just kept going on and on occasionally would touch our arms and it was so CREEPY. But the whole time I just kept telling myself that this guy is a child of God. Perhaps he has made some bad choices, but that gave me no right to judge him.
We met with Constanza last night and talked to her about our life here on the earth, and the Atonement. Her faith is progressing. She still continues to work on Sunday, but every week she tells us how she never has good business on Sunday. So last night she told us she is thinking of not working on Sunday. We were just thinking of course you should stop working on Sundays!! jajaja. But Constanza is receptive, albeit she nods off a few times during the lessons. We had ice cream with her, and it was a good time.
I love my Heavenly Father too much for words. He has given me so much. I know He lives. So thankful for His infinite love. Jesus is our Savior. We need to dedicate our lives to serving Him. We can follow His example and not only do good things, but BECOME BETTER PEOPLE. Have a lovely week!!!
Love, Hermana Mittleman