Saturday, August 24, 2013

Week 8

One more week down. Time flies and I can´t keep track of the weeks. I can´t believe that next week will mark one month in Chile!
This week has been MUCH better! The frustration with the language isn´t as big of a problem now (I still talk like a retard with my Spanish, but I´ve just come to accept that for the time being). I actually gave my first talk in sacrament this last Sunday, which was a surprise in and of itself because the member that was supposed to give a talk didn´t show up (freakin´ Chileans.... haha) So 5 minutes before we were about to start I got told that I would be giving a talk on Prophets and the Book of Mormon. Some how I pulled it off and gave a pretty solid discurso. I hate to say this, because I had so much motivation going into the mish, but I´ve come to the knowledge that trying to keep a journal is nearly impossible in the field. My time is completely spent up that I have very little time to actually sit down and write in a journal. And I can´t even use my camera now to remember what´s going on because it broke this weekend. So until otherwise... No more pictures :(
I had my first drunk dude experience! We were walking in the street going to our next appointment when we saw this guy wobbling down the street and thought it would be fun to talk about the word of wisdom with him. But when we showed him a picture of Jesus, the guy just busted into tears and shouting all kinds of spanish gibberish. Then we realized just how bad of shape this guy was in and decided to try and help. So 45 minutes later we found his house which he had no idea where it is so we had to knock on doors and talk to strangers to figure out where he lived... YEAH MISSIONARIES!
Right now we have a woman we´re teaching who is literally a "Golden Investigator", everything we say she understands and wants to change. She´s being baptized 7 Sept. And we´ve also had some lessons where I really felt the spirit so strong! So strong in some cases that I didn´t even realize or have to think about the words I was saying. In those moments I was just speaking spanish.
I truly love reading the book of mormon. It´s my addiction since getting out here in the field! And it has payed off immensly because I now have scriptures that pop into my head during lessons that help solidify testimonies and answer questions. An elder who is the assistant to the mission president that is leaving in 37 days gave me a challenge to read the entire spanish book of mormon, out loud, before he leaves! That means in 37 days I have to read something like 643 pages, which comes out to 17 pages a day. I started 5 days ago, and am about to finish 1st Nephi!
That´s it for this week! Stay Righteous.
Elder Mündéll

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