CHILE WON THE AMERICAN CUP!!!! CHILE WON THE AMERICAN CUP!!!
The Chileans went crazy celebrating too. To watch the game we had to get a ride home, and on the way home with our ward mission leader we saw the chileans fill Gran Avenida, and we heard that in Plaza Italia (were everybody in Santiago goes to celebrate after the games) ,it was insane.
Earlier that day we went to a baptism of the other elders in the ward, Elder Harrison and Whitmore. It was an investigator who got baptized without her husband because her husband (brother Amigo) hasn´t been able to overcome his addiction to alcohol. They will continue helping him and hope he gets baptized in the near future.
Here is the bad news now, my comp is still battling with sickness, and we went to the doctor friday and they told him he has pneumonia, that he has to take antibiotics for 6 days and he cannot leave very much. That means we have been at home a bit this week, and doing divisions with the other elders when they can to keep teaching people. it has been hard for Elder Lopez, he hasn´t been able to sleep because he has been coughing all night long. And the cold air makes it worse. We fasted for rain sunday, and it rained!!!, but light rain and only for about an hour. Today a few drops fell from the sky, but we still need a lot more rain, Please pray for rain here in Chile. We are hoping it will start raining, the city polution will go down, and Elder Lopez will get better. It also has been a hard week because some of our progressing investigators have told us they don´t want us to pass by anymore, or have just been really occupied. One investigator that has been ignoring our calls and also when we knock on the door told us over the phone that her father thinks we are investigating her, and she doesn´t want problems with her family. I don´t know if I should believe it or not. But, the work goes on, no matter what the trial may be. I like Alma 32:38 that says if we neglect to nurture our seed, the strong sun will burn it, and it will dry, because it doesn´t have root. The strong sun, of strong trials, can not weaken our faith, or stop the work of God from progressing. We must always feed our faith. This friday we will watch the funeral of Elder Boyd K Packer. We have lost another good one. Today we had breakfast as a zone (pancakes, eggs) then played soccer. It was a blast. President also came out with a new rule, we can´t use a bag now, we have to carry the scriptures and pamphlets in the hand. Supossedly a few missionaries were robbed, and that is the reason for the new rule. I hope this letter finds you all doing well. I love you all. I hope you have a good week.