Monday, June 15, 2015

¡Vamos Chile!


So this week has been especially great week. We had a fair level of success and there seems to be some progression in the work. There were a ton of those moments when the timing was just so perfect that you know the Lord was there helping. This last week Chile started playing in the American Cup which is a South American tournament that’s just huge down here and to add to the excitement this year, it’s happing in Chile. 

So the Chilean pride is at a all time high. ¡Vamos CHILE! There are a few things I’ve learned in the mission that are just sacred to the Chilean people: lunch and soccer. You can’t contact, talk to, nor annoy in any way a Chilean while they’re eating lunch. Along side lunch, there’s soccer, for which these people go crazy, and everyone old to young love it.

On a more spiritual note, this week was amazing. I read something very moving in Mormon 5:16-18 where Mormon looks upon the sad remnant of a destroyed nation and talks of how such destruction came to pass. I feel like these verses are really applicable in our lives because like Katy Perry said and Nate Hafen so well quoted, “I stood for nothing so I fell for everything.” That’s how it is in this world and in the mission. We also had ward conference, and wow was it amazing! So many people showed up, it was a miracle. The theme for this year is “Let Me Raise My Personal Commitment to the Savior”. Which sounds a little better in Spanish. The ward is really excited and animated for this year, and I really just love these people. I may not have found very many people to baptise here, well maybe not even one, but I have felt the love of Christ and learned valuable lessons. 

Love you all so much. Chile’s playing in a few hours, so we have to go home early. Todays like a Mega P day!!!!


Elder Walker