Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from Maipu, Chile where we have Christmas at 90 degrees!

I´m so glad we have the atonement, because I am not a perfect missionary. I´ve got a lot of things to improve in terms of my teaching and everything else, but that is why I have these 2 years to improve!

We´ve found 2 golden investigators this week! One´s a young man named Pedro who we found street contacting. We shared the message of the restoration, and read James 1:5, and his mind was BLOWN. He got so excited and I could just see how happy he was when we read that. We challenged him to baptism, and he accepted a date for the 11th of January!!! We´re going to have to fight against summer break, but I know we can do it!

I also started giving piano lessons. Since no one plays hymns in the ward, I´m training one of the members to learn to play. If you can play piano, PRACTICE THE HYMNS!!! IM NOT JOKING ON THIS ONE!!!

We had a few Christmas activities, one as a mission and one as a ward. We did a white Elephant gift exchange, and I ended up with a sweet old school alarm clock. You know, the ones that make you want to kill something when it sounds off. It’s most excellent!

The Ward Christmas activity was a blast. A couple of the brothers did a hilarious Christmas sketch with this cheesy soundtrack that made it so awesome! The rest of the party was basically a mix of 80s Spanish Christmas songs. Rock on!!

But the best of all was a Christmas musical presentation by the mission. We had a lesson with one of our investigators, and he showed a big desire to find the truth. He accepted the baptismal challenge and is reading the Book of Mormon! We invited them to this presentation, and they arrived at the very end of it, but just as they arrived, President Barreiros gave an awesome speech and we had a powerful rendition of O holy night by a few hermanas. They spirit was so strong!

Don´t forget to keep Christ in Christmas! Don´t just think about his birth, but what significance the life and death of the Savior has in your life. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he lived, died, and was resurrected. He suffered for all the pains we would ever experience so that he would know how to console us when we need help. Lets turn our hearts to him and let him change our lives this Christmas season. Love you all and until next week!


Elder Pomar

P.S. Since my mission presidents from Brazil, he encourages all of us gringos to give Portuguese a whirl as well. We´ll see how it goes!

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