Monday, August 25, 2014

Week of Bus Rides and Miracles!‏

Hey everyone!  Hope you've all had a great week and are enjoying what is left of summer back in Utah.  This week has been really interesting here in Quellon, a little bit of everything.

To start, last Tuesday we had our zone conference in Castro with Presidente Obeso.  It was really great to hear his vision for the mission.  I love seeing and feeling his faith that he has for the future of the mission, it makes me more excited to work and get things going down here in Osorno. We had to leave Quellon at 6 40 in the morning to catch the first bus up to Castro, and in the hurry to get to the bus I forgot my papers to do the stuff for my visa.  Thus after the conference we had to go on a bus back to Quellon for two hours, then two hours back to Castro where we stayed the night with the zone leaders.  The assistants to the president, who had done exchanges there the night before gave us a ride four hours to Osorno. I was really grateful to be able to go in a car and not a bus, it was much faster and much more comfortable. The sweet thing was that in Osorno I got to buy REAL AMERICAN PEANUT BUTTER!!!! Which has made me very happy this week.  We then got on the bus back to Quellon and arrived here at 11 that night.  In total we were traveling about 18 hours between the two days.

So this week Elder Cummens and I have been really focused on getting investigators to church.  We invited and reminded literally EVERYONE, then went by to remind them again Sunday morning before church (no one answered) and no one had showed up at church which was very dissapointing, until I realized that a recent convert had brought her 16 year old sister to church who has expressed desires to be baptized!  We will begin teaching her this wednesday.  It was really cool to see the hand of the Lord helping us out.

Well hope you all have a great week,  you are the best, I love you all!

Elder Cameron Dower

Questions from Dad this week:

What did you do last Monday?
What did you do on Tuesday?
What did you do on Wednesday?
What did you do on Thursday?
What did you do on Friday?
What service were you able to do this week?
Did you have any investigators at church this week?

Monday we went to Castro to get some of the papers I needed for my visa there, when we got back we got a pichanga (french fries with beef, chicken, sausage, tomato, avocado, and cheese all together, delicious) with the other elders and wrote home in the church.  Tuesday we had zone conference and Wednesday we went to Osorno (more details in the big email) Basically Thursday and Friday we spent trying to get back in the swing of things and contact all of our investigators.  We are always able to do some type of service cutting fire wood for people, specifically older people and single mothers who don't have someone else to do it.  We had Joanna, the sister of a member in church this last week, she looks really promising for baptism next month.  Well have a great week, talk to ya next week.

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