Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15th, 2015

Hello Family,

So in our zone meeting, President Robertson gave us a surprise visit. He came to tell us about what is coming up in the next few weeks. So on the 22 of June, next Monday, we will go to the temple as a mission so I will be emailing you guys on the 23, Tuesday. On the 30th our zone, Gonzalez Catan, and the other zone, Aldo Bonzi, will have lunch with President Robertson because on the 1st of July we will move over to the South mission. On that day we will wake up in the south mission and then on the 3rd we will have a conference with the new mission president. President Robertson also said that most likely there will be transfers in that week and one of us will be changed. So lots of exciting things are happening!

This week was super weird, weather wise, because there were no clouds in the sky and the sun was bright but there was an ice cold wind that was blowing so my comp and I were wearing our overcoats all week. It would be super cold in the morning, warm up during the day, and then cold down again at night. for now none of us are sick.

We are working really hard too. We are running all over the place and visiting a lot of families. On Monday we had a cool experience. We had planned a family home evening with a less active, part-member family but when we got to their house they weren´t there. So that was kind of sad, but instead of getting down on ourselves we decided to find another family to do it with. We decided to go to another part member family that we are working with and they let us in, everything went great, and they ended up giving us dinner! We also had an investigator go to church on Sunday and it was really good! One member gave a really good talk on prayer and shared some personal experiences. The spirit was there and we hope that it helped out our investigator. We also have another family that we are working with and they have to get married. We talked with them this week and they set a date to do it. We are planning for their baptism in August because it takes time for them to make the appointment and get everything ready. We are super excited for them as well.

One thing that I am worried about is that my comp and I are putting on a little weight. The members are inviting us to dinner more so we are eating a lot during the week. Another thing is that the members give us fruit, especially oranges and mandarins, so I have come to love eating oranges.... something that I didn´t like to do before the mission. weird....

Anyway, we are having a great time, the branch is moving forward little by little and my comp and I are getting a long great. He is teaching me a little bit of cooking because he used to work as a chef´s assistant so now I know how to cook rice, Peruvian style, ha ha ha ha.

Have a great week!

Love, Elder Giles

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