Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

18 de Septiembre 2016

Well this last week was pretty crazy. The 18 and 19 passed which are the biggest party holidays here in Chile. Yesterday EVERYTHING was shut down and that's why I'm writing today.

Well yesterday we went to a little town called Niebla and we had a HUGE BBQ with two elders and a member over there. IT WAS SOOOO MUCH FOOD! We ate like more than 9 pounds of meat together... Oh my it was a lot! The best part of the 18 of September is that the holiday never ends. It goes on to the 19th so that people have a day to recover and there is even a mini holiday at the end of the month once everyone gets paid. 

I also wanted to share a spiritual experience that happened this week. Yesterday we went to go and teach a family that had recently gotten baptized. As we were sharing our message, Hermana Ruth shared her testimony of her conversion. She talked about having a heart attack when she lived up in Santiago. They lived in the country side so there wasn't a lot of medical help. She made it to the doctor, but the heart attack had caused such severe damage that she wasn't guaranteed a very long life expectancy. The therapy was hard and she really wasn't getting any better.  Her daughter asked if she could send the missionaries to do a health blessing, but she was hesitant. She then had a stroke and she hadn't eaten or drank anything in days. The missionaries came to give her a blessing. As she listened to the words of the blessing she felt something leave her body. She miraculously recovered from her stroke and since then has not had any major health problems. Listening to Hermana Ruth{s testimony really showed the power of the priesthood and the power that God has put for us here on Earth. Miracles happen. 

Elder Haddad

​Ward activity for the 18th

​Photo with Bishop​

​The beach in Nielba​

​The BBQ with Elder Brogdon and Elder Molina​

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hola everyone!

We had a good exchange for a day and I got to go with Elder Boggs from Merced, California. Elder Boggs came here to Regional, we had a great time and found a bunch of new people. Sometimes exchanges just have some special luck, we were getting in almost every door we knocked. We were running to catch up to our appointments, it was a good experience. 

We had our stake activity for the Independence day here and it was a great time. Every ward had to present a dance and it was soo fun! The did all these native dances and  we had soooooooo much food. I probably gained a little bit of weight... 

We were planning on going on a big field trip today but when we woke up it was raining cats and dogs!!! So we had to postpone the trip to a further week when it doesn't rain. 

We had a sweet sushi FHE with a less active member who works at a sushi joint and we made some bomb sushi. I made my own roll, it was sweet! 

More pictures to come! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Update from Valdivia

Short recap this week. 

Here is a photo of our zone, a photo of a gigantic dog, and of our ward karaoke activity.