Thursday, April 24, 2014

Working at the Red Cross & my last interview

Dear Family and Friends,
This was a very hectic week with a lot of doing other things other than proselyting, but it is nice because we are going to be having a surprise baptism this week of a little girl who is family with some members.
We have been helping a lot with the Red Cross of Chile, because they have been having a lot of fires in the area of Valparaiso (a city in Jaren's mission). They asked for some missionaries to go over and help load up a semi of food and other materials. It was great and they were really appreciative.. One of the missionaries actually got on the cover of the local Osorno newspaper. It was really cool and a lot of people really looked at it so if you have time look up the Austral from Osorno, and it was the paper on Wednesday the 15th. The only downside is that there were a lot of young high school girls that kept coming and trying to flirt with all of the gringos haha. We just answer their questions and then walk away. On Wednesday, we went and helped again in front of the supermarket taking donations, but it was stupid because the managers of the supermarket wanted us to take off our name plaques because we were supposed to be there with Red Cross but we told them that the plaque isnt coming off so they got mad. oh well, we were still serving them.
On Thursday, we were having to go to a little town called Purranque to do some baptismal interviews for a women and her son.  The women is going to get married and baptized this week and they both passed the baptismal interview, but it ended up taking a good portion of our day. Afterwards we had choir practice as we were the bass section in the stake choir for the stake Easter concert, it turned out to be really nice and a lot of people came. There are some really talented people in our stake who did solos and duets. 
On Saturday, we had interviews with President Rappleye. It is the last interview before my going home interview. He just took the time to talk to me about finishing strong and sprinting to the finish which I am trying to do. He started my interview with the statement "Wow, you are about done huh?!", fun fun.
We also have been teaching a little girl who is family of some members and it looks like we will be having a baptism on Saturday. It should be a nice week, very busy but capped off with a baptism.
Well, I hope that everyone has a great week.

Love, Elder Nelson
 service project
 cow & calf statues in Osorno