Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

What an amazing week! 

We walked A LOT.  We have been trying to find new people to teach.  The people that we were teaching have not been home so getting into houses was kind of a struggle this week.  There were a few lessons that we taught standing in the street but we had various days where we didn’t enter in a single house! haha my legs were pretty tired by the end of the week.  

These past few days, Elder Vail has been a little sick so we have had to fight to keep our enthusiasm high.  Yesterday was a particularly difficult day.  Our appointments fell through and the people that we talked with in the street weren’t all that receptive.  At about 7:30, we decided that we needed to offer a prayer. We prayed and then continued with the plans we had.  They fell through as well.  On our way to one of our last backup plans for the day, we decided to knock on a door of a house that had quite a few lights turned on at about 8:40pm.  After waiting a minute or two, a woman stuck her head out of the second story window and said that she would be right down.  She came out and then invited us to come in.  We sang a hymn, prayed and then started talking with her and her husband.  They have two little daughters that both came down to listen (one is 8 and the other is 5.  They also have a small little boy that is 3 years old). They then told us that both of them believe in God but Nicolas, the husband, feels that his faith has been diminishing lately.  Just an hour before, they were talking about how they need to have God more in their lives and they want to rely more upon faith.  They are SO receptive and we are praying a lot for them.  Our next appointment is this Wednesday.  We are going to try to get members involved immediately.  So pray for Nicolas and Ximena!   We left that lesson so grateful and really just amazed.  

It is so cool how willing God is to hear and answer our prayers if we will just be sincere.  So like mom always says "pray always".  I love being a missionary and I am trying to enjoy every moment.  

Les quiero! Mando mis amor a ustedes! 
Elder Crofts

Ps.... a tragedy happened..... our waffle iron died the other day.... so I was only able to take advantage of the waffle recipe you sent me last week once..... haha

Lunch last week!

The amazingly beautiful VALAPARAISO

Elder Gabaglio from Paraguay

Elder Puefua and Elder Guttierrez had to stay the night in our pension to go to a meeting they had the next morning. We decided sushi would be appropriate.

Our lunch fell through yesterday... so we made do with what we had in our pension... haha

We went to MCDONALDS today... yeah it is really expensive here... don't go.

 Videos from the week

                                                       The morning run


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