Capilla Abierta, Christmas Program and Destroying 'Inappropriate Pictures'
We finally figured out a way to send pictures! I sent a few, but we will continue taking more and sending them over when we can. This week was super great. We had a ton of trainings and stuff to do, but it was super spiritual regardless. We had zone trainings and were able to revise the goals that we have as a mission and see how we are doing. Then we did a training on how to do the new program, ´´Capilla Abierta´´ which is just an awesome type of open house of a chapel. We have one coming up here in Buin this Saturday. It is an awesome way to help people get to know the gospel and what the Mormons believe. On Friday we had a zone conference in Rancagua with President and Hermana Harris. We practiced a Christmas program and then went to a nursing home to perform it for the people living there. We were able to sing classic Christmas hymns like Silent Night and Away in a Manger, but also mix it with other songs like Savior, Redeemer of My Soul by Josh Groban. The Spirit was so strong and you could just feel the love that God has for every one of His children. The other day we were able to teach an alcoholic that wants to change his life. He is trying to quit drinking and change his life. We taught him about the love of God for His children and he asked us how to feel the love of God more. He had a ton of...inappropriate pictures...all over his walls. We told him that after we left he should get rid of them so that he can feel God´s love. He stood up and destroyed all of them in that very moment, just to show us and God that he wants to change his life. After that we could feel the Spirit so strongly as a testimony that God loves us and he wants us to be better than we are. I love the mission. I love you all and am excited to see you soon in two weeks!
Teaching people to change their bad habits and their lives