We had such a great ward activity this week: Noche de Sombreros (Hat Night). Check these guys out! Just for the fun of it, they came in homemade hats, purchased hats, decorated hats. We played games and had a fun time.
Introducing Elder Evans
My new companion is Elder Evans. He hails from the midwest - Indiana. This is his first week in Chile, and I have been given the privilege of training him, which wont be a challenge since he is a chill dude and very excited to work.
We've been focusing a lot on teaching with questions, which is a bit of a hurdle since he does not yet understand the locals (it'll take time), but Elder Evans has initiative. For instance, during one lesson, I paused and was searching for the right words, when Elder Evans put his hand on my shoulder and began teaching in his broken Spanish. It was great.
We have four elders sharing our apartment. Elder Sharp, my previous comp, is still there with his new green companion, Elder Aparicio from Malaga Spain. Elder Aparicio's accent is very strong and the branch loves it.
Second Time's a Charm
One day as we were out on the street looking for new people to teach, we came across a guy named Ivan. Elder Sharp and I ran into Ivan about 6 weeks ago and he wasn't interested in our message. But as we talked with him this time, he was suddenly very interested and even committed to coming to church. That was cool.
|Joaquin out working with Elder Evans and me|
Things are moving along. In fact, it's getting pretty hot around here - 36 Celsius (that's about 96 Fahrenheit). Whew. Hopefully our work will be just as hot. Already, Elder Evans is headed in the right direction. This week's gonna be great.
Love to All,
Elder Connor Nef