I go the Christmas package! But I saw that it´s all wrapped up, so do you think It will be okay to just have them give it to me in like a week and a half like a normal missionary? because I´m a little tight on luggage space... I don´t know if I´ll have space to fit a package in there! But I cant´wait to open it! Also, I got the card from Audrey Woodland. thanks!
This week was a bit of a downer because M told us not to visit her anymore... I´m not really sure what happened there. It´s just all so weird... she was doing so well and it was out of nowhere It just saddens me when I see people that know what they´re learning is true, and they decide to go against what they know and decide to stop coming unto Christ. It´s just so sad. But at the same time, I´m glad I have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, and that I know it´s true, and I know why it´s true, and I know why I know it´s true, and I know why it´s important that you know it´s true. And those are all different things, by the way. Know what´s true, know why it´s true, know why you know it´s true, and know why it´s important that you know it´s true. Think about it for a sec. That´s your homework.
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat! It will be fun. It´s weird to think that I had my first baptism over a year ago, now! I´ve been in Chile for quite a while. but at the same time, not really THAT long. I still have a lot of time to go, a lot of good to do, and a lot of people to help, whether it be in life in general or in very specific problems and needs they have. and especially into the waters of baptism.
This week I just worked hard core on the Retrospectivo for the mission (basically, the year-in-review video). It´s going to be EPIC! I´ll try and get two copies of it (I can pull some strings) and send it to you, so you can see what´s going on in the mission and what your donation of Photoshop did. It´s going to end with a ton of baptismal pictures and really calm, beautiful music. It´ll definitely give people the animo to baptize!! I´m super excited.
We´ll get to Skype in a few weeks! I don´t know if you realized, but we´re just about done with the longest time, probably ever, that we won´t have talked-- 7 months. After the Christmas call, it´ll be 5 months to Mother´s day, then a few short months till I get home, and then I sincerely doubt we´ll ever go 7 months without talking. It´s going to be good. And I think I`m just going to give up and speak hard-core spanglish. If you don´t understand something just stop me and I´ll try and fix it. or Dad, you can just translate.
How are you on your Book of Mormon reading? I shant lie. I am only in Alma 22ish. I have 22 days to finish the Book of Mormon! I´ll do it, though. I read at least a chapter a day. Where are you guys at? I hope you´re all reading every day! I just got done with Ammon´s story. It´s really interesting to read the Book of Mormon at different stages in life. and I´m not just talking about the difference between reading it pre mission, on a misison, after the mission studying, as a dad, etc. Even though YES, you learn and see different things in those different stages, too. But also just as a missionary, there are things I noticed this time around, reading about Ammon as an office elder in Maipú, than I noticed the last time I read that part of Alma, reading as a Junior Companion in San Miguel. It just goes to show that there is always something new in the Book of Mormon, and that we should never let more than a day go by without drinking from its pages. What have you guys learned recently? Other homework.
That´s all, folks. I love you! I´ll send a package soon.... hopefully today or Monday.
Elder Cole Moffat