Tuesday, January 27, 2015


What a week it has been....seriously!

This was the last week of the cambio and Hna H and I wanted to finish strong.  Despite the heat and all (lesson learned...even when there are clouds covering the sun, wear sunscreen during a summer in Chile ;) ) we were able to end this cambio feliz.  In the new sector that we received we have received sooo many blessings.  I want to contar una experencia tan bacán.

So we were tocando puertas en one of the new streets that we received and a niña opened the door.  After she answered the door....a young man greeted us.  His arm was totally bandaged up in a sling.  I asked him what happened and he said that 2 days ago he had a accident with his moto to avoid hitting a dog and that he broke his clavicle.  I asked him if there was another time we could come and visit him and his family.  He told us that he was free ahora for a visit (this does not happen very often).  So I called for my comp. to join me and we entered.  His name is V.19 years old.  He is from Colombia.  He moved to chile in Diciembre and him and his mujer and niña live some of their familiares.  He has great faith and a desire to learn more about God.  So we started to teach Lesson one about the restauraction.  Every point we talked about he loved.  When we talked about the Book of Mormon and mentioned that Christ visited our ancestors in the americas his eyes filled with light and he exclaimed that he never knew this happened.  He said that the message was `as clear as water`and that before he was not sure why he felt prompted to leave his great job and country to come to chile but know he knows why and has received his answer about the will of his Father for him.  That maybe the reason he had this accident was for him to be in his house when we passed by.  I felt the Spirit sooooo strong.  We left his house with piel de gallina ¨goosebumps¨.  There are people who are sooo prepared to hear the message.  

A goal I have set is to always carry a Book of Mormon in hand.  I have felt more of the power of this book and I know it is a gift from God to give us a guide and instruction in this life.  

We started doing family home evenings in the capilla every friday.  This last friday was the first time and it turned out super super bien.  The people here LOVE the games.  My companion and I planned a rely game with pictionary, toilet paper, spoons and candy....yah it was pretty fun.  Will send pics;)

Today was cambios..................................................................after 3 cambios in vivaceta me fui.

I am now more in the campo or country. The sector is called Valle Grande  (google map it).  It is basically all new houses in the middle of nowhere....so excited  and I get to ride a bike....in a skirt ( I am sure I will have plenty of stories to share from this)!!!!!!!  The people that live here are basically all young families.  It will be different because I am use to a lot of abuelitos and people from other countries.  I will be serving with Hna C as hermanas lideres.  I am Lider 2 so I have the opportunity to travel to other sectores to do intercambios with other hermanas and to help them in their sectores.  I am soooooo feliz for this opportunity to serve these hermanas.  Hna C is awesome!  Her older sister graduated with me in nursing at BYU...this world is so so small.

It was hard to leave Vivaceta.  Vivaceta will always be my home in chile...but I am excited for the new experiences I will have here in Valle Grande.  I know that the cambios are inspired and I can feel the will of my Heavenly Father guiding me in my mission in the things I need to improve.  This next week I will hit 9 months in the mission which blows my mind.  LOCO.  I am grateful for every day I have in this beautiful country to represent Jesucristo and to strive to serve and bring people to Cristo.


Hna Duffy

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