|Elder Palpa heading to Copiapo|
Well, this week has to be one that I will not forget anytime soon. I'm not even sure where to start but I am going to save the most exiting for last! I´ll start off by saying that Elder Palpa is leaving this cambio (transfer) and going to Copiapo, so I have already put him on his bus and he has 20 hours before he gets there.
Sunday, he gave a farewell talk and we invited basically every person that we had ever talked to, to come to church to hear him speak. The church was FULL of investigators and less active members. And now we have a good handful of people that are ready to get baptized within the next month or so, so I am really exited for the progress of them.
One bad thing that happened this week was in the process of helping Christofer change and get ready for baptism, he realized that it would be impossible to change if he was still living in his past so he talked to his boss, his wife, and his friends here and he has decided to leave Arica to look for his change in a city further south,( like 25 hours south). When he told us about his decision to leave he cried, I cried, and his family too. And even though it is sad, I support him absolutely 100% , and I told him this too, because of how much his life is going to change for the better and how in just 1 or 2 years he is going to look back and realize how much has changed for the better because of the decisions that he is making now and the sacrifices that he is making for his wife and son.But he has promised me to find some other missionaries down there.
This next Monday we are going to Lago Chungara! But to replace my companion, I am getting a new missionary! That's right! I'm going to train a new missionary and I can't even begin to describe how happy I am. So, tomorrow I take a bus to Antofagasta to go and bring my comp back to Arica (24 hours round trip) And for whatever reason a missionary term for training is to say that you are having a kid, I think it's really funny that I'm going to be a Popito the same week of Fathers Day!!
Lots of love from Chile and pray for my Hijto(son) lol