Hey family and friends,
This week was one that I will not be forgetting any time soon! Just about all week we were getting ready for the wedding. Helping coordinate the food, cake, decorations and all that. I didn't know that weddings could be so crazy. I wish that I would have known before what we were getting into. But with the help from all here in Tierra Amarilla we were able to pull everything together in time. They do weddings here very differently here. It is a ceremony where they sign the marriage license. But the way that it was all presented was very cool. This was the first wedding that I have been to here in Chile. The other couple that got married way back when I was in Antofagasta I didn't get to go to because they had the ceremony super far away and very late at night. Anyway, the wedding turned out really well! Ines only cried 3 times so we were spared on this particular day. One thing that I thought was really cool is that after the ceremony several friends and family members of Ines and Nelson came up to me and were asking me how I convinced those two to get married. Supposedly they had said for years and years that they wouldn't get married and that they were content as is. So, I got to tell them a little about the plan that God has for us! Then, with most of them, set an appointment for them to meet with us and learn more. And even some committed to start preparing to be baptized just from seeing it happen to Ines and Nelson. The best part about the baptism was probably that their son, Sebastian, was able to baptize them. Yesterday we ate lunch with the family after church and they were just as happy as could be. They were telling us about some of their friends reactions and impressions of the entire thing. Everyone wanted something similar for their own weddings, one even asked if she could get married again!
The other thing that happened, or that we did yesterday, was we went to a park with a ton of families to do some contacting. We took a bunch of pictures and we are going to print the pictures and give them to the families. It worked out really well because we got to explain a little about the importance of the families and then we told them that we can teach them more when we bring them the picture. It ended up being really cool to see all the positivity and connections that we made with some of the families that we contacted. A cool week for sure.
|Contacting at the park|
Hope you all have a good week!