Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Being Converted

Helllllooo beautiful family and friends and animals.

Well, things continue to go well here in Lagunillas. It continues to be a challenge, and therefore a huge learning experience. After all, nothing truly worth doing was ever easy to do. My companion, Elder Perez (you're right Jen, he does look pretty Lamanite), continues to be a tremendous example to me. He, being a convert to the Church, really gets it. He really understands. Me and the other elders in this house, don't truly grasp what it means to have a mighty change of heart. We don't really know what conversion is like. I would say without a doubt that Elder Perez is a lot more converted to Jesus Christ than I am, and he makes me think a whole lot about my own conversion. Not in an unfair comparison way, just that he's helped me learn a lot. I really think these six weeks are going to be a big game changer for me. I've realized a lot of things that I still need to learn.

One of them being how to better manage my time in this new sector, because once again I don't have much time to write. I also am not going to be able to send pictures this week, even though I have a TON of good ones. Today for our zone activity (today was P Day because yesterday was a holiday in Chile), we went to an undersea carbon mine in Lota and we got to wear light hats and it was super cool.

Right now we have an investigator named Daniela and she is a gift from God. Honestly, I think she was like a welcome to Lagunillas gift, because she is incredibly prepared for baptism. We've still barely taught anything, but she always reads in the Book of Mormon, and she went to church on Sunday and loved it! And the ward was incredible! They all welcomed her sooo well. It was really impressive. Daniela has a very sincere desire to change her life and you can really see that hope in her eyes when we meet together. It's amazing. She has a baptism date for the 16th of June, so I'll keep you all updated.

Well, I've got to get to work now. It's already late. Thank you for writing me, and for all of the wonderful support and love that makes me so happy and grateful every week. This week, I've been studying Moroni 7 and 2 Nephi 4. They are FULL of doctrine and principles. Check em out! I know Christ lives. I know he is our Savior, and our greatest hope and joy in this dark, sad world. Believe in Him, because He always believes in us. I love you all!

Until next time,

Elder Wilcox

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