Monday, April 20, 2015

This week we met Diego. He lives with a member family but has no experience with Churches. He does not even know the story of Jesus but he already wants to be baptized. This is a first for me but the Lord knows what he is doing. Not even a flood will stop the work. And it feels really weird to be 19. Just saying.

I will work on getting pictures of the mamitas.

We thought we would move mud but in the end they cancelled the service project... so while I do have mud on my shoes and jeans I have not specifically done service to help with the mud as other missionaries have. We have helped with water and rain issues but not mud. We emailed you from a members house once, then from a small ciber that was not as good, and today we are in the large ciber in centro that we usually use. That means I will send pictures :)

I am honestly weirded out by the thought that you guys have nearly finished an entire school year. And why did you think my identity was stolen? That sucks when you are there and can do something about it but even more when I am in a different country. Poor Dan. I mean, poor Elder Harris. And I will be praying that Aunt Sharon and Uncle B can adopt again. I hope to come home and meet a new little cousin :)

The Pinewood Derby is here again? Wow. Time really does fly. I remember the last pinewood derby that Jake was part of. Did Shawn buy this used truck for Braden since he will be home soon? And that is sad that a family died. We never know when something crazy like that can happen so we have to be prepared NOW to meet our Maker. 

Sounds like everyone is staying busy up there. I am glad to hear it. I pray for you guys and am very grateful for your prayers. We just had transfers but both my companion and I am staying here. I love you all. Take care.
Elder Brock Hunter

A military copter going around rescuing people who got stuck on their roofs by the mud flood.

The excavation is just around the corner from our house.

The water was from the first day of rain.  We had no idea how bad it would get.

Our Bishop was wiped out.  He was getting at most 4 hours of sleep a day during the first week of flooding.



I splurged on cereal for my birthday week

After reading my amazing birthday balloons

Dr. Pepper is good, but it just did not taste the same...
The reason I take SHORT showers here in Chile.

A poster in the pension.

We are on top of a nearby hill.  We made an Elder Monument.

Elder Plowman

The dogs followed us from the base of the hill to the top.
We named the black one WIll Smith and the yellow one Pikachu.

An old Church sign from before the change to make Jesus Christ biggerr

A nice half court set up for basketball

All the masks I have used throughout the catastrophe

Boots that we were told to buy for the service that did not happen.
(plus they are a size small)

Ous Zone is a bit craxy...

My district is kinda crazy too...

They managed to clean the Plaza in Centro pretty quickly.  We were desperate to get our clothes so we had Hermano Fernandez drive us into town.  All these pics are two weeks after the actual flooding and rain.  So, all this is better than it was originally.

Now it is a lot better but there is dust everywhere and some streets and buildings still have mud.  We are expecting another large rainstorm in May.  We will see what happens.  It should come the week after Mother's Day.

Our current house which we will be leaving very soon.

This is a  massive hole in the sidewalk from the rain.  It is across the street from us.

We watched General Conference in the closet.

The TV is how the members watched General Conference.

Helping Hands
Mormons that Help

Supplies we handed out

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