Santiago Chile

Santiago Chile

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Preaching in the rain‏ (August 10, 2015)

Hello to all people!

This week we had a lot of rain.  An incredible amount actually!  It wasn`t near to more than VA gets in the Summers a lot, however for Chile it was enough to cause nationwide disaster and panda-mania.  We enjoyed it thoroughly!  It has cleared up the smoggy air so much and brightened our spirits a lot.  One day we weren`t allowed to leave the house though, it was so bad.  This week was a little slow on lessons, but the many we had were important, especially for one family.

We are currently working with one family to be baptized this next week.  We`ve been working with them for about 2 months and they`re very excited to be baptized, but we`ve had to push the baptism back 2 weeks already, so we are nervous about them getting discouraged, but they assure us that they aren`t even close to it.  They say that they have made their decision and when the baptism is doesn`t matter, they just want to make the covenant with the Lord.  Everything we explain to them the understand.  At first we had a lot of trouble with the Brother (Brother Reyes) and the Book of Mormon, however he followed the promise and prayed about it and received his answer.  He knows it to be true now.  We`re very excited for that.

One theme that we are talking about a lot in our ward is the theme of Eternal Families.  We are talking about God`s plan and how we cannot achieve everything without an Eternal Spouse and how through this commandment we have the blessing of being with them and our children for all time and eternity.  It`s a wonderful experience to know that I was born into such a covenant and that the people who i`ve known since my birth (or theirs) will never leave my side.  I love them all very much and know that they are my family for the eternities.  I cannot wait to see them again, but until then, they are with me in my heart.

I hope you all have a good week and can see the blessings of your Heavenly Father in your lives.
Con amor,
Elder Forsgren

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