Hola mis amiguitos!!!
Wow what a wild week, Sorry I didn't get an email out last week, we just got here and I had so little time hahaaha. But yeah! We're here in Chile, Santiago. My area is Vicuña Mackenna, companion Elder Cardoso from Mexico! And we're doing the work, and it's really going well! Lots of less active, part member families here so that's what we've been working in a ton since I got here Tuesday night! And it really has been good.
The people here are all so nice to me, most of the members think it's so funny that I'm from the US, and I can't understand them super well (Because Chilean Spanish is SOO whaak if you didn't already know) But I can talk hahahaha, they're always surprised when I start talking like ¿what you actually caught some of that? Hahaha
Let's see - biggest thing different from Arizona- really just the culture differences I guess. It's not like you just take how you know Americans and stuff talk to each other, and then just translate it, everything really is different. The proper thing to do when you salduar someone is to hug them and kiss them on the cheek (We can't ahahahahahaha but yeah) and just the way they communicate is wildly different, and even different from mexico, from the MTC. Also everyone has gates in front of their doors so to 'knock' you just yell ALO super loud and hope the right house hears you hahahaha. Or maybe they have a doorbell, but probably not.
Spiritual experience-- We went to one of our friend's house (Don't call them investigators anymore but friends of the church hahahah) of Osvaldo y Jazmine. With them, we watched the Light the World nativity video (If you haven't watched it, go right now!!) and talked about it. We talked about what the actual point of Christmas is, remembering Jesus Christ and all He did for us! Just talking with them about that was so nice, I really felt the Spirit testifying to them and to me about it all. Soo nice
All right now for the moment you've all been waiting for--- How I turned into Spider-Man (Toby Maguire)Saturday morning I woke up to go to the bathroom, I pulled up on the handle of the faucet and it BROKE off in my hands WHAT I'm officially SpiderMan. But about six minutes later we finally got the faucet to stop going, what a ride. We called the office, and Monday these two guys came to fix. When we got back Monday night, the TOILET was leaking! These guys broke our toilet hahahahahahahahahahahahah So the toilet is still off, and this morning my shower head started shooting off sideways in a weird way, I don't even know how to describe it hahahhahha. So yeah my bathroom is just going the way of all the Earth hahaha
All right to leave you all with a good thought and not my bathroom shenanigans, go read 2 Nephi 30:2, one of my favorite scriptures recently. It shows that the only people God 'favors' are the people who are baptized, repent, keep the commandments, and that can be all of us!
I love you guys all! Have a good week
Elder B. Andreasen