Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

HOLA!! ¿Qué tal?

This week we had an activity with the Branch, una Noche de Talentos, or a talent show, and it turned out really well!  Lots of people invited their friends and lots of people participated.  Mi compañera and I sang a song and played the guitar, some people danced, sang songs (someone even sang in English!), and two kids from the primary told jokes. haha, it was awesome!  And to finish the activity with a bang there were free completos (think Chicago dog but Chileno)

This week we also finished changing houses, so that's some good news.  Who knew two people could have so many things??  Not me.  But now I know it.  

The weather here is getting better.  Still the occasional day of rain, but not too many now.  We're working hard to find new people who want to listen to the gospel, and the members are helping a ton.  And more good news, tomorrow we get to see Presidente Obeso and his wife, so that'll be pretty awesome.  They're so funny :)

This week I'm meditating/memorizing Moroni 7:45 and I wanted to share it with you all: 
And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Have an awesome week!

Con amor,
Hermana Coombs

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

WOOOHOOOO!  We've been looking for a new house for a few weeks (because we need to move), and we found the perfect house.  Perfect, really.  BUT other people were interested too, and the owners said they might rent it to whoever commited first.  We would have been more than happy to commit then and there, but we needed approval from Presidente Obeso, who just so happened to be in Uruguay this past week for a conference. URUGUAY.  So that really complicated things.  But wait, there's more good news, the owners called us today and said they still hadn't rented it and they wanted to know if we were still interested.  In my head I yelled "SÍ" really happily, but out loud I said "sí" all calm cool and collected but still really happy, haha.  So moral of this story, we're finally going to be able to change houses this week :D 

Other than that we've had some really awesome lessons this week, and a member even brought a friend to church!  YES.

Have an awesome week and enjoy the little things!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

Volcan Osorno

Me with a big tree

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

Ok, well I said I'd have more to write this week, but the truth is that not too much happened this week.  We had una Noche de Hogar with the branch, which was a ton of fun :) My companion got sick, again, so we were stuck in the house a few days.  But the good news is that the weather was nice this week for a few days :)

OH! actually I have a story from last week. Hahaha.  It's time for me to start my second visa so I can stay here in Chile.  Hna Barrios and I went like good obedient children to el Registro Civil to start get mi papel de antecedentes, which is basically a paper that says all the crimes I've committed in Chile, because I've committed so many crimes, haha (don't worry Mom there are only two or three, haha just kidding).  But anyway we got to the doors and what did we find? A huge sign that says they're on strike indefinitely.  Bad news bears.  But the good news is that having a Chilean companion is really useful. She said they had to help me because it was an emergency.  So after knocking the door a few times she said to the door that we only wanted to ask a question, and BOOM!  Miraculously someone came out to help us :) haha, but they didn't help too much because, as the woman said, "we're on strike and we aren't helping anyone."  But they did give me a code that I could use to print off my paper in an internet cafe.  Still being good obedient children we went to the internet cafe to print of the paper, which required quite a bit of work, got to the point where we could pay, and the website only accepted Chilean credit cards. NOOOOOOO.  Luckily I have mi CuentaRUT, it's kind of like a debit card for Chileans, but it doesn't have any money on it.  We had to go the the bank, wait in line, put some money on the card, go back to the internet place and try again..... but it didn't work.  Back to the bank, another line, back to the internet place, we tried again, but it still didn't work.  Oops.  The secretary of the mission (he's in charge of all this visa stuff) told us he talked with a few people and they said we could start my visa without the paper for now, so we went on an adventure to Osorno and I signed some papers (I felt super important). But it was super short the process in Osorno.  They said they'll eventually need the paper with my crimes, but who knows when that will be.  I guess the point of this story is that it's really hard for me to stay legal here in Chile hahaha.  Oh well, fingers crossed it all gets worked out.

I love you all lots and hope you have an awesome week!

Keep on keeping on,
Hermana Coombs

Oh yeah, other thing we did this week: we helped a less active round up her pollitos, baby chickens.  We looked pretty funny running around in front of her house trying to catch them haha

Con un pollito!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 5, 2015

Hola familia y amigos!

Sorry I don't have a lot of time today, but I hope you all got a chance to watch the General Conference because it's the best.

Read and reread the talks!

I love you all!

Con cariño,
Hermana Coombs