Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015


I have eaten so much food this week, I don't even think it's humanly possible, but it was a really fun week igual!  Christmas was a little wierd because it's warm here, but it was still way cool. The 24th we were invited to the house of the Gonzalez Familia (they are so cool).  We laughed so hard, and then I got to skype with the family, which was so fun but so hard.  English is a real struggle sometimes.  Haha, and then we had a really nice dinner with them :)  They make me so happy, and they adopted us as their children... haha we even took a family photo with them after church on Sunday.

Then on the 25th we had a gringo Christmas with Hno Vladimir y Hna Jeannete (our papitos).  We ate cinnamon rolls and opened presents and everything, haha,  they are so gringo for being Chilean :)  

Then later in the afternoon una abuelita who lives alone invited us over for a Christmas lunch.  She's a sweetheart :)

And this week we've been talking with EVERYONE we can, haha, but it's been fun.  We even found a new family who is super interested in learning more, and they even acepted a baptismal date, so we'll just have to see what happens :)

I love you all mucho and I hope you have a fun and safe New Year!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015


I hope you've all been enjoying the Christmas season and the special time that it is.  It's the most wonderful time of the year.  

Purranque it awesome!  I love it here!  The members are super cool and they've really made me feel like part of the family.  We have some awesome investigators, and there are two Elders in the Branch, which makes the work even more fun.  It's a pretty small, quiet town, and it isn't a tourist attraction like my other sectors, but it's an awesome area.

It was quite the surprise when I met Hna Schroeder because she told me I was going to finish her training as a new missionary, and nobody told me before I met her!  But she's awesome.  She's obedient, she works hard, and has a strong desire to serve the Lord.  Lots of good things are going to happen this cambio.

Haha, a funny story real quick.  Well actually it isn't too funny, but I want to share it anyway.  The missionaries who finished the mission last week had some REALLY bad luck.  The day they had their flights scheduled, the airlines went on strike, so they couldn't go home.  After a few days the mission sent them all to Santiago by bus, and I think that now they are finally home.  What a crazy going home story.  But in the end it all worked out ok. 

Love you all lots.  Enjoy your Christmas!


Hermana Coombs