From all of those contacts and just working super hard this week with Elder Florez I think we have brought a little more life into our sector. We have more people to teach, actually have some investigators that are progressing, and I am starting to enjoy my time here in La Islita a little more. Elder Florez told me that this has been his favorite week while he has been in the mission. He has given me a ton of compliments this week. Biggest one when we were in the house the other day he said "Elder Leavitt I know you are only my second companion, but I think you are going to be my favorite companion of the mission." It was awesome. I am going to miss him. I am close to a hundred percent positive he will have changes in a couple weeks.
Here in South America the Copa America has started up. During game hours the work basically just stops. Especially tonight because Chile plays against Mexico at 8. We will see. I have a sweet little card that has all the times of all the games where I can fill in the scores of all the games. People are surprised when they find out how much I do like soccer. Last week we had a Family home evening with a family and I learned how to make Chilean tortilla! Basically bread without levantura (risening). I don't know what it is in English anymore sorry. Also it has gotten so cold here! I leave and at the nights I am honestly wearing like 5 layers of clothing.
Alex & Elder Florez making 'Pan'
Well this week has been an excellent one for me. I feel really good about the work I have been doing. Although at times it isn't the coolest thing to be sent to areas that doesn't have much to work with it can be one of the most rewarding feelings to see things just turn around. I can feel this area starting to pick up this last week we have more ¨Miracle Earthquakes¨ And I am just so grateful to my Father in Heaven for always guiding his missionaries and always being there for me in my mission. Helping me when I am getting down to pick up my excitement again and get back to work. This year has gone by so fast and I know its because I have just been working. This sector so far has been the hardest for me by far but I have learned the most here about patience, diligence, obedience, working hard and just pushing forward until you can see those blessings from God that come to those who are doing all they can. I love the mission. Well guys I will talk to you all next week.
Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Alexander Thomas Leavitt