This week was a good week for us here in la Islita!! We have had some good miracles happen for us. Mainly I am just happy because finally things are starting to turn around here. We have had two straight weeks with at least 60 people attend sacrament meeting. We had 4 investigators at church this week. The ward is finally starting to work with us, we recieved a bomb refferal last week and I am sure this family will be baptized. On saturday we had a sweet talent show with our ward. It was cool. At times it was a little unorganized but it was fun, everyone had a good time and I was just happy we are starting to have activities to invite people to. I was the ending act and I sang a song of a famous Chilean artist. his name is Americo and everyone thought it was the funniest thing ever and they all told me I did an excellent job. I was very pleased with my performance. I was just pumped I was able to sing a song memorized in Spanish.
Also this week us as a zone we had a sweet activity. The missionaries from the MTC here in Chile came to Talagante and we all went on divisions with them and worked for an afternoon doing visits and contacts. I was with a kid from Nicaragua named Elder Sanchez. It was cool working with these elders. None are coming to our mission but I thought it was an awesome activity.
Elder Garcia has definatly broken out of his shell. He is talking a lot more with the other Elders and with the investigators that he is used to. When we are in contacting situations or in teaching situations he still kinda freezes up and I do most of the talking but that just comes with time and study of the lessons and the scriptures. We have mainly been visiting Mark Sabastian and Marion our investigators that are going to be baptized here in a little. We have been doing lots of contacts I am trying to put Elder Garcia in situations where he is forced to talk because thats the fastest way he is going to learn. When we were waiting for our greenies I will be honest we just ate a lot and had fun conversations with the Elders we dont get to see a lot. In the bible I am in Isaiah 20 something.
Bueno I dont have much time and the fricking internet here is terrible so I got to go and I will talk to you all next week.
Con Mucho Amor,
I don't know what song Alex sang in the talent show but I thought I would 'Youtube' the artist so you could get an idea of what he sounds like. I picked this one for the 'suave' picture. I can totally see Alex acting all suave :)
Alex will be speaking in church and sharing some of his experiences he has had while serving a two year mission in Chile on Sunday June 24th at 12:30 p.m. at 14191 Camino Del Sur San Diego, CA 92130. We will have an open house at our home from 3 p.m. until whenever it ends :) Please join us!! Our address is: 13445 Thunderhead Street, San Diego, CA 92129. Click on the mission logo to let us know if you'll be coming.
This is a blog about Alex's missionary experiences. I'm excited to do this for him and our family & friends while he is gone. I think this will be a great way to keep everyone up-to-date and share his experiences, as well as some pictures with all of you while he is in Chile.
To mail letters or packages to Alex please see below:
For pouch mail:
Elder Alexander Leavitt Chile Santiago West Mission POB 30150 Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150
To prevent possible fines, only postcards & letters that are single sheet, folded into three-panels, and taped at the top only (no envelopes) may be sent through the pouch.
For packages or regular letters send directly to the mission home:
Elder Alexander Leavitt Chile Santiago West Mission
Ave. Pajaritos 1921
***Special Note from President King on Packages*** Do not send packages through FedEx because they will require Alex to pay a large duty fee. The best way to send a package is through Global Priority Mail marked missionary supplies and valued at less than $100. They will usually arrive duty free and within 2 weeks.
You can also send a letter for free through the site below. Just click on "Write a missionary" and then click "Chile Santiago West" and follow the instructions.