After spending a morning walking through centro, we have found that the majority of all businesses are closed, and few people are in the streets!
Even so, the missionary fun doesn't stop! We have yet much planned ahead for this week, and much to do preparing for the weekend.
This past week, Elder Fuentealba and I were blessed to find a number of very interested, investigating couples and their families! Upon arriving here to Hualpen nearly fourth months ago, the work was very different. Elder Holt and I did all that we could to go out and come to know a very unknown ward. Since then, we have been blessed to find and teach so many different families, and Elder Fuentealba and I are blessed to be teaching many that are progressing in returning to church and a number that are coming to know it and the message of the Gospel for the first time. Cambios are in another week and regardless of a change, I will be blessed to have done all that I could here in Hualpen.
This week we're are anxiously preparing for a very spiritual weekend. Saturday morning, the Concepción temple will see its groundbreaking. We will see the proceedings by a broadcast at our stake center in Villa Acero. The members of Concepción have waited so long, and this day will be one to always stay in the hearts of those here. Saturday evening, seeing that all goes well with an interview still to be done, Fernanda, the 10-year-old daughter of a less-active member, Hermana Lorena, is to be baptized! We will do all that we can to see that it is a spiritual day!
May we see those blessings later this week, and may you have a wonderful week of blessings as well, my family!
I love each of you, and think of you and all that you are sure to be doing while I am here in the Lord's work.