Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Happy Day After Father's Day
What a great thing that Father´s day is a Sunday that we have the chance to come to church and show our love for our Father which is in Heaven.
Transfer week.--- Drum roll please...
I´m going back to ARICA!
I´m going to the ward Diego Portales, in the same Zone I was in before. My companion´s name is Elder Jensen, and that makes the limit of my knowledge. I will be leaving from Iquique at 5:30. I´m excited. However sad to leave. That weird feeling that everyone knows at some point in their life right? Sad to leave but happy to go.
I love it here in Pozo clearly I have days were I wanted out but I will be more than happy to come back some day. Elder Marín and I had a lot of fun together with us both being fairly new we worked and with both of us not having much experience plowed a new course for ourselves.
This past week we had the opportunity to help build two houses. The first with some investigators that Elder Rojas and I started teaching, Cesar and Beliene (Something like that) and we put the up the the celling of the first floor and the the floor of the second floor, and through this we met Cesar Dias´s dad Cesar Dias and with talking to him he told us the story that after drinking for 28 years one day he said that he would never drink again, and has done it. Pure will power, and from his example several of his friends have given it up as well, now we just got to convince his son to stop as well. So the lesson is you can give up drinking, smoking and/or any other addiction you might have just got to put your mind to it and you don´t know who else might look to you for that example.
The second home we helped build we walked to a part of Pozo called Las Quientas and in route we passed a house with a family working and one of the walls getting it ready to put up. So we decided to go and ask if they wanted help, expecting the answer, "No" because we normally receive that answer; however Pedro surprised us in answering, "Ya" so we finished up one wall and put it up. Then said that we could come Saturday and help again. So Saturday we came and built 3 walls and put them up.
I felt great. Working hard again with my hands I loved it, and felt right back at home, expect that people still talk Spanish. However I learned some good words in construction like measuring tape.
Have a Wonderful day- Because you can choose to
Elder James O. Gillespie