These last two weeks have been really hard to work in. The people were
all really focused in the festivities of the new year. Especially the
guy I saw in the market with two carts full of beer.
New years we had dinner at a members house again. It was actually the
same member that we ate Christmas dinner with. It was really good as
well. We went back to our house at 11 and then brought in the new year
by banging on some pots and being overly excited. Chileans have a
couple of really wierd but cool traditions. For instance they have a
tradition of eating a certain type of bean soup at midnight. Then for
the next two days they all stay in there house drunk. The second one
wasn't really a tradition it was just an observation that I had.
Anyway Elder White and I are doing all right. We are roasting in the
heat. I thought I got badly sunburned Saturday but then when I woke up
Sunday God decided otherwise. This Sunday was a really cool moment. It
was the first sunday in the history of Vilcun that we had priesthood
and Relief Society classes. That is going to be such a blessing to the
members and for their spiritual development. Also this last week an
adult couple of missionaries arrived to Temuco area. They are so cool.
They are taking care of us missionaries and also they are doing really
great work in strengthening the branches down here.
Well just to finish of I hope all of you are able to take this time of
news and look at what you are going to work for this coming year.
Place some goals. Then the important part WORK TOWARD THEM. We are
never going to get somewhere if we do not work for it. God gave
holidays so that we can remember him and develop. (Leviticus 23)
Con Mucho Cariño
Elder Kelton Miller