Elder Chandler Hyer

Elder Chandler Hyer
Elder Chandler Hyer

Monday, October 26, 2015

Padre Bernardo Week 11

New house, New church, New missionaries,

So this week was one of the busiest of my entire life, I´m going to go quickly day-by-day.

Tuesday was just about the only normal day we had, but it was also the day that we decided we were going to move houses... the start of it all.

Wednesday we were planning the move when we got an unexpected phone call from a recent convert of ours who needed help cleaning a place she has, where she is starting a new store. So we spent a few hours cleaning there. There were tons of Spiders and webs everywhere. We finally had to leave in order to do the move (which took forever).

Cut to Thursday and we are in our new house, everything moved in, but we have no gas for the stove, a broken shower-head with no hot water, no utensils, and we are questioning ourselves on the decision to move. But we persevered (and at this point there was no turning back) and we headed out and bought everything we needed for our new house, which was really expensive...at least to us.

Friday comes around and we are now feeling quite at home in our new house and things are great, we found a few new investigators who have a lot of potential and I´ll update you on them as things happen.

The new church (that we got last week) is now located right in front of where we live. It's much more convenient for most of the member because the old location was on the other end of town, further away from where most the members live, and they had to walk up to 30 minutes to get there. Now it's only about a 10 minute walk for most.

Finally the day we've all been waiting for... Saturday morning we Baptized Uelton, Juliana, Estefany, and Aline!!!! That was really cool, and the other companionship baptized Pabline and Fabiano. That makes six baptisms here in Padre Bernardo, all of which were youth which is really cool to see the growth there. It was a great baptismal service and Padre Bernardo is growing!

Afterwards we had a Youth activity that Saturday, like we do every week, and it's amazing to see the difference. Our first youth activity consisted of 4 youth that came, a very humble group, and Saturday evening we had nearly 20 people there and it was a great activity. Love the power of the youth!!!

All was well and we were just waiting and preparing for Sunday to come around... and then the "fire nation" attacked! Or actually my companion's leg was in lot of pain. It had been feeling progressively worse all week. We ended up calling the mission nurse about his leg and she (thinking it could be a blood clot) said it would be a good idea to go to the hospital, that night, which is 2 hours away because we live here in Padre Bernardo.

So Elder Deleray and my companion left to go to the hospital, and since it was so late and so far away, they spent the night with the missionaries near the hospital. (turns out that my companion is fine, of course, he´s now taking some pain medication). The two of us who stayed behind handled all the Sunday services this week.

Anyways so now today Monday, we had to say sad goodbyes to Elder Nascimento who has been here in Padre Bernardo for 7 months, and we got Elder Peralta a Hispanic elder who has been on his mission for a year and a half and he seems like a great guy. We also get two new sisters tonight (who will be living in our old place) which will be interesting, and I´ll talk about them next week.

Anyways I've got to go this was a lot longer than I had planned, I love you all and have a good week!

Elder Hyer

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