Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Transfer 6!

Hola todos!!!!

Wow! Lots of great things are happening here in Echesortu! We had a baptism this last Saturday for Elena who is 67 years old, then she received the gift of the Holy Ghost on Sunday, and returned back to her home in Mendoza on Monday. She was really special and I am so grateful for the time I had to teach her. It was really funny because she left her hearing aid in Mendoza so when we taught her, we had to yell so she could understand! But it was a really special baptismal service and Hermana Smith and I both got to play a piano piece for it.

This week has been soooo hot and then sooo cool! We got up to 48 degrees Celsius which is over 115! I have never been so hot in my whole life! It’s worse with the humidity! They are saying this has been the hottest summer here in a reallllly long time! But it is finally cooling down and there has been lots of rain so hopefully that continues this week!

We have been teaching Kassandra from Brasil also and she is soooo awesome! She has 21 years and found out that she can serve a mission and is so excited! Her baptism will be on 8 Febrero! She is really sweet and special as well. She is making us a Brasilian dinner tonight! Can’t wait! Her hunger to learn more about the gospel is inspiring and she is already planning to go to the temple in Buenos Aires on the 15 of February! I feel so blessed and grateful to my Heavenly Father for letting me be a part of these wonderful miracles! Our area is really growing and I can’t wait to keep working hard to see His kingdom grow.

Other than that, we teach a lot and contact in the streets like crazy! Sometimes it is hard to talk to everyone, but I know it is so important and I would hate to miss an opportunity to share the gospel with one of God's children.

I love you all so much and really appreciate all of your prayers! I can feel the power and strength that comes from them every day! Keep working hard on being good examples and remember that there are lots of people placed in your lives who need to know of the same light and joy we have and know and cherish! Have a great week!<3

Hermana Moberly

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hola todos mis amigos y familia! Echesortu Jan 20, 2014

Hola todos mis amigos y familia!

AH! I LOVE ARGENTINA!!! Even though we weren't able to teach too much this week, me and Hna Smith really learned a lot and grew. Almost all of our lessons fell through, but the Lord really took care of us. We are going to have the baptism for Elena this Saturday, and then she is going back home to Mendoza in order to receive the Holy Ghost on Saturday. It is so crazy to think that she was here for the right amount of time to meet us, have those desires to change and come closer to Christ, and then be able to participate in the gospel in her home. Then, yesterday at church, a girl from Brasil came with some of her friends who are returned missionaries. She has read the Book of Mormon, and when I went over to meet her, before saying anything, she asked me if she could be baptized. WHAT!? Yeah, the Lord really loves us and all of His children. It reminded me of my mom and how I have always wanted an experience like hers. Now I have one! So we are going over tomorrow to start teaching her so that she can be baptized in the next few weeks!!!

Our Stake President is amazing and he helps us so much! He gives us a lot of counsel for safety, the work, and just life in general. He is really wise. On Friday, we got a call from some elders who met a lady in the terminal without anything. She is a member of the church and needed help finding her aunt, so we went to go find her, and with the Stake President, we were able to bring her to the church building, go to his house and eat some food, and then send her back to where she needed to be. I love just knowing that wherever we are, the Church is always willing and ready to help whoever needs it. 

We finally got our water heater fixed so we actually can take showers that are somewhat warm...better than ice water like we had for the first few weeks (: Our fridge broke so we basically just eat cereal with warm milk when we are at home. But the members feed us lunch every day! It's just every morning and night we eat cereal. They have these donut things here called alfejores and they are one of the reasons why I was called to serve in Argentina. They are SOOO good! (: 

Other than that, we are trying to survive this heat wave and continue to preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I love being able to talk to people on the streets and see their faces change and light up when we testify of our Savior. I love being a missionary!! Hope you all enjoy this next week! Look for ways to serve others and share your testimonies! (: 

Happy Birthday Jacie, Caden, and Kyson (I think...I don’t remember everyone's birthdays...)<3 Good luck Justin in the MTC! And Happy almost Febrero to everyone else!! Love you<3<3

Hermana Moberly
Hermana's Smith and Moberly in the famous Mustache's ;)

Christmas Stockings
                                                                                  ARGENTINA LIVING


                                             How we wash our clothes...takes FOREVER

The feet of a missionary after a day of walking.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hola Todos from Echesortu, January 13, 2014

Hola Todos!! (:
       Ah, where to begin! I have so many stories to tell you and I have totally been slacking on my weekly letters. But Argentina has really been a blessing. The people here are super loving and it's really easy to talk to everyone because almost everyone is Catholic and already has a religious background. When we contact people in the streets and give them pass along cards with a picture of Jesus on it, they get super excited and then want us to come over and teach their families. The only problem is that we contact so many people, and it is hard to find time to visit them all. But over time, we will figure out how to do it. Hermana Smith and I have been working really hard, and I have definitely seen so many miracles.
       One, the language. It is so different that what I learned in Texas. The words are different, the accent is different, everything. But the Lord has really shown me mercy and has humbled me a lot so that I can understand them. Sometimes I miss parts here and there, but I can understand mostly everything.
       Two, our investigators. Last week, we went over for lunch to a member's home and their grandma was visiting from Mendoza. They told us she wanted to listen to our message, and so we began teaching her, and she wants us to come over every day! We have already been over 3 times and she is either going to be baptized on the 17th or 25th of this month!! Her name is Elena and she is a miracle! Yesterday we taught her the gospel of Jesus Christ and the healing power of His Atonement. That through faith and His grace and mercy, we can be forgiven of our sins and also receive the strength and help we need to forgive others. It was the most powerful lesson I have ever had so far and just testifying of Jesus Christ and His healing power strengthened my testimony of how real it is. No matter what we have done or what we lack, through Jesus Christ, we can all become cleansed and have our burdens lifted. So please pray for Elena that she will be able to progress to her date! We are also teaching a man named Guillermo and he is awesome too! We are going to extend a baptismal date to him tonight too!
       The work here is progressing so much and I love it! There is nothing better that to go around each day and simply share my testimony con anyone I see. I have never been so happy. There is a boy in our ward who is leaving for his mission to Bolivia tomorrow, but he has been helping us a ton to get to know the area and help us teach! Instead of spending the last few days with his family, he has been wanting to go out and teach with us. He has really shown me how important this work is and that sometimes, the work we do for the Lord is a lot more important than other things. The sacrifices I have made to be out here are so small, but I know that whatever sacrifices we make are acceptable to the Lord. I hope you are all doing so well and are happy! I love you all mucho mucho mucho! Que tengan una buena semana!<3<3

Hermana Moberly

Monday, January 6, 2014

Echesortu, January 6, 2014

Hola Todos!!

I hope you all had an amazing week like I did!! It was my first week in Echesortu and it is an amazing area! Me and my companion, Hermana Smith, have a lot of work to do, but it will be fun and filled with miracles. The people here in Argentina are super nice and humble. They all let us talk to them and share our message. Okay, not all of them. I get rejected a lot, but at least I can invite them to listen and am doing my job.

So we moved into our new pension (apartment/house) last Saturday and finally got all of our furniture this Saturday. We walk EVERYWHERE and its super hot, but we get to talk to so many people! The language isn´t too much of a problem anymore. They use a lot of different words than I learned in Texas, but they people help me learn. They randomly turn off our electricity and so we have no light and the fans stop working. We have been super blessed and lucky though, because it never happens at night. Our ward here is amazing and everyone wants to help us! We had a member with us in every lesson last week and they are showing us around. We hand wash our clothes which is a LOT of work!! They also have every flavor you can think of for Tang! Its amazing (:

I don’t have much time today again, I know...I’m slacking ): But I hope you have a great week and remember that your Heavenly Father loves and protects you every day!!

Hermana Moberly


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year From Echesortu, Rosario, Argentina

Hola Todos!!

Por fin!! Pues, estoy en Argentina y me encanta!! I love it here! It is super hot, and supposedly it’s only spring... These last few weeks have been a little crazy, but we are starting to finally settle in. I was homeless for my first 6 days because our new apartment wasn’t ready yet. But we moved in on Saturday and will get the rest of our furniture this Saturday. At least we have a bed (: I can't send pictures, but hopefully next week! The people here are really humble and they love having us over to share messages of God with them. We contact EVERYONE on the streets and write down their directions so we can pass by. I don't have much time left, so I will have to explain more next week. But I’m doing great and LOVE my companion!! We get along super great! She is super fun, sweet, and has a great testimony! We white washed an area which just means that there have only been elders here and they just put sisters in so we have a lot of work to do! Neither one of us knows the area, but we have desires to work hard and help our ward grow! Luckily, all the members here want to go out teaching with us, so they can help show us around and tell us which areas are safe or not. Don't worry Mom, we are always safe (: But I can't believe its 2014!! My goals for this year are to keep serving with all my heart and gain more charity. What are yours? Love you all so much and hope you are having great vacations! Remember Christ and Heavenly Father loves you!<3

Hermana Moberly