April 22, 2014
Hola a todos mis amigos!! (:
Wow! Today is my 11 month mark and I can't believe how fast it has gone by. Hopefully the rest is super slow! Well...this last week was fullllll of walking! Sunchales is a city of 9 barrios (or sections), and we decided to finally go to one we hadn't been to in about a month. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to walk there and it's all dirt roads and cows and horses and grass. Haha you get the picture! It smells really great (; So we went there and just contacted door to door and tried to meet the people, ask if we could share our message with them or serve them in any way. Luckily, this week was Semana Santa(Holy Week) and when we said we had a message about Jesus Christ and His gospel, lots of people wanted to listen because they were already celebrating His life and resurrection. So we were able to teach a lot more this last week! We invited about 4 people to be baptized, and only one accepted a date. But still that's one person who wants to follow the example of Jesus Christ! Her name is Romina and, first, we need to have a wedding because she isn't married to her boyfriend. But she is really great and LOVES the Book of Mormon! We are planning for the 24th of May!
Silvia went to church with us again this Sunday and it was all about baptism! So we are going to help her prepare too. She really wants to get baptized, but first she has to divorce her ex-husband, marry her boyfriend that lives with her right now, and he has to find his identity card...lots of problems and obstacles haha. But we are praying for miracles and will keep trying to help them in all that we can.
We have an investigator, Eliana, but this week she wasn't there so we taught her mom and invited her to be baptized. She wants to, but said she will pray to know if it is true before accepting a date. So another person to add to your prayers if you can, please! (:
On Friday we only contacted the whole day because the last Sunday we fasted as a zone to find one person who is ready to be baptized and we met so many amazing people! Lots of miracles happened. We are going to go back this week and teach them again!
Last night I received a call that Hna. Arias was going to leave and I am going to train this transfer! I'm really nervous but excited too. I get to go back to Rosario tomorrow and will get my new companion. I'll let you know all about her next week!
Funny things: we literally had a dog come to church with us a few weeks ago. Not only are we teaching them, but they even come to church with us! (: In the terminal to leave from Sunchales, there is a painting of a flying cow (I sent the picture). I can't remember the other funny thing I was going to tell you. I'll send it next week! Love you all so much!!!! Thanks for everything and remember to always confide and trust in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. <3