Hola querida familia muy linda!
Gracias por sus emails! Les quiero muchísimo. No tengo muuuucho tiempo porque hoy vamos a caminito (el lugar con las casas de colores). Bueno, espero, porque la verdad es que no sé como llegar....Vamos a preguntar muchas personas y usar mi librito con mapitas y los colectivos. Con suerte, vamos a llegar! Oh, y también, vamos a tratar de ir al estadio de la boca!!!
Basta con el castellano. Well this week has been super crazy and good. We have been working our buns off looking for new investigators. Our first week together included a lot of searching and walking and people cancelling appointments, or not being there when we showed up and it kind of seemed like we weren´t going anywhere. But this week we are beginning to see the fruits of our labors. On Saturday and Sunday we had stake conference. It was great because even though it wasn´t in our church, here close, Amelia, Raul, Mercedes, and Eros went. Amelia is practically a member....she goes to every single activity, is BFF with every member, pays her tithing, etc. She is only lacking the most important step--baptism. It is going to take a lot of faith because she is still having problems with her eyesight and can´t read very much. But I know that the spirit will touch her heart and she will be know that faith is not a perfect knowledge. We are also teaching Raul, the cutest 83 year old man there is. He is roommates of a member in our ward, Daniel, and they have started reading the Book of Mormon together every day. Mercedes is a lady who has been investigating the church for a long time and the missionaries here had visited her before. Her sister is a member and lives in Virginia and has always tried to help her have the desire to join the church. Right now she is progressing a ton. Eros is 13 and lives with Adriana and her family. His mom died when he was little and his dad lives in another city. He is living here so he can play soccer. After the conference, Presidente Gulbrandsen and Presidente Catala came over to us and began talking to him and telling him how he was going to be a missionary in the future. He had a huge smile on his face, it was really cool. A couple months ago during one of our meetings with all the missionaries in the stake, P. Gulbrandsen received a revelation and told us that this stake-Congreso-will be a place where people who are prepared will come from all over to be baptized. We are seeing that it is being fulfilled...William and Joel had both moved here after just a little while, and also Eros has only been here for about two months. We also found an investigator, Gustavo, who moved here from Peru about three weeks ago. I know people here are prepared and that if we work hard and follow the spirit we will be able to find them. So many people are searching and I want to do all I can to help them find what they are searching for. Oh, also it was awesome because P. Gulbrandsen shared the story of Hna Sosa´s mom in the conference, and P. Catala didn´t know he was going to share it. He had Hna Sosa and P. Catala stand up and P. Catala began sobbing. It was a really special moment that no one there will forget. Wow, my companion is famous! She really is awesome and so humble and willing to work. I´m grateful to be here with her here in Almagro! I´m way too blessed. En serio. Okay ttyl. Chao chao!