Monday, October 28, 2013
This week has been really good, we have seen miracles. I'm staying in Alberdi for another transfer with Elder Parejas and I love it! It’s so great! I have been really praying and fasting to find prepared married families and priesthood holders, and the Lord has answered, we have found many ready families this week and now it’s up to us to be our own free agents and act on the blessings. We have an investigator named Pablo, he’s way cool, very catholic and at first didn't want to give anything up in that church, but last Sunday he came to church, and loved it, and he is reading a ton in the book of Mormon and so this week we asked him to be baptized, and he said “you want me to get baptized in your church?´´ and kind of puzzled we said “uhh..well....yeah, that's what we were thinking´´....and he said “oh uh when?´´ and we gave him a date to be baptized and he then said “well if I don't work that day then yeah, I’ll get baptized with you guys” and he committed himself to get baptized. The rest of this week, there has been many others who accepted to get baptized very easy...The Lord is preparing his children, I know it, and I see it every day. Let’s all keep on moving in this work and inviting all others to sing the song of redeeming love and come unto Him the Master. ´´A long pull, a strong pull and a pull all together´´- Joseph Smith....unfortunately High School Musical is right...we really are all in this together and once we really embrace that is when this work will flourish! :) I love you all!
Posted by ~ Jill~ at 10:19 AM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
This week was good, it was hot, but good and fun. We are still working with a few investigators but lots of them are slowly quitting to act. the gift of the holy ghost is so important, and that’s what they need to keep on going with the gospel, but to receive that they need baptism, which they have a hard time getting to at times haha! Just makes me realize how I need to improve as a missionary. This week we realized we need families to baptize, we need to find new people to teach too, so we found a few potential families so I think we should be teaching a lot this week. We were supposed to be receiving transfer calls Saturday, but nope, we got a call from our District leader and he said that they aren't ready and will be Tuesday. We are going to receive 40 something more missionaries this transfer and so still president and the Aps are planning how it’s going to work....Can you say The Lord is hastening his work? Way crazy but so cool at the same time, so I will find out tue if I leave or stay, I feel like both could happen, but we shall see, if I leave, I would like to come back to Rio Cuarto. I love this place! , well that’s about it! I love you all!
|My ZL Elder Sivila, he goes home this week to |
|My district Elder Sandoval (Chile), Flores (Mexico), |
Parejas (Peru), Me (USA), Goncalvez(DL)(Paraguay)
and Cruz (Ecuador) 6 different nations!
|Familia Rocha, Adrian and Leticia|
|Hno Vasconcelo, he gave me a tie, |
Way cool guy! He said, pretty soon us here in
Argentina won’t be able to eat or sleep because we
will just be baptizing. and I said
God bless you brother, you have the vision! :)
Posted by ~ Jill~ at 4:21 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wow, what a week, we had some crazy experiences. Friday was great. This day was really just fun. We went to work in the morning and two people stopped us and tried to preach to us and gave us all of their material haha, it was funny, then we tried to do the same to them and they backed away and said no haha. Anyway, Friday it began to rain hard, the morning was hot and sunny, then the evening, was pouring hard, and so we were without jackets and completely soaked, we stopped by a member family to talk to them, and the Hermana saw us an took clothes of her husband for us to wear all dry for the rest of the night, so we worked the rest of the day in the clothes of Hermano Morales, ha and then we got a call from the elders in centro saying there is a hermana that has food for the alberdi elders, so we went and got a ton of good food ;) and then as we were walking home we found the family Morales in their car and stopped us to give us a ride home, so the family Morales is such a awesome family! :) Good rest of the week too, we found lots of cool people and we are working with a few like Patricia and Rita, they are friends but they are being thrown into trials the day they found us, so it’s hard, but we love the area and see the vision the Lord has for it! :)
|Rio Cuarto! :)|
|Elder Parejas and I in the clothes of Hermano Morales! :)|
Posted by ~ Jill~ at 12:40 PM
This week has been great. i am learning a lot about the atonement in my own life and seeing the blessing if it is amazing. the change of heart that comes to one who is in the service of the Lord is amazing. I would invite all others to engage themselves in the work of the Lord, just only to see then changes in their own lives. the satisfaction of this is grand, but what’s even more satisfying is knowing someone is now with an eternal family, or that a broken lost heart, is now fixed and found in peace, or that a friend you know is now making good decisions in his or her life. I can testify of these great feelings of satisfaction and i know it’s all a part of the plan of the Lord. this week we have been working with a few families who really want to get baptized, it’s so great, but the temptations that come and the little distractions that Satan sends can often knock an investigator off course and put a stop to his or her progression, but, we have that in all things and that’s what helps us learn and grow.
The new excitement of the hastening of the work is great! the vision of God is so great that we cannot comprehend, but the Lord is hastening his work for a reason, so let us join together in the great cause of Christ against the opposition, Satan, so that we can be the tools in the Lords hands like the Sons of Mosiah of old, in bringing souls unto Christ, oh how great will be our Joy! I love you all!
Posted by ~ Jill~ at 12:31 PM