Monday, August 22, 2016

Fastest Week Ever!

This week went by really fast. Not sure why exactly, but it seemed to fly by! So I had my first Asado this week. An Asado is basically just a bbq with a ton of chicken and beef! Haha. It was at la capilla (the chapel), and it was put on by José Tito, a recent convert. His sister (a non member) just got married, and they celebrated with an Asado! So we were invited! So yeah, that was really cool and really good! 

We are taking a bus to Rio Gallegos for una conferencia con el presidente today. So it was a little bit different than usual, and I had to bring my sleeping bag and stuff.

The weather was pretty good this week. It wasn't too cold. Except for one day, in which it snowed! It was actually really fun though. Plus, this dog, which you can see in the pictures, just followed us around for like 4 hours that night and then tried to sleep in our pension (apartment) with us! We were like what the heck! It finally left, but it was fun to have, until it got our pension walkway all dirty....

Also, we had a lesson with a Jehovah's Witness who claimed to just want to learn more about the Mormons and our beliefs, even though it seemed like she was trying to convince us otherwise....little does she know we are literally thousands of miles from home preaching...and we won't be swayed by some lady who doesn't think Jehovah is Jesus Christ.... And that brings me to what the lesson was about! She couldn't wrap her head around the idea that Jehovah is Jesus Christ. They believe Jehovah is God the Father, and Jesus was just a prophet. Anyways, Elder Araujo, my comp, basically just schooled her with the Bible, haha, but she was still not understanding much. Maybe because she doesn't have the Holy Ghost. We are going back next week, so that should be fun. I shared this because I'm just so thankful to be able to have two testaments of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon and the Bible, each supporting each other and testifying of Jehovah, as Jesus the Christ. How lucky are we to have this knowledge!

We also taught Leonardo yesterday. He is someone we found contacting! It was our second lesson with him, and we taught a ton of stuff. He has a nice little family, and he believes in the bible, and was also receptive to pretty much all of our teachings. He is super awesome! I will continue to update on him as we teach him more. 

I know I've been called here for a reason. I know that as I work hard and knock doors and talk to people in my broken Spanish, I'll be able to connect with someone, and that one person will come closer to Christ! And that is why I'm here. I always try to remind myself that I'm not here for myself. I'm here for Him, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm here for them, the people of Argentina. I love the opportunity I have to be here! 

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