Ben's Painted Easter Eggs

Monday, April 28, 2014 12:31 PM

Argentina, my second home

Well this week was crazy but really good! About calling on mother’s day they haven’t given us any details yet so I really don’t know anything... and transfers are on may 5th so I could even be in a new area (I hope not). Well this week we had a lot of fun and worked really hard. One really cool experience was with Silvia. She is a member that has been inactive for more than 20 years and the first time we passed by she told us that she was never coming back but would listen to us. The second time she told us not to lose our time passing by because her son (who isn’t a member and we want teach but still haven’t found) wasn’t going to change and she was never going to go to church, but we were persistent and got in and gave her a spiritual message. The third time we passed by she received us with a smile, let us in and you could feel that the atmosphere was different (more of the spirit) and she asked us that if she came back after so many years if she would have to be baptized again. And, saying that she was going to have to come back! Amazing what the Spirit and the Lord can do! Really we are just fountains of the Spirit and have to take it to other people 2 Nephi 33:1 I think talks about that. This weekend we had stake conference and it was really good. The stake president is in our ward so we know him and the conference was wonderful! And the mission president was there! How cool is that. It was very spiritually uplifting. Elder Crowther and I have been able to bring a lot more of the spirit to our teaching and you can super tell the difference, I really hope that president lets us stay together another transfer here. Today in the morning we got a call at about 6:20 from an hermana crying and telling us to rush to the hospital. We took a colectivo and then ran the remaining blocks to find her and the investigator that lives with her sitting down crying. The investigator, Noelia had woken up to find her baby which I think had about 8 months stone cold in bed. The poor little baby had died and we went to give the mother a blessing, and try to help calm down the family. It made me think of what bishops must have to do. We called ward leaders and they should be helping them out now. I only ask that you keep the family Beloso and Noelia Quiñones in your prayers and that you pray that we can be given the words to help teach and comfort them. These things just make me even more grateful for the gospel and I don’t know what I would do without it is my life. I know that we can return to live with our loved ones and that the plan of salvation is real. May we live worthy to receive the fullness of its blessings.

I love you all very much and thank you for the help you give me

Elder Andrew
                        Ben made these empanadas...YUMMM!

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