so sorry i wasnt able to write yesterday because we had a fun christmas activity as missionaries! It was a lot of fun and we went to a nursing home and sang christmas carols and gave some little gifts to the elderly people! It was great!!!
so as i dont have much time i will be sending pictures next week!!
I hope that you are all well and that you have a great Christmas week and that you all have a great day!! I love you all!
Wow! Its really crazy to think that Christmas is coming up really quick! Im super excited for that time and for this time that we have to think about the savior!!! Its going to be a very special time!!! :)
This week we found a few really awesome people this week!! It was a testimony to me that Heavenly Father really does hear and answer our prayers!! We were out and about like always and we had just had rough week where no one really wanted to hear from us and were being kind of rude and mean but then we went to a house and we found some really nice young women who were really interested in our message and then at the end we gave them a book of mormon and they all wanted one and started fighting for the book!!! It was pretty wonderful to have found people that were really interested and loved to have us there to teach them!! :)
Also this same week we had a crazy storm!!!! We were really far from home and then we see these really dark clouds coming in and then they become black clouds and then the wind picks up and we start to walk back closer to town because the power in the whole town cut out! and we started walking a little faster and then all around us lighting starts coming down hard!!! and close!!! so we start running to a members home and as soon as we get in the rain just pours down!!! we stayed there for about an hour then we gave up and called a taxi to come and get us and everything is just flooded and we basically have to swim to the taxi!! haha but we made it safe and sound and all was good!!! haha but it was definitely was an experience that we wont forget!! haha
well i hope that all is well and that your preparations for Christmas are all going smoothly!!! :) i love you all!!!
i dont have any pictures because i forgot my camera!! oops!!!
Well this week was pretty slow! Not much new happened! It was kind of a sad week were nobody really wanted to hear from us, but we are still trying and we are pushing forward! We are looking for those that are going to progress!! There are many but we just have to find them! :)
I have been thinking alot this week about this Christmas season and how its definitely a little different from every other Christmas that i spent but that every year is different! Right now i think i have learned more about the atonement and what Christ did for each one of us and how we need to pay more attention to what he did especially during this time of year! I love this time of year and i love that its a time for everyone to come closer to their savior!!! the Church once again put out a new video for the Christmas Season here is the link:
So this week we had transfers and as the subject lines says im still here in Feliciano!!! But the sad part is that im the only one that stayed! :( They took out both of the elders and my companion got transferred... it was really sad and everyone is a little depressed!! But we are going to get new elders here and i have my new companion already her name is Hermana Sobalvarro, she is from texas! Shes super cool and its going to be a lot of fun to be with her! She only has 4 months in the mission and im excited to help her out!!
This week has been a little difficult for us because yet again we didnt have an investigator come to church! We have a lot of people who get excited and then they just dont come.... Its really hard to see that but we are moving forward with faith! so hopefully we have someone in the church this week!!!! :)
We are already in December!!!! What?? when did that happen?? its crazy!! But i am really excited for this time of year because its a special time when people are more focused on the things that really matter like the family and also the savior!! I love this time of year its my favorite because now there are so many people that are focused on the things that Christ did for us!
This week i found the scripture in 2 ne 19:6 which reads,
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
I love this scripture because its also in the bible. I love that it has some different titles that Christ has! I also love this scripture because everytime i think about it i always think about Christmas! haha so i invite you all to be thinking about what the true meaning of Christmas is! :)
Sorry i dont have much time but i just wanted to let you all know that i love you and hopé that you all have a wonderful week!!! :)
my wonderful little Christmas tree!!!! :) Thanks mom!!!
I had to go to Rosario this week and we made a little stop to take some pictures!!! We also got to see President Zanni and Hermana Zanni! It was really good to see them and to talk to them!!!
We are still alive and doing well here in Feliciano! :) Thiss week has been fun!! its been a little interesting as well this week! we got a text message from the leaders and they told us that we had to stay in our apartments yesterday because they decided it was going to be a little crazy! (Argentina had elections for president yesterday) and so we had to be home at 5 in the afternoon and had to stay in all that time! It was a little crazy but it wasnt too bad! so my companion and i just had a little movie night! haha we watched the testaments and made popcorn and a smoothie! It was pretty fun! haha but we are all safe and sound and Im so thankful that we are here in Feliciano because its really super calm! its a fun little town to work in!
We are still working with a few investigators! Its a little hard and a little frustrating becuase no one wants to come to church! That is our big struggle at the moment is to get them to come to church! We go to look for them but they are sleeping when we go, but we have faith!! With faith all things are possible!
I found this scritpure the other day and it really caught my attention and so i thought that i should share it with you all!! I really love that if we have faith God can do the miracles but if there is no faith He cant do them! So when we have faith and are doing our part God will do His!! :)
12 For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed nothimself until after their faith.
I love you all and hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving week!! :)
We had an activity and this is the mom for all the missionaries here in Feliciano!!! She is the best! she always wants us to call her mama!! haha
Well this week was a little bit of a roller coaster of a week! We had some really good lessons and then no one came to church! :( But we are still working with a few investigators that they can progress!
We are in La Paz today for a pday to do something fun!! :) haha
Sorry i dont have much more to write because i dont have much time! but i want you all to know that i love you all and hope that you have a fantastic week! :) Remember that your Heavenly Father loves you all and that if we keep the commandments we will be blessed that is the promise!! :)
We went to the campo this week and it was so beautiful!!! :)
Also, our lights went out and we didnt have light for about a couple hours!
I hope that this email finds you all well!! :) This week was really good! We are having a blast here in the heat! haha Im getting nice and red! haha not too bad but from walking from a house to ours i did get a little burnt! haha The sun is really strong right now and especially about 12-4! But its okay we are taking care of ourselves and so you dont need to worry!!
this week was really good we had a really cool activity this week where we did a church tour type of thing haha in spanish its called capilla abierta! haha and its where we open the doors of the church and everyone is invited to come and tour and the members talk about what we do in the church and what its like! It was really fun!! Well at the beginning we were a little nervouse because no one showed up but then our president of the branch which happens to be my district leader as well... told us to take the youth that were there and go and contact and bring in anyone we could go find! it was a lot of fun!! we went on divisions and so i had a young woman as my companion and my real companion took another young woman as her companion! It was a lot of fun but a little weird because i wasnt with my real companion! haha but we had a miracle happen!! The young woman that i was with (mariana) and i didnt have too much luck we kept getting no´s and people were being really rude to us which was a little weird because with hermana Robledo people arent even that rude! haha the poor girl was just like this is what its like in the mission?? I told her that some days its like that but after all the no´s and the doors slammed in our faces we always find the person that says yes! And that is what exactly happened!!! It was really cool! We found the cousin of Mariana and she happened to be outside and we started talking to her and she was really interested to come and look at the church! And so we brought her and she took a book of mormon home!!! and was really excited to learn more about the church!! :) So we counted the activity as a success!!! haha
I love being here in the mission!!! Its so much fun and so great even when its hot and you think you might die! haha but there is always the one person that is waiting for us to clap at their door!! :)
I love you all and i hope that you are all well!! :)
There is a sister here that everyone calls abuela or grandma! and she is my grandma from argentina!! she always takes good care of us!! :)
The beautiful countryside of Felciano! Haha its one of the only streets that has asphalt! haha none of the streets have asphalt here! mostly dirt roads!
We got to do service this morning and help a lady with her house by constructing a wall! :) it was pretty fun!
Hola!!! I hope that everyone is doing well!!! :) Its crazy to think that we are in the last week of october!! Its crazy to think that we are already in the last week of october! but i hope that all is going well for you all!
This week went by really fast i really dont even remember what exactly happened this week! haha we had a pretty busy but a great week! We held a Family home evening for the branch here and it was so great!! WE were in charge of the lesson and we did it on the armor of God and how we need to be protected and have our armor on to face all of the challenges that life has to throw at us!! it was awesome but there is one funny part is that this day it wasnt hot but the sun was really strong and talking about our protection and i got sunburnt pretty bad on the back of my neck and so it was pretty funny! haha but I love servin here!! it is my favorite place so far! haha Rafaela is great but Feliciano is like paradise for all the missionarie! haha its amazing here! We have some of the best members who are willing to bear their testimonies to everyone and it makes it even more special to be apart of the amazing branch here!
Well this week i also get to travel to rosario again! I have more tramites to do and so i get to do a little bit of traveling this week! haha we have to leave here tuesday at about 11 or so in the morning so that we can make it to santa fe at a good hour at night! and so hopefully well be able to make it back wednesday night after i do tramites! haha so we wont be in our are for much time this week!! haha
This week i read alma 37! I invite you all to read this chapter and really ponder on the blessings and the promises that we can find in the book of mormon! Also to enjoy the little things in life! We also talked about that this week as well to really include in our prayers the things that we are thankful for!
But i hope you all are well!!! I love you all and hope that this email finds you all in good spirits!! :)
We got to go out to the real campo this morning and took some pretty cool pictures out there!! :)
This week was transfers but there were no changes in my world or for the elders here in Feliciano!!!! We were all pretty happy about that!!!:) But this week we werent able to work as much because my companion got sick and so we had to stay in the appartment for a couple days but i took advantage of that time and washed ALL of my clothes it was fantastic!!! :) I was so happy to have clean clothes hahaha but i am ready to get back out and find those people here in Feliciano!!!
They have been remolding the church here in Feliciano and Friday of last week they put up the plaque of the church!!! It was really awesome to see how excited the people were to see the plaque go up!!!!! The branch here is really special every Friday we have a Family home evening here in the church and its always so fantastic!!! The people here are so very special!!! They are so in tune spiritually and always are willing to share the gospel with all of their friends!! Its so fun and great to be a missionary here!! :)
I love the talk that was given in Conference about ponderizing scriptures and i have been doing it as i have been reading and this week i really have liked the scripture in Alma 29:9!! Its one of my favorites!!! :)
I love the gospel and am so excited to be a missionary here in feliciano!!! There are so many great things about this area!!! So many special people!!!
I love you all and hope that all is well !!! Know that you all are in my prayers!! :)
This week we got a little wet!!! haha it seriously rained almost every day this week!! It got pretty cold!!! today we got a little bit of sun!! Then it got cloudy and cold again! We arent exactly sure what is going on with the climate here! haha one day it got warm but it was just really humid! There wasnt really too much sun but i still got burnt!! haha
But really when there is a lot of rain no one....NO ONE will open their door! haha or they do to tell us that we cant come in because we will get everything wet and muddy which is true... there arent many streets here that have asphalt and it gets pretty muddy!!! haha but this week was pretty cool we found some families that really want to know the truth and are looking!! And so we are working hard to find more and more! :) Its been good!!
We also got to have some fun this week! Our District leader who also happens to be the branch president in the branch here it was his birthday on sunday and we went to eat at a members house and we got to have a fight with flour and a few other ingredients but dont worry we cleaned up after ourselves!!! :) but it was pretty fun!!!
also this week we had a leak in our appartment and our kitchen flooded!!! Haha the things that happen to missionaries! haha and so we had to have someone come and fix it all! but now its all good in our appartment!!! :) haha
But anyway this week i had been studing in the bible and was able to find a scripture that i really like that is in 2 corinthians 12:10 and it says;
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’ssake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
I like the scripture because really when we are at our weakest is really find out how much strength we really have and that we can rely on our savior to help us when we dont have the strength to carry on!!! I love that i know that whenever i cant carry on i know i can rely on my Savior to help carry my loads and my burdens!!
I love you all and i hope that all is well with you!!! I love that i have so many people out there to support me!!! :)
I hope all is well with everyone! This was a really good week for us!! We got to move in!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!! :)That was a huge blessing!! The elders did pretty good for having to pick out an apartment for the sisters!!! :) haha but we are just really excited to have a place to call our own now!!! Its been the best!!
Also we got to listen to General Conference! That was the coolest!!! It was really uplifting! I loved listening to all the talks and getting to see the new apostles that were called! I had the opportunity to listen to the first sessions in spanish and then i listened to the sunday sessions in english! But i think my favorites were M. Russell ballards, Fransico Viñas, Robert D Hales, Elder Holland, Vern p stanfill Dale G renlund, Prestident Nelson, Elder Cristoffersons, President eyring, and David a Bednars talk! Oh and of course i loved president monsons talk! Well after i wrote all their names i have realized that this is basically all of the general conference! haha but it is incredible how many talks were able to touch my heart! I had no idea that elder viñas could speak english!!! He was the one that came to our mission in August and we got to meet with him!! haha but that was a cool surprise! He also translated his own talk!! That was really cool to hear and to listen to!
This week in my studies i have been reading about the love of our Heavenly Father for us and i love the scriptures in Matthew 11:28-30!
( 28 ¶Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.)
and how His burden is light! I was reading in Mosiah 24:10-16
(10And it came to pass that so great were their afflictions that they began to cry mightily to God. 11And Amulon commanded them that they should stop their cries; and he put guards over them to watch them, that whosoever should be found calling upon God should be put to death. 12And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did know the thoughts of their hearts. 13And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage. 14And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in... 15And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord. 16And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying: Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage. )
and how the sons of Mosiah were able to be strengthened to withstand their burdens and trials! Its true that we all have our trials but with the help of our loving Savior we don't have to go through these trials alone! We have the invitation to come to Him we just need to take that first step to accept that invitation!!
I love you all and i wanted to share my thoughts with you! I dont have any pictures this week as i am in La Paz for today and so i dont have pictures to send but this coming week there will be quite a few!! So be prepared!! ;)
Well we thought that this week we were going to get an appartment but no.... But its okay because tomorrow we will have an appartment! :) So its all good! The Elder from the offices couldnt come the last time because there was a miscommunication between us and him and so he didnt come but hopefully he can come up tonight and we can move in tomorrow! The problem is that they cant bring everything so its not super easy because we are a long way away form the offices and so they have to come here and buy all the furniture and everything like that! But we got to see pictures of the appartment and it is going to be really nice!!!! :) We are excited that finally we can move out of the hotel! After 3 weeks in the hotel we are really ready to leave!!! haha But its been an adventure!!!
This week has been pretty good!!! The members of the branch here had the awesome opportunity to go to the temple in Buenos Aires!!! It was fantastic to hear about their stories! It was the first time that the whole branch had the opportunity to go! And one couple was able to be sealed for time and eternity!!! :) It was really special moment for everyone!!! There were youth as well that went and did baptisms! There were a few that also went to the temple for the first time! This was a miracle that happened here! It was a miracle that everyone that was planning on going could go and it was a miracle that their bus worked and everything! it really strengthed everyone´s testimonies! It was a wonderful sunday to hear all about their stories and their testimonies!!! :)
I love you all! We are doing good here in Feliciano and hopefully next week you will be able to see all of our awesome pictures of our new appartment!!! :)
Your typical selfie!! ;) haha
This is edgardo! Him and his wife got sealed this past week and went through the temple for the first time!!!! :)