Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's Warm!

July 28, 2010

It’s Warm!

These past couple days have been unusally warm! It´s been really nice.
One morning I even left without my coat. But the members assured me that this is uncommon, and it should start getting cold again tomorrow. But at least there´s only one month left of winter!

We started off this week right by eating some good old fashioned American TACOS! (Ok they´re Mexican, whatever, I make them American style). Everyone here loves tacos (probably because they have a Spanish name and they´re not common) and when I told the other Hermanas that I knew how to make them, they went a little crazy. So I made them and we ate them and everyone was happy.

This week we taught Lilian the Word of Wisdom, and she really loved it. She doesn´t drink coffee (which is really rare) and she only drinks tea every once in a while. She also doesn´t drink anything alcoholic (even MORE rare). She smokes, but she´s wanted to quit for a while to be a better example to her kids. Now that she knows it´s part of the gospel, she knows she can do it and she really wants to. We just need to get her to church! She said she´s going to visit her husband on Saturday this week so she can go to church in the morning on Sunday.

I talked to Hna. Kjar the other day, and she told me that Mari (the woman we found in Tandil with the Book of Mormon) is getting baptized on August 7th! She´s really excited. I think she´s probably the most faithful person I´ve ever met in my life.

Yesterday we found another new investigator, Monica. She was a reference from a member, and when we went to our appointment with her, the member was already there! They´re good friends and apparently she´s over there every day. We taught the restoration, and when we shared the scripture about apostasy in Amos 8:11-12, I felt impressed to tell her that this is what she was feeling right now. She had a hunger for something spiritual, to know that God really does love her and her family, and that this is the true church and the Holy Ghost can witness that to her. After I said that she got really mad and said that she had prayed to the Virgin Maria for 20 years to bless her family, but nothing had ever happened and last week she got sick of it and threw away all of her saints. She said she was sick of the Catholic church and all the other churches that rob the people. Then the member bore her testimony about the church and how it really is true and nobody gets robbed by the General Authorities. Then we taught the first vision, and she said that she felt really peaceful and loved. I guess she really was looking for something, but I had no idea. Good thing the Spirit is here for us, to give us the words we don´t have! She´s really excited to read the Book of Mormon and come to church to feel the Spirit again, and she wants us to baptize her kids. She has an 18-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. So you members out there, go visit your non-member friends and invite the missionaries over! Lessons are SO much better when you go with a member friend!

The Church is true! The Book of Mormon is true! If you´re not doing anything right now, go read it! You´ll always learn something new (the Prophet promised us that). And the Book of Mormon is IMPORTANT. It´s a really big deal. Give one to a friend. Two friends. Fill the world with it!

I love you all, and have a good week!

Hna. LaPray

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