|Enjoying our Last Week together|
|Transfers are next week and Hermana Bennett will return home to Utah|
|Pickle Ball at With President Allred|
We walk every day, like a lot. So we should be in decent shape right? Wrong! We played pickle ball this last P-day at the mission home and we were sore for days after! Heaven help us! But it was so fun to be able to do something athletic! And President and Hermana Allred are way fun to compete with! It got competitive.
|Hermana Allred "serving"in Pickle Ball|
So a bit ago I told you about Gustavo, well get this--his name is actually Gonzalo, whoops! We had been praying for Gustavo this whole time. We could not contact him for weeks (maybe the correct name would have helped,) but we "by coincidence" ran into him the other p-day grocery shopping and have been able to continue to teach him. He said that the week we showed up at his door he had seen us talking with his mom. He took it as a sign to listen to us when we showed up at his house days later. He is great and we see potential in him!
We had splits this week and we were able to go to Baigorria, the area in which we have both served and loved! I got to set out with Hermana Guaraglia and we just had a ball. We visited Oscar received the Melchizedek Priesthood yesterday and continues to learn and to grow. Keila has been in Rosario for a few months now working a whole lot and living with her uncle. It has been a while since we've seen her. We are praying for her because she is having a bit of a hard time. Our visit in Baigorria was full of torta!! Hna Guaraglia made a cake for Hermana Bennett who is finishing her mission this week!!!!! Hna. Prat made a cake, everyone had cake. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner=cake.
Yesterday we had a special Stake Conference in which we watched a broadcast that took place in Buenos Aires in which Elder Rasband presided. It was great! A few things that stood out to me... We harvest what we plant. Simple thought but a great example shared of when a woman was young she asked her father why they didn't have strawberries in their garden, and he replied, "Well because we didn't plant them!!" Sometimes we want things and think that they will just magically appear without work or sacrifice, but the seed must be planted. We were encouraged to plant the "seeds" of the greatest importance! Elder Rasband spoke of the restoration and the need to share the gospel. He asked when was the last time that you shared the message of the restoration with a friend, nonmember, etc. He bore his strong testimony, using the Prophet Joseph Smith's powerful words, and after key points in his testimony he would pause and ask, Do you know that? We must gain this knowledge for ourselves if it is something that we are unsure about.
|Some pretty amazing Asada|
This week we have a special conference with half of the mission and Elder Texeira, the area seventy. We have been waiting for this for some time and know that it wont disappoint. Other than that this week we have planned to work hard and have fun, Hermana Bennett shortly returning and all is a good reason. Transfers are in a week, loco crazy.
Have a great week, good luck to my friends who have started or will soon start school. Study hard. Have fun. And Happy Birthday to my father!!!