Hello Family and Friends!
So today was great. Yesterday we had to leave church a little bit early to catch a bus to go to Zárate to meet up with the other leaders in the zone, then later catch a bus and train to go to San Fernando and stay the night with the asistentes, because today bright and early we needed to be in Buenos Aires city for a special meeting with the four missions in the Buenos Aires province and Elder Stevenson from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. And Elder Stevens gave us time to shake his hand! so that was awesome. And then we had the GREAT training. Oh, it was so good. I have a tooooon of notes. We talked a lot about how obedience is a blessing and how we gain power in promising blessings and testifying. This man is called of God. I felt it. And then afterwards we had a mini conference as leaders in la gran mision Buenos Aires norte which actually ended up being quite long, which is the reason I am writing this after 8PM. =) But there is going to be some great things coming up in the future of the mission, we can just feel it!
Repentance is fun to teach. This last week we taught a former LDM contact. The first time I saw her, last transfer, she was yelling at one of her kids, haha. But I felt inspired to talk to her, y ¡hay que hacerle caso al Espíritu! A person wouldn't think that she would be the typè of person that would have interest in learning about the Gospel, she has tattos all around her body, smokes, co-living, etc. Buuut she accepted that Book of Mormon and another visit. Unfortunately, the appointment fell through the first time, but in divisiones with Elder Jensen a little while back, we passed by her house And I felt like we needed to go look for her again so that we could talk again. She was there and we arranged for another visit. This last Friday we went to her house and taught her the commandments and the blessing we get when we follow them. We figured, ''well, if she still has interest in learning more after this, we are going to have to keep on visiting!'' we taught really well and with love, and even though she knows now that she has lots of thing to improve in her life, she wants to make the changes so that she can find more peace! It was perfect! She will need of lot of miracles in order to make the changes, but I feel like she can do it. Repentance will qualify us for the divine grace, which will be our strength to carry on with the change. If she can experience the blessings of obedience, she will continue perfecting herself in Christ.
God is so good to us, and looks for every opportunity to bless us. SO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OKAY. okay=)
That's about it for this week! I love you guys, and I'll see you all soon enough!
Elder Hardcastle =)