This week went pretty well. A few bumps here and there but over all it was great. It´s still really hot here so all of your stories about the cold and snow sound great! It´s so wierd being hot in January, it just shouldn´t be. When I come home I´m just gonna be confused about what to put on a coat or a t-shirt.
So my email is a day late because yesterday we had Zone conference, so wonderful. President Gulbrandsen and his wife truely are inspired. We talked a lot about how important the members are in missionary work, and how we can help them be more involved. It is really true, if the members reach out and offer help in love and friendship, the investigator can more easily feel the love of God and their fears don´t have a hold on them.
Thank you so much for your letters. They really do help me throughout the week. A phrase from one and a sentence or scripture from another often come to mind when I´m feeling a little down or challenged. Thanks to Sis. Grimnes for the conference notes, sounds amazing. Mom I loved the quote from relief society. Thanks also to Issac, Jack, Betsy, and Aunt Janie. I´m glad that things are going well for each of you and pray that this year will top all others.
Now, since yesterday was zone conference that means that I get mail! Yeah, oh somebody tell Molika Graham congratulations for me. Also, I have a SHOE! One shoe... hopefully the other will come at some point. Good thing is I don´t need them yet. Also yummy, nutela. Thanks mom, and yes I found the memory card BEFORE throwing away the box. So I´m excited for the other package whenever it comes.
. Well, both of the new investigators this week, Sabastian and his mom Maria, both came from a less active member. We went to visit this family, they had been a strong active family when my companion was here last year, and she has a great love for them, naturally she wanted to know what happened. We went to visit and Sabastian the boyfriend of the members daughter, was interested in what we had to say. We started teaching him and saw him many times last week. He accepted a baptiam date and everything. Although he said that it´s difficult for him to read because he needs glasses. So he said he read a little from the Book of Mormon. He didn´t come to church this week and we have plans to see him tonight. I have a firm belief in the power of the Book of Mormon and how if you don´t read it and pray about it, you can be so easily swayed by other people. There is a lot of social pressure, against the church that we need to help him with, and I know that if we can receive the revelation to help him read and pray, then it will be a huge help and we will start seeing more miricles here in Tigre.
I really feel like our investigators and less active members, just don´t realize the importance of church attendence and the blessings that come from the sacrament. I´ve been trying to study this a little bit more, so that when we teach it, we can teach with power and the Holy Ghost can testify to hearts of others that this is of a great importance to their lives.
Alright that´s all I got for you this week...stay tuned for the next installment of Aleta´s mission in Argentina.... hahaha. Hope you enjoyed that, I thought it was funny...