Sister Aleta Bray

Aleta 25

Aleta 25
On my Birthday!

Worn Out!

Worn Out!
after pushing the car....okay it may have been slightly exaggerated....(explanation of car in July 18th letter)

Aleta Christmas Eve - Beunos Aires

Aleta Christmas Eve - Beunos Aires
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Monday, March 21, 2011

4 trasfers down, un monton todavia!‏

Dear Family,
Well today is the first day of my fifth transfer, which equals 24 weeks, or 6 months, in Argentina. I am still here in Tigre and am really glad as I don´t want o leave the members or my investigators yet. Hermana Sandoval however, went to Urquisa. So my new companion is Hermana Peña. She is great. She is from El Salvador and finishes her mission in July, the same as Hermana Sandoval. She is really sweet and happy. Not tooooo happy, just right. She is really excited to be here and when I told her that our apartment building has a washer and dryer she couldn´t believe it. Yes, it´s true, as far as I know Tigre is the only place in the mission with a washer and dryer. Everywhere else you need to take it to the laundry mat, or something similar to that. Anyway, she is really great and I think that by the end of this mission I am not going to remember any English at all. However, my Spanish is coming along and I can communicate so I guess it´s good that I have another Latina companion.
I LOVE the pictures of Calista. She is so cute. Does she have blond hair?
Thank you for your emails this week, it was a great surprise to see so many. Lissy, I´m glad that you are well and enjoying your job. Brother Bingham, thank you for the letter, it is truly amazing all of the opportunities that we have to share the gospel, if we are praying and looking for them. Oh and somebody tell Scott ¨welcome home from your mission¨for me.
Oh and I got an envelope from Brother Wilson today, from the ward. Thank you SO much. I loved all of the letters and the huge paper heart made my day, oh and don´t worry it´s going up on the wall.
Oh, mom, I think there are a few friend request for facebook so if you could add them it would be great.
Okay. okay, for the things of most importance....
As for the work here in Tigre, our investigator Pablo, finally, accepted a baptismal date. We are so happy. We spent a while talking about his doubts and what it was that was holding him back. The answer was just so obvious to me, but he couldn´t see it. He needed to pray. He was worried about what his friends from his former church would say if they found out that he was attending our church. I assured him that the only way he would know what to say to his friends, how he could say that this is what God wants for him, is to pray. The only way he will get a confirmation that these things are true is if he asks if it is true. That really impacted him and he could feel the presence of the Spirit. He prayed with us to know, and then accepted a baptismal date. I can´t describe how happy we are, we´ve been working with him for almost 3 months.
Also we have plans to go with our Mission leader and his mom , to go to the Isla ( Island, the part where he lives is like an hour away) this Friday. We got special permision from President to go and we are really excited. Our investigator Raul lives there and we are excited to go and teach him and his family more about the Gospel, so he can be ready for his baptism the following week.
We are really starting to see the blessings of working with the members. Members that have befriended our investigators are such a blessing. They feel so much more involved and a part of everything when they know other people, not just the missionaries.
I am really excited to keep progressing here and helping the Lords children learn of his wonderful plan for each and everyone of them.
Okay I´m not sure what else to write... other than I love all of you and your are continually in my prayers. I hope this week is full of blessings and that all of you are extremely happy.
Con amor,

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