Argentina Posadas

Argentina Posadas

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day!!!! I got to talk to my family!!! Those days are always so exciting and it was so great to talk to all of them, Thank you all for all of your support and love! 

This past week was really good, super hectic but great. We had splits with the Hermanas in Obligado. It is like an hour away in bus. It went really well, with Hermana Loaiza, Costa Rica, and Hermana Vieirlves, Sao Paolo Brazil.  That was Monday and Tuesday.

Then during the week we had a lesson with Margarita. She is an investigator that we found this week. We were talking and she was like, “I have my religion but I like learning about others and I am open but don’t expect me to immediately go to your church,” and we were like, “that is totally okay.” At the end of the lesson we sang the song Grande Eres Tu, I’m not sure what it is called in English [How Great Thou Art], sorry, but heck, the spirit was sooo strong. It was definitely there and it was powerful. Once the song ended, Margarita said, “You know what? You might just have a surprise this Sunday at your church.” She didn’t end up coming yesterday but there is a lot of hope! It was amazing! 

And then on Friday I had one year in the Mission!!! Crazy nuts! For that day we had to go to Natalio with the zone leaders. It is like 2 to 3 hours away by bus. We went to their district meeting and then we came back, and we ate vegan hamburgers! It was a super long day, but very good as well. 

Then Saturday we were contacting and two older ladies asked which church we were from, we said, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”, and one of the ladies was like, “the Mormon church?” and we were like, yeah! And she rolled her eyes and then started bashing on us, big time, and telling us that we are a sect and going to go to hell and all that stuff, it was interesting. We left them with our testimonies. 

But then we met Fanny! She was a woman of 24 years old and we got there just as she was packing to leave her boyfriend. She was 8 months pregnant and not doing very well. She was torn apart emotionally. So we shared about Jesus Christ and she told us where she was moving to, and that she would love us to keep coming by! 

Then Sunday I got to talk to my whole family!!! God is amazing and blessing me every day. I love being a missionary and its crazy how much one learns in just a year! But life is great! 

Today for Pday we went with Margarita, that new investigator, and she taught us Niduti. It is like the Paraguayan knitting craft thing. It is gorgeous!!! And it was super fun. We are going to keep going on Pdays and she is going to teach us more. She sells us, for cheap, all the things to be able to do it on our own! We are super excited. 

I hope all is well there, God lives and He loves you all!! 

Hermana Newell

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