Argentina Posadas

Argentina Posadas

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Yucky virus

Hey, so this week:
Sorry, I haven’t sent photos in a long time because all the cybers [cyber cafes] have viruses and I can’t put my memory card in them or else I’ll get a virus... heck, I’m going to buy a MAC when I get home! haha
But this week was soo good, we did so much.
Yenni is reading the Book of Mormon and she loves it. She is super excited to keep reading and to come to church. Her friend also wants to hear from us and come to church. They are both super excited!
We found this family this week, familia Renoso. Oh my gosh, they are amazing!!! But guess what? They live in POSADAS! That was so sad. But they saw us the next day and invited us to their house (here in Encarnacion) to eat Sopa Paraguaya. When we went they had read in the Book of Mormon and really liked it, and they want the missionaries in Posadas to visit them!!! They are amazing. It is the dad, the mom, and their two kids, 16 and 8 years old. They have so much potential!
We also found two neighbors of Yenni. We got to their house and they had a birthday cake. We sang happy birthday and they came over and sat down and listened and they want us to keep visiting them. We went with a member and that member invited them to come to church and took their number and everything!
Yesterday our Branch President was released, and they are not calling one until after General Conference. So right now we are without a president but we hope that the new president will help out the branch a lot!
Today we went to the Jesuit ruins as a zone again. It was so cool. I really like that place. This time we took a tour and learned a lot more!
We also did splits with our sisters this past week, Hermana Loaiza and Hermana Skinner (Missouri). I worked with Hermana Skinner. She has been out for a month now!!  She is really cool (:
This weekend was great and I’m so excited for General Conference this next weekend!! It is like Christmas (:
Hermana Newell

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rollercoaster Week

Well... these past two weeks—sorry for no letter last week—I was doing a lot of things for college [admissions] and did not have time to write a whole letter. 

These weeks have been like a rollercoaster in the mission, honestly, from investigators accepting baptism, to investigators throwing us out of their house... these weeks have been interesting for sure! 

Let me start from the beginning: 

Last, last week, so two weeks ago: We showed the long Joseph Smith movie to a group of our investigators, they are a group from ages 5 – 13. It is interesting, haha, and they all loved the movie, they all prayed about it, and all felt very calm. It was pretty sweet; they are reading the Book of Mormon, and feel like it is true... now is the time to capture the parents! That is the goal for this week. 

Yeni quit her job this past week, so we are able to teach her again! And we are super happy about that. We taught her the Restoration lesson yesterday with a member present and it went soo well! She understood everything and believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet and she accepted to pray about it! We are visiting her tonight and we will see how her prayer went. We are super excited for her.

Well now for the bad part, haha . So this past Thursday we went to visit Lucy and Fatima, our investigators. When we got there they hadn’t had a very good day and were a little bothered by each other, but we started to teach a little. The spirit came after singing a song and praying, but after a few minutes the mom, Lucy, started to complain and talk bad about Fatima, her daughter. We started to talk and talk about the patience and a whole lot of stuff, Christlike stuff, and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Lucy stood up and started saying a bunch of not so friendly things at us and told us to leave her house and she stomped off to the other room. We left Fatima with a prayer and left the house. It was very sad and very unexpected. We left that house and had no idea what to think. We were and still are super confused with what happened in there, we have no idea, but it was a hard couple days after that. 

But all is well, these are mission experiences, right? 

But!!! Last week we had our zone conference with Pst and Hermana Svec and it was sooo good, so spiritual and honestly I learned so much. 

This past week I have been studying a lot about the Holy Ghost and its role in our everyday lives. I can honestly say that without it, I would not be who I am today. 

I love this gospel and I am very happy to be a representative of Jesus Christ and work in his vineyard. 

Hermana Newell

Monday, September 12, 2016

Only Photos...Too Busy to Write

Hey, I honestly had so much to do today and I didn’t have time to write about my week. But my week was amazing and I loved it.

Here are some photos from the last couple of weeks.

Familia Rotela Fines

Brian, member who will serve in Chile

At the Beach

At the Beach

Hermana Lopez y yo
Burger King shakes
District Youth
District Breakfast