Puente = Bridge
Hola queridos! This week went well!
José Luis: We had a good lesson about keeping all the commandments because we love Jesus Christ. That´s where everything should build off of. Not to follow commandments just to fix problems, because those will always come, and we won´t grow from that, but out of a love to follow Christ. They made it to church in time for sacrament meeting.
Cristian and Antonella: Antonella is a new investigator!! Cristian is basically inactive (or was) who lives with very-active and firm-in-the-church grandparents. He has 23 years. (In spanish we say “he has such n such years” when saying “he´s such n such years old”–hard habit to break!) He has desires to return but still is hesitant about it. His girlfriend is Antonella of 21 years. They both have plans to get married and have a happy life! Who doesn’t want a happy life!? They both are really close with Cristian’s uncle, Lucas Larrosa, and his family (the Larrosa family is a perfect representation of a happy, loving, can-get-through-any-trial, spiritual family like any firm-gospel living family). Cristian and Antonella see what wonderful lives they are leading and want that. So we hav e had 2 great lessons with them inside the home of the Larrosa family. They came to sacrament meeting as well. Antonella is SUPER SHARP and the Spirit was SUPER strong in both the last lessons…it feels so good!
As you can see from pictures below, we had an activity with the teens! We cleaned out a back patio to the church, knocked down a tree, played some soccer, ate DELICIOUS “choripan” (a barbecued sausage in a sandwhich), and Elder Poulton and I shared with them Alma 37:35 which is to learn wisdom in your youth which is to keep the commandments. If there´s anything you do, keep the commandments! Becuase wisdom is keeping the commandments! Learn to love Christ. Come to church always and be a strong disciple.
We also painted the roof of a member´s house.
Fernanda Cheese (Formaggio): Still going strong…was at a brother´s house sunday so they weren´t at church. We are teaching her all the commandments and helping her really come to an answer and conclusion on getting baptized. We still have their marriage beforehand in October to look forward to.
We went to the Rosario-Victoria bridge! It´s huge and great! This picture is with the Cuiñas family. Awesome, strong members. Totally going to bring my family there someday!
Story of the day: Today a member was putting up a wire so we could dry clothes on the outside of the pension. He was drilling a hole into the brick wall when a woman pops up from the other side of the wall and starts jabbering away saying “That´s my wall!!! Don´t touch my wall! If you put anything in it I´ll take it out!” Really emotional about her wall. She had reason…it was her wall! We were in the wrong so we began to drill into the wall of our pension and the sound reverberated onto her wall, so she pops up again…”What did I tell you that´s my wall!” “We´re drilling into our own house!” So much misunderstanding. She was hysterical and looked like she was about to cry as she dropped down out of sight. We tried to explain that we were now drilling into our own wall but not sure if it really settled. Our poor, newly acquainted, neighbor lady! We will have to go over with brownies and try to settle anything with her pronto. …..”cool story Hansel.”
A picture of our living quarters if you wanted to know!
Love you all! BE strong. HOLD on. LEARN more. LOVE CHRIST!
Elder Orme IV