Time and time again, I come to a realization that Dragonball-Z is not as extinct as I thought it was in the states. It seems like the fad is just getting started here in Argentina!!! So many youth and young adults are in love with the show. We taught some less-actives that have been coming to church now this week, 2 young adult men…and their room is decked with Dragonball posters, the shows on DVD, and video-games. Funny stuff!
A photo with the cute Ariza kids and their new pups!
This week went well! Some things were a bummer but there were miracles as well.
Antonella is progressing slower than she could due to the insecurities of her boyfriend Cristian. He’s causing some problems but we are working through them! He’s got “controlling” issues. He doesn’t want Antonella being a power-house member without him basically.
Miracle!!!….Cristina Martinez who would always say she was doing the “gospel things” in order to help her husband Ramón get better, but has now realized that she can’t live without the gospel!! She knows she needs to work out her own salvation too!!! She said it frankly during gospel principles class. EXACTLY what Elder Poulton and I wanted her to come to learn. She and Ramón have been coming to church for 3 consecutive Sundays now. They invited us over for lunch and told us during it that they as a couple have made the goal to be SEALED IN THE TEMPLE! Is that a good goal??? one might ask. Uh…the BEST!!!! We will help them to fulfill that goal!!! Next lesson we plan to set a baptismal date!
A view of the Rosario-Victoria bridge again. Beautiful.
The other investigators are doing well, just trying to work out relational/marriage deals in order to get baptized. There’s still more we can do as missionaries to help the people and things we can get better at!
Why not some fun stories eh?: We had lunch with a very sweet and old member lady. She’s almost deaf and close to the end, getting loopy. One that speaks super loud during church because she can’t hear herself talk. :D She answers a call of a friend during lunch and says to her “I’m eating lunch with two nice-looking boys. One more nice then the other! You should invite them over to lunch so you could eat with nice-looking boys too!” Then she simply bursts out laughing! Elder Poulton and I joked for the rest of the day, giving the other the benefit of the doubt that HE was the “nicer-looking” one that granny referred too. We washed her dishes and heard her tell stories…a fun visit.
Remember the woman I told about who popped over the wall and said, “That’s my wall don’t touch it!” Our lady neighbor. And we decided to help resolve any unresolved feelings about the situation with brownies and a visit. Yes, that woman! We made brownies and while doing so, I joked that perhaps she might be diabetic and not be able to accept the brownies anyway and it would all just go wrong. We spoke with her, and handed her the brownies. She runs in the house with the brownies, runs back and hands the rest to us saying…”I’m diabetic but I took out four for my two sons. Here have the rest.” What!? We were BLOWN away! But the visit was nice and the neighbor is content.
One cool thing is that Elder Poulton and I have great unity in our teaching. I think of something that I feel should be said or asked and then he does exactly what I was going to express. Perfect! Of course we have moments when we disagree, but we come to a good conclusion because we both have the same goal in mind, and that’s to serve God and the people.
I love you all! Hope all is well!