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Hola Hola,

We found a great little family! We´ve only had one lesson with them so far but they seem promising. The parents are married! Yes! It´s rare to find a married couple. Claudio and Lydiana Rodriguez with young girl Milagro.

We were contacting near our home. We walked up to a pleasant, blue home with 2 dogs in the dog-walk and a parrot yelping and climbing up the dog-walk gate. We clapped and a little, petit woman came out, Lydiana. We introduced ourselves and she was nice. A man walks up from behind who turns out and it´s her husband, Claudio. He greets us and we present ourselves. He turns a little cold as he explains how he has lost hope in religion because every church he´s tried has had people praising and showing off their false “righteousness” in church, but then being a completely different person outside. Therefore, he tries to walk in the light of Christ he has on his own. I didn´t think he was going to let us in but we asked him if we could enter his home and talk with them for a tad and he said yes! I was surprised! Cool! Let´s go for it! It was a great lesson. Claudio said on his own that he felt a good compelling feeling inside of him that brought contentment and peace to his heart. We told him…”that´s the Spirit!” They want to pray, ask the Lord, and study the Book of Mormon to find out more truthfulness. Claudio was apparently baptized in the LDS church when he was going to church with his friends as a kid…but completely forgot about all that. But he was really excited that he re-found this church and the promises it has. To be continued!…

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Culture: People drive however they want. I´m very surpised I haven´t seen a crash yet. I´ve seen dogs get hit by cars yes! but not car vs. car.
Another dead cat!
We´ve found a lot of people who used to live in the States…usually Florida, but returned to Argentina when it was hard for them to find work there. All of them have said, “I lived in the States, life is better there, here…it is not the same.” But they have work here. Much is governed by the way a country founds its principles and people! Every person´s home can be their own little stick of promised land as they found their home on gospel principles and strive to live them!

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Sergio said he would come to church this past Sunday, but didn´t. He’ll get there.

We wake up to ice on the ground now! Luckily we are warm enough!

If Argentina and USA win their individual Eighth Finals for the World cup…they will face off!! Both games happen the 7th of July.

Ah! Have a happy July 4th! What a fantastic holiday! Go throw a frisbee, eat a hamburger, and watch the fireworks for me!

Love you!

Elder Orme

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Last Day at MTC

Well, I can say that I have enjoyed my stay here at el CCM (MTC).  Not that it was easy, but through the learning and stretching and the knowledge that comes through the Gospel, I have grown and become a better person and servant of the Lord.

Tomorrow morning I leave for Argentina and will be there for the duration of my mission.  One thing I am determined to teach people about is the Atonement.  I have realized much more of what the Atonement of Jesus Christ is…and it’s incredible.  I want to share with you some of my thoughts about it because it’s so impressive and I invite everyone to further understand their knowledge of it, members of the church and nonmembers.  Through my more understanding of the Atonement, I have gained more faith for everything.

God sent us here to learn and to progress.  It is through the challenges that he allows to beset us that we grow.  But it is only if we overcome the challenges that we learn and become better. The Atonement that Jesus Christ performed while he was on the earth is everlasting, ever redeeming, and ever enthralling.  Christ suffered for every wrongdoing, every sin, every hurt, and every anguish.  Because he has done this, he has answered the demands of justice for the penalty of sin and wrongdoing. Every rough trial we go through in life will be made up for in the life after.  All wrong will be made right.  All unfair will be made just.  And all heartache will be made joy.  Only if we come unto Christ with full purpose of heart, having faith, repenting, being baptized, and enduring to the end can we receive the blessings of this Atonement.

21 And he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men, women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam.

22 And he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon all men, that all might stand before him at the great and judgment day.

23 And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.

-2 Nephi 9: 21-23

The Atonement is everything.  There would be no reason for life on Earth without it.  It gives reason to life and it provides redemption to everyone.  This gives me power to go through anything and everything in life with faith that it will all be made right in the end as long as I keep my end of the bargain.  Which is simply…to obey.  Everyone is supposed to receive this gift.  Even my close friends :)  That is why I’m on a mission.  To spread this message to people.  The Atonement covers……everything.  And is the answer and reason to everything.  To my friends who aren’t members of the Church, I promise that this is the true Church of God.  The same Church that Jesus Christ established when he lived.  It was taken away because people distorted it.  But God has restored it on the Earth again because we were finally ready to receive it. It was restored through a humble young man, Joseph Smith, who was a true prophet of God and called by God to be so.  I promise this is true.  I know this is true.

Thank you for letting me share.

To member friends and fam….have you seen the NEW new Temple video yet???!!!!  Not the one that came out 4 or 6 months ago but one that came out in the past couple weeks???!!!  It is incredible and I received personal revelation through it.  Definitely made for our day in age.  I invite you to go see it and go with a question or thought in mind that you want an answer or help with.

Love you all!  Talk to you on the other side!

-EO

Me and hermana Calder
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My branch
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My branch!
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The Brotherhood
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The river i fell in
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The bubbles that have gyms inside like volleyball, weightlifting, and basketball
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Branch singing. We do it together every night.
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At Jamba Juice.  One of the perks of west campus.
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Hermano Dolbin!  He’s an incredible example and has taught me a TON too.  My teachers were the best part of my MTC experience.
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Hermano Dolbin!
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Branch President Stewart.  A stalwart man and a grandpa to me.  A blessing.
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Some of my favorite buds.  Our friendship flourished through volleyball haha
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Volleyball!!!!
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This deer was in front of our dorm…crazy!  It’s left back leg was dangling off…crazy! Poor thing.  I’m not sure what happened to it.
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My maestra!  Hermana Savage.  She’s incredible and taught me A LOT. We are doing a sign that means cool I guess in Uruguay where she served.
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