“tirando facha”

Hola Como Andan?! 

This week was so great!  We have been contacting like crazy and we are starting to see sooo many miracles.  This week we’re able to find 5 new investigators!  We found a young couple who are married (real miracle).  They are named Maira and Julio. They are quite catholic and are super nice!  They have a lot of faith and are interested in learning about other religions.  It’s kinda of hard to help them progress but I feel like little by little they will be able to feel the spirit and have the desire to know the truth.
We had a ton of meetings. We had leadership council on skype (the most boring thing ever.  And the elders were babies and didn’t want their faces on the screen so mine was in front of everyone in the meeting for like 5 hours…. they got to analyze my thinking face with much detail).  Then we had a zone conference, and district conference.  The district conference was very special because we joined two districts together in preparations for a stake!  They called a new stake presidency and everything.  Now we are part of the Tierra del Fuego district!
The seventy that came to down to talk to us was Elder Spannaus.  He talked in depth about the importance of Jesus Christ in our lives.  I loved when he shared about the miracle of repentance and that we are really clean of our sins immediately when we repent.  It’s us that usually keeps this process of repentance from working.  We either don’t change or we don’t forgive ourselves.  He said that first principles of the gospel are faith, repentance, and ordinances.  Whether it’s baptism, the temple, or the sacrament, we should always follow this pattern in our life.
President Rogers also shared a lot of good thoughts both Saturday and Sunday.
There is something about President Rogers that I love, he’s real.  He’s not afraid to show his flaws and weaknesses.  He talked about the troubles he had with his kids and his family.  He talked about the importance of our covenants that will bless us and our posterity.  I realize I have felt these blessing through the faithfulness of my parents.  If the people can be faithful to their covenants, then our family will be blessed!  He also talks about an elder in our mission whose father passed away recently.  About a year ago he found out, while in the mission field, that his dad had cancer again.  The elder and his family decided that he was going to stay out and serve his full mission knowing that they would be blessed.  President shared the story of Daniel.  Who refused to worship the god’s of the King.  He talked about how Daniel confided in the power of God to deliver from captivity and he says “But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”  “But if not,” should be a part of all our lives. Sometimes the will of the Lord is not to deliver us from our trials, but to strengthen us in our trials.  I loved that thought!!  It gave me the desire to serve the Lord with all my heart, despite the rewards He may or may not give me!  May we all have the loyalty that Daniel had to his God, and confide in our God enough to face any type of affliction or trial.  I’m sure that is the only way to be happy.
Have a wonderful week! Love you all so much!
Hermana Carter
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