Monthly Archives: November 2014

Beto’s Tacos

Hola hola,

How’s it all going in to EEUU (i have no idea why that means United States here, but it does.)  Life is so great here in Ushuaia.  It’s warming up and getting more sunny, but also more windy. 

This week was a GREAT WEEK!  We had the conference with Elder Christofferson.  I was in the front row and we all got to introduce ourselves.  And I had the awkward blond moment when I told him I was from California, los estados unidos… like he doesn’t know where california is. haha so dumb:)

The coolest part about hearing from a prophet was being able to see how human yet powerful he was.  He emphasized that fact that the missionaries are the tools that the Lord uses to complete the work of the prophets and apostles.  We have the same divine authority and calling!  He said it is a such a blessing and privilege to testify and bring others unto Christ.  That we shouldn’t even expect blessings!  As we fulfill our purpose, we are helping people receive the gift of the atonement in our lives, which is through faith, repentance, and covenants.  We too have to accept this gift everyday of our lives by following these steps.  I know that this man is called of God.  His words were especially for me and will bless my life forever.

Well with a great spiritual start of the week.  We got out there to get to work.  We were able to find a few news.  The most important is BETO! or norberto.  He’s a new investigator that we found.  He talks a lot and has a really really hard life.  We were able to teach him about the restoration and invite him to be baptized and he said yes:) We left him like 3 things to read and he read them all and he came to church.  I saw the members so excited to see an investigator in church and they were all so kind to him.  He is seriously such a miracle.

We were able to have a lesson with him this Sunday after church and we talked about the Gospel of Christ and how we can be free from sin and guilt through our Saviour.  Everything went really well, and he has a very strong desire to make a better life for himself and or his family.  He finished with the most beautiful prayer I have ever heard. he started to cry, pleading that he can change and make a better life for him.  He said that after he felt a little alleviated and free. It was one of the most powerful moments in my mission.  I really hope and pray he can make the changes that he needs to, to live a happy life!

I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that this is His restored church!

Love you all!

Hermana Carter

Park at the end of the World!

Park at the end of the World!

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“Pan de dios”

Hola como estan?!

Life is great here in Ushuia!  Today we went to find a waterfall.. that we kind of found.  It was pretty legit.  A good day.

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This week was pretty chill.  We contacted, taught, laughed, and everything.  This week, one of the greatest miracles that we had is that we found a new investigator whose name is Pia..  She’s 15 and it seems to me that she’s had a pretty tough life.  She basically is raising her little brothers while her mom works.  She has so much faith in God because she has felt him help her in moments of difficulty.  I’m excited to keep working with her!

I don’t know if I told you but Elder Christofferson, a general authority from Salt Lake, is coming this week to Ushuia.  This whole week I have been pondering what I can do to prepare for this moment.  There are so many things I want to learn before I leave.  I hope I will be able to apply all the things he teaches us here in the mission and my life.  I’m going to be writing notes like CRAZY!
This week we couldn’t visit Juan Carlos, but we did call him.  He wanted to find out about the church website so he could read the Book of Mormon.  CAPO!  I really hope he can get married so he can be baptized.  We need to pray a lot so everything works out, all is in the hands of the Lord.
This is a picture of my bread that I made with Hermana Fish.  Best bread I’ve ever made.  CAPA I am.
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Well chicos, love you all lots.  Keep those smiles on, God loves you all!
Hermana Carter

“Parseritos”

Hello family!  

Happy Halloween!!  Everyone here in Argentina thinks that Halloween is of the devil and it’s the worst holiday ever.  It makes me sad.  They’re missing out on a lot of candy and happiness if you want my opinion.

This week has been another crazy week!  We were able to teach a good amount of lessons.  The people talked a lot and I felt like I had to listen a lot… that’s some of the patience I have learned here on the mission. haha!
This week our highlight is Juan Carlos.  I don’t know if I told you about him, but he’s a referral from the Hibauza Family.  He is very smart and also very sensitive to the spirit.  He has a strong desire to be baptized, but he has to get married.  We were able to have a lesson with him at the Hibauza’s house and share with him the Book of Mormon.  He was super capo.  As we shared all about the book of mormon he was putting all the pieces together.  He talked about how Christ says that there are “other sheep that are not of this fold.”  He is so determined to get baptized, but I really want him to have his own answer about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith.  Sometimes he talks about the church like the perfect society that he wants to join.  I hope he will be able to have his own divine testimony so that his foundation is not the members, but the truth of the doctrine.  We are trying to get him to talk to his wife about marriage so that he can get baptized.  He proposed to his wife this weekend but he’s still waiting for his answer.
This transfer there were a ton of changes.  Now the hermana leaders are Hermana Fish with Hermana Kraun.  They are like zone leaders and they are working in Ushuia and Rio Grande.  I’m staying with Hermana Reyes in Ushuaia.  At first we were both really surprised. Like all callings and assignments, it all depends on the Lord’s will and timing.  I’m going to commit all my time and attention to my area so that I can leave it the best that it has ever been!  In the mission there is always time to learn and grow.  I’m taking this opportunity to learn and grow:)
Love you all so much! Take care of yourselves, ok?! 
Hermana Carter