October 31, 2011 Tartagal
Well here I am late again in the internet place... We are visiting this family (except the mom who has no interest yet) who has been listening and going to church almost the whole time. Anyways, The man can't get married because he has no papers here in
Argentina and nothing in where he used to live. It's an expensive process for him to get papers for him and his wife and he barely is putting food on the table for his 5 kids. He shared his testimony last time we were there and how the church has helped him in so many ways. It is so hard to see someone with such a strong desire to be baptized and not be able to yet. We have a baptism date for two of his kids in 2 weeks. They are the only ones over 8. Bolivia
Isaac mentioned he went to the temple the other day. I would love to go to the temple again but I know that when someone else is feeling the spirit for the first time in a lesson and tells you how they feel, it's pretty close to being there. Then you picture them in the temple and it feels pretty amazing!
This Friday a less active (now active) and his girlfriend are getting married! They split up and are living in different homes so that she could be baptized sooner and it has really strengthened both of them! We visited with Adrian, the soon-to-be husband, yesterday and he was sharing with us some of his scripture study experiences and fasting experiences. It was so cool! He also mentioned how the talks at church (district conference with our mission president, his counselor, and wife) helped him put a goal to go to the temple in one year after the marriage date! The people have to sacrifice alot to go to the temple here! I feel so blessed to have one so close to home.
We went to 3 different houses an hour before the meeting on Sunday to get them (people we are teaching) up and bring them for the first time but they didn't make it. When we got to church we were blessed to have other investigators sitting with members! It was really nice!
So I bought a sealed bag of oatmeal today and got home and noticed there were bugs crawling around in it. Not many just a couple little ones... Part of the Argentine experience! Ha ha
It was so hot the other day and then the wind started blowing really hard and we could barely see because of all the dirt and sand in the air! It was nice to shower after that. I was cleaning my eyes out for awhile! Still isn't raining much but it should start here soon.
I love you all very much.