Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"I Heart Catholics" (May 26, 2014)

what a crazy week!! lol not. in all honesty i could tell you what happened in like 3 sentences but i know that wouldnt fly. so!
i have finally eaten something interesting!! but it wasnt argentine it was swiss. haha the senior couple has us over for a dinner and meeting every monday. this last monday she made fish gelatin. which was cooked tuna, vegatables, and whatever else in a plain gelatin flavored with like a rotisserie seasoning.....it was FISH JELLO. im not even going to go into detail about how it tasted. haha but you know in the 2 LOTR when eowyn gives aragorn a stew that she made and he like says its good and that when shes not looking he dumps it? that happened. only when she left the room, we would have to run to the sink...hahaha so.
jyt (Jorgelina y Toto). we stop by on tuesday to see how they are. they didnt come to church last sunday so we were just wondering what happened. we come and shes outside smoking. looking really distressed. we talked to her and basically, she was really confused and told us to go away without setting up another appt....
we leave and on saturday we decide to go see them again and see whats up. literally we just went over because we felt like we needed to. we say hi and she starts to cry when she sees us. we start talking. it was a 3rd year anniversary since her mom had passed away. she was really sad and depressed about it. her brother is also pretty dying too and just alot of things are happeneing in her life. toto comes out from his sleeping and he just is listening and all that. they keep on talking and there were alot of silences but hermana moberly and i just felt prompted to stay quiet and let them say everything they needed to. after a little while, i started feeling like i needed to say something. so i said "yo tengo algo decir" which is "i have something to say". then i went on and just said that we are here to bring others to Christ. our purpose as missionaries is to do that. and we are here because we love you, and more importantly God loves you, and He has sent us here to you so that you can know how to come back to Him. He wants you to come back to Him and so we are here." and then silence. toto got a little teary but didnt say anything. finally moberly said, do you still want to get baptized? they said yes but she just needs to break this habit. so please keep praying for them and for a miracle. because without them we have no progressing investigators. the son and his family are becoming active again so we are very happy! about that!
on friday we had an activity with the branch and they came! even their 14 yr old daughter who is super inactive. we also had a 17 yr old investiogator come so the four of us bonded. we get both of them to commit to come to church but the 17 (eliana) was sick and couldnt come. but joanna did! we are friends with them and hopefully if we get both of them we could start having a young womens type of thing! so yeah....
other than that, we had lunch with a member, HMA Sara and we shared mosiah, 27:14 with her. her son is inactive so we just shared that we know the faith of parents is strong. and i really began to think about you guys and how i know that your faith had alot in giving me my strength and my testimony. parents are awesome and i just got to say i love you guys!

hmm what else...oh! on wednesday it was hermana moberly´s year mark! we made brownies with dulce de leche, and oreos! and we bought some ice cream! it was tan rico! (so yummy) also! hahaha we dyed hermana moberlys hair to a light brown! it was so fun and it looks soo good! she wanted the argentine men to stop hitting on her becuase she was a blonde so we dyed it haha. sooo since i have some time i will tell you how we cook here. two american girls, one kitchen, spanish labels. the recipe of the week was sopa de cosas! (soup of things) we got water, put tomato paste, milk, onion, garlic, salt, carrots for the broth and we threw in rice AND pasta noodles. the second day it was good haha. also we made a cake! and this is how we did it. we took 4 eggs, some butter, some flour, and some sugar. and we had some chocolate sauce so we thought why not. it turned out okay more like a sweet bready thing that a cake! haha also ive made it a whole week without gum! im spreading out the few pack i have. 

so the work here is really slow. we just contact all day, teach lessons to contacts and with everyone else we get rejected. its really fun. buuuuut hey its just part of the mission! we are trying all these different ideas but nothing seems to be working but we will keep`trying and tract until we find the 1 or 2 people we were sent here to find. we were in the hopes of finding "some soul" like ammon says. hopefully we do.
so spiritual thought! im stuidying in alma now. my goal is to finish by wednesday. i started alma saturday haha but literally i read so much its not even funny. anyways! earlier this week i got to the part about the Anti Nephi Lehi's. we pretty much know the story. a wicked people became converted and vow with the lord never to kill another soul. when other people hear about this they get super angry and go to kill them,. the ANL's bury their swords and keep their promise with the lord and say"let us stain our swords no more with the blood of our brethren....let us hide them away that they may be kept bright, as a testimony to our God." they are slaughtered (verse 22) and when the people see this, they are astonished and become converted to the lord because of the example of the ANL's. (verse 27) sooo there is a lot of power in being an example. we will probably not be in a situation like this one but how powerful it was that they were willing to seal their testmiony with their blood and just be slaughtered because they would not let anything stand in the way of keeping their promise with god. so cool.
well that is all i have for this week. the bugs are still biting just not on my face! the stuff monica gave me is working! im still sick but i just deal. its getting better. uhmmmm tell gma and gpa hi for me! havent gotten the boots yet but i have the reimbursement of my luggage from the airport on my misison card im gonna use that because that is in pesos. i have to email the mission pres about it so ill know in like next week.! i hope they can come though! havent gotten your letter yet but we have a zone meeting on fridayso i probably will get it then.... . well i lover you two too pieces and i want pictures of the house! you can email me pixxxxxx hahah love yaaaa
Signing off
Hermana Sanders III

san cristobal 
after the rain
moberly and joanna at the activity and me with karen, the 10 yr only active memeber of her family she is great! 
me and eliana the 17 yr investigator,  
conpanionship unity! 
eating milanesa that we bought from the panederia next door

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