Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Lord of the Rings All Day Everyday" (October 26, 2015)

In the park with Hermana Nelson
so how was your week? did you meet someone new? smile to a stranger? read your scriptures?
this week was sooooo freakin good. there is so much work to do here in ramallo and wow we are working like horses!
so lets start with the investigators. we found so many news this week. but ill just talk about a few!
las mellisas..the twins fiama and macarena. ive only taught them once. they are two sisters twins. with 17 years! when we got to their house we saw one making out with her boyfriend in the front porch...we were like...this is gonna be awkward...and then they saw us and it was...very awkward. well we went in and taught them and her other sister and her uncle. they live with their aunt and uncle becuase their parents left them when they were younger :( wel we just got to know them and we sang. (hna nelson sings reall well so we sing in almost every appointment) after we left their house we were like...well that was awkward and we felt like we should drop them...but then on sunday THEY CAME TO CHURCH so we will continue to pass by. 
estela. estela is a mom with 3 kids. she is married (miracle) and has a car(other miracle) she was a reference. so we went to her house and she was just leaving and told us to come back the next day! so we come by and she doesnt let us in because she doesnt trust anyone..so that was like, wow great start. haha well we were getting to know her and we began to talk about prophets. we told her there is a living prophet like how there were prophets in the olden times and that he receives revelation for the church in our day! when we told her that she became super intriged and said that was pretty cool. we then asked if she had ever gotten an answer to her prayers..she said no that she didnt know how. so we explained to her that we recieve answers through the power of the spirit. and that if we feel good, happy, peace, a knowledge of the things, that that is good and comes from god which is a positive answer. she was super excited about that and said she would put it in practice! well we quickly ended the visit and she said next time she would invite us in! haha woohoo! 
well those are the cool stories that happened this week. there is so much to do here in ramallo. there arent that many members. just about 40 that come to church regularly. compared to other places thats a ton! haha but there are alot of less actives. the thing is that on our side, we have to travel to get to church. alot of people to have money to get to church. its just 14 pesos round trip but times that by like 5 and every week would be alot. the people here are very humble. its defineitly different than venado but still wonderful!
so some things that happned this week. hna nelson and i both have a love for lord of the rings and we have been quoting it all week. its great! also the dogs here in ramallo are very nosy and always follow us and like to bark at us. i thiknk ive had to yell at dogs more in this last week than all my mission. also haha we were contacting and we went up to a cute house that had a cute garden. we were looking at it then a big black dog came out from behind..it wasnt barking but looked very tense. then we saw a bloody cow head or something scary in the garden. we got scared and then the dog flipped out so we ran away! haha argentina is great! :)
In front of a church in Ramallo
so spiritual thought for the week. just something short. something ive been practicing lately is having edifying thoughts! ive been trying to memorize scriptures every week. in my prayers i sincerely think of things i am grateful for. everyday there are miracles and if we just think for a second we can remember them and see them. also, changing every negative thought to a positive one. its been really helping me be happy and serve more! its hard but its a habit we just have to develop. i hope we can all try to be more grateful and happy this week! 
heres a talk i read that really helped me!

if you have time, read it!
love you all!!
hna sanders

With my new companion, Hermana Nelson
in my new area, Ramallo.
In our room
So Domestic!
Cookies & Pie
Tree-lined Pathway in Ramallo
The River in Ramallo
Ramallo Sunset

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