Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Another relatively normal week here in Formosa... with... a few miracles. Like Laura and Federico!! They've gone almost a week without smoking! We're super excited. We went to teach them about temples and eternal families this last week and took Hermana Lezcano with us. (Because she's amazing...) Laura really opened up to her and told her how scared she is. But we know they can do it. If they're trusting in the Lord, they're going to be able to overcome this trial. And they are. The next time we came back to teach them, they told us they hadn't smoked at all since that last visit. And that they didn't even feel like they wanted to smoke. And they're still going strong (as far as we're aware.). But we've been praying and fasting for them to be able to defeat this and they are. They're praying and reading the Book of Mormon everyday and here they are, moving forward. The only crappy thing is that they don't have a lot of support. Laura's mom has been a real stinker about the whole thing.

The last time we went to see them was Saturday night, and they still had not smoked. Smoking, for Fede was a worse habit than it was for Laura, so it's been really hard for him. But he's doing so great. And yet, Laura's mom was going off about how he wasn't going to be able to do it. And that he probably smoked one in secret and all this crap. I was so mad. "They're doing great. I believe in them." It was a small, simple statement, but Laura's mom didn't have anything more to say afterward. And I was happy to give Fede the encouragement he wasn't getting from his (soon to be) mother-in-law.

Yeah that's right. Laura and Federico are getting married on Friday! SUPER amped. The only crappy thing is that we can't go becuase we have a mission conference in Resistencia. What? Mission conference? That never happens. But it is. Because Elder Oaks of the 12 is coming to our mission! Yeah. Awesome. And they asked me to sing in the mission choir for when he comes. I'm pretty stoked. It'll be super fun and super spiritual. I love the Gospel.
"One thing Argentina does very well is squeegies"

It's a crazy thing, the mission. But I'm glad a manned up and made the choice to serve. I can't imagine my life without the mission. I've been changed a lot but for the better. Thanks to everyone who reads and supports these crazy stories of mine.

Our Zone on the family vehicle, MOTO
Love you all!
Hermana Hein

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