Hope this week for everyone was fantastísimo. Things here in Formosa are just great. We had a good week, full of the usual ups and downs of missionary work. All in all, despite the downs, the work is very gratifying. There's nothing like having a great lesson with Hector or sharing the Book of Mormon with someone new. Not even the crappy parts of the week can beat those little moments. It's all worth it. Sí o sí.
One great thing we were able to do this week, was watch the dedication of the temple in Córdoba. Ugh. So great. It was especially great because, hey! I've been there! It was awesome to see it completed and dedicated. I had no idea that Elder Christofferson served here in Argentina. What a boss. His Spanish is super good. And Elder Uchtdorf gave a beautiful dedicatory prayer. It was so great. There was such a wonderful spirit there.
We were also able to find some new investigators this week. Thanks to the efforts of the ever working Hermana Machado, we met the Family Insfran, who are GREAT. We passed by their house the first time in the midst of a giant rainstorm and before we'd even told them we were missionaries, they let us inside. Elvi, the single mom of 5 kids told us that she liked our church. "Oh! Have you been to the church before?" I asked her. "No. But that lady (referring to Hna. Machado) is really nice and she just seems so happy. So I would assume that her church is good." Oh wow. We never know what kind of influence we have on people. That's why it's so important to live what we know. So we're pretty stoked to see where that goes.
It's so cool to look back on the week and see all the miracles that have happened here in our area. Yeah... we did get eaten alive by mosquitos and every pair of my shoes is soaking wet from the tormentas this week but in the end, like I said before, the good outweighs the bad. I'm so grateful to be here and to be helping these people. The Lord has His time for everything. It's interesting to see that I was put here to help these specific people. It freaks me out to think about the what ifs. What if we hadn't clapped at Hector's door that Saturday morning? What if his disgruntled brother had answered the door instead of him? But I don't have to think of those things. Because we DID clap at his door. The Lord KNOWS what we're going to do and who we need to help and He makes sure we're in that place at that time.
Thanks again for all the love, support and prayers. I couldn't do it without. The Lord lives and loves us so much. Never forget it.
Sending lots of love from Formosa,
*The computer Ness was working on this week wouldn't upload her pictures. So I thought I would share a video made by her mission that shows off the work in the Resistencia Argentina Mission. Enjoy.