Tuesday, May 31, 2016
This week was a great week! We were able to keep finding new people to teach and work with some investigators that we have and help them start making their way to baptism....but im out of chos malal! :/ i am now headed to Cipolletti to be with Elder Mccook from Arizona! im so excited for this new change and this oportunity that i have to serve the people here. Please keep us in your prayers with this change we are going to make. :)
Not much happened this week, it was hard to leave Chos but i know that it is the will of the Lord. We were able to see the baptism of a woman named Karina, from the other Elders, so that was fun. Things are great and i am so excited for this next transfer and what we are going to see! Have a great week!
Love, Elder Stuart
ps mom. sorry this is late, i just got to my area and got settled in :)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Great week!! Norma got baptized this week!!!! It was such a great experience because she has been waiting so long to be baptized (one year) and finally she was able to recieve the blessings that will come through this gospel :) It was amazing to see how happy she was when she came out of the water and then the next day when she got the gift of the Holy Ghost. It really makes everything worth it to see the change that this gospel makes in the life of others! I love this work!!Things are going great here in Chos Malal!! We are now working on new people to find and prepare to be baptized and slowly but surely we are building up the group here! It is awesome to see the Lords hand in the work. We really are seeing miracles everyday and we are going to keep trying as hard as we can to be able to continue to be the instuments that the Lord needs!
From Elder Stuart's Mom: I mentioned to Ryan in my email that his story of the font overflowing made a lot of people smile! This was his response:
"hahah the pool was so funny! we got there and everyone was upset and i just told them to put a smile on, clean it up, and we will laugh in two hours after the baptism! haha she is going to get dunked anyway so it doesnt matter! it made a good story! ;) "
Monday, May 16, 2016
This week was so good! SO many miracles this week! Idont have much time so it will be short. But Claudia got baptized this week!! It was so amazing to see the change that she made and to see the joy that she had when she could finally be baptized! also, funny story... so the night before the baptism we filled up the plastic pool thingy that we use to baptize, and we didnt turn off the wtaer all the way... so we got to the church and it was flooded with water! hahah we got it all cleaned up and luckyily nothing got damaged, and still made it in time for the baptism! It was awesome :) Also norma got married!!! So she will be getting baptized this upcoming week as well! The Lord really does give us miracles after the trial of our faith! Things are great! I hope all is well! Love you all!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Well.. i talked with you guys yesterday so not much to say! I loved seeing you guys and knowing that all is well :)
This week i learned a lot about the trial of our faith just like it is taught to us in Ether 12. We all know that miracles dont come until after the trial of our faith. simple rihgt? but not that simple when you are in the middle of the trial. Here in CHos Malal i have felt like i have tried even harder to be the best that i can be. And we havent really seen to much success, BUT here is the trial of our faith. Me and my comp tried to stay positive like always and work harder and give even more, and we recieved an even greater testimony of this principle that the miracles do come, once we have become what the Lord needs us to be in that moment. This week we were working with the mother in law of our group leader who is a leader in another church and for eight months missionaries have been trying to talk with her, but she just fights and tells us we are wrong. But this week it all changed we were able to ask her for just thirty seconds to talk, after that short time the spirit touched her heart and she just started to cry and told us she knew the church is true and she is just tscared to leave her church after being a leader for twenty years. She is going to be baptized this saturday :) It truly is an amazing concept that after the trial of faith comes the miracle. ¨THE MIRACLES WILL COME ONCE WE HAVE BECOME WHAT THE LORD NEEDS US TO BE IN THAT MOMENT. Always remember that and keep moving forward :)
I love you all and cant thank you enough for your support to me while i am in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know He lives and is here to bless us with miracles as long as we have faith in his name. Faith is an amazing concept that we should all study more! Ether 12 :) Love you all!
Photos are taking a long time to send so I will try to send them later.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This week was so good!!! We had a conference this week in the mission with President Walter Gonzalez, the area president, and it was so cool! Hahah my favorite part was he was talking about the apostoles like they were his homies. It was so cool! he is so lucky! He really helped us see the importance of the work we are doing and how important it is that we trust in the Lord and give everything we have to bring souls unto Christ. It was amazing :)Miracle of the week: Working with members changes everything. This week was going by pretty well, but our investigators havent really been progressing towards baptism. Then we fasted this week for church and just asked the Lord to help us find someone that is ready. We went to Dantes house (our group leader) after church to drop something off and his sister in law was there, he invited us in and we just started to talk.Her name is Antonela, she has come to church a couple times, like when Dante and his wife got baptised, when he got the priesthood, etc. And we have asked if she wants to talk many times and she always said no. BUT yesterday everything changed! We started talking about the book of mormon and church and how it can help her know that this is true. And i just kept having a feeling to invite her to be baptized, but it was weird because she always denied us before, so i put it off, but the spirit kept prompting. So we did. And she said Yes!!!!!! It was such a miracle from the Lord, that he really answers our prayers :)