Monday, May 1, 2017

My Week

Hey there everyone! I'm sorry that I didn't get a weekly email out last week! We had consejo <conference> on Monday ( a big ol' meeting in Comodoro), so I didn't have a ton of time to email. But, here I go.

This week was crazy. We went to Comodoro for the meeting on Monday. Then, we had to return to Comodoro el Miercoles for another meeting with President and all of the missionaries. So we had a lot of traveling this week!

Last time I said I was going to tell a little more about Jose and Ferndanda. They are the people that we baptized two weeks ago. the missionaries met Jose and Fernanda a year ago. The contacted them in the street on the way back to the pension. They said that they could go by. And they started teaching the whole family. Fernanda wanted to get baptized a long time ago, but to do that, they needed to get married. She was all for it but Jose was not so sure if he wanted to get married or not. 

When I got here to Caleta Olivia, Jose was here, and Fernanda was in Buenos Aires with her son, cause is very sick. He was having a sort of chemotherapy ( his name is Tino and he is about two years old) While she was gone we taught Jose while he was by himself. He changed a lot while Fernanda was gone and he realized what was really important. He decided that he wanted to get married and baptized when Fernanda got back.

But when Fernanda got back, she wasn't so sure. She told us that she had felt a little angry at God for having her little son so sick and in the hospital for so long. So the situation flipped. Now it was Jose saying that he wanted to get married and baptized, and Fernanda wasn't so sure! We shared with Fernanda about the holy ghost and told her that she would feel that it's what she needs to do when she started going to church again. She went to church and yes! She felt it enough that she told us that she wanted to get married and baptized, so we helped them get all of their papers ready and we helped them get married, and the next day they got baptized!

The grandma of Fernanda, and her aunts and uncles are all anti-Mormon, and have been trying to tell her really ugly things. The same with Jose. But they have not let that affect them at all! They are both so happy now. Jose is going to be getting the priesthood soon. Fernanda is already going out and visiting less actives and inviting them back to church. 

The faith and testimony that they have gives me so much animo <spirit? energy?>. I love their family so much.  

I love all of you back home have a great week!
Elder Himes

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