Argentina – Week 46

Querida Familia,
¡Milagros existen! Elder Chica y yo nos esforzamos muchísimo esta semana para poder ver un bautismo este fin de semana, y Dios nos concedió el éxito. El lunes por la mañana, nos llamó un investigador llamado Isidro, y dijo que había hecho la decisión de bautizarse esta misma semana. Fuimos a su casa y le enseñamos y preparamos todo y le comprometimos a dejar el cigarrillo y el alcohol. Él se comprometió, y hizo un cambio gigante. Pasamos dos veces al día, le llamamos a menudo, y le enseñamos la doctrina del arrepentimiento. ¡Llegó el domingo, y estaba listo! Se bautizó en un gran milagro, y el bautismo fue muy especial. Sé que no podemos meternos en el albedrío personal de las personas, pero sé sin duda que cuando tenemos deseos justos que son fuertes, nos serán concedidos. Dios siempre hará el camino, y siempre tiene personas preparadas para aceptar Su evangelio.
El domingo tuvimos un milagro semejante al bautismo de Isidro, que nos va a ayudar a bautizar en el futuro. Fuimos empezando a las 8:30 para buscar investigadores, y pasamos por muchos. Uno por uno, empezaron a caer. Fuimos por Isidro y su amiga que le introdujo a la iglesia, y llegaron bien, junto con la mamá y hermano de la amiga de Isidro, Liliana quién se bautizó hace 2 semanas. Llegamos a la capilla, y decidimos que no nos íbamos a conformar con menos que nuestra meta. Salimos otra vez para buscar investigadores, ¡y nadie estaba en casa! Sin embargo, con cada persona que veíamos, le hablamos del evangelio de Jesucristo, del bautismo por remisión de pecados, y de la iglesia. Invitamos a muchas personas a venir, pero nadie quería venir. De repente, salió una mujer de un kiosco y sentí fuertemente que ella iba a acompañarnos. Ni le dijimos nada, ni le enseñamos, solamente dije “¡Hola, buen día! ¿Usted nos acompañará a la iglesia ahora? ¡Dijo que si! Fuimos caminando con ella hacia la iglesia, y en el camino le enseñamos y le pusimos una fecha bautismal, y nos dijo que su hijo de 18 años era drogadicto, y que su esposo se había fallecido. Le explicamos el plan de salvación y la redención que viene por medio de Jesucristo. Fue una lección TAN PODEROSA, y la enseñamos caminando a la capilla. Cuando llegamos a la capilla 5 minutos antes de la reunión sacramental, habían llegado Cristina y Olegario con Nicolas, su hijo quién se bautizó hace 2 semanas. Fue tan bueno ver a esa familia quién llegó solo a la iglesia. Al final, pudimos lograr nuestra meta y fue todo por causa del Señor. Dimos todo el esfuerzo que pudimos, y él nos bendijo con milagros y hizo lo que nosotros no podíamos hacer. Dice en la guía del estudio de las escrituras: ““Un milagro es un acontecimiento extraordinario causado por el poder de Dios. Los milagros representan un elemento importante en la obra de Jesucristo. Los milagros forman parte del evangelio de Jesucristo.” Me encanta lo que dice en Mormón 9:20: “Y si entonces se hicieron milagros, ¿por qué ha dejado Dios de ser un Dios de milagros, y sigue siendo todavía un Ser inmutable? Y he aquí, os digo que él no cambia; si así fuese, dejaría de ser Dios; y él no cesa de ser Dios, y es un Dios de milagros.” Sé que DIOS ES UN DIOS DE MILAGROS.

Dear Family,

Miracles exist! Elder Chica and I strived so much this week to see a baptism this weekend, and God granted us success. On Monday morning we called an investigator named Isidro, and he said that he had made ​​the decision to be baptized this week. We went to his house and taught him and prepared everything and committed him to quit smoking and drop alcohol. He agreed, and he made a huge change. We visited him twice daily, called often and taught the doctrine of repentance. He arrived on Sunday and was ready! He was baptized in a great miracle, and baptism was very special. I know we can not get in the way of personal agency of people, but I know without a doubt that when we have strong righteous desires, they are granted. God will always prepare the way and always has people ready to accept His gospel.

On Sunday we had a miracle similar to the baptism of Isidro, which will help us to baptize in the future. We started at 8:30 passing by investigatores to bring them to church, and passed by many. One by one, they began to fall. We went for Isidro and his friend who introduced him to the church, and they arrived safely, along with the mom and brother of Isidro’s friend , Liliana who was baptized two weeks ago. We arrived at the chapel, and we decided that we would not settle for less than our goal. We went out again to look for investigators, and no one was home! However, with every person we saw, we tell the gospel of Jesus Christ, baptism for remission of sins, and the church. We invited many people to come, but no one wanted to come. Suddenly, a woman came out of a kiosk and I felt strongly that she was going to join us. We nor said anything, we didn´t teach, just said “Hi, good day! Will you accompany us to church now? She said yes! We went walking with her to the church, and on the way we teach and we put a baptismal date, and told us that her 18 year old son was a drug addict and that her husband had died. we explained the plan of salvation and redemption that comes through Jesus Christ. was such a powerful lesson, and teach walking the chapel. When we got to the chapel 5 minutes before sacrament meeting, had arrived with Cristina and Nicolas Olegario, his son who was baptized two weeks ago. was so good to see that family who came alone to church. Finally, we could achieve our goal and it was all because of the Lord we gave all the effort we could, and he blessed us with miracles and did what we could not do it says in the guide scripture study.. “” A miracle is a extraordinary event caused by the power of God. Miracles are an important element in the work of Jesus Christ. Miracles are part of the gospel of Jesus Christ “I love what he says in Mormon 9:20.” And if miracles were made then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles, and still is an unchangeable Being? And behold, I tell you, he does not change; if so he would cease to be God; and he does not cease to be God, and is a God of miracles. “know that GOD IS A GOD OF MIRACLES.

Isidro Carrizo, MIRACLE BAPTISM! Liliana is his friend who got baptized 2 weeks ago. This week Lilianas Mom Marta is going to get baptize, and the next week her brother Mariano. Liliana called the missionaries to her door about 4/5 weeks ago to tell them she wanted to get baptized, she has an incredible story and testimony, and she´s sharing the gospel with EVERYONE! Awesome example of the fire of testimony that should push us all to share the gospel with everyone.
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Pics of our apartment building and the area. I can´t take many pictures because it´s a rougher area, but when I can i´ll be taking them! Mar del Plata is very big and has a few rough areas, but it´s very beatuiful and has a ton of awesome sights to see. I saw the beach for the first time in my mission! It´s super nice!
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