Argentina – Week 48

Querida Familia,
Quiero compartir una experiencia muy especial que tuve en esta semana. Un misionero me enseñó una lección increíble, una que jamas olvidaré. Un misionero que está en el mismo barrio que yo, está pasando por unas problemas muy difíciles en su casa. El Sábado, fuimos a una reunión de correlación misional con el obispo. Estuvimos hablando nosotros cuatro misioneros y el obispo por un buen tiempo acerca de la obra misional, y hicimos una practica en sacar una referencia de un miembro. Después de la practica, él obispo preguntó a éste misionero como estaba y hizo unas preguntas porque notaba un desanimo. Al final, nos contó que su hermana está desaparecida, que su mama estaba sufriendo de unas problemas de salud, y que su abuelo había fallecido. El obispo lo consoló y preguntó que es lo que tenía pensado hacer. Él respondió entre lagrimas “Voy a seguir trabajando por el Señor”. Me impactó muchísimo la gran determinación de este misionero de servir a Dios, y me animó a consagrarme más a esta obra. Al haber trabajado con él, me impresionó el enfoque que tiene en la obra y su amor por las personas, a pesar de todo lo que está pasando en su hogar. Me mostró lo que es la consagración. Espero llegar a ser un misionero con semejante consagración al Señor.
Esta semana he estado estudiando la conferencia general pasada, y he aprendido y recordado muchísimas cosas importantes que he podido aplicar en el proselitismo. Estoy muy animado por esta semana, cuando escucharemos la voz del Señor mediante sus siervos. Sé que aprenderé mucho, ¡y estoy animado para compartir esta conferencia con todos!

Dear Family,

I want to share a very special experience I had this week. A missionary taught me an incredible lesson, one that I will never forget. A missionary who is in the same ward as me, is going through some very difficult problems at home. On Saturday, we went to a missionary correlation meeting with the bishop. We were talking, us four missionaries and Bishop for a while on missionary work, and we did a practice on how to ask a reference from a member. After the practice, the Bishop asked this missionary how he was and asked a few questions because he looked discouraged. In the end, he told us that his sister is missing, that his mother was suffering from some health problems, and that his grandfather had died. The bishop consoled him and asked what he planned to do. He replied in tears, “I will continue working for the Lord.” Those words made a huge impact on me, and I learned a lot from the great devotion to serve God that he has, and it encouraged me to devote myself more to this work. Having worked with him, I was impressed that he was completely focused on the work and his love for people, despite everything that is going on in his home. He showed me what consecration truly is. I hope to become a missionary with such a consecration to the Lord.

This week I have been studying the last general conference, and I’ve learned and remembered many important things that I could apply in the proselytism. I am very encouraged by this week when we will hear the voice of the Lord through his servants. I know I will learn a lot, and I am excited to share this conference with everyone! I challenge all of you to watch the conference with questions. I know that the Lord will respond them. This week here, we´re inviting all the members to bring a friend to conference. This same invitation goes out to all of you as well! General conference is an incredible opportunity to CHANGE. That´s really what repentance is, change. We realize something isn´t good, we fix it and CHANGE it permanenntly. Click here to watch! October 4-5 I love you all so much family! Thank you all for your letters, although I can´t respond to all of them personlly, I treasure them and will do my best to write back!

Love
Elder Hoffman

I made argentine bread! haha, a random duck statue in downtown, an airplane with club Argenta (no idea, thought it said Argentina)

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