Argentina – Week 81

Dearest Family,

This week was awesome! Saturday and Sunday we had the incredible opportunity to see the temple dedication of Córdoba, Argentina. It was AWESOME! I love temples! On Saturday they did the cultural celebration, which was really neat. They did all the traditional dances of every province of the temple district (the northwest part of Argentina) and a few awesome songs and stuff. On Sunday we saw the three sessions of the dedication by satelite in the church building. It was awesome to see Miriam and Alejandra there as well, they both got their temple recommends to go and they loved it. Elder Christofferson and Elder Uchtdorf came, and Elder Christofferson spoke in Castellano. He had served his mission in Córdoba about 50 years ago, and the temple was built on the lot of the first chapel in Córdoba and the mission home where Richard G. Scott was mission president and Elder Christofferson was one of his missionaries. It was pretty awesome! Elder Christofferson speaks REALLY good spanish, my goal is to learn as well as him and mantain it as well as him.

I´m so grateful for temples. There were some amazing talks in the dedication ceremony, but the one that I loved most was by Uchtdorf: He talked about the first and second great commandments and told us all to ask ourselves, “Do I love God?” and if we do, how is that love made manifest in our lives? and then, “Do I love my fellowmen?” and if so, how is that love made manifest in our lives. It was a wonderful experience. I know that families can be together forever through the sacred Gospel of Jesus the Christ, and that through His mercy, we can all be saved on conditions of faith, repentance, baptism, being sanctified from our sins by the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end, making and keeping sacred covenants. This is the Lord´s work.

I love you all millions! Keep being awesome and doing the good things you do. Love God, love your neighbor, and show your love in what you do.

All my love,
Elder Hoffman

Pics: Sweet little gaucho statue and my cool HLJ ring that i put together. Choose the right! DO the right, as it´s translated in Spanish

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