July 20, 2015
Hello my sweet fam!
Hope all is well in Layton! I am doing well here in Uruguay, and I am just so happy today is HERMANA SALVATIERRA´S BIRTHDAY!!! She is the best gift ever.
So life is good here in Artigas! Here are a few highlights from the week:
- On Wednesday morning at 4:30, our zone, Artigas, had the opportunity to travel to RIVERA (about two hours away) for a tri-zone conference (Tacuarembo was also present). President came and I learned so so so much. He talked about the importance of organizing our area book (thanks for being so organized, mom), gave us the message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in five minutes (and invited us to learn how to do the same so we can always teach people about the restoration in the streets), and talked about John (you should study John because we can honestly learn so much about the Savior). I love zone conferences!
- Jessica (the girl who looks a lot like Linds) is so awesome. I love having the opportunity to know her and share the gospel with her! This past Monday, we shared the Book of Mormon with her and she is reading! And on Saturday, we learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ together. As a mission, we are really trying to teach with the Book of Mormon so we can use Jesus Christ´s words, not our own words. It was so cool because as Jessica read about the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon (we used 2 Nephi 25: 23, 26; the definition of repentance in the Guide to the Scriptures; 3 Nephi 11 and 18), she basically taught herself! She is awesome.
- Yesterday there was so much rain! So much. I wish you could see these crazy storms in Uruguay! Not a lot of people were able to come to church yesterday (including two members who were going to give sacrament talks), so I had the chance to give a last-minute sacrament talk. The mission really teaches us to stay on our toes!
- This morning was so fun! We made a little banner for Hermana Salvatierra, blew up some balloons, and gave her soup packets (one thing you should know about Hermana Salvatierra is she loves soup--she eats it for breakfast, snacks, and dinner)! This afternoon, we are going to eat in a buffet in Brazil. Should be a super fun P-Day!!!
Well, that´s all for now, I love you all so much, and keep up the great work. You guys are the best.