The first bit of news I have for you is a little bittersweet. My convert Pascual has been sick for about 3 weeks now. This week his family took him to the hospital to stay. I hadn't been able to see him in these weeks because he was in bed so Hermana Miller and I went and visited him in the hospital. His face and neck were really swollen and he looked completely different. His energy was up, however, and he assured us he would be back at home this next week. On Friday Hermano Luis sent us a message to let us know that Pascual had terminal cancer and on Saturday morning as we walked by his house his neighbor, Gabriela Fernandez, told us he had passed away that morning.
|Jen with Pascual|
|Pascual at his grandson Bruno's baptism.|
|Marcelo, Jorge and Rosana at their baptism.|
|Ready for church!|
This week we also had an awesome opportunity to go to Catan to help with a special training. Catan is a zone that is just elders and there are very few hermanas who have ever been there so we felt pretty privileged to go. We were selected to help our zone and a few others in some special training that the mission is doing. Our job is to be investigators as the missionaries teach us a 20 minute lesson. We then evaluate them and give them suggestions for how they can improve and they do it again. It is an awesome opportunity for us to help the other missionaries and for us to learn from them. I learn personally from their teaching methods and sometimes see mistakes that I know I have as well.
|Training in Catan.|
I know this is the Lord's church. The more I bear my testimony of the restoration the stronger my conviction grows of this great work. We are so blessed to be members of his gospel. We see so much wickedness and sadness here with the people in Argentina and I am so grateful for the strength and security of the gospel. I know there is no other path to happiness. Sometimes it is difficult to be obedient but I know that is the key to eternal joy. I hope we can all remember our purpose and live worthily to receive of all the blessings the Lord has in store for us.
Thank you all so much for your love and support! I continue to pray for you each day and love to hear about your adventures and growing testimonies.
Sincerely your favorite Momma's girl (13 more days!),
|New bikes! Yay|