Quote of the week:

"The Lord doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called"

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week 59, Las Delicias, Rosario, Argentina


This week was good! Long and short at the same time like all other weeks but it sounds like you’re really keeping busy! This week we had four people in church! Guiliana came with her friend Karen and she was all happy. We had a great lesson with her earlier in the week and we helped her work up the confidence to ask her Dad if she can get baptized. She’s 13 years old like Jade! So her Aunt said she would help her ask her Dad for permission but he said no... hmm. So, if you could pray so Karen’s Dad’s heart will be softened that’d be great. Then the Sanchez family came to church! Their Daughters are members but the parents both have addictions that they’re trying to overcome. They had a good week though and were able to come to church and they left really happy! Then we had a miracle come to church! Luis Gimenez is a convert and is a stud. He is a super member missionary! He invited his friend Daniel from work and he came! After the three hours he said he wanted to get baptized! haha The only thing is that he lives in a different ward’s boundaries so well see what happens with him. We also met two great families this week! We’re excited for the people we’re teaching and I really hope that we can see them progress until baptism! 

On Wednesday, we had a leadership meeting and they talked about how we need to learn how to be our own agents and to have the integrity to do whats right even when nobodies looking over our shoulder. 

In D&C 58:27-28 it says, "Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
28 For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward." 

We can always be more honest with ourselves and other people. We must learn how to make good decisions. I’m so grateful for the blessing it is to have the gospel in my life. To know where we lived before, why we’re here, and where we’re going. It’s better than anything in this world because sadly we cant bring anything to heaven, just us. 

I love you all and hope you all have a great week!
Elder Hjelmstad

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