Quote of the week:

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

Monday, May 6, 2013

Week 92, Venado Tuerto, Argentina

This is what the streets look like in our area,
Venado Tuerto...

My awesome companion, Elder May.

This is Sivlia, one of our investigators.. 

(Elder Hjelmstads Mom: These are some random pictures that I got from an Argentine friend on facebook...)

 helping with a move...

A Ward/branch party...

(Elder Hjelmstads Mom:
I love that laugh... I can almost hear his deep laugh :)

Time to say good-bye, and get the real party started...

Alrighty, this week was good! We had some great lessons and met some great people as well. The only down part of this past week was the rain. I do NOT like the rain. haha but I only have 3 more months to soak myself everytime it rains. 

This week we taught the Taulet Family and they told us they had read a ton of scriptures and recognized all the blessings that the Lord has blessed them with. We left the plan of salvation pamphlet with them as homework and then returned a few days later. They read and pretty much understood everything! We testified and cleared up some things about the resurrection. Yanina said that she had never even thought that we lived with God before this life but when she read it, it felt right. They were content with what they had read. We then asked them the question, "What now? According to the plan, what's next for you two?" they responded, "Baptism." To me that was a miracle from God. I know that the Lord can touch peoples hearts and help them in their weakness. They had always been wishy-washy about baptism but liked learning and listening. But through learning about the plan of salvation, they felt a new need. I liked how mom said in her letter that she was so grateful for her knowledge of the plan of salvation. I too, am SO grateful to know that God has a plan and purpose for me. I'm grateful to know that death is only the end to this mortal journey and the beginning to our immortal journey. 

Thanks for everything!

one last thought... I loved this quote that my companion, Elder May, shared this week. "The Lord doesnt call the qualified, He qualifies the called"


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