Quote of the week:

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

Week 96, Nogoya, Argentina

Another week down! This week was pretty good! We were able to find a lot of people to teach, which was way cool. We're teaching a man named Omar. His son is actually a returned missionary that lives in Utah with his family. We knocked on his door and he happened to let us in. :) We got to talking and he said he never got baptized because he never has received an answer about the Boook of Mormon. He said he was always waiting for a sign or a dream of something like that. We were able to testify that God loves us enough to answer us through the Holy Ghost. We were able to teach him that the Holy Ghost does not always answer us with huge events like dreams or things like that but instead gives us answers through impressions like feelings or thoughts. He said that he doesn't think it's NOT true and we told him that that was his answer! He looked at us like we were a little crazy and then had the "ahhh ha" moment. :) We later were able to teach him about agency and the POWER we have to choose. Everything that surrounds us is God's, even our bodies, but the only thing that is ours is our agency. We are FREE to choose. I was 
reading in 2 Nephi 2:28...

28 And now, my Sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and harken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit

...when Lehi exhorts us to CHOOSE ETERNAL LIFE. Every decision that we make has two sides to it. We must be aware of both choices and CHOOSE the things that bring us good consequences. Elder Bennett said, "My dear brothers and sisters, your eternal destiny will not be the result of chance, but of choice. It is never too late to begin to choose eternal life!" Decisions determine destiny! 

I love you all!!! Thanks for writing!!!
Elder H

(Elder Hjelmstads Mom. Here's an interesting fact he shared with me:)

My area is probably the biggest I've had yet. We live in the middle and it takes 30 minutes to walk to the edge, so about an hour to cross the whole city. 

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