Buen Dia to my lovely Seres Queridos,
Time flies!!! Especially when you’re with the super Hermana Saunders in the super area of Pueyrredón. The area is very diverse, but mainly on the upper-side of the social scale. There are people that have DISHWASHERS and cars and then, cross the railroad tracks and there are people that live in houses of "chapa" (sheet metal). It´s always a humbling experience!
This week was a week of miracles! First, I have to tell you of Camila. On Saturday, after finishing up a wonderful lunch with Sole and her aunt (her aunt is from a pueblo that doesn´t have the church- it was wonderful to share with her! And meet her!). We were very late for our next appointment and had to take a bus. It took forever to get there, and we had to take a different route to our lesson.
On the sidewalk, we saw a girl sitting alone and I even ashamedly thought to myself "If we weren’t heading to a lesson right now I would TOTALLY sit and talk with her". Apparently the girl (Camila) listened to the Holy Ghost more than I did, because upon seeing us, immediately said: "I know you two."
We talked a bit, but both Hermana Saunders and I thought to ourselves that surely she had met two other blonde missionaries, at some point and got us confused. We set up an appointment to visit her and got to know her a bit, and I HAD to ask: "where did you say that we met before?"
"In the street Nicochea, about 6 months ago. How could I forget your faces? You found me in a moment very difficult. I´m very content that you´re going to pass by on Tuesday!"
It clicked for us- we had met this girl more than 8 months ago in Villa Mitre when we served there together. We explained to her that we had separated and gone to many different places all over Argentina for the time that we hadn´t seen her, and that RECENTLY we had reunited to work together here. She recognized US- not one or the other, so we had to be together. Upon hearing this, she said "I don´t believe in coincidences- it´s for something that you found me"
If we hadn´t have been a little late, and taken that bus, and walked in that way to our appointment, who knows if we would have seen her! And although we don´t remember her, she remembers us, and that doesn’t happen too often! I have faith that great things will happen with Camila. But even if I´m not here to see them pass, I know that this was a miracle. Even if it was only so that we could have a moment to know and remember that God is aware of us, I´m so glad that it happened! I know that miracles happen.
This week we also went with one of our investigators to make an appointment to be married!!! It won’t be until October, but seeing the joy and excitement of her and her boyfriend brings us so much happiness!!! She´s excited to be baptized thereafter and be able to go to the temple to be sealed. We ate celebratory facturas after that happy moment :)
I´m out of time, but I read a few talks this week that I REALLY hope you all read and study!!! They’re wonderful!
Elder Bednar- https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/10/come-and-see?lang=eng
Elder Christofferson- https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/08/why-we-share-the-gospel?lang=eng
Elder Neil Anderson - https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/04/its-a-miracle?lang=eng
Sorry for all the links, but I hope you can get the chance to read at least one of them.
I´m so grateful to be here in Pueyrredón! Great things are happening, and the joy that the gospel brings IS REAL. Love you all! Hope you have a great week!!!
May God bless you and keep you,