President Dallin H. Oaks Spoke/New Companion

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hola Todos, ¿Qué Tal?

So this week has been another big adventure. I think this time I`ll give a little summary of my week by explainning a little bit about each day.
Monday: Our mission president informed us Monday night that he had made the arrangments for my companion and we were to report to Posadas Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday: We had a super awesome zone conference in Pilar were the main theme was about listening to the spirit and the importance of the Holy Ghost in the work. The scriptures teach that the spirit will tell us all things that we need to do, and that is so true. The spirit is what changes hearts and brings about miracles in the lives of people, nothing else.
Also, afterwards we finished out our day by doing splits with our sister trainning leaders where we tried to visit as many people as we could since we were leaving our area for a little while. So, luckily we had some help and it was super great, and our leaders are super awesome.
Wednesday: We arrived in Encarnacion early wednesday morning and were able to cross the boarder into Posadas my early afternoon. Then my mission president, his wife, and my companion and I went to the airport and said goodbye to my companion (I`ve also recently heard word that she`s doing ok and she made it home safely). So after dropping her off we picked up another pair of sisters, Hermana Gomez and Hermana Finlinson (turns out Hermana Gomez was going home too). So the three of us became a trio for the day and we spent the night in the mission home which was kinda fun.
Thursday: Hermana Gomez was sent home. Then I was able to have an interview with my mission President and it was super great, he truely is an inspired man. And finally, I went back to the area with Hermana Finlinson in Corpus Argentina and got to do splits with her for the rest of the day in Argentina. We had some great experiences there also and it was really cool to spend some time with Hermana Finlinson because she was the last missionary in Pilar before me, so we had lots to talk about.
Friday: Hermana Finlinson and I headed back to Posadas for a mission conference where President Dallin H. Oaks spoke with our mission and the Restistencias Mission(I don`t think that`s spelt right) in Argentina where he talked alot about receiving personal revelation and the importance of recognizing how we receive revelation. He was sent to talk to the other mission in particular because of what happened with one of the missionaries over there, but our mission was invited to listen too and it was a really good experience. Then afterwards we were able to meet our new companions…My new companion is Hermana Ibañez. She`s from Columbia, and she will be finishing up her mission this next transfer. She`s pretty cool and she trys to share the gospel with absolutley everybody, which is super great.
Saturday: We made it back to Pilar in the early afternoon and were able to visit varies people and catch up with the work a little bit.
Sunday: We had one of our less-active families come to church with us. I was so happy. They`ve only been members for a couple years, but they went active soon after their conversion, but now after we`ve met with them a couple time in the last two weeks, they have expressed their desires to come back fully to the church, and their 9yr old son has a baptismal date in a couple weeks so we`ve been working closely with him, teaching all the lessons and strengthening the family. Also, we met this 18yr girl who was out sitting on her porch while we were passing by. So we sat down with her hand started talking, shared some scriptures from the Book of Mormon, and had a really good experience. The spirit was super strong and when we gave her a Book of Mormon to keep she was super happy. It was super awesome.
So, that was an overview of my week. Love you guys,
Hermana Marvian
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