Monday, February 23, 2015

Do Your Best, and the Lord WILL Do the Rest

Things are improving! Were getting there with our area and we can see the Lord leading and guiding us. Not that we havent walked to every corner of our area and our feet hurt and we are dead tired but its alright. We can just do what the primary song says when "pioneer children sang as they walked, and walked, and walked, and walked" haha

But yesterday was particularly awesome. Normally sundays arent the best days (regardless of what the missionary handbook says) to procelite, at least in argentina because no one is home because they all go to provincia to visit family, or just all sleep all day. Naturally. So basically we normally just walk around all day and no one opens the door and no one is in the street. 

BUT this time, we picked up the members that were accompanying us and started walking to a contact we had made when we said oh this less active member lives around the block on the way so lets go there first. so we went there started talking and set up a time to return during the week when she looks behind me and says is that lady with you because shes staring at you guys. We look and dont recognize her so resort to walk that way when we leave. We greeted her while walking and i was about to pull out a pass along card when she said "ive been looking for you guys!" to which we were obviously surprised. 
She explained that she lived about an hour outside of capital (in the bsas west mission) and worked here in capital and was a member of the church. She had talked about the church to her coworker who lived in the house we were standing outside of. She said that he had attended her ward a few times but it was a bit far and wanted to find the ward  that he pertained to. They had talked to the missionaries in her ward trying to pass the referral to us (it obviously never got here), and had even searched online to try and find the nearest church which didnt work either. She said that he wants to go to church and learn more and everything and that she was visiting him and at that moment she was watching tv while he was sleeping when she felt like she needed to go outside when we turned the corner! She said she had been praying to find the missionaries so that he can learn and had faith that it would happen! 
We were awestruck (obviously) and had a lesson with him 15 min later when he woke up. He said he wants to change his life around and quit smoking. Needless to say we were on cloud nine for a bit after that. 

That was just one of the times this week where we "happened" to be in the right place at the right time. I know that the lord is in the details of our lives and guides us even though we feel like were not being guided. I didnt feel like i was. I was just doing what the prophets down to our district leader tells us to do which is work with the members. And lo and behold he will provide a way, though it be unexpected! 

hope everything is nice and cold back in the states! 

hermana ostler

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Patience is a Virtue

Thisssss weeeeeekkk.. Well it has basically been a whirlwind trying to get used to a new area and training and kickstarting things here. Sometimes i feel like im white washing the area. I am learning to endure with patience and pray a lot. Im also learning to breath and smile and be happy because thats what I can control! I know the lord is in the details (especially when it comes to his work) so that gives me a lot of hope and excitement! Other than that not too much to report. Sorry another short week! haha

hermana ostler

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Families Can Be Together Forever!

 heres the pics from the 3 baptisms of the three transfers
i completed the immediate family this week. i baptized the mom son and dad 
the other son older than 8 was already baptized.

Her Mission President baptized one of her converts.

A Picture Potpourri

i found one of my converts at despedida! :)
  hermana pardo and I :)
rollerblading on pday.
 snow in the summer in buenos aires! haha

Versalles (not the french)

Whelp! After 3 transfers in Núñez I have been transferred! It was hard saying goodbye but im extremely excited to be in my new area of Versalles! Its still in capital but it looks a lot like provincia. My last week in Nunez was really great and ended even greater. 

Im really excited for this transfer! Im finishing the training of a missionary named Hermana Conrad! She is so awesome. Im pretty sure weve met before but we cant figure out where. She went to byui so probably there once but were having trouble pinning it haha I guess its time to put my spanish to the test! haha I just attract all the greengas! But this will be fun! Were already great friends! Also like half of the mission just went home haha so we´ll see where that takes us haha but thats about it for this week. sorry nothing super interesting!
hope everyhting is well in the homeland!

hermana ostler