Ahhh this week was pretty awesome! It ended even better because we were able to make a family grow even more! A recent convert, someone who was baptized about 2 months ago when i first got here, is on fire for the work of salvation. He has such a strong desire to share the gospel, especially with his family, and yesterday was his sisters´ baptism AND HE BAPTIZED THEM! It was the coolest thing ever! We were so happy for him and his family, and it looks like theyre just going to keep growing in the gospel! I cant remember if i shared about the miracle with the first time they showed up to church but basically the week that my comp and i were sick and lost 2 days before sunday they miraculously showed up to church and it was such a miracle for us! I couldnt have asked anything better yesterday than to bring two precious souls to christ!
Wow this week (well sunday) definitely strengthened my testimony about how the Lord will always provide a way. Friday after a meeting we ended up taking a trip to the doctor because my companion had a unexplained sharp pain in her chest. The doctor there commanded us to stay home when we got home and rest for the next day. So we spent saturday (a key missionary day) in the house.... NOT FUN. Seriously. By 4 we were extremely bored and REALLY WANTED TO LEAVE even though hermana sommers was still in pain. I realized why it isnt as big of a pain to be sick at home. NETFLIX. Darn the other missionaries who took our church dvds out of our apt. and yay for watching the restoration 2 times and the district.... But we decided to be obedient to the doctor and the mission presidents wife (who had chastized me for not staying home when i had the flu) and we tried to get better, having faith that the lord would provide a way to meet our companionship goals for the month. So we showed up to church on sunday (still sick the both of us) wondering how this was going to work out. Our investigator showed up by himself and as we looked up to the stand we saw our recent convert and a member that always accompanies us trying to tell us something from the sacrement table. I couldnt understand what they were saying until we got a text that said that our our recent converts two sisters were in sacrament meeting! We met them after church and they said they want to be baptized! WHAT A MIRACLE. I am so excited to work with them.
Well the "world cup for missionaries" as we call it down here has come and gone again! General conference was so crazy and so inspiring. Every time we have the opportunity to listen to the living prophets and apostles speak,there isnt anything else in the world that we should be doing than watching and listening or getting someone else to watch and listen. What an inspiring weekend. I will attach some of my favorite talks, in case you missed them. And if you dont think that missionary work is crazy, i took 14 busses on saturday to see conference and bring others to it. But it WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!. Seriously. If you didnt watch conference go back and watch it! how powerful.
Also if you havent seen it yet, you need to see the video "Because HE LIVES." Seriously it is so inspiring. I am so greatful for the easter season that we have had to remember our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and everything that he has given us because he has given us all. We have everything because he lives. I know that he lives. He walks by us, comforts us, and carries us in times of need. He is never far away. We only need look for him. Although we should remember him always, this easter has been a special time to remember him.
I hope you will be able to see these videos because they seriously are amazing. I love you all and hope you have had a great easter!
*note: elder zaballos who spoke the sunday afternoon session lives here in buenos aires. although he lives in the belgrano ward (the ward that nunez shares a building with) he often attends the nunez ward so i know him :)