Monday, January 26, 2015

Time flies!

January is almost over, what?! I can´t believe it! Time really does fly by :) It has been an amazing month! And what a better way to end the month than... Going to the temple!! I´m super excited that this Friday we get to take a trip to the temple in Buenos Aires :) Going to the House of the Lord is always the perfect way to recharge our spiritual batteries and feel closer to our Heavenly Father!
This week was full of visiting and inviting, we call it "abrir la boca!" It´s when we talk to as many people as possile during the day. We spent much of our time visiting less actives and inviting anyone and everyone to come to la Capilla Abierto this Saturday (it´s like an open house but for the church building). It´s going to be a busy and successful week! :)
Sorry I don´t have a lot of time today, but all is well in Argentina! It´s always a great day to share the Gospel :)
Remember to count your blessings! Love you all :)
Con amor, Hermana Orgill

-Here´s the view of La Plata, Argentina from the little balcony in our apartment

Monday, January 19, 2015


This week was a week of miracles!
Our first miracle happened when we decided to spend a whole day searching out the people who had been given to us as references in the past week. Many of the references we received didn´t have house numbers, only street numbers. But with help from the spirit, we were able to find 5 new investigators through these references! What a day! :) Also, one of the references we found is a young woman named Milagros (which means miracles in English)... Coincidence? I think not ;)
Our second miracle happened when we got invited to speak in sacrament on Sunday (that wasn´t the miracle though). We were asked to speak on how missionaries and members need to work together in order for missionary work to be successful. The miracle was that I gave an entire 8 minute talk in Spanish and the members actually understood me! The gift of tongues is real everyone, I couldn´t be more thankful! :)
Our third miracle happened today when I decided to do a very dangerous thing... cook! It had been raining all morning, so we didn´t really want to do anything outside.. That´s when I decided to try and make banana bread (YUM) and here´s the miracle: I actually made banana bread! And it tasted good!
I´m grateful for miracles :) love you all!
Con amor, Hermana Orgill

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bienvenidos a 2015!

Happy New Year!! :) This week started off with quite the funny story: my companion getting locked in the bathroom in our apartment! The door handle broke and she ended up being stuck in there for an entire hour! I tried my best to get her out, but eventually we had to call for backup. I will never forget her face when she was finally free from our tiny bathroom, pobrecita! 
We spent New Year´s Eve in our apartment, fiesta!! We ate pizza and ice cream, watched Frozen and Monster´s University, and looked for fireworks on the roof! I´d say my last night in 2014 is definitely one to remember :) 
I got to start the new year off with my first intercambio (companion exchange)! And guess what? The area that I went to for 24 hours was a biking area! Doesn´t that sound fun ;) Actually, it was! I spent the day with Hermana Nava in an area called Citybell. It´s a very cute and relaxed town, it reminded me a little of Park City actually. I focused on listening to the promptimgs of the Spirit during this time and I learned sooo much! Funny how that works ;) I was extremely tired and my rearend was sore at the end of it all, but it was still a great experience! 
Because of the holidays and it´s summer vacation here, this week was slow with investigators. Many of our appointments fell through and there aren´t very many people to talk to in the streets... BUT through prayer and positive thinking, we received our New Year´s Miracle! We met Mari, our newest possible investigator! She owns a vegetable shop and is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met! She was very open to hearing our message, especially about how families can be together forever! Heavenly Father answers prayers everyone :)
Love you all! Stay safe!
Con mucho Amor, Hermana Orgill