Monday, June 29, 2015

Baptism and Birthday= Best week ever :)

What a crazy week! It rained and was cold, and then the sun came out and it was perfect outside, and then it rained again and now it´s cold again!

We had a baptism on Saturday for our investigator, Baltazar (Balta). Satan was working hard on us and him the entire day! It poured rain, the gas wasn´t working in the chapel so there was no warm water to fill the baptismal font with, and Baltazar´s girlfriend got sick and couldn´t make it (she´s the one who introduced him to the gospel in the first place). My companion and I spent a couple of hours boiling water in our apartment and then carrying it over to the chapel to help make the water in the baptismal font not so icy cold. It was a miracle that the baptism was a success! It just goes to show that the Lord and the Spirit are stronger than anything Satan can throw at us! :) 

Thanks for all the birthday wishes :) It was a great day! My companion and I made banana chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, watched Treasure Planet while we cleaned the apartment, and then ate pizza for lunch while watching Tangled. I also got to buy some Trix cereal, which is a treat for me because it´s really expensive here! It was a day well spent :) Although I have to say, seeing our investigator come unto Christ was the best birthday gift I could ever receive! This gospel is amazing :)

Love you all! Let the Holy Spirit guide! Take care and have an amazing week :)

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Baltazar´s baptism :)
2- Family Home Evening- We are the Hands of the Lord on the Earth! 
3- Visiting less actives with our Ward Mission Leader!
4- Hermana González and I, exhausted but 100% content after Balta´s baptism :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Feliz Día del Padre! :)

Happy Father`s Day to all of you dads and future father`s out there! :) Thanks for everything you do! 

Well, we visited our investigators as much as we could this week, even more than usual. We received counsel from our leaders that, if we will put forth the effort and go the extra mile to help our investigators feel the spirit more often, we will see miracles. And now we have a baptimal interview with one of our investigators tonight, Baltazar! We pray that everything goes well, we`ve been working with him for a couple months now! He is great and has a very sincere testimony! All in the Lord`s time :)
Today we ate lunch with Hermana Meeks and Hermana Ccorahua again, but this time we had homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches! It was more than delicious! :) Plus, we watched Tarzan while we ate, which made it even better! It was a great week :)

"In short, I am here because I love my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ."

"The church is not an automobile showroom - a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity or prosperity.  It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation.  And are we not, all of us, in need of repair, maintenance and rehabilitation?  We come to church not to hide our problems but to heal them."

"This is our high and holy calling - to be agents of Jesus Christ, to love as he loved, to serve as he served." - President Uchtdorf 

Have another amazing week :) never forget how much your Heavenly Father loves you! Take care :)

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Happy Father`s Day :)
2- Baking cookies with the Relief Society to give out for Father`s Day!
3- Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, yum!!
4- Happy Birthday to one of the sweet little member girls, Aylen! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Winter has arrived!

Brrrr! It is cold! But the Lord`s work goes on! :) This week, my companion and I had a cool experience together, even though it started out with a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day! Everything had gone wrong that morning! It was windy, freezing cold, our appointments fell through, none of the references or less actives we had planned to visit were home, and to top it all off, my bike chain broke while we were at least a 40 minute walk from the nearest bike repair shop! We were pretty discouraged. So we said a little prayer and began our 40 minute walk home. Well, before we got even 2 blocks, we saw a woman walking along the street with an armful of groceries. We stopped and offered to help her, which is when she told us that she had met with the missionaries before and had even visited our church a few times. She agreed to meet with us the next week (this upcoming wednesday). All we could think was, wow! When we got back to our apartment, we looked for her name (Raquel) in our area book, which has the records of all investigators taught in the past, but her name wasn`t there! So if we hadn`t had the delay of my broken bike, we may have never had the chance to find her! The Lord works in mysterious ways :) 
I hope we can all look for the Lord`s hand in our lives this week. It is always there, even if we don`t recognize it at first :) love you all! Have an amazing week! 

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Last time seeing President and Hermana Thurgood
2- We took a bus as a ward to Stake Conference in Los Hornos!
3- Stake Conference selfie :) Hermana Gonzalez and I

Monday, June 8, 2015

NDH :)

Wow, I have never had so many NDH`s (Noche de Hogar or Family Home Evening) in one week before! We had one with our investigator, Balta, one with a less active family, Rosana and Raul Paco, and one with a recent convert family, the Huallpa family. We shared a different message in each one of them, played a game, and then ate dessert! They were all a lot of fun :) sorry I don`t have much time to be more specific!

My companion and I taught the Gospel Doctrines class on Sunday. It was about the gift of the Holy Ghost. My companion had a cold and had lost her voice, so I had to talk most of the time. Luckily the spirit was with us and everything went well :) it was a great Sunday, Balta came to church and stayed for all 3 hours! Also, we had fast and testimony meeting, which is always a spiritual boost for the week! 

Today was more of a relaxed P-day. My companion and I made tacos and watched a church movie together with the other two hermanas in our area. It was great, tacos are delicious!! :) 

Here`s a quote I read this week from the October 2014 Liahona:
"Calm seas don`t carry barges to the promised land- stormy seas do." (Ether 6:5-8) 

Take care :) love you all!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Hermana Gonzales and I :)
2- Tacos!!
3- Noche de Hogar with the Huallpa family!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Cooking like crazy!

I was a baking queen this week! We had 2 Family Home Evenings, New Beginnings for the Young Women, and the birthday of Jazmine Bustamante, a member who always accompanies us to our lessons with investigators, and I baked chocolate chip cookies for each of these events! I think we completely used up our store of chocolate chips and flour for the week ;) and more! But it was worth it, it feels great to serve the members! Especially by giving them something sweet to eat :)

This week, we had a cool experience with the Cristobal Family. They introduced us (again) to more members of their family, Pilar and Paola. After a lesson with all of them about obedience and the ten commandments, we invited them to baptism. They were all really excited! Except, pretty much no one in Olmos is married, so Pilar accepted to a wedding date first. The spirit was so strong! Nothing feels better than inviting people to come unto Christ :)

Today for P-day, we had our District Activity! We went to a park in my old area, La Plata 1, and guess who we found?! Indira!! She was one of my investigators, and is about to be baptized :) I can`t wait to get the good news when it actually happens! She owns an ice cream and pizza shop, and that`s where we had lunch after playing frisbee in the park. It was a BEAUTIFUL day outside too, such a blessing because it has been freezing cold the past week! :)

Love you all! Happy Summer Break! (while I`m here freezing my fingers off ;)) Take care!!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Zone Conference, our last one with President and Hermana Thurgood before the mission splits in July!
2- District Activity- Frisbee in the Park!
3- Indira and I :)

Fwd: Mini Milagro :)

(Sorry, this is from last week! I guess it didn`t send to many of you! But better late than never!)

I spent a lot of time traveling this week! Tuesday, I went to Banfield and received my new companion, Hermana Gonzales, fresh from the Argentina MTC! She`s amazing! :) She has such a sweet personality and is very excited to serve, she`s a natural at being a missionary! I have really enjoyed helping her get used to life as a missionary this week, even though now I`m exhausted ;) I feel like she is actually the one training me, I`ve learned so much with her in just one short week! It`s going to be a great transfer :)

Friday, we traveled back to Banfield for a new missionary/trainers meeting with our mission President. That helped me to understand a little better what is expected of me as a trainer. I also got to see a bunch of my missionary friends, like my old District members from the MTC! It was great :)

We didn`t have any investigators come to church on Sunday :( but we did have 2 less actives come, so that was great! We also had a mini-miracle happen this week with a less active family in our area! We have tried to share a message with Rosana and Raul Paco many times before, and they have always half-heartedly invited us in and treated us quite coldly. But this week, they offered to feed us lunch! It was a tender mercy, because we got to get to know them better! Now, they have asked us to visit them more often, and we are planning to have a Family Home Evening with them very soon! Yay!! :)

Today for P-day, we had our Zone Activity. We traveled to La Plata to visit the Cathedral and the Natural History museum (my second time going to both). BUT I did get to do something new! We got to go up to the very top of the Cathedral in an elevator and see the entire view of La Plata and beyond! It was beautiful! :) Such an amazing experience!
Well, I hope you all have an amazing week :) Love you! Take care!!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1, 2, 3- Hermana Gonzalez and I, first day as companions!
4- MTC District reunion :)