What a crazy past couple of weeks! (I ran out of time last week and didn´t get to write to everyone, so sorry about that) I am loving the Christmas season! Miracles are everywhere :)
One of our investigators, Silvia, continues to surprise me! Last week, she bought a bible and she also read to 1 Nephi 3 in the Book of Mormon! She cleaned her house up and told us that she did it so that the spirit can be there! This week she made it to 1 Nephi 10 and caught me off guard when I started talking about why we want to share the gospel with everyone and she said "It´s like Lehi when he ate the fruit and wanted to share it with his family because it tasted so good." Talk about MIND BLOWN! I couldn´t stop smiling that day :) She has been to church the past couple of Sundays, and her sons Gonzalo, Máximo, and Ivan have been coming with her as well. They even went to the Ward Christmas Party last Monday! They´re such a special family, they have definitely been prepared by the Lord! :) We´re praying hard for them each and every day so that they can feel the same and accept a baptismal date!
I had an intercambio with Hermana Sánchez (from Utah) last week and then an intercambio with Hermana Fagua (from Columbia) this week, both of which were amazing! I always learn so much from the other missionaries here! We also had a sleepover with Hermana Sánchez and Hermana Callis this week! They had to stay in our pension because they had to be in Quilmes super early in the morning and we live close to there. It was an adventure, especially when the power went out and we couldn´t sleep because it was sooo hot in our apartment! But we made it through alive, a little tired but alive ;)
We went to the temple with a few recent converts last Saturday (Dec. 5), it was absolutely amazing! Aldana, a young lady who got baptized a few months ago, entered the temple to do baptisms for the dead and we got to go in with her and support her! It was such a special experience, I will never forget it. I couldn´t be more grateful to be a missionary and help people find the truth and receive the many blessings that our Heavenly Father has prepared for them! :)
We had a Tormenta Blanca on Saturday in Plátanos, which is about 15-20 minutes from our area. It was SUPER hot outside, but it was still a success! We spent the morning visiting less actives and inviting everyone to watch the new Christmas video for this year, "A Savior is Born." If you haven´t already seen it, I hope that you can take 2 minutes of your time to watch it because it is amazing! And then share it with everyone you know ;)
Con amor, Hermana Orgill
1- Hermana Magdaleno and I at the temple :)
2- Our cute recent convert, Aldana, entering the temple!