Monday, January 25, 2016

The Everyday Powers of Christ!

HOT HOT HOT! This week has been super hot outside, up in the high 90´s, with a high level of humidty as well! I´ve never taken the phrase that the members always say to us so seriously: "Caminan por the sombra Hermanas!" (or "Walk in the shade Sisters!") It has been quite the adventure :) luckily the people have pity on us and invite us in to share a message, drink a glass of ice water, and rest for a moment. So that´s always a plus!

We got to teach a new investigator this week, named Gustavo. He´s the husband of a recent convert here and has recently shown interest in listening to the missionaries. So we shared with him and his family a little message about love and unity in home and family. It was great! He even went to church on Sunday, which was quite the surprise, because he´s kind of a stubborn man and refused to wake up early on one of his only days off of work. But anything is possible in the Lord´s work! :)

I had an intercambio with Hermana Cannon this week! I don´t know if some of you remember, but I was in the MTC with Hermana Cannon! We arrived to Argentina the same day! But she had an accident playing soccer and had to go home for a few months, but she´s back now and we got to spend 24 hours together! She´s such a sweet sister and we got to work hard together as a companionship for the first time! 

Today for P-day, we had our Zone Activity. Our Zone leaders planned a big Amazing Race activity, so we were running around Quilmes all morning, looking for the next clue, trying to finish with the best time! My companion and I finished 3rd out of 12, so not bad :) It was a fun experience, even with the heat! Then we all went and got pizza afterwards!

Our District Leader shared something with us in our meeting last week that I really liked:

The Everyday Powers of Christ

Cleansing Power
Healing Power
Restoring Power
Identifying Power
Strengthening Power
Transforming Power

I know, with all my heart, that through Jesus Christ, we can do all things. He has the power to cleanse and heal even the deepest wounds and to strengthen and transform us into the divine beings that we can become :) I love this gospel!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Happy Birthday to our ward mission leader´s wife, Hermana Galvan :)
2- Selfie at the Zone Activity!
3- Loving life with Hermana Magdaleno as my companion :) (she may or may not have told me to put that...)  ;)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Luke 18:15-16

15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
I love seeing little kids make the decision to follow Christ´s example! :) This week, we got to help prepare the baptism of a little girl in our ward named Melisa. She´s from Italy and is the sweetest little thing you´ve ever seen! We had such a fun time decorating and cooking food for the baptism, which was held on Saturday: the day of her 8th birthday! I really do know that we should follow the example of the little children in being more humble, obedient, and full of love each day!
We also had interviews with President Nuñez this week. He talked about being exactly obedient and making goals that will bring us closer to our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. It helped my companion and I to work even harder during the week to reach our goals and help as many people as possible come to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We met an older lady, Maria, and she is absolutely a woman of faith! She loves her Savior and really strives to listen to the spirit. We shared with her the message of the Restoration and, after clearing up a doubt or two about Joseph Smith, she committed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. That´s all we needed to hear! The Book of Mormon is the best missionary out there :)
All in all, it was a great week! Take care everyone, love you all!
Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- Pringles Street! :)
2- Little Melisa´s baptism! Precious :)
3- Intercambio with Hermana Callis in Gutierrez!
4- Sprinklers! (It´s not swimming, right?) It´s definitely summer time in Argentina! :)
5- Hermana Magdaleno and I after the baptism!
January 11, 2016

The Sun'll Come Out! :)

It´s a beautiful summer day in Argentina! The sun is shining and it is HOT! I was so excited yesterday when it started raining! We didn´t even use our umbrellas because the rain felt so good and refreshing :)
This week, we found 2 new investigators: Hugo and Ilda. They´re an older married couple and they have been very prepared! They told us that they feel something different when we´re teaching them: the Spirit! The only tricky part is going to be getting them to church! They´ve never attended a church before and the wife, Ilda, keeps telling us that she´s not ready to go yet. Hopefully we can help her come to see the importance of church attendance, because that´s where we recharge our spiritual batteries for the week, strengthen our testimonies, and partake of the Sacrament!
I don´t have too much to write this week, except that it´s a great day to be a missionary. I really have come to know, with all my heart, that Heavenly Father loves us. He has a plan for each one of us and wants us to return home to him someday. All He asks us to do is keep His commandments :)
Love you all! Take care! Hurrah for Israel!
Con amor, Hermana Orgill
1- Intercambio (exchanges) with Hermana Flores from Chile!
2- We love the rain :)
3- Ward Mission Correlation Meeting with the Elders and Hermano Galvan!
4- The Cardoso family, Catalina and Alma, can´t get enough of their adorableness :)
5- Lunch with the Galvan family last week!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome to 2016 :)

What a way to start off the new year: Showing the new Elders in our area around Berazategui! We are now 4 missionaries in the Berazategui area, woo! We´re going to be able to work even harder now because our area was cut in half: half given to the Elders and half for us. Sadly, we won´t be working in the area where most of the converts that I´ve seen get baptized live. But the Elders will surely take care of them and I´ll still get to see them on Sundays :) 

I´ve been a little sick with a stomach problem the past few weeks, so that was a bit bothersome. But thankfully we still got to meet a new investigator, Graciela. She´s a middle aged woman who owns an antique shop and she´s great! She´s so nice and she has been reading the Book of Mormon ever since one of her LDS friends gave her one :) (Member missionary work: woo-hoo!) We just started teaching her and we taught her the Plan of Salvation, which she understood very well :) She committed to pray about it and read a few specific verses we left with her in the Book of Mormon! We´ll be praying hard for her so she can keep coming unto Christ :)

Today for P-day we went to an all-you-can-eat pizza and empanada place! It was great! Almost our entire zone went (At least 16 Elders and 4 Hermanas), so you can imagine how much pizza we must have eaten! It was quite the day :) 

Happy New Year! Don´t forget to write down your goals and new years resolutions (good luck with all the diets out there ;) 

One goal we can all put this new year was well said by President Howard W. Hunter: 

"We must know Christ better than we know him; we must remember him more often than we remember him; we must serve him more valiantly than we serve him." 

Love you all, take care!

Con amor, Hermana Orgill

1- New Years in Argentina = 4th of July in the USA!
2- New Year´s Eve Dinner with the Cardoso Family :)
3- Happy New Year from Hermana Magdaleno, Mica Cardoso, and I!
4- Attempted selfie at the all-you-can-eat pizza and empanada place.. sorry it´s a bit dark!