So, this was a crazy week. I feel like every week is a crazy week jaja. :) So, Elder Urzua got here, and we've been trying to use every moment we can so that he can learn the area and get to know the investigators. We also traveled to Santa Fe and had a great leadership conference, Presidente Perez is an inspired man, and I know that he has no other desires than to carry out the work of the Lord in this mission, it is such an honor to work with him and learn from him in so many ways. We are also planning an "Ilumina el Mundo" activity here in Concordia for this Saturday, we'll be in the pedestrian street? doing a public musical event to invite people to learn more about Christ and to "iluminar el mundo" :)
Our branch continues to progress and grow, we had one of the highest sacrament meeting attendances of the year this week, so we were pretty excited about that. The branch council has really mobilized and the members are visiting lots of less actives, recent converts, and investigators. It is such a blessing to see so many members so actively participating in the work of salvation, and I know that the Lord is blessing this branch for their efforts. Also, Facundo received the Aaronic priesthood this week! So happy about that.
Last night we were able to attend the First Presidency devotional, and Lautaro, who we had been having trouble finding, came! We called him earlier in the day, and he told us that he would try, and then later, shortly before the devotional, he told us that he was coming! I was pretty excited. The devotional was great, I felt so much peace, and it just reminded me again that Jesus Christ really is the Prince of Peace, and that if we turn to Him, He will calm our troubled hearts and fill our lives with peace. I love Christmas time, and during my mission, Christmas has come to mean so much more to me than just gifts and family time and lights and special music. It is a time when we remember the birth of our Savior, and greatest gift that the world ever received. May we all give our best, as Sister Franco taught, and not just our leftovers. Let us look for the best gifts that we can give, and then give them to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to our brothers and sisters that surround us. Let us each LIGHT THE WORLD each day this month, and then allow those small acts of service become a daily part of our lives. I know that the Savior lives, and that He is the Light of the world. May we all follow His light this Christmas season and allow it to fill our lives!
#LIGHTtheWORLD #ILUMINAelMUNDO :)
|Baptism of Facundo!|
|All of the missionaries who were at leadership conference who had been in Concordia at some point in their missions|
|Funny faces :)|
|All of us who were in Concordia last transfer, plus Elder Oldham, who is the assistant assigned to the Concordia zone :)|
|Me, Elder Streuling, and Elder Contreras! He was a district leader in Concordia last transfer and now he's the new assistant!|
|Me and Elder Streuling celebrating the baptism|
|The Santa Fe bridge!|
|Me and Elder Urzua on the way to Santa Fe|
|Me and Elder Kotter|
|Me and Elder Urzua|
|Me and Elder Brown|
|Me and Elder Chaname and Elder Henrichsen (between the two pictures they have their eyes open jaja)|