Monday, October 26, 2015

Week 15 - Nueva Cordoba - October 26, 2015

Howdy do family!  I am doing great.  Just doing what a missionary does best every day all day long.
We have had very little time in our area, so it has been an uneventful week.  We did exchanges in Bell Ville and Leones.  It was my last time in Bell Ville, but I did not visit or see anyone I know.  Kind of a bummer, but an excuse to go back one day. 
Funny moments of the week:
-someone contacted us because they couldnt believe how blonde our hair was, or the straightness of our teeth.  She later told us that she had been to church before and would love for us to pass by.   It was while we were in exchanges and Hna Miko and I laughed pretty hard after.  Sometimes we have to use our skin  tone and accent to our advantage. 
Also, a lady in the ward is super pregnant and will give birth on wednesday, so we went and helped her make pan relleno!  SUPER RICO!!!  You will all be able to try it soon :)

Spiritual thought:
This week I decided to take dads advice as a challenge.  I have been studying the word VENIR.  How many times do we read or pass over this simple word while reading the scriptures?  I began to study more and in the GEE  it says that it means to obey, te be a disciple, to come closer to, or to follow.
 When we invite people to come unto christ, we truly are inviting them to act and change their lives by learning, and acting upon the whisperings of the spirit.  We invite them to follow his teachings and make covenants with Him.  My favorite scriptures have this grand invitacion.  COME.  Omni 1:26, 3 Nefi 9:14, Moroni 10:32-33
It is a divine gospel. 
Also we can come unto him as we give of ourselves, and leave him our will.  It comes through repentance.  As I studied more of his atonement, I found this scripture.  in Dyc 19 it reads,
16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
 17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
 18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
 19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
 39 Behold, canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness?
 40 Or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide?
 41 Or canst thou be humble and meek, and conduct thyself wisely before me? Yea, come unto me thy Savior. Amen.

He is there and always will be.  It is a mesage that only hits me harder and deeper each time I read it.  I feel so honored to be able to bring this message of glad truth to many.  He lives.  Be examples of him this week and strive to sacrifice yourselves in his honor.
Sorry it was a week muy sommerized but I hope you keep being who you are, but dont change too much!!!
Love you!
I repeat.. are there things that you want me to buy here?  Today we went to cchange some of my dollors because when I take money out of my card, it is 8 pesos to 1 dollar.  However we found a secret kisosco that changes 16 pesos to 1 dollar so now I am RICH!!!  The other sisters went to make the exchange and we felt super top secret.  it was funny.  I have found some great things to buy.  Send me requests!

love you all,
hasta martes (because lunes I have a leadership conference)

Also, this thrusday I will go to the cordoba temple for the last time!!! It is going to close on saturday and open up after I leave.  too crazy

con amor,
Hermana Woolley