Sunday, March 6, 2016

vivir bautismo!!‏

Feb 22, 2016

hello family! i hope you are all doing so so well!
so this week was really good!!! LUCIA GOT BAPTIZED!!!! it was just a good day! she was a little nervous but she did it and i feel like my hija is all grown up. last week, we went over the baptism questions and she wasn't sure about joseph smith, if he was a prophet. so we invited her pray to know. we went back a few days later and she said that she prayed and she felt good. it was the first night she could sleep peacefully. she said i know that joseph smith was a prophet and that thomas s monson is a prophet. it was just a testimony builder to me. i love lucia so so much! she is 12 and is setting a huge example for me and for her family! 

kind of a funny story...the night before her baptism we were in the church cleaning the font and getting things ready... i was cleaning the font and the water was running and i went to go into the font and i totally slipped and fell on my bum.... it hurt so so bad but those are the sacrifices you gotta make! hahaha my body is just a little sore but its all worth it. 

we found a new investigator this week! it was kind of a miracle. about a month ago, we contacted a guy that was sitting on a bench crying. so we talked to him and said that he was passing through a hard time. he was very grateful for what we shared but said no for right now. his wife didnt want anything with religion. well, the other day we contacted this girl who is 15 and we had a lesson with her and we set another time to go back. bueno. we went back and who came out??? the man that we contacted on the bench! he was so happy to see us and he told us that he was for sure going to go to church on sunday! it was so cool bueno, on sunday we went to look for him and no one answered.. we were kind of sad but when went to church anyway and who what sitting there in elders quorum???? that man!!!!! it was a beautiful sunday and we have to go visit him to see how his sunday went! it was a true miracle!!!!

we had the opportunity to hear from elder bednar this week! he came down to argentina and spoke to all the missionaries in argentina, paraguay, uruguay, and chile. it was really cool to see him and hear him. he was so helpful how we can be better missionaries. he really focused on us trying to write down the promptings of the spirit and not just write down what he was saying. i felt better after listening to him. i know that elder bednar is called of god to be an apostle. 

centenario is a wonderful place. there are a lot of people here so we will never run out of people to teach. i like it here. the members are really good and we are trying to work hard. it was a really good miracle to see lucia get baptized. im so grateful that i am able to be here and see her progress. this week we are going to work with agustina and she will get baptized this coming saturday. 

thank you thank you for all of your prayers and i am always praying for you guys. thanks for being a motivator to keep going. i love you all. have a wonderful week! happy leap year!!!

hermana jones



Feb 15, 2016
i hope everyone had a good week and full of fun! this week was a little better. about 3 weeks ago we were cleaning out the pension and we found a paper full of references! we have no idea where it came from but it was a tender mercy so we have been contacting people from that list. we found 3 new investigators that said we could come back! so there is hope! right now, we are trying to work together as a district, there are 4 of us, to have more trust in the ward. how can we have a ward more united and how can we work as a team. there are some members that dont want to do a lot so we are trying to find the excitement to help them. we are trying to start with the bishop. he is really nice and wants to help but sometimes its hard. the good thing is that there are already quite a few members that are willing to help us. the less actives here are really stubborn and its hard to get them to come to church. they are full of excuses. there are about 700 members here in centenario but only about 60 to 80 come every week.... can you believe that?????

Lucia is so prepared to get baptized this saturday! she is super excited! we did the interview and she passed!! haha she wakes up every sunday by herself and we walk to church together. the members are so nice to help her get to church. me and hermana afane are going to sing in her baptism so wish us luck! we finally talked with agustina and she decided to get baptized on the 5th of march!!!! so we are really excited! she is 15 and is really great! she is the neice of a member so they are also helping us. we are finding a lot of young women to fill up the young womans program! so we are seeing a lot of success!! 

argentina is doing great! its super hot over here and im just dying of heat!  but everything is good! hermana afane and I are doing great! i think we are just stressed sometimes but we get along great! she really helps me feel good about myself and is a hard worker! i also want to confess something. when we all planned to read the book of mormon as a family we planned to finish it by the end of the year 2015 but i never finished it. sorry but this week i can say that i finished the book of mormon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it took me a long time but its because it was in a different language. but i feel so good to have finished it. i didnt want it to end!!! but now im reading it again and i can put it down! i love the book of mormon and i now that it is a sacred book. im so grateful for jose smith and all that he did to protect the plates so he could translate them. it is truly a huge blessing to have the book of mormon with us today!!!

i love you all so so much and i wish you all the best! have a good week!!!

hermana jones