Monday, January 23, 2012

additional pictures that didn't make the first group.

January 23, 2012

We have finally found some time to bring this more up to date.  We have pictures of a p-day with the elders out at the lake which is just outside of Cruz del Eje; there were horses and cattle just grazing and Norece and I were able to walk up to one of them and pat him; the elders were quite jealous.  A picture of a local fruit and vegetable vender; the Elders who have been able to bless our lives as we have tried to get settled and learn about some of the Saints here in our area;  Sister Yolanda, 85 years old just got baptized on Saturday the 21st and was so touched with the spirit.  She has been searching for the truth for a long time and as had alot of questions for the Elders to answer.  But when she received the Gift of the Holy Ghost on Sunday she was so emotionally touched that she just wanted to sit there for awhile.
In the neighboring community Capilla del Monte where the Branch President lives there are many saints that desire to come to our Branch meeting but can't afford the bus fare, so President Donoso has been holding meetings in Capilla for the last 3 Sundays; the building they have found to hold these meetings in is shaped just like a big guitar.  It is working for now until a better building can be found.  There will be 3 people baptized this Saturday in Capilla in the river so that ought to be a great experience for those saints.   We love all of you and send our love.  We are doing Great!!

January 23 Coltt's Birthday

Saturday, January 14, 2012

We are adjusting well to our Argentine way of life.  We have tried to walk a couple of miles each day to start the blood flowing and open up our ability to learn.  WE love the people here in Cruz del Eje and we know that the Lord is blessing us every day.  Norece with  Brother Sossa the Elders Quorum President have been searching the Ward Roster to see where people live, if they are still here in Cruz del Eje if they have moved etc.  They have been able to see where 6 have died; 7 or more have moved and then some that just want to be left alone. Noece says he thinks they have walked over 10 miles over the past couple of days.    We did go visit a former member who led the singing on Sundays as well as he was the secretary to the Branch President; we sang a couple of songs with him and invited him to come back to church because he was needed in the Branch; he says he will come in a couple of weeks;  Norece is doing well with the language and mine is coming very slow but I can read and sing in the Spanish language and that is a blessing all of it's own.  We love each and everyone of you and hope all are well and happy.      Norece and Nivla