Mission Countdown

Monday, September 20, 2010

P-day FUN

Today we went on a bunch of tri's. We went to 3 different places it was so much fun! Tucara, Paramerica, and Urmawaca. I don't know if they are spelled right but at one I climed into this cliff like cave thing that was made out of sand rock it was so much fun. The 2nd place we saw the indian ruins again. And the third we climed this big set of stairs like rocky haha and bought a really cool chest set with bomb chest pieices.

Kara's First Baptism

Hermana Morris and Hermana Castillo with Carmen Castillo who is 60+ years old
Carmen's story is amazing Heavenly Father really wanted her baptized.
After her interview with are district leader to be baptized she was praying asking if she should really be baptized because she had already been baptized. And she got a strong prompting to read a chapter in the scriptures. She said it hit her like a ton of bricks! She was suppose to be baptized in this church because we have the power!
The day of the baptism she had to work late because the person to cover her shift didn't show up and the next person didn't show either. It was about 4:30 and she was thinking maybe this was a sign that she wasn't suppose to baptized. But then she decided it was Satan and she really needed to go get baptized! So someone finally showed up she ran home picked up her family and came to her baptism. She was an hour late but she was baptized and she has the strongest testimony now. I love her and I love the lord for converting her!!!

Kara also reports that Carmen's son is also one of there investigators and will be getting baptized on the 2nd.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kara's Letter from 9/13/10

Kara said that Elder Faust from the Presidency of the 70 came and spoke to her mission. Above is the picture of the whole group after. Kara is standing next to her new companion Hermana Castillo.

Kara also reported that she had 9 investigators show up on their own on church this past Sunday. That is pretty impressive!

Kara also says: "I baptized Carmen Castillo it was my first baptism and the spirit was insane. We should be baptizing her son in 2 weeks if all goes well. But my mission is the bomb and we work our butts off everyday and my Spanish is getting better."

Kara also says she has learned to do a rubrics cube all by herself. I asked Kara what is some things she likes about Argentina. She said she enjoys Sunday lunches when the brothers in her ward get together and pull out there guitars and play folk music in Spanish. She also enjoys seeing horses randomly walking down the street. She said they are very pretty and it makes her want to get on one and ride it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kara's Letter from 9/6/10

Kara wrote this week to say she is very excited. She has her first baptism this weekend to Carmen. She says that she and her companion have the best numbers in the district but she puts the credit to loving the people! And also that the members and investigators they already have are finding them new investigators. And that the investigators are coming to church on there own without a member with them.

Kara says that the sun has finally come out while she was playing soccer and that she is no longer white but RED. Gotta love those sunburns.

Kara says they were able to find a new family through a referal. She says the family doesn't talk to each other and the dad goes and gets drunk all the time. The mom wanted help with her 13 year old son he seems to be sad all the time. Kara explained that they can help but that the family needs to unite. So the mom, son, and daughter are all coming to church together. They love it so much and the mom is going to divorce the dad. The dad has 4 other families beside this one and keeps bringing this family down. Kara explained the family proclamation to them and how the 3 of them can have unity and love each other.

Kara also says they found another family last week. They said they couldn't go to church because they had to go to there other church. But Kara and her companion went and visited them everyday during the week. I guess it payed off because they surprised Kara and her companion and showed up to church on Sunday. And they loved it. They talked about FHE and how they need to have one and since Kara was teaching them about unity as a family it fit perfectly.

Kara says God is blessing her everyday on her mission. She says she understands Spanish a lot better now but that her companion Hermana Castillo had to kick her the first few days because she was not use to talking so much. But now she loves it and all the members think she is funny because she speaks so bad. And that she laughs at herself a lot but that the members are helping her to learn Spanish better.

She says she is teaching some members English. She says one family wants to learn English and the piano. So in trade for English lessons from Kara and piano lessons from Hermana Castillo they are teaching them guitar, Spanish, and a rubrics cube!

Kara says she loves her mission and does not want to be anywhere else in the world right now!

It is great to hear that she is doing so well :)