Monday, March 3, 2014

And walked and walked aaaaand walked!

editor's note: this post is later than the grace and glory post--it's out of order!

So much to tell!!  On Wednesday we had transfers and the Hermana Passos y yo nos quedamos juntas un traslado mas!! WooWoo!!  And that´s not all-  our area was doubled because the Elders were moved to other wards.  We now have a baptism on Saturday!  Poor Elders, we robbed them.  And another couple is preparing to be married.  It´s like Christmas.  And that´s not all.  We found a beautiful family!  And they went to chruch yesterday!  And Miguel, and Lidia, and Thomas also went to church!  It was a glorious week.  And my legs are so tired because I have never walked so much in my life.

And that´s not all!  We went to the temple on Thursday with Lidia, her sister, Clori, and Hermana Herrera (niece to Lidia).  Lidia and Clori felt so peaceful and happy there.  We talked about the temple sealing and how they can be sealed all together and to their spouses who have passed away. Lidia had offically decided to be baptized on the 29th. I love being so close to the temple. I love Ciudad Evita.  AND THEN.... just as we were about to leave the temple grounds I looked as saw the most beautiful sight my eyes had ever beheld- Justa entering the temple to do the work for her mother!  It was the best hug you´ve ever seen.  She asked me when I was going to visit her in her house.  We laughed and hugged and took a picture.  I love the tender mercies of the Lord.  It still makes me smile just to think of it.

The lovely little family consists of Nadia, 31, with beautiful dark, curly hair and a quiet disposition, Omar, 33, her husband, with a trimmed beard, and Oriana, who turns two on Thursday.  Maybe she and Jethro can get married someday and celebrate their birthdays together.  We found them last Sunday in the evening.  They are special.  They are looking for truth and security in this dark world.  We pray they will continue seeking.  Nadia prayed a heart-felt prayer and I just love her so much.

Thomas, 10, will be baptized on Saturday.  All of his family is already baptized but hadnt been going to church.  They are going now and Thomas is super excited to be baptized.  The children here grow so fast and everyone looks and acts older than they really are.  He is super sharp and receptive to the truth.

Yep, it was an incredible week.  We are excited to have another six weeks here.  Okay, I am going to read your emails now.  I love you all so much and pray for you every day.  Invite more families into our home because there is a spirit there that is powerful- super powerful.  Everyone can feel it.  Stepping out of the world and into a little piece of heaven. :)  LOVES.

Hermana Peterson

This is the morning view outside our apartment.  We go for a jog in the morning and then we stretch.

Doesn't it just melt your heart?  So adorable.  Justa and I send notes back and forth, and it is fun.

Justita y yo.

Perfect weather for a walk around the temple.

Beautiful temple walk.

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