Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moron 1B!

 I am now in Morón with la Hermana Salinas!  It was sad to say goodbye to Aldo Bonzi after nine months, but it was left in good hands. :)

This is an awesome ward and a wonderful city.  I arrived and Hermana Salinas, de Paraguay, filled me in with all the happenings of the area.  They were taking very good care of the area and it is alive and well.  Let me tell you about Ezequiel.  He is about 20 years old and was baptized a month ago.  He was living the rough life, partying, doing drugs, etc.  He had listened to the missionaries a few times previously.  A few months ago one of his sisters got married and was baptized with her husband.  Then one day Ezequiel decided he wanted to change.  He started listening to the Hermanas and fighting to change his life through the power of Jesus Christ.  It wasn't easy.  He had to go to his grandma´s house every weekend to avoid temptation and fell a few times.  But he did it!!  And he was baptized.  And now he is an incredible tool in the hands of God.  He shares the gospel with EVERYONE!!!  His friends from his neighborhood are curious and he invites them to learn more about Christ and they accept.  And he is bringing miracles to Morón.

On Thursday the colectivos were on paro and we couldnt get to many lessons, and we always try to finish our goals for the week on Friday, so we had a looot of work to do.  We arranged to visit some of the friends of Ezequiel and he agreed to accompany us.  That day we were literally going from lesson to lesson.  His friends are seeing how their friend is a new being, a being of light.  They believe in the promises of the scriptures, that baptism is the beginning of a new life, because they have a living testimony of it right before their eyes.  Daniel, 24, has stopped smoking and doing drugs and went to church yesterday with his two little sisters!!!!  We are hopeful that he will be prepared for baptism at the end of this month.  As were walking to a cita with Ezequiel he saw someone he knew and called him over. "Would you like to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ?" he asked.  His friend said yes and we took down his address.  So simple. So powerful.  Can you imagine how the world would be if every member had this same excitement and faith in sharing the gospel?

Then on Saturday Ezequiel baptized his little sister, Rocío.  She is eleven.  The ward came together and made pizzas afterwards.  It was, needless to say, and incredible week.

And HEIDI IS GOING TO CHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i AM SO EXCITED.  What an amazing missionary she will be.  I can hardly believe it. :)

The Church is true. I love you all.

Hermana Peterson

Hermana Peterson, la Hermana Salinas y Rocio

Farewell Hermana Passos!

Rocio's baptism

Ezekiel y Rocio


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