Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Air is So Good

So many miracles.  The Sosa family brings joy to our lives each day.  Their baptismal date was set for the 11th of October because the mom is leaving town next weekend for the operation of her niece and wanted some time after that to return and prepare.  This Sunday only the dad, Alejandro, went to church, for his third Sunday in a row!  He is solid.  He is reading the Book of Mormon, praying personally and with his family each day, and attending church each week.  He is excited about everything he learns.  So we started meditating the situation after church yesterday and it just so happened that we had lunch with familia Sosa.  We decided to see if Alejandro desired to be baptized earlier than planned.  Because he is so ready.  

We started talking, asking about how they felt towards their baptisms.  Gabriela said she needs a lot more preparation.  She hasnt smoked a single cigarette since the day we taught Palabra de Sabiduria, and is making excellent progress, but wants to increase her faith in God.  Alejandro said he felt like he still lacked some knowledge.  We decided to do the pre-interview right then and there to help them see what the requirements are for baptism and if they are prepared.  Alejandro answered perfectly.  He believes everything we have taught him is the truth and he wants to keep all the commandments forever.  Then we explained more about the priesthood and how Alejandro will be able to prepare to receive the priesthood and bless his family.  We then asked if he would lke to be baptized this Saturday.  And he said yes!!  And his wife is excited.  He has it as a goal to be worthy of the priesthood and maybe even be able to baptize the rest of his family when they are ready in October.  It was a beautiful miracle.  Ive never seen the father of a family progress so much more quickly than the rest.  His transformation has been incredible.  The Lord has been preparing him to receive the restored gospel,and when it came knocking, he joyfully let it in.

Abril and Marina are progressing well and attended church again yesterday.  One day when we went for our lesson Abril was playing in the park in front of her house and we went to join her.  I still love swinging. :)  Abril is nine years old and is adorable and painfully shy.  Just recently she has started talking comfortably with us, after a month of teaching her!  She is a strong soul.

We had a special meet with Elder Walter Gonzalez and his wife and it was awesome.  We learned so much just from being with them.  When a person masters the attributes of Christ it is impossible for them to not be teaching. They dont even have to open their mouths and we can observe and learn.  The Spirit works through righteous examples that help bring us closer to Christ.  And the Spirit is powerful.

I promised a picture of familia Sosa and  still dont have it.  Next week. ;)  But Ill send some other lovely pictures.

Hermana Cuevas continues being wonderful.  She is a light to us all.

This week is packed full with divisions, special trainings, baptisms. There is a surprise next week that I am extremely excited about... :)  the suspense.

I love you all with all my little heart.  Serve the Lord and find joy.  It is the only way!

LOVES y besos,

Hermana Peterson
                                                             Hermana Lopez Jr
Jazmin loves being a missionary and she also loves make-up:))  She jumped up and down for literally five minutes when we gave her this plaquita.

La basilica of Lugan.  It is famous.

This is what greets me everytime I return to beloved Bragado

I love this horse (notice the chunk out of the side--it's in all the pictures and everything)

la gira misional

Remember her?! Hermanita Henao

Gauchos in training

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