Monday, August 29, 2016

25 de Mayo Week 6!

Hola Amigos!
Well, this week we worked a lot and I just want to tell you about two people we found on Saturday!
One of them was a reference we had of an older man who had had his leg removed removed recently. We went to visit him and we taught the Restoration to him and his wife and neighbor and they were all super attentive and interested, however we didn't feel in the moment that we should invite them to be baptized, so we'll see what happens the next time we go. They were super nice though and they even want to invite us to come eat lunch with them one day so that was pretty great. 

Another person we found was a man we contacted looking for an old investigator. At first we just asked him if he knew the woman we were looking for and he said no so we thanked him and kept looking. However, when we were outside another house Hna Da Silva said to me that she felt like we should go back and give him a Book of Mormon, so we did. He was super great! He's an artisan and travels a lot so he's seen and conversed with a lot of missionaries, but we're the first ones that really presented the message to him. We found out that he lives with his señora and son that has 1 and a half months. I'm not sure if he's married or not, we forgot to ask ... He was so great! He accepted the Book of Mormon and a Restoration pamphlet and said that he was interested so he was going to read! I'm excited to see what comes of that! 

The Lord works miracles when you do your part! The gospel's true, God loves you!
-Hermana Cheever

Monday, August 22, 2016

25 de Mayo Week 5! Temple!

Hola amigos!

Yup, that's right, we went to the temple this week!!! It meant leaving 25 for three whole days, but it was so worth it! I love the temple so much and the Buenos Aires temple is so beautiful! This week I learned that when we are diligent and obedient the Lord will help us, even if we have to be outside of our area for 3 whole days.

We started off this week really well with a lesson with Maxi and Melany on Monday night, and they had two friends there who also listened and accepted compromisos! After that we had a Noche de Hogar with a recent convert and we talked about Patriarchal blessings, only to find out that she's already got hers!

The temple was wonderful!

On Friday we had divisions with Hna Córdova and Hna Mattinson and it was great! I got to work with Hna Córdova and yeah, she's pretty great. Sofia accepted a baptismal date for the 3rd of September! Another one of our investigators, Liliana, did as well!

In our zone meeting at the beginning of the transfer we talked about how to use inspired questions and we've been applying it a lot and it has brought miracles! I know that my leaders in the mission are inspired of God and when I take what they have taught me and apply it in the work in my area and with my companion as well, miracles come! I love being able to represent my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this time! I love you all! The gospel's true, God loves you!

-Hna Cheever

The attached picture is my group (the zone of Chivilcoy and the zones of Luján with the exception of those in their last two transfers) in front of the temple. 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

25 de Mayo Week 4!

Hola amigos!
Well, it was a pretty calm week out here in good old 25 de Mayo! We taught some lessons, found some new people, saw a few cows on our adventure to where it's like really actually farmland (as in someone says that their "neighbor" lives in front of them when you can see the speck of their house about five or six huge fields away. I don't know how many kilometers we biked that day, but it was fun, unsuccessful in trying to find the referral, but fun. Here's a little part of my week.

As far as the work in 25 de Mayo A goes, we've been looking for new investigators and trying to contact the million references that we have and we've made a dent in the references and have a couple new investigators so that's good. 

I don't know if I've written about Maxi and Melany before, but they are a young couple that was a reference from the branch president. Melany is 18 and Maxi is 17 and they have a 2 month old daughter. We've been visiting them, mostly Melany because Maxi is working two jobs, and I've got a lot of hope for them! On Friday morning we had a lesson with Melany and she accepted to live the Law of Chastity and talk to Maxi about getting married and she accepted a baptismal date for the 8th of October! They are a super great little family! Melany told us that before Maxi had had a lot of problems with drugs, but since they've been together he's left it behind and doesn't have the problems he had before with the addiction or with neighbors and people on the street. 

We're also working to teach Maxi how to read and write because he doesn't know how, but he's willing to learn and he's even the one that brought it up. Melany also said that she had problems with basically everything in the Word of Wisdom in the past (well, not in those words because we still haven't gotten that far in the teaching), but one day she had a big scare and left everything behind. This family really is a great one and we are praying so much for them that they can get married and be baptized to be able to enjoy the blessing of the gospel in their family and raise their daughter with the Lord's help.

That's all for this week! The gospel's true, God loves you!
-Hermana Cheever

Monday, August 8, 2016

25 de Mayo Week 2 and 3! Transfers

Hola Amigos!

Well, I don't remember very well everything that's happened in the last two weeks because they've been a little crazy, but I'll give you some of the highlights. 

First off, Leonor was baptized on the 30th of July! It was great! Fun fact, 25 de Mayo is one of the 2 (I think) wards or branches in the mission that doesn't have a baptismal font so we use a portable pool. So yeah, that's fun. But it was a lovely baptismal service. 

Then, Sunday night, the transfer call came! Hna Bonholzer and I were about 95% certain we were going to stay together in 25, but that was apparently not what the Lord had in mind. Now Hna Bonholzer went to ... ATALAYA B! My first area! And now I have Hna Da Silva as my companion, she's from Brasil, from Sao Paolo. She's pretty great and this week we had an adventure in that I ran into a car and fell off my bike so we actually got to know each other in the first week. 

I can't think of much else that happened right now and I don't have much time left so I'll send pictures next week! 
Love you all! The gospel's true, God loves you!
-Hermana Cheever