Wednesday, May 30, 2012

25 de Mayo

Dear Family,

The highlight of this week was Sunday. Finally, we reached our goal for church attendance.  We had 70!  It was really great.  We completely filled the chapel.  My companion gave a talk and then 6 other brothers’ and sisters spoke about their conversions.  It was really great.  I hope that every single week we can continue with these numbers.  Eduardo Lopez taught the class in Quorum.  Way awesome.  He is a good teacher because he really has conviction behind his words. He humbly taught the lesson on service with great examples from his life.  You could really tell that he wanted people to get something out of it.

Saturday we helped Eduardo work on his new house.  They have been working on it for 5 years.  He has built everything himself.  Every last brick.  When they stopped going to church they didn’t have extra money to work on the house.  Now they do.  Hmmmm, coincidence?  We put in a window and prepared a wall for painting.  It was lots of fun.

This past Friday, the 25th of May was Argentina’s Independence Day.  We were invited to an Asado at the Cabrera’s house.  Elder Mahr went as well as another member and her husband.  Her name is Marilina.  She is the most faithful member in the ward I think. And her husband isn’t a member (yet).  For the first time he accepted the invitation to eat with members of the ward.  He is really cool.  We got along great because he loved basketball.  He is loving the playoffs right now.  He invited us to com watch Game 7 of Boston and 6ers.  Elder Mahr was hilarious because he said, “Elder Watts I give you permission to watch as much NBA as you want because you work so hard”.  It was way funny.  Unfortunately the game didn’t start until about 10:30 so we didn’t go.  But he said he’ll keep us posted for another game.  Maybe I’ll see some finals action. The asado was way good though.  Beef, lamb, pork and chicken.  These people really know how to cook. We brought pudding ha ha

This week we are going to focus more on investigadores than members so we’ll see how it goes.  Thanks so much for everything.  I love you all so much. You are always in my prayers.  I love this work.

Love Riley

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