Monday, August 17, 2015

April 27, 2015- And suddenly, it was Monday again.

Huh? Oh! ¡FAMILIA!

But, didn´t I just talk to you guys like, yesterday? It was a fast week. ¨See that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength,¨ because missions go by dang fast, and you can´t do anything to slow them down.

It was a fast week, but a rough one. Like a speed bump when you´re riding in the back of a bus going way too fast. And it seems like it was pretty rough for you guys too. But I still love you all so much! You´re an incedible inspiration to me! Especially my dear mother, who forwarded me the inspired advice from Elder Kent W. Pearson of the Seventy (or one of the ¨mini-apostles¨ as I explain to my investigators): ¨Prayer is less about changing our circumstances and more about changing us.¨

Ayelen, the young woman who has been ready for baptism since the day we met her, was so close this week. We passed by her house before Church to make sure that everything was all good to go, and were greeted by her older brothers who all night had basically been thouroughly studying the Word of Wisdom just to know how to break it even further. Needless to say, it was useless trying to get them to call her sister, and after a good 15 minutes or so, we had to leave or we would miss the Sacrament, so we left, not really knowing what happened to Ayelen. After Church was over, she came to church with her only sober brother, sorry because she had overslept and we couldn´t get her brothers to wake her up, so we set up a new date for the following Sunday.

I know that Jesus Christ lived, died, and lived again so that all of our pains and suffering- whether it comes from our own sins, the sins of others, or out of the clear blue sky without any explanation- will come to an end. Christ suffered, so that we can stop suffering. I know that´s true, and that not only relief from suffering, but exhaltation comes from obedience and fidelity to the Priesthood ordinances and sacred covenants made in Christ´s Church today. I love you all. Read your scriptures, pray, and go to Church like good primary kids.

¡Hurra por Israel!

-Élder Goff

P.S. Pictures

2104 New Members show their faith and conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by their good works. What better good works are there than cooking Apple Cobbler for the missionaries? Máxima and Selena, you guys are awesome. :)

2103 ¨Boca Juniors¨ is a huge Soccer club down here, that has a ton of fan support. This player looks exactly like the Bishop of Virreyes.

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