Monday, August 17, 2015

July 6, 2015- Awesome week


I´m running out of creative subject lines. But this was a really good week. We were able to go to the Temple as a zone, and I´m amazed at how profoundly deep the Spirit is in there. It´s been way too long since we´ve been able to go, and I´m so grateful for the House of the Lord!

To get there from Derqui, we gotta take two busses, a train, and another bus. We REALLY underestimated how long it would take us to get there, and the train was going slower than 15 year-old me with a driver´s permit in the Excursion and Mom in the passenger´s seat saying ¨Go faster, or I´m gonna get out and push!¨ I said a prayer that we could somehow make it to the Temple for our scheduled session, even though it was a longshot. I had barely said Amén, when the train doors opened, and 10,000 people entered. I was about two inches away from Elder Guy´s face, and pinned from the shoulders down. I heard someone say that the train wasn´t going to stop for 8 stations until Liniers (our stop). We walked into the Temple, got changed, and sat down with the rest of our zone right in time for the session to start. It was a little strange, but I´m so grateful that the Lord provided a miraculous way for me to go back to my favorite place on earth!

There´s been a lot of opposition against our investigators on their path to baptism, but despite it all, Alexis, was able to make his first eternal covenant on Sunday. I love that kid. His aunt is now in a similar situation as Maxi, and we´re going to keep working with his uncle.

President Ayre has challenged us as a mission to read the entire Book of Mormon in 24 days, ending on Pioneer Day. In Spanish, that´s about 26 pages everyday. Phew, it´s rough with all the extra assignments that Elder Cunningham and I have, but I love what it´s doing to my testimony. The Book of Mormon is the most incredible book on Earth. I´m so grateful to the Lord for it´s miraculous coming about.

This last Sunday, at lunch, the Casco family surprised us, and their other lunch appointment (a group of old friends) by scheduling both of our lunches at the same time. The friends tried to act nice, but weren´t interested in us at all and kept to themselves for the most part. So Hermana Casco, thinking fast, but on Meet the Mormons probably knowing that eventually they´ll soften up and start asking questions. I went to the bathroom right before the Missionary Mom, and when I came out, everyone was fixed on the TV, and the Spirit hit me so strong. We had a sweet little lesson as the friends faintly smiled, and we all bore testimonies about the purpose of missionary work. High five, Hermana Casco!

I love you all so much! Thanks for all that you´re doing! ¡Hurra por Israel!

-Élder Goff

P.S. Pictures

48- Service. I don´t know why, but lately a lot of people have been asking us to rip out trees. We´re getting pretty good at it, and it gives us a good excuse to play with machetes. :)

67- Zona Austral at the Temple. (Except two Elders who were deathly ill. They´re better now. :) )

99- Alexis´ baptism

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