Apparently the only Christmas songs they have in Spanish are those that they translate from English.. haha they do Christmas really differently here. So you have a bit of an idea, I was trying to get all tucked in my bed with visions of sugarplums and jolly old Saint Nick......
and at 12 AM it sounded like a ton of bombs went off!!!!!!!!!!! and worse, I knew it was going to happen, but they were throwing off fireworks all around our house and it just scared me! Happy Argentine Holidays <3 :)
We were able to meet with Maria and Elvira this week and help them exercise their faith to be baptized and receive all those beautiful blessings! They feel the desire that we all should have to be closer to our Savior. I like how President Nelson put it.
"When you reach up for the Lord’s power in your life with the same intensity that a drowning person has when grasping and gasping for air, power from Jesus Christ will be yours. When the Savior knows you truly want to reach up to Him—when He can feel that the greatest desire of your heart is to draw His power into your life—you will be led by the Holy Ghost to know exactly what you should do."
They won't be able to be baptized on those dates for different reasons, but prayers would still be appreciated.
I just want to share my testimony that I know that the Lord loves us and wants us to succeed. He knows how hard it can be to fight against the adversary, He knows how we struggle and suffer and get out of control. But His arms are stretched out still.
He is perfect and has all the power. If we have enough faith and follow it up with our works, He will help us work miracles.
love you all! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
ps My new companion Hermana Bate! from West Point, Utah! she has the COOLEST personality and is so excited to speak to everyone. Her love and desire spills from her testimony <3 I'm so lucky to have her! Pray for us <3
at the mission Christmas party I saw some old friends from Luján!!! <3 sooo nice to catch up! and Christmas Eve with the Familia Santangelo!