May 28, 2018


Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina (Barrio 2)


Hermana Zuniga

Fear not little flock

Hello my people. Another week has come and gone. Here are the points of interest...

1. 25 de Mayo - "one of the days of independence of Argentina" and yes that is a direct quote. Something you should know about Argentina is that they have waaaaaay too many holidays. It's ridiculous. It seems like once a week we are suffering because people are busy partying and don't want to listen to us... but this week, we actually were grateful for the holiday. We had a ward activity and it was a potluck but you could only bring empanadas. I, of course brought ranch to enlighten the minds of these Argentines. It was super fun. Hermana Zuñiga and I dressed up in our Messi jerseys and we all played Basketball. The Argentines are pretty terrible at basketball so I could keep up okay. They have their strong suits though.

2. Because it was a big holiday this week (one that people knew the reason for at least), we had some traditional food with the members. Its called Lokro. It is a soup type of thing that would actually be pretty okay if it didn't have intestines and hoof... luckily the members know I am very white and they made us some without the sketchy stuff. I have never been so grateful.

3. We had the birthday of Hermana Lucas today which was super fun. We woke up and watched the sunrise and made crepes. (pictures included)

4. In my studies this week I started reading Doctrine and Covenants... SERIOUSLY SOOOO GOOD!!! I read something I loved in chapter 6 which said,

33 Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward.

34 Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail.

It's a basic truth that the efforts we make have a direct correlation with our results. We should never be scared of "working too hard" and not getting the results we want... the Lord ALWAYS recognizes our efforts. This is something I am learning as a missionary.. after a long day sometimes you ask yourself "is this last 20 minutes of proselyting really going to make a difference?" The answer is always yes. God will bless us for our service and our sacrifices. I also love how the Lord refers to us as his little flock. He is THE GOOD SHEPHERD. He know us, loves us, and cares about us. He knows that no matter what the world throws at us, it will be insufficient if we are built upon his rock.. So my invitation to you all is to ponder the truthfulness of this scripture. Never doubt that the Lord has more power than the adversary does... and he is willing to share that power and strength with us if we ask. I love you all so much. Thank you for the support. I hope you have a great week.

Love, Hermana Stirling
p.s. Mom my computer isn't working.. I will send the pictures later today.


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