Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I'm staying!

I am staying in Cañada de Gomez with Hermana Cerna!! Whoo!!! I am super happy and grateful for another transfer to help these people progress and get to baptism! I really feel like they are going to get baptized this transfer because they are progressing a lot and they are prepared to make these special convenants with their Heavenly Father. I can't wait to see what happens this transfer!

We also received two other hermanas to work here in Cañada! We are four again! Hermana Gudiel and Hermana Cuchiparte, my old companion! Hermana Gudiel is from Honduras. We are all from different countries and it is fun. I'm the only one from the United States.... :)

This week has been awesome! First off, we went to Rosario for 3 days because I had to do tramites for my ID here in Argentina. Something expired, so I had to go and figure some stuff out. But the secretary said I should have my ID within the next couple months, so I am excited for that. :) And then stayed in Rosario and we had exchanges with the capacidatoras. It was good and I learned that it is really important to retain the people that you have helped come back to church...or else they are just going to become less active again and they won't progress. We need the members to help the other less active members stay active. :)

Sheila and Estela are doing amazing! We had a super powerful lesson with Sheila this week. We read 2 Ne. 31 and we talked about the plan of salvation. The thing I love about her is that she knows that baptism isn't the end...it is the first step in a very long process to get back to our heavenly father. I love that she already recognizes that. She also told us that she loves the feeling she has when we are in her house and when she was in the church. she only feels this sense of peace and tranquility at these times. She already recognizes when the spirit is there and when the spirit isn't there. I can't imagine a life without the gift of the holy spirit. She can only feel the spirit when we bring it with us. I am so excited for her to make this big step to be baptized and receive the gift of the holy ghost! She is so prepared and ready. :) They came to church again this week! And Sheila was able to stay for the entire 3 hours!!! She asked her boss if she could stay one hour more and he said he didn't have a problem with it. I love blessings from Heavenly Father when we put Him first!

I was supposed to give a talk this Sunday. I prepared for it by praying, reading, and really thinking about what our branch needs. I wrote it all down and I was ready to give it Sunday. When we got to sacrament meeting, the stake president and his counselor were there, and so there wouldn't be time for me to give my talk. I was okay with that, so I sat down to listen. They talked about the exact same things that I was going to talk about. They talked about how to be truly converted and how to help other people. I felt like they were reading my talk. It was such a huge testimony builder to me that revelation is real. We can receive revelation directly from our Heavenly Father and He will tell us exactly what we need to do. I was so grateful for this huge miracle and I am always going to strive to be worthy to receive personal revelation so that I can help other people progress and be with Heavenly Father again. I love this gospel!!! I love you all!

Hermana Wood

P.S. the picture is of Estela and Sheila. Sheila is the daughter, the taller one. She was a model growing up. She is super great. :)

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