"Sierra & Sanovich VS Satanás"
So this week was exactly the two of us versus Satanás.
We were not in Bella Union for the majority of the week, had some cool experiences, some crazy challenges but......SPOILER ALERT we totally won!!! So there you go "Satanas"
Starting we were in our lovely home away from home Salto to do some divisions. For divisions I did some visits with Hermana Valdez who is from Bolivia.
It was a great day where we got to know each other a little better and we had the chance to share the Gospel while doing it. One of my favorite parts was when we were teaching a woman about the Plan Of Salvation, right after the lesson she told us that her son had committed suicide about a week earlier. He was old enough to have a couple of teenage kids and the sadness in their home was intense. However, when we testified about the love that God has for ALL of us as well as the perfect plan that we have and the chance we have to be together again. The love and light that filled the room was incredible. It was one of the best feelings ever, to know that we helped her at least recognize that God is looking out for her and that he wants her to return home with her entire family.
|The Gangs ALL here|
we were up and out the door bright and early to all get into the van to go to Paysandú for our tri-zone conference with Paysandu and Argentina. I was so excited because as you know I have some roots back in Paysandu and to see some of the mission friends is always a blast. The conference was amazing, we heard from all of the zone leaders, the assistants, Hermana and President Olsen. They were able to teach us so much and we were able to learn all together. One of the biggest lessons that I continue to learn here is that the people in Uruguay are truly an extension of my family and will be forever. I care about them so much and want the best for them. When we got back to Salto it was around and there we were going to head home...but Hermana Sierra became really really sick so we decided to stay the night.
- after we finished our planning we went to the terminal and the assistants were all just hanging out so the four of us ate some Burger King for lunch (it was really good) then we were off on our bus. To our surprise we were welcomed home in Bella Union by Presidente and Hermana Olsen they were on their way to Artigas and decided to stop by and visit our little apartment...luckily it was clean...they also were able to see our little town. They dropped off some little snacks, we took some pictures with them and they were on their way to their next conference. We left our house for a little bit and found a NEW Investigator so I would say that Presidente & Hermana Olsen are Good Luck and should come by a little more often.
night the biggest event that happened was our little trip to the the Hospital for Hermana Sierra, she was to the point where she told me that she could not breath. (very scary) we decided that we needed to get her to the hospital sooner than later to try and find out what was going on. They told her that she is suffering from "gastritis" which we are not sure we believe but after awhile....she seemed to be feeling much better.
was the craziest baptism day ever... After cleaning the font, finding 2 frogs, filling the font with cold water, getting in the font to change the water, filling it with about room temperature water, Cecilia being late to the activity right before her baptism, Cecilia did get baptized!!! She actually did it and it was AMAZING!! The spirit was so strong and her smile was amazing!! I am so happy for her and the choice that she made to be baptized.
Challenge - So we talked at our Conference about "the need that we have for the church" but...really "the need the church has for us". This week find a need that you or the church or your family has for someone and invite them to help you fill it. As you do that you will feel the love the God has and the need he has for each one of us to return to him.
This church is true. I love the Gospel. I love being a missionary and helping others come unto Christ. Thank you for all that you all do for me.
Keep being YOU and keep being AMAZING!
Hermana Cassidy Sanovich