Monday, October 20, 2014

The News!!!

    Hello everybody!!! Well, this has been another great week! Im glad to hear everything is great at home. How could it not be when grandpa was there and it was a week full of chili!!! Im looking forward to some of that haha! Tan, way to make the basketball team, you are the man!!! Jordan and Naes, good job as well with your softball games. its crazy to think that i will be home in time to watch a bunch of your games this upcoming season! Jess, thank you for the updates and Kade truly sounds like a great guy!! So the phoenix temple dedication is this week! Where exactly is the location of the temple? But what a wonderful blessing for the saints in Arizona! Oh, and how are things going for the Tucson temple? Are we getting closer to breaking ground?
    So this has been a great week! We were able to find some new investigators and teach some great lessons!! We found a great family, familia Callejas. The husband, Efrain, is the son of the bishop in the bordering ward and his been innactive for about the last 10 years or so. His girlfriend, Yamila, is way solid and has a strong testimony of the gospel. She isnt a member because Efrain has to get divorced from his ex-wife inorder for them to marry. The divorcement process is a very difficult and long process which is part of the reason why so many dont get married here. But we are going to work with them to atleast get started with this process. They both came to church yesterday with their three kids and everybody really welcomed them in and made them feel at home. We also found a 25 year old guy named Marcos. His situation is very different. He stopped us in the road one day and asked us for a pamphlet to read. So we left him one, got his address, and passed by the next day where he let us in. We taught him a great restauration lesson and he really showed his desires to follow the example of Jesus Christ. The only problem is that during the lesson he told us about how he is homosexual and has those certain attractions to the same gender. He understands that these type of relationships arent a part of the Lords plan, but believes that it is just the way he was born and has accepted it. We left him with a certain location on ´´´´ that talks more about the churchs stand on this topic. So we have a cita set up with him for this wednesday and we will see what he thinks after learning more. But he really is a great guy whith strong desires to do the right thing. Mom, we havent been able to get together with Yamilda this week. We called her and she told us about how she had to go up to La Pampa, which is another providence farther up north here in Argentina. She will be there for the next 6 weeks, but asked us to call her when she gets back.
    So a great week filled with great miracles! But this morning we learned of some great news and will serve as a huge blessing for the Argentina Mendoza Mission. On November 8th, we will be having a special mission conference! And at this mission conference we will be visited by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles!! How great of a privilege to here from a special servant of the Lord and a special witness of Jesus Christ. Like how President Goates put it in the letter that he wrote to us ´´it´s as the Lord himself has invited us to participate in a spiritual feast with Him´´. I am way excited for this chance and opportunity!! Thank you all so much for everything you do for me. For your love, support, letters, really just everything. I hope you have a great week and i look forward to hearing from you next week!!

Elder Wengert - W9

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