Dear Family and Friends,
Another week has gone by, and it will be a week forever remembed. Thats what I love about these letters every week is that they are all full of forever memories that will never be forgotten! That Lord blesses us with memories, and I love that about life! Theres nothing better then looking back and being able to smile and know that you gave it your all.
We are currently in the process of the interviews and they have been really wonderful. Each missionary has there own specific talent, testimony and glow! It has been really cool for me as it always to look into there eyes and try and see them how the Lord sees them. Charity is that, seeing others and loving others how the Lord loves them and that is why it is the greatest attribute because to be able to achieve it you have to literally Love and see and hear and judge and be as Christ, and only then we are given the gift to Love has he Loves! How neat! They were full days starting at 6 in the morning and constantly striving for the guidiance of the Spírit until the end of the day at 10:30pm plus a few minutes....we do our best! I think the most draining days are the days where you depend on the Spirit, because you literally are an instrument.
We also had a few meetings with Stake Presidents, we are trying to divide ourselfs so one of us can go to the meeting and one of us can stay in the area and do our best to visit the people that are waiting for us! It has been a humbling expierence to see how the Lord has blessed. We had a very interesting week of teaching and preaching, we found many many people, it seemed as though we were walking right where we needed to walk, and we tried our hardest to Teach repentence and help them start that path of coming back and being new. It is the greatest work!
We had our first Noche Misional to start off the Year 2016, we are starting so many cool Traditiones. Our activity consisted in a noche misional just for the Members. The 3 companionships of Missions taught princples of the Gospel of Christ. Sister Rosado and Thruston talked about faith, Elder Olsen and Elder Espinoza talked about the Spirit, our Lider Misional talked about repentence and forgiveness and then 5 of the present converts out of the 9 present bore there testimonies of there baptizm. Now, we asked Elder Cabezas( a missionary that served in Casa Grande with me and who is currently serving close to us in Central) to partcipate in the activity by dressing up as a homeless drunk man and to sit in front of the Chapel, outside of the door and ask members as they entered for bread or food. All of the members entered having seen this homeless man. Elder Craft and I taught the last princple of Enduring to the End, and as we were talking the homeless man(Elder Cabezas) entered in the room, sat in the back, and listened, made a few comments, the members noticed him but did not say much. We then sang the last verse of Un pobre Forestero (A poor wayfaring Man of Grief), and as we sang he came up to the front and undressed into his white shirt and tie, as a representitive of Christ. Many began to cry and realized what had happened. Our lider misional invited all to Pray on there knees and ask Heavenly Father who are the Pobre foresteros in there life that they need to help. We had many many members come up to us after with references and asking when we can go visit them. It was a very neat activity.
We ended the activity by saying a pray as a ward on our knees to know who we all need to help, after the pray on knees our Ward mission leader ask everybody when was the last time they hugged someone, and invited them to give everyone a hug, so our whole Ward started hugging one another, it was a very very special activity! and its only the beginning, we have thought of many activities to teach the Doctrine of Christ and to help many come unto Christ! Next month we are thinking about doing the Atonement Dynamic with someone doing pushups for every person that wants a Marshall Cookie! Lets go Family Buenos Aires!
The Light filled the room that night there in Buenos Aires it was soo cool, that same day we did a service painting a members house. We had a lesson that morning so we just took a pair of extra clothes and changed on the go, plus when we left it was raining so we thought we were going to be alright! We had a great time painting and serving others. The house looks way better now. As we began to finish the service, we all began to feel a little bit burnt, because the sun was pretty bright during the service, well we made it back to the room and yup we were crispy crispy!
While serving those around us, those who need our help, the Spirit of Christ burns inside our Hearts and we are purified and cleansed.
Here are the words to the Song we sang, please take a few minutes to read them, its one of my favorite songs, Verse 7 is my favorite!
- 1. A poor, wayfaring Man of grief
Hath often crossed me on my way,
Who sued so humbly for relief
That I could never answer nay.
I had not pow'r to ask his name,
Whereto he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won my love; I knew not why.
- 2. Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
He entered; not a word he spake,
Just perishing for want of bread.
I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
And ate, but gave me part again.
Mine was an angel's portion then,
For while I fed with eager haste,
The crust was manna to my taste.
- 3. I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
The heedless water mocked his thirst;
He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
I ran and raised the suff'rer up;
Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
Dipped and returned it running o'er;
I drank and never thirsted more.
- 4. 'Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
A winter hurricane aloof.
I heard his voice abroad and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
And laid him on my couch to rest,
Then made the earth my bed and seemed
In Eden's garden while I dreamed.
- 5. Stript, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
I found him by the highway side.
I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
Revived his spirit, and supplied
Wine, oil, refreshment--he was healed.
I had myself a wound concealed,
But from that hour forgot the smart,
And peace bound up my broken heart.
- 6. In pris'n I saw him next, condemned
To meet a traitor's doom at morn.
The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
And honored him 'mid shame and scorn.
My friendship's utmost zeal to try,
He asked if I for him would die.
The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
But my free spirit cried, "I will!"
- 7. Then in a moment to my view
The stranger started from disguise.
The tokens in his hands I knew;
The Savior stood before mine eyes.
He spake, and my poor name he named,
"Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
These deeds shall thy memorial be;
Fear not, thou didst them unto me."
- Let us all find and serve our poor wayfaring man of grief
- Love, Elder Marshall
thats my ocean, Buenos Aires es lo mejor!
Yup, Hes my companion!
Elder Olsen is my favorite, he doesnt like wearing shoes, so whenever he is in the office he is always running around without his shoes on, and then we got to our correlacion meeting with our leader missional and he still didnt have his shoes on.
I love this sweet little girl, no idea what her name is!
we are both asking right now as we crinch when we have to move our necks, were is mom when you need her!
These Sisters, Sister Rosado and Sister Thruston are the greatest sisters ever! Buenos Aires!
Elder Olsen is the greatest at Serving with the spirit! we always have way to much fun but he helped us to serve with the Spirit, look at him, he doesnt have paint on him, until i dumped a whole bunch of paint on him....he was not happy with me
Look, my ear is soo red! why did I forget sunscreen again! one day i will learn
Noche Misional! I will never forget this crew! Familia Buenos Aires!