Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 13, 2015 "New companion and a personal goal to get rid of the little things that permit me from having the Spirit."

"Elder Bareiro and I as he was getting ready to leave for the mission home to return to Argentina."

"My new companion, Elder Munoz, also from Argentina."

So there were 5 missionaries who finished their missions that were here in Puenta Arenas. Tuesday morning they with their companions met at a chapel in the center of Puenta Arenas at 8:00 AM. There all the missionaries finishing their missions left for the airport and there were 5 of us who did not have companions. So Elder Libonati, Elder Nielson, and I were in a trio for Tuesday. We went to our sector for all day and we slept there at our house. Then I met up with my new companion the next day. His name is Elder Muñoz. He is from a town 3 hours away from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has 1 year and 2 months in the mission. Before he was in Porvenir (a small town across from Puenta Arenas so he didn't have to travel a lot. He is a great Elder and we became friends really fast. We have found a lot of new people who are really receptive. Also we had a fun lesson with Hector (the man that Elder Bareiro found and had left taking drugs). We stop by to visit him and he had a friend there. We tried teaching a little bit about the plan of salvation, but they were not listening.. they started smoking in front of us..... we were getting ready to leave and we asked if we could leave them with a prayer.. they said that we could and so my companion started to say the prayer and when he finished, the friend of hector was crying. He asked if he could say a pray too.... at first we were a little shocked because earlier he said that he didnt believe in God and in prayer, but we didnt have a problem with him praying. It was so cool and the Spirit was there, we challenged them both to pray everyday... we will see how that goes.
    Also we have started to play ping pong  saturday as a way to find new people.. this saturday we had Luis and Diego come (the familiy that we are teaching) and two teenagers showed up.. it was a lot of fun.. hopefully we can get more people to come.. also this week Elder Muñoz  and I have been trying to get ride of the little things that permit us from having the spirit. We have already seen a difference. We have the gift of the holy ghost. We must strive to have it with us always by keeping true to our baptismal convenants.  I love you all and hope that you have a wonderful week
Elder Hughes

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