Monday, May 9, 2016

Sister Sister

May 9, 2016


SURPRISE!!!! P-Day got changed back to Monday, so here I am once again writing you all. :) Since its only been a couple days, this is going to be a bit short, but I want to tell you guys about the miracle investigator that we found this week!

Well... technically we didn't find her this week... 

SO remember the picture I sent from our ward talent show a few weeks ago, with Alicia and Raquel?? 

Raquel is the one next to Hna Cardenas with the necklace.

Okay so Raquel is just the funniest and cutest old lady ever and is SUPER catholic. She tells us everyday about how she sees the Virgin Mary whenever she looks into the sun and how she walks with Jesus all day every day.  She has a lot of faith to say the least.  So a couple weeks ago we went to visit Raquel and it happened to be the birthday of her husband and they had lots of family over.  One of the people there was Raquel's sister, Elvira. 

So we started talking to Elvira and getting to know her.  She shared with us that she attends the Evangelica church and has really been struggling these past few months with the recent passing of her brother.  She even started crying and asking us how we view death and how we handle it.  Long story short, we got her address and phone number and gave her a pamphlet on the Plan of Salvation to read.  

Throughout the week we had been calling Elvira trying to set up an appointment to go visit her but she was never home or never answered.  So this week we decided to just show up and hope she would be there.  Luckily she was and as we walked in her kitchen to sit down she got super excited and showed us a Book of Mormon that her friend had given her back in October.  :) Sweet!!  We were able to have an amazing lesson about the incredible plan that our Heavenly Father has for us.  She accepted our invitation to read in the Book of Mormon, pray about whether what we had taught her was true, and come to church with us on Sunday.  

On Sunday morning, at 9:28 am (church starts at 9:30), our hope was starting to dwindle as we waited patiently by the door....when Hna. Cardenas starts to smack my arm with excitement and say "VIENE!!!!" (She’s coming!!!)  AHHH!  Well, Elvira loved Sacrament Meeting and invited us to come back to her house tomorrow on Tuesday.  Sadly, she'll be going out of town for vacation later this next week, but she already promised us that the following week she'll come to church with us again.  

Hermana Cardenas and I are seriously so blessed to be able to witness these types of miracles.  We know that the Lord is preparing people for us to teach, and it’s so fun and crazy to see the ways in which we are led to find them.  Even though Raquel may be attached to the Virgin at the moment...her sister Elvira is ready. :) 

I love my comp

Somos locos [We are crazy]

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day and have a great week ahead of you!  

Sending all my love from Argentina, 

Hermana Bartholomew

P.S.  Sorry I don't have any funny stories about burning things in the oven for this week. ;)  I'll try harder next week! ;)  CHAO!

Pictures from this last week:

A shout out to my favorite brother - wishing I was home to see this with you!
(Don't worry, we didn't go see it) ;)
Hna Cardenas made me breakfast for my 7 month-a-versary :)

My comp showing off my cute cumplemes card

Missionary Master Chef continues in Olavarria...

Broccoli and Cheese Soup in a Bread yummy!!
Teaching Hermana Cardenas how to make chocolate chip cookies
So proud of my little chef Cardenas ;)

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