Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Argentina - Entre Rios #41

Hermana's Gibbons y Hansen (companions)

Baptism of Fernando Dure

Elder Kaipela from our stake

Christmas PJ's

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amanda Gibbons
Date: Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM
To: Bonnie Gibbons
Wow Time flies!!!!!!!!!!

So Christmas was so fun! Ate some waffles, watched Disney and then talked to my wonderful family!  Man if you just need to smile or need someone to talk to, head on over to my house.  It is full of open hearts, listening ears, good times, and loud crazy fun...anything you need!  I love my family!!!  Then New Years was about the same, hung out in the church and man, played soccer for 2 hours and then BBALL for 3!!! Oh man I was sore after that!  Hey dad, I still got some game in me, so be ready to play when I come home! Hehe

We saw another one of our brothers baptized, Fernando Dure and he is doing so awesome!!!  Tomorrow he will get the Aaronic Priesthood!  We have so many amazing investigators! We are working with a 21 year old drug addict, who wants nothing more than to change.  He is still having a hard time so we pushed his date back, but he is praying and has done really well, until New Years...  Cristian is amazing and we will continue to pray that he can be free of this vice.  

We are also trying to complete a family!  This family has been baptized one after the other for the last year and now only 3 are left.  Carlos Aguirre has a date for the 14th and his little brother who wouldn't talk to us at all came out yesterday and said his goal for the year is to come to church!  He wants us to come and teach him as well!  Also one of our strongest members, their daughter got married so she could get baptized but then they changed their minds.  This was over a year ago.  We talked with her and she still wants to be baptized.  She also had Lehi's dream!!! (I, Bonnie, added the link to Lehi’s dream if you are interested  http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/8?lang=eng )  She was one of the people in the great and spacious building!!! Crazy, so today we are going to explain to her that she knows the truth and her family is begging her to come taste of the fruit!   

So many miracles! I love you all and I hope you have made some awesome goals for this New Year!  Great time to start over, make new friendships, fix things with people.  Don't hold a grudge, man I have seen way to many people here losing out on the blessing of God because they were offended by something someone said.  Just forgive and forget, think of Christ.  He was treated worse than any of us could imagine, but he just loved.  Love is at the root of all he does and it should be with us as well, just like Pres. Uchtdorf said!  I love you all so much!  Keep being amazing and as always KEEP THE FAITH
Con amor,
  Hermana Gibbons

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