Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 27th

Dear Family,

This week was a bit hectic with transfers and everything! But my new companion, Hermana Pardo, is super cool. She is from Pamplona, Spain (aka the place where they have the run of the bulls). She`s an awesome missionary!

This is President and Hermana Rogers` last week here in the mission! It`s sad to see them leave. They have really helped me learn and grow as a missionary and as a person. I know that the love, sweat, and tears they`ve put into the work here in the Comodoro mission will pay off! We will have a temple here soon! To have a stake here in Tierra del Fuego we just need about 20 more baptisms and 5 tithing payers! We are so close! 

Yesterday Micaela and Omar received the Holy Ghost in Sacrament meeting! Omar also had an interview with the branch president to start preparing himself to receive the priesthood. He was so happy, he said that he still can`t believe it! 

On Saturday our zone had a really cool activity with our investigators. It was called la Actividad de Fuego (Activity of Fire). We went over the basic beliefs of our church and it was super cool. I think that it really helped the investigators to understand what we believe and why we`re sharing it with them. 

I think this week has really strengthened my testimony of the restored gospel. I will never stop being amazed by the beauty of the restoration. God loves us so much. He wants us to return and live with him. Throughout time he has sent prophets to lead and guide us. Wicked people have rejected and killed those prophets. They even rejected and killed Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to this earth to suffer and die for our sins. While Christ was here he organized is church. He gave his authority to his 12 apostles so that they could continue teaching and baptizing people. But the people were so wicked that they killed the apostles as well! But because God loves us so much and wants us to return and live with him, once again he has called prophets to lead and guide us. He sent three of Christ`s apostles, Peter, James, and John to give his priesthood authority to Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on the earth. The only church with the priesthood authority necesary to perfrom sacred, saving ordinances. I am so grateful for a Heavenly Father that loves us so much that he has given us everything we need to return to his presence. 

I hope that each of you can take a little time to ponder in the beauty of the restoration of the gospel. And if you don`t know if it really happened, I invite you to pray about it and ask God. He will answer. The Holy Ghost testifies of truth through feelings of love and peace. And if you know that it really happened, I invite you to pray again. Strengthen your testimony of the restored gospel. Share it with your spiritual brothers and sisters who are lost and need the truth. 

I love each of you and I`m so thankful for your love and support! Have a wonderful week! 


Hermana Martin

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