Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Elder Krasnoselsky Visits
My week was a long one. Elder Krasnoselsky (that was a fun name to practice for like 2 weeks to be able to say it without stuttering) one of the Area Seventy in Argentina made a tour around the mission this last week. Elder Rich and I were able to get to know him and his wife, Florencia; Such awesome people. I think the Lord decided the Church needed some “called and set apart” motivational speakers so He called them 70’s. Listening to 3 different conferences, I realized that the Lord truly está acá para ayudar a nosotoros. Side Note *Presidente is really Buddy Buddy with ALL of the area authorities in Argentina. The Church has a very tight network in Argentina. It was SO funny listening to Presidente and Elder Krasnoselsky speak to each other in “vos” or the “tu” form in Argentina. I can´t wait to be able to practice vos every day and be able to speak it with other people… It is so “close”. It represents such a closeness in the relationship.*
We finished the 12 kilos of Mango that we bought 2 weeks ago, and bought another 10 kilos, on Saturday for this next week… I have been very regular. Papaya is also VERY VERY delicious… not like the LG´s corner store special… Papaya has grown on me.
“In the Book of Mormon there are over 240 instances of the word remember or forms of the word (such as remembered, remembrance, or forget not). Fifteen of these instances are in Helaman 5. What must we remember? (See Helaman 5:9; see also Mosiah 3:17.) Why is it important to remember?
Elder Spencer W. Kimball said:
“When you look in the dictionary for the most important word, do you know what it is? It could be ‘remember.’ Because all of [us] have made covenants … our greatest need is to remember. That is why everyone goes to sacrament meeting every Sabbath day—to take the sacrament and listen to the priests pray that [we] ‘… may always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given [us].’… ‘Remember’ is the word” (Book of Mormon gospel doctrine teacher’s manual/lesson-33)
This Saturday we will be baptizing Juan y Romina Caberos or Caveros, I don’t know which. First Husband and Wife Baptism…en 1 año, al Templo. Juan and Romina keep inviting new people to their house to listen to the lessons. Last night we invited on of their friends to be baptized, and she accepted. Love new convert referrals (well…almost new convert referrals).
Keep Calm and Keep the Commandments. “In this there is safety and peace”.
Peace Out Family.
Élder Hampton | Misión Argentina Salta