Monday, October 27, 2014

Spiders, service and baptism...

So, this week was fantastic!! We did a TON of service. On Wednesday, I
bathed and trimmed the dog of one of the members in our ward (I
pretended like I knew what I was doing) And TODAY right when we woke
up we went to the house of one of our investigating families and
CLEANED LIKE CRAZY. They live in a Quinta, which is also a farm. They
have cows and pigs and chickens--everything. They had spiderwebs all
over their roof. So we took a broom to it. I probably killed (well, my
companion more than anything) 30 GIGANTIC spiders today. And when I
say gigantic, I mean Shelob/Aragog size I kid you not. There was no
small amount of screeching. The Elders had it easy, they just cleaned
up some trash.

This week, our dear friend that we´ve been working with for over 3
months, M__________, was baptized. That was definitely the highlight
of our week. 

We explained to Miguel that he could be an example for his son through
baptism. He never showed such excitement for his baptism until that
moment. On Sunday, he was confirmed a member of the Church.

Another investigator that we´ve been working with for even LONGER
(almost 5 months) named C_____, went to church this week. She told us
it wasn´t out of obligation to us, but for God. She absolutely LOVED
the Primary Program (who doesn´t) and she committed to come and stay
all 3 hours next week. I love the power of the Spirit!!!

It was a great week.

We have transfers next week. I think that I´ll be transferred, but I´m
not sure. My companion right now only has a transfer left on her
mission, and I don´t think that President would move her to a new area
only to be there for a month and a half. I´ll miss Chivilcoy so much
if I go. But I´m more prepared now than I was before. I love this
area, and I love the people, and it will always remain in a special
place in my heart.

Love you guys!!!

Con amor,
Hermana Edwards

Monday, October 13, 2014

Normality, clowns and lightning bugs…...

This week was pretty normal!!! We went to Chacabuco for our District
Meeting!! We worked there for about half a day, and it was super fun!
I DID try higalo spread. That is spanish for LIVER SPREAD. They told
me it was ham. It was gross. Our water didn´t work (not even cold
water) for a whole week, so that was another adventure here in
Chivilcoy (it´s working now don´t worry) 

ALSO there is a clown going
around Chivilcoy scaring people at night (mainly children and their
moms) with a machete and running away. And the police can´t find him.
So that´s good. He has a facebook page.

 Me with some Emus


It´s SPRINGTIME and it´s
BEAUTIFUL and there are a bajillion baby animals everywhere and I LOVE
IT. We saw fireflies/lightning bugs the other night!! It´s been so
long. This email is really random and short, but this has been another
notice on the life of Hermana Edwards. Until next time.


Con amor,
Hermana Edwards

Monday, October 6, 2014

No Caps Lock or shift button. Enjoy deciphering…..

no literally. our mission president was kidnapped. i thought it was a
joke too. apparently, he was returning home from a reunion in his nice
toyota hilux when a bunch of armed men jumped in his car and drove off
with him. they stole his phone, computer, and some money, dropped him
off in the city somewhere, and later, they left his truck on the side
of the road. and guess what?? he never stopped preaching the gospel,
even to his captors. saratov approach mp style(in caps) now the story
is all over the newspapers and everything here. there´s your 60
seconds newstory for ya.

this week really was fantastic. we had a zone conference instead of
going to chacabuco(we go there tonight instead!!!!:)) we learned so
many precious skills on how to teach!!! we´re so rejuvinated to do the
work!! after the conference, this week turned out to be our most
successful yet. we taught nearly 40 lessons, found a bunch of great
new people, and 5 investigators came with us to watch conference!!
despite the rain and the crazy storms we had, it was an amazing week!

i absolutely loved general conference. this time of year is always my
favorite!!! yes, it was different listening to conference in spanish.
no, i couldn´t understand everything. but i learned a lot. not even
language can serve as a barrier to the spirit. it was so different but
yet very special to listen to the talks in spanish. some of the
translators began to weep as they read the talks. these types of
things are just so humbling to me. we also had the opportunity to
listen to the actual voice of richard g. scott, because he can speak
spanish fluently. i absolutely loved the 4 steps that he gave to
increase our faith: prayer, scriptures, family home evening, and the
temple. it´s so true how these 4 vital things need to be priorities in
our lives!!! no exceptions!!! the prophet and apostles are inspired
men, and we are such a blessed people to have the opportunity every
six months to hear direct revelation from god. and, as we heed these
teachings, we will receive our own personal revelation, just like
elder ballard said in his talk (i think it was elder ballard?? can you

i love you all!!! i hope you can all ponder in your hearts the
teachings of the prophet. chao!!!

con amor,
hermana edwards