Argentina, Buenos Aires West Mission
May 2012 - May 2014

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Right Place at the Right Time


Well, it was another extremely challenging week. We had to fight really hard to find people, but in the end the lord blessed us for our efforts. This area has definitely been a test of my endurance. I don't know if I told you already, but we're in the part of the area that the missionaries hardly ever worked in before. It's really small, and pretty rich, so the people are not very warm and welcoming. We've gone through just about every name in the area book, so we've been doing a lot of walking around trying to find people on our own. One advantage to our side of the area is that we have the majority of the active members, so we've been trying to work with them. Speaking of that, i have a cool story: The other day we were looking for a reference, but we couldn't find the address. So we went to a member's house to ask if she knew them. We talked for a bit, and she asked us if we could go to their house one night to do a family home evening. We said yes, and didn't think much of it. A few days later, we stopped by the church to get something. This sister came up to us and asked us if we were ready for the FHE. Then she explained to us why she asked us to do it with their family. She said that her husband abandoned them last week and that they were all having a really hard time, and that they were in need of a spiritual uplift. Me and e' santizo were both in shock. We had no idea!!! So we had the FHE with them the other night. It was a really awesome experience. We talked about trials and how they're ultimately for our good. We shared Joseph smith's liberty jail experience and i shared Jenna's cancer story. They almost all ended up crying. I hadn't really known this family very well before, now they all come up to us and talk to us. The mom said that the visit really helped them out and gave them strength. All because we were in the right place at the right time. One more cool story: the other day, we went to a visit we had, but it fell through. So I picked a random street we were close to, and we started clapping doors. Nobody accepted us, but then we saw two ladies trying to carry this ENORMOUS wood board by themselves with one end propped up on a bike. They were obviously struggling, so we helped them carry in 5 blocks back to their house. Then we sat down and had a lesson with them. Simple, but awesome. Being in the right place at the right time. Well, I hope you all have a great week. i love you! 

love, e' bentz

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