Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"We are really seeing the blessings of the Lord in Saladillo"

December 3, 2012


Wow what an awesome week we had here in Saladillo!!! We had the Zone leaders here for a couple of days and we had a great time and learned a lot and witnessed a ton of miracles!!!! Felt the spirit a ton and saw the hand of the Lord in this work!!! It was incredible.  
  The story I want to tell you about is about a man named PABLO. He is from the capital, the big dangerous city part. He lived there and was on drugs, smoked, was in gangs, everything you can imagine, he was a gangster. He got shot by a shotgun and it’s a miracle that he is alive. Well he decided he needed to get away from all of that. He moved out to Saladillo about the same time that we got here in Saladillo. He actually was our first investigator. He had a little interest and always let us talk with him but he never read really or went to church.  
  But this last week we heard from his uncle that he was having problems from the surgery he had to have from being shot, and he was in the hospital. We decided we should go and visit him. We went and visited him and he loved it!!! He was so grateful for that and kept thanking us and thanking us. It was really incredible. We left him with another book of Mormon and a pamphlet about the plan de salvation and the restoration. We left him with a prayer that he offered and told him we would pass by soon.
  Two days latter Elder Young from Utah and I passed by his house. He came out with a huge smile on his face and said come in. So we went in and started talking. Before we could even ask he said hey I read what you left for me. He had read both pamphlets and a few chapters in the Book of Mormon. He said he loved it and couldn’t put it down. He then went on to tell us what he read and basically taught us the Restoration and Plan of Salvation. About the Priesthood and Joseph Smith. We then testified to him and the spirit was so strong he started to cry and said "I know this is true". It was definitely the most spiritual lesson I have ever been a part of. I was so happy to be able to be a part of that. Well he came to church yesterday and bore his testimony! He loved church and said he will never miss another day of church in his life. He will be baptized in 2 weeks. We also have the parents of Victoria and Gonzalo that will be baptized in December. Then the husband of a member, and a sister of a member. We are hoping to be able to get 8 to 10 baptisms in December if not more. Gonzalo got the Priesthood yesterday. They are getting on fire with the missionary work thing. They gave us 35 references and are going to visit them with us!! We are hoping we have a lot of success with this and I am sure that we will!!!!
  We are really seeing the blessings of the Lord in Saladillo. We are being obedient and working hard and he is really helping. It is incredible following the spirit and seeing miracles happen before your eyes. I felt the spirit so strong this week it was incredible. Yesterday in church we had 29 people. 22 people more then when we got here.  The zone leaders were there and we did an acapella thing and sung Divina Luz. I can’t remember the name in English. haha. Anyways it was incredible. We must have had angels singing with us because it sounded awesome... I love all of you and all you do for me. Keep praying for us and our investigators and we will be able to help many people. Thanks for everything. Love you all!!  P.S. Merry Christmas to all the other missionaries that read this. Elder Riggs, Hawkins, Andersen, Gray, and Benson. Love ya guys!!!  

Love, Elder Eppich

***Thanks to those that write Elder Eppich. He really appreciates the letters. Here is his address for letters that requires an international stamp:

Elder Kraymer Eppich
La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias
C.C. No. 92
1702 Ciudadela
Buenos Aires, Argentina

FREE online address:
http://www.dearelder.com/ is free and fast. Select the tab "write a letter" He is in the Argentina Buenos Aires West mission. Text me at 509-318-0796 for questions

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