Monday, November 11, 2013

Elder Holland coming to Argentina BAW

November 11, 2013 Guess what the mission is giving me for my birthday on the 16th of November? Elder Holland!!!! On the 16th, Elder Holland is going to be speaking to all the missions in Buenos Aires!!! I am super excited, that sounds like a pretty awesome birthday if you ask me!!! Well things are going great for us here in Moreno. We are seeing a lot of progress in the area and in the ward. The ward really is excited to work with us, and excited to leave and do visits with us! Couldn’t ask for more as a missionary! This week we had a tough time trying to find Daniel. He has been sick, and when we found him, he told us he didn’t like the stake conference, because he didn’t understand anything. He didn’t go to church on Sunday, because he was ´sick ´hopefully he was really sick, and didn’t just not want to go. The family Andino went to church, at least the parents did and their daughter of 6. I am not sure if I ever told you about them or not, but they are awesome. We found them about a month and a half ago, and we taught them a lot, and something always happened and they never made it to church. They are 6, Guillermo, Soledad, Rocco, Lumilda, Brisa, and Nico. They are great, and they are married, they have been passing through a ton of problems lately, and just trying to move forward, but they haven’t been able to. But then they went to the stake conference, and didn’t understand anything, but agreed to go again this last Sunday, and they really liked it a lot!! We have a family from the church that is helping us with them, they are the Familia Frattoni. We have been trying to get them to help us, and then we finally had a day that worked for all of us, and it went great, they became great friends, and I am sure they will be baptized because they have great friends in the church to be with them at all times!! Then we also have another pareja, or couple that aren’t married, yet, we are trying to help them get married in December. They are great, Martin and Vanessa. Vanessa always liked the church, but Martin was just a jokester and made cruel comments all the time. But he went to church one time, and read and prayed and the Lord started blessing him a ton, and so now he is changing like crazy, and can’t wait to go to church,get married, and get baptized! We also found a lot of drunken people this last week; it really is sad how much people drink down here. I mean tons of people make their living from going around and recycling all the beer bottles, and wine boxes and bottles. They all like to drink to help them get out of their problems. Whenever we find someone drunk, we always tell them we can help them and they are really excited to stop and to be able to start over again. The gospel and the atonement really are the universal cures to any problem, member or non member. I hope all can apply it every day of their lives!! Also, I have been thinking a lot about the divine potential that all of us have as children of God, we are entitled to all the father has, if we are faithful to the promises we have made! There is nothing we cannot do, if we rely on the Lord to help us! I have gained such a strong testimony of that, I know the Lord hears our prayers, and that he answers them as well!! Well things are going great, time is flying by, I can’t believe that 22 months ago I walked in to the MTC, seems like yesterday! Hope all is going well! Thanks for the Birthday wishes. I have a feeling Elder Holland will make a shout out for me, hahaha love ya'll!!
Elder Eppich

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