Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hello everyone! It was so good to hear from you this week. It sounds like everyone is doing really well! Me alegro mucho. This week was sooo great! We are so blessed here in Gerona. There are transfers this next Tuesday and I do not want to leave! Ahhh I will be so sad because the work is really starting to pick up here in the branch. But I´m sure either me or my companion will go :( The members are really starting to get into the missionary work and it is amazing. This last week we got 5 new investigators just from members! And they are so prepared to hear the gospel. Yayyy. Here is a quote that President Pace just sent to all the missionaries today:

 "Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lords´s vineyard to bring souls unto him. He has prepared the means for us to share the gospel in a multitude of ways and He will assist us in our labors if we will act in faith to fulfill his work."  -President Monson, from the work of salvation broadcast. 

Missionary work is so much more successful when the members are fully involved. Thank you for all your efforts to share the gospel. I know the Lord will bless you as you continue to search and pray for ways to bring your friends, class mates (haha is that what you would say?), co workers, and others unto Christ. I can also testify that they are people who are being prepared right now to hear the gospel! The Lord is hastening his work and how blessed we are to be a part of it. 

Carina is still progressing towards her baptism and we are so excited. Last night we were able to teach her and her mother, Alda (less active), the plan of salvation and it was a powerful lesson because Carina´s dad passed away about 3 years ago. Alda has already had his baptism done in the temple and is now preparing to be sealed to him! I am so grateful to be able to share with people that we will live again and that families can be together forever! 

Thank you for all your love and support! I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful week! 


La Garmana Benson

P.S. Augustine shared his testimony at church yesterday. We have been trying to help him learn spanish... And he wrote his testimony out and read it yesterday in spanish. It was awesome. He read it and then just kept saying how powerful to book of mormon was in english. I almost cheered. Haha :) 

P.S. Next week I will not be able to email unto Tuesday because of transfers! Os quiero mucho! 

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