Monday, October 27, 2014

San Clemente says hi! :)

Hola Queridos! 

Well we had a good week this week! La Costa is a lot different, but I really like it! Before I get into that though I have to talk at least a little about my last weekend in Spegazzini! 

Alright so I am not going to lie it was hard to leave (Surprise right?) I was pretty sure that I was going to be leaving so I had been preparing myself as it was, and explaining to the members and our investigators that I would probably would be leaving. Even with all  of the preparation in the world, it still hurts to say good bye to the people you love. I was able to bare my testimony on Sunday, and during the Sacrament I sat thinking about what message I wanted to share, and really just taking a second to thank my Heavenly Father for sending me to Spegazzini, as I sat there I just felt a peaceful fulling of love that came over me, knowing that the Lord was happy with what I had done there. When I gave my testimony, I didn´t cry but I was choked up. I wrote in my journal that I didn´t know my heart had so much room for so many people, and that it was possible to love others as if they were my family. I felt like the grinch, where they put the little xray machine to his heart and they say that it grew 3 sizes that day! haha It was hard to say goodbye, but what was interesting, and I can´t explain it but there is still a big space in my heart, and I still know that there are people waiting for me that I haven´t met. 

Which brings me to the beautiful town of San Clemente on the Coast! Few things about it, it is a HUGE tourist destination during December, January, and February because there are beaches and it is home to Mundo Marino (Argentine Sea World) as well as a few other things, most people only work during these 3 months of and make the money that they need to survive during the rest of the year. A few years back San Clemente had it´s own branch. but because of lack of members it had to be closed, and it merged with Santa Teresita which is about an hour from here in bus. Recently they started to have meetings here in San Clemente again in the house of one of the sisters. This Sunday we had 9 members, 2 investigators, and then us missionaries. We blessed the sacrament, gave the talks, and taught a small sunday school. There is such a small group that we finished with church in an hour and a half! (Alright to some of you that might sound nice, but it is weird trust me! haha) We are trying to get some more priesthood holders, and to get our attendance up, there aren´t too many members here so honestly we have tons of work to do. The thing is, it is slow and hard work lots of working with members trying to motivate them, lots of contacts in the streets, and a whole lot of prayer and fasting! San Clemente is going to be a challenge but I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me here! 

I hope all is well at home, I imagine you are all enjoying cooler weather, while here it gets hotter, and more humid every day! Love you all! :) 

Elder Hall 

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