Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 23rd | Teaching and Trust

We went with the T. family to visit an investigator who lives on a mountainside neighborhood and got lost in the rain
for about an hour and a half. But in the end we got there!

Hi all; love you like crazy!

Grandma was listening to Rod Stewart? Awesome! There is a rock bar across the street from our house so for the past few weeks I’ve been falling asleep to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, REM and Alice Cooper. It’s a cover band over there, so all is sung with Brazilian accents.

I met a guy at church yesterday who was Elder Cook's Zone Leader in Argentina recently -- said Elder Cook is my cousin! He said, “Elder Cook?” And immediately flexed as if to suggest that that is the identifying trait for him haha. Said he’s the most lovable elder there is!

This was a good week for us. We found some new people to teach, and we’re working hard to concentrate our efforts in specific areas of the ward, so that’s helping. The city is pretty big, so we’re having to organize well. We’re working with the ward members too to find people to teach which is going well. There are two recently returned missionaries who got back in the last month, and next month one more missionary is returning. There are also a few who are going on missions soon, so were using their help too. Going pretty well all of this! We’re teaching people who don’t have traditional Christian beliefs which is interesting—reincarnation and other beliefs. Pretty interesting discussions, and they’re interested in coming to church to learn more about the gospel.

One of the RMs (returned missionary), Lucan Galhardi, taught in the Elder's quorum yesterday. He taught using President Uchtdorf’s talk from last conference—learning from Alma and Amulek about repentance and forgiveness and faith, and working together—which was really cool. He talked about the need to have trust in others and to be trusted by others. While on his mission he was thinking about trust, and started thinking about if God trusted him. So, he decided to ask. He said, “That night I decided to ask Heavenly Father what He thought about me. And that night I had never felt so loved.” I thought that was really powerful. Of course He would respond like that. Heavenly Father loves all of us. We are His children. My testimony is that the worth of every soul is great in the sight of God!

And that was the week. Please keep praying for us here, and I will keep praying for y’all too.
Love you!

Elder Hughes

Also - fun fact - There’s a Sister in the Zone who is from Panama, and she waited a transfer there for her visa... her district leader who called her every night to follow up was... can you believe it? Elder Taylor Green!

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