Soy Elder Rusick y mi compañero de… anywhere but Argentina

So this week what happened was that Argentina beat the US in the Copa America. Chile also beat Colombia. So Chile played Argentina Sunday in the final. All week people were talking trash to my comp about the year before. He handled it pretty well and always said “we`ll see whoever is better Sunday”. And then.. Chile won. And everybody,,, EVERYBODY had to say something to my comp. It was pretty sad to see adult members talk so bad to a missionary just because of a soccer game and he was from the other side. But life goes on and we keep working.

We saw some pretty awesome things happen this week. We had a stake conference. And normally the stake center is here in San Felipe in one of the other wards here. But its closed for maintenance. So the next biggest chapel is in Los Andes (still part of the stake but in a different city). Like a good 45 minutes away. But we still were able to bring 3 people. Luciano and his son Abiel (Jimena couldn’t make it because her sister was staying with them that weekend) and Diana (a family from the ward brought her). SO it was pretty awesome to have a couple of people go to church this last week and hear a general authority talk even though it was a good drive away. 

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But other than that it was a pretty normal week. a little slow because my comp has to learn the sector and all that and because we had to travel a bit for the conference Saturday night and Sunday morning. But we still got work done. We are in the act of finding new people to teach which is alwas fun. 

Spiritual Thought:

The Elder Krasnoselsky was the General Authority that spoke at the stake conference this week. He spoke a lot on the importance of the missionary work of members. (or better put the work of salvation in its five parts: the missionary work of the members, retaining of converts, reactivation of less actives, family history and temple work, and the teaching of the doctrine of Christ). But one thing that I loved that he talked about was that we cannot have fear to open our mouths and share the gospel with people. There are a ton of scriptures that talk about that the words will be put in your mouth … if you open it. 

But he talked abouyt everything starts with a good invitation. 

So I INVITE all of you to invite someone else to participate in something with the church (I feel like a missionary that just left the MTC but oh well..) 

Ya? ¿Lo haràn?

With love 

Elder Rusick

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