Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Assignment! - Missionaries Follow Street Sign Called 'Holy Ghost' - Finding Things To Smile About - Please Keep Praying For Rafael's Family! Your Prayers Are Being Answered! - A Family Reactivated & Children Baptized! - Saying Goodbye To Obera, Argentina And To Elder Venegas - New Assignment - Pray Always! Testimony Of Prayer

Well as missionaries, we are always trying to follow the Holy Ghost, and for at least this day, we were able to do so ;)  Espiritu Santo means Holy Ghost for those of you who don't know.

Haha thought I would start the blog with something funny. Me and my companion are always looking for a way to make the day a little brighter. Sometimes in the mission things can seem difficult, but if you find something to smile about, it is just that much easier to keep going. My companion and I have been talking a lot about the family of Rafael and how they are so important in our work. I asked you all to offer a special prayer for his family, and we can really see that the Lord is touching the heart of his mother because of your prayers. His mom (for the first time) accepted us and has grasped the fact that our church "makes more sense than the others" and that she fully supports the baptisms of her children. She even is willing to "consider" baptism herself. I don't know if I told all of you but, the family consists of 9 children and the 2 parents. This family would really help the ward grow here!!! Please keep praying for them!

While Rafael and his family still are in the process towards baptism, the Family Wolf has been reactivated in the church, and faithfully today are attending the outside of the temple of Buenos Aires. The children were baptized, as well as investigator of the Hermanas named "Gustavo"
​I am very excited for all three of them, and was happy to be a part of that experience for them.
I now have to say goodbye to this area. Just as things seemed to really get started, I have been called to serve in Tacuari Argentina for this transfer that is coming. My assignment is one different from what I am used to right now, and will need some adjusting surely. As I am a little nervous for this new assignment, I hope that each of you could pray for me so that I could be comforted, if you get the time. Saying goodbye to Obera also means saying goodbye to my companion Elder Venegas. This goodbye honestly will be a hard one. He has been such a good friend to me, and I will miss him.
​The Elder on top is from Ecuador and is named Elder Lopez and was visiting Obera, because his companion (my second trainer Elder Silva) just finished his mission.

I love you all and hope you know the reality of the power of prayer. Pray always.
Elder Graves
Argentina Posadas Mission

Write to Elder Graves in 1 of 4 ways:

1. E-mail tgraves@myldsmail.net
2. Send mail through www.DearElder.com
They will print and mail it for you at no cost (without a stamp).  This is a free service.

www.DearElder.com Instructions:
Select the "Argentina Posadas Mission"

3. Send letters through the Church Pouch Mail Only postcards or one-page correspondences (no envelopes).

Fold the letter in thirds, secure the long side with tape about one inch in from each end. Do not seal the ends. Stamp and address the blank side as you would an envelope. Use the following mailing address:
Elder Taylor Graves
Argentina Posadas Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT

4. Physical Mailing Address.
Due to exorbitant costs incurred in the country of Argentina by the church, He can not receive packages :-( - not even a bubble envelope. Please refrain from sending anything other than an envelope/letter - anything else will likely be returned to sender.

Elder Taylor Graves
Córdoba 1243
Posadas, Misiones 3300
Casilla 12

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