Monday, April 17, 2017

Felices Pascuas

First and foremost, a big congratulations to my dear sister Brittney, and my future brother-in-law Keith.  They got engaged this last week!  It is one thing to learn and teach about the plan of salvation, and it is another thing to live it. I am happy for you guys!  I have learned for myself here in the mission that the plan of salvation is real, that families truly can be together forever.  I know that it is only possible through our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ.  He put down his life in rescue for many, so that we might live again.  I am grateful for Him.  Congratulations Brittney and Keith and Happy Easter everyone!!!
We had an awesome trip this week to Concordia, a city about 5 hours from Santa Fe.  We visited many missionaries there and worked with them.  President Pèrez has been focusing a lot on the consecration and moral purity.  We need to be REAL missionaries and not just have the appearance of a missionary.  We have been sharing with everyone Helaman 3: 35 ``Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.``  I can testify that true happiness and relief in life only comes by handing your heart over to God.  That is when we can be comforted and we can become the people that Christ wants us to be.  It was a great trip to Concordia, it was filled with the Spirit.
We have had a few great miracles this week.  The Lord blessed us with a few new investigators and we will see how they progress this week.  We have also been working with the Familia Cortez.  One of the girls from the family made it to church this week!! It was awesome!!  They are slowly reading and praying.  I love seeing the changes in people.  We cannot understand how God does it but He truly does change the hearts of men.  We have been encouraging the Familia Cortez to be a bit more committed to follow the Savior.  We shared Jacob 3: 2 with them. ``O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever.``  We can participate freely of God`s love, but it is our own choice to do it or not.  We have to make the choice and be committed to it.  We have to be frim in Christ.  
Well... Can I just say that I love the mission?  I feel so blessed.  I love my family,  I love Argentina.  I love the Gospel.  I love the Savior.  Life is good.

See you all soon!
Elder Maynard

Misiòn Argentina Santa Fe



 Divisions in Concordia

Ñoquis y pascua with an awesome family! 

Classis argentina lottey 
 ELDER CHAUQUE (Hey Pearson!! Look at this guy!!! JAJAJA)

 Those are pictures of Uruguay.  I can see Uruguay!!!!


 Saying bye to all of my friends in Concordia!

 I sewed that mattress.
They called my feet ``Caballos`` I think I walked around with them for about 20 minutes jajaja

 Reeses and Kool Aid
Pick up truck

 This is the picture that brings tears to my eyes when I listen to ``Praise to the Man``

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