Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend with Elder and Sister Arnold

This weekend Elder and Sister Arnold and also Elder Avila came to Mendoza to reorganize the Mendoza Stake. There were many meetings involved, but the most touching was the Sunday night Fireside with the youth. As we drove up to the Guaymallen Chapel we couldn't believe our eyes. Seven large buses were lined up in a row by the front of the building. The count that night was 877 youth from all over the Mendoza Mission area had attended. At the end of the meeting Elder Arnold announced a wonderful youth gathering in January of 2012. Then he had all the potential missionaries stand up in the audience, and forms were filled out with information about wards and stakes and willingness. There were 220 forms of potential missionaries collected. There is a positive energy starting in Mendoza. I can just feel it in my bones that this area is going to start growing. We know that some day there will be a temple in Mendoza and we will be sure and come and see the prediction come true. They need a temple to bless the lives of the people and the past and future generations to come. The gospels light must continue to shine forth.
This will be the last picture that we will take with these sweet young ladies from San Juan. I have documented pictures of them every stake conference for the last three years. They are the Rojas sisters. We wish them the very best, as well as all the other youth in Mendoza Mission. After the fireside we were able to say goodbye to many of our friends. It was a wonderful evening to see them all again. We will miss them all.

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