Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week 84: "Happy Birthday"

This week was a great week! My companion and I went with President Smith to do interviews in the zones of Cerro, Oeste, Flores, and Colonia! It was so awesome!!! On Tuesday President had the whole zone of Cerro (34 missionaries) stand up and sing happy birthday to me! It was such a blast! I felt so blessed, and then yesterday Hermana Smith made a roast dinner! But the interviews were really fun!!! Our area is doing incredible as well! Brandon will be getting baptized today. His family is absolutely incredible! His dad came with him to soccer yesterday and is coming to his baptism today! Also, we have been working with José and Lujan! A couple that we found the other day! They are so awesome, came to church this week and are set on their baptism the 10th of May!!! I cannot wait!!!!!! In these next few weeks it´s going to be really fun, for the next zone leader´s meeting we are going to have a soccer tournament! My companion is going to be the coach of one team and I am going to be coach of the other! We´re going to make jerseys and everything! I cannot wait!!! I know that the restoration is the Plan of Salvation and the authority that allows us achieve that plan! Have a great week! 

Elder Arbon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 83: "My companion and I are companions but at the same time we aren´t!"

The work here is doing awesome! Two weeks ago while I was in the city of Fray Bentos I went with the zone leaders from there and we knocked on a door that they had contacted a few days earlier. As we were knocking he came out with the Book of Mormon in his hand. It was so incredible. We sat down and taught him about the restoration and about the Book of Mormon and he accepted baptismal date as well. We were actually able to work in our areas a lot this week! My companion and I are companions but at the same time we aren´t! When we have capacitaciones and when we travel we are companions but when we are in our areas we have different companions so when we are gone they can keep visiting our investigators. But this week we really have been focused on the family Sosa. It is a less active mom that is ready to come back to church and the Dad and the kids are all investigating. One of the kid´s name is Brandon, he is preparing to be baptized the 26th of April. Please put him in your prayers! But I would like to bear my testimony that I know that this is the true church of our Savior Jesus Christ. That José Smith was a prophet of God that was called to restore his church. I know that the Book of Mormon is the evidence of the restoration and it to be the perfect word of God! I hope you have a great week!
Elder Arbon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Week 82: "importance of feedback in order to get above the line in order to achieve accountability!"

These last few weeks have been incredible! The last week my companion and I went on a week long trip for interviews. This is where President interviews all the missionaries and my companion and I talked about the importance of feedback in order to get above the line in order to achieve accountability! We went to Mercedes, Paysandú, Salto, Artigas, and Tacuarembo and then general conference this weekend! It was absolutley incredible! We saw so many miracles happen! This week we were able to work a lot of work in our areas! We found some incredible people that are progressing and truly changing because of the restored gospel! This week the daughters of President Smith came in to visit him so we got to receive them at the airport and then on Thursday my companion and I had to watch over President´s son, Jerry. Such a stud! This weekend we went to do interviews in Rivera and then had stake conference in Rivera and then visited Artigas! 
Elder Arbon