Monday, February 29, 2016

tengo gozo en mi alma!

 GOING TO MISS THESE LETTERS!!!!  This is her last one!!!  We will see her in 7 days;)
we went to a dinosaur museum last mondaY!!!!!!

knock and ye shall recieve lol

Hi family! I love you all. I am so happy

Just want you all to know that I know God lives!! This is His work. I am His servant and missionary. And I have had the most incredible experience laboring in His vineyard in these past 18 months! Argentina is a Holy land. I am so blessed! We had such a goood week! We bussed it over to Neuquen on Wednesday to watch a broadcast from Buenos Aires. Elder Bednar spoke to all the misisonaries in argie, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He is so awesome and filled me with peace and joyyy!! The spirit definitely taught me a bunch of things as I listened to him speak. One thing that hit me is that our investigators are AGENTS, not objects. Sometimes I forget that they have agency and I want them to progress and understand everything at once. But if that happened, they would never learn the principle of faith, nor would they go through the process of conversion and their change would not last. I am learning the importance of praying with real intention (for myself and investigators). Real intention means that we are not only desirous to receive and answer from God, but that we are willing to act according to what we receive. Jospeh Smith didn't go to the sacred grove to pray to know which church was true, he went to pray to know which curch was true so he COULD JOIN IT.!!! Faith requires action! I have been humbled this week as I have received answers to my prayers and pleadings. I love the Lord!

We are workin to hard with Jose!! He has so much potential and will some day be a leader in the church here in Rincon. He just lacks faith and hasn't recognized that God is speaking to him! The Lord works little by little and the gospel is simple. I think we are the ones who complicate things and fail to recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives. We have a plan to share D & C 6 with him tonight...when Christ speaks to Oliver Cowdrey and tells him to think back to that night when he felt peace in his heart! There is no greater witness than the peace we feel. We just gotta be humble. Sorry I don't really know where this email is going. Theres a bunch of things on my mind haha. Pero mas que nada I am just so happy and feel so at peace! GUYS I cant believe the most incredible chapter of my life is coming to an end! So bittersweet. My heart is full of gratitude towards my Father in Heaven for all of the things He has allowed to learn, for allowing me to be part of the conversion of His children, for His trust in me, for allowing me to see miracles day after day and for teaching me the importance of service. I love being a missionary. I truly do and I have been blessed in ways I never thought were possible. Thank you mom and dad for giving me this chance to serve my brothers and sisters. There is nothing greater than being in the service of God as a full time missionary. En serio. I could go on and on. But I´ll save that for when I see yall in person! The church is true! I love you all! Thanks for bein faithful and writing me and not leavin me sola. NOS VEMOS MUY PRONTITO! LES AMO!!!

Hermanita Farrow

Monday, February 22, 2016

Blazing the Trail

Down to one more letter.  This was to me one of the best letters we've ever received from her. 

HELLLO dear family. we had such a great week! Seriously we are seeing miracles. its SO COOOL and exciting. The Lord loves us :) okay so my Heavenly Father is helping me out a lot by allowing me to see my weaknesses and giving me trials. I am such an imperfect person. The Lord is molding me into someone more like His perfect son Jesus Christ. I am learning so much as I recognize my sins and mistakes that I make each day, as little or as big as they may be. I absolutely love serving Gods children. it makes so so happy.

Our investigator Jose now has come to church 6 times. He is so special. He says he will be baptized when he receives an answer if the church is true. The thing is....he has ALREADY received that answer. The whole last week we talked to him about revelation and the way the spirit works and how the Lord answers our prayers. His heart is changing! We fasted for him yesterday. He alos attempted to fast. He has a baptismal date for next saturday the 27. I am determined that the Lord will put an answer or a feeling or something into his heart this week! I know He will.

We also met some sweeeeet people this week! Basically, they contacted us. This man named Hector was walking towards us on the street and passed us...then came back and asked if we were missionaries from the iglasia de jesucristo de los santos de los ULTIMOS TIEMPOS haha lol but we were like yesssss we sure are!! he is super interested in the mormon religion and we totally gave him a BOM. This whole week he has texted us and told us he's reading it along with the Bible, and this morn he texted us and said he wants us to come over and help with his doubts! wooohoo. We have a new investigator named Nury from the dominican rep and she's so cool and used to go to church back in her country. she came with us to church yesterday! We taught the young women's class yesterday about treating our body like a temple. Made me miss my sweet lil hermanitas at home and also my lil beehives that i used to teach way back when. I am doing great and im very happy. just boppin along here in rincon de los sauces! I love you and wish you a marvelous week. remember who loves ya! (me hehe) and jesus

Hermana Farrow

just some pics from yesterday. we had lunch with our investigator Jose and his fam after church!

this is just me manning the asado. look at all thats yummmmy meat :D

Monday, February 15, 2016

otra semana ya paso

me and some of my hermana friends!!! remember hermana the middle..she was my comp back in Neuquen when we skyped on mothers day

hike on our pday to el Cristo

view of rincon de los sauces

just me posing on a hot summer day lol
Two more pdays folks.....and we will be with our daughter.  A day does not go by that I am just day dreaming of just staring at her and hugging her and talking to her!!!!!   Love this sweet missionary of mine. We move on the 1st of March, head to Argentina on the 4th, come home to SD on the 15th....have her homecoming on the 20th.   Crazy timing, right!!!!!!  

Enjoy one of the last letter;)....gunna miss these for sure!

Well hi there. Happy valentines day yesterday mis amores! Hope y'all ate some good crab and kept the farrow tradition going. remember when you guys all ate the crab and I ate like chicken nuggets or something hahaha oh man. BUENO we had a gooood week!! We had zone training this week here in rincon de los sauces. The zone all came and we had a good time! Being a leader in the mission helps me a lot. I cant just bear testimony about something...i have to live it and have to apply the things i am telling others to do. We had such a good conference all together. At the end, the zone leaders asked me to bare my final testimony in front of the zone :( the craziest and most peaceful feeling were going through my mind and heart. I literally never thought these days would come when I would be finishing the mission. Haha so hard to explain but im sure others can relate. Such an honor baring testimony of my Savior and His work to my fellllow missionaries! Coolest experience that i´ll remember forever.

My comp and I are doing well and just working so hard. The Lord blesses me with the ability to focus on my investigators. Our investigator Jose who's 19 is so grrreat but we have kinda hit a brick wall with him! Its been so hard because he hasn't received a confirmation from the spirit yet. he read past 2nd Nephi in one week. He so badly wants to FEEEEEL something for himself. I know that through his patience and verdarera intencion en sus oraciones he will be able to feel something. Yesterday in church he told us that once he receives his answer, he will be baptized :)

Love you my dear fam.

went on a lil run/hike to the CRISTO this morn! fitness

Monday, February 1, 2016

Love being a Missionary

and me and my cute friends mariapaz and ludmila!! we talked about the importance of prayer yesterday, so they insisted we do a prayer pose
kickin it in argie
HEY family!!! Oh how I love you all! thank you for the emails!

hahaha I am here laughing because I think everyone of you in these past few weeks have told me you've had a dream about me. I feel so special! thanks for thinking/dreaming about me.  Man this week was gooood. Seriously these weeks are flying by and so much good stuff is going dowwwwwnn! We met some fantastic nuevos investigadores esta semana. The cutest lil 11 year old girl who is oh so prepared. She is reading teh BOM every day and wants us to come by eveyrday to teach her. Her parents are not too fond of listening to what we have to share, which makes me soo sad because they are robbing their daughter of so many amazing blessing by  not letting her come to church. But its okay tengamos fe!

Last night we had a lesson with the  lil bro of our invstogators that were baptized. He's 16 and so great but has soo many issues its so sad. He has so many doubts about the bom and jospeh smith. The spirit totes left the much contention. I've leared the only effective thing we can do in these moments is to testify of the truthfulness of our message. People can argue all they want, but when it comes to a testimony, theres not much more to say.

I LOVE BEIN A MISSIONARY its so fun and stressful but so great. I wish You all a great week. sorry this email is so lame

hermana farrow!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

My Last Transfer!!!!

Well hey there my lovely family, hows it going?  Today is transfer monday pero POR SUERTE me and hna dandaluz are staying together here in Rincon!!! Woooohooo!!!   For my last transfer OMG. How scary/exciting!! Last night as I was praying before going to bed, an awesome adrenaline was put into me and I got so excited to serve and give it my all in these last 6 weeks as a missionary! The Lord is blessing me and we have some good things/plans/goals for this transfer. We are going to see miracles! Im excited. OH first offf HAPPPY 2nd BDAY to my lil Emery baby on wednesday!!! Love you so much my sobrinita!! Cant wait to hold my lil Em and Cam!

Okay so this week has been so terribly HOT. The sun is insane and it kills. But we are still alive! We worked tons this week. One day this week, all of our lessons fell through and it was about 3 pm and we were walking around in the street trying to find people. In argentina at 3 pm, you will not find anyone because this is the time when they have their ¨siesta¨ (nap). We were a lil discouraged and hot and tired. We sat down under a tree and talked for a sec and decided, well the only thing we can do right now is pray and have faith that we will be led to an awesome person. So we did just that. After the prayer we both got the impression to contact a street. After a few houses we didnt find anyone. But then we saw this blue house!  We walked over and clapped (cause they dont have doorbells obvi). A lady named Marina walks out!  We began talking with her about God and she got tears in her eyes and invited us in. ¨Quieren pasar?¨ seriously was music to our ears and such a fast response to our prayer!  We taught her the first lesson and  she says shes been thinkin that she needs to be baptized again because her first baptism wasn't the greatest. And then at the end of the lesson....wait it gets even better..we saw a pic of a lady and she told us it was her mom. and we realized her mom is a member of our branch who was baptized a year ago! We had visited her mom a week earlier and were talking to her about sharing the gospel with her children and grandchildren, but she told us that none of them would be interested. But  little did she know that the Lord would guide us to her daughters house the week later!  WOohoo miracles are reals and theres no doubt that this is the Lords work!

Loooove my fam and friends! Wish you all a great week.

me and my comp picked a scripture to memorize and be the theme for this transfer. 2 nephi 31:20. good stuff

Monday, January 18, 2016

Busy Week

I love teaching in Rincon de los Sauces

my pals Manuel and Ana that were baptized last saturday. love em dearly!

HI FAMILY!!!!!!!! We had an awesome week!! Today marks the last week of this transfer. CRAZY how hast that one flew by. But hey I got one more left so its all good. Okay i don't have that much time to write everything but we had such a good week. Our investigators Ana and Manuel had a baptismal date for Saturday, so we were preparing them this whole week! Ana still working on some things and I was doubting that she'd be able to be baptized. But something changed. We realized that the way she would change is only through the spirit. Every lesson that we taught this week we made sure we entered and taught with the spirit. She decided to quit smoking for good and promised she wouldn't do it! The Lord is so good. Her and her son Manuel were baptized on Saturday!!! It seriously was so beautiful. I think I was the happiest person in the world to watch my friends be baptized. SO much feilicidad. Maunel is 19 and such a stud and wants to be a missionary. The spirit changes people!!

Also, hmm what else.. There's a Jehovah's witness that's like 30 and super creepy and always sees us on the street preaching and he shows us vids on his lil ipad thing haha. He came up to me one day and said I have a present for you..and gave me a bag. I opened it after he left and it was a bible guide book and a teddy bear. HAHA. oh my. at least he spends his days serving the Lord.

Rincon de los Sauces is so great. The members here are few but are the best. The branch presidency is so awesome and is happy with the work we are doing. I love this work. I just want everyone to be happy and hear about the gospel! The coolest thing about being a missionary is being able to open to door to the Celestial Kingdom for these people. It is so special to me. I love you my dear fam. Be good and trust in God!

Hermana Brookie

Monday, January 11, 2016

pon tu hombro a la lid

HI fam como estan todos? Espero que todos hayan tenido una linda semana. I know debs and kevlar did. I wanna go to the BEACH. hahaha i seriously miss swimming so much. but whatevs.

THIS WEEK WAS SO GOOD. We are just working our lil tails off, and then we wait, and the Lord provides. We have a  year old investigator named Manuel who is totally prepared! We are teaching him and his mama Ana. They both smoke :( But after we showed the restoration vid to Manuel, he decided he is never gunna smoke again! And he hasn't for 2 days now and that is so exciting! If everything goes right, they will be baptized on Saturday. Pray for them! We are preparing a few other people to be baptized the next Saturday! woohoo! hey ps before i forget..i try to send pics but it doesn't work for some reason. Sorry! just imagine me

We had a leadership council in Neuquen this week! So good to see old comps/missionary friends! Seriously so fun. The Lord has blessed me and my comp and the two elders here in Rincon de los Sauces. We are having so much success and the assistants and president were super pleased with us. We give all our success to the Lord.

I was looking back at my old diary from the MTC and first area this week. All I wanted to do was be a good lil missionary and I wanted the Lord to be pleased with me. I just wanted to help others and be so happy! And most importantly, I wanted to understand the atonement and come to know the Savior. Over these past  months i have learned so so much. I love my Savior and I will never get tired of testifying of His infinite love for us. I got emotional this morning in my personal study when I read

 3 Nephi 16   ¨ And it shall come to pass, that whoso repented and is baptized in my name shall be filled; and if he endureth to the end, behold, him will I hold guiltless before my Father at that day when I shall stand to judge the world.¨

If we are humble enough and have faith and just keep on trying, we will be able to stand before God one day, and the Savior of the world will hold us guiltless. In Spanish it says ¨innocent¨. What a miracle that is. I hope you all have a wonderful week and remember that daily repentance is what makes all the difference. I love seeing changes in others, it helps my faith grow. God lives and loves us so!

Hermana Farrow