Sunday, March 29, 2015

Update from March 16th:
Well this has been a pretty look week. We have had a lot of doors closed in our faces and people to busy to talk to us. Summertime is finally over so school has started up and so we have not had much success. After many hours of walking and our feet being so sore. Heavenly father brings is many tender mercies. We decided to do some contacting in this new area for some old investigators that were progressing. We came upon Veronica. She had talked a couple times with old Hermanas’ but has stopped when they left. So we decided to take a chance to talk with her. She seem still really interested so hopefully we will be able to talk with her again soon. Lately our investigators have been young girls who are like all golden and ready to be baptized but cannot because their parents will not let them. it is such a bummer because you can see the strong desires to know more. So right now, we are trying to find more families to teach. All we can do right now is keep enduring to the end. As my favorite president Gordon B. Hinckley dad said " FORGET YOURSELF AND GO TO WORK" A lot of the times in missions you have really bad weeks and feel so useless but we often forget we are on the Lord´s time. It is not about you. It is about going out and doing your best even when it is really hard. It is all the Lord ask and he will do the rest. 
IN other words, Saturday and Sunday we had our district conference for our areas. Since Eldorado church building id the main building (like stake center) we had all the Hermanas’ from the cities Puerto Rico and IguazĂș. (yes that is where the waterfalls are) They all spent the night in our tiny little pension. it was not a good nights sleep, but i got to know my zone a little bit better. It was still hard because most of them are Latinos and i can barely speak the language. The conference was really good and there was a huge turn out. I was able to understand a little of everything being said. President LaPierre gave a wonderful talk as always. We were happy missionaries!
Hermana Dempsey

Update from March 23rd:

Well it has been a pretty interesting week. So my companion is a Sister training leader and has to do divisions with all the Hermana´s in my zone. On Tuesday, I was sent to Iguazu where the beautiful waterfalls are to do divisions with Hermana Quispe. I was pretty nervous because she doesn´t speak any English and my Spanish is still in progress. It went so great! Hermana Quispe is so kind and she is from Cusco, Peru. I was able to get to know her. She is the only member out of her family. I am sure it is not easy, but I definitely admire her for being so strong and such a good example. We did not have much time in our day so we went to visit some less actives and a recent convert named Manuel. It was so great to see such a strong desire to want to learn more coming from him. I read a little scripture to him and before I could finish it. He was already reciting it to me and then explaining it.. I was truly amazing. I love this gospel so much and how much it can just change one person in a short amount of time. I know I have grown so much just being on my mission for 2 months. I can feel my testimony growing stronger and stronger each day. Also I got to visit the tres frontiers while in Iguazu. Its where Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil are all separated by just a river. It was so cool to stand on the Argentina side and see just across to Brazil and Paraguay. I even could see in the distance the big city Cuidad de Este in Paraguay. I was so happy to experience that.
ON to the second best thing that happened this week. We found an (almost) golden investigator. He is so great and just wants to know the truth. He has been searching for quite a while and he thinks he has found it. We had our very first lesson with him last night. We talked a little bit about The Restoration. He really liked it  and wants to know more. So we set another date with him next week. I may not always know what is happening in my lessons because of the language barrier, but I know the Holy Ghost is always there. I can feel it and I know he could too. I just love how God puts these kinds of people in our paths. I know this church is true with all my heart. I know this gospel can bring so much happiness. You just cannot deny it. I love you all!!  Hermana Dempsey

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Well, I can say I am officially in Argentina. It took about two days to get to Posadas by three flights. I was definitely hit by culture shock. I can't understand anything they are saying and also they have siesta (nap) during the middle of the day, but I am loving it here. I stayed at the mission home with the LaPierre´s (mission president) for three days. We spent a lot of time getting too know each other. I just admire them so much and are amazing people. Then I got to meet my new companion. She is from Michigan and has only two months left. I will be her first child and last companion. It will be a sad day when she leaves cause I have grown to adore her so much. She is super sweet and really caring. After we met, I was taken on a bus four hours away to my new home called Eldorado. It is a pretty big city but not as big as Posadas. It is very hilly and super hot. On the plus side, a lot of ice cream places all around. We live right in center place on the third floor of a one bedroom apartment. We have a pretty view over looking a lot of Eldorado. My first few days have been kind of a blur. I have visited a lot of less actives and investigators. It is hard sometimes because I do not know what they are saying but I can pick out a couple words. Over time, I know it will get a lot better. I had my very first lunch on Friday. The food was so good but so much of it. I felt bad to say no so I just ate everything they gave me. I pretty much stay full till the next time we eat lunch. One thing, I like about Argentina culture is the people. They are all so sweet and so nice. When you go to someone´s house you clap outside their gate instead of knocking. All the women kiss each other on both the cheeks. I have never been kissed so much on my cheek in my entire life until I came on a mission haha. As missionaries, we can only shake the men's hands but they do it too. That is just their culture. Everyone drinks mata here. I see it in everyones hands that I pass by. There are also many babies with really good hair haha.  I attend a little branch with wonderful members that are so nice to me. I do not understand them half the time but with the Lords help I will become Fluent soon, but for right now I am going to go out and do the Lord's work. I love and miss everyone so much!