Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Lord´s Work In Misiones, Rivera

One of the greatest blessings in my life is being a missionary. This week, we taught Carbrera (an investigator) and Servando (his less active brother in law). We taught them both the Plan of Salvation and it went very well. We spoke. The Spirit taught and testified. It was a great lesson. 
Later we were able to teach Gabriela the reality of the Trinity. She had no idea. We explained that God the father, Christ the son, and the Holy Ghost and one in nearly every sense of purpose. Except that they are not 3 people in one substance. We explained with the simple doctrine of the Bible (Christ´s teachings) that they are separate personages, yet one in purpose. We also explained the true nature of God and that He has a glorified body, as we will one day have. 
The common belief of today that God is unknowable is false. How can we love, worship and honor a supreme being that to us is "an incomprehensible, unknowable substance beyond space and time?" We can not. 
Jesus Christ, the literal Son of God, came to this earth to show us what the Father is like. The incarnation, Atonement, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ testifies to us that HE, as his Father have glorified bodies.
I testify of the truth of this marvelous work and wonder.
Elder Teloma


I tried to take its cookie and it barked

The thunder storm slowly followed

Oh ye Elders of Rosario, Colonia

Monday, February 16, 2015


Dear family and friends,
We had a great week over here in Misiones, Rivera!!!
Man, we had a miracle on Tuesday. We were walking down the street and some drunk guy named "Servando." Anyway, he told us he was baptized a long time ago and wanted us to visit. So we stopped by his house and met him and his brother in law (Cabrera). We got talking and we taught them both a very powerful lesson on the Restoration of the gospel. Cabrera is not a member, yet he completely understood, so I asked him if he would follow the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized, and he said yes! He asked me if I could help him with saying the prayer, so I did. It was a beautiful, spiritual lesson!
On Wednesday, we visited Gabriela and we were just talking when all of a sudden, the topic of family history came up and she mentioned that she would love to learn more about her family history! So we taught the beginning of chapter 3 of 1 Nephi. It was an incredible opportunity to share testimony of the truths of family history!
Thursday, we had our second lesson with Cabrera and taught him the Book of Mormon! It was a great lesson. He loved it! We also had the opportunity to work with the first counselor in the stake, President DeSenne! That was a great opportunity! On Friday, we had a great lesson with Jesus, who wants to be baptized. He has a brother named John who lives in Montevideo, who is a strong member and I thought it would super cool to have John baptize Jesus....haha. Get it? But seriously, that would be awesome. Ill update yall on that. 
We had a great week over here in Misiones and alot of miracles coming up!! I love this church. I love this gospel. I love the Savior Jesus Christ!
Elder Teloma

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Horse

Hello family and friends!
This last Wednesday, we were able to teach a new family the message of the Restoration! It is the Ramos family and they are amazing! They all have a special desire to learn more of the restored truths!
Then we had a great experience Thursday morning. We were just wallking around when I had the feeling to knock on a random door. I went up to it, knocked, and a lady came out (about late 20s) Her name is Estefani, and she told us that she is Christian and has her own belief in God. I said "That´s alright, the message we share is about families and how they can be eternal." I saw that she had two little children in the house. Her expression changed, and she said "I want to listen to this message then." And she let us in!! We taught her the message of the Plan of Salvation and she loved it. Seriously. I was reminded of my own mother, receive the missionary lessons at that age with two little children, ages 3 and 1. We shared a very special, spiritual moment together and we will be stopping by again tomorrow morning!
On Friday we stopped by the Ramirez family, which is a great family. Unfortunately, the mother is suffering from skin cancer. We only stopped by for a minute to see how they were doing and comfort them. We hope and pray that her condition improves.

Saturday, we visited a ton of people and almost got killed by a horse. So we decided to taking a shortcut that involved crossing a little creek of water. However there was a massive horse in the middle of the path, so I threw a rock at it and it got out of the way. (Don´t worry, that is actually normal) So once it was out of the way we crossed the creek and made our way uphill when I realized that the horse was tied up to a fence, It´s rope was right in front of me, so I took it and tugged it. I´m not sure why. I guess I still haven´t learned. Anyway, the horse turned around, and CHARGED us. But this thing sprinted....FAST. I turned around and BOOKED it for my LIFE. I knew that the horse was limited, but didn´t know how long its rope was. After a good 10 second chase....I made it. And by some miracle, my companion made it as well. I turned around and saw that the horse´s mouth was at the tip of my companion´s back. He made it by a SLIVER. And oh man, was this horse angry. We got out of there as fast as we could, grateful that we made it out alive. I will never mess with a horse again. Eh... who am I trying to kid.

After that, we had many great lessons! We taught Jorge and Sandra the Plan of Salvation and they were very interested in all of it! Especially the Kingdoms of Heaven! We stopped by Gabriela, but she just seemed very stressed out, with her children. I explained to her that when I was born, my mom immediately loved me. And as I was reflecting I realized that I never did anything to deserve her love. The same with God. And I explained to her that as we sacrifice for others, we love them. We learn to love them even more! She definitely appreciated this little lesson. I testify that as I have sacrificed for the people here in Uruguay, I have learned to love them, with all my heart!

Elder Teloma