Before we looked for Elias we woke up another investigator that is named Belén. She´s 18, and is the best friend of Florencia, the girl that was baptized 2 or 3 weeks ago! Florencia was sick so she couldn´t go with her, but Belén was brave and got ready to go on her own. While we were waiting outside her house for her to get ready a neighborhood dog must have thought I looked like a fire hydrant because the next thing I knew my companion was cracking up and pointing at the dog doing its buisness on my leg. Satan attacks in many ways folks! We got her to church though, and President Sanchez´ daughters did a great job of fellowshipping her. The youth are thriving here in the 3rd Branch! They are all getting to be better friends and they are inviting friends. There were 16 youth at church this week and 5 of them were investigators. The whole branch got excited. It was a miracle!
Speaking of miracles, Elder Larsen and I have been reading a few chapters from the History of the Church and we were astounded by the faithfullness of the early Saints. We realized that all of them were converts and that the only way that they could run the church was through revelation. We thought about the 3rd Branch and we realized that of the 80 wonderful active members in the branch, all but one of them are converts to the Gospel. The wife of the Branch president is the only member that was born in the covenant in the congregation. We thought for a moment and any feeling of judgement or complaint that we had towards the way the members fulfill their callings melted away. We were filled with a profound respect and love for our stalwart, faithfull members. When I think about their children and their grandchildren, I know they´ll tell stories about the early Saints of Venado Tuerto. What a miracle! The church is true. I´m sorry that the funniest story I had was the lame one of the dog peeing on my leg but that´s all I got friends. I love you guys. Have a great week!