Elder Orr

Elder Orr

Monday, May 21, 2018

5-21-2018




5-21-2018

Dear family and friends,
          This week we found a lot of new people to teach luckily! We found this one less active mom who has three kids that are in the age of baptism but never got baptized. We just need to get them to church and then they should easily be able to get baptized! Yesterday I was able to call one of my first baptisms Daniel in my first area and talk to him a little bit. He told me he got a calling as first councelor in the primary and how he is sharing the gospel with people in his work! It just made me so happy to be able to talk to him and to hear how the gospel was blessing his life! There is nothing more enjoyable than to be able to see the gospel as a blessing on those you teach from your mission! This last thursday we cleaned the pench really well and then we made empanadas which are like these little mini burritos but all wrapped up completely. Elder Hollinger is really good at cooking! We ran into this one crazy evangelist yesterday that wanted to talk about dragons and dinosaurs and it somehow had something to do with baptisms for the dead but yeah I´m not sure what that was about but it was interesting. Today we are going to go to a different area and work with some other elders! We will go over to an area called loma grande and work with Elder Stott and his companion Elder Taylor! So that is pretty exciting we will see how it will turn out when we return to our area wednesday morning. Anyways this is pretty much everthing that went on this last week! I´m exctited to write again next week and hope you all have a great week ahead! 
Love Elder Orr

Monday, May 7, 2018

5-7-2018

Dear family and friends,

          Another week has flown by and I still feel like it´s April, we finally confirmed Graciela in church yesterday after baptizing her a week ago. It is a huge blessing to be part of the sacred ordinances of salvation! What a priviledge it is to have the Priesthood in our lives to bless those around us and our families. Thursday we had a zone conference and we talked about the importance of studying for our investigators and thinking about how we can help them in their needs when we study the scriptures and preach my gospel. Ever since I´ve tried to think more about the investigators we teach and the people we talk to when I study I have found more thoughts come to my mind about how to help them. It´s amazing the revelation that we can each receive from our Heavenly Father, we can receive revelation about anything we need help with and anything that will help us to fulfill our callings and for our personal lives as well. So other than the zone conference we had there really was not too much that went on this week. We confirmed Graciela in church that was probably the highlight of the week for us honestly. Anyways since it was fast and testimony meeting I want to share my testimony in spanish.

Sé que la revelación es una herramienta muy importante en el servicio del Señor. Al estudiar las escrituras y buscar esta revelación que nuestro Padre Celestial tiene para nosotros, aprendemos cómo ayudar a otros y socorrer sus necesidades. Empecé a estudiar con nuestros investigadores en mente y había tenido muchas impresiones e ideas que venían a mi mente. Sé que nuestro Padre Celestial siempre está dispuesto a darnos revelación. Sin embargo necesitamos buscarla y tratar de procurar la revelación. La revelación no viene cuando no hacemos nada tenemos que esforzarnos por recibirla. Este es mi testimonio acerca de la revelación. Sé que esta iglesia es la iglesia verdadera, tenemos la única autoridad en el mundo para hacer un bautismo y efectuar las sagradas ordenanzas del templo. Sé que nuestro Padre Celestial nos ama y que Jesucristo es nuestro Salvador y Redentor. Ojalá que todos puedan disfrutar del conocimiento de que somos hijos e hijas de un Dios amoroso y todo poderoso. Estas cosas son verdaderas y las comparto en el sagrado nombre de Jesucristo. Amén.

Translation of Testimony:


I know that revelation is a very important tool in the Lord's service. As we study the scriptures and seek this revelation that our Heavenly Father has for us, we learn how to help others and help their needs. I started studying with our investigators in mind and had many impressions and ideas that came to my mind. I know that our Heavenly Father is always willing to give us revelation. However, we need to seek it and try to seek revelation. Revelation does not come when we do nothing, we have to strive to receive it. This is my testimony about the revelation. I know that this church is the true church, we have the only authority in the world to do a baptism and perform the sacred ordinances of the temple. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Hopefully everyone can enjoy the knowledge that we are sons and daughters of a loving and all-powerful God. These things are true and I share them in the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Love all of you and can´t wait to talk next week!
Love Elder Orr   
5-7-2018





Monday, April 30, 2018




4-30-2018

Dear family and friends,
          We had our baptisms this week and it was really awesome! We had them this last friday and it was a great experience! I had the blessing and opportunity of baptizing Lucas and Graciela! It was a awesome experience and I´m very grateful that we have the priesthood today to be able to bless other people´s lives and our families. We had a crazy storm on saturday night that hit and it turned out it was a mini tornado it ripped up some trees and blew some tin roofs off of some houses. It was pretty crazy one lady had a tin roof that flew off and landed in her neighbors front door! It was pretty crazy! We asked her if she needed help but she said she already had someone coming to remove it. We had an argentine barbeque in our apartment as well which was really good! Sunday we just had the sacrament and then everyone went out to see if anyone needed help after what happened with the storm. Everyone was fine though nobody got hurt at all thank goodness. It didn´t even affect us in our apartment either it just woke us up the night of. Anyways that was the basis of everything that happened this week sorry I don´t have too much time to tell all of what happened but this is the summary. Anyways I´m grateful to be a missionary and have the opportunity to invite others to come unto Christ through baptism! There is nothing more satisfying than being a missionary! I better get going but love all of you and hope you have a great week ahead and that there is no tornados!😂
Love Elder Orr

Monday, April 23, 2018

4-23-2018

Dear family and friends,
          This week has been a awesome week! We have some new investigators and two investigators that we have been teaching Graciela and Lucas are both getting baptized this Saturday! Graciela is a friend of a member and her son Lucas we met when we went to visit Graciela! Lucas has down sindrome and we weren´t planning on baptizing him but President Resek told us to go ahead and baptize him so we are going to go ahead and do it. It is honestly so much fun to prepare people to get baptized! One of my favorite things to do is fill out the baptismal forms hahaha! Anyways we found out what is happening for transfers. Me and Elder Hollinger are staying together in Villa Posse for one more transfer. I will probably be here for at least three transfers most likely. This last friday we had interviews with President Resek, I´ve always enjoyed interviews with President Resek he has so much trust and confidence in us as missionaries and he really does such a good job! He is probably the best mission president I could ask for! Saturday Elder Hollinger was asked by a girl in the ward that was getting baptized to baptize her so he did it for the family. It was a ward baptism and we helped fill up the font and everthing now hopefully we have a lot of members show up to our baptisms this next SaturdayThursday we went to help some members move some sand from their front porch to the back of their yard to build a little garage or storage place. So it was a pretty good week and we are going to be trying and teaching Graciela´s nieces and nephews that live behind her so it should be a really awesome week ahead! It is amazing how much the Lord is willing to reveal to us if we just ask in faith. We just need to be ready to receive it and be living in harmony with the gospel to receive it. It has definetly been a week of miracles and we are now working a lot better with the members of the ward. I am excited to see what more success is going to come in the next 6 weeks! Anyways love all of you! Remember that the Lord is always willing to forgive and ready to help us with all of the difficulties and trials that we face in our lives! Love you all and can´t wait to talk again next week!
Love Elder Orr