February, 24 2013

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How wierd is that? I had no Idea that those Yankies could play soccer haha. A kid in the ward showed me a roster. That was pretty funny. They call us Yankies. Well at least us that are from the states. They call anybody that has white skin Gringos. and there are quite a few gringos that live here. A lot of people that have immagrated from Europe. So ya haha. But Us that are from the US are Yankies haha. Super funny. So that is the random story from the week.

 

Wow what an amazing week. I really like my new companion Elder Villar. He´s awesome. We can really teach with good Unity. Its been a while since i`ve had a companion that we could really just trade off and teach to the needs of the poeple. Its really great. I love being a missionary. Man I just can´t say that enough. We saw some pretty amazing miracles. There is a family that went to church this week. The familia Nanini. Well The mom was baptized in Salta and then moved here to Jesus Maria. But ya she got offended like her first week here like 10 years ago. But with my last companion we were able to really work with her and now she is active. Really awesome. She has three kids and we were able to get them all to chruch. They are pretty great. I always remember going to a different chruch when we went to Grandma´s ward and all that. How awkward it was. And to think how much more awkward it would be if you had never been to chruch before. If you really didn´t have a testimony. That is the crazy part haha. But they seemed to like it. They seemed to like the friendships they could find there. That is always a miracle. But ya they are awesome.

 

O man then we are working with the Family Aguirre again with one of there other friends. This is the family that lost their son like two weeks ago. Well we are working with another of this kids friends. So amazing. He really has a knowledge. With Julieta it was more like help her to have faith. She didn´t really have a strong religious background. But Christian the new friend really has a strong background. Really has a good knowledge of the bible. The life of Christ. Its pretty crazy. It will for sure be diferent but It will be good to. Im pretty excited. I love just teaching.

 

Teaching. O man that is one thing that Elder Rasband said this last Saturday. It was an amazing conference. I loved it so much. But ya Elder Rasband and Elder Ballard both talked. Its super cool to watch how an Apostle Teaches. Elder Rasband went around talking about how we need to do everything with the members. How we can really gain their trust and what we need to do to make us better. He really helped us to understand how we can work better with the members. Elder Ballard didn´t do that quite as much. He really just went through the The restoration, The Plan of Salvation, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how they all work together. He taught all three of the lessons in 15 Min. Its so cool. But just as he was teaching you could just feel the spìrit. and when you can feel the spirit you are recieveing revelation. I remember when I was in the MTC there was a talk that he said don´t write what I say word for word in your notes. Write what you feel in your heart. What the spirit is telling you. And as elder Ballard was talking you could just recieve the revelation you needed. It was AMAZING!!!!

 

But ya nothing to crazy happened this week. Just a lot of Biking around. A lot of Rain. Which is bad on the Bikes because it just kicks up mud onto your nice white shirt haha. But its all good you just need more time to clean your shirt haha. But ya seriously this week was amazing. Just so many miracles that you can see in the work. So many amazing things that happen every day.

 

I love you all so much. Thank you for your example. For your love. For everything. Especially your prayers. I love you!

 

Con Mucho amor,

Elder Dial

February 17, 2014

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Wow they said it hadn´t rained like at all since we´ve been here but guess what. Its sure raining now haha. Its been raining on and off since friday which makes it really hard to leave on bikes. Because you leave and on the dirt roads your white shirt just gets super dirty haha. But I love it. Just not when you have to clean it. haha.

What a week. We had a baptism. That was absolutely awesome. It was the coolest thing to see Julieta change from the first time I saw her to her baptism. She really has changed her actions to become what she truely is. A daughter of God. So sweet. Gotta love it. We had a lot of things that we did there that we were really working to make it a super spiritual baptism because we had some good investigators. It is so great to see how the ward is progressing. Really our ward mission leader. How imoprtant the ward mission leader is. So important. And he is learning so much. To watch him conduct the baptism was just amazing. Just another example of who the Lord calls the Lord qualifies. So amazing.

Wow then this week we finally got all the papers so that the Familia Gonzalas can get married. But the earliest date they could get was the 28 of March. So thats a ways away but they are doing all they can to do it. Its awesome. They really don´t have much money that they can do a lot with and this is going to cost a lot. But they know they need to do it. Its super awesome to watch them put God first and then to watch them recieve so many blessing after. That is the biggest thing that they have., They have a ton of faith. Its awesome to watch there example.

The Hermana Nuñez didn´t quite make it to church. We don´t know for sure why but she didn´t quite make it. We are guessing it was for the rain. So ya. She works a ton that we really just can´t teach her. Its super rough. But she loves church and she can really feel the spirit there. I love it.

Well the funeral was really the same. They sang I am a child of God and then they shared a scripture to help all of his friends that were there to know that he is in a better place. That was about the funeral. The family Aguirre is great. They really used it as a missionary oportunity. A chance to share the Gospel. I loved it.

Hmm I dont know where dad got the idea that we had a computer in the apartment but we don´t have one in the apartment. Just a phone haha. The rest we do is all paper work. So ya haha.

My birthday was amazing. Well mom had a wish for my birthday and well I kinda completed with it. We bought a lot of ice cream. O man I loved it. Then we went to this members house and they gave me a gift. A hat that i´ve always wanted. Its sweet. I have some pretty awesome pictures with it. I´ll for sure send some pictures this week.

O man this week was the last week of the transfer. Elder Guevara went to is house again since he was a mini misionary. But I got a new companion. Another companion from Peru. Hes pretty awesome. I´m super excited to work with him. We are going to see some miracles for sure. I´ve only known him for 3 hours but you can just feel it when you are going to do some good stuff.

This next week is going to be awesome. Elder Ballard is going to be here for a mission conference this saturday. Awe ya. It will be my first one with anybody special there. I can´t wait to just learn from him. He for sure is going to teach us some amazing things that is going to help us to be amazing misionaries here in Jesus Maria. Goodness I love being a missionary. I love learning more every day. Just being Humbled by the Lord. So great.

Thank you for all of your prayers and love. It really helps.

Love you forever,
Elder Dial

This is my birthday. Eating ice cream. The member that we went to that had cake. and we ate empenadas. They are amazing haha. I really like them. And then they made me a chocolate cake with bananas. Super good haha. I love food. But ya that was my birthday!

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February 10, 2014

O man how crazy of a week. I feel like we didn´t really have much time to work. We had a lot of things to do. But we still saw miracles. Every day we see miracles. well lets see where to start.

La familia Aguirre. They are members. They had a son that just got back from a mission like a month ago. Then they have another son that is about to leave on a mission. Just waiting on his call. They are so awesome. Well there was another son that had been sick. He had some sort of accident that had happened about 8 months ago. He had been in the hospital for those 8 months. Well it was really a sad time. From what I understand he was a little less active but he came back right before his accident. Well friday he passed away. That was pretty rough. We are teaching his girlfriend. She is super good friends with the family. We have been teaching her for about three weeks. It was really rough. But you could really see that the whole family knew the plan. In church on sunday they were all happy. Still making jokes and everything. They even envited us over to have lunch with them after church. Super awesome family. A true example of putting others first and being able to forget about yourself. We are going to have a baptism this week. Of this families friend. Her name is Julieta. She is awesome. In church on sunday she shared her testimony. She talked about how she has really been growing in faith and that this last week was really hard but she could feel the comfort that God gave her. Super powerful. I kept looking over at the two brothers during the Funeral. I just cried. They weren´t crying or anything. They were super strong. But I was just thinking about how hard that would be for them. Super hard. Glad its not my trial. But ya that is my big story for the week. The awesome family Aguirre.

Hmm wow so many miracles. We also have two more people we are really working with. The familia Gonzalas and La hermana Nuñez, Super cool. La Hermana Nuñez is so sweet. She is the friend of a member. Super cool no? I think about everybody I´ve ever taught in my mission and it has always been through a member. So ya super excited to teach her. She came to chruch like two weeks ago and you could really see that she could feel the spirit there. She works a ton se we are working with her to try to get a time to share with her., But ya She can feel that its true already. Super cool. Just gotta love it.

Then the familia Gonzalas. They are awesome. They are still waiting on a paper to be able to get married. But they are getting closer. They are super close actually. Super super close. Ready to be married. Its amazing to watch like dad said in his letter today, to watch people change their house to a home. With every part of the recepie haha.

My companion is great. You can really see his love for the gospel. He is going to be an amazing missionary. I look at him he is so much more prepared than I was. He´s awesome. I was studying this morning about strengths and i came across a part that talks about strengths and how we need to strengthen our stregths so that God can access them. It remineded me of dads letter he wrote me at the begining of my mission. Super awesome. I love it. So many things that are inspired.

O man the video. thanks a million. I haven´t quite got to listen to it with the sound but I downloaded it onto my flash drive so we will see if I can get it to work in the apartment. But seriously thank you. The best Birthday present ever haha. You are all great. I learn from you every day.

O man I have the best family. There was a less active member we went to visit this last week. Well she speaks pretty good english. I got to tell her about my family in english. It was pretty great. I love showing off my family. I have a little box that I put my scriptures in. Its pretty neat its something my companion made me in florida. But ya it has a picture of my family. So I always have it with me to show off my wonderful family. Gotta love it.

Thank you for everything. I hope you have a wonderfull week and celebrate Laceys Birthday extra for me. O and of coarse enjoy my cake haha. Don´t forget the Ice cream haha. Thats about the only thing I´m going to do today. We are going to the store and buying lots of ice cream haha. Gotta love the only day of the year that you can do what you want to muhahaha.

I love you all,
The birthday Elder.

Feb 3, 2014

Wow where to start. well i am sick for the first time on my misión haha. what a blessing no? i have a pretty bad cold. my nose is gonna be the death of me. i love it…. well kinda haha. But ya there was one day i woke up and just felt sick haha. my head weighed a ton and had a Little sick in my tummy haha. But it was all good. its amazing how when you have the desire to work you recieve blessings. We got out to work and I could just forget about everything except for my nose haha. but its all good. i love it. so it was pretty funny that mom asked about that this week haha. But ya God will bless you when you continually try to complete his will.

I got a new companion. crazy huh? haha super changes. My other companion left for his house tuesday and leaves for efy today. pretty fun. efy is super diferent here from what i understand but everybody loves it. but ya my new companion is another mini missionary. he is from cordoba capital. he lives like 15 min from the temple. how cool is that. i truely miss the temple so much. i just want to go again. haha. especially with what dad told me. ahhh… one day i´ll make it there haha. but ya tuesday we went to the misión house to change companions. the misión home has air condicioning. o man forgot how good that feels. haha. i walked out of the house and it was hot again. o man haha. but i love it.

ya then wednesday i had to be at the misión office again at 5 in the morning. super fun. we left at like 3. but ya we did that to do some papers so that we can be legal here in agrentina. because we technically aren´t ligal. but we are getting there. this week we should be finishing our papers. but ya we didn´t realy have much time to actually work. that is always rough. but we still saw some miracles.

We have the familia Gonzalas. they are awesome. bueno he is a member less active. she isn´t a member. but they are working to get married. they are lacking one paper to do it all. but they are working on that. they are truly awesome. they are like doing it all by themselves without our help. thats how you can know somebody is prepared for the góspel. We are going to baptize them si o si. haha.

Then we have a girl named Julieta. she is awesome. she is 20 years old. she is really good friends with a family here in the Ward. her only problem is that she drinks. but its not a big addiction. she just needs to have the desire to leave it. but ya shes pretty awesome. you can see a real change in her since she started to go to church. she just seems so lonely. but she is changing. really relying on the Lord!!! its so awesome to watch God change peoples lives!! i love being a missionary.

That is about all we have that we are stopping by regularly. i love it. I love being a missionary!!!!!!!!!!!!

But ya my new companion his name is Elder Guevara. super chill. he is a member of 4 years. he was able to go to do baptisms and watch his sister be baptized for him mom. how could would that be??? i´m pretty jealous. but ya he has a super strong testimony. you can really feel the spirit when he testifies. he is going to make a great missionary. he is another mini missionary. i don´t know if i said that or not. but ya life is so great. we are seeing so many miracles. every day they are there.

Thank you for your love and suport in everything. you guys are the best. I love you a million.

con amor,
Elder Dial