Ha ha ask me what I got. You´ll never guess… Muhahaha Its my birthday package. Such a blessing. I have pitures and everything. We put on the green mustaches. I loved it. Thank you a million. I loved the letters. The big huge card. What a blessing that was. And then the candy poster was bigger than I am. I like the spanglish haha. No it was super good. Super fun to open it. So thank you a ton. Especially for the letters. Always love the family letters.
Okay so funny story that I keep forgetting to tell. At least think I keep forgetting. Looks like we´ll see. But the first time we went over to one of our investigators house my companion decided to play a little joke. THey have a little store in the front of their house that you buy through the window. Very common here. But ya we went and we bought something simple. Then my companion started to contact her. And she was a little hard and diddn´t really want anything. But my companion just kept pushing and pushgng to get it. Finally I jumped in Really just trying to help. Finnally she said okay for 5 min. So we got in and I looked on their entertainment center and they had a picture of them with my companion. I was so frustrated. Not really, It was super funny. Something they played off really good. But ya Gotta love the goofy companions in the mission. There are so many times that we will be walking down the street and my companion will do something that dad would do. Hes a lot like dad. Just a little more goofy. Super funny. We get along super well.
So theres one thing i´ve been thinking alot about this last week. I feel like since i´ve gotten here in Argentina there has been a little bit of a difference in my attitude in the mission. And I was thinking about what made that little change. I finnally came to the conclusion that it had to do with something I cahnged. I thought a lot about what I changed and one of the only things I changed was writing in my journal since I got here I haven´t been as faithful at writeing my my journal. So This last week i have really tried to change that. And god has blessed me. Writing in my journal really helps me to see the miracles. I love it. Its such a blessing to write down the blessings we see. So that we can remember them forever.
Hmm what else Happended this week. O ya so we had a mission conference and well The presidents wife told me I need to buy a new suit. How fun? Its really sun faded. Its lost its color in a lot a spots. So ya. I talked to another elder that baught his stuff at Missionary mall and he said the same thing happened with his. THat he sent his suit home and since it has the two year warrenty you can get a new suit or the money back. So I think Im going to pull some money out and buy a suit here and we can get a new suit or something for Rileys mission or something. He said he had the same thing happen with çthe same suit. So it will be good. Everything is cheaper here too. So ya that will be good. But ya if you can make sure there is like 200 bucks or 300 bucks in my acount that would be sweet. I love you.
Hmm nothing too crazy happened this week. Just some super cool `people with some super cool lessons. We are still wroking on finding anybody new. That is always super fun. But we still have the same people that are progressng. Its awesome!
Thank you for everything. I love you all. Keep up the good work there at home.
What an awesome week to be able to have an easter sunday. My second. My fist was in the MTC to be able to listen to bishop causse. But this was amazing. To actaully be able to go and share messages with people about the resurection of Christ. How we will all come to recieve our own body one day and how that body will be perfect. I love it. Just how we can have that inspiration to do the things we need to live with that body in the celestial kingdom.
So some sweet blessings that we had this week. We have continued with this family of 6. Claudia with her 6 kids. We got to know those 6 kids this week finally. They are supper cool. I love it. All the kids have a lot of desires to go to church and everything. But chruch came and only three of them went. It was a little sad. But we were able to have a super good lesson with them. They are awesome. Its so cool to just see the love that grows for these people so fast. I love it. I love seeing so many blessings.
Then we have Maria. She works sundays so thats super rough. If she doesn´t Start progressing we are going to have to drop her. Its actually pretty sad. But she is supper cool. She loves readign the book Of mormon. Shes felt the spirit as she read it. That is a blessing. A huge blessing. Gotta love when people feel the spirit.
Then we have Maxi and Noelia. And their son Leo. Hes pretty cool. I don´t even know what he has but he is like down syndrom. He is super cool. I love it. They are just an awesome family. I love it. We had a family home evening with them where we made pretzels They were amazing. I loved them. Super awesome family.
This week I have really focused on what I have done in my mission. So many miracles that i have seen. I love it. My companion asked me something this week that really made me think. Where do I want to be at the end of my mission. THat made me think a lot. But its something that i really need to work on. Something that dad said is that if the family had the courage to share the gospel. That is so important. Sharing the gospel needs a lot of courage. That is a the key to starting missionary work. You need to have the courage to start talking about the gospel. There is a reason that is what i gave my last talk on. Bishop Bruner was very inspired. I have a lot of work to do on that. Still. Its such a blessing but so hard at the same time. I love what mom said. We need not to ask why me But more what Can I do. What can I do better. Changing completely our way of thinking will change our lives. Nothing happens until you change it. Then can you see the miracles. So thank you so much for your spritual thoughts. It really helped me this week. They alway do. You are the best. I love you so much. I love you all. I pray you have an amazing week and that next week we can talk again. I love you.
Sounds like miracles are happening everywhere. Not only in Arguello but also in South Jordan. And a couple in vegas haha. Sounds like God is a loving God. Something that dad said that I really liked is that when we work harder you recieve more miracles. More blessings. The things just really work out. But you just get tired super easily. The thing That I love about my new area is that we walk. That is a big trial for me. Not really a trial because In not alone like mom said. But Its diferent. Its more of a blessing haha. Im loosing weight I think haha. No but we are walking a full. Me and Elder Mellor are working a ful. He is super good missionary. We are always just moving to do our best. I love it.
We have some amazing people. We have a couple named Maxi And Noelia. They are awesome. Maxi was a less active member but now him and his wife want to get married and she wants to get baptized. They are so cool. I don´t know what it is but in this area we are really finding the people that have health challenges. That are mentally challenged. I love it. They are such a great example for me. Thats something that my patriartical blessing says. That these people will help me learn. I love them. Maxi and noelia have a son that is mentally challenged. Its awesome. They just push on. Really are learning. But ya they are awesome.
Then we have a family with 6 kids. Well a single mom that the husband died about 6 months ago. That is super awesome. I love teaching them. We were able to find them this week. So sweet.
Then there is a lady we found named Maria. She is so awesome. Its like an amazing thing you only hear about on the mission. She is so cool. She said we found her after she had prayed to find dirction in her life. I love it. Super amazing.
Super cool people we have. This mission is really just amazing. I love being a missionary. I love what mom said. A trial is something that we go Through alone. We are never alone until we Turn ourselves against god. I love it. That is soemthing I have really learned is to turn to god. To always do my best to rely on God. I love it. I love you all. Thank you for your great example. I love you.
Okay so what a blessing. I got transfered this morning. I am no longer in Jesus Maria. Thats pretty fun huh? Right now I am in a new ward with a new companion with new investigators With a new knowledge from conference, With a new attitude, With a new apartment, with a new smile….. well not really haha. But just about everything is new. Im pretty excited. I have my first Gringo Companion. He is from St. George. Hes a boss. Hes a district leader so Im going to learn a ton and a halve from him. It will be amazing. Im here in the capital of cordoba. Its called Arguello. And guess what. Well remember the long lost brother of Brother Guevara?? Well Im in his ward haha. Pretty fun. My mini missionary is in this ward. That will be pretty sweet. Im super blessed. But ya from what my companion has told me this ward is pretty sweet. I like the new apartment. They have a washing machine. Super nice. I dont have to wash my clothes by hand for the next couple transfers. haha. But ya this transfer is going to be sweet.
Hmm so thats the changes. Man conference was amazing. We watched it in spanish. So it was a little hard to understand some things but I think I got most of it. Or at least I hope I did. Man its super hard to decide which was my favorite. They were all super good. Probably Elder Bednar. Ive really came to like him here on the mission. Hes super awesome. Just the analogy of everything. The so many messages that you can take out of those trials that we have. The Thing I thought was interesting is that you have to put the right amout of wood in a truck in order for it to be able to get out. you put to much and you wont get out. God always knows how much to put in your truck. And if he puts to much in he will take it out so that we can move forward. But either way we should always try our best to keep moving forward. Just so many amazing things you can learn from that one talk. But ya conference was amazing. So many things I am going to apply to my life and truely push on the best I can. I love changing. And its so much easier to change when you have changes happening. Like transfers here in the mission. So I now have a lot of planning to do to make sure I complete all these things I want to apply in my life. I Love it.
This last week was actually pretty hard. It was hard to leave my area before. It was crazy to see how much I had really come to love the people there. The members, The investigators. Just everybody. The family Gonzalas for sure. They didnt get married so we didnt get to baptize them. Then you could just really watch satan take his toll on this family. Just so many trials. The sister was really struggling with it too. She was loosing her faith. But It was so good to be able to know that I could testify to her and tell her that if she continues to listen and learn she will grow in her faith and be stronger than before. She will feel Gods love.
We also had a pretty amazing lesson with another invistigator Christian that has a problem with the word of wisdom that President Uctdorfs talk in preistood was amazing for him. Luckly he was there to here that talk. Really hit him hard. He has so many people that love him. Love is what makes the world go round.
Just a blessing to be a missionary. I love being a missionary. Just truely being a missionary is a blessing. So many things you can change and make better. Then see blessings just poor out upon you. I know that the atonement is real. That God blesses his disciples. That just like Elder Holland taught its not always easy to be a disciple but it is worth it for sure. I love you all and thank you for your love and support.
With lots of love,