Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Well hello everyone and greetings from down south.
Well things are going good and they are progressing. This last week was very interesting like all first weeks of the transfer, but it was a good one. We worked hard and we found and tought quite a bit of people this last week. We found fourteen new investigators and they seem to be pretty good, we´ll see what happens in the coming weeks. We ended up teaching 34 lessons all week not including less actives. So it was really good and I loved it. Well we finally had our baptism this week and I was thrilled to finally have one. It was really good and you could feel the spirit really strong. Her name is Lidia R and she got baptised on Friday and confirmed on Sunday. Yesterday we only had one investigator in church. But things are going good and they seem to be getting better everyday.
For us down here the things are going good. My comp is a really hard worker and we get along alright. Its weird being with a latino after so long with gringos. But he is a good kid. He is the only member of his family and the youngest. So he is a big example of why he is out here. For me things are going good and they seem to getting better but faster everytime. This week we worked a ton and things went well. We worked hard everyday this week, that when we got to the pension we were wasted and super tired. It was a really good feeling to feel that way. I know that we are here doing the Lord´s work and He wants our all from us. The weather this week has been pretty crazy, first hot and then it gets cold and rains a little bit. Its really starting to bug me a little. With all this change in the weather I think that Im starting to come down with a little something. But I will push through it. This week we are looking at a couple more baptisms and I super happy for that. First we have to get some married and they have thier date for this Friday. Here you have to have witnesses and they choose me to be one of the witnesses. So Im getting ready for that. On Sunday we had a visit from a member of the seventy Elder Spitale, from Cordoba. It was really good and he talked about the goals that the area has for us down here. One of them is that there are more full time missionaries serving in Argentina from Argentina. It was good and he quoted Pres. Monson from two confrences ago saying that it is a commandment for us to leave on the mission. He also stated that we shouldnt have to think or pray if we should go or now. Its a command from God to leave. I was really good and I loved it. So thats the news that we have down here.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and loving life. I loved the pics and thats quite a bit of pumpkins that your have there Brian! I love you guys and I wish you a happy Halloween!!!
P.S- Halloween really doesnt exsite? down here, but I´ll eat a lot candy anyways!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Well this week was a good one and we had many things going for us. It was a full week of running around and trying to find and teach our investigators. We taught quite a few and they were all really good lessons. There are quite a few things going for us down here. We planned on having a baptism last saturday but we didnt have it because she ended up going to Salta at the last minute. So we have around 3-4 planned this week. Our investigators are doing good and we are helping them slowly but at least we are helping them. We should have one getting married this week so that she can get baptised this weekend. For the marriges down here you have so much paperwork to do and a lot of running around. But we should be getting them married this week. Yesterday we only had one in church, almost tw but he came late. But the one that came to church should be getting baptised this week as well. So as you can tell things are going good.
We you might be wondering what happend to us in the transfer. Sadly to say that my comp Elder Lessing got transferd to Tucuman. It was tough when we recieved the call saying that he was leaving. We both wanted to stay togeather for one more, but I guess the Lord had different thoughts over everything. So Im now with my last comp, Elder H from Chile. He seems like a good kid and has a ton of energy to work. So it should be weird because I´ll get to know him and then I leave. But its going to be fun. In our appartment we are two gringos, Elder A, from South Jordan, and me. And then two chilenos, my comp and elder R. Im happy because I will be able to work on my spanish some more before I come home. Im doing good and I keep pushing along here. Today my knee has been bugging me and I dont know why, but I´ll push through it. Last Saturday we had a confrence with Elder Aidukaitis of the seventy and it was really good. He is from Brazil but speaks spanish and english really well. He talked a lot on how us missionaries can become better and teach and baptise all the people that the lord has planned for us. I liked it and I learned a lot; which Im going to apply these last months. But things are going good and shall be getting better. Our neighbor´s dog still hasnt had her pups but they should come in the next coming weeks. Im excited for everything that is happening and thinigs are going good.
Sounds like you guys are doing good and your enjoying your summer almost winter weather. We just seem to be getting hotter and hotter. I love reading your letters and seeing the pics of everything. Thanks for everything that you do for me.
Elder Jarret Wade
Monday, October 3, 2011
Things are going good and they seem to be getting better. This week was a really good week for the both of us and I loved it. Our lessons this week were amazing and I loved everyone of them. We have quite a bit of people who are getting ready for baptism, for the most part. Most of them still have problems but we are working with them to get rid of them. But yet again ther were many different problems for us as well this week. This weekend was perfect to have investigators and we tried so hard to get them to come but only one came and we didnt even get to know him until saturday night. But for the most part our investigators are doing well and I guess we just need to find a little bit more of them to keep working well.
As for my comp and I we are doing good and we just keep on working hard. I love working with my comp and he is just a super stud. We keep working hard and pushing ourselves to get better. This week showed a lot of improvement in our teaching and I loved it. Im doing good and I just keep pushing myself to hold on. Things are going good and they seem to be getting better. This week was weird because with the confrence this weekend it pushed our scheduel a little weird. But it was all good. I loved watching the confrence and its going to be weird not seeing as a missionary. I was a able to watch the priesthood session in spanish and it was really good. I like being able to watch it in spanish and understand it, but for me its better in english. But it was really good and I liked it. I was able to see a lot of members from Perico that I havent seen for a long time. So I like it. But things are going good and I love it here. Today we helped the hermana that lives in front of us. We cleaned the garage and burned a lot of news paper. Its wierd because we burned the paper and trash in the street, not good but oh well. And while cleaning we found a foosball table in there and my comp and I had a preatty intense game. But thats about it.
I love to hear that you guys are doing good and that your enjoying your time up there. Just keep up the good work and enjoy your time. I love you guys and I miss you.
Elder Jarret Wade