Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

This week was great, slow, fun, exhausting, really cool, really hot, but just the life of a mission overall. Did I say it’s Really hot! It got up to 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees fahrenheit) yesterday and Saturday probably the same and today maybe a bit hotter, and we haven’t hit the hottest part of the year yet. The sun here is strong. It just feels like its hitting you when you walk in it. Elder Hellstern said he feels like he could make a fire ball in his hands with all the heat there is, ha but I love every min of it! It’s hot, but I really enjoy it!

This week we worked really hard to find new investigators. We can talk to people really easy but its keeping them as investigators that’s hard. Lots of mistakes on our part that we can improve. I’ve been through these kind of problems before just in different areas and now I gotta know what’s gonna work for Villa Maria. I love this area, its clean and pretty, the branch is strong, with its own weaknesses too, and the key for us now is just working with the branch pres and the members to find find find and teach teach teach and baptize baptize baptize and retain retain retain and then temple temple temple and then the Celestial kingdom. It’s all about finding who the Lord has prepared and doing His will with the area, not ours. So that’s where we are at right now. I pray that through the atonement I can perform my part in all this. I love this work, let’s not forget that we are in elect times here. The Lord is hastening his work and more people are ready now than ever before. Let’s not overlook anyone and invite all we know to partake of this great cause! Alma 42: 27. I love you all!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

This week was kind of nuts! I got into my new area Villa Maria Monday. I LOVE my new area. It’s really pretty. It’s the cleanest city I've been in in Argentina and it’s so beautiful!
We had a good day of work Tuesday and then Wednesday morning we got a call from the ZLS saying that we have to stay in the apartment all day. there was a lockout between the government of Cordoba and the police of Cordoba, the police weren't getting paid so they weren't working so the whole province went wild and everyone started robbing stores and all that crazy stuff, so we hung out in the apartment and watched movies. I was kind of sick so I got to sleep it off a bit, we got planning done for the week and our studies in too, but it was such a weird day. Then Thursday all was well and we went out and worked. I am meeting the members more and I really love them, they have such a desire to do missionary work, and they are really strong members! We have a investigator who is going to be baptized the 21st of 12. He is a son of a less active lady and he is really sharp and excited to receive his invisible friend, the holy ghost :) His name is Martin and he’s super cool! That’s about it, I love this mission and the work!

Elder Nelson

Service Project, we build a house! We raised a few walls. The Elders were in charge of the concrete mix

After the Service we ate chori pan, which is like a really good sausage with bread and mayo. its very Argentine and i got burnt but only on the parts that weren't already tan haha the Argentine sun is HOT

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 2, 2013

I GOT TRASFERED!!! I am now in the city of Villa Maria in Cordoba in the ward General Paz! My new comp is named Elder Hellstern from Utah! He’s a cool guy, I live with 4 in the apartment, the other two, one from Nicaragua and the other Tennessee. I love these guys, the Elder from Nicaragua I knew in the other zone when I was in Cosquin, but I’m so excited to keep on trekking in the mission! On Monday a family in the Rio Cuarto stake made a big turkey lunch for the missionaries and so we had our own little thanksgiving feast! On Saturday we baptized Adrian :) it was such a cool experience and he was so happy! His family was so emotional and it was great! But then when I told them I was leaving the area they all got sad, and then it made me sad.. That part of the mission stinks, I love Adrian and his family and I will always remember them. All is well. Just happy to be in my new area!

Thanksgiving Lunch

Elder Reyna
Elder Guerra from Peru

Me and Gonazalo and Juaquin (Adrian's Sons)

Bro and Sis Urreta (She makes Great Lunches!)

The Garcete Family! They are way cool!

Adrian's Baptism!!

Adrian's Baptism

Adrian's family! His wife Leticia, her parents
and the kids

Bro and Sis Castro - Stake Patriarch

Sister Bustos - Seminary Teacher

Bishop Alaniz and family

Elder Archilla from the stake. He leaves on
his mission soon

The Morrales Family - the sign says
Gracias Elder Nelson

Sweet members

Loved Member

Another Sweet member

Great Family!

Adrian and Leticia and two of their kids

My New comp Elder Hillstern

Villa Maria

Villa Maria