Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 26, 2015 Zone Activity (Roller Blading & Biking) Mission Activity (Soccer, BBQ & Meet the Mormons)

Hello! Well this was a really good week!
We have been working with the Kid named Cristian! He is really awesome! His parents are really inactive! But he has so many desires to come to church and be baptized! His parents let him go to church with us on Sunday!"  And so that was really cool!
We also got to meet a guy called Daniel that just barely got here from Peru! He had gone to church a couple times in Peru but he’s not baptized and so we got to meet him and he went to church. He even came in a suit and tie and was participating and everything! It was really cool! He is the boyfriend of a member and so we went to go eat lunch with them and he was there and it was just like a great blessing! And so on Wed we have a cita with him so we will see what happens there! =D
We also got to meet another kid this week! He is Ezequiel. He is the brother of a member! He just barely turned 9 and he isn’t baptized yet. Now the parents are less actives and the kid has some learning problems. He is a great kid though and with the help of his brother it’s really great! =D We have taught him very little but we are going to try and baptize him before i leave! So we will also see what happens there!
So last Monday we had a lot of fun! We went to a park and we rented bikes and roller blades and we were just hanging out! It was a lot of fun!! I’ll send the pics! And then this week we had the activity with the whole mission! We are lucky that the size of our mission is small. And so whenever you are in the mission you can get to the mission office in less than 2 hours. And so we have the privilege to get together as a mission! We went to this school where the president’s kids go to school and they have a  couple big soccer fields and a big theater room and everything! And so we watched some videos and learned a bit about the mission and the church history here in Argentina! (Which where we went last week is where they dedicated Argentina and all of South America for the missionary work! o that’s pretty cool). And then we had a soccer tournament! We won the first game because I was the goalie and it went to penalty kicks and I blocked the goals!!! Haha! But then we lost! = ( oh well it was fun! we ate hamburgers and then we watched Meet the Mormons! oh and J played basketball with some elders! they were really tall! but it was fun!!

Well I’m excited for this week and ready to work hard! Thank you for all you do and I’ll be seeing ya all in about 3 weeks! Love you!

Empanadas with ham and cheese are the best!!!!

We found the zoo but we didnt go in! 
 We had to wait for all the missionaries by this giant statue! it was fun and we got there really early! haha

I tried taking jumping pics but my comp couldnt do it that well haha! that one looks like i got wings! 

 people bathing in the fountain! 

 getting ready!

We were waiting for the hermanas! 

 We found a hallow tree! it smelled like pee inside! =(

Thats where we teach some times hah! 

 Strong Jesus!!

 empanadas with ham and cheese! with hot sauce so good!

cristian at church 
 our bishop and his daughter drinking mate!
 Mission Activity, Soccer, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
 Pres & Sis Ayre
 Meet the Mormon's....the movie

May 18, 2015 Cordoba Temple Dedication

Hey! What’s up chicos!
Well this was a great week! We are working hard! Right now we are really tired because on Sat we helped a family move. They moved like 4 streets away. And so they didn’t have a truck or a car or anything and so we just carried everything walking! And then went up 4 flights of stairs! Haha! Guess I need to do more exercises! Haha! We were so tired! And that day we had eaten milanesa and we were like satisfied and it was good and everything... but we got destroyed moving that afterwards we went and bought a pizza and ham and cheese empanadas! It was so good! I put that hot sauce you sent me on it! Haha! And that was the night of the cultural celebration of the Cordoba temple. And we got there late so we couldn’t see it... = ( But its okay. On Sunday morning we went to the dedication and it was so cool! there was a spirit there that was unforgettable! Argentina just feels so different now! It is the 2nd temple in Argentina! And it is just amazing! I know we will feel a great difference tomorrow when the temple opens and starts the ordinances! Im so excited! Wish we could have gone to see it, but it’s like a 12 hour drive! But what is cool is that since we are in the middle of capital here in Villa Crespo, we get to meet a lot of people that came down for the dedication. They stopped first in Bs As. and ya! So we met a lot of cool people here! The dedication was so cool! Im so grateful that I was here to witness it! I also learned so much from Elder Christofferson (that speaks perfect Spanish) and Elder Uchtdorf (that spoke a little Spanish) and then the president of the area and the temple!

So we are working with a family. Their child isn’t baptized and he is 9. They have been inactive for a while. And we have been building our relationship with them but I just realized last night that there is no time to waste, the kid needs the blessings and so does his family and so I was bold and I told the mom exactly how it is. And she is going to talk to her husband and then we are going to start helping him to get baptized. If they let us! But in the same place that they live, we found a family that the mom was baptized when she was a little girl in Salta Argentina. And so we are going to try and find her records and then start teaching her family! =D and so we are seeing some people come out of the woodworks and we are trying everything we can to find these people!

So what we learned from the temple dedication was amazing and it was exactly what a recent convert needed! But the exact reason why she needed it was the reason she didn’t go. Her son passed away 6 months ago and Wednesday is his birthday and so she is really sad and missing him! And so she didn’t feel like going to church or anything! And so we passed by her house and shared with her what we had learned from the dedication and I feel like it was exactly what she needed! Obviously it would have been better coming from the mouth of an apostle. But I tried my best! =D she was still sad but when we walked away she was smiling! (Oh! it was that lady that you were fighting with on face book. Claudia) (and I don’t mean fighting fighting, just the lady that said that I’m not going home and all that stuff hahaha! !) 

So about school, I’m not exactly sure but I think I will just get on and sign up for my self. But if I can’t I’ll let you know what to do. I think for the first semester I’ll just finish up my generals. And then I want to take a Spanish class. And ya! We’ll see what happens!

Love you all and have a great week!


Temple dedication! =D with Juma from Peru. My comp. Me. and Maria a recient convert! =D 
 Pictures on the roof in the morning! 
I bought new pants. They call them hippie pants! haha! i like them

 FHE with the MEZA family! the little girl is the neice and she isnt member! =D it was fun! 
My comp has an obsession with penguins. 
 Asado! =D