Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jesse - Aug. 25

Alright, where to start? it was another week full of just everything. turns out that our baptism wasn't able to go through:P it sucks but thats life right haha we still have a couple of things to straighten out before he gets baptized, one of  them being marriage. that seems to be the problem that we always have in the mission, everyone knows how to make a family but after that they are completely lost:P we have about 5 investigators that want to be baptized but cant because they have to get married first so its a  bummer! also we (my companion and i) realized that we have a lot of differences! it was kinda bugging me so when we had our weekly planning session i mentioned that i didnt feel like we were teaching together and that we had no unity. we then ended up talking for about 40 minutes about the things that we can do to improve the way we teach together. it was really weird for me because i hate talking about personal things or if i have a problem with someone i usually just avoid them! but unfortunately we as missionaries cant do that haha its really the first time that i talked about my feelings with another dude i dont like that much but you know what, it actually helped us a lot! after we had talked about everything and set some goals on what to do our teaching improved a lot and we could finally feel the spirit in the lessons. it doesnt mean that im going to do the same with every companion haha but i did learn from it! im just not a very touchy feely guy:P a funny moment that happened this week! we were getting ready to eat lunch one day with a family and we talked for a while at first but then when everything was finally ready to eat they asked me to say the prayer. i said yes and right when i did i looked into the other room and saw the grossest thing. the family has a puppy that is very mischievous and what he was doing was his duty...all over the floor. he had stepped in it, and was slipping all over the floor because of it, and even had some dingle-berries. so as i began to say the prayer i couldnt help but start to laugh, at this point everyone was ready for the prayer and bowed their heads. it took me a few awkward seconds to get the laughing under control but i finally was able to accomplish it. my companion and i had a good laugh about it. but another good thing that happened was that we talked to a lot of people, more than usual. our purpose is to invite others to come unto christ and talk to everyone, so thats what we did we talked to everyone we could. we got a lot of contact in the streets and even a few new investigators. we have a couple of missionaries that are headed home this next transfer, but the weird thing is that when i arrived to argentina they were in my very first zone. so they watched me arrive and i get to watch them leave. its a little weird to think still that the mission will eventually end, but im going to enjoy what i got:) im still doing good im happy with what im doing, and its still really cold windy and raining:P other than that life is good! i pray for you always! 
Elder Whetten!

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