Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anthony - Oct. 29, 2014

Not-so-weekly Report of... well ME!

Ok, so this is going to be hard. This week was awesome but its the kind of awesome that you can't put into words. I will just say this, The spirit is amazing and I might have a baptism. We are teaching this family, the Mom is inactive, but coming back, the dad is not a member but super cool. They have two kids, one who is nine and the other who is like 6, anyways the nine years old just got baptized, like, right when I got here. so the mom and the two kids are coming to Church but the dad no. But yesterday we had a super cool lesson with I'm and so... yeah. 
Other then that this week was pretty boring, I conversed with my first drunk guy, I was really funny. I eventually convinced him I was from Antifagasta, it was super funny. But yeah thats my week. Love you all and hope you have a stupendes Halloween.
Love E' Whetten

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Diana - Oct. 27, 2014

Hello Everyone!! things are a lot better then last week! we have found some one to teach His name is Scott and he is so ready for the gospel and the great thing is that he was found by a member and the member wanted his friend to be happy just like him! that is how the work is suppose to be done!:) President Choi has said that missionaries are here to teach and baptize members are suppose to do the finding.I know that is so true we (missionaries everywhere) work really hard but theres working hard and working smart. 
 Missionaries can work hard meaning that they go and knock on doors all day or run people down on the street and out of the billion of people that say no they  try to talk to they find one person to teach and they dont talk to the ward leaders except for when they are in ward coordination or ward council and the persons name is on the progress record and thats it no member lessons just lessons sure the person may get baptized because they feel the spirit but when they come to church who is there fellowship where are there friends? how long will they stay before they feel like they dont belong? 
 then there are the missionaries who work smart. these missionaries spend 15 to 30 min. in members homes sharing lessons from preach my gospel showing members that missionary work is not that scary it just takes practice. asking members to pray for the missionary work in there own life and praying for the missionaries by name. and it takes some time and following up a lot but then members are talking to there friends and families inviting them over for dinner and having the missionaries there to share a message. sure it may feel like you are being pushy or intrusive but if you saw your family member drowning would you think oh i dont want them to feel like i am pushy. NO! you would do everything in your power to help them. then why is it hard to talk to our friends and family who are spiritually drowning? they are saying to us " please help me i an in the dark and i dont know where i am or what i am doing here or where to go to get out of here." 
 i know not every one is going to except the message of the restored truth. i mean 1/3 of the host of heaven didnt except Gods plan of happiness but we have to invite people to change because they wont change until they are invited to do so.  When we invite we are successful even if the person doesnt chose to listen. 
 Ok i will step down off my soap box now lol i just know that God has so many children and not enough time and just like Pres. Monson said " its time for members and missionaries to work together" in John 4: 35   is says to not think there is still time it says the time is not "the field is white and ready to harvest"  i paraphrased but yeah. members cant look at the missionaries and say " oh look at how cute they are they are so young and sweet and they work so hard lets feed them" feed us please keep feeding us but also put your work cloths on and come out with us  work with us PLEASE!! i love this work so much its not easy at all trust me but i know soem day it will be worth it. i love you all and pray for you every day! have a great week!!

Jesse - October 27, 2014

starting over!

so this week went by really really fast and the good part is that i enjoyed it. i am no longer in la plata that's for sure! la Plata is a city and where i am now is a little more hood:P I've gotten a little more used to all the buildings being 2 or 3 stories tall, walking a lot, and in this area we always have to watch our backs, i wont lie its a little more dangerous than La Plata. the people live in fear and it rubs off a little bit. everyone is indoors right when the sun goes down. and by the way it is really hot and humid now! i had forgotten how bad the summer was here argentina! I'm good with the heat but the humidity kills! it makes sleeping at night a hassle, we have to cover up with something or else the mosquito's will kill us. but hey bring it on Summer who doesn't like sleeping and sweating! my new companion is legit though, his name is elder Cornejo, this transfer is his last for his mission then he heads off to peru. so we are doing our best to give it everything we got before i send him home:P this area also has a lot of peruanos...peruvians its a good and a bad thing. good because the peru women really know how to cook! they eat a lot of rice but they make it with so much love its amazing!!! and the bad news is that i have to start exercising if i don't want to get fat. but i don't know what is stronger my will to keep eating foreign foods made by the hands of peruvian women or get out of my bed in the morning just to make myself sweat even more than i already was. Food sounds good!!! ohh and by the way elder Tyler Davis is my zone leader! he is the elder that i spent last Christmas and new years with in Parque baron! so now we get to spend Christmas together again in argentina. and did i mention that I'm still the district leader here in this area? but I'm doing great! and i really think I'm going to like this area, who knows,maybe ill even finally get the chance to train here. Ive got almost 15 1/2 months without training so I'm thinking my time is coming up. i love you all and pray for the best! 
Elder Whetten