Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fotos from Chile

 Got these pictures from a Chilean family who Anthony & his companion had shared Family Home Evening with.  

 Anthony & his companion cooked pancakes - the family had never had them.

Anthony - Dec. 3, 2014

Not-So-Weekly Report of the Missionary that taught in a Catholic Sanctuary

Well this week was a good one. We have our people progressing and everything is just great. We had an awesome division on Lunez and picked up a whole new family. It was super cool. I was on divisions with an Elder Anderson, and we had nothing to do, no citas, nada. So we decided to just walk around and do what we could to share the Gospel. We head to these apartments called the blocks, super flite( for all those who know what that means) and E' Anderson decides to look up a contact, but unfortunately hes not home, so we sit down to kinda gather our thoughts. as we're sitting there we decide to do contacts. I say " hey, lets contact the fourth floor, second door on the right. So we did and the lady was super nice. We eventually got another cita and another contact. It was sweet. Then yesterday we had an awesome lección con la familia Espenoza, We made pancakes, they loved them then we taught them about temples. It was a super cool lesson but I don't know whats going to happen. Marcelo is super cool and he knows that its all true but he hasn't gotten baptized.  I don't really now what is going to happen now, with free agency and all, but the lección was good and the spirit was strong so we did our part. Today it was kinda weird but awesome at the same time. We went to Cinta Normal  ( ¿the fifth normal? ) today and we were just walking around when we see this really cool looking church, hoping it was a museum we walked over. We found out it was a church after all. and in front of it was a clearing with, well, a Catholic Display of the virgin Mary and like two strapping curious young men we are we walked in. It was interesting, i didn't learn much about the catholic church though. Mostly because it is in spanish and I don't like to read in spanish.  But the cool thing was someone else learned about ours. We met a lady super nice, super awesome, who called us over because we look like nice people. She sayed that we had a light in our eyes.  We start to talk to her and eventually I am prompted to give her a Book of Mormon. She was reading a book about the apostle paul and just super into it and just, well, ready. It was a super cool experience. After that we went back to the park and just messed around. We went to a museum, got rejected by a llama man and just had a great day. Well that's about it, love you all and hope you have a fantastic week. Love E' Whetten 

Jesse - December 1, 2014

to start off, i killed my companion...
tonight he is on his way home and has served his two years here in Argentina. it was a little rough with him talking about his home everyday but it was a fun transfer that's for sure, and i learned more from it! also i got a new companion and he is a Utard, yup his name is Brett Holmes from south Jordon. he is a really cool guy and I'm pretty sure we will get along just fine. this time of year is always the best because of Christmas, and everyone just seems a little closer and kinder. but as always, if we don't take advantage of the time we have we will lose the chance and advantage of Christmas. its a little weird to think that this is my second Christmas here in Argentina because i feel as though I've been here a lot longer than that. but i will make the best of it all! we have this new program called HE is the Gift and we get to 'chare this video with everyone. I'm not really too sure what we are supposed to do with it still but i think this week we will get a little more details. other than that i am doing great and still progressing! we also had interviews with president thurgood. i made it a goal of mine to read the book of mormon in 3 months because in all the time that we have teaching and preparing lessons I've never read fully the book of mormon for myself. so I'm hoping to meet that goal and be able to testify stronger to investigators. but more importantly make my own stronger!!  i thought about many people this past week because my mind wasn't too focused with my companion talking about home every other second. i just hope that everyone has a merry Christmas and remember the true meaning. i really hope everyone will go out of their ways to share this amazing gospel or give a little service to those who need it, and we know that everyone needs it. i love you all and pray for you always!
elder Whetten

p.s. don't every give money to a blind perverted homeless man... its a long story, Merry Christmas:D