Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Anthony - March 11, 2015

Not-So-Weekly of the new guy on the block.

So, we moved and then a week later I had changes. WOOHOO! Well not really but It happened and there is nothing I can do about it.  My new comp is E' Fernelius, (from Midville, Utah)  he is super cool. Its fun to be in a new sector. We are in Miestranza , and it is quiet. We live on the eighth floor of our apartment building. Those big bags where really hard to carry up the stairs, that is if we didn't have an elevator. But before I go into too much detail, I need to tell you what happened last week. We got two people with baptizm dates. It was super cool. Tatiana and her daughter want to get baptized! We  had a leccion on the 5 principles of the Gospel of Christ and we made a diagram like a staircase, and with tears in her eyes she pointed to the steps of baptism and confirmation saying that she knows that those are the steps she needs. It was super cool. This week was also bad. Our golden Investigator Marco turns out to be gay and sleeping with a tryvesty. The weirdest part is that when we met his palolo (boyfriend) I wasn't surprized in the slightest. But to top it all off, the Heshe kissed my hand. It was just nasty. We had to go home and wash our hands after that. E' Beja freaked. and washed his hand off with alchool. Just gross. So that was last week.Monday I said goodbye to everyone, and that sucked. Yesterday we went contacting because the sector is almost like a white-wash, but thats ok, anyways so we went contacting in a newer part that hadn't been touch very much because it is kinda far from our sector. Anyways so we went there and started contacting and we found this lady, her name is Clara and she was super nice and gave us a rundown of all of her neighbors, we also set up another cita with her to come back and get to know her and her family better. So that was the first contact we did. the second contact we did was super cool too. We were walking along and started noticing the numbers for the houses were dates. So like normal missionarys we started trying to find our birthdates. We never found 1995 but we did see a house that was 2012. We decied that 2012 was a good year and to contact it. Well we found an Indian family (from India) who speaks better english then spanish and the father is a Mechanical designer for some company in the states. So we had a whole contact in English and another cita for a week from now. So yeah that was cool. and I have a feeling thats it only the start. so thats my week, love you all. Hope your week is just awesome. 
Love E' Whetten

Jesse - March 9, 2015

another week down!! so many things happened that i dont know where to start! we took out another baptismal date with an elderly lady that we found. we had to let her know why we were there so thats exactly what we did. we explained who we were and why we are here serving, explained to her the covenant of baptism and took out a date. short and simple! and when we asked her she just said yes! and then asked what she had to take to get baptized, that is faith! another good moment this week was when we found antonio, he was just a contact that we made in the street. we started off with a pretty normal "hola somos  misioneros de la iglesia de jesucristo de los santos de los ultimos dias, compartimos un mensage que se centra en jesucristo y su evangelio..." (hello we are missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , we share a message that focuses on Jesus Christ and his gospel) and the first thing he said was do you want to come in and drink some water, have a seat, get out of the sun. we invited him to the church and he accepted, he didnt show up but he seemed really nice and we will be returning soon.Brush and i took another trip to the argentine cemetery, we have some cool fotos that i need to send you all but i cant till next week:P i would have to say that when things are hard we just need to look at the good side of things. its so easy to look at the problems and trials and chaos that goes on all around us when its really so much better,easier and funner to look at the progress or good things in life. sure its hard sometimes but its possible! i love you all and hope you dont forget !
Elder Whetten!!