Monday, July 25, 2011

Email 25 July 2011


So ya, the baptism was really neat! Erika Estefania Serpa Rivas was baptised! It was a lovely meeting, and the first baptism in this ward this year! Hopefully we can get some more! President Heaton actually came to the confirmation with his wife! It was pretty cool! I´d send photos, but this computer won´t let me for some reason, so maybe next time! We also had our Conferencia del Barrio! A few activities during the week! Starting with a emergency prep program! A talent show! and a dinner / dance!!! I danced pretty good actually.....sadly enough... I was the only one dancing.... We actually had a table set up for all of the activities with photos and pamphlets of the church to show and give to the non'members who came...only thing is.... there were no nonmembers that came! The ward dropped the ball on that one!!! I was kind of upset because it seemed like a waste of time and we did all that work..... but oh well... life goes on! And we had a wonderful baptism so I can´t complain!

I did think about the reunion though, I don´t get to go for 3 years and a half ish! sad stuff! But oh well. I didn´t know Daniel had a machete! That´s what I get to use out here!!!! NICE!!! I also like the cowboy thing, that´s pretty funny!

Well.... that´s actually about it for now... sadly the photos aren´t working, so next time hopefully ther´ll be some photos! I hope all is well... I hope ya still got the reading going! I´ve got 90 pages left! Just finished up with the ascension! It´s really good stuff! I actually realized as well that I hit 3/4 of the mission this week!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow.....time is flying! Thanks for all! Chau!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Email 18 Jul 2011

The ward here is actually decent sized, there are about 70 members that are going, not very many youth, but many young couples and returned missionaries! And I´m getting fed probably better than any other area I´ve been in so far! I hope I don´t get fat! And yes.... there are a great many less active members! The happy news, is that we will probably have a baptism this weekend!!! Erica! An 11 year old young lady, whose father is actually Muslim, but we talked with him today and he gave his permission, really a great guy! She´s been going to the church with a recent convert and her kids! It´s been great! We may have some other possibles coming up! Oh, and the other night Uruguay beet Argentina in the American Cup and are going to the semi-finals!!!!! It was pretty intense!!! People were celebrating late into the night!

The Terry reunion will be fun! Tell them all to write me! :) Because so far the Birds are winning everyone! They´re the only ones who keep writing me.

I actually just read about the prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem! In Jesus the Christ! I´m actually on his last week as well! Pg. 585 mas o menos! It´s really good stuff to learn and really interestig, I´m enjoying learning all about it.
Today we went out to the pier, I was there about a year ago! weird to think!

Anyhow, thanks for the updates! I hope you all have fun at the reunion! Here you have a photo of my comp with a dog, a view from our apartment window, me with a member of the military, and I forgot what was the other photo! oh well!
Thanks for todo! Luv ya tons! Chau!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Email 27 June 2011

Did we have a baptism the other day?!.....Just look at the photos! Oh, It was AWESOME! It was the greatest feeling to see Enrique, after such a long hard life of sin, find his mistakes, correct them, and make the changes to follow Christ.... and then to see him washed clean!.....All of it gone! To start anew, reborn in Christ. The Bishop baptised him and afterwards told us that the water was cold! But as soon as he said the prayer, the water felt warm, after he pulled Enrique out of the water he hugged him and asked him if he felt cold, he said no, he felt perfect! I´m so excited for him. He was confirmed the following day and now he´s a member!

Well... other unique things... we did a bit of service this week! We helped move some furniture, we painted some chapas! (there like plywood walls), we pruned some trees ( as you can tell from the photo! With a machete :) NICE!) and filled bags of sand to fill up some holes in the church soccer field! It was all lots of fun!

We are actually freezing over here! The last 2 days have been really cold! And our heater stinks! ( not litereally, just doesn´t work well at all) But we are surviving! WE ARE SURVIVORS!!!!!!

Some missionaries I was with back in November have already gotten married! CRAZY!!! Any of my friends married yet?

That´s awesome that you´re reading! I love that part! I´m now hitting page 300 in Jesus the Christ!!! It´s really awesome stuff! It´s neat to get to know the Savior more!

Well, that´s about all for now! Luv ya tons!

Photos: Service in the tree!, 2 baptism photos!, and our Schin tower!!! Don´t worry, there were four of us drinking to make that, not just me!