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Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 39: Eldorado, Argentina

Wow, does sound like a tough summer for Liam, ha ha. The pool life seems to still be the thing, but that's cool that they have upgraded everything. And only like 2 more weeks till school's out! wow, that went by pretty fast, I bet you are excited. And ooooooh no, I still cant beleive Liam is going to take drivers ed........and date night to Wal Mart- sounds like a Will and Anna Roberts kinda date! But that's great that the ward is growing a little bit and having some baptisms! 

Here it's a little bit too cold for mosquitos. It started to rain and it got super, super cold. Well not super cold like 40 degrees maybe, but there really aren't any places to get warm.  Being inside someones house, or our house, doesn't really help cause it's about the same temperature inside as it is outside. I can see my breath in our house haha. But at least we can bundle up. I tried using the Under Armor, but it's pretty small and tight. But if it's really cold i'll have to use it. 

And hahahaha realllllly, Mr. Heller pulled up my blog in Emma's class?? that's funny. 

But the area is good, the zone is good. We are finding some cool people. Found a family of 5, well a mom and 4 kids that might start progressing and their neighbors as well. One of the neighbors came to church and liked it and we are hoping to bring all of them next week, and there is also the couple that is just waiting to get divorced and then they are going to get baptized, and then another couple that are neighbors of a member that we have been meeting with. The lady didn't really believe in God when we first started visiting her, but now she prays really well and she's reading the Book of Mormon and she and her husband say that they feel like what we are sharing is true and they are just waiting a little to get a spiritual confirmation that they need to be baptized, so we shall see how that goes. And also a lady we found that went to church as a little girl with her friend in Buenos Aires and then moved here. She has been studying with the Jehovas Witnesses for 2 and half years, but hasn't felt like she needs to get baptized, but we visited with her and she said she felt like what we taught her was true and she is reading the Book of Mormon as well. She was the first one at church Sunday

But Sunday was pretty fun, we showed up and there was no one.... it was raining and super cold and it was a holiday in Argentina I think - Veterans Day, so we waited a little and I taught the priesthood class, and my comp and I gave talks and one of the other elders directed sacrament meeting because our branch president got released and is now the first counselor in the district. He still presides over the branch, but he had to go to another branch so he wasn't there... so it was interesting; I think there were 25 people that went. But 2 investigators were there, so not terrible. 

But I think we will be able to have a baptism, or a few in June, but we shall see. There was a big problem here with baptizing people that weren't ready and now there are like 600 members and 50 are pretty active. I think that there wasn't so good of a leadership before, lots of people got offended and stopped coming to church and it was pretty disorganized. But there's lots of potential here and I think the branch can start to grow a little bit more. The members just need to work a little.... but it's all good. I like it here. 

Hopefully everything is going well up there and everyone enjoys their last few weeks of school! Love and miss everyone! 

Love, ben 

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