28 November 2011

I can´t believe that Thanksgiving passed by beause really the time flies by here in the Mission. I hope you all had a great day and next year we will have thanksgiving together!

Well this week was a solid week with a lot of hard work. We topped the charts in stats and the hard worked payed off. It was sooo hot this week it was crazy. Just walking and sweating all day and even at night. Even in the pench it´s hot and lucky us.. we have a pretty lame fan that doesn´t throw air worth anything hah. The joys of the mission. Besides that the week went great with the hard work paying off. We´ll I should probably go over the highlights of the week right? Well we have English Classes every saturday for two hours and like 12 random people came hah. It was sweet and they all want to come back next week. One of the students came to church this week so this is a great tool to help the mission work. We found an amazing family this week. We were passing by like any other day but we left a folleto with her last week and we decided to pass by this week. She said she was catholic and didn´t want anything but she accepted it and we went on our way. The second time we passes by the kids were playing BASEBALL?! yeah it´s crazy.. Argentines playing baseball? So I had to start playing with them and that opened the door to their house and we talked with the mom and shared the plan of salvation. At first she was a bit hard but at the end she softened up and realized that these things are true. We made plans to have all of the come to church and they were all stoked. Ends up the husband doesn´t want anything to do with us and said they cannot go to church. Heart Breaker! That killed me because this family is sooo dope. We just have to work and get to know the father. We passed by saturday night to see how there plans were to come to church and the mom ( Graciela) was like.. I talked with my husband and he said no..

The standard goal for the mission is to have 5 people in church. We had three people right before sacrament meeting and we were pretty let down because we were working so hard and reached all of our goals for the week. We offered a prayer in one of the empty class rooms and we had a miracle. Two random people showed up that went to the church in another area two weeks ago came here this sunday. The mother of 22 with 3 kids loved the church and her mother in law said it was beautiful as well. Wow.. I´m still stunned on how this happened and I´m thankful so much for our Heavnly Father for giving us this blessing. We worked hard and it payed off.

So after a long, HOT week we reached all our goals. Had success in the area and felt the blessings of our Heavly Father. It´s crazy how we are almost in Decemeber. I´m greatful to be in the mission!


22 November 2011

Well this week has been a pretty good week. The time seems all the same in the mission and everything just seems to fly. We are having progress with our investigators. Elizabet came to church so we are super stoked on her progress. I do not have to much time to write today just to tell you guys that the week went well. It was super hot this week but it finally rained. The new shoes are amazing.. I can finally walk!

Besides that everything is going fine here in the area of Rivadavia. Hope you guys have a great week and eat a lot of turkey and I cannot believe that Christmas is only 5 weeks away. We can talk on the phone!

Love you guys

14 November 2011

Well it´s been a solid week here in Rivadavia. We killed the boards this week and had a lot of success finding new people! We had a confirmation of a baptized that we had this last weekend so the work is going really well. I have a strong testimony that the members are the best way to find new people. We were on divisions with one of the members and we passed by one of his moms friends and she let us in like she already knew us. We talked and shared the message and they were stoked on it. The kids came and played basketball with us on Friday night and she loves us! They were not able to come to church this sunday because they went out to another area to visit family but this week we are planning a Noche de Hogar with this family with there friends who are members. It´s going to so rad!

We played soccer today for Pday with some elders from the zone. It´s weird being so old on the mission and I officialy have recieved my Trunky papers to have me fill out how I am going to go home.. Weird thinking about that.. I still have a long time to go. So I´m just stoked on this week to come. The weather is warming up and more people are outside so thats a plus. I´m enjoying my time with Elder Kezerian from SLC.. he´s a great missionary and a great guy. He´s a hard worker and we are going to tear it up this week again.

Thanks for the package! The shoes were very much needed. I can actually walk now hah! Thanks for the love and support. I liked the van stickers and everything hah. I miss you guys a lot but I´ll be able to call home in 5 weeks! Time sure goes by fast. Next thing you know it i´ll be home.

Make sure to tell Gary that I say hi and that I wish him a happy birthday. Tell him we need to go to some futbol games and watch them on TV too!

07 November 2011

Well I have left San Antonio de Padua.. I´m sad like always when leaving an area beacuse you become to attached to the investigators and members. I felt like I did what I was ment to accomplish and I love every single person that I have met there. The converts are amazing and the members are super awesome. I will always be in contact with them and always have a place in my heart for the people of Padua as well as my previous areas.

So we ended the transfer early on Thursday and I was able to visit families during the week. We had a dinner with a family that is investigating and it was delicious. They aren´t able to be baptized yet because they are working on Sundays but I´ll try my hardest from over here in my area to have them reach the waters of baptism. We were the first elders to enter in their house and they love us now! On Wednesday we finished the day off at Pablos house with his kids that were baptized. We ate humburgers and just spent the night together as a family. I love them so much.. they are so close to me and just super amazing people. I´m so glad I was able to share the gospel with them and to see their two sons be baptized and to see the future baptism of Pablo when all the paper work goes through for divorsement. Those kids are so dope. They love hiphop and skateboarding and want to go on missions! What more can you ask from anyone in Argentina hah. So I´m pretty sad leaving the area but I´ll be able to visit in 3 months before I head home! We need to come back and visit!

Right now I am in an area called Rivadavia! It isn´t to far away from S.A de Padua only about 40 minutes in bus. I´m companions with Elder Kezerian who was 1 month in the mission. I´ll be finishing out his training. I´ll be running the district here in in Castelar so I´m stoked to do that again. Should be fun and we tore it up this week. We got to the area on thursday with basically nothing so we started working super hard and we reached all our goals! It was a miracle and thanks to members that came with us on divisions we made it. The members are super cool here. The are is poorer so the people are more humble and open to the message. It´s all dirt roads again so I´m not that pumped on walking haha but I´m stoked to be here in the area. This saturday we held an english class and put up invitations all over the place and we had a good turn out of like 15 people with 4 new investigators! They loved it and said I was a rad teacher! We split the group up into two classes and I taught the other one. There was this little girl names Agustina that is adorable,who has 10 years, and went home and told all her friends and family members that she has a cool teacher named ¨Bret¨ haha. She really wanted to know my name so I told her and we ran into her in the street with her aunt and we started talking and she was like ¨Oh so you´re Bret the teacher.. Agustina always talks about you. So she is going to come to class Saturday and she wants to come to church on Sunday! I can´t wait to work with her and her family so the join the church. What a solid way to find new people!

The weather is heating up. It reached 30ยบ C this week and it was super hot and we are one month away from Summer soo I´m not ready for that.. but at least it rained so it cooled off the area for a bit. Besides that I´m loving it. Elder Kezerian is a great companion and a hard worker so I´m down to give it my all for my last 3 transfers and probably my last area. He is from SLC Utah.

Thats about it. Had a great week. Tired.. worked hard and ready to baptize here! We have a ton of potencial and I´m stoked!

01 November 2011

Whats up everyone! Thank you for the email fam. You guys are the best and sounds like everyone is doing good back home.

Well this week has been a crazy workful week leading up to the baptism we had yesterday. Damian and Matias were baptized this Sunday and it was soo great! These kids are like my family and this whole family is just amazing. We´ve been working with them for about 3 months and finally everything worked out. After working so hard in the area we are having success and it is a great feeling. I´ll send some pictures over of the baptism. I can´t wait to see this family go through the temple! So today we had an asado with the district and we bought like 60 pesos worth of meat which could feed any hungry missionary. It was heaven like always then after we played some futbol. Americans vs. Latinos... yeah you can guess who won on that one haha.

This week we have a sweet schedule. It looks like I´ll be heading out from the area so some families want to do some farewell things. Tomorrow we have another ASADO (boss) and Wednesday night we are going to have an American BBQ (with hamburgers) at the home of Pablo and his family. I seriously love the people here and will always carry them close to my heart like everyone else in the zones I have been in. It´s amazing to receive letters from converts that have made it to one year as a member and tell you how much their live has been blessed and they are going strong in the church with callings. It just makes the hard work seem like nothing because the happiness you feel is beyond measure.

We ordered a huge pizza this week and with other random orders when we are starving at the pench. Elder Nesbit is hilarious and we already have a lot of inside jokes. We always have trouble falling asleep at night because we always talk, even if we are dead serious about falling asleep... I´ll miss him alot!

4 months left in the mish... all the elders that have my same time are all telling me how it flys by. I remember I came into the mission with Reese having like 3 months left... it´s just a weird feeling! I don´t want it to end yet.. so I´ll be working hard til the end.

That's about it. Just a super gnarly week and on top of that two baptisms of the two coolest kids.