Monday, May 15, 2017

Week 41 --- BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is such a pleasure to write you this fine day, I hope all you mothers out there had a nice day yesterday, I know mine did. Wanna know why? Because she got to skype her favorite missionary who is currently in the field right now! That´s meeeeeeeeee! It was such a good time. If she tells you otherwise, it´s a lie.

Anyway I´m gonna tell you a little about my week. So unfortunately we weren't able to teach very many lessons, we dealt with a lot of appointments falling through, and it was a little sad not gonna lie, but we just kept going, until we decided to pass by a house that we had already tried 2 times before, it was a family, and at first it didn't seem like they were interested, they kept having things to do and couldn't meet with us, but ya know the third time's the charm, entonces, we decided to back one more time... and guess what! They let us in and we taught a bomb lesson about the Restoration. They both accepted baptismal dates. The cool thing is that they are married, because we don't see that a lot here, it's mostly just people who live together with kids, but they are married, so this next lesson we are gonna teach the Plan of Salvation, and focus on eternal families, because I'm pretty sure every family wants to be a family eternal am I right?

Other cool thing that happened, this week we did this thing called tormenta blanca, and so what we do is we go to the area of another companionship, to help them find some new investigators, and so we went to San Juan Centro, and found this little apartment thing, with a few houses, so rang all the doorbells obviously, and no one came out, so we went down the street, and por suerte my comp took a glance back and saw a guy at the gate where we had just rang all the doorbells, so we ran back, and we were like hey we are missionaries, we want to share a message about Jesus Christ, he said "sure" so we went in and taught him about the Restoration, ohhhhh this was an investigator of GOLD, he was asking questions throughout the entire lesson, questions that were actually about the things that we were teaching, and that doesn't happen often in Argentina, well anyways we got to the point where we were gonna testify about the Book of Mormon, and we explained that God gave us another set of scripture, to help us realize the truthfulness of the Restoration, and we explained that God led Joseph Smith to gold plates that were buried in the earth, and then we presented the Book of Mormon, and he asked us " These scriptures are the gold plates?" It wasn't even a sarcastic question, he was actually captivated by the fact that God had given us more of his word. So he was really excited to start reading it. So we leave him a chapter to read, and then invited him to be baptized... and he said yes. So that was such a cool experience.

We also learned how to make some pretty bomb empanadas from Hermana Yacante, that family is the GOAT of all families just so you know.

Anyways that's all for this week so I'm gonna end with a scripture Romans 13:8-10

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

I thought this was really cool, it explains that to keep the commandments all we need is love, love is all you need. Well obviously we need some more things but I wanted to say that phrase because I think I have heard it in a song or something, but really if you love your neighbour as thyself, you aren't gonna sin against them, so I thought that was kinda cool, and that is all I have for you I love you all and I will talk to you next week.

--
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

So in these here pictures we have the:
Baptism of Pedro
Pics of Hermana Yacante teaching us how to make empanadas, the picture of the really pretty empanada was the first one I did, the rest didn’t turn out so well...
There was also a pretty important soccer game that day, River vs Boca, and the house we were in are all fans of River, I too am a fan of River, and after River spanked Boca, Hermano Yacante shot some fireworks to the house of his neighbor who was a boca fan, so that was fun, don't worry we didn't take part in the fireworks.

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