Monday, November 24, 2014

This week I hurt my leg and I had to rest it for about two and a half days. I don't know what happened, but it was all inflamed and hot, and difficult to walk. It probably happened playing soccer on Tuesday. It was really annoying because I wanted to get to know the area, but we couldn't do anything.

A friend of a member named Julio showed up on Sunday. We thought he was from the other Elders' area. They said that during one of the meetings he started crying. Later, his friend, Hno. Arvelo who we live with said that his dad recently passed away.

When Elder Christofferson came a few weeks ago, something he said really stuck with me. He said that he thought for a long time that Christ would come when the wickedness of the world had reached a certain point. He said that his wife corrected him and said that the thing missing for His second coming is a prepared people. It made me think of how the duty of the Twelve, and by extension members and missionaries in their respective responsibilities, is to bring the Gospel to the ends of the Earth and to build the Kingdom of God on the Earth.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This week went well. Alberto came to the special stake conference where Elder Christofferson spoke. He's doing very well and his mom thanked us saying that were the only ones who persevere with him. She's Pentecostal.

Elder Fuentes was invited to a trainers meeting, and I had an interview with President for a Temple Recommend and the Ecclesiastical Endorsement for BYU. It was a very good experience.

I've been transferred to Villa Ballester with Elder Jones. Elder Funtes will be training a new missionary. It seems like a nice area. It's much larger than our area in López Camelo.

Monday, November 10, 2014

This week went well Alberto is coming along well, but didn't come to church. We were outside his house about half an hour clapping and yelling, but he was dead asleep.

We had interviews with President on Thursday. He showed us the trailer of Meet the Mormons and said that it won't come to Argentina until March. He also showed a video of Pres. Eyring when he was a member of the Twelve saying very forcefully "You be careful" if we ever have the idea that perhaps our calls weren't inspired. He said we should tell our younger brothers to take good pictures when they send in the papers because usually the moment the see the picture they know where we have to go. He said he had never received impressions as strong or as consistent as the missionary assignments.

Sunday was Elder Fuente's birthday. He changed clothes because he knew he would be mauled by eggs and flour and mud.

Monday, November 3, 2014

I think I should probably clarify. Lunch with the Cabranes last week was actually very, very good. It always is. It was an inside joke because they said they were reading my blog. I took a chance with that one.

This week we found a few new people who seem interested. We found a Chilean friend of David. They all call him "Chile" as a nickname. He came to Church this Sunday along with a friend of another recent convert, Zenaida, who's now living with her until the flooding by her house cleans up. She's from Pilar, close to Derqui where I was.

There's been about two days of nonstop rain. It seems like some areas of Buenos Aires are flooded. Here, everything seems fine for now. There was another time where it was flooded nearly up to the outside door of the place where we live.

The Google Street View we saw in March finally has the pictures up:,-58.6938603,3a,15y,30.91h,84.51t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sEBeFBLya_GsF9FKhCP9VuA!2e0 It's me and Elder Chriss to my right.