Monday, February 23, 2015

This week went well. We moved from our old apartment to the apartment of the elders of Belgrano, a ward right next to ours. We've had lots of great moments with members, and they're very excited to share the Gospel. A young couple invited a bunch of members and non members to a family home evening, and only one non member friend showed up, but he's very interested in receiving the missionaries. Felipe, a friend of Lucas, a recent convert showed up because of an invitation he extended.

This week, I've come to understand more of why priesthood holders are given the responsibility to exhort members to "pray vocally and in secret". As a missionary, I have never felt more guided by the Spirit during the day and in my personal preparation then when I can pray vocally in secret. It is a simple, but outstandingly powerful practice. It places a seriousness on the act of prayer that is not always felt when we pray only in our minds and hearts. I feel as though at least twice a day we should set apart time to close ourselves off from the world and pray vocally. "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." (Matt 6:6, 3 Ne. 13:6) "But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness." (Alma 34:26)

Monday, February 16, 2015

This week didn't go so well. The whole district is having trouble with finding people. We've had lots of difficulty because nearly all of the members are out on vacations, and they are our #1 source of investigators. We're still not down though. This next week should go much better.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We're a bit rushed because of transfers, so I'll be short.

This last week Daniel went to Church. He's great. He has a ton of interest and his sisters are recent converts and they're all good friends of an active family.

The transfers came and now I'm back in Capital after over a year. I'm in Nuñez with Elder Goyeneche from Argentina right next to the River Stadium.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Things have been quite crazy recently. We found a lady by way of a referral, and she accepted us right into our house. She said that years ago she listened to two missionaries, but lost all contact, but the name Joseph Smith stayed in her head all these years. Once she talked a bit with her Chiropractor who's a member, she was excited to see us again. As we began teaching, she cried at various points of the lesson and kept saying, "Why did it take me so long?" They're a great family, but I have no Idea what has happened since because I've been transferred.

So, Tuesday at 6 we get a call from one of the Assistants, saying that Elder Sosa will be going to Villa Ballester 2, with the other elders there, and that I will be going to Jose C. Paz 1....immediately. We left to go clean the apartment, and at 8 the other elders from Villa Ballester came to help us clean and pack, and then the Zone Leaders came. We got to Jose. C. Paz 1 at about 11 at night. Elder Gallup from Idaho is my new companion until the transfer. The Assistants said that it would only be to the end of the transfer.
This area is great. There is so much potential. I just won't be here to see it all unfold.