September 2009-April 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

NO te precupes!!

So we are emailing a little later cause we had a long day trip to Las Heras! Oh it was so great to see the Velazquez family and the Mercado family! They are doing great! This week was pretty crazy as well. My comp was sick one of the days cause on last Monday we ate a lot of deep fried food and it wasn't so good for either of us.. but the next day she was able to rest a little and then we went out and worked. Martas kids were being different yet again! They have their off and on days. we need to find out what the iceberg is with her and them. She came to church with us and it was good! We gave the principles class and it was on the organization of the priesthood. I actually learned a lot that i didnt know before.. haha.the time is winding down... and everyone likes to point that out.. missionaries, members and investigators.. but its all good! We are getting excited to go to general conference! it is in our area where they are broadcasting everything! I hope you all have a great week! I have to go cause its late!
I love you all!

Monday, March 21, 2011

3 Week countdown!

Hola familia!!!
We are sending mail early this morning cause we are heading out to Ituzaingo and Ramos today!!! yay!! I’m going to be visiting all the families it will be fun to see them! This week was kind of sad with Marta and her kids. We had a fun night with them and the zone leaders came as well. They have been coming lately in all the different areas to help the whole zone out, to help us meet our goals that every area in the mission can have baptisms- all for one and one for all!!! So they came and we played this oreo game and ended the night with all of them committing to coming to church on Sunday.. however we showed up with all the pancake mix on Sunday morning and none of them were home. Marta had left with some of her children to go out and help her other daughter.. soo that was a very devastating.. however the daughter of Josefa and Fransisco came to church and absolutely loved it! She wants to be a missionary.. haha. which she can be! She just needs to quit her job cause it is not a good place for her to be!

Last week I forgot to tell you that Guillermo, the guy with one leg, blessed the sacrament and it was amazing and he gave a talk in church! He gave it on honesty and how we must be honest today as members of the church! i loved it we were so proud of him. It is so rewarding to see the progression of the new converts and with the help of the holy ghost!
well I love you all and hope you have a great week!
I sure hope there is snow left to get in a day of snowboarding!

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14

Hey family!
Well that was a good full email of events! I'm so happy you all visited Hermana Daniels.. I love her so much! Jason just barely wrote me too saying he got to talk to Hermana Lopez.. I love her too. What a small world! haha. Thats so weird they are home.. I guess in a month I will be as well. It hit me this week that I have to actually think about life after the mission, plans and goals that I need to make.

This week was really weird with everything happened. The tsunami of Japan has caused people talking non stop here. It's just more of a reason to prepare and preach la palabra de dios! We saw a bonding moment happen from one the converts from the villa Amada with another lady who suffered a lot during her life with her mom. She is like 70 something her name is Mari and she always calls us mamitas haha. she has a huge heart. When Amada came with us to visit her they had a bonding moment during the lesson. She came on Sunday finally to church! and absolutely loved it! Then marta ( the lady with 11 kids) stopped smoking! thats exciting. we keep teaching the kids but sometimes its hard to get them all together or paying attention but little by little they progressing.
well.. thanks for looking and getting into all the schooling stuff for me! I love you all so very much and hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 7

Hey family!
Wow this week went by so fast. we ended it off pretty good! We had a huge barbeque on Thursday with the familia Laporte (who are my by far favorite family here in Bonzi) We have about 80 to 90 people in attendance here it's officially a ward now thanks to Guillermo being baptized and a full tithe payer now.. he is amazing. He wants to show up at our door in the states someday to watch conference live. We gave talks in the ward about the importance of serving a mission for all the youth.. that was very special. I probably wont be back home in time for general conference.. i think its the week before I get home. Tell Hermana Daniels that I love her so much and that Tomas is still in the house! haha.

This week was nice! There was a baptism in the other ward so Marta and some of her kids came to watch it! the day before we had a haircutting party and while I was cutting the 16 year olds hair Estefania she was talking about how she has been reading the book of mormon and loves it! She loves the story of Nephi and how his family was like families today with the same problems.. she is going to get baptized before I leave. We also had a noche de hogar earlier on in the week with a family from the villa. Amada is the mom and a member. She has some kids that aren't members including her 25 year old son. He came to church on Sunday for the first time and got to hear his mom's testimony. He used to be huge into drugs and drinking but after she got baptized back in Oct he stopped and started working! Amada is an amazing woman so humble but yet so strong in the gospel, her grandchildren are teaching her how to read. I truly feel so blessed to be a part of the lives of these great people. The Lord has His time for everyone.

Hermana danes and i colored our hair.. mine looks pretty much black and hers is really red! haha its fun. it was a holiday so nothing was open. Well I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We didnt get 200 baptisms this transfer but we did get two hundred and ONE!!!! yaya! thats exciting isnt it! And yes Josefa and her cute little husband Fransisco were baptized on the 26th which ended up being their anniversary too!!! oh it was such a special day. We were really nervous at the beginning of the week cause we had some problems but it all worked out in the end. we felt so blessed.. their daughter came to support them and now she wants to get baptized too.. she has suffered a lot in her life with her husband leaving her and her children getting into problems.. but Josefa and Fransisco are going to be very blessed in their home. They have another daughter that lives there too with her sons and husband so its a full house!!

We are not having transfer meetings anymore.. now they are just calling the night before and telling us to come to Ramos if we are changing.. which we are together thankfully again and yes it is my last transfer here.... all the missionaries that are leaving are called pastores.. But now we will be having a little zone conference to see what are the goals for the transfer and they are filming the testimonies of all the hermanas and elders that just barely left.. so i will be doing that before i leave...

Hermana Daniels is leaving today to her house and will there by tomorrow! I have been so deeply blessed with having amazing companions that have taught so many things.. Hermana Danes has been great too. I'm so proud of her! We have Marta who is slowly stopping smoking.. we bought her the nicotine gum and suckers to help her but in the end she ended up getting an infection in her molars and now she has to get her teeth all pullen out.. oops. we felt so horrible but she was very understanding and we helped get her kids ready for school. they started the school year again today.

Well I love you all so very much and thank you for all your help and love! have a great week and i hope Heston and Maisie will feel better!! and find a date to prom Jake.