WEEK 31 meetings week

hola familia so this week we had about three hundred thousand hours of meetings! all that culminated in not very much tie to work, but i´ll try and hit the basics! first off we had a worldwide missionary broadcast thi wednesday that was really cool and ended with them changeing both what key indicators we record and also our schedule down here in south america! so for us down here we can wake up at 7:30 now! wooooooo. plus our pday got extended for about 3 hours every week! this is all super cool and new also our schedule got a whole new degree of flexibility so we´re able to do our studies during the country wide naptime that happens at mid day. other than that we had eetings with the zone, conferences with president and interviews with president, still can´t get anyone to go to church and the search for bikes may finally be coming to an end!

WEEK 30

hola familia this weekwas realy busy and also a large change for elder powell and i. we are starting to really get into the writing of a large 30 minute training video for all the new misionaries that will come into the mission for the next three years! so right now we´re doing different work than i´ve done on my mission. mainly we´re doing a lot of brainstorming and writing. (so far i´ve writen two original songs in spanish) so investigator and experiences wise things are a little bit slower this week. this week we were able to bring a man named julio and his family to a baptism that we had on saturday. he says he really wants to go to church and tht the only thing stopping him is that he dosn´t have a car to get to the chapel and he also doesn´t like people coming to pick him up. soooo we kinda had a long lesson about how the lord commands us to places and we have to just figure out how we´re gonna do it but theres always a way to acomplish it. then we told him that we walk everywhere and he needs to just suck it up and go to church. so we´ll see what we can do for him! anyway chiao!!

WEEK 29 me quedo en Comodoro

hola familia! how is everyone?? this week was a really good one! unfortunately nobody came to church this sunday but we also started working a lot closer with a man named Fernando. he is a really cool guy who we got as a reference from ne of the hermanos in the ward . we`ve had about 5 lessons with him in the past two weeks which is more than we almost ever have. sometimes after a lesson Elder powell and i just talk between ourselves about how amazingly prepared he is. every lesson we have he always seems to be saying just the right thing he really wants to be baptized and we`re really excited for him! he cancelled on coming to church this week though and right now we`re still trying to figure out what happened. The rest of our area is still basically the same, lots of walking lots of hard work and we`re still hoping to see some more results from our efforts. our are by many has been labeled the hardest area in the mission but who knows really! so in other news one elder left our apartment this transfer because he went up to be a zone leader. and his replacement is…. ELDER MINER my MTC comp! so im looking forward to having a crazy fun transfer here!

 

WEEK 28

hi everybody! so this week we had another fairly average week! which means… 10 plus miles walked every day, one evengelical lady yelling at us about how the book of mormon can´t be true, 2 close calls with dog bites. 1 very bad sun burn and still no bikes!! but thats my fault now! so everything is going good. unfortunately we weren´t able to bring anybody to the chapel this week but its okay because we´re still dealing with a lot of really well prepared peope and i´m sure they´ll all be baptized by the time i leave! so quick testimony that a testimny of the book of mormon is the most important thing that anybody can have! chao!!

WEEK 27 Happy new years!

hi everyone! so this week was new years week! that means that for missionaries nothing is that different! we were able to have a new years eve party with a really awesome family that we also went to go see on christmas. they invite a bunch of people over and we were able to even get a really cool reference from this party! so if anyone was wondering about new years parties here….. they´re exactly the same! so thats fun. there were lots of fireworks and lots of food and lots of talking about how it was only 7o´clock at home when we were partying!  so this week also the mission refocused on just teaching more and more. so elder ppowell and i contacted basically all day everyday so that we could find people to teach. definitely one of the hardest areas in the mission! but we were able to teach 16 lessons wich is a record for the area. we´re still pushing (like all the mission) for at least 21 lessons every week. cool experiences of the week include: 3 people when we asked if they were reading the book of mormon actually said that yes they were in fact reading!! wooo it kind of left us in a strange position because we are pretty used to re teaching why people need to read! we were pretty lost everytime but it all worked out. alright! chao!!

WEEK 26earth wind and fire

hola familia!

 

wooo congratulations Ashley and Bowen!!! woooooo!! i´m super excited that everything went well and that things are good! I know everyones is busy so ill just share a few things. 1. benifit of 2 gringos contacting in a country where they only kind of speak the language is… sometimes you accidentily contact a zoo/cherry farm! and get free tours and cherries! and two cool new investigators who live inside a zoo!! anyway this letter is called earth wind and fire because it is super hot here, its only cooled down by the wind which is crazy strong and that wind then in turn throws a bunch of dirt around! generally what im saying is my glasses are pretty scrached up. buut everything is awsome here. i got a package from dad on wednesday with a soccer ball and skittles if you were all trying to see what would get here first or anything, and i don´t know if we are actually getting bikes or not i haven´t heard anything from the zone leaders so we´ll see! alright for  skype i need you guys to send me your skype info asap so that i´ll have it on sunday to call you! we aren´t sure exactly what time we´ll be calling so im gonna try and do it around 3or 4 MY time which is about 10 or 11 Your time also ill try and send you guys an email before so you know im trying!

WEEK 25 Im dreaming of a brown christmas

so here i am in Comodoro rividavia! the big city! except for my area! Sooo basically if you take a foto of yakima and add more dirt more wind and have less people thats like my area! sooo i love it! i think right now though im gonna start the campaign for gettig bikes! because its about a 35 minute walk to the house of closest investigator and then you can keep going for another hour or so just walking and you still don{t get to the end! so my new comp elder powell says hi, also he is one transfer newer than me and is a california movie maker. super cool and we talk about movies and music all the time so its pretty good. lets see this week i saw some horses some turkeys some dogs inside a bank and honestly its felt like 3 weeks since ive been able to write! so im gonna spnd my time responding to everyone wooo!