The Guys!

The Guys!
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Mothers Day...Next Sunday!

Hola Familia!
wow this week went by so fast! I swear I just wrote you guys like 2 days ago.. like really. Okay so this week was a pretty good week. Because.... we finally had a baptism!! :) little juan disoque got baptised! We had an appointment with them on tuesday and we explained to the parents that they had to get married to be baptised but juan had 2 attendances already so we invited him to be baptised and at first he said he didnt know and then in the end he said yes! It was awesome! Hes a capo! I'll explain the baptism in a sec. We also had a cita with micaela earlier in the week with a girl thats 19 I think thats a recent convert and will get sealed in the temple in like september. She was the perfect member cause she had to get separated to do it and her dad and boyfriend didnt want anything to do with the church. Maybe I already told you guys this story? anyway.. we had a really good lesson about faith and putting your trust in the lord. We invited micaela at the end to do what it takes to get baptised this sunday. She said she will think about it. So we tried to pass by everyday to help her but she wasnt there everyday. We finally had a lesson with her on friday and we taught her how to repent. We went through the steps (president taught us this and showed us this practice the day before in zone conference). It was really good but in the end she said she wasnt ready to get baptised. Basically that she didnt want to get separated. So we had to drop her... cause we have done all we can but its her now that has to take the steps. It was sad but she is a capa and came to church and stuff anyway. So yeah thursday we had zone conference (our last with president :( ) and it was really really good. I learned a ton of stuff and took good notes. And the thing that really helped this time was our preparation before the conference. We went in with questions and we prepared good before so that we had the spirit with us so president could really receive revelation for us. Many times we dont learn as much in meetings not because the person teaching doesnt have the spirit but because we didnt prepare ourselves good enough to receive the spirit and therefore allow him to teach our hearts as well as our minds. It was really good we learned about how every night when we plan that the lord really is with us and that he set up the appointment every night at 9 to plan with us because he has a plan for all our investigators for the next day. We have to receive what that plan is from him. We also learned a lot about revelation and that helped me a ton. And yeah lots of stuff. I learned a lot of things that I need to change to be a better missionary and thats exactly what I wanted to learn. It was great! This might sound kinda weird but the night before I had a dream about brinnly. And it was a pretty sad dream.. I woke like kinda sad and depressed haha especially cause of something she told me in the dream at the end. But then in the conference what she told me kept coming back to me and I applied it to my life and what I was learning in a different way and it helped me to be more humble to learn more about what I needed change. haha sounds kinda weird but god works in mysterious ways :) also on wednesday we had a ward activity where we cleaned the church really really good inside and out and then had choripan and they all played soccer and volleyball. It was a lot of fun cause tons of people came! It would have been more fun if we were allowed to play soccer and volleyball with them.. but it was still pretty fun. On sunday we had the baptism but it was pretty crazy cause whats called the bomb (the thing that sucks the water out of the ground and puts it into a tank to then be used in the church and in each house, every house has its own,) broke.. we were able to fill the water up about a foot and a half before it broke which was just enough to baptise juan since he is little anyway haha. Earlier in the week we asked him if he wanted his dads cousin to baptise him but he said no cause they never really helped up with this family and didnt really support them at all.. so he said no and that he wanted me to do it. So I gladly baptised juan in like a foot and a half of water :) haha it all worked out in the end. Blessings of the lord everyday :) Also this last week sandy had a couple days off of work so she was with us for a good 4 hours or so a few days last week which was really good. Her papers are gonna get sent to salt lake pretty soon. But she has been really thinking about why her papers are taking so long and that maybe its a sign that she shouldnt go. haha I'm not really sure if she will end up going now.. but she has a great testimony and loves talking to people. That was pretty much a summary of our week. This week we have an activity on wednesday night like we did over a week ago to watch a movie and share some food so we will see how that goes.

haha you talked to yamila? Thats funny! haha yeah pizza on wednesday!! :) Thats awesome that stake conference was so good. I'm very glad that you guys were able to be taught by the lord through a 70. Very cool! Its very true that being a missionary is not easy. We all learn that in our youth that the mission is hard. We just dont learn to what extent it is hard. We think it will be hard but not way way hard. But I cant lie and say its not really hard. It is. But if it wasnt then we wouldnt learn the things we need to learn and understand in this time. Its hard every day. but "when we are on the lords errand, we are entitled to his help." -pres gulbrandsen. its definiltey worth it though :) haha thats funny cass is taking david to morp. Kinda weird at the same time but oh well. Here its finally getting cold. It rains some days really really hard and we get drenched but other days its cold in the morning, warm during the day, and cold at night. We already broke out the sweaters so its officially starting to get cold here. Thats cool you saw parker! shayla wrote me last week cause I asked her about parker and she told me that his dad was in a serious accident. I'm guessing he didnt mention anything to you. He was in the hospital for a while and stuff but she said they are just grateful he is alive. Broke like I wanna say 15 bones or something? pretty crazy.. shes gonna get me his email to maybe write him one of these days. What color are you painting the living room? When do play offs start for soccer? boca and river played here last night so it was pretty crazy. Some kids in the street started talking to us which a lot of times means they want to rob us but we just kinda ignored them except for the fact that I told them I'm from mendoza (which is a provincia (which is a state in argentina)) when they started say hello how are you in english and they believed me :) I tell everyone I'm from mendoza and they believe me hahaha :) oh and your package didnt come fast enough in time for the zone conference like I wanted it to... oh well I guess. thanks though! gracias a todos!! les amo mucho! :)

Elder Buxton

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