Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week 51: Crepes and fun!

Hellooooo!! World!!

This week has been incredible, sorry I couldn't write last week, we had to run to our zone activity and their wasn't much time, but I'll update you all real quick on the week!

So! Investigators, well, we are teaching right now, not a ton like I'd like to be doing, but we've got a few investigators. First we are working with Alexis, he's the son of a family of members, he's really awesome, he loves to come to church and he knows it's really important to come to church and everything, but he's having a hard time because he can't stop smoking, so we're helping him out with that. 

We're also teaching a family, their names are Hector and Cynthia, they are awesome, they have 2 daughters and have been together fro 10 years! But like the mayority here in Argentina, they aren't married. But they are so awesome, they read all of the pamphlets that we leave with them and when we get back they essentially teach us the lesson! haha!

As well, we are working with a little girl and her family, her name is sharon and she is 10 years old, she is a little shy and her family was less active, but now they come to church and she is going to be baptized with her siblings in november or december, because her brother and sister are 7. But they are super fun to teach, it's always fun teaching little kids.

And we are teaching another little kid, his name is Luciano, his family is still a little less active, but we are working with them so that they can come back.

And we are also teaching another family, their names are Camila and Matias, they aren't married either, but Matias is a member already, but he was less active for awhile, but now they have a marriage date and everything! But it's in January, but that's alright! they are both awesome!

And those are the mayority of the people we are teaching right now, we are still looking to teach a lot more people and I'm sure we'll find some more this week!!

On Monday we had our zone activity, we played this Football game with questions from Preach my Gospel, where they had to answer to advance! Whoo! that was super fun too!! 

Also another fun thing we did this week, the ward had a talent show activity!! The missionaries couldn't participate, but it was awesome to see some crazy dancing and as well, some did some classic dancing from argentina, and a young man even sang in English! Wow! It was super incredible! (and he sang really well!)

This week I've been learning a lot about the importance of being kind, Elder Gonzalez and I, we are great together, but we've had a few little problems here and there. (What can you expect being together 24/7 haha!) But I've found it is really important to look and find the good in others, and then tell them! So that's one of the things that I'm trying to do right now. 

As well, I'm trying to always remember to pray, to pray in every moment, it's so important to have the help of God, in lessons in the street, in every  moment, so I am trying to remember to always always pray!

Whoo! Thanks for all of your support! I love you all! I'm at a year this Friday! WHOO!!  Love you all!
-Elder Slack

P.S. Photos from the week! I learned to make crepes a while ago and I love to make them always, and one of them looks like a buffalo. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week 49: Sick day

Hey everyone! I'm here again! I've got just a few quick things for you all this week! Argentina is awesome!!

To start things off, this week on Tuesday we had our District meetings and Wow! My first time as Zone leader and I was able to learn a lot, it was an experience very very interesting. Started off everything normal, we had our zone counsel before the meeting started with the 3 district leaders here, it went all smooth. We started our district meeting with our district leader, it was pretty normal, we did some introductions and all. But everyone the whole time was making a lot of jokes and things like that, okay, I guess what can you expect from 19 and 20 year olds. But as Zone Leaders Elder Gonzalez and I, we have to go check on the other Districts to see how their meetings are going. I went over to another class and BAM! Wow, what a difference I felt, when I walked into the room everyone was sitting listening to the district leader, and he was teaching and testifying. As I sat and listened I could feel such a huge difference between the two different meetings, One where everyone was shouting a little bit and making little jokes the whole time and the other where everyone was sitting and listening contently, The Spirit hit me like a wall when I walked into the room. I learned there the importance of reverence that day, that it is so important to have the Spirit that we need to take out all of the distractions and put the jokes aside for a little bit sometimes.

On Friday, I went for an exchange with some other Elders in the zone, I went with Elder Bahena, it was super great, he only has 2 transfers left in his mission and I could learn a lot from him, we taught some great lessons and in the morning we went to a service project of the ward where we had to help put in the cement foundations of cement (well here all of the houses are made out of pure cement and bricks), so that was pretty awesome!

And last but not least, yesterday morning I woke up with a devastating stomach pain, I woke up super sick, I slept a bit more, we got up and went to church at 9:30, we stayed for sacrament meeting, but I was almost dying the whole time, at the end of the meeting a few people were talking to me telling me to feel better and I ran out and threw up in the trash can. So that was super fun! And we went to the hospital after that where they gave me a prescription and some shots to help with the nautiousness and the throwing up. Whoo! Super fun!! They said I probably had Gastritis, I think I got it from drinking the water from an investigator that I asked from. I think he took it out of the tap, but I didn't know so I drank it anyways because I was really thirsty. But I woke up this morning, feeling thousands of times better! So we're all good here! I feel like I'm back to about 80%. So by tomorrow I should be all good to go!!

More than anything else those where a few exciting bits of the week! It's so great here I love serving the Lord! Being a missionary is the best!! I'm learning a ton as Zone Leader! Love you all! Until Next week!!

-Elder Slack   

I got my hair cut.

 My companion on a ladder, Elder Gonzalez

It's been raining and it gets so cold!
Elder Gonzalez- some other photo that I don't remember what it is.