Monday, August 25, 2014

Argentina Week 10 (August 25, 2014)

Hello everybody!!!! I am very sorry I don’t have much time to write
this week, but I am doing well!! We had a good week!! This week we
have been trying hard to find more and more people to teach and I feel like it was another building week for us! This week I had the
opportunity to go on splits with Elder Nielsen who only has 4
weeks in the mission!!! And he is like my best friend!!! We killed
it!!! We actually did better than our trainer’s haha and got 2 fechas for baptism!! It was so awesome and we were confident in teaching and everything went soooo smoothly!! It was only for a day, but I would really like to do it again!! Yesterday at church was a little let down cause some of the people in our group went out of town and we literally had 6 people in the meeting but it was all good!!! I teach classes of English every Wednesday and we have been starting to teach the kids and they have been starting to come to church which is awesome!! Also today was awesome cause I went to the waterfalls!!!!! One of the 7 wonders of the world!!!! It was absolutely crazy!!!! There were some Americans there too and it was fun to talk to them in English!! I love you guys sooooo much and I am sorry I don’t have time to respond but I will next week!!! I love everyone!!!! I am very sorry I don’t have much time to write but I love you guys soo much! Ohhh and I got to talk to Elder Thomas this week!!!!!!! It was amazing to hear his voice!!!! I really want to see him!!! I am very sorry mom this old computer doesn’t read the camera I think I need to send the pictures next week!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Argentina Week 9!!!! (August 18, 2014)

Hola mis amigos!! This week was really great!!! We prepared our 3
investigators Mirta, Paulina, and Yamila for baptism on Saturday and
everything went as planned! We had to go to the el dorado church because
there is a baptismal font and it was a good turn out because we told
the missionaries there to bring their investigators so they could see
what a baptism looks like and feel the spirit too! I got the
opportunity to baptize paulina and mirta and it was awesome!! It feels
weird now because whenever we visit them we know they are members now and not investigators,
but they are awesome and we are super excited for their baptism! Also in
church on Sunday i got to confirm Yamila as a member and give the gift
of the Holy Ghost! That was a great experience and a little nerve
racking because it was all in Spanish haha! Also we find out that her
son wants to be baptized too so we are going to start teaching him the
lessons and hopefully within the next few weeks he will be baptized
too! The only problem is, is that her husband hasn’t really showed any
interest for us and we have been trying to work little by little
gaining his trust, but the family is really nice and will be great
members! Also there was one of the friends of a kid in our ward who is 12 years old
and visited church this Sunday, one leader from El Dorado gave
a talk about paying tithing and how it is important and the kid paid
tithing right after church! It was amazing! He says he wants to
receive the Holy Ghost and the priesthood so we have been starting to
teach him!! This week went well and I am excited to see what is yet to
come for Puerto Esperanza!!! It is a holiday here today, I do not know what holiday but all of Argentina just like shuts down for the day haha, it seems like they have a holiday everyday because
all the stores close at noon and they take a nap until like 4 and re
open their stores lol! It is outrageous haha we got lucky the computers weren’t
closed! I had a classic Dallen moment, spilling milk! But don’t worry I didn’t let any go to
waste as you see in the picture!!! hahaha jkjk! The food in the picture is the best food here! I eat it literally everyday!! Laundry is sooooo weird doing it all by hand, that is what I am doing in one picture where it looks like I am in a brick hole!!!!, I miss having fresh clean clothes everyday! Lol! I am glad everyone is doing well at home
and I love you guys sooooooo much!!! Have another awesome week!!! te

Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 8 in Argentina!!! (August 11, 2014)

Hola Hola!! Things are still going well here in Argentina! This week
was a little slow not too much happened! We are preparing for 4
baptisms this next Saturday and helping the investigators get past
their doubts, but they are prepared for the next step! We had a
first priesthood meeting in Puerto Esperanza and it went very well!!
We are trying to motivate the future priesthood holders here so we can
try to get a church constructed here in the future! This week we are
going to talk to them about the importance of paying tithing and how much
it will help here in the future. It is a little hard sometimes getting
people to church because everyone has a hard time getting up at that
hour! We also have new people in our zone and the elders are awesome!
One of them came here with Elder Thomas and now we are really good
friends! Today for P-day we did shopping and we cleaned the house and after writing letters we are
then going to play some basketball for a little bit! The house we live in is pretty nice! it’s not like my real home though! One of the pictures I sent is a mate cup! Everyone in Argentina has mate or
terere!  This is also a picture of our fridge, it is so small and I can’t even remember what good milk tastes like anymore :( ! I am trying hard to learn the languages; I want to learn
guarani and Portuguese! I love everyone so much and have another great
week!! My love grows for everyone every week! I want to thank you guys for everything you did and do for me. I am really am so appreciative of you guys you don’t even know!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Week 7 in Argentina (August 4, 2014)

Hello everybody!! I just want to say I love everyone! This week was
good! So this Wednesday we got a call from the Mission President and he wanted to
talk to me. He told me that he wanted me to come to Posadas and
talk at a Youth Conference in the United States on Skype! I was super
nervous, there were about 80 or 90 people there and it was for an East
Coast youth conference! I talked about the realities of the mission and what I have
learned in my short time here. I was really nervous but I got through it. I spoke about you guys too and how you should never take your family for granted.  It was awesome and I was glad to have the opportunity to share with the youth! Also the next day was a
wedding ceremony for one of the members in our ward and I had to
prepare something to speak at that ceremony also! Then on Sunday someone told
my companion and I that we are teaching  Sunday school like 30 seconds
before it started! This week was a little difficult and busy and I am very tired but it
was a great experience! We are planning on baptizing the wife who just
got married to one of the members on the 16th! Also on the 16th we
have Paulina and Mirta who want to get baptized! One thing I’d like to share is a
 scripture that has helped me. Alma 26:12. Without the lord
I am nothing. That is a true statement! I hope everybody has an amazing
week!! I really love everyone more than you’ll ever know!
Love, Dallen