Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

I love you guys so much, more and more every day. We had another great week, a little crazy but we love working here! We are seeing a lot of great things happen here. Our zone is doing really well! We have another baptism this week too!! We went to another area to help some Elders in our zone, there are not many members in their area and the members do not come regularly to church but we went to visit all the members to get to know them and to invite them to church. While there we found an older lady pushing a wheel barrel along the road, we offered to help and we pushed it to her house and shared with her a lesson of the restoration, it went well and she said she would come to church (however,she did not). And we also met a 17 year old and shared a lesson with him as well and gave him a book of Mormon, he seemed very eager and excited to learn. Back in our area,we had fun with our investigators this week as well, they came to ward night and we played charades and hot potato, they all really love it and have fun and it is fun for us as well to help them get to know and support each other. The youth here are really a great blessing, very nice and welcoming to the investigators, it is such a blessing! There are not many, but the are such good members! Our baptism March 6th is a 15 year old Jorge, he loves coming on visits with us and wants to be a missionary, and he is friends with all the youth, he is a really good kid. And Mirta will be baptized this coming Saturday and she is super excited. We try to protect our investigators because Satan is working really hard here. Especially when a baptism date is set, Satan puts little things in their way but we know that God is on our side and we will win! Everything was great at church on Sunday too!! We asked Estabon, our new member, to teach Sunday school and he accepted and we are working with him on setting goals and he is super excited. I love you all, keep praying, reading the scriptures, going to church. Little things are great things in Gods eyes. He does not ask a lot, it’s simple and it helps us to grow and become stronger, that’s what we teach everyday! I love you all so much and have a great week!!!

He was excited to find his favorite hair jell there! I am still working on getting last weeks recordings uploaded!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 16th 2015

Dallen sent a great voice recording this week, unfortunately it is beyond my computer skills to upload the recordings. I will have my nephew once again help me this weekend, but for now here are his pictures for the week! (Mom)

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015

Hello my family. How’s everyone doing? I love you so very much. This week was pretty crazy, I went to my first leadership meeting, it was great, a little intimidating with all the leaders and the President. He is so awesome and such a spiritual giant. He is amazing and truly an inspired man! I learned so much. We set goals for our area and will now implement them in our zone. Unfortunately there was an emergency transfer is our area, they took our sister missionaries away to Posadas so now we have the entire area all by ourselves!! President must have a lot of confidence in us to have such a big responsibility, our area is huge! A cool experience we had this week. We went to teach a lesson about family history to an investigator and before we even started our lesson she started telling us about loved ones that had passed away so we felt really inspired about the lesson we had prepared and she loved it. She told us a crazy story about a baby that was aborted in her family, a 4 month old fetus and they took the fetus and put it in a jar with alcohol and kept it for 3 years!! So Creepy!!  The sister missionaries had a baptism scheduled this weekend so we will be doing it for them, we are excited! We have one of our own too, Roberto, is in a wheelchair so both Elder Ollerton and I are going to baptize him together! His mother, 90 years old, is a recent convert and now her son will be baptized! We are so excited. We were walking down the street the other day and this punk kid that was on something was calling us names and being obnoxious and I was getting really annoyed, I turned around to say something but just then as I looked down the street I saw one of the sisters investigators Estabon and he looked upset so we went over to talk to him, he was having a bad day but we were able to help and make him feel better. It was cool that in our frustration we happen to see Estabon and were able to help him, God is looking out for us! We had never even been in that area before. Also, another guy on a motorcycle stopped to tell us he was inactive but wants us to start teaching him so we are excited about that too!  What we are really trying to do now is work with the less actives!  We have been having a lot of success with them. We have really felt inspired lately which lessons we should be teaching to our inactive members and investigators. Another cool thing is that we got permission from the President to teach a family in Brazil!! It will be Portuguese only! It will be a test of our Portuguese!! We are so excited to go this week!  I love you guys, you’re my inspiration, I tell people all the time how awesome you are!! Tell more people to write me!! Have a great week! I love you so much and please be safe!!

Pictures from the leadership meeting and we ate at McDonalds!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015

Hello!!!!!!!  I am on my way to my first consejo meeting in Argentina for all
 the leaders in the mission with the President!!!!  Today we had a
 meeting with the assistants and I did a practice lesson in front of everyone
 teaching a lesson with my companion!  I was a little nervous because they put us on the spot we were
 teaching one of the assistants!! Haha I don’t have long to write because we
 are with all the leaders. I hope I will be able to send my recordings later!
My week was great!! We had a good week! I had some investigators come to church
 but our baptism fell through this week (Neilda), :( she had to move back to her family’s home in another city :( Also I was going to baptize an investigator for the sisters
 and that fell through also, he needs more time to prepare :( Satan is
 working hard here! He won’t win though! We are staying positive!
We are in Argentina now!!! I saw my old zone leader and he told
 me that the people in my first area still miss me!!!! We are going to stay with the assistants tonight! I hope I will see them again!! I hadn’t seen them in like 5 months!!! It was so awesome!! I will see
 them tomorrow at the real meeting too!!!!
I saw one of my favorite companions, Elder Averett!!!!!! My first companion is
 in Paraguay now!! I’ve got to go, sorry this is so short this week.  I think we are going to go to a FHE tonight!!
I love you guys soooo much and please be safe this week I
need to go now:(( I hope you have an amazing week and I love you!!! Thank you for all the
Elder Eddenfield