Monday, February 15, 2016
This week I got a new companion. His name is Elder Tingy and he is from Arizona. He is a super great missionary and a lot of fun. We are really looking forward to this transfer!
This week we made a lot of progress in the area. We found some new people and have made contact with several people and families we have never made contact with before. It was awesome. We taught more lessons this week than we usually do but we still need to find more people and more lessons. Nothing makes me more happy than an agenda full of good plans.
I don´t want to scare any future missionaries, but sometimes missionary work is exhausting. I thought I was in decent shape before the missionary but Argentina just destroys me sometimes. Our mission is very focused on finding people and working effectively. We are always meeting a ton of people and teaching a lot of lesson one (the restoration). We teach simply and to there needs. For example, if we meet someone for the first time we are in and out of their house in less than 40 minutes. We really don´t spend a lot of time teaching people who aren´t progressing very much or continue to not keep their commitments. The way we work is awesome because we filter through a lot of people and we end up baptizing people that stay in the church, but it can be very hard if you don´t initially have a lot of people to work off of. There have been several days where everything falls through and we have only taught one lesson. Those days are so miserable hahah... And with our mission it can be really hard because we don't have Ipad time or do a lot of service or have dinners and stuff like that. The only fixed time a day we have something is the hour we have for lunch. So that means we have two hours before lunch and then 8 hours straight after lunch to just find and teach. Lets just say some days, are reallllly long haha....And ten hours a day under the sun wandering the streets of lovely Argentina can just kill sometime. I have never been this consistently tired in my life.
On the bright-side, we have a baptism this Saturday!! His name is Leandro! He is so impressive. I will tell more about him next week. We are super excited!!
We also has several other baptismal dates for march so we will see how they all turn out!
I hope everyone is doing well!
Oh and happy valentines day!!