Mathew 15:14-16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It was such an awesome week!
On Tuesday I did divisions with an elder that came with me to Argentina. It went so great. We taught a few lessons and later in the night we passed by the house of this kid named Franco. He is a friend of a member and we had been teaching him and he was going to get baptized but then all the sudden he disappeared. So for the past two months we have passed by his house and he is never been home. But we passed by and we saw him outside dragging this horse around and we were able to get a lesson with him!!! And the best part is he had been reading in the Book of Mormon!!! He read up to Alma!!! So in the lesson we just kinda talked to him and apparently when school and work started things got crazy but now they are calming down. So of course we set another baptismal date for the 30th of April!! So we will see how that all goes!

Our Investigators Gladys and Agustin are progressing so well too!! They are so great. Agustin is so excited to get baptized and Gladys had been kinda reluctant to commit to a date but after she read Alma 32 this week, that all changed. She totally wants to get baptized now!! She said that chapter just answered so many questions she had and it helped her understand what she had been feeling during the past little while when she has been praying and reading about the Book of Mormon. We are so excited! They came to church this Sunday too and the absolutely loved it!

We have so many people progressing it is awesome. This area is going to see a lot of baptisms in the next few months.

The funny story of the week:
So last night we were at the top of our area visiting this family. We then got a call from this member family that needed to get into the chapel to get there bikes and they didn´t have keys. It was a time crunch because it was around 7:00 and we had a family home evening planned with this family and Franco at 7:45. So we quickly finished our visit and headed down to the chapel at the bottom of our area. We rode so ridiculously fast haha. It was pitch black and freezing cold but nothing was going to stop us because we wanted that lesson with Franco so bad!! So it would normally be like a 25 minute bike ride but we rode up to a block away from our chapel in like 7 minutes and then all the sudden a huge ball of chain wire got stuck in my companions back tire. We stopped and tried to get it out but we couldn´t so we started walking to the chapel to deal with it there. Then all the sudden this old Argentine just walks over to us and starts telling us how to take it out. We try to follow his instructions but we couldnt understand anything he was saying so he eventually just started to try to get it out himself. He couldn´t do it and then all the sudden he pulls out this steak knife and just starts wacking at the wire like crazy. While I was watching him I was pondering on how weird the situation was but at the same time I just felt really grateful and impressed with how nice this guy was for helping us.... So in like three minutes or so he finally gets it out and then he looks up and asks us how much we are going to pay him. We then just started to chuckle because we thought he was joking.... But then we realized, he wasn´t joking.... We had absolutely no money on us so we told him we didn't have anything but we were really grateful for his help and then this guy just starts to freak out. I still don't understand everything that happened but it was just a really weird, awkward messed up temper tantrum with an angry Argentine cursing and waving this knife around. It was so funny my companion and I just stood there like fools because we had no idea what to do. He eventually finished and just marched off and my companion and I just looked at each other and we both started to die of laughter.... It was just and unforgettable experience... This country is just something else. And in case your wondering that guy wasn´t homeless. He was a well dressed man with a nice car.... I love Argentina

Well anyway there is the story. I hope everyone has a great week! Be safe and carry around extra cash to give to people that help you out because if not, who knows what will happen!

Elder Townsend

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