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.

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016
Great week!

Monday-Normal pday and had some great visits at night with some awesome families that have a lot of potential.

Tuesday-We had to travel for our zone meeting in the morning. Then we came back and had a normal day. At night we had a family home evening with the stake president and his family with a less active youth named Esteban that is 20 that we are helping get back to church. It went so well and Esteban is such a stud!

Wednesday-We helped my recent converts Jony and his mom Silvia make a garden today. They are super awesome! Then at night we had a dinner with the Gomez family. The family we contacted a few weeks ago. They are super great and have a ton of potential as well! I invited the dad to say the pray to start our lesson and and then we taught him how to say it because he had never prayed before, and at the end of his prayer both him and his wife were crying. So special. They are loving reading the Book of Mormon and love learning about how families can be eternal. Good stuff!

Thursday-Normal day full of great visits

Friday- We helped an awesome family in the ward paint their house in the morning, and in the afternoon we had several great visits with some new families we have met. 

Saturday- Baptism of our investigator Diana!!! It was super crazy at first because my companion and I got to the chapel early to fill the bautismal font and there was a mega birthday party going on for a 6 year old kid going on in the ward no one told us about.... like super big.... they had a bouncy castle in the cultural area.... but everything worked out and we had an awesome, reverent bautismal service for Diana and her family.

Sunday- Great day full of visits as well! 

And today for our p-day we are having a zone activity!! We are making pizza and playing soccer!! It will be my first zone activity in my mission! At this rate I might not even get a second one...
Oh and another funny note about my mission: I haven't talked to/seen a girl who speaks english in about 5 months! So awesome! 

Well I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys General Conference!

Elder Townsend

Monday, September 19, 2016

August 19, 2016

Another great week. 

Monday- Such a huge storm it was crazy!!! Super windy and super rainy! And it always is like that when we don't have any appointments planned haha. But it was a good day.

Tuesday- Super stormy again today. It gets so dark and spooky in our area it kinda freaks me out sometimes. I feel like I am just living in Halloween 24/7 haha.

Wednesday- Normal day full of visits and a lot of walking haha

Thursday- same as Wednesday...

Friday- We find a super great family today!! They are so awesome and we are excited to start working with them

Saturday- a day full of baptism interviews. In the morning, elders came to our area to do the interview for our investigator Diana who is getting baptized next week!! then in the afternoon we had to travel an hour because I had to do an interview for an investigator of some other elders... And then when we finally got back home we finished the day with some visits

Sunday- great day with a lot of investigators at church so I am happy:)

I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016
I don't have much time to write but it was a great week and everything went super well with the three baptisms this Saturday! 

We got transfer calls last night and I am staying in Parque San Martin with my companion. I am officially the King of Merlo Buenos Aires

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 5, 2016
It was another super busy, full week here in Parque San Martin.

Monday- We had a great P-day and some great lessons at night.

Tuesday-We traveled in the morning to get to our district meeting which was good. Then we traveled back to our area. We did some service for an awesome member family which was really fun in the afternoon. Then we finished the day with a few lessons. We met at night this inactive member with the coolest house ever! He was excited and prideful to show it to us haha. but I will admit he had a pretty cool soundsystem....

Wednesday- We had lunch with Silvia (my recent convert) and Jony (her 18 year old son we are teaching that is going to be baptized this saturday). It was awesome!!! We ordered empanadas and watched ¨Joseph Smith, The Prophet of the Restoration¨ and they both loved it!! JOny is doing so well and is so excited to be baptized this saturday. He is so prepared and has changed so much. We are so happy for him. 

Thursday- Was a regular day full of several visits. We had some time in the morning and made some brownies to take to some of our appointments. Let me just say aregentines are crazy for american brownies....

Friday- We had another great day. We did a quick service project in the morning and  had a really busy day in the afternoon. It was great.

Saturday- We got some of the baptism interviews done with our investigators that are planning to get baptized this Saturday. Everything went super well!

Sunday- It was a miracle and it didnt rain in the morning like it was suppose to so everyone could come to church! Oh and in the afternoon we taught found like three awesome investigator families to start working with.

So it was a great week and this week is going to be even more crazy. This Saturday we should have a baptismal service we have been planning of 3 maybe even 4 people. I will end pictures for sure next week and explain each person and their story:)

Happy Labor Day!! Go outside and barbeque!

Elder Townsend

No big email on August 29, 2016

August 22, 2016
It was a good week:

On Monday we played soccer with a few of the kids in the ward. It was super fun. I thought my soccer skills would get really good while I have been here but I am sad to say I dont think I have made much progress.

On Tuesday we had a normal day. Full of great lessons and we got a lot of work done.

Wednesday was... interesting.... We had a great morning and afternoon that were really productive. But then at night it got a little crazy.... I dont know where to begin the story and how much I want to tell but I will do my best to explain the basics. A few sundays ago a member in our ward told us about and inactive family we didnt know. She told us that one of the kids that is 19 has a girlfriend and they have desires to start coming to church and change their lives. So in the night we passed by their house to meet the family and expecially to talk to the son and the girlfriend... Lets just say that was the most interesting visit I had ever had in my mission. I dont really feel comfortable explaining everything that happened on here but its a very great story so I guess you will just have to ask me when I get home to tell it. But I will say in that lesson I got the most mad I have probably been in several years... so thats not awesome... but its the bad experiences as missionaries that build character and help us grow. So i am grateful I had that experience to learn.

On Thursday we got to go to the Buenos Aires Temple! It was so awesome. We went in the morning and came back at about 5:00. It was such a pretty day too everything wa perfect. Super great experience.

On Friday we had a normal day. Several lessons and a lot of walking which is good.

On Saturday we had a good day and at night we went to the church for a young single adult activity in the church with our invesitgator Jony! It was super fun, they made tacos!!!! 

Sunday was a normal day

Oh and an update on our investigators. Jony, Lucas and Tamara are all doing great. They are all progressing so well and the baptisms will be the 10th of September.

I hope everyone has a great week

Elder Townsend

August 15, 2016
Another super crazy and busy week on the mission! I dont know where to start so I will just take it day by day:

On monday we enjoyed our p-day.... doing..... everything we can do here.... playing soccer and cleaning our apartment....

On Tuesday we had several great lessons. At night we made a visit with Silvia and Jonathan! It went super well! Jonathan is doing super great and is super sure about being baptized! He is also starting to get involved with all the young adult activities in our ward and is really loving the social part of the church too haha. 

On Wednesday we had a great day as well. We had a lesson with the granddaughter of a member in our ward. Her name is Tamara and she would love to get baptized so we explained to her that we could help her with that! She will be getting baptized soon in the next few weeks as well.

On Thursday we had another regular day. Nothing too exciting happened but we got a lot of work done.

On Friday we found a super great family! They have a ton of interest. They are friends with Luis, a guy we baptized in June. The only problem is we are not quite sure if they live in our area... so we will see what happens with that.... Oh and in the night we went to go see lucas! The brother of Thomas, the kid we baptized two weeks ago. We have been starting to teach him and he sa well will be baptized in the next few weeks.

Then on Saturday we had a dinner with Silvia and Jonathan! They made us burritos and we just about died! So good! Great way to end the day!

Sunday was a pretty great day. Some stuff happened with some miscommunication in the ward and there was a bit of drama but no one killed anyone, so thats good....

And today I am currently in a computer place being forced to listen to a bunch of music from the states I have never heard before.... Maybe the rap industry has taken a turn for the worst since I have been gone or maybe I have just lost my taste for rap being a missionary... And after we are done here we will enjoy our lovely pday playing soccer, cleaning, and making a cake for an appointment we have with a family tonight.... turn up...

Well I hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Townsend