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, October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016
Well it was my first week here in Santos Lugares. It was a good week but pretty crazy.
My area is the city. Its the first time I have every worked in a very city-like area so thats pretty exciting. Its super different. The people are so much more sophisticated but crazy at the same time. There are some things I like about it because there are a lot of great, healthy families that would make great members of the church. But at the same time, I am already kinda annoyed by all the weirdos haha.

So our area currently has like no investigators...so thats awesome. This week we basically just spend 8 straight hours everyday in the streets contacting and getting the work in this area moving.... I am tired....

I don't have much time but some facts and highlights from this week:
- I am currently living in a 4 person apartment again so that is super fun
- My new companion is Peruvian
- The ward I am in is super awesome and very strong. 
- This week I am probably doing divisions and going to work in a villa that is called the la fuerte apache.( I can explain what that is but If you actually care you can just google it). Needless to say, I am super excited.
- Girls in the city are very annoying... I cant even count the number of times very inappropriate invitations were extended to me this week....
- I like Peruvian food


Well I hope everyone has a great Halloween! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016
Honestly I don't have my agenda that has all the stuff I did last week so I cant remember much of what to say haha.....BUT we got transfer calls last week and I am leaving. I am going to an area called Santos Lugares. I don't know much about it. The only thing I have heard is that it is city and that ´´it's not very santo´´ haha so I guess we will see how it is.

This week was awesome but also super sad. I am going to miss all the people I have come to grow and love here the past six months, but I guess I'm just going onto the next adventure.


I hope everyone has a great week
Extra from Mom:
Santos Lugares is a district in the southeast of the partido of Tres de Febrero. It is part of the urban agglomeration of Greater Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires Province, northeast of the Buenos Aires city proper.Wikipedia
Weather67°F (19°C), Wind E at 21 mph (34 km/h), 75% Humidity
Local timeMonday 12:32 PM
Population17,023 (2001)

October 24, 2016
Honestly I don't have my agenda that has all the stuff I did last week so I cant remember much of what to say haha.....BUT we got transfer calls last week and I am leaving. I am going to an area called Santos Lugares. I don't know much about it. The only thing I have heard is that it is city and that ´´it's not very santo´´ haha so I guess we will see how it is.

This week was awesome but also super sad. I am going to miss all the people I have come to grow and love here the past six months, but I guess I'm just going onto the next adventure.


I hope everyone has a great week

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016
Another week

Monday- our pday was an absolute disaster. It was a holiday so everything was closed and there wasn't any transportation so we wasted some good hours walking getting the stuff done we needed to do....thats the mission.... but on the bright side we had a great night doing proselyting. We taught this new guy named Daniel we found and he is totally going to get baptized so thats awesome!

Tuesday- Normal day....

Wednesday- So many visits and lessons today. Which is good but exhausting haha... At night we saw our investigator the Gomez familia and they are doing so well!! I can already hear the water in the bautismal font running

Thursday- Another full day

Friday- It was my companion's birthday! We had a great lunch and some great visits! At night I made hime a cake!

Saturday- Super huge storm in the morning. We had to travel to another chapel in our zone to go to a stake activity that they asked the full time missionaries to participate in. So that was a fun hour of walking in pouring rain and wading through super flooded street in boots to get there....

Sunday- Great day at church. It was mothers day here so it was pretty crazy in the streets. My companion and I are on a good streak of walking in on huge dinner parties every Sunday afternoon.... but its all good because we get a ton of food and new investigators haha..


Well I hope everyone has a great week


October 10, 2016
Another great week!

Monday- Good day. Nothing crazy. But good day

Tuesday- In the morning we headed to the offices of our mission and had a training and did some interviews with our mission president. It was pretty fun! The lunch the gave us there was pretty good too! At night we back in our area we went to the farewell of a youth in our ward that left for his mission which was super fun. The only sad part is that right when they brought out the food it was too late and we had to run back to our apartment to be back home on time... I swear that always happens....

Wednesday- Great day full of several visits. We had a great lesson at night with our investigators the Gomez family. They are so great and are doing super well!

Thursday-Another day full of visits. At night we had a great lessons with a member family and their friends that are a young couple that loved the idea of eternal families I talked about last week. Our lesson went super well and we have another lesson planned with them this week.

Friday- We did divisions today and I went to another area and was with an elder from Peru. At night he taught me how to make bread on a grill! Super fun!

Saturday- Normal day. At night we had a dinner with a great less active family we are working with. They made us matambre a la pizza! Which is basically pizza but instead of bread you use just a huge, thin piece of meat haha! It was so good!!

Sunday- So many miracles today. Our day went so well and we found so many great new people to teach. Its hard to explain everything that happened but it was just a super awesome day

Well I hope everyone has a great week!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016
It was a great week.

Monday- We played soccer and ate pizza as a zone! It was super fun! Im actually getting pretty dang good at soccer.... I am feeling super latino...Then at night we had a family home evening with our recent converts Jony and his mom Silvia! They are doing so great!

Tuesday- We went to another area and did divisions. Divisions are always an adventure... 

Wednesday- We had a regular day full of lessons. And then at night we had another lesson with the Gomez family! They are doing so great and are in the process of developing their testimony in the book of mormon and receiving answers to their prayers. We made them brownies and it is so ridiculous how much argentines love north american deserts...

Thursday- Another full day of lessons and some service. At night we met an awesome young couple that are friends with some members that recently moved into our ward. They are super nice and show great interest. They have plans to get married and start their family soon. With them we briefly talked about how families can be eternal and we can be with our spouse and children as a family after this life. It was so great because sometimes the concept of ├ęternal families´ is so a hard to explain and help people understand outside of the church. But they toltally understood and literally were in tears after we told them. So great. 

Friday- Lots of great lessons

Saturday and Sunday- We got to watch conference in the stake center here! It was super great! Super special! 

A member that went with us to conference

The pork I cooked! I am turning into an argentine...

I hope everyone has a great week!


Elder Townsend