Venado Tuerto, Argentina
Hola!I´m glad you are all just having a lovely summer... I am just here in Antarctica. Haha not really, but people sure dress like it. It´s nothing after living in Logan!
One day we went to Murphy, and there was a branch activity. We showed up at the time they said it started..and no one was there. So we waited, and 30 minutes later people started to come. Then we realized there was no electricity...yep, how embarrassing huh. It hadn´t been paid so they turned it off. Well good thing we went, because it turned out no one had planned anything..and at first everything sat there awkwardly. They said the missionaries would share a thought....which we did...and then do a game. Haha so we played mafia and ´do you love your neighbor´. In the dark! It was one of the craziest activities i have been to, but they all loved it. (And then that night we were waiting for our collectivo to come...realized we had the schedule wrong, thought we were stuck in the middle of argentina and were going to have to sleep with the dogs in the street as we had hardly any money...when by a miracle a bus showed up late. So we made it home by 11pm that night. haha) Sunday we went, and still no electricity....aannnd, I had to give a talk in sacrament. I think I am making a record for missionary who gives the most talks. I love going to Murphy though, it is hard splitting time between 2 areas.
And lastly, the training thing yesterday. It was soo good! There was a couple things I noticed. 1. The MTC is so not the real world...all those girls looking cute and perfect like barbie...wait until they are sweating their eyeballs out or walking halfway to china. Ok ok, every mission is different.... 2. I loved when they said that missionaries should not knock doors all day. I guess we have been doing this wrong. 3. Missionary work is changing...it was different 10 years ago, and it will be different with all these people coming. 4. It was so good to have something like this, I know the leaders and people here were so motivated by watching it. (we have the best ward mission leader here...he was frantically scribbling down notes the entire time. Unfortunately he is moving in july..)
The work of God really is moving forward. As a missionary I am beginning to understand the expiacion of Christ more...the importance in my life as a missionary, and also for others. Everything we teach, and the fact that we are able to overcome our weaknesses to do teach, are because of the expiacion.
Thanks for the letters! Have a great week.