Monday, May 30, 2016

Week 36

Well, I’m still in Godoy, but I was switched over to the other area. I am now comps with a Chileno that was in my District, Elder Mendoza. He is from Concepcion Chili. This is his third transfer in the mission. Yep, we are going to baptize a ton, jaja, and we are going to have a lot of fun!

Right now two sister missionaries are in our [old] area. I feel bad for them. Well I hope they are safe. I don’t feel like the sister missionaries should be in that area.

Ya I don’t have much to say, it’s a change.....oh and I finally have a washing machine woooo!!!

We finally got someone to church, just in time for us to leave. It’s been raining for like 4 weeks straight, I’m ready for the sun. At least I’m not sick anymore. Well now that’s about it.

Cho- Elder Nuevohombre

[For some reason Elder Newman couldn’t get his pictures to load, so he promised to send them next week.]

Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 35

Well this week was more suffering than rewarding. I got rid of most of the sickness I had. The only problem now is I can’t breathe very good. I walk around everywhere wheezing. I’ve just about used every [essential] oil [I have] trying to get rid of the gunk in my lungs and nose, but it doesn’t seem to be working. By next week I’m hoping to be back to normal.

No one came to church that we invited. One guy said he had to cook for a birthday thing so that’s why he couldn’t come. The girl was drunk the night before Sunday, so she didn’t want to come at all. All the others just slept or were too busy (for God) (that’s a horrible excuse). All of our baptismal dates fell through. I can’t think of anything to help this ward grow.

I’m talking to members and the President about doing a class for members and investigadores about finances, like Dave Ramsey and investment stuff, because they have not a clue what is out there that could help them save what little money they have. There are a few familias that I really want to help out. They give all they have to the ward and the missionaries even though they don’t have much for themselves.

We did have a really spiritual lesson with a guy named Juan. He is in a wheelchair after a serious accident with a semi tire, and because of that he had to give his kids to his ex wife. He is experiencing pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The missionaries have been visiting him for 3 years, and he hasn’t come to church. He feels like the Lord has done this and has a reason for it, but he can’t see the reason. We told him we don’t have the answer for that. We talked about the atonement of Jesucristo and how he knows what he is feeling. We then were very direct with him and told him that the help and happiness he is looking for is in La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias. We shared our testimonies and gave him some promises as representatives of Jesus Christ. I was feeling so many emotions at once. He then told us he would come to church.

Yep that’s basically all that happened this week.
Elder Nuevohombre

Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 34

Well nothing super cool like the pics from Rusty. He really has a pretty mission.

It’s been raining all week, so all my clothes are plastered in mud. And what sucks even more is we have to wash everything by hand. But that’s ok, I will definitely hug and kiss the washing machine and dryer when I get home.

We have a few baptismal dates for the 4th of June  (Juan, Yanet, Daniel, Yonathon, Payllelef). I’m hoping they all stay, but after a transfer and 4 weeks, we have not been able to get anyone to come to church. So if they decide to come to church, then that would be great. We have been doing literally everything we can to get our investigators to church.

Well that’s it. We have this one girl that wants to get baptized more than anything but can’t because she is a single mom that works for anyone she can, and she is barely getting enough to feed her kid and keep a shack that they call home. It’s sad. The one that wants it can’t, and the ones that can don’t want it. I feel so helpless here.

We have all they need, but none of them will give it a chance. The ones that do [give it a chance] are just trying to prove it wrong, so the lord won’t give them an answer because they don’t have real intent. I wish I could take away people’s free agency and make them do these things. But I can’t, and that’s not what the lord wants.

I like in DyC 88 verse 32 where it talks about how people will receive what they are willing to receive, but everything does have its price. Are you willing to pay the price for exaltation?

That’s all for this week.
Elder Nuevohombre

My muddy rubber shoe covers.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 33

Well this week teaching wise was a little bit better. Me and my comp went out of the town and started to try and find the houses that a missionary probably wouldn’t go to. We found this one lady named Angi, and she had like 4 members in her family that are all kind of interested. The dad said he would come to church next week, so we are going to keep teaching them and hopefully we finally get someone to come to church. They live out in the middle of nowhere down a really muddy road (because it’s been really rainy lately), but they are good people. They are farmers so that’s even better. But they just aren’t very well educated, so it’s kind of hard to teach them, but estamos haciéndolo. That’s basically the only good family we have to teach.

We had a lesson with this person Elvangelica (it’s in Spanish because I don’t know what the word is in English), and she was doing all this stuff with the Bible. So I told her the Bible wasn’t perfect and how a lot of people get confused with it because it really isn’t perfect and that’s why we have el Libro de Mormon. Then I showed her acts 9:7 and acts 22:9 and how it’s relating the same experience, but it got changed up. After I showed that, she kind of shut up and listened to us. It was great. If someone could send me info like errors in the Bible and like verses taken out of the Bible of the Jehova Witnesses, that would be great, so I could study some of that to be ready to talk to those people that are super stubborn about their religion.

I’m really glad I have those weird rubber boot things that go over your shoes, because like I said it’s been raining and those things have saved my shoes a ton.

We are planning to do some family nights here with some members with them inviting some of their friends who aren’t members, and we are going to make apple crisp. They love American desserts; they are so good to them.

Yep, then we stacked some wood and some pallets. I felt like I was back on the sod farm.

Well that’s it. Happy Mother’s Day!
Love -Elder Nuevohombre

-well my comp never does the same face in any pic

 -you should tell buster I’m still stacking pallets on the mission jaja

-this little pup its such a weird looking dog

-this is the after lunch stomach

-they should really fix that

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 32

We did a lot this week...jaja a lot of walking.....well that’s the life of a missionary. We taught the lady that lives out in the middle of nowhere. Her dad died so that’s why we visited her. We taught her the Plan de Salvación, and we might be able to teach her again, I’m not sure. When we went [there], we were just going to offer service, but she let us in without us asking, so we taught a lesson. That’s the most of what happened this week.

It’s starting to get a little colder, so that’s good. One day this week we had a guy come running past us on his horse, and he shouted to us in English, ´´Go home it’s too late,´´ so that was pretty weird.

We only got like 5 lessons this week, but they were hardly lessons. These people here don’t want anything...but we have found some good people that might turn into something good. Let’s hope they do because we have basically contacted every house here. We don’t have any solid investigadores right now. And the lady that had a baptismal date, we haven’t been able to teach again.

One thing cool.. this Sunday we were waiting in the bus terminal to go try and find someone to go to church with us, and this guy just started talking to us. So we invited him to church. He asked when is it, and we told him right now, he said bueno, and we all went to church....In my 8 weeks here in this area, we haven’t been able to get anyone to come to church, and we invited this complete stranger and he came to church with us. The thing is, he doesn’t live in our área so we can’t teach him.

We also went to Nuequen to listen to Elder Gonzalez (member of the 70) so I was able to see a lot of people I knew again.

Yep that’s basically all that happened this week.

Love, Elder Nuevohombre

 We went to an Indian statue this last pday.
We (me and an Elder from México) about died. The sign about came out of the rock and we about fell off the cliff, jaja.

Yep I was a flag.

I also roped the Indian.

Some pics of our area. 

We are gangsters with our beanies. 

Some missionaries I know...

We didn't have anything to lift, so I bought some cement and built us this barbell. It only weighs about 60 pounds.