Well not too much has happened this week. Me and my comp are going to baptize today. We taught Luca and his mom again, and they said that they are going to go this Sunday for sure. So that means we will be able to get Luca baptized here pretty soon. And the Grandma of Alan said she talked to his dad, so he will be able to get baptized soon too. And the mom of Ari said she would be ok if her daughter got baptized. Also the documents of Joana get here this week so she should get married this next transfer and baptized! Woohoo! There are four baptisms that we will be able to help with, and they are for sure going to happen!
We also went to Cipoletti to finish the conference for this transfer, and I was able to see Elder Mendoza and Elder Esplin. And that’s about it for this week.
Well we had Stake Conference this week, and Alan and his grandma came to church. Alan for sure will be baptized, but we don’t know when. This week we are going to try and meet his dad so we can talk to him too, and get his son baptized.
We also finished almost all of the conferencias with President. Now we just have to do Cipolletti. I also saw Juancho Saturday. He said that a lot of things have happened to him, and he said he was going to come this Sunday.
It’s been a pretty busy week, but we have a good amount of success. We are going to have a few baptisms here in a bit. Well that’s basically it. Sorry I don’t have fotos. I don’t know if I lost my camera or not, but if I find it I’ll send pics.
Well this week was kind of crazy. We are helping a lot of people progress. We had 3 people asist [attend] church this week, and Graciela came back to visit (the deaf lady that got baptized).
We also found a dude that is super receptive and loved his first visit in church. He also said he was going to read the Book of Mormon this next week, and the way he said it, it sounded like he was going to try and read all of it before the next Sunday.
We also did some conferences with President in Plottier and Roca. It was really fun. When President was doing interviews, me and my comp were giving advice and animating [motivating] the zones. It was super great. We gave them a lot of ideas of things that they could do in lessons and different ways they could contact people. The mission is pretty young right now, so we are trying to help them get their teaching skills down. That’s probably one of the things I like most about being an assistant is capacitating [training] other missionaries. The Mission is Great!
Well not too much happened this week. We have been teaching a lot of people, but we haven’t found anyone that wants to progress super fast. But we have like 2 people that will for sure get baptized, so we are super animated for them.
We had a lady come to church this last week, but she didn’t really like it. Pucha, but what can you do? Not everyone is open to new things. Also Joana came to church too, so she is making a habit for when she gets married she can keep going to church.
Things are going great here. I love the mission, and I love the people here in Argentina. Presidente just got back from doing conferences, and I guess he will have us help with the conferences here close by. But things are going great here.
Well not a lot has happened this week. We had the leader conference, and that turned out great. We had a lot of things that we wanted to share with everyone, but we didn’t have time to cover everything. We even had the conference a full day.
Also we have been finding a lot of people because we didn’t go with Presidente to go do the conferencias in the south so we had a lot more time to focus on our area. We have found like 3 people that will get baptized, but they are all going to take a bit of time.
Also I only have one pic for today, and I’ll explain it to you all one of these days.
Well this week seemed like a really long week, but we did have a family come to church that wants to get baptized. They already love the church, but they just need to get married. The good news is that they want to. Bad news is that they have to go back to Paraguay to do the tramites [formalities].
Also the new missionaries all got here, so it was pretty crazy here. This next week we have a conference that we are planning on doing. It’s going to be great!
Well this week we went to Bariloche to help out over there. I did intercambios with Elder Pineda de México and Elder Vera de Chile. We put a baptismal date with Cristian (there's a foto). There was a good amount of snow there too, so that was kind of cool. Elder Pineda is going home this week and Elder Vera is just starting the mission. Elder Vera will be a great missionary.
We also did some visits in our area. I showed my card for my Eagle Scout award to a guy here that is crazy for scouts, and he loved it. I took a pic of it, and I think he wants to do something for his scouting program here that’s similar now.
Well that’s about it. The work is going slow in our area. Hopefully we can get some time to get everything going here in Limay so we can baptize some more people.
Well that’s all for now.
Elder Ortiz, Elder Stuart, and Elder Newman.. AP's.
Well not much happened this week. We went to Plaza Huincul to help with an activity with the youth. Also I saw my old Comp, Elder Mendoza, so that was fun. Me and my comps gave talks at the activity, and then the next day we took a group of kids out to go contacting to give them an experience of the mission. It was a good activity.
Other than that we have been trying to plan a conference with all the liders that will last a whole day. We need to capaciate [train] everyone because they are all pretty young in the mission. Other than that we did very little visitas por esta semana. And we have transfers this week so we will be doing a lot of things with Presidente.
Well this week was a little crazy. We were doing intercambios with a lot of other missionaries because President was doing interviews. So we went with them to see how the missionaries were working and what we could do to better help capacitate [train] them. So I’ve got a lot of pics that we took while on the trip. We passed by Rincon, Chos Malal, Zapala, y Plaza Huincul. I saw a lot of old friends, but I didn’t get very many pics with them.
Also, we are trying to contact a ton of people, and in the 3 days we were in their areas we found a lot of people that were really prepared, especially in Rincon. Yep, and one of our investigators that we talked to came to church, and he really liked it. He will get baptized here in a bit.
Well this week was pretty crazy. I am now back in Neuquén, and I am with Elder Stuart and Elder Ortiz as Assistant. They called me early to get me trained before Elder Stuart goes home in three weeks. Well that’s about all the news I have. I just got here, and we are doing a lot of things here to help the mission. Hopefully next week I’ll have more to share, but I don’t know our investigators that well here. But ya, we will be doing a lot of stuff with a lot of missionaries so I'll have a lot of photos. Well that’s about it.
Love you all.....Elder Newman
Saying adios to Elder Nelson and the families in San Martin.
Well this week we put a few baptismal dates with some people we are working with. One of them is named Melani. She is 13 and she wants to get baptized, but its hard for her to come to church because her mom who is less active doesn’t understand the reason she needs to go to church, and she doesn’t help her daughter get up and off to church.
We also have been teaching Enzo and Cristian. Cristian just had a baby, so I think that he will start to think more about his future right now, so that will be good for him to get involved in the church. Both of them will get baptized here in a little bit.
Also Valeria has all the lessons. She wants to get baptized and everything, but she is just playing the waiting game, waiting on lawyers to get the divorce papers filed so she can get married.
We also have Kiara. She will be baptized the 15 of this next month.
Tambien, we found an African American named Greg. He is pretty cool. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and English. So I talked a little in French, and a little in English, and a little in Spanish, and need to work on my Portuguese though, Haha. We didn’t get to help him to church this week, but I’m sure he will get baptized here in a bit too.
We have a lot of people ready to be baptized here already. Well this has been a pretty good week.
Love you all,
Tell Jeff I got his part of the package.
[This is an ongoing joke from a ward member. Elder Newman and his brother used to gather up all the sacrament meeting programs and put them all in Jeff's truck for him to find after church. Jeff has gathered the programs up a few times since they've been gone and asked us to put them in packages when we send them. I'm sure it's fun for them to receive this fun gift from home. Haha!]