Monday, July 17, 2017

Week 95

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 that’s about it for the week.

Love you All- Elder Newman

Monday, July 10, 2017

Week 94

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 that’s about all for the week.

Love you all-
Elder Newman



Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 93

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.

 And he's back in the office in Neuquen!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Week 92

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,
-Elder Newman


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!]

Monday, June 19, 2017

Week 91

Bueno, it’s pretty cold here and yes I still use a scarf. It’s the only thing keeping me from getting sick, jaja.

We have found two kids that I am positive will get baptized, and then I think their families will also get baptized later on. Then we also have contacted a lot of people. This transfer my comp and I have the goal to help 6 people get baptized. I’m pretty sure we can reach our goal, but it’s going to take a good amount of effort and some luck, and when I say luck I mean people making good decisions.

We are still in the same area as Zone leaders and we are working hard talking to tons of people. Well that about it. I’ll send the pics in a bit.....Elder Newman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Week 90

Well I don’t have too much time. I had to wait for my comp to get here in San Martin to be able to write, and his bus got here late so we couldn’t write Monday. Then Tuesday we had to go to a liders [leaders] conference ( I don’t know the name in English...Consejo de lideres).. and right now I have to keep everything short to be able to get back to my area in time to not show up late for lunch.

We taught a few new people, and we said goodbye to some people with Elder Sorenson. He left the zone and is now in El Bolson. My new comp is Elder Nelson. He is one of the missionaries that arrived here with me.

Well that’s about it. Love you all!

Elder Newman

[Elder Newman Argentina is giving haircuts like his brother, Elder Newman Australia]

[Elder Newman and Elder Mendoza crossed paths again.]

Monday, June 5, 2017

Week 89

Well not a ton happened this week. Junín had two baptisms, aguante Zona San Martin!! Valeria came to the baptism and almost cried. She loved it! She wants to get baptized but we just need to help her get married. We did interchanges [exchanges] with the elders in Junín, put a fecha bautismal [baptismal date], and found a lot of good people.

Last week we went on a hike, and we got some cool pics. Also the husband of Valeria, Cristian Marchena, gave me a pair of shoes because mine are destroyed.

Also we got the first snowstorm this week, but it didn’t stick so it’s all mud now. But you’ll see a pic of me and my fatman coat.

Next week is transfers, just so you all know. And I hope I stay. There are a lot of good people I want to help get baptized here.

Well that’s all for now. Love you all.
-Elder Newman


Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 88

Well we did a pretty good amount of work this week. The familia Marchena went to church, so that’s great. They are getting closer and closer to baptism. We also are teaching a testigo (JW), and she is going pretty good also. She promised us that she would go to church these next three Sundays.

My comp got bit by a dog this week, but luckily he had his boots on so it only ripped his pants a little bit. (The power of the boots is real!)

Anyway, we have a lot of investigators we are teaching, and we are trying to get them all to church and get them to progress. Right now we are trying to focus on the younger people, and we have found a good amount of people that want to learn about God and find out what he can help them with. The youth of the world are a little more open to new things these days than the oldies. We have almost gotten baptismal dates just talking to the younger kids in the street. We are going to keep working and talking to the youngins. Well that’s about it.

Love You All
-Elder Newman