Hahahah writing to you from here in Alberdi, San Salvador Jujuy in good ole Argentina!!! We're coming off a hot (literally) conference weekend, (including our Zone Conference, which was Friday).
Coming off a few BAD Mondays in terms of afternoon teaching, this last Monday was DOPE!!
We have been teaching Milagros and Celeste for a few weeks now, but there was a lot of doubt as to if they both were gonna get permission from their parents to drop cce (catholic thing) and be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Well, we started praying for them, and BANG, Monday when we went to teach them, Alberto (papa) came out and signed their "fichas" - not sure the english word (their forms with personal info etc) - YEAH! We left with the biggest smiles on our faces, literally both of us just wanting to run down the street screaming!
We kept the train rolling, including a heck of a day Wednesday by Elder Mino, just stepping up real, big time. I went on splits with elder Paul Romer from Waco, TX, in his area, leaving Mino with Elder Austin Cowan from West Jordan, UT (our DL) in our area (and coincidentally, Elder Cowan's first area in ARG, small world). I put full names because these 2 are BOSS HOGS and I'll be keeping in touch with them. Anyways, Romer and I did some good work, while Mino and Cowan blew up the area, teaching lessons in every corner of the area, bang bang bang.
Friday, we had our Zone Conf, with Pte and Hna Chaparro - yeeeee! They're really, really great presidents. We talked about using time wisely which is something we could all do better. There weren't any big changes or anything - one thing I love about Pres is that at least for now he holds us accountable on the basis of personal integrity and will. He doesn't impose a lot of strict rules and he doesn't breathe down our necks - DyC 58:26-28.
We had unlimited empanadas and ate with Pte and Hna, everyone talking openly and joking around. They're fun and focused, which makes the work fun and focused.
Saturday and Sunday we ran around our area hunting investiagators to see conf. Our ward pulled a projector out of it's you-know-what at the last second and thus we had every session available their in the chapel (the stake center is being remodeled). Not trusting much in their last second magic, we set up with 3 different investigators with internet to watch in their houses. For us and me, this was kinda unfortunate, but for the people, it was a home run. Well, it's more blessed to give than receive so I took one for the team. The internet in the 1st house was spotty, and NOOOOOOOOO we missed the 2nd half (1st Pres) of the Priesthood session because guess what... The freakin power went out in the WHOLE neighborhood. We supposed Satan was behind that.
Sunday was perfect in terms of connection and we had quite a few gators catch the Conf. Unfortunately, every session was obviously in Spanish. There are still weird words that I sometimes don't catch, and because I'm so dialed in to understand in my 2nd tongue, I felt like I missed a lot of spiritual promptings. Tough. I just downloaded the whole Conf in Eng so we'll be catching up every day working out and in the shower. All is well. Side note - the 2 or 3 talks given in Spa were dope because they came from the OG source and I understood everything. Hoping poor Brig had English translations...
Ended the day and the week with... The baptisms!!!
I had the privilege of baptizing Celeste while Leandro baptized his other sister Milagros. It was AWESOME seeing and helping Leo baptize so soon after his repentance and baptism. Watch out, he's gonna be baptizing a lot more in the coming weeks...
GOtta go, love you all
Elder Blake Isaac!
|Zone Conference this week.|
|781 - that's right!|
|Nice sky pic|
|Studying at Zone Conference|
|Leo got to baptize his little sister!!!|