Monday, August 17, 2015

For the week

Got here late monday afternoon and found a new kid named Bryan. He is the nephew of an active family, we had a solid lesson with him and invited him to be baptized on the 29th. All of this while eating dinner too! 

Tuesday I continued putting stuff away in the morning and then we had our district meeting. There are 8 in my district and we have Hermanas! Straingt to lunch then straight to work.Just getting to know the members and investigators, and obviously showing magic to the kids in the street! 

Wednesday we went to ChangoMas to buy some food. then we worked in the other part of our area. (This area used to be two different areas, but in April the joined into 1 ward) We had a few lessons that didn´t go so hot (info at the end) and 1 with Alejandro. ended the night with our Ward council

Thursday was a good planning session. met more members and another lesson with bryan. I also found Secco Tradicional. (Best soda in the mission that is only sold in Sangiago (my first area)) So that was super awesome

Friday I kinda got robbed, sorta. We were on the colectivo and it was PACKED. I felt something behind me and I looked to my side and a lady was staring at me with wide eyes, so I looked behind me and some homie had my Hymn book. Then he said, ´oh, this is yours´ Oh really? is that why it was in my backpack.....? (Tucuman is the most dangerous of the 4 parts in my mission) Then had lunch with a sweet family. They have a son Isias that has Downs Syndrom and the mom told me a few days before, that if he doesn´t want to talk to me or shake my hand, to not be offended. But right when I got there he was super happy and we became best friends! He gave me a giant hug and it was awesome! Then we had a lesson with Matias (Got baptized the week before I arrived.) He got baptized early because he felt like he was ready, and he was. But he still doesn´t have all of the teachings, so hes struggling a little with some doubts and trials. Then another Less active lady that has lots of potential. Then I met Gaspar and had a lesson with him. 

Saturday we went up to the roof and there was a pool of water leaking into our bachelor pad, so we took care of that. Lack of planning left us with a 2 hour window for contacting... Fun. But found 1 old investigator and had a good lesson with her. Then walked a lot, and a lot more, then returned a whole lot to teach Bryan again. 

Sunday was real good. Got to church and the chapel is HUGH. bigger than a lot of stake center is the good ol US of A. and had a good block of meetings where the elders weren´t in charge of everything! all 3 of our solid investigators were there, which means they are still on track to get baptized. In the tarde we had 4 lessons with less actives and our ward mission leader came with us. I like it when areas are organized, it´s awesome! 

My comp:  He teaches the lesson alone and doesn´t give me windows to talk or testify, and he teaches sincerely, but he doesn´t quite go down to the investigator to help them up, rather he tries to pull them to where he is at. (example. found a new investigator and he was testifying about commandments and things mentioning Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, with out explaing who and what they are.)  He walks slow and doesn´t let me know where we are going, so ill look behind me for him and he is half way down a different block! But I´m learning a lot of patience and he is trying (work in process) to give me more time in lessons and to not cut me off when im teaching.

Alejandro! He is about 35-40. His mom and sister are members less active. He has been investigating for a while and has a strong testimony of everything, he just doesn´t want to screw up after baptism. But he is all set and ready to go for THIS SATURDAY. We are visiting him tonight to get everything finalized. 

Bryan- a 10 year old kid that lives next door to his Aunt and Uncle that are members. Has a lot of knowlege about the stories from the Bible, loves the church, and already has permission from his dad to be baptized on the 29th! 

Gaspar- a 9 year old Grandson of a really strong member and son of a less active family. Unlike Bryan, he struggles with understanding some of the doctrine, but he gets it. He also loves going to church with his family. I want to work on his dad to get active, that way maybe he can do the baptism next week! 

Pray for us, and our investigators. Pray that I will get a lot of patience, and soon! All is good here in Tucuman! 

Love Elder Beary! 

To explain the pics

the sunrise from my apt.

my reaction to having a chapel again

trying to recover the ink on a blank card I got

theres a chineese restaurant here. #Heaven

My comp Elder Mahowski

If you look close enough theres a dead dog

classic dog selfie

Cup of noodles

kinda looks like me

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