Monday, September 26, 2016

Argentina ~week 80

So this week was great! Monday night I had to spend the night in my last area, El Cruce, because it's alot closer to the mission offices where we had to be on Tuesday.
Tuesday we got up early and went to the mission offices and left for the temple. All the district and zone leaders got to go. After that, we all had lunch and talked about the mission plan for the rest of the year. We came back and went the English classes we are teaching in our ward. A random guy came and was telling us about his political campaign to legalize poligamy in Argentina. He wanted us to support him with that, because he though mormons still did that, and we had to explain to him that we don't and it was kinda awkward.
Wednesday we had the district meeting in the morning. Then we went contacting and set up appointments with our investigators. That night we had Ward Family night at the church building.
Thursday we went contacting in the morning and after lunch we visited our investigator Karina. She told us that she wants to go to church, because she has seen blessings from what we have taught her. We set up appointments with a few other people.
Friday we did our weekly planning in the morning. That afternoon we went to contact more people. We set up several appointments for next week and taught a less active named Jorge Garcia.
Saturday morning we had Mission correlation meeting. Then we set up appointments and contacted people. We had a family night with the Aguirre family.
Sunday morning we had church. Then in the afternoon we went to the farther part of our area, and taught 2 less active families. All the investigators we were gonna visit cancelled on us, but we were able to set appointments with them for next week.
Today we did a service for a less active lady in our ward, even though it was PDay. A few other missionaries from our zone came to help out. Then we had cake for my birthday tomorrow and they rubbed frosting on my head, haha. It was really sticky.
I have pictures, but forgot my camera cable so I'll send them next week!
Have a great week everyone!
-Elder Severtson

Monday, September 19, 2016

Argentina ~week 79

So this week was very busy and we didn't have very much time to work.
Monday we had transfers like I told you last week.
Tuesday I got to work with my new companion. We passed by some of our investigators and less actives we are teaching so they can meet him then we taught english classes.
Wednesday morning we had district meeting. We did some contacting and looked for some people to teach, then we had ward family night.
Thursday we went to the farther part of our area to contact and set appointments with investigators, less actives, etc. We did alot of walking that day.
Friday I had district leader training meeting all day pretty much. They surprised us telling us that we're all gonna go to the temple tomorrow. I'll tell you how that goes next week. Then we did weekly planning.
Saturday we did some more contacting. Had several appointments fall through, but set new appointments for next week.
And Sunday we had church in the morning. And spent the rest of the day looking for some more of our investigators so my companion can meet them. We met with Ruben and Irina, some of our most progressing investigators and taught them the Plan of Salvation. It was cool to see how they reacted when they understood the Plan of Salvation. I can tell they understand better the purpose of this life and have a greater desire to follow Jesus Christ now, and understand His important role in our lives.
And that's about it for this week. I would write more, but they place where we normally write was closed and we had to look for a new place. And I have to travel right now to spend the night in somewhere closer to the mission offices for the temple trip tomorrow.
Have a great week everyone!
-Elder Severtson

Monday, September 12, 2016

Argentina ~week 78

Hi everybody, it was a great week this week! We were able to have our Church Open House and end the week with transfers today.
On Monday it was pretty much Normal PDay. It rained all-day so at night we just planned for the Church Open House.
On Tuesday we had the last district meeting for the transfer. I bought an alfajor for everyone in my district because the begged me too, haha. Alfajores are like a type of cookie in argentina. Their basically like soft graham cracker cookies dipped in chocolate is the best I can describe them. There are many different brands and types. I've attached a picture of my district and my zone this transfer. We didn't realize that the board in the back said 'repent and return to the Lord' haha. That afternoon it rained like crazy and we had to cancel English Classes because there was no power in the church.
On Wednesday we went to look for some of out investigators in the morning. In the afternoon we went to the farthest part of our area to invite everyone to the open house for saturday. That night we had a Family Night in the church.
On Thursday we did some contacting in the morning, then in the afternoon we kept contacting and inviting people for saturday. We also printed off invitations and taped them to some of the bus stops. That night we had a ward council.
On Friday we did weekly planning in the morning. In the afternoon we finished all the preparations for saturday, printing off maps and lists of people to go visit. That night they called us about our transfers for today.
On Saturday we had the open house. In the morning about 16 missionaries from the stake came, and did divisions to visit less actives and investigators, and contact new people. We got a lot of referrals from that. In the afternoon was the open house. Unfortuntalely not very many people came, but it was still a good experience for the members and the few people that came.
On Sunday we went to church. Several less actives that we invited came. That afternoon we visited a few families so my companion could take pictures and say goodbye.
Today we had transfers. On Friday they surprised us when they said my companion was leaving, we though for sure either I left or we'd stay together because he's new here, but nope. We had to take all his suitcases to the mission home on the buses in the rain, and then come back with my new companion's stuff. His name is Elder Cortes, from Colombia. He has a few months less that I do in the mission. We're excited to work together and we have lots to do after the open house on Saturday with all the referrals we got.
Here are the pictures for this week:
Have a great week everyone!
-Elder Severtson

Monday, September 5, 2016

Argentina ~week 77

This week was another great one!
On Tuesday we had zone conference in the morning. We talked alot about the importance of having a vision in mind to what we want to become. Then we went contacting and taught english classes.
Wednesday we did more contacting. We had the idea of putting up fliers in all the bus stops for English Classes. Hopefully more people will come on Tuesday. We did that and kept contacting then went to the ward family night
Thursday we went to one of our areas to invite people to the talent show for saturday. We ended up doing a service project with a less active helping build a little house of brick and cement. We invited other less actives and kept contacting.
Friday we did weekly planning, went to give invitations to people in another part of our area, then had a ward planning meeting for the talent show.
Saturday we had the ward talent show, it was pretty successful. Several less actives and investigators came. Me and my companion did the go down moses dance, and needless to say it was a great hit! haha, it was funny.
Sunday we had church in the morning. It was one of the coldest days this year so only 31 people were there. After church we went to visit some people. We got a new investigator, a lady from Brazil. She talks in Portuguese to my companion because he's also from Brazil. I can understand most of it because it's pretty similar to spanish which is good haha.
Anyways that's about it this week. We have a church open house next week and hopefully it's a success. Then we have transfers on monday.
Here are some pictures and videos. We made tacos again one night. We sang We Will Rock You in the talent show with the sister missionaries and our ward mission leader. I'll sent you our other Go Down Moses in a separate email.