Monday, December 26, 2016

Argentina ~week 93

This week was really great! We got to work hard and then end the week with Christmas and Skype!
Monday night we got two new investigators: Marianela and her mom Nora. They said like a week ago they were talking about Mormons had some questions about them. And then we happened to show up, haha! We taught the restoration and they accepted it pretty well!
Then on Tuesday I had an exchange with our district leader. And we contacted all that day and found a new investigator named Alberto, a really nice old guy who is catholic.
Wednesday we finished the exchange, had a lesson with the Bravo family and kept contacting all day.
Thursday we had lunch with the Cardozo family, and in the afternoon taught Marianela again. This time the plan of salvation. She said it answered some questions she's had for a long time, like where do we go after this life?
Friday we did weekly planning, and went contacting. We clapped at a door, and a lady Vanesa came out and we talked with her there and had a lesson. She is Christian and lives with Jehova´s witnesses and likes to learn about all religions. We shared with her the Book of Mormon and she agreed to read it.
Saturday was a really hot day and we tried to contact but everybody was busy getting ready for christmas. In the afternoon we went to the Gerez family, our branch president's family, and had christmas eve dinner.
Sunday we had church, but only sacrament meeting. It rained like crazy and only us, a tourist family, and a new family that moved in this week and knows my companion from one of his old wards we there. Me and my companion presided, gave talks, I played piano, and everything turned out pretty good for being improvised. Then we went to the branch president's house, had lunch with them and then Skype'd. Then it was the end of the day.
Anyways I hope you all had a merry christmas and that you have a happy new year this week!
See you all in 3 more weeks!
-Elder Severtson

Monday, December 19, 2016

Argentina ~week 92

Subject: Mission Christmas party, and Branch Christmas party

So this was another great and busy week.
On Tuesday we had our district meeting in Santa Teresita. Then we came back and ate lunch. Then we found and taught a new investigator named Cristina, then we kept contacting the rest of the afternoon.
On Wednesday we went contacting in the morning, and in the afternoon we taught our investigator Laura about the Plan of Salvation, and then with the Bravo family we watched the Restoration video.
Thursday we were contacting pretty much all day, and several dogs almost got us, haha.
Friday we had to go to pinamar for interviews with our mission president and then we had a small christmas party there. That took all day
Saturday we did a service with the Bravo family and helped mix cement and pour it. Then we ate asado with them. After that we went to the branch christmas party.
Sunday we went to church in the morning. It was raining like crazy after, but we were able to contact a few people, visit a less active family, and then visit our branch president's family because his parents are sick.
Anyways, that's it for this week. Here's a picture of my and my companion in the library right now as we write to you guys. Have a great week and a merry christmas!
-Elder Severtson

Monday, December 12, 2016

Argentina ~week 91

> This was another great week. Lots of walking and contacting.
> On Tuesday we went contacting new people in the morning. In the afternoon we looked for some people we had contacted before and set up appointments.
> On Wednesday we had zone meeting in the morning and set goals. We also got the new 'Ilumina el mundo' (Light the world) cards which we've been using alot. Then we had mission correlation, and taught the Bravo family. We also met a less active family, and taught them.
> Thursday morning we were contacting again, and in the afternoon we went looking for some investigators and less actives, setting appointments and contacting new people.
> Friday morning we did weekly planning. We tried to make orange chicken for lunch with orange juice. It turned out with a strong orange taste, but it was good. Then we kept contacting in the afternoon.
> Saturday morning we also we contacting, had lunch with Hermano Cardozo, and then went contacting in the afternoon. We talked about the 10 commandment with the Bravo family, and went contacting some more.
> Sunday morning we had church and my new companion introduced himself. In the afternoon we set up appointments with our investigators and went contacting some more.
> Anyways, that's about it for this week. We worked hard, contacted lots of people, and we'll recontact them and contact new people next week. Have a great week everyone!
> -Elder Severtson

Argentina ~week 90

> Hi Everyone!
> This week was great and right at the end of it we got Transfers.
> Tuesday morning we went to one of the farther parts of our area to contact, then we went to some lessons we had planned, but they fell through, but we managed to set new appointments.
> So Wednesday morning me and my companion had to go pretty far to pay the water bill for our pension. But we got it taked care of. Then we went contacting in a part of our area that we haven't got to in awhile.
> Thursday after lunch we did alot of contacting again. We had a lesson with the Bravo family, and kept doing contacting till night.
> Friday morning we did weekly planning, and did lots of contacting and appointment setting in another part of our area. Then we had dinner with Hermano Cardozo. That night we got the transfer calls that my companion would be leaving.
> Saturday our investigators the Bravo family invited us to lunch and made empanadas for us. Then my companion took some time to pack, and we went to some other appointments, and did some more contacting.
> Sunday morning we went to church. Then our branch president and his family invited us over for asado. Then we had several quick visits to investigators and members so my companion could say bye.
> Today I got my new companion, Elder Sedgwick from California. He has a year in the mission now. He will also be my last companion. But we're excited and ready to work hard this transfer.
> Have a great week everyone!
> -Elder Severtson