Monday, November 21, 2016

Smooth Week

The pole vaulters of the Argentina Rosario Mission

Saying bye to Elder Cook

Elder Hill gained in 3 months what I gained in a year and 3 months haha


Lots of progress in this area. We are seeing a bunch of miracles.
We found a family of 5 on Monday. They seemed really promising. When we went back on Saturday, the told us that they had read what we had left in the Book of Mormon, but, had a lot of questions. So, we took the time to read with them and answer all their questions. We then taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson (faith, repentance, baptism, reception of the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end), and the spirit was super strong. We taught that lesson super well (with the help of the holy ghost, of course, it wasn´t just us, otherwise we would not have been able to teach that well). At the end, we extended them the invitation to get baptized. When we did, the wife grabbed the Book of Mormon, looked us in the eyes, and said. "I would say no to that." Then she and her husband proceeded to go off on tangents about how all religions are the same, that there is no "One correct religion", and the the JW´s, Catholic´s, and Evangelist´s are also the true church, adding "Even though the Evangelist´s are REALLY weird and have REALLY strange rituals, they too are a true church" (no offense intended to anyone who is Evangelist). Long story short, we had to drop them.
On Wednesday, we were walking to a less actives house during the siesta when everyone is sleeping, and I felt like we had to knock on a door of a house where very obviously either nobody was home or sleeping. We did anyways, and when no one came out after a few minutes, we continued on our way. We then ran into a lady to whom I had taught English in August who was just barely leaving her house to go to work. We talked for a few minutes, and she invited us to go back on Saturday.
On Saturday, we went back. We got there just as a friend of her´s was leaving. This friend upon seeing us, asked "Do you teach English classes here too?" (I didn´t translate what she said from Spanish to English, she asked us that in English). She apparently had taken English classes from some missionaries in Rosario and had recently moved here and wanted to keep taking the classes. She used to work in a Call Center for HP. I don´t know if any of you have heard of the man who called HP to ask how to fix the cup holder in his computer that had broken. One of her friends from work took that call. If you haven´t heard of that, look it up. Anyways, she asked us to teach her English classes and said she´ll bring some friends. So, next Saturday we are gonna teach English classes to someone who currently speaks more fluently than me haha.
Sorry for all the really short emails. I don´t know why I never seem to have time anymore.
Elder Brown
Joshua 1: 9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the aLord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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