Monday, March 6, 2017

The Godoy's

So something pretty funny happened two weeks ago, and I forgot to tell about it in my email.

Two Monday´s ago, we went to Downtown Rosario cuz my comp had to buy shoes and wanted to see the monument. We went with a guy named Ricardo. Ricardo was born in Rosario, and moved to California when he was 15. He lived there for 30ish years. He moved back 4 years ago and is a friend of every missionary that has lived in our pensh. He is the security guy for our neighborhood (that means he rides his motorcycle around at night to scare away robbers) and knows everyone, but really likes the missionaries. He offered to take us in his car to see the monument when he found out we were gonna go. He knows all about history, and basically gave us a free guided tour.

When we were there in the monument, waiting to go up to the top (it´s 70 meters tall and you can go up in an elevator to the top), and old coulple comes up to us and said, "¿Is... quince... pesos... sufishientay?" Haha they thought that we were Argentines and tried to ask us in spanish if their purchase of 15 pesos was all they had to do to be able to go up. We three busted up laughing and said "Yeah, that ticket that costed 15 pesos was sufficient." The woman said "Oh! You speak English?" "Yes," we said, "we´re from the States." We told them which states we were from, and they said that they were from Wisconsin, and had come down for the winter to escape the cold (down here, it is anything BUT cold right now, so they came to the right place).

When we were up top, Ricardo explained them everything that there was to see (which isn´t much, Rosario borders a river and the province of Entre Ríos, which, just like Santa Fe, where we are, is just pure fields). He told them about the river, the city of Rosario, the inpendence story, why this particular monument was in Rosario etc. He then pointed to a certain spot and said "And over there, you´ve got the tomb of the unkown soldier," and the woman said "Oh yeah that´s right, I saw their names written on the sides."... HAHAHA!! I just about died laughing, I tried so hard not to laugh. Luckily, nothing escaped, because she might have felt bad, but, Elder Terrell and I died laughing later haha.

Anyway´s, we´ve been having lots of success here in Azcuénaga.

I saw Leo Godoy (my most recent convert) the other day, and he is still strong in the church. He baptized his little brother and blesses the sacrament in church. I am really grateful to have been able to help him. I guess I didn´t really do anything anyways, but, it´s still awesome to have been able to help him out. He said he plans to serve a mission when he finishes high school. His high school is a Technical School, kind of like EVIT, where one goes to learn a career and graduates fully capacitated to work. Down here, these types of schools take longer to graduate from, and he will finish high school when his is 21. Kinda strange huh? But, that´s how things are down here. The important thing is that he has these desires to serve the Lord.

We had 6 investigators again. This time, it was differente. Instead of the four little boys from this family that went last week, only two went yesterday. The two that made up for them were Ulises and Lorena. I believe I mentioned them last week. They have progressed quite a bit. All the members looked really excited to see someone who went to the Church Open House in the church services. It was really neat to be able to take them to church. They are awesome.

Remember Lucas Godoy? Probably not, I only mentioned him once I think. He is a younger brother of Leo Godoy. He got baptized on Saturday. When I was teaching him (he is living in other ward boundaries, therefore it was not our baptism), he decided he didn´t want anything to do with the church, until Leo got baptized, and then Leo baptized the youngest, Santiago, and then Lucas got interested again. He has now made the decision to get baptized and Juan Escobar (recent convert from our ward) baptized him. It is really neat to see a recent convert so actively involved in sharing the gospel. He and his wife, Angélica, are really awesome and really hard workers. They fulfill the call "Every member a missionary" and have only been members (she, active) for 3 months.

I truly love being a missionary. These have been the best 19 months of my life, the toughest too, but, without a doubt, the best.

Elder Brown

2 Nephi 2:25
Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.

Sorry for not sending pics, this computer doesn´t connect well with my memory card. Next week I´ll send pics

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