Monday, December 1, 2014


Hey family,

This week was a really good week, much better than the past couple.  We found a new investigator on Monday night, who ended up coming to church yesterday.  His name is Hugo, and he’s about 60, with a potential baptismal date this month for the 13th.  Tuesday we did intercambios within the district, I was with Elder Richardson, which was fun because we both got to this area at the same time about 4 months ago.  We visited an elderly hermana in the ward who is practically bedridden because of her health, but she knows the doctrine of the church.  She taught us for about an hour, it was really interesting to listen to, and an experience that once again affirmed to me the veracity of the gospel.  

Thursday was Thanksgiving!  Except it isn’t celebrated here, so it was just a normal day of work.  We did have dinner with la familia Keller though, which is always a good time.  Friday we had dinner with Famila Lehite, he was our ward mission leader but a couple weeks ago he was called as the new Elder’s Quorum President. It’s not normal that we had 2 dinners in one week, the big meal here in Argentina is lunch, but it was nice for a little change this week.  Saturday was pretty fun, we had lunch with the Kellers again, and afterwards as we were walking and proselyting, it started pouring down rain and hail.  We got soaked to the bone, and the temperature dropped like 20 degrees.  It was cold, and definitely an experience I won’t be forgetting!  

Sunday Hugo came to church and said he enjoyed it, so that was good.  Hermano Keller got called as Ward Mission Leader, he is now both the executive secretary to the Bishop and the ward mission leader, and his wife is Young Women’s president.  They’ve got their hands full, and that’s not counting the 7 month old baby they have.  They are definitely one of my favorite families in the ward, and they speak English, which is a rarity for a couple under the age of 25 here. Sunday we also had a really good lesson with Cataline about the importance of the sacrament.  We read 3rd Nephi18:1-12, and explained what it meant, and what the sacrament meant to us personally.  It was a really good lesson, the spirit was definitely there in abundance testifying!  

We sing Christmas songs in the pension, but none in church yet.  I haven’t ate anything in particular that has made me sick, nor have we had seconds of anything this week, because with the 4 of us in the pension most of the meal is gone within 15 minutes.  A scripture that I shared this week would be Doctrine and Covenants 58:31.  Favorite tradition is just eating together during the holidays, that is definitely something I am going to miss. Haven’t seen any Christmas decorations yet, but I will let you know when I do!  The thing I like best about Argentina would probably be the food, I have had some really good meals.  

I am glad to hear that everybody is doing well and enjoyed Thanksgiving!  Now you’ve got 3 weeks more of school, and then even more vacation!  It will be a fun time, I always love this time of year.  Love you all!

Elder Mangum

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