|Baptism of Hermana Venites|
This week was a fantastic week. It flew by, and ended yesterday with the birthday of my companion and 2 baptisms! I finally got to break out my white pants and go for a swim, it was awesome. We had a zone meeting on Wednesday with all of the missionaries in this province of Argentina, with a focus on finding new investigators and improving our teaching. It was a lot of fun, there was one practice that we did where me and another missionary had to contact as many people as possible in a plaza in 3 minutes to find the "chosen/most prepared" potential investigator. All the roles were played by other missionaries, but that was a lot of fun, it made me realize, or re-recognize (if that is a word) that with the spirit, it isn't difficult to see who is and isn't interested. Although at the same time, everybody has potential, some just more than others.
|Elder Mangum and Elder Munoz|
Baptisms this week, I know I haven't really been saying much about who we've been teaching, but it was a mother and her 15 year old daughter, the Familia Venites. I baptized and confirmed the mother, my comp did the same for the daughter. We started teaching them the first day I got here in this area, and the progress has been slow and steady, but they arrived! It was really a neat experience, I baptized from my knees and she was sitting down in the little mini pool we have. It was really a special experience to help somebody make this covenant, this promise by our Heavenly Father.
|Ready ready for his talk ;0|
This week I spoke in church on the sacrament, basing my talk off of the 2 given in this past general conference. Once again I directed and presided over everything, and we had 15 people show up! Nearly double the highest we have had since I have been here. Didn't eat anything too strange this week, just a lot of milanesas. We dry our clothes on a stick of wood that we put on top of 2 chairs, so I guess you could call it a clothesline of sorts. The most interesting person I have met in Aimogasta would have to be the Hermano Chumbita, the family we reactivated on Christmas day. He sells hot dogs and chori pans for a living, as well as does a radio show and sings on the weekends. He used to be a taxi driver, as well as many other things. He was baptized about a year ago. My favorite primary song would have to be either I'm trying to be like Jesus, or I Hope They Call Me on a Mission. This week, it would be good to pray for us to be able to find new investigators with the potential to progress.
Washing clothes in a bucket
It is great to hear that everybody is doing well, and that Jake has a good basketball team with a solid coach. The coach makes a ton of difference. I am glad that Hayley and Trev are sticking with piano, it is something that I wish I had done more of.
Love you all!
I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus