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san cristobal-crazy futbol

Hello everyone!

This week was pretty chill. We tried our best to find some new people to teach but we came up shorter then we would have liked. It was a little interesting when Argentina played against Peru to get into the world cup next year. Peru ended up winning and everyone on the face of the earth didnt seem to happy about that. That is except for the Peruvianos that seemed to be on top of the world…jaja. Well, I am sorry but I have to go. I hope everyone has a good week. Elder Mauricio and I are gonna work hard so we have some more to write about next week!!


Elder Justice

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san cristobal-simplicity

Well…this week really flew by. A lot went on and then we finished the week watching the Saturday and Sunday sessions of conference, so you can definitely say we ended the week on a high note.

We were working hard this week. At one point in the week we had two investigators with baptismal dates but due to certain events they both ended up not only falling through but we also lost any and all contact that we had with them. They were good people who really had desires to follow our Savior Jesus Christ but due to the decisions made by other people they were unable to do so at the moment.

I did have a pretty cool experience in between conference sessions on Sunday though. The sisters working in Palermo had an investigator that needed a baptismal interview so I took care of that. It was interesting to hear this Man’s testimony after only really knowing the church for a total of two weeks. He had a firm testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of the Prophet, Joseph Smith. He said that it all just made sense, that it was all so simple for him.

Our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy as his sons and daughters in this life. So he gave us a plan that was so simple that to some, it’s just common sense. Others may have to exercise their faith to truly believe that their Heavenly Father truly knows and understands them and desires that they follow the loving plan that he has provided us.

Sometimes we overthink things, thats human nature. If we take a step back at times and look at the simple things. We will be able to see just how much He truly loves us. I hope everyone can do just that this week and see just how much our Heavenly Fathers wants us to return and live with him again one day.

Elder Justice

san cristobal-recent converts

Well hello everyone!

Sorry for the weird email last week. We wanted to get a jump on the work this past week so we cut our P-day short and went out to visit some investigators. It payed off too! We found four new people to teach!

We had a busy week.  We were really focused on teaching and finding new people. It wasn’t just us either, the mission had a goal of finding 500 new investigators this past week and we found 503! Thats pretty awesome! Elder Mauricio and I were working on getting to know the recent converts in the ward and trying to find people through them. It worked! The recent converts here are all the best people and love helping us find others to teach. The funny thing is, none of them are from Argentina. There are two from Haiti, one from Columbia, one from Peru and one from Israel. They may be from different parts of the world but they all love helping us share the gospel!

There was a combined service project this week with all of the zones from Capital Saturday as well so I got to see Elder Ryan and Elder Leavitt again as well as some other good mission buddies. Well, we have another week ahead of us and I am looking forward to see what we can do here! Have a good week everyone!


Elder Justice

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san cristobal-gospel and families

Hello All…

Sorry but this is gonna have to be quick. We have a some lessons in a couple of hours and I need to cut my hair before that. This week went well, we worked a ton! We talked to a ton of people and did almost all that we could to find new investigators but…to no avail. I think, in this area we are going to need to work a lot through the members and the references that we can get from them. Luckily, we were able to set a good number of appointments for today and the rest of this week so there has to be someone in this little group that is going to be able to progress.

This Sunday, I was asked to give a talk in the ward and it went really well. It was on how the family is affected by the gospel. I don’t know if those in the congregation could feel the same spirit that I was feeling up there at the pulpit, but it was a great feeling to tell you the truth. There was also a member from Utah on his way to the states that said he would give you a call. He was here for work during the week. I hope I gave him the right phone number so he can contact you.

With his work clothes on,
Elder Justice

san cristobal-big city

Hola!!!!
Wow…what happened? So Last monday the transfer call came in. I was told that I would be opening an area in Capital. My assigned area now is San Cristobal, its a pretty cool area to be honest! It’s right in the middle of Capital so there is a lot going on always. Its also wayyyy different then Savio. All of the people here live in apartment buildings, there are hardly any houses. There are also a lot of universities in our area, so there are a ton of different people from all over the world!

My new companion is Elder Mauricio from Peru. He is a really cool guy. He is 18 and just barley turned six months in the mission. He’s got a really sarcastic side to him so we are always laughing for some reason or another…jaja.

Opening an area is pretty tricky. When I say “opening an area” I mean both me and my companion are new to the area. We had to call a couple of people to learn a couple of things about the area but I think we have the basics down now. President also assigned me to be the District Leader here. So far, its been really fun getting to know all of the missionaries in the district and trying to help them the best I can. As a District Leader, I have to interview all of the people that are wanting to be baptized in our district to make sure that they are ready to make such an important covenant with our Heavenly Father. I had my first interview this Saturday with the elders that are working in the villa 31. (The villa 31 is the biggest villa I think I will ever seen. jaja…so cool!!!). It went well and was a really cool experience. This Tuesday, I will be doing divisions with the Elders that work there in the Villa so I will tell you all about that great adventure next week.

Other then that our week was full of getting to know all of our area and how it is that we are going to start finding people to teach here. Its a busy city so finding people to stop and talk to us is a little tricky but we should be getting the hang of it this week! Wish us luck!


Elder Justice

savio-diligence

Como Estan!!!!

Well, this week was a basic missionary week. We focused a lot on opening our mouths every chance we got to share a testimony whenever the circumstances permitted. We focused our tracting efforts in this one little nehiborhood that we have in our area and we found a lot of good people to start teaching!

One thing that I learned from our finding efforts this week was the importance of diligence. Every morning that we went out to street contact and knock doors it seemed like we wouldnt find anything for the first 15-20 minutes. But as we continued to do what we knew we had to do we found someone who was willing to listen to us! But the tricky part was sticking with it until we eventually found someone. This goes for anything and almost anything in life. If we keep doing something, eventually we will see the results. The key is not giving up. If we had given up knocking doors or street contacting who knows, the next house or the next person could have listened to what we had to share!

Transfers come in tonight at like 2030 so we will see what happens with that. I think that my time in Savio is coming to an end. I would be way excitied though if I could stay though. I love the area and the ward is full of a lot of good people. Well we will see what happens next week I guys, I hope you all have a good week!


Elder Justice

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savio-rains have come

Hello everyone!!!

This week went well! Filled with rain and a lot of mud here in Savio. Due to the awesome rain we got we had to work extra hard to contact in the streets. But after days and days of doing it we had gathered a good number of people to go and visit this coming week… that is always exciting.

We had our zone conference this week so that was pretty fun. President Smith is starting to invite the members of the wards to attend the conferences which is turning out to be a big success! Here in Savio alone, the members seem to feel more involved in missionary work and seem to be more excited about it as well which is always a big help to us!

This week was really tranquilo due to all bad weather. This past Sunday I drank some expired milk and really paid the price for that one. Not fun at all.

Oh! One of my old companions is now a zone leader here in Escobar so its been pretty fun to catch up with him! Elder Ortiz just has a couple of months more then I do in the mission and he actually started his mission here in Savio. He tells me that we are going to do divisions some time this week which would be way fun but we will see what happenes.

Well other then that the week went pretty by the book. We have transfers coming up in the next week so we will see what happens there. I think this could be my last week here in Savio but I guess we will just have to see what happens. I hope everyone back home has a good week!!!

Elder Justice

savio-families and temples

Well, I am writing a day late, but don’t worry, I am not a trucho missionary. Yesterday was national kid day so nobody was doing anything, there were barely buses that were running.

This week went well. It was the last week for a couple Elders in the zone so it was cool to learn all that I have in the time that I have known them.

Elder Cantos and I have been teaching the Maidana family about the temple and the family history work that we care so much about in the church. Its been cool to answer a couple of their questions and to help them along the way. Now they have a couple of relatives that hopefully they can get all of the information they need to be able to take their names to the temple.

I think this week Elder Cantos and I are going to pick up the work in a couple of the parts of our area that we have left a little abandoned. The area is just so big that its literally impossible to work in every part during the week. Well I hope everyone has a good week!

Elder Justice

savio-so you’re saying there’s a chance

Well we had a good week… there were baptisms!!!!!!!! Familia Maidana was baptized and it went great! There was a ton of support from the ward so that made everything like 100x´s better. Afterwards we were talking to the Mom (Hma Nancy) and wondering what her feelings were towards her baptism now that her family had done it. She told us that it was something that she wanted to be sure about and really feel it in her heart that it was the right thing to do. I don’t know about you guys but to us that definitely did not sound like a “no”. Now we just have to help her find her answer and we are set!!!

This week for us was a little slow because I might have messed up my knee a little bit. So we spent a lot of time in the apartment just taking it easy waiting for my knee to get a little better so I can hit the pavement again and start working. So, since nothing besides the baptism happened this week, I will tell you what we did for Pday last week because it was wayyyyy fun!

So, last week for Pday we went to a place in the Capital called Puerto Madero. It’s a really cool place!! There is a street called “Florida” that is just filled with a bunch of cool shops and stuff. So after checking that out for a bit we went and ate at an all-you-can-eat asado and sushi buffet and then went to go walk around so see the sights. It was so fun!!!!!!!!

Well I hope everyone has a good week!

Elder Justice

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