Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 3 Concordia Nebel B

Saludos familia y amigos!

Another week in Concordia! We're finally starting to get settled in, but the pace still hasn't slowed down one bit. This last week, the assistants, Elder Gomez and Elder Oldham, came and did divisions with us. They got here Wednesday night (and we celebrated my birthday together), Thursday we worked together in our area, and then Friday I went with Elder Gomez and Elder Oldham went with Elder Frey, and we did divisions with other missionaries in Concordia. Me and Elder Gomez went to Universidad where we were with Elder Fajardo and Elder Garibay. It was an MTC district reunion!! We were just missing Elder Jaramillo and we would have all been there. Elder Gomez and Elder Oldham headed home Saturday morning, so they were with us for a good part of the week. We got a lot done, and made some great plans to be better missionaries.

We are still playing the finding game. Our one solid investigator decided to drop us this week. :( She was progressing really well, but her uncle, who is an evangelical pastor, found out she was talking with Mormon missionaries and started filling her head with a bunch of things about Mormons, and she decided she didn't want to talk anymore. We were sad, but hopefully she can accept the gospel further along. We found some great new investigators this last week, and as we slowly build our investigator pool, we have lots of faith that there can be lots of baptisms in Nebel in the coming months. The members are getting involved, and it is just exciting to be a part of everything, of this great work the Lord has called us to.

As I was studying this week, I was reading in Alma 28 and 29. As I put two verses together, I was able to reflect and learn a lot more about the importance of consecration in the work of the Lord. In 28:14, and then 29:6, it says:

And thus we see the great call of diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord; and thus we see the great reason of sorrow, and also of rejoicing—sorrow because of death and destruction among men, and joy because of the light of Christ unto life.

Now, seeing that I know these things, why should I desire more than to perform the work to which I have been called?

The great question is that: if we have a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, why should we desire to do anything more or less than to perform the work to which we have been called, the work of salvation of the souls of men? We came to the earth for one purpose, and one purpose only: to gain salvation and exaltation by living the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to help our brothers and sisters to gain that very same privilege. In that light, any other "purpose" in life is empty and void of real reward. May we all reflect on this question and think about what we can do this coming week and month to more greatly consecrate ourselves to the work of the Lord.

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Meyers

Me and Elder Frey fixing a bed the night we got here in Concordia

Presidente y Hna Perez gave me a box of chocolates as a thank you for my time in the office.  It was so nice of them. :)

Me and Elder Frey with the chocolates

The box of chocolates

Me and one of the chocolates (they were SO GOOD)

Elder Frey and I did a service for a member our first full day in Concordia, we painted her gate and her dog house

Me, Hna Pena and Elder Frey with the gate

Me, Hna Pena and Elder Frey with the doghouse

Flooding in Concordia

Flooding in Concordia

Breakfast selfie

More flooding

Divisions with the elders in Federal, Elder Romo and Elder De la Rosa

Me new desk (not quite as big as my last desk but sill nice jaja)

Divisions with asistentes:  Me, Elder Gomez, Elder Oldham, Elder Frey

Feliz cumple to me and Elder Gomez (his birthday was Saturday)

Ice cream cake to celebrate

Divisions day 1 with Elder Oldham

Divisions day 2 with Elder Gomez

There was a ton of fog the day that we went out with Elder Gomez, it was already starting to lift, but when we first got up, you could barely see the other side of the street.

On the colectivo in divisions with Elder Garibay

Divisions with the elders in Universidad.  Me, Elder Fajardo, Elder Garibay, and Elder Gomez!  We were only missing Elder Jaramillo to make our MTC district complete. :)

Selfie with Elder Gomez after a long day

Me, Elder Frey and Elder Oldham with burritos!  We ordered them from our branch mission leader who has a Mexican restaurant (He is from Mexico City)

The burrito

Me so happy with a real Mexican burrito

The classic Argentina missionary lunch:  fideos con salsa y queso rallado, pan, y tang de naranja (noodles with red sauce and parmesan cheese, bread, and Tang juice orange flavor)

Fast Sunday purple tie!

Our district (missing the two elders from Concordia B)

Elders and Tomas Arriola, the little brother of Diego Arriola from Rural (his family is from Concordia), Tomas left on his mission today to Piura Peru

More pictures from when I was in Santa Fe:

Me and Juan Levrino

Me and Juan and Hna Levrino

Me and Bishop Baigorria (an amazing bishop)

Me and Elder Levrino

Presidente and his new granddaughter that was visiting!

Last week of office pictures:  Me and Hno Gonzalo Paz, the South America South Area mission accountant.

Funny faces :)

Me, Hno Gonzalo, and Elder Morrill

Me and Juan

Last check cashed as financial secretary

Heading to the bank

Last time driving the truck

In our mission leadership conference, we took a picture with all the elders who were there who were in my group (there's alot).  Hna White was also in our group (and conveniently was wearing white that day), so they put her in a chair, and then Hna Perez gave her a bouquet of flowers to hold jaja not sure why, but it was a fun picture.  We all looked at it afterwards and started laughing because it looked like some kind of bridal picture jaja oh well.

Me and Elder Guevara! (he finished his mission this last week)  I'm wearing his Pokemon hat, because he would go around and "capture" missionaries with his Pokeball hat and then take pictures with them.  He was an awesome missionary.  

Me and the Hermanas from our district

Last picture with the office elders

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