Monday, January 11, 2016

The selfie stick

Dear people who read these letters: 

Well hi! How is everyone? I feel like I haven't gotten to write anyone in forever. I think it's cause I got deprived of writing people during the holidays. I'm still recovering apparently. 

It seems that I wasn't the only one who had a long week! Also not a lot happened this week. It was just slightly slow for some reason. So... Where to start? Well, I don't know. Really NOTHING happened this week. We went around our entire area to every house we knew of and tried to teach all of our investigators and less actives, but they could never attend us. So, we basically just made appointments with every person we're teaching in our area for this next week. Hopefully we see some results. But, that really was about all of our week. So I'll just write about our investigators instead. 

So we're teaching this 15 year old kid named Axel. And we finally met him this week! These last few weeks when we've tried he's been gone and only his sisters have been there. We're also teaching them, but Axel is progressing the most by far. He's a way cool kid! Also he's a great investigator! Apparently when Elder Gray and his comp were here they left him with the Book of Mormon, and Axel went and read it in 3 days! BAH! I've never heard of such a thing from an investigator! Also whenever we go he asks us for a new pamphlet to read, cause that's what Elder Gray always did before. And he'll go and read the pamphlet and explain it back to the missionaries on the next visit. It's kind of really strange for a 15 year old kid to read so much, because Axel especially doesn't look the type to read so much. But, he does! And I've never had an investigator like this before. He also has mentioned that he wants to get baptized, but his only problem is that it's hard for him to get to church. He lives really far away. There's a bus that goes by, but he's got to wake up realy early to catch it. So we're working with him. He's a good kid. And this last week we took the young men's president with us to teach him, and our young men's president here is AWESOME! He basically became friends with Axel right away, and invited him to all the upcoming activities and stuff. So WAHOO! 

We also have this family named Albornoz. They were really close to getting baptized awhile back! But then the previous elders left and due to the next elders constantly being gone at the doctor's and stuff like that they didn't get taught very much. They actually only need like 1 more lesson and to come to church a couple more times each and they'll be ready! They're just a family of dry members... Waiting to get dunked in a baptismal font! The problem is we haven't ever been able to find them in their house recently. So... We're working there as well. 

And then we've got this other guy named Hugo that's living with a less-active named Rosario but they aren't married. They're working on divorcing their ex-spouses so they can get married, cause once upon a time Hugo was investigating the church and wanted to get baptized! He just had to get divorced and married first because he was living with another woman. Something very common in Argentina. And it's also very difficult for people to get divorced. There's just a bunch of things they have to do. Rosario is basically done with her papers and stuff. The problem with Hugo is that he's scared that if he does get divorced and married to Rosario that his kids are going to reject him. So he's a little scared. And they haven't been coming to church recently. So we've got a little work to do with them as well. 

So all in all, we've got a lot of potential in this area! We just need to get into their houses this week. Pray for them and pray for us! Love you guys! :D

Elder Bingham

So upon thinking of what I wanted for my Christmas present this year, I decided today! Elder Castillo and I went and bought selfie sticks! :D I guess Amaya convinced me of the coolness and the usefulness therof. 

I had no other photos this week, so I just barely took these. This thing has got some pretty long reach. I was able to get a pretty good photo of Elder Johnson who's like 10 feet behind me. 

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