Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hola mi familia y mis amigos!
I got to capture an eagle thanks to my ealge scout and half mexican powers.

hows it going? we have had a solid week out here in romero. its been super productive. We have a lot of perople progressing towards baptism. we have two investigators, Norma and Ian that will be getting their baptisimal interviews this week! hey are awesome. In our class on sunday we were talking about prophets and she bore her testimony about how she knew that God had sent us because when we found her she was in a depression and since she met us her life has changed. It was touching to hear her testimony. She and her son should be getting baptized the 29th.

We were going downtown to get a training about doing an open house for a church down here and we got there early. We found some guys that werent members of the church behind the church playing on the churches basketball court. my comp is from chile but he knows how to play so we went and played with them for like 15 min before the training and it was super fun and we got 4 new people to teach out of it. Its for another area but hey you got to play basketball for a good cause. It was also way fun because i havent played basketball in a ton!

Well a lot of people in our ward down here are passing through some tough times and I was thinking the other day about how I can help them. A scripture came to my mind that i was able to see in a different way.
 its in 2 nephi 25 verse 26

 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for remission of their sins.

as i was thinking i relaized that christ is the source to which we may look in everything, not only for remision from our sins. I know that it is true. through christ we can really solve any problem we have and recieve the consolation and comfort that we need. If we can take time to pause, look at or situation and look for the way we can move closer to chirst i know that we will have the strength we need to overcome our trials.

well i hope you all have a good week!

Elder Whitaker 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My boy!!!
Hola mi familia y mis amigos!

Como andan? I hope all is well up there. Everything is awesome down here in romero! We had a really solid week! 

Well a new transfer just started so a bunch of friends left my zone but some friends came as well. Now my district is basically all sister missionaries except for the zone leaders. Its a different dynamic now but they are all great missionaries. 

This last week we finally started connecting. We found 10 new people to teach this week and 6 of them are preparing to get baptized in addition to the couple that wants to get married and baptized. It is awesome to see the people get excited about this message. A lot of times we just work and work and sometimes it doesnt go any where. I enjoy the work and i see the change that happens in me but sometimes its sad to see that all your work falls on people that dont want to open their hearts. There is an even greater joy when you see other people recieving the blessings!

Of the people we are teaching that are progressing a lot we have the family Kallus. They are from paraguay and are basically already members. The husband is a member that was inactive and his wife isnt a member. Recently they have basically come to church every sunday since we started working with them and they are working on their papers so that they can get married soon so that sister kallus can get baptized. ITs awesome beause every time we go to thier house we see how excited they are and they always tell us about their expiriences they had during the week sharing the gosple.

We also found invited to be baptized that family that we invited to the family sports activity that we have every friday. the Mom´s name is Norma. she showed up with her son and her nieces and they loved it. At first they wern´t interested because they are catholic and didnt want to hear about our beliefs but seeing all the famalies at the activity they really liked it and when we showed up at their house they had a bunch of questions about being baptized so now they are preparing to follow the savior as well.

The last family we have been working with was a reference from a less active sister, los Perunetti. The mom is a little closed for hard things she has had to experience in the past but she let us in and we taught her and her kids. she has a daughter thats 16 and sons that are 14 and 11. The kids want to be baptized as well but the mom is still a little skeptical. but the kids are excited.

Well i dont write a ton about the people i teach sometimes because some stuff is more personal but I wanted you guys to know about these awesome 3 families and have you guys keep them in your prayers so that they can keep on going in their path. I know i write a lot about stories and interesting stuff that happens but if you were to ask me what is the best part of being here in argentina i wouldn´t tell you about my adventure (although i have some pretty legit adventures) I would tell you about all the amazing people i have met. More than sight seeing I was sent down here to help people i knew before coming down to live on earth. There is a special joy that comes from fufilling my promise to help the people i promised to help find the gosple. I love it.

Have a good week.

Elder Whitaker

A little time off-
(p.s i also helped capture a wounded eagle this week. pictures to come)
He finally found his favorite thing:  PB&J
Ty with his district.  He is a District Leader