March 29, 2010

Another Week

Well, another week has gone by. Not much new. We're pretty burned out from the last few weeks. Still enjoying our time here in Maipú, though.

Transfers are up this week. No word yet as to what's happening. We'll find out tonight. I'll probably stay here.

Yes, you saw right. I have decided that I want to major in Information Technology, which means taking a calculus class. Physics I would have to take anyway, but this particular class (I believe. This computer won't let me open the PDF to see what the exact requirements are for the IT major) counts for the IT major. This isn't perfect how I'd like it, but it's the best I can get.

[I extracted his class list - editor]

Thanks for helping with this. I'll do the fine-tweaking next week during my internet time.



March 22, 2010

More Baptisms!

So, another week, another baptism. That's how things seem to be here in Maipú. Crazy. Still working hard, though. Very tired. We are both almost fed up with baptizing here because the members don't hardly do anything for the baptisms. For example, on Sunday there was the baptism of a girl who just turned 8. A baptism that does not count for us but for the ward. (See picture of little girl baptism) The bishopric kept trying to get us to plan it. But it all came off alright in the end. The other baptism was of Franco. He would've been baptized a year ago, but his father would not allow it. His father has since died (I was given his pants) and Franco got baptized.
In other news, you can see by the picture that Estefania (the girl who ran away) came back. We will be working more with her and have given her a later baptismal date to make sure she is ready.
Other than that, not much going on. My BYU class registration date is April 5 at 12 am MT. I am getting the class selecting stuff ready, so that you, Dad, can simply get on at 2 in the morning and click "add". Thanks.

March 15, 2010

Another Baptism

This week was crazy. The other two missionaries left Maipú, so we were all by ourselves. It was a lot of work, and we were both dead by Wednesday night. We then decided to take it easy. We still finished the week with nine new investigators. The baptism went well (see attached picture). Sadly we lost an investigator. The older sister of the kid who got baptized last week. She had run away from home before, but we noticed a change from our first meeting with her. I guess it wasn't really that much of a change, though. She went to a seminary meeting on Saturday and was telling everyone how excited she was for her baptism on the 20th. Then she didn't go home. On Sunday her mother found her and took her home. She then left again with a backpack. I guess she didn't really change that much.

Today we went to a museum. The mansions of Giol and Gargantini. The picture is of the Gargantini mansion. These two men were the biggest wine tycoons of Argentina. In one year they produced half of all the wine in Argentina. The mansion was pretty cool. It made me very sad to see the state of disrepair and only half-restoration of the mansion. But, all in all, it was a worthwhile activity.

Next week's going to be another big one.


March 10, 2010



These have been an interesting two weeks. First we went to the dentist so that Elder Linares could have his teeth looked at. When we got home I had a massive fever. I stayed home that next day. Then I had a sore throat for about the next week. Finally I started on some antibiotics and am now feeling back to normal.

We had a baptism yesterday. It was really good. It was a kid named Juan Pablo. He is very excited. But the best part of the story is what happened later that night. We went over to their house, planning to put a baptismal date with his older sister. We were going to go about it tactfully, but before we even got a chance to mention it she said "I loved the baptism. I want to be baptized!" The mom then told us that the younger sister turns 8 on the 20th, so we put the date for then. It will be a great day with two sisters getting baptized at once. The family is very excited.

We also have a kid named Franco getting ready for his baptism this week.

The other elders here in Maipú are leaving tomorrow, and it seems like it will just be the two of us for three weeks. That means we get the baptisms they are leaving behind. In short, this will be a transfer full of baptisms.

Hope all is well with you.


P.S. Mosiah 2:41 is a very good scripture.

March 1, 2010

School's Started

Well, today is the first day of school down here. What fun for all the kiddies.

In regards to the earthquake, we were all surprised when we went out on Friday and everyone started talking about "that earthquake last night! What? You didn't feel it?" Nope. We didn't feel a thing. We were all very asleep. But, many other people wobbled about quite a bit. Nothing fell over.

We are very excited. We have a baptism coming up this Sunday. And then another next Saturday. And quite possibly one after that. Zone conference is this week. It should be fun. The Elders in our pench are here only for another week. It will be much quieter after that.

As for birthday things, I'm sorry I keep forgetting. Double-stuff oreos and resees and such things are good. Fun eaty things.

Hope all is great with you.